Education Revolution Coming

Nine Shift

Between now and 2030 you will see a revolution in education. . Public support, and tax money, will return to both K-12 schools and higher education. These are very tough times for education, even as the importance of education is paramount.

Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their feelings about the future differed by educational level. 71% of Americans with a college education or more said that they have the right skills to succeed in the 21st century, compared to 42% of those with a high school education or less.

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Critical Thinking for Educators

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Educators, of course, are told a lot about critical thinking. Or they may be given a demonstration at an educational conference. Educators hear a lot of things from a lot of sources (including the Edutopia article above) about critical thinking.

Open Education: Please give

George Siemens

In about a month, David Wiley and I are teaching this course on edX: Introduction to Open Education. As we are both firm adherents to social and participatory pedagogical models (i.e. we like it when others do our work), we need some help. Specifically, we’d love to have faculty/researchers/practitioners provide short 3-5 minute reflections on one or more of the following topics: Week 1: Why Open Matters. Week 2: Copyright, The Public Domain, and The Commons.

The Growing Value of a Dual-Track Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I read a very interesting article in The Chronicle of Higher Education , - Why Colleges Need to Embrace the Apprenticeship. Lots has been written about the critical importance of a good education in our knowledge-based digital economy.

The Hierarchy of Education

Dan Pontefract

We are conditioned at a very young age, through the kindergarten-to-higher-education continuum, to believe that it is our individual accomplishments that allow us the chance to achieve great things in life. book education flat army learning hierarchy

Bizarre Continuing Education Story

Nine Shift

In my 40 years in the field, I have not seen as bizarre a continuing education story as this one. A for-profit online course provider named Cengage is offering the same online courses through two different nonprofit systems: 1.Continuing education departments in colleges, universities and schools, which charge fees of around $100 per class. The courses offered through continuing education programs Cengage calls "Ed2Go."

Education Hits All-Time Low Point

Nine Shift

Education hit an all-time low point last month when a teacher suggested a student be lynched for his boy behavior. . Worse, there was no outcry among educators. And missed was the fact that virtually all boys experience similar rants, rages, epithets, psychologically damaging and false statements from their teachers. The media outcry was over the obvious racial implication. But everyone apparently missed the fact that this was a boy. .

Education and Training

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're reorganizing again and I was recently asked about my education and training.

Education for Misfits and Neurodiversity

Eide Neurolearning

Educational experts are working diligently to turn out well-rounded graduates, while. As we head into this 21st century of education, we hope this myth of a 'well-rounded education' for all is finally pounded flat.

Future of Education 2020 Summit

Jay Cross

At a Stanford education conference this morning, speakers made presentation after presentation without once involving the audience, not even asking for questions. I didn’t mention my suspicion that STEM dumbs down education.

One Way For-Profit Education Providers Undermine Public Education

Nine Shift

I had predicted for years that for-profit education providers, who once (e.g. Christopher Whittle) tried to take over K-12 elementary schools, and who still garner huge tax payer monies in higher education (e.g. University of Phoenix), would pursue profit over the best interests of our 1,000 continuing education programs, members of LERN, in nonprofit schools and colleges. The story I researched this last week for LERN and our 5,000 members was almost unbelievable. .

The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I think it's the goal of the vast majority of those working for open educational resources (OER). UNESCO - "UNESCO believes that universal access to high quality education is key to the building of peace, sustainable social and economic development, and intercultural dialogue." Creative Commons - "With the internet, universal access to education is possible, but its potential is hindered by increasingly restrictive copyright laws and incompatible technologies."

the execution of education

Harold Jarche

Using the perspective of the 70:20:10 model (Experience, Exposure, Education) we should focus our efforts on maximizing our workplace experiences for learning. Educational institutions let graduates walk out the door and then get to work, with co-op programs being the exception.

Is a College Education Still Worth It?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He cites a recent article by MIT economist David Autor which points out that a college-educated worker can expect an additional lifetime earning of over $500,000 compared to one whose highest degree is a high school diploma. As for the question, is a college education still worth it?,

Doctor of Education: Athabasca University

George Siemens

Athabasca University has the benefit of offering one of the first doctor of education programs, fully online, in North America. The program is cohort-based and accepts 12 students annually. I’ve been teaching in the doctorate program for several years (Advanced Research Methods as well as, occasionally, Teaching & Learning in DE) and supervise 8 (?!) doctoral students currently. Applications for the fall 2017 start are now being accepted with a January 15, 2017 deadline.

Disrupting Education

Clark Quinn

The following was prompted by a discussion on how education has the potential to be disrupted. Some thoughts I lobbed in another forum (lightly edited): Mark Warschauer, in his great book Learning in the Cloud (which has nothing to do with ‘the cloud’), pointed out that there are only 3 things wrong with public education: the curricula, the pedagogy, and the way they use tech; other than that they’re fine.

