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What is the point of education? | New Humanist

Q&A with Lawrence Busch, author of a new book on the neoliberal takeover of higher education.
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The importance of being REF-able: academic writing under pressure from a culture of counting

The importance of being REF-able: academic writing under pressure from a culture of counting | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Writing is crucial to an academic’s role of producing, shaping and distributing knowledge. However, academic writing itself is increasingly being shaped by the contemporary university’s…

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What's changed: Ten reflections on ten years of technology use in education

What's changed: Ten reflections on ten years of technology use in education | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
How will such discussions evolve in the coming years? Who knows? While no doubt a lot of fun, and attractive fodder for both intense research and idle speculation, predictions related to the future of technological advances, and the implications of such advances on teaching and learning, will in many cases look rather silly in hindsight. It is hard to argue, however, that discussions related to the planning for, use of and impact of technologies in education will not become more important, and acute, in the coming years, whatever form those technologies may eventually take.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 21, 2016 6:31 AM

Some interesting insights.

AvizorMedia's curator insight, November 21, 2016 11:06 AM
El mundo cambia, sobre todo desde que las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC) irrumpieron con fuerza en nuestro presente. A la vez, la educación es uno de los pilares fundamentales de nuestra sociedad. En este campo la tecnología también se aplicó, desde hace diez años. Os dejamos con algunas REFLEXIONES sobre la educación, la tecnología y los cambios que se han producido. 
Luis Otero's curator insight, November 29, 2016 8:17 AM
Me parece un buen resumen de la evolución de los planteamientos sobre la introducións  delas TIcs en la educación. Me quedo con dos aspectos:  la modificación del hardware y el software (el paso del sobremesa al móvil) y la preocupación por la equidad en la implementación.
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Who controls our schools?

Unfortunately, many people today view our schools as a target for private enterprise instead of a valued public good under the control of democratic governance. When media mogul Rupert Murdoch announced in 2010 that News Corp. planned to enter the for-profit K-12 education market, he called it “a $500 billion sector in the U.S. alone that is waiting desperately to be transformed.” (Today that figure is more than $600 billion.) Murdoch is among a small group of billionaires—wealthy heirs, retired and active super wealthy corporate CEOs and successful businesspeople—who have been working for more than two decades to assert more private control over the nation’s
public schools.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 13, 2016 3:13 AM

An important ebook on the creeping privatisation and private control of state schools.

Kevin Morrison's curator insight, November 13, 2016 1:16 PM
I don't know if it is unfortunate, or even wrong to privatize our kids education? I do know that our government has done a horrible job and there defiantly needs to be change in how it works and the changes need to begin at the very core of this critical system. I think government oversight needs to be maintained, but at a level that only monitors it in order to maintain an unbiased and financially fair system of returns.

There is talk like educating our kids should not be for profit and I disagree. If we take a ten thousand foot view, we all profit from a well educated system because we all can agree that today's youths are tomorrows leaders. All we need to do is look around at how poorly our kids are being educated today to see they are not getting an education that is going to make them competitive in today's markets (let alone tomorrow's), and in fact if we keep going with the public education system as it is today we are going to be in big trouble in the not so distant future!

When you look at the 2016 election, far to many kids have been swooned by a bias education system and don't have the critical thinking knowledge to form a solid opinion and instead have been showing how unruly they can be supporting a candidate that is without a question the worst possible choice. We ask ourselves why and the answer is because they are not being taught how to be critical thinkers, government and history classes no longer teach anything that is bad or ugly for fear it may have negative impact on the kids. So they are not learning how fragile our form of government is and don't understand how easy it would be to destroy it.

I believe if k-12 was for profit we could better control what is taught and how it is taught. We could get rid of this ignorant idea that we have to treat our youth with kid gloves because they are too sensitive and might develop some mental dysfunction. The fact is with no kid left behind and this mantra that we need to protect them from the world around them by not allowing them to express themselves freely and without bias. We are creating a system where care dogs, pizza, play dough and crayons are mandatory to help them cope.
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The Digital Skills Metro Map

The Digital Skills Metro Map | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

All Aboard is rising to the challenge identified in the national Digital Roadmap of building our ‘digital capacity,’ not just in terms of infrastructure, but also in terms of people, their skills, their levels of confidence and their ability to critique and challenge pre-conceptions.


