education does not destroy creativity

Harold Jarche

Or rather, we get educated out of it.” Education does not destroy creativity. There is a certain irony that the most popular TED Talk — Do schools kill creativity? — is seriously questioned in a TEDx talk over a decade later.

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. Customer Education departments are stuck in the Cenozoic era. Another example concerns internal education departments.

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

A solid education platform

Clark Quinn

In the past couple of days, I’ve come across two different initiatives to improve education. And certainly our education system can stand improvement. The post A solid education platform appeared first on Learnlets.

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.

On education

Dave Snowden

Short term functionalism, and its impact on our capacity to operate as a knowledge economy are to my mind one of the main issues in modern education. It is not that we should not have vocational education and commercial focus, the opposite in fact.

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.

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.

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.

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.

making your education

Harold Jarche

As the authors , Goldin & Kutarna, say, “Don’t just get an education. When I first encountered the web I was certain it would change the world. Today there is little doubt that networked society is developing into a very different world than the pre-internet days.

New Project: Digitizing Higher Education

George Siemens

In fall, I’ll be running a course on edX with a few colleagues on Digitizing Higher Education. Here’s the pitch: Higher education faces tremendous change pressure and the resulting structures that are now being formed will alter the role of universities in society for the next several generations. to actively research systemic transformation in higher education. Catherine Ngugi (Open Education Africa).

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.

Education, Work and US Leadership in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ll focus my discussions on two in particular: Technology and Work; and Education, Training, and the Labor Market. While many new jobs will be created, the higher-paying ones will require greater levels of education and training. Education, Training and the Labor Market.

Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year the communications firm Burson-Marsteller along with research firm PSB interviewed 1,500 Americans from all walks of life to shed light on their feelings about the current state of the economy and their expectations for the future. “Americans are concerned about the present, but optimistic about the future,” was the survey ’s overriding finding. “ However, opinions about the economy and the future are somewhat driven by education level.”.

Skills 100

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.

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.

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.

Education and Training

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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

Experience, Exposure, Education

Harold Jarche

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

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.

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.

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.

The True Value of a Good Education: Adaptability to a Changing Environment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond STEM, 10% of 2017 PhDs were in the Humanities and Arts, 9% in Education, and 5% in various other disciplines. Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows the value of a PhD education. It typically takes 7 to 9 years to get a PhD, - often longer in the humanities and education. In 1986 US federal laws prohibited mandatory age retirements in higher education, so t enured professors have been staying in their jobs for a longer number of years.

Future of Higher Education

George Siemens

On Monday, Oct 8, we kick of the Current State/Future of Higher Education open online course. This course will run for six weeks, covering these topics. We’re using Desire2Learn as a platform, in addition to the gRSSHopper software (developed by Stephen Downes and used in our open courses since 2008). If you want to join, registration is open: [link

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.

Duplication theory of educational value

George Siemens

Higher education faces a value crisis. Digital educational content in itself is not worth money. The College Conspiracy video, with over 2 million views, argues that higher education is basically a scam. Similarly, the Higher Education Price Index (.pdf)

Openness in Education

George Siemens

I’m involved in several, including Current State/Future of Education (non-credit). I’m also teaching an open online course with Rory McGreal on Openness in Education (if interested, register here ). It’s a busy fall with open online courses. See the course schedule for more information on topics. We’re still getting content on the site posted, including finding ways to steal ds106′s daily create (we’re going for weekly

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.

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.

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?). May I introduce you to Coursera where two more Stanford professors (Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng) are offering Udacity-like education.

Educational Game Design Q&A

Clark Quinn

How many years have you been designing educational games? Started with my first job out of college, designing and programming educational computer games. Please walk us through your process for creating an educational game from concept to implementation.

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.

Education at a glance: 2011

George Siemens

OECD has released the 2011 version of Education at a Glance. This is an outstanding resource – review and have handy the next time you’re in a conference and a keynote speaker drones on about educational change, relying on opinions rather than stats.

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.

Management Education

Dave Snowden

Rant over, the main subject was the role and purpose of management education. We need to give people a broad education in ideas and how to find more - that means teaching anthropology, philosophy and other humanities to increase the diversity of material that the managers will have in their future lives. Sunday was Henry Mintzburg day at the AoM with two sessions involving the master. The AoM organising committee really deserve a slating for the location of the sessions.

Higher Education & Budgets: Collaborative or Not?

Dan Pontefract

The organizational make-up of higher education institutions is one of the more intriguing constructs in society today. Take for example the work of Andrew Abboud, formerly of London City University in England, now CIO of Laureate Education Group in Switzerland.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks. Open Education Resources Alongside the development of educational technologies is an equally important movement to support open educational resources. Though not the equivalent of a full MIT education, these resources were visited by millions of people around the world over the last 12 years.

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."

US education: a grave failure of national management & character

Steve Denning

Studies show that US education also puts the future in peril. Per student, the US now spends more than all but three other countries—Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Norway—on elementary and secondary education, but with poor results.

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? Indeed, instead of asking how economists should consider campus course import and export policies, wouldn''t it be more relevant to question why economists have any influence on education, articulation or matriculation policy at all?

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?,