Category Archives: EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

8 Teacher Truths in the Digital Era

During the recent London workshop of the Open Education Europa Tour, we identified 8 ideas for how to increase teacher adoption of good tech in the classroom. Learning aims, not tech dreams Teachers care about student learning. Best practices always start with a … Continue reading

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Education Technology on Trial

This week I wrote about the OECD’s new report on technology in education for the EC. It’s a vital call to action for all of us who think we are on the cusp of an education revolution. There are two types of people in … Continue reading

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Technology For All: the BBC Micro:bit

In October 1 million eleven year olds in the UK will be given a pocket-size codeable computer. It’s taking the maker movement mainstream, and the UK hopes it will solve its shortage of coding talent. I wrote about it for … Continue reading

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Massive, Open, Online, Over?

A quick write up of last month’s #EdDigEra Webinar, which brought together 6 experts to discuss the future of European MOOCs. You can view a recording at https://vimeo.com/129831306 Ruth Kerr, EMMA Mike Sharples, FutureLearn Fabian Schumann, Iversity llaria Merciai, Federica Edite Sarva, Mission … Continue reading

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The Automated Teacher and Other Myths

Below is the text of an interview I carried out for the European Commission’s Open Education Challenge site. You can see that post at this link. Do you believe in the idea of an automatic teacher? The idea of an … Continue reading

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Worst Practices

Nice blog from Michael Trucano outlining the 10 worst practices in education technology: Dump hardware in schools, wait for magic to happen Design for high resource environments, implement elsewhere Think about content only after you’ve rolled out the hardware Assume … Continue reading

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