You might have consulted a YouTube video to fix a toilet, check a recipe or tune a banjo. What looks like fun is part of a larger trend in education and business training. From a TED talk, you learn how a brain researcher describes her own stroke. A Khan Academy course will teach you the basics of statistics. Skype screen-sharing lets your tech-savvy niece help you add photos to the family history you’re writing. No longer do we study for 16 or 20 years, expecting to master a field. We learn what we need to know when we need to apply it. This course will show you how that’s working in schools, in business, and in your own lives.
GROUP LEADER: Karl Hakkarainen has taught numerous WISE courses on music, technology, history, law, and journalism. Karl also serves as Technology Adviser to WISE.
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