Posts by Mike Sharples

Why I want to bring social learning to a live arena at SXSWedu 2015

Professor Mike Sharples, Academic Lead at FutureLearn, outlines his proposed session for SXSWedu 2015 and asks for your vote in the Panel Picker. I, along with over 1,000 others, have pitched a session for next year’s SXSWedu conference to be held in Austin, Texas, in March. As part of the conference’s Panel Picker process, I need…

Social Learning and large scale online learning

Professor Mike Sharples, FutureLearn Academic Lead, commenting on some of FutureLearn’s features around Social Learning and addressing the challenges of large scale online learning  How do you offer compelling learning experiences to millions of people worldwide? That’s the question I have been tackling as Academic Lead for FutureLearn.  Nine months ago, we took a decision…