Online Learning: Around the Country and Around the World Susan D. Patrick President and CEO North American Council for Online Learning North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) NACOL is the leading, international, non-profit association in K-12 online learning.
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Susan D. Patrick
President and CEO
North American Council for Online Learning
Desalination of water
Entertainment on demand
Virtual education or distance learning
Smart RobotsWorld Future SocietyTop 10 Breakthroughs Transforming Life over the next 20-30 yearsBest forecast data ever assembled
K-12 Education Online Learning Deal
BBC: Announced October 2007
Education as “export”
The future will demand people who can express themselves effectively with images, animation, sound, and video, solve real world problems that require processing and analysis of thousands of numbers, evaluate information for accuracy, reliability, and validity; and organize information into valuable knowledge, yet students are not learning these skills in school.
Self-direction, high engagement,
(Less direct student support needed)
Struggling student, low-engagement,
(More direct student support needed)
In 1502, Leonardo da Vinci painted the concept of a “pressed bow” bridge, stretching the keystone arch concept with a pier. The bridge was designed for Sulta Bajazet II of Istanbul, but never built.
In 1996, Norweigan Vebjorn Sand discovered the bridge and developed the “Golden Horn Bridge” project. The bridge unites past with present, expressing the best aspects of Renaissance art and science in a modern age, without losing the integrity.
Thank you! “pressed bow” bridge, stretching the keystone arch concept with a pier. The bridge was designed for Sulta Bajazet II of Istanbul, but never built.