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Jacques Lebègue's curator insight, November 12, 2016 4:38 AM
Tous les points fondamentaux du digital  en une seule carte interactive!
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 14, 2016 5:02 AM
Idéé originale pour représenter les compétences digitales.
Daniel Collins's curator insight, January 18, 12:02 AM
A really useful map of a range of digital skills necessary for higher education.
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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany
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Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself

Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
If deep learning will be as big as the internet, it’s time for everyone to start looking closely at it
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The Future of Jobs

The Future of Jobs | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is interacting with other socio-economic and demographic factors to create a perfect storm of business model change in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labour markets. New categories of jobs will emerge, partly or wholly displacing others.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 24, 2016 4:55 AM

Interesting in terms of the skills that will be needed by our kids.

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Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value? | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Looking back through the archives of THE Journal, you can find articles about the potential of VR dating all the way back to 1999. So why have previous VR technologies failed to catch on in public schools? And are the consumer technologies being introduced today, such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, more likely to find a home in classrooms?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 18, 2016 12:42 AM

Good to see more articles about the role of VR and AR in the classroom.

Ben's curator insight, June 22, 2016 7:00 PM

Virtual Reality in the classroom provides a higher level of interactivity in subjects where both the instructor and students can explore together. With the rise in gaming VR devices, they are now becoming cheaper and more powerful in their capabilities. They can be used to explore geography, teach math, and even discover historic sites. This is coupled with their ability to create motivation through educational VR games.

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The Simple Human Interactions That Make Learning Possible

The Simple Human Interactions That Make Learning Possible | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

Nothing will ever take the place of one person actually being with another person. Let’s not get so fascinated by what technology can do that we forget what it can’t do. A computer can help you learn to spell “H-U-G,” but it can never know the risks or the joy of actually giving or receiving one. It’s through relationships that we grow best–and learn best.


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Web 2.0 for ELT's curator insight, February 1, 2016 2:21 AM

It is the combination that works best! 

Dinah Galligo's curator insight, February 1, 2016 5:39 AM

Rien ne remplacera jamais les relations humaines !

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 1, 2016 6:39 AM

Indeed!!! Soooo true!

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What makes a successful research project blog? Forums for generating ideas fare better than sharing final results.

What makes a successful research project blog? Forums for generating ideas fare better than sharing final results. | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Coordinating a research project blog has many benefits, but it can lead to some difficulties in practice. Pat Thomson reflects on the types of project blogs in her experience worked better than oth...
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The Learning House Online Adjunct Faculty Report: A Survey of Practices

The Learning House Online Adjunct Faculty Report: A Survey of Practices | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

Key findings include:

One-size-fits-all policies are common. Policies that were designed for on-campus adjuncts were frequently applied to those who teach online, which can present challenges in the different modality.Adjuncts teaching online are often given responsibility and flexibility. Thirty-one percent of online adjunct faculty are often given responsibility for course design, and 21 percent of institutions allow online adjunct faculty the ability to totally customize the courses they teach.There are two approaches to how institutions have adjunct faculty develop online courses. Colleges and universities tend to fall into two camps, either using a “master course” philosophy (the institution develops the course) or “full development/customization” (the faculty member develops the course.Professional training and development are not guaranteed. Eighty-four percent of respondents reported high levels of technical and instructional design support, but most professional development and training requirements were offered face-to-face or on campus.Recruiting is the same for online and on-campus adjuncts. Online adjuncts are hired using the same advertising and screening methods used to hire on-campus adjuncts.
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Preparing for the digital university: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning

Preparing for the digital university: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

The sheer scale of numbers of students led to bold proclamations of education disruption and a sector on the verge of systemic change. However, from the perspective of 2015, these statements appear increasingly erroneous as moocs have proven to be simply an additional learning opportunity instead of a direct challenge to higher education itself. Many of the issues confronting early mooc development and offerings could have been reduced if greater consideration was given to research literature in learning sciences and technology enabled learning.


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Santos Arturo Gamez's curator insight, October 16, 2015 4:26 PM

A research study, explaining several ways of implementing educational material and methodologies that could be used for each one.  Taking into consideration the impact of technology and its growth into the educational area.  For example distance education, blended and online learning and the adaptation of technology in this field.

