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2011 Educators’ Choice Awards: An Adobe reboot?

2011 Educators’ Choice Awards: An Adobe reboot?

Make no mistake. Adobe makes great products. But, it is hard for educators and students to connect with them. First, the company produces professional-grade tools (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc.), and, as a result, they are very expensive for resource-starved institutions to purchase (even…

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“Reboelje!” – Invisible Learning in the Netherlands

“Reboelje!” – Invisible Learning in the Netherlands

The purpose of the Invisible Learning Tour was to raise awareness for the need for innovation in education. Mainstream teaching focuses mainly on the preparation of students for compartmentalized roles and jobs (mainly factory workers and bureaucrats) that contrast sharply with the needs of the modern economy, which requires people that are imaginative, creative, and innovative. We explored ideas, existing options, and new pathways for learning that is relevant for the 21st century.

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Will it blend? Social media and education

Will it blend? Social media and education

This morning, MPR’s Midmorning aired a forum on the role of social media and education.

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Review: Education Nation (by Milton Chen)

Review: Education Nation (by Milton Chen)

Milton Chen deviates from the change manifesto genre somewhat by reflecting on his own experiences and the work undertaken by Edutopia, which he previously directed. The book is so deeply oriented toward the work of Edutopia and its key source of income (George Lucas), that, prima facie, it nearly comes across as a swan song of their accomplishments. Reading beyond this, however, the book emerges as another list of indictments of many of the things wrong with the U.S. education system. Where Chen shines, is in making a case for changing our mindsets so that we can find remedies.

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Is YouTube bursting higher education’s bubble? Not so fast…

Is YouTube bursting higher education’s bubble? Not so fast…

Last Sunday, Jeffrey Young wrote about the use of the Internet to deliver lectures in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The article centered on the work of Salman Khan, who posts home-made lectures on YouTube: The lo-fi videos seem to work for students, many of…

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“This is bullshit!” – Jeff Jarvis on the death of lectures

“This is bullshit!” – Jeff Jarvis on the death of lectures

In a TEDxNYED talk that is destined to become a classic, Jeff Jarvis takes on the industrialization of education and the irrelevance of lectures in an innovation-powered world (Knowmad Society!): From his notes: One more from him: “It’s easy to educate for the routine, and…

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Three alternatives to temponormative pedagogy

Three alternatives to temponormative pedagogy

When most people mention the word “pedagogy,” they are likely to think of it within a temponormative framework. It is a framework that embraces linear time and Cartesian thinking. This continues to be the most prevalent framework within Western educational contexts. A linear conceptualization of…

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Uruguay reacts to Plan Ceibal book pre-launch

Uruguay reacts to Plan Ceibal book pre-launch

Roberto Balaguer notes that a book we are collaborating on has captured the attention of the president of Uruguay: The website of the Presidency of the Republic [of Uruguay] takes the news. On Tuesday, in connection with the [Montevideo International] Book Fair, we held the…

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The role of teachers in Education 3.0

The role of teachers in Education 3.0

Note: This article is a part of the Designing Education 3.0 series at Education Futures. The debate continues: What is the role of a teacher? The sage on the stage or a guide on the side? In a recent Tegenlicht episode, Frank Furedi argued for…

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Going global and purposive

Going global and purposive

Knowledge powers the 21st century Dan Wallace (@ideafood) forwarded a link to this short essay by TED curator, Ted Anderson. Networking technologies are transforming the potential of teachers: There are many scary things about today’s world. But one that is truly thrilling is that the…

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