Great to travel back through this year’s MOOC to SCUP 47 and Sandy Shugart’s wonderful talk then, connecting university history and culture to the future, and…
Couper's insights from our fall 2012 MOOC continue in 2013:
"Then today tuning in to this week’s video conversation, hearing Joan ask about personal contact and quality in the age of MOOCs gets back to these disciple-master roots of learning-teaching. Today as an architect, I wonder how colleges and universities continue to find personal value for students and faculty, avoiding the institutional ways that medieval faith and empire co-opted prior more direct knowledge transfer?
This week’s panel connected Sandy’s use of groups of students exploring the same questions to the power of ideation sessions that “allow percolation up,” and left me seeing ideas bubbling through the “white water” of change now. Sandy’s future orientation had spurred me to connect design thinking to planning, as had Luis Rico-Gutierrez so eloquently at the North Central conference two years ago, and as Michael pointing to designing backwards from the vision, then to set the first steps toward it."