A friend sent me a link to this inforgraphic about Internet education. I have mixed feelings about all this. I am ok with distance learning – where the lecture is live and interactive just remote. I’ve done some of that and it seems to work fine. I’m not sure about just posting a bunch of videos on the Internet (the Khan Academy model) It seems that learning that way, just like sitting someone in a library with a bunch of books, takes some self motivation and a real desire to take advantage of the lessons. And a good lecture is still just a good lecture. I ran into this post last week (Multiplication smackdown: Sal Khan vs Vi Hart—who’s got the ‘insight’?) that really suggests that technology permits some “lectures” that are a lot more than just a recorded lecture. Recording a white board talk is not in and of itself innovative or great use of technology in education. Short opinion, Internet education can be a great step forward but I am unconvinced we are using the tools to their fullest yet. Still the infographic makes interesting reading. What do you think?