I'm here to share with you a reality that is fast approaching. I believe every elearning strategic plan is worthless and that global education will be turned upside down within the next ten years. We are going to see an event that will be far greater in magnitude than the industrial revolution and that event will be ushered in by something I call the eSingularity
Some background information... Web 2.0 has about 80% run its course. To most of us we already think of it as yesterdays news... The next gen apps currently being researched and played with are what are being called media 3.0 applications. These will usher in a completely new era for the internet. Other terms for media 3.0 are mutual media, media moshing, and my favorite media playdo.
Simple fact. Right now the technology exists to flatten global educational using a media 3.0 combo solution and EDUIT, Inc is looking to build it.
It's a rather simple idea, build an interface that all students and educators can plug into to learn and develop content. Our open source platform will not be reliant on reading and writing, a two year old will be able to use it. Read the e3.0 overview
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My name is Michael J. Trout; I am the CEO and founder of EDUIT, Inc a U.S. nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington DC. Originator of eSingularity, and the self appointed dictator of the fledgling eRevolution movement ;) For the last four years I have been waiting for the technology to develop and move what we are now calling, "the eSingularity Initiative" forward. The time is now.
In comparison for 50 years
Hollywood could not make the film "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" because the technology wasn't in place. The software dev process they tackled it with will be a similar dev process to what we will follow.
We have established e3.0 India committee on linkedin. They are working to get India to support the idea and take it on as a possible national initiative. The plan is to present the solution to the Indian leadership in September. Who will build the solution? Britain? India? China? Who will have bragging rights that they have flattened global education? We have yet to find out, and the race may well be getting underway. We are contacting five ministers
of education every day.
How will this help? Apart from the obvious providing every child in with additional access to a "no barrier learning system", and providing teachers with a tool that will greatly enhance student learning. The solution will also put an end to the age old question is IT infrastructure important. Currently it is a heated debate as was seen in the Reboot Britain conference. With e3.0 in place all of a sudden, infrastructure equals immediate access to education. All over the world infrastructure will mean access to education. Communities will want the infrastructure and will pay for it so they can get the free education. A tangible result for the investment. The reality is an eSingularity event is going to happen within the next ten years as Media 3.0 replaces web 2.0. The question is, do we want Google or Microsoft rolling out with it or do we want to start working on the solution now and invite their participation? This is not some simple start-up one can do in ones garage; it is going to take the support of government and key institutions.
I will say it again. Nothing technologically is stopping us from flattening global education. We have the content, 50 years of television content that can be sliced apart like Swiss cheese and meta tagged for general consumption. We have the computing power, bandwidth, and code to do it. It’s just a matter of sitting down and getting down to business.
I look forward to hearing back from members of this forum.
Want to join the eRevolution and change education and ultimately the world? I am looking for leaders to join the cause and play a role in bringing eSingularity to pass. Here is what to do:
join thelinkedin e3.0 group
over 90 companies are already there -- MS, TI and other leading education institutions.
Follow @EDUITorg on twitter, read the #e3o threat. When I founded the Southern Shakespeare Festival as an undergrad at FSU I regretted one thing. I left one trail on how I did it. And many people after the fact ask "How did you do it?!" No one really knows the amount of work it takes to start something from scratch. Twitter is my trail of crumbs. eSingularity will happen and you can sit back and watch it come together reading #e3o.
Tell others. My personal mantra is "To say the world is to invoke that thing into being." We are invoking the eSingularity into being and it will come to pass. I have absolutely no doubt in my heart and mind eSingularity will happen. My passion and determination is unyielding -- listen to me talk about it.