Update: One of the comments on Wesley Fryer’s post points to video of Sir Ken giving a similar talk in another venue.
Common sense and innovation
Common sense (the things we take for granted) is the big obstacle for innovation
Resonates for me because on the main aims of my research in e-learning is that the “common sense” that surrounds current practice in e-learning is a big obstacle for innovation (and adoption, acceptance…). A perspective expanded in this post.
Excellence comes through customizing
The enemy of raising standards is conformity
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Metaphors for higher education
a better metaphor for education is not manufacturing, but is agriculture
When you consider much of higher education is importing practices from manufacturing…