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Mapping the Open Paradigm

Mapping the Open Paradigm

Ismael Peña-López has created a mind map of an “Open Paradigm” that explores the properties of open sccess, open science, open educational resources, open source software, etc. As always, he invites comments, suggestions, etc.!

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Five predictions for 2008 and more

Five predictions for 2008 and more

Education Futures is back from winter break! Regular postings will now resume. Photo by darkmatter Looking forward to the rest of this year, here are my predictions of the big stories in the global education world for 2008: Largely driven by the moderate success of…

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Leapfrog Ecuador!

Leapfrog Ecuador!

I’m back from a week in Ecuador, where I participated in a conference hosted in the Faculty of Latin American Social Sciences (FLACSO), and delivered two invited lectures. At FLACSO, I discussed the co-seminar conducted by myself and Dr. Arthur Harkins at the University of…

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Some great ICT for Development (ICT4D) Resources

Some great ICT for Development (ICT4D) Resources

I thought I would share some of the great ICT4D resources. Happy reading! International Journal of Education and Development using Communication Technology. An e-journal focusing on both research and practice in ICT, education, and technology. Information Technologies and International Development. An e-journal focusing on the…

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ICTs for Peace and Reconciliation

ICTs for Peace and Reconciliation

While doing research with Dr. Edward Brantmeier, I ran across this interesting information from Cole and Crawford (2007) in an article called “Building peace through information and communication technologies.” The table below details some of the authors’ main points. Ways of Promoting Peace and Reconciliation…

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Introducing Jayson Richardson, guest blogger

Introducing Jayson Richardson, guest blogger

Dr. Jayson W. Richardson is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota with a focus on comparative and international development education. His research interests include information and communication technology for development and technology leadership in less developed nations. He conducted his dissertation research on…

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Linux made compulsory in India

Linux made compulsory in India

For a moment, consider the scale of education in India. Then, read this article: The Director of Public Instruction (DPI) has issued orders making free software compulsory. It says Linux Operating System should be used for IT education in eighth, ninth and tenth standards. This…

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Games in the Classroom 6: cultural modeling and education beyond abstraction

Games in the Classroom 6: cultural modeling and education beyond abstraction

Do kids just naturally get it? Are they just good at games, computers, phones, and all things digital? My experience and common sense says no, although I wish it were a general truth. Do kids need to learn about games in school? Yes, if we…

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Games in the Classroom 5: embodiment, context, complexity, good assessment, measurement, and relevance

Games in the Classroom 5: embodiment, context, complexity, good assessment, measurement, and relevance

What was presented yesterday is how to embody and teach a lesson on Voice. Trying to teach voice sounds pretty boring, especially when you tell them excitedly in your teacher nerd-talk that “you’ll like it, it’s fun! We’ll look at poetry and other fiction and…

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Games in the Classroom Part 4

Games in the Classroom Part 4

Games as Expert Systems It seems like common sense to assume that the best way to learn something is to work one-on-one with an expert. Unfortunately, many of these experts are busy using their expertise in important projects at the Louvre, saving lives, winning Nobel…

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