Where is the “learn” key? Asks Maria Anderson. Socratic questioning has been a fundamental way of stimulating thinking in teaching and learning.
In this the world is my school, Maria explains:
“Any content that exists on the Internet (or is connected to the Internet) would be tagged with Socratic learning questions and metadata for subjects. Learners would have their own bank of questions, personalized to their own learning interests. As a result, instead of learning that is designed around a physical place (e.g., schools), an educational space (e.g., learning management systems), or a person of authority (e.g., instructor), this system is designed around the learner.
It goes without saying that the implications for education are huge. In the space of a few years, we could develop a completely separate content learning system that’s incredibly flexible and personalized to the interests of the learner.”
Maria’s ideas are resonating for me. I think creating a system that is designed around the learner could put education back into the “hands” of each individual learner.
Here I have consolidated some tools:
3. Wolfram – Computational knowledge engine
Only some of the semantic web tools are open to public, as there are lots of tools owned by the institutions.
I wonder if a MOOC on Semantic tools with learning keys would be of interests to MOOCers!
Postscript: Part 2 System of Systems
Another useful Google tool .
Interesting tool Mentormob.