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Who’s the best looking kid in an ugly family?

Who’s the best looking kid in an ugly family?

I recently did a short interview for the Madrid magazine PLÁCET. Here’s the complete English version of our conversation.

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What we’re watching: Dustin Haisler on disrupting education

From TEDxLivermore: Dustin Haisler shares his experience from the front edge, in an age of hyper-connectivity and rapid innovation, the pace of which is fundamentally shifting. Every minute of the day, 30 hrs of video are uploaded to YouTube alone. As we move from consumption-based…

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Education in “Present Shock” : An interview with Douglas Rushkoff

Education in “Present Shock” : An interview with Douglas Rushkoff

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with award-winning author, educator, and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff. Our discussion focused on his new book “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now“, his advisory role at Codecademy, and the impact of Present Shock on education.

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Redesigning the future of education in Knowmad Society: Our next steps

Redesigning the future of education in Knowmad Society: Our next steps

In case if you missed my keynote at IPON, I’m sharing slides from my talk via SlideShare: IPON is moving away from serving as an ICT platform for education toward a platform for innovation in education. This requires a very human touch, and I aimed…

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The university of the future: Marching toward obsolescence?

The university of the future: Marching toward obsolescence?

A couple weeks ago, Carlos Scolari interviewed me for a project on pedagogical innovation and disruptive practices in higher education at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). The aim of the project is to produce a document on the “university of the future,” including diagnosis, trends,…

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We need to challenge our basic assumptions of motivation in schools

We need to challenge our basic assumptions of motivation in schools

Marcel Kampman (who is busy work on a brilliant design for the print edition of Knowmad Society) forwarded this KQED/MindShift article on Dan Pink’s approach to selling love of learning to students. Having just awoken, I fired off a quick response from my iPad: Why…

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Learning in Knowmad Society: Making invisible learning visible

Learning in Knowmad Society: Making invisible learning visible

Preface: Today, the Waag Society (institute for art, science and technology) released a new publication, Spelen leren, lerend spelen (“Playing games, learning games”). I have a short article article in the magazine, which was published in Dutch. Here’s an English translation: In 1980, Seymour Papert…

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Hartkamp: “Children are like slaves of the modern age”

Hartkamp: “Children are like slaves of the modern age”

A girl of 8 years old in our Sudbury school replied lately to the question what the difference was between her previous traditional school and our Sudbury school: “At my previous school, I felt like a slave. Here I feel free. I feel like a lion that has broken loose.”

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Review: Generation on a tightrope (by Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean)

Review: Generation on a tightrope (by Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean)

Generation on a tightrope provides a snapshot of the present that is informed by our past. The strength of the book is reflected in the depth of discussion of many dimensions shared by today’s college students.

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The Singularity and schools: An interview with Vernor Vinge

The Singularity and schools: An interview with Vernor Vinge

John Moravec spoke with Vernor Vinge. His 1993 essay “The Coming Technological Singularity” argues that accelerating technological change will bring about the end of the human era as we know it, and that the world will become so complex and foreign to human observers, it will be impossible to predict what will happen next.

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