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In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
Absolutely talk-worthy, isn't he?
Steve Wheeler interviewed Sugata Mitra for EDEN exclusively. The two academics chat about reinventing school, the 'Slumdog Professor' title and many many more!
'What will the future of education look like?' This is the question answered by Prof Mitra and with his answer, this year's TED Prize winner. “If we let the educational process be a self-organizing organism, learning emerges,” says Prof Mitra. “It’s not about making learning happen, it’s about letting education happen.”
A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing:A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives - Interactive Model
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most.
Prof. Sugata Mitra's "Hole in the Wall" experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they're motivated by curiosity and peer interest.
Schools are designed to produce children who will: -please their parents (because they send the children to school) -please the government (because they pay for the school) Schools are not designed for: -employers (because they don't pay schools) -peers (because who cares what peers think? they dont count) 20 or more years later, parents would be gone, the government changed 5 times, the employers - starnge new jobs. The peers would be only ones around, for whose desires we do not design schools.
Prof Sugata Mitra's Blog on learning, life and related riddles.
Futurelearn will carry courses from 12 UK institutions (see list), which will be available to students across the world free of charge.
It will follow in the footsteps of US providers including Coursera, edX and Udacity, which offer around 230 Moocs from around 40 mostly US-based institutions to more than 3 million students.
The new platform will operate as an independent company, majority owned by The Open University, although details of other investors have yet to be confirmed.
Am 09.11.2012 hat in Berlin ein von der Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK) und dem Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) initiiertes Fachgespräch zum Thema Open Educational Resources stattg...
Continuing from last week's post about “The Gamification of Education”, this week we bring you a guest post from Justin Marquis, who examines the why's and...
This mini-interview with Gart Titlestad, Secretary General of ICDE - International Council of Open and Distance Education, was made in Porto at the EDEN Annual Conference 2012. The discussion went around the theme: Open Learning Generations - Closing the gap from "Generation Y" to the mature Lifelong Learners.
Alastair Creelman interviewed Anna in a webinar prior to her Oslo keynote speech at the Joy of Learning EDEN Annual Conference. Make sure, you have broadband internet for watching the recording.
Are you an EDEN Member yet? If yes, you have access to the EDEN social network! Log in with your password, load your photo, add information on your professional background and start networking online! You will find all members here, you can create your blog, a group, an advertise your events, load picutres and files, share content with other professionals.
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
Stirring great excitement, Sir Ken Robinson joins the keynote session on Friday at the 2013 EDEN Annuak Conference!
Questions and opinions on the projects of last year's and this year's EDEN Conference keynote speakers: Prof. Mitra and Dale Stephens. Why does the community need education systems? What is the benefit of a university? How does TEL change the game? Does it change the game at all?
To create sustainable solutions to today's challenges, we need to understand the aspirations and motivations of everyday people in their everyday lives from ...
Anna will be interviewed by Helen Keegan in the EDEN Pre-Conference Series in April.
More relevant than ever, this interactive explanation of the revised Bloom's Digital Taxonomy is one of the most important support to conceptualising learning activities in every setting and all levels. Also available directly here: http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf
Bernie Luskin's blog on Psychology Today. Luskin received two Emmys from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and distinguished leadership and alumni awards from the UCLA Doctoral Alumni Association, California State University at Los Angeles, and The University of Florida. He received lifetime achievement awards from the Irish Government and the European Union for his contributions to education and digital media. He received a 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to Media Psychology from the American Psychological Association and is the 2014 President Elect of the "Society for Media Psychology and Technology," APA’s Media Psychology Division.
The European Distance and E-learning Network unveiled today its first list of keynote speakers for the 2013 Annual Conference to take place on 12-15 June 2013 at the University of Oslo, Norway. This year, Prof. Sugata Mitra, Dr. Bernard Luskin, Anna Kirah, Pierre Mairesse, and a representative of the Norwegian Nobel Committee was invited to inspire the EDEN conference participants.
