Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0

More than one-third of the world’s population is under 20. There are over 30 million people today qualified to enter a university who have no place to go. During the next decade, this 30 million will grow to 100 million. To meet this staggering demand, a major university needs to be created each week.        —Sir John Daniel, 1996

On Educational Engineering

The creative application of scientific principles to design or develop educational structures, machines, apparatus, or learning processes, or works utilizing them singly or in combination; or to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design; or to forecast their behavior under specific operating conditions; all as respects an intended function, economics of operation and safety to life and property

Adapted from American Engineers‘ Council for Professional Development

MassCustomization for Individualized Life-long Learning: Needs, Design and Implementation

We have reached Globalization 3.0; according to Tom Friedman’s book “The World is Flat” globalization has become reality not only for countries and international corporations but  also for individuals. How can one single individual compete with millions of other people worldwide? How can one person cope with the exponentially growing resources of knowledge? Definitively the key is learning and education; individualized, life-long, efficient and effective however.
Hermann Klinger, Alexander Benz in

Handbook of Research in Mass Customization and Personalization
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