One of the most promising outlooks that big data implies is its richness that may enable us to understand how people learn and how learning occurs online. With online courses available to almost all students in the world, platforms and tools such as MOOCs can simultaneously analyze the students’ behavioral and learning patterns.
Edutopia blogger Terry Heick looks at the more frustrating aspects of student academic behavior, suggesting these are symptoms of an insecurity that can be treated by promoting self-awareness and metacognition.
The New York Review of Books (blog) Solving China's Schools: An Interview with Jiang Xueqin The New York Review of Books (blog) In December, China stunned the world when the most widely used international education assessment revealed that...
New technologies are leading to an exponential increase in the volume and types of data available, creating unprecedented possibilities for informing and transforming society and protecting the environment. Governments, companies, researchers and citizen groups are in a ferment of experimentation,innovation and adaptation to the new world of data, a world in which data are bigger, faster and more detailed than ever before.
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Technology is way too often given a bad rap by administrators and educators as a distraction or a hazard for students. When technology is integrated intentionally with foresight and with intention of addressing specific growth-oriented goals, it increases the potential to help students learn, develop, and grow in unique ways. It can be used to help address the needs as described by Maslow.
A rule change in the way international schools in Indonesia operate has generate confusion and frustration among education stakeholders, who say it is characteristic of the government’s lack of a global vision for the country’s education system.
Only half of current working teachers believe they can use technology to motivate students to learn, compared to 75 percent of incoming teachers. Only 17 percent of current teachers believe technology can help students deeply explore their own ideas, compared to 59 percent of incoming teachers. And 26 percent of current teachers believe students can use technology to apply knowledge to problem-solving, compared to 64 percent of aspiring teachers.
“The time has come to accept in our hearts and minds that with freedom comes responsibility.” – Nelson Mandela, February 1995 The launch of the Nelson Mandela International Day Campaign 2014 at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory today, 8 April...
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