In the following TED video Shimon Schocken describes how he and one of his peers developed one of the first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in 1995. The MOOC developed a large contingent of self directed learners around the world that built computers, associated software and compiler from the ground up. He also talked about the self-exploration math curriculum tools that they have built for K-12 students and their teachers/parents.
In the next video John Seely Brown discusses how to cultivate entrepreneurial learners.
I agree with most of what both of these speakers have to say, I just wonder if higher education as it is currently structured can meet the learning needs of this new type of learner.
What are your thoughts?