Category Archives: Flat World Education

Digital Media & Learning Competition

Today the HASTAC / MacArthur Foundation opened comments on the applications to the Digital Media and Learning Competition.  Mine is called “Our2020” and seeks to engage a global audience of teenagers to explore and develop media artifacts and knowledge around … Continue reading

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Denmark: Exams 2.0

As I mentioned in the NML Conference debrief, Denmark is taking the lead in piloting full Internet access for students taking their end of high school exams.  Nice to see the BBC article verifying that this has taken place.  As … Continue reading

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Intriguing Ourselves to Death…

a plea for Education… What follows isn’t anything new, but will likely be all too common – yet it serves as a concrete example of why education must change and what it must address. Over an hour ago, I thought … Continue reading

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Change “Music” to “Schools” and…

It’s no secret that the music industry has played hardball with users of filesharing networks. Leaders in the field worked hard to ignore the fact that those who swapped files via BitTorrent were also the greatest purchasers of music. Now … Continue reading

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“Seat time” 2.0

Reports have been surfacing about different ways students use the daily bus ride to school. One particularly interesting one comes from Arkansas where it’s reported that Sheridan Turns School Bus into Classroom. This program is a joint effort and demonstrates … Continue reading

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A “Vision” of Knowledge

File this post under: “Intriguing ourselves to Death” Check the cool new mashup of Google Maps, Wikipedia and László Kozma’s programming that he calls WikipediaVision. It’s a great illustration of the changing nature of “knowledge.” WikipediaVision provides relatively realtime markers … Continue reading

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The “outsourced brain”

David Brooks’ Op-Ed piece “The Outsourced Brain” in the New York Times is a must read for educators. Beginning with a GPS goddess that gently steers the author in the right direction, Brooks goes on to invoke his use of … Continue reading

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Teachers in Short Supply

The Seattle Times ran this article from the Gannett News Service that I think highlights why outsourcing aspects of teaching is inevitable.  While districts around the U.S. entice teaching candidates with signing bonuses ($4000), laptops, and gym memberships, the article … Continue reading

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Too Few Overachievers

In this opinion piece, Jay Mathews at the Washington Post draws attention to something most visitors to most high schools in most parts of the developed world would echo: For the vast majority [of high school students], academic stress is … Continue reading

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Editure Thought Leaders Conference

Two days this week I worked with Editure – a new company made from several including myinternet and CSM. Editure and its strategic partners and customers gathered for this first annual Thought Leadership Conference. I am fortunate to work with … Continue reading

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