Trending Sources

the execution of education

Harold Jarche

Educational institutions let graduates walk out the door and then get to work, with co-op programs being the exception. PKM Work

The Hierarchy of Education

Dan Pontefract

As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “You send your child to the schoolmaster, but ’tis the schoolboys who educate him.”. <Adapted

Future of Education 2020 Summit

Jay Cross

I didn’t mention my suspicion that STEM dumbs down education. Consider the role of STEM education in someone’s career arc.

Experience, Exposure, Education

Harold Jarche

10%: Education. 70%: Experience. 20%: Exposure. ” – p.17. The 70:20:10 forum can provide more contextual feedback.

White House: Innovation in Higher Education

George Siemens

This invite was then followed a week later with a link to a post by Ted Mitchell, Undersecretary of Education, on Innovation and Quality in Higher Education , to help prepare for the conversation. Higher education generally has no clue about what’s brewing in the marketplace as a whole. The White House is secure. Repent.

Workplace Learning is not the same as Education

Jane Hart

“The business of Education is education; the business of Business is business.“ Social learning

Personalizing 21st Century Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Notes from: Personalizing 21st Century Education: A Framework for Student Success Dan Domenech, Morton Sherman, John L. Brown Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand.

Duplication theory of educational value

George Siemens

Higher education faces a value crisis. Digital educational content in itself is not worth money. Value is a fuzzy concept.

Occupy Education

Jay Cross

We used the hand signals of the Occupy movement as our public backchannel as we focused on reforming education. Occupy. Hot Studio. Four hours.

Wrong on Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Norbert Cunningham treats Moncton to his own special treatment of education , inspired by Margaret Wente (Globe and Mail Dec. What to do?

Responding to the fragmentation of higher education

George Siemens

Thanks for Valerie Irvine and Jillianne Code from TIE Lab and the Faculty of Education for hosting me. Video and slides are embedded below.

The Educational T

Dan Pontefract

Education, and specifically the art of designing, developing and delivering it, is far too often interpreted as an exercise in content depth.

The race to platform education

George Siemens

Across the full spectrum of education – primary, secondary, and higher – we are witnessing a race to develop platforms for content, learning, teaching, and evaluation. Numerous companies are eager to platform the educational sector, with Pearson being the lead runner to date. More on that in a bit. Who ruled? Amazon.

Education for Misfits and Neurodiversity

Eide Neurolearning

Educational experts are working diligently to turn out well-rounded graduates, while. Software firms gobble up anti-social geeks.

Thoughts on public education

Harold Jarche

I was later home-schooled by my mother who never had any formal education in English. This was my introduction to public education.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

I’ve been interested in changes in higher education since I was at Red River College in the late 1990′s. Education is a system.

Remaking education in the image of our desires

George Siemens

The current generation of students will witness the remaking of our education system. Education faces enormous pressure. I don’t.

Open Educational Resources: A Definition

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Definition Open educational resources are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared by anyone. name the entity ("Open educational resources") 2. state what larger class of entity the entity belongs to ("are materials used to support education") 3. Stephen H.

Learning Analytics: Higher Education

George Siemens

Educational datamining and learning analytics are getting substantial attention in education. Learning Analytics: Higher Education

Keep democracy in education

Harold Jarche

The union was never able to clearly identify the guiding principle of education. It needs more of us to participate in it. It needs democracy.

The subject of education

Harold Jarche

I mostly focus on workplace learning here, but I want to put together some of my previous thoughts on public education. The answer is infinite.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Lewis Gordan MacKay Professor of Computer Science Harvard University (MA) The hydraulic model of education - There is all kinds of human knowledge, and there are brains, and the process of education is to dump the contents of the books into the brains - Universities are a kind of vessel you can use to tansfer the knowledge into the brains.

Economists and Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It will be interesting to see if the idea of ''Open Education'' becomes linked to the idea of ''Free Trade'' ". Or even the idea that ''education'' is a commodity that ought to be produced and protected and bought and sold as though it were property? But they do not understand education. An ''education resource'' is a commodity.

Our education system stumbles into the future

Harold Jarche

It’s back to school time and education issues come to the fore with a provincial election in a few weeks. I call it a shotgun wedding.

On the future of distance education

Harold Jarche

The conference was focused on the future of distance education and I spoke about some of the external influences on educational institutions.

Udacity & Coursera. Is It Really Education Reform?

Dan Pontefract

Due to, in part, seeing “ the true power of education ” Thrun is launching Udac­i­ty. Udacity is a free (open) online learn­ing plat­form that will provide education to any­one that wants it. Thrun is making headlines (some say again) in the higher education space (education reform perhaps?). For free. What is it?

Online University Education in Canada

George Siemens

There is more activity in online learning (or, at minimum blended learning) in higher education than most universities realize. Blindness to small-scale innovation in higher education is likely still a problem in most universities, but online learning is now recognized and researched. you know, like bell bottoms?). 25, p. 33, and p.

#OEB14 - Open Educational Resources 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

EU - Opening Up Education - a hierarchy 0. decrease in graduation rates - attainment remains steady or rising very slightly - leads to the question: what targets do we have for open education - A new iron triangle? It cuts across the notion that we should have universal education. open access - general use and research 1.

What’s next for educational software?

George Siemens

Most educational software instantiates physical learning spaces. Educational software in common use today assumes that structure exists a priori. we’ve been working on what we feel is a learning system (educational software) that represents the type of learning needed by individuals and organizations today.

Role for Educators in MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My comments to the Networked Learning Conference 'hot seat' on the role of educators in MOOCs. After all, it's not as though the one task of the educator was to present content, and it's not as though the educator disappears once a person begins to be able to manage their own learning and find and view resources for themselves.

Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves and Start Innovating in Education

Andy McAfee

America has the best-managed companies and most vibrant startup scene, but this is largely despite our educational system, not because of it.

Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

When we look at education, it isn''t really just about education. A: Education in Canada is a provincial responsibilities.

What’s the Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Our 21st Century Digital Economy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few years ago, I came across a very interesting article about the efforts of Roger Martin to transform business education.

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

The idea is to make your education and enablement programme as open, accessible and available to as many people as you possibly can. 30 minutes.

Reflections on the Education of Applied Data Scientists

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We don’t know enough yet, as we are just starting to develop the needed research and education programs. Its authors, Tom Davenport and D.

Data 58

Better Education Through Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So it is easy to see why Toyamo would argue that the same sort of logic applies to educational technology. In a recent and widely circulated article, There Are No Technology Shortcuts To Education , Toyama expands on this argument with respect to educational technology. The same scene is evident on the street as well. That's it.

Innovation in Higher Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A glance at the latest US employment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals sharp differences in unemployment rates by educational attainment : college degree or higher: 4.3%; associate degree or some college: 8.2%; high school graduates, no college: 9.6%; and no high school diploma: 14.3%. We need a new, disruptive model.

#OEB14 - Does Data Corrupt Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This house believes that data is corrupting education For: Ellen Wagner - Data as the meme - It bothers me that I leave this trail of data everywhere we do - Data without context is really without value - data with context is information, and information is power, and power corrupts. It is the natural order for it to corrupt education.

The importance of faculty in the higher education experience

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

New Forms of Learning By now in educational institutions around the world we(*) have firmly entered into the technological era. It is arguable that many of the traditional roles of the educational faculty will no longer be relevant. Presentation page. We engage in online discussions, conferencing, and collaborative authoring.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So, the argument for open educational resources is simply:networks need openness in order to function. David Wiley has spoken about open educational resources formany years. In education there’s a variety of standardsintended to facilitate how we describe, how we discover, and how we reuseeducational resources. What is openness?