Prof. Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. He is best known for his "Hole in the Wall" experiment, and widely cited in works on literacy and education. Prof. Mitra is a leading proponent of Minimally Invasive Education, a solution that uses the power of collaboration and the natural curiosity of children to catalyze learning. During his most known experiment, 'Hole in the Wall' conducted first in 1999, a computer was placed in a kiosk created within a wall in a slum at Kalkaji, Delhi and children were allowed to use it freely. The experiment aimed at proving that children could be taught by computers very easily without any formal training. This experiment inspired Vikas Swarup, an Indian diplomat to write Q & A, the novel adapted into the multiple Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire.See his TED talk on the experiment here. Dr. Bernard Luskin, President-Elect for the American Psychological Association (APA) Media Psychology Division is widely known for his major study 'Media Psychology and New Technology'. Dr Luskin was central to the launch of Jones International University, the first accredited fully online university in the USA and the Mind Extension University, a precursor for many of the online university programs of today, including what are now being called emerging MOOC strategies. Dr. Luskin has received lifetime achievement awards from the UCLA Doctoral Alumni Association, University of Florida, California State University, Los Angeles, Long Beach City College, the Irish Government and European Commission. Read his blog 'The Media Psychology Effect' featured on 'Psychology Today'. The partnership of the Norwegian Association for Distance and Flexible Education guarantees the smart involvement of the national distance and e-learning community and effective liaison with the Nordic stakeholders.
Website of Pontydysgu ltd., a Welsh educational research institute.
Hardly a day goes by without the announcement of a new MOOC or a new tie up between universities to offer MOOCs. this despite widespread scepticism amongst educationalists as to the pedagogic model being offered by the ‘commercial’ or x-MOOC providers or indeed any particularly convincing financial model.
And yet the original idea behind the MOOC as developed by Downes, Siemens and others is not dead.
Today I received an email from Yishay Mor about a new MOOC being launched in early 2013.
The European Distance and E-learning Network – EDEN announces its next annual conference to take place on 12-15 June 2013 in Oslo, Norway in co-operation with The University of Oslo. The conference is organised in collaboration with NADE – Norwegian Association for Distance and Flexible Education. The EDEN 2013 Conference will discover and present the latest best practice in e-learning, open, distance and flexible learning, share progressive concepts, inventive solutions, and promote joint-thinking and collaboration. The Conference launched its Call for Contributions to academic staff, researchers, professionals and practitioners of the field. This year’s special strand focuses on mapping new technologies in school level education and training. The deadline for paper submissions is 5 February 2013, while registrations open mid-February.
"Digital learning and recent trends in Open Educational Resources (OER) are enabling fundamental changes in the education world, expanding the educational offer beyond its traditional formats and borders. New ways of learning, characterised by personalisation, engagement, use of digital media, collaboration, bottom-up practices and where the learner or teacher is a creator of learning content are emerging, facilitated by the exponential growth in OER available via the internet. Europe should exploit the potential of OER much more than is currently the case. This requires good computer skills, but some Member States are still lagging behind as seen in the Education and Training Monitor 2012, with 9 Member States with over 50% of 16-74 year olds with no or low computer skills. While the use of ICT in education and training has been high on the policy agenda, critical elements are not in place to enable digital learning and OER to be mainstreamed across all education and training sectors. A coherent strategy at EU level could address the scope, size and complexity of the challenges in support of actions of the Member States and the entire chain of stakeholders."
Robin Good: Excellent guide to digital curation resources by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.. It includes alphabetically organized lists of digital-curation related resources from academic programs to file formats, guidelines, organizations, blogs, and a very rich list of digital curation software tools.
From the site: "This resource guide presents selected English-language websites and documents that are useful in understanding and conducting digital curation. It is also available as an EPUB file (see How to Read EPUB Files)."
Full guide: http://digital-scholarship.org/dcrg/dcrg.htm
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