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. Similarly, in a 2006 report , the National Academy of Engineering called for reforming engineering education. “New

Occupy Education

Jay Cross

We used the hand signals of the Occupy movement as our public backchannel as we focused on reforming education. After sorting through the current landscape of education and barriers to progress, we brought up examples of people, sites, and projects that are getting it right.

New Education Model Introduced

Nine Shift

For the first time, the Nine Shift seminar introduced an example of a new model for higher education. Nine Shift predicts customized learning plans will be at the core of the new model for higher education.

Higher Education's Edifice Complex Now Crisis

Nine Shift

Higher education seems to be sliding towards a huge breakdown. A big problem for higher education is that its edifice complex is way out of control. Few are talking about it; many are hiding it. .

VR and Education

David Weinberger

The MindCET blog has posted a post of mine about why VR seems so attractive to educational technology folks. Here’s the beginning: By now we’re accustomed to the idea that the Internet enables us to spread education out across large physical distances. But just as spreading Nutella means thinning it, so does spreading education seem to require making the connections less substantial and real.

2014 Education + Sydney ALERT

Dave Snowden

A core part of Cognitive Edge's mission/business is education and our courses have developed over the years in a messily coherent way. I nearly a decade of existence we have built a software and education business on the back of revenue without VC investment.

Keep democracy in education

Harold Jarche

I liken our dominant educational structure as the offspring of a shotgun wedding between industrialists who needed literate workers to operate their machinery, and progressives who wanted to lift up the common person from poverty and drudgery.

Knowledge, Education, and the Role of Teachers

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

From your perspective, how do you see changes the modern society undergoes, especially in the field of education? In a fundamental way, this changes how we should view education. In the pre-digital era, the dominant metaphor for education was transmission. You see this even in prevalent pre-digital distance education theory. It is the model of the educator, or of the education system, as authority, and of students or learners as passive recipients of content.

Experience, Exposure, Education

Harold Jarche

10%: Education. 70%: Experience. 20%: Exposure.

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.

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

To name: No, we don’t need no stinking education, nor enablement , because, you know, these social tools put in place are just so easy to use that no-one would need it, nor find it useful nor relevant.

The Other Thing Educators Don't Know: Learning

Nine Shift

You would really think educators would be specialists in how we learn. In addition to not knowing about the Knowledge Society - - their mission of which is to prepare students for - - educators do not know about learning, especially learning styles. Here's the big four about which educators are clueless. 2.Generational learning styles (this is the easiest one for educators to grasp) 3.Gender and learning. It's time educators learn what they're doing.

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 change pressures that exist now are not ones that the existing higher education model can ignore. This gets at the heart of a challenge in higher education.

Continuing Education Threatened

Nine Shift

The very existence of continuing education in America is being threatened. Most colleges do not even do civic education, avocational, leisure courses - - those courses that result in an educated public.

Workplace Learning is not the same as Education

Jane Hart

“The business of Education is education; the business of Business is business.“ “ Continuous learning and performance improvement lies at the heart of any business – not packaged training courses, programmes or events.

Huffington Post Gets Education Wrong

Nine Shift

It is true that when the education system becomes broke (it has) and needs to be transformed for the new economic era and way of life (it does indeed need such transformation - - and is being transformed), there is experimentation. But education is not dead. Formal education is just being transformed, not eliminated. The Huffington Post and Gustavo Tanaka are just guessing when they cite this as a reason the world is changing: 8."Un-schooling Un-schooling trends." WRONG.

[liveblog][AI] AI and education lightning talks

David Weinberger

Chris: We’re thinking about how we can educate state attorneys general, for example. The post [liveblog][AI] AI and education lightning talks appeared first on Joho the Blog Sara Watson, a BKC affiliate and a technology critic, is moderating a discussion at the Berkman Klein/Media Lab AI Advance. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.

Learning Analytics: Higher Education

George Siemens

Educational datamining and learning analytics are getting substantial attention in education. Learning Analytics: Higher Education With learning analytics in particular, the term has come to mean anything and everything that involves data in learning.

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%. Just about every such study points to a similar trend : for the foreseeable future, the US economy will need better educated workers with specific skill requirements.

The rise of global remote work will impact health, education, and far more

Ross Dawson

Today’s Australian Financial Review featured a section Transformation Agenda, including an article based on an interview with me, Health and education sectors the next to feel online disruption. The article goes on to draw on my comments to look at many of the examples of how connected work is disrupting health, including CrowdMed , , and Dr Sicknote , and then closes with my comments on the impact on education, from an Australian perspective.

Educational Technology & Related Education Conferences: January-June 2012

Jane Hart

The list focuses primarily on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. Clayton R Wright has produced the latest version of his well-known and well-regarded conference list.

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. If we change how we think about public education, we may also be able to improve how we support workplace learning.

Responding to the fragmentation of higher education

George Siemens

In early February, I had the pleasure of delivering a presentation to University of Victoria on the state of higher education and challenges of fragmentation. Thanks for Valerie Irvine and Jillianne Code from TIE Lab and the Faculty of Education for hosting me.