6. Global Collaboration
We are all part of an active global collaborative community that creates conditions where everyone can flourish and there is a balanced view of the purpose of lifelong learning. In The Global Educator, Julie Lindsay (@julielindsay) illustrates the need for intercultural understanding and collaboration to personalize learning and to bring the world to our learners. If we can prepare our kids to be productive and compassionate citizens in an increasingly global economy, they will then improve their communication skills, collaborate effectively and be ready to participate in an increasingly multicultural world. Our ever changing workforce creates a critical need for innovation. Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, remarked, “Today’s students need critical thinking and problem-solving skills not just to solve the problems of their current jobs, but to meet the challenges of adapting to our constantly changing workforce.” (Preparing 21st Century Students for a Global Society)
Interactivity is the lifeblood of live streaming. That’s what powers its monetization model in China, where audience members shower live streaming hosts with virtual gifts in exchange for attention and entertainment. Live streaming in the classroom, however, is a slightly different story.
The SPOC trend is on a rise. SPOCs deliver faculty lectures on video, leverage technology for their learning platforms and provide insights from the world’s best faculty and Ivy League schools. However, in addition, they also offer many aspects that make up a holistic learning that the MOOCs don’t.