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The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leadersl

The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leadersl | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Mr. Shirky took that message to a group of higher-education-technology leaders who have been buffeted by a rapidly evolving ed-tech landscape. Mr. Shirky, in a keynote speech kicking off this year’s Educause conference, explored how technology was changing everything, from research to publishing to studying.


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Dibyendu De's comment, December 7, 2012 12:39 AM
I feel that the real revolution lies in the openness to transform oneself. Dan, thanks, For you I am slowly getting a handle on Scoop it.
Jason Brunson's curator insight, December 22, 2012 4:37 PM

How we educate everyone, from kids to adults, is going to change.  I think Mr. Shirky nailed it that openess is the revolutionary part of that change.

Kevindoylejones's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:36 PM

lowering friction reduces costs, creates more opportunity. apply this to social good as a horizontal methodology, applied to the sharing economy. creates resilience, abundance of flexible resources in reserve for transitions and shocks.

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Rehan School English Introduction

Rehan School.com uses low entry , low cost mobile phone systems as a education tool, by producing educational videos based on nursery to metric system curriculum. The project is free of charge. Spread the word.

 

 

www.RehanSchool.com 

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Student Power Convergence 2012

Student Power Convergence 2012 | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

College students are under attack in the United States, and around the world. One only need look as far as Quebec or Mexico for evidence of student uprising.

 

... in Washington politicians debated for months over whether or not to allow interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans to double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent.

 

The $1 trillion of student debt held in the US officially exceeds our nation’s credit card debt. Legislators continue to propose bills which raise the cost of attendance at major public universities around the world.

 

I stand with students around the world seeking to create a universal system of higher education which empowers education as a human right, something which all human beings ought to able to pursue to the extent that they choose.

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The Web On The Wall -- Indiegogo

The Web On The Wall -- Indiegogo | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Short Summary

 

Groups of chidren, using the Internet, can teach themselves anything. Provided they can read and understand. Over the last 13 years, these results have been proven over and over again.

 

We need inexpensive, reliable and free public access to the Internet for children. The original 'Hole in the wall' model does that, but it is relatively expensive and maintenance intensive.

 

We need a new way. I believe tablets or similar devices embedded into walls can be an effective way. Will children self organise around a 'Tablet on the wall'? Will the device survive? We need to find out.

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Schooling The World: The White Man's Last Burden

"If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children."

 

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Born to Learn

"Born to Learn is the first animation in a fascinating series aimed to provide easy-access to the exciting new discoveries constantly being made about how humans learn."

 

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Global City Symphony

This is a short demo of the development of Global City Symphony, a future creative learning and knowledge sharing platform in a network of seven cities will allow citizens to creatively express issues affecting their lifes and the future of the...
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Harlem Children's Zone

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"Harlem Children's Zone, Inc. is a pioneering, non-profit, community-based organization that works to enhance the quality of life for children and families in some of New York City's most devastated neighborhoods."

 

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Shareable: Co-opoly Envisions a New Path for Making & Sharing

Shareable: Co-opoly Envisions a New Path for Making & Sharing | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Co-opoly is a new board game about cooperatives that used crowdfunding and fair trade in its production.


Crowdfunding, coworking, and open source have remade the world in substantive, meaningful ways and changed the course of how we conduct creative projects and business transactions alike. At the Toolbox for Education and Social Action, we put these new models to use making the widely celebrated board game, Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives. In less than a year, we’ve sold nearly 1,000 copies of Co-opoly to people in 20 countries around the world, which surpassed our wildest expectations. Like the models that inspired us, Co-opoly also tries to break the mold, redefining how we learn and play, and especially how games are made.


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Envisioning the future of education technology

Envisioning the future of education technology | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
This visualization attempts to organize a series of emerging technologies that are likely to influence education in the upcoming decades.

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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 19, 2012 6:25 AM
this one is great
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Goodbye University Hello Multiversity

Goodbye University Hello Multiversity | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

How could a newly established university be designed today in order to be elite? Which features must be included, and which features can be left out?

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Stop Stealing Dreams

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The economy has changed, probably forever.

 

School hasn't.

 

School was invented to create a constant stream of compliant factory workers to the growing businesses of the 1900s. It continues to do an excellent job at achieving this goal, but it's not a goal we need to achieve any longer.

 

In this 30,000 word manifesto, I imagine a different set of goals and start (I hope) a discussion about how we can reach them. One thing is certain: if we keep doing what we've been doing, we're going to keep getting what we've been getting.

 

Our kids are too important to sacrifice to the status quo.

 

by Seth Godin

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Is Real Educational Reform Possible? If So, How?

Is Real Educational Reform Possible? If So, How? | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

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"At some point in this process a tipping point will be reached. The number of people choosing freedom for their kids will be so great that there will no longer be enough public interest in the conventional schools to continue funding them. Instead, there will be a clamor to develop good safe parks, craft centers, well-equipped libraries, Sudbury-type schools where children can get away from their parents to play and explore, and other excellent public learning centers--places that provide rich opportunities for learning without compulsion. These will cost far less than do our public schools. It is very expensive to keep children in schools by compulsion, for the same reason that it is very expensive to keep convicts in penitentiaries."

 

by Peter Gray

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Value Networks and the true nature of collaboration

Value Networks and the true nature of collaboration | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Work life is completely changing as social networking and collaboration platforms allow a more human-centric way of organizing work. Yet work design tools, structures, processes, and systems are not evolving as rapidly, and in many cases are simply inadequate to support the new flexible and networked ways of working.

 

Value Networks and the true nature of collaboration meets this challenge head on with a systemic, human-network approach to managing business operations and ecosystems. Value network modeling and analytics provide better support for collaborative, emergent work and complex activities."

 

Shared by @JenniferSertl 

 

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Inside Higher Ed - Quick Takes

Inside Higher Ed - Quick Takes | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
Inside Higher Ed publishes education news, higher education jobs, higher education commentary and opinion. Higher education career advice. Higher education blogs. Updated daily. Free to readers.

 

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Planet Schools

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IDEA: LET US CREATE “PLANET SCHOOLS”

 

"Ahead is a huge transformation of our economical system. The goal is a sustainable and resilient smart green economy. To support the huge transformation of our systems we have to re-design and re-educate on all levels: Attitude, values, methods, habits. In the end we might even be more happy than with destructive consumerist mindsets."

 

Willi Schroll
@wschroll

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