It can be easy to forget that there is something big going on in higher education. By now, many of us have become used to the fact that for nearly any subject, there are high-quality, free or nearly free materials available for anyone interested in learning. Because so much of formal education remains unchanged, we forget (or ignore) the fact that that the higher education sector may be on the precipice of a transformation in how its core offerings are delivered and consumed.
One of the most exciting conferences in the online learning space, the Future of Learning Conference at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), focuses on this potential for transformation. The conference brings together academics, industry professionals, and policy makers to discuss the impact of digitalization on higher education. Speakers at 2018’s Future of Learning Conference included edX CEO Anant Agarwal, Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng, and the CEOs of MOOC platforms Coursera and FutureLearn, as well as many education innovators from across India and beyond.
Next year’s Future of Learning conference is just around the corner. FOL2019 will take place January 4-5, 2019 on IIMB’s campus in Bangalore. The theme of the 2019 conference is Learning 4.0: Connecting the Dots and Reaching the Unreached.
Stay tuned for Class Central’s reporting on FOL2019, as we continue to keep tabs on all that’s new in MOOC-ville.
Class Central is a media partner of the 2019 Future of Learning Conference.
I got into MOOCs when I started a project to replicate a traditional MBA using free online courses. My blog at NoPayMBA.com resulted in a book called Don't Pay For Your MBA. I joined the team at Class Central in 2017.