Sunday, February 22, 2015

Disrupting Education

Andrea Doane "Ondi" Timoner is an American film director, producer, editor and entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Interloper Films, a full-service production company in Pasadena. Besides releasing films in a conventional manner, Timoner continually releases content through her online video portal, A Total Disruption. This is a network for innovators, artists and entrepreneurs, that document about leaders and doers who are driving the greatest revolution in the history with technology and share their insights in order to empower and educate everyone so we can make our visions real with the democratizing power of the Internet.
"One of the most exciting areas of disruption is occurring in the field of education. If you're a parent or a teacher, you're certainly painfully aware that the agrarian education system of cannot compete with the Ipad, mainly because of the ability that games have to track the progress of the user and present them with new challenges and rewards, sustaining the user's attention and interest. This isn't just a problem in K-12, community colleges, with their limited funding and lack of motivated teachers, can't provide the attention to detail and personalization that an online course can, for a myriad of reasons. First, they aren't tailored to the student. Secondly, they dictate to the student when and where to learn - and often there aren't even enough seats for the demand. MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) NEEDS STAT. Once MOOCs achieve the ability to give accreditation for completed courses, the disruption of education through technology will transform our entire economy" (from youtube)
-- Read about her on IDA
-- Watch her TED Talk "When genius and insanity hold hands"

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