Stephen Carson

Associate Director and Head of Operations, Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab, MIT

The return of le Mooc Mécanique

Before I came over to OPENPediatrics, I was involved in a project with good friends in the open education space called The Mechanical MOOC.  It was an approach to offering … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

How exactly have I missed #FOAMed?

As we rolled out our new multimedia library, we were looking for hashtags that might be useful in spreading the word, and we came across #FOAMed and #FOAMped. A little … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The future of medical education

One of the other very enjoyable and provocative presentations at the Pediatric Innovation Summit in October was the one by Zeke Emanuel on the future of medicine in the era … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Less how, more what

I’ve been really fortunate in my new position to have an inside look at some of the artificial intelligence technologies currently emerging, and they are impressive. It has me thinking … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

MOOCs are not a strategy

In June 2012, the president of the University of Virginia was ousted by the school’s board, and then reinstated, in part—if you believe the news reports—because she was not moving … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The adoption of electric engines in manufacturing as a metaphor for educational technology

A metaphor I have now heard several times for the state of educational technology today likens our use of digital learning tools to the early adoption of electric engines in … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment