A Lecture Heard ‘Round The World

BU Today published an article summarizing the work of the newly established Council on Educational Technology and Learning Innovation. The article by Rich Barlow, entitled “A Lecture Heard ‘Round The World“, examines a number of ways that BU might leverage and contribute to emerging on-line educational technologies and services, and to the increased connectedness. Quoting Azer Bestavros, Director of the Hariri Institute and the Council’s co-chair: “educational technology can open up opportunities to those for whom education was not readily available before, and it can expand the options for lifelong learning. Creative thinking begets creative thinking: new educational technologies enable new pedagogical innovations in the residential classroom as well as in the blended and the online environment.”