By Phil HillMore Posts (307) In 2012 I wrote a post during the emergence of MOOC mania, pointing out some barriers that must be overcome for the new model to survive. So what are the barriers that must be overcome for … Continue reading →
What if all the ice melted in the world? Now whether you believe global warming happens because of human activities or naturally is another debate. The questions “How would the world look if ALL the ice melted?” How much would the sea rise by? What would be the average temperature on Earth? are of interest to everyone.
Trust National Geographic not only to capture such questions in the best manner possible but also to visualize it in such geoawesome manner! Here’s the super interesting map by National Geographic “IF ALL THE ICE MELTED“!
Tags: physical, weather and climate, National Geographic, climate change, water, visualization.
A Harvard and MIT study’s findings suggest that teachers often constitute a significant portion of the participants in MOOCs; that learner intentions matter; and that those with financial stakes have higher completion rates.
The educator becomes a connected educator and through sharing, is an active participant and contributor to the connected educator movement.
Being a connected educator means connecting with other teachers to exchange ideas, improve your teaching practice, and in turn, make a change in education. It is only through being connected that we can collaborate and help to foster learning for the 21st century and beyond. (Being a Connected Educator)
The gap between what is and what could be in education is larger than it ever has been. I believe this is largely due to technology and the ability to establish global connections because of social media. Educators are more connected and more aware about education trends than any time in the history of public education.
Imagine how education could be transformed if all educators use their own personal, often passion-driven voices. The bottom line is that if any individual educator believes there are flaws in the education, that it can be done better, then s/he has the responsibility to say something. I reaching the point that I am starting to believe it is a moral imperative for educators to share what they know to be true with other educators; and with administrators, students’ families, community members, politicians . . . the larger global society.
A groundbreaking MBA programme created entirely from massive open online courses (Moocs) is being jointly created by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business and Coursera, the Silicon Valley education technology business.
Of all of the investments needed to achieve sustainable development, none is more important than a quality education for every child. The time has come to create a Global Fund for Education to ensure that even the world’s poorest children have the chance to receive a quality education at least through secondary school.
Originally intended as a way to easily find websites, Google’s engineers have quietly slipped secret functionalities into Google Search to do even more for its 1.17 billion users. These hidden (…) Read more
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