I just spent the last two days at a great conference convened by M.I.T. and Harvard on “Online Learning and the Future of Residential Education” — a k a “How can colleges charge $50,000 a year if my kid can learn it all free from massive open online courses?” Read the rest of this entry
Category Archives: Global Learn Day
More description about Global Learn Day, a 24 hour/24 time zone event featuring the best and brightest in education and technology — worldwide.
How many “Ah-ha’ moments came to Ben Franklin? Thomas Edison? Alexander Bell? Henry Ford? Steve Jobs? Obviously, more than anyone can ever count.
My ‘Ah-ha’ moment on how to resurrect Global Learn Day was greatly helped by the March 31, 2013 New York Times Cover Story Giving is the Secret to Getting. It’s an amazing story about Professor Adam Grant who makes his daily wage at the Wharton School of Business.
Like most ‘Ah-ha’ Moments, the most startling aspect was “Why on earth didn’t I think of this before?” More later.
What is Global Learn Day about? Why do we claim that Ben Franklin is the “Patron Saint of Education”? These two videos say it all
Video # 2 Ben Franklin
NOTE: The first 70 seconds of this video perfectly reflects why we love Ben Franklin. The last 30 seconds is a paid ad about health care. If we knew how to edit, we would delete.
The chief worry about any educational conference, especially those held on-line, is there is way too much yada, yada, yada. In the belief that adding the topic of cities and sites that “belong” on your traveling Bucket List, and with the help of someone who has traveled VERY widely (Jimmy Peterson), you will find our (starting point) Bucket List here. Enjoy!
Words Count. Global Learn Day is a Voyage.
Global Learn Day is not a “cruise” – like those utterly common on the Med and on the Caribbean. Cruises are wonderful for fun, love and relaxation. Also perfect for improving your tan.
Nor is Global Learn Day a “Crossing”. That’s a term reserved for those who make their way on and across an Ocean. To or from Europe, Africa and the Americas; to or from the Pacific and the Atlantic. Ocean Crossings are worthy of putting on your Bucket List. Even if you have made them several times.
Voyages are an animal of a very different stripe. Voyages are what got Columbus to the New World and Armstrong to the moon. Read the rest of this entry
A 24 hour, 24 time zone “Voyage” for a safer, saner planet
Event Begins – In the Americas, Saturday, October 12, 2013
Elsewhere – Sunday, October 13, 2013
Event Snapshot: Since our beginning in 1995, Global Learn Day opens in New Zealand “where the planet begins the New Day”. Crew, passengers and audience “board” a wildly imaginative “ship” – the Franklin Clipper. In the following 24 hours the Clipper “sails” west to Hawaii with “stops” in all 24 time zones. At each “stop” tremendously engaging speakers focus their remarks on these issues: Increasing access to education. Climate change. Gender equality. Read the rest of this entry
Re Hibbs/Vance Stevens Presentation at the Global Education Conference, MOOC’s – The New Frontier of OnLine Learning
Hibbs Prepared Remarks, 15 November 2012
Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you may be.
I’m John Hibbs, speaking to you from Eugene, Oregon, the home of the University of Oregon – and, I might add. a plug for our Ducks who are now the Number One collegiate football team in the country. Read the rest of this entry