Sun 17 November 2013

"So, what do you want to learn?"

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses:

School had never been challenging for her. She sat in rows with the other students while teachers told the kids what they needed to know. It wasn’t hard to repeat it back, and she got good grades …

Fri 18 October 2013

More on libraries and their future

Surprise! It's the Golden Age of Libraries

Zachary Loeb (who writes as the Luddbrarian on the blog notes that "although college students have a huge amount of information available to them, this does not automatically mean that they have acquired all of the information literacy necessary to …

Wed 16 October 2013

❂ Libraries are the future

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

I was once in New York, and I listened to a talk about the building of private prisons – a huge growth industry in America. The prison industry needs to plan its future growth – how many cells are they going …

Mon 14 October 2013

Replacing the library

The End Of The Library | TechCrunch

I know this sucks. Libraries have been an invaluable part of human history, propagating our culture and knowledge over centuries. But recognizing the changing times and pointing out the obvious shouldn’t be considered blasphemy. It is what it is.

The internet has replaced …

Sun 13 October 2013

Jumping the curve in education

Education 3.0: Embracing Technology to 'Jump the Curve'

...the education sector is focusing far too much about what existed yesterday, some about what exists today, and very little about what will exist tomorrow. He challenged the “Choice Architects” of today to stop creating employees for the jobs of yesterday …

Sat 07 September 2013

Another vision of education in the future

An Infographic on the future of education

The future is about access, anywhere learning and collaboration, both locally and globally. Teaching and learning is going to be social. Schools of the future could have a traditional cohort of students, as well as online only students who live across the country …

Fri 06 September 2013

Looking at the classroom of tomorrow

Technology Transforming the Classroom of the future

Technology also allows “running before walking” — meaning kids can experiment with concepts way beyond their years, say using an application to design a roller coaster that could actually work. It makes learning subjects like math much more relevant.

And no mention of interactive …