Sunday, September 28, 2014

College Unbound

Finishing a book that Sathya lended me on the future of higher ed.  Most of the chapters discussed the three subject, higher cost, lack of accountabilty, and innovation.   There are some very informative reportings in the book.  The problem, challenge and value of higher-ed is well documented, including this book.  But what a university should about it?

Solutions I propose are simple:  Connected Learning - the learner should be connected to learning material, big data, learning plan, classmates, mentors and professors in a comprehensive yet efficient way to enhance their learning..  Assessment and exercise should be just in time, low risk and plenty. 

The most valuable part of higher-ed might be hardest to enhance with technology: inspiration and serendipity.  That might still have to done in a class-room based experince.  



Saturday, September 27, 2014

Novel, script and movie

I always lamented that so many great stories happened during the 20th century China yet few great literature was written, let alone the level of Le Miserable.

Maybe that is one of the task is for me to write the novels and scripts that tell all the worthy stories.

Living the dreams

I used to just nod politely saying "just fine", when people ask me "how are you doing?".  I decided to change that. ...