Tag: future

“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 without thinking too much. As she headed into fifth grade, she… Read more →

More on libraries and their future

Surprise! It’s the Golden Age of Libraries Zachary Loeb (who writes as the Luddbrarian on the blog librarianshipwreck.wordpress.com) 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 really make sense of this mass amount of information. As a result… Read more →

❂ 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 to need? How many prisoners are there going… Read more →

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 the importance of libraries as a repository for knowledge. And… Read more →

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 and start focusing on careers of tomorrow. When the available quantity… Read more →

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 or even the world. Things are already starting to move… Read more →

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 whiteboards… Read more →