Fantastic article on GOOD, as I think daily on the fact that my eleven years of on-the-job experience don’t quite measure up to a blind HR requirement of a masters degree.
“People are finding more and more that students are gaining a wealth of information from their daily lives, from their experiences, from jobs,” says Smith. “There’s tremendous coursework that doesn’t happen in traditional classrooms anymore.”
Will Richardson gave a fantastic talk at TEDxNYED this past March and a longer version on the same themes at ISTE this past June on the reality that education does not — should not — be confined to schools in this day and age. As he said at ISTE, “It turns out that strangers have a lot go give us that’s worthwhile, and we to them,” and “Public is the new default.”