Archive for the ‘disruptive education’ Category

Read a good discussion here at https://www.brookings.edu/blog/social-mobility-memos/2016/12/23/the-declining-productivity-of-education/

Read Are outdated computers reverting students to a prehistoric era? at http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/11/17/students-prehistoric-era/?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Read an important whitepaper here at:  http://www.christenseninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Teaching-in-the-machine-age.pdf

Excerpt:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As scientific understanding and artificial intelligence leap forward, many professions—such as law, accounting, animation, and medicine—are changing in dramatic ways. Increasingly, these advances allow non-experts and machines to perform tasks that were previously in the sole domain of experts, thus turning expert-quality work into a commodity. With new technologies displacing workers across many fields, what will be the likely impact on the teaching profession? Will machines replace teachers?

Important considerations to ponder.  Find at http://www.teachthought.com/terry-heick/we-cant-teach-fast-things-change/

Excerpt:

We can’t teach as fast as things change.

By things I mean information. Perspectives. Ideologies. What’s socially acceptable and what’s not. Our collective cultural biases and intellectual prejudices.

Educultural views on homosexuality, edtech equity, homeschooling, bullying, accountability, and academic standards.

Edtech views of big data, cybersecurity, YouTube, social media, texting, smartphones, and the cloud.

How students see “school.”

How the world sees itself.

What we read, and why.

 

A “must read” at http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/06/29/what-education-technology-could-look-like-over-the-next-five-years/

Excerpt:

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What are your thoughts?  I have long been hoping for and working towards substantial reforms in education.  We need to prepare students for a new digital world with different skill sets and abilities.  Read more here at http://www.todaygh.com/unesco-education-needs-change-fundamentally-meet-global-development-goals/

Reblogged from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dominik-knoll/online-universities-20-ta_b_4944365.html

Read more about the disruptive movement of online education.  Here is a short excerpt:

I see online education as a means of democratizing higher education. By offering free online classes to anyone in the world, the virtual universities have managed to bring together the world-wide student community, under a single roof. This is a massive improvement that we only will see grow in the future.