Tag Archives: Digital

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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New Visions for Education: Ontario, Lucknow, Boston

A First Nation reservation in Ontario. A study hall for girls in Lucknow, India. A room full of consultants in Boston. A disparate bunch, with one important thing in common: they are all showing us how to use technology to … Continue reading

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Will Tech Save Us?

Technology alone won’t address education inequality in the digital era. We must model hybrid solutions. An edited version of this blog is available on the Open Education Europa portal. I had dinner with Werner Herzog the other night (for with … Continue reading

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School Education 2030: the Open Mind

In response to the European Commission call for visionary papers on the future of open education in Europe,  I co-authored a paper on ‘the Open Mind’ for the ‘School Education 2030’ category. The abstract for the paper (which was a … Continue reading

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Die Aufklärung in the Age of Philosophical Engineering

If Tim Berners-Lee and Harry Halpin can raise the question of a universal right to internet access, a question that a philosophy underlying the conception of the web must incarnate, and of which W3C would be the bearer, this is precisely because … Continue reading

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Who Teaches at the School in the Cloud?

Known for his ‘Hole in the Wall’ initiative, which demonstrated the huge potential of self-guided learning by putting internet ready computers in the concrete walls of Delhi slums and seeing what the kids there learnt, Sugata Mirta is increasingly becoming the spokesperson … Continue reading

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