Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Emerging Landscape of Educational Delivery Models

Posted on by Phil Hill

Traditional education or online education. In the past decade it seems that the dominant conversation has been around the potential for online learning, both from for-profit and non-profit options, to disrupt education as an industry.

[snip]. What does this emerging landscape of educational delivery models look like?

While I do not claim to be able to solve this problem, I would like to offer a more descriptive view than the dichotomy of traditional and online education describes.

There is a growing number of models on how to deliver education effectively, which is natural given the investment and interest in fixing or disrupting education ... . [snip].

... [H]ere’s one list of models, followed by a view of how they differ in terms of course design and the channel by which information is created and transmitted:

  • Traditional Non-Profit Face-to-Face Programs
  • Non-Profit Online Programs
  • For-Profit, Both Face-to-Face and Online Programs
  • Competency-Based
  • Open Education Practices
  • Massively Open Online Courses, or MOOCs
  • Flipped Classroom


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