Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Power of Choice

Being able to remix off-the-shelf materials in order to create a unique product, is looking more and more like the future of retail. Is this also the future of education?

In the marketplace, Nike had a head start with an online tool that allows customers to create individualized footwear. Now new players, like Flip Video Designs, are joining the fray.

Does this model of allowing the consumer to select and create custom designs, fit with approaches that could be harnessed for student and teacher education? That's the topic for today's podcast.

Related Link:
Richard Baraniuk: Goodbye, textbooks; hello, open-source learning


Sarah Stewart said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'd love to have a chat at some stage to find out how you're organizing your e-mentoring project. thank, Sarah