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Afsan Chowdhury, senior communications adviser for the non-government organization BRAC, looks at what Bangladesh needs to do to bridge the skills deficit that is revealed in the 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring ...
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Before we even start working on how to further ideas on our project, lets take 5 minutes to read and re-read this insighfull article on how to foster a culture of innovation.
I.Embrace an Open Culture
2.Learning is the Focus
4.Narrowing the Focus
5. Leadership Development
6. Balance Between Pressure and Suppor
7. Learning Leads the way
8. DIsrupt your routine
9. Parents as Partners
10. Focus on strengths
11. Leadership Determines Management
Architizer - Project - Fast-Track Classrooms...
Hewitt Studios have just completed a suite of 'fast-track' classrooms, which form an extension to their award-winning Straw Bale Cafe project.
The new timber-framed space adds additional teaching facilities to the Herefordshire College of Technology's Holme Lacy campus. It is intended as a model for affordable, pre-fabricated classroom design - the project was delivered in short (3 month) window of opportunity during the College's summer shutdown and for just £1,225/m2.
The project shares the Straw Bale Cafe's sustainable focus on energy-efficiency (it is insulated to Passivhaus standards), as well as its site-derived architecture (like the cedar cladding which was grown, harvested and processed just a few hundred yards from the site).
Speed and economy were achieved through the off-site prefabrication of the timber structure and the use of everyday materials in unusual ways (such as the responsibly-sourced birch plywood wall panels, which lend a unique warmth to the interior). Most materials were also used in standard manufacturer's sizes, thereby minimising on-site waste and operations.
Crucially, the project still incorporates current best practice in classroom design, offering a flexible space with carefully integrated IT, lighting, acoustics and display.
Hewitt Studios worked hard to ensure that the 'fast-track' process did not compromise the quality or functionality of these classrooms, delivering a result which belies the project's 'post-Gove' budget (falling comfortably within his mooted target of £1,450/m2).
Tanner Lecturer William Bowen and respondents tackle the challenges of preserving the best of higher education while venturing onto the new ground offered by online learning.
It just plain makes sense that students who dig incorporating technology into their academic pursuits would likely make mobile computing via tablets and smartphones an integral life component.
A great post on Crash Creativity MOOC at Standford by Margaret Andrews.
Call me crazy, but even today, I have not found fundamental reason to own a tablet. There may be fun and pratical reason in owning one, but my creative thinking still finds a computer to be an adecuate media of expression and sharing a part of me to the world. So I am in total agreement with Dr. Thornburg
A recent study by the Pew Internet and American Life project (www.pewinternet.org) shows that 25% of US adults own a tablet computer. This amazingly rapid penetration of tablet computing suggests t...
M is for MOOC[E]and that's good enough for me.
What impresses me the most, besides the state of the art building, is the fact that this school is also open to the community in general, not just the student population. How cools is that?
http://www.richardleemla.bc.ca/ An inside look at the new $50.6 million, state-of-the-art Burnaby Central Secondary School..." The new Burnaby Central includes a student commons centre. The new gathering space for students is used for studying and special events. It is at the heart of the new school and located next to the new cafeteria, gym, studios and theatre. Another feature includes the school’s new cafeteria kitchen, which is a professional-style food preparation area, and is also used for the district’s ACE-IT chef-training program for secondary students.
The new Burnaby Central includes a student commons centre. The new gathering space for students is used for studying and special events. It is at the heart of the new school and located next to the new cafeteria, gym, studios and theatre. Another feature includes the school’s new cafeteria kitchen, which is a professional-style food preparation area, and is also used for the district’s ACE-IT chef-training program for secondary students.
Thanks to Salman Salloum at our DNLE group at Google+ for sharing this insightfull article on effective motivation of learners on MOOCs. Highly advice it to everyone!
One of the many ways in which we have become cognitively lazy is to accept our initial perspective on problems.
As someone responsible for building learning environments for very technical adults, this presentation was just amazing. One of the points made is that learning has to change because we have entered the digital, networked ...
A great example of a new learning environment!
The Theory of the Six Hats by the creator of Lateral Thinking, Edward de Bono.
This is Video lecture 6 (Constructive Collaboration) by professor Tina Seelig's Crash Course on Creativity.
I highly recommend this video to everyone working on teams specially to those working or managing online projects.
Thanks Pamela Levine for sharing this great resource at the VL lab page.
It’s almost unanimous: 94 percent of U.S. teachers say their students equate “research” with using Google or other search engines — more so than Wikipedia and other online encyclopedias.
More than 500 learning professionals took part in voting for their favorite tools, apps, and learning resources.
The book “Open Educational Resources in Brazil: State-of-the-Art, Challenges and Prospects for Development and Innovation”, by Andreia Inamorato dos Santos, has been out of print. This is the second IITE publication within ...
Abdallah Zbir reflects on the different trends that are forming part of the discussion of educational reform worldwide including development and implementation of technologies across education. He discusses the role of ...
In other words, these MOOCs are set up by one or more individuals. They are created not collectively, as we go along, but usually by one or more (less than 5?) individuals working as a group. As creators and conveners of the MOOC, what responsibility do they have for their creation and the resultant learning that takes place in the MOOC? Where does their responsibility begin and end? Does it matter?
The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world's leading art and archaeology museums.
Rheingold's commnets are important if only becausehe is taking us beyond talk about the technology itself, which is comparatively uninteresting, to the talk about how that technology might reshape us. His references are to Illich's excellent little book, Tools for Conviviality, but there are storng echoes of McLuhan, too
Driven by his passion for art, Amit Sood tells the story of how he developed Art Project to let people do just that.
What does it mean to be a entrepreneurial learner? JSB tells us
“This does not mean how to become an entrepreneur. This really means, how do you constantly look around you all the time for new ways, new resources to learn new things? That’s the sense of entrepreneur I’m talking about that now in the networked age almost gives us unlimited possibility.”
I love this story:
A company owner who gave one month off to his employees to allow them to explore, develop new ideas for his company. How cools is that?