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 19, 2015 1:47 AM

añada su visión ...

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 20, 2015 3:28 AM

añada su visión ...

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Rebooting Learning for the Digital Age

Rebooting Learning for the Digital Age | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

The report reviews best practice around the world to show how technology is benefiting universities and students through better teaching and learning, improved retention rates and lower costs


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 15, 5:00 AM

Interesting report by Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI).

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Bonk, C. J. (2016). What is the state of e-learning?: Reflections on 30 ways learning is changing. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 20(2), 6-20.

By Curt Bonk in Teaching and Learning and Instructional Systems Technology. This paper is based on a keynote talk delivered at the biennial DEANZ Conference at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, in April 2016. As highlighted in that

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Epistemology of Connectivism - Slideshow


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Michael Sankey's curator insight, November 20, 2016 4:25 PM
Love the way Stephen unpacks this for us in this presentation.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 25, 2016 11:11 AM
Epistemology of Connectivism - Slideshow
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Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo

Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers should embrace a radical pedagogy and provoke students to demand equality for themselves and others, argues vice principal Tait Coles

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, November 11, 2016 9:32 AM
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Absolutely and urgent!!!
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The Rise of the Corporate University in the UK

The Rise of the Corporate University in the UK | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
by Huw Beynon, Cardiff University, UK British universities are changing, in ways so fundamental that it is not easy to predict where it will end. Certainly working and studying in a university here today is a very different experience than […]
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What is informal education?

What is informal education? | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
So what is informal education? Here Tony Jeffs and Mark K Smith cut a path through some of the confusion around the area. They focus on informal education as a spontaneous process of helping people to learn. Informal education they suggest, works through conversation, and the exploration and enlargement of experience. It’s purpose is to cultivate communities, associations and relationships that make for human flourishing.

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Edgar Borgen's curator insight, July 5, 2016 12:28 PM
Classrooms : somewhere to exchange experience and understanding.
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If we were really serious about educational technology

If we were really serious about educational technology | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
better educate and train school administrators rather than continuing to turn out new leaders that know virtually nothing about creating, facilitating, and/or sustaining 21st century learning environments;

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 27, 2016 1:08 AM

Some good points and an interesting discussion in the comments.

LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, June 27, 2016 2:46 AM
10 rules
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Donald Clark Plan B: 10 amazing ways Blockchain could be used in education

Donald Clark Plan B: 10 amazing ways Blockchain could be used in education | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

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Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming

Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
As with so many types of tech, how useful (and potentially harmful) robots can be to education will have more to do with how educators and students choose to use them than with the technology itself. We may not be on the cusp of having robot teachers like in the Jetsons, but robots have already made their mark in education and will continue to do so.

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Francisco Restivo's curator insight, February 21, 2016 5:39 PM

Uma reflexão muito interessante.

Pamela Hills's curator insight, February 24, 2016 3:15 PM

There is no doubt Robots are the wave of the future as they take over many jobs that humans once held !

Dinah Galligo's curator insight, February 29, 2016 6:35 AM

Les robots sont déjà dans l'éducation ... Et ils vont continuer mais pas comme on se les représente ...

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Can philosophy survive in an academy driven by impact and employability?

Can philosophy survive in an academy driven by impact and employability? | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Simon Blackburn, Mariana Alessandri and John Kaag on why reports of Socrates’ impending demise are greatly exaggerated
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Reification, Technological Progress, and Post-Capitalist Horizons | Interview with Andrew Feenberg by R.C. Smith

Reification, Technological Progress, and Post-Capitalist Horizons | Interview with Andrew Feenberg by R.C. Smith | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
In this interview I’ll be talking with Andrew Feenberg. Andrew currently holds...
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Ten reasons to teach thinking

Ten reasons to teach thinking | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
The teaching of thinking is a critical endeavour for teachers and one that brings enhanced learning opportunities for students. Unfortunately thinking is not something that we naturally do well and as a consequence it is a skill we need to learn. Understanding this is the first step towards establishing a culture of thinking in your classroom

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Bill Ruma's curator insight, October 28, 2015 8:11 AM

Students have trouble formulating opinions and creating ideas; we must help them generate thoughts and problem solve by sharing frameworks for thinking.

Makhosonke Sydwell's curator insight, October 28, 2015 1:58 PM

That is true.

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