What does quality online education look like?
Online education has been stuck in the “eLearning” paradigm since it came about in the late 80’s.
Now 30 years on, we’ve seen online technologies grow from websites and message boards, to wikis and blogs, and then evolve into AI-driven social media.
However, the big game changer over the last 30 years has been technologies which have changed the way we interact socially and form communities – connecting people locally, or globally with the same ease.
While social media platforms now govern our everyday interactions in all social spheres (i.e. organising get-togethers on Facebook, participating in global conversations on Twitter, or using LinkedIn for everyday business networking), online education seems to have fallen behind.