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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning. The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including: –weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity –underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design –considering the considerable potential of social media platforms against its apparent divergence from academic learning Some educators seek out the ideal of a 21st century learning environment constantly, while others prefer that we lose the phrase altogether, insisting that learning hasn’t changed, and good learning looks the same whether it’s the 12th or 21st century.

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model. The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model by Terry Heick As a follow-up to our 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning we developed in 2009, we have developed an updated framework, The Inside-Out Learning Model.

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model

The goal of the model is simple enough–not pure academic proficiency, but instead authentic self-knowledge, diverse local and global interdependence, adaptive critical thinking, and adaptive media literacy. By design this model emphasizes the role of play, diverse digital and physical media, and a designed interdependence between communities and schools. Will 3D Printing Change the World? 2014-nmc-horizon-report-he-EN-SC.pdf. 3D Printing Will Transform Education.

Maker Movement.pdf. 3D Printing Will Transform Education. Astronauts getting 3-D printer at International Space Station. Now Playing NASA awards 'space taxi' contract to Boeing and SpaceX CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.

Astronauts getting 3-D printer at International Space Station

NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. The printer, made by a Northern California company called Made in Space, is among more than 5,000 pounds of space station cargo that's stuffed into a SpaceX Dragon capsule that was supposed to lift off before dawn Saturday. Rainy weather forced SpaceX to delay the launch until Sunday. Besides real-time replacement parts at the station, NASA envisions astronauts, in the decades ahead, making entire habitats at faraway destinations like Mars. "If we're really going to set up shop on Mars," we have to do this, Jeff Sheehy, NASA's senior technologist, said Friday. Higher education in 2020: three key forecasts from new report. "What will higher education look like in 2020?

Higher education in 2020: three key forecasts from new report

" Tackling this broad question was a departure from the usual data-led work of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education where I am director. The short answer is that 2020 is only seven years away and, with a bit of luck, things should not get much worse. The approach of our recent Horizon Scanning report for the International Unit and Leadership Foundation for Higher Education was dictated partly by the current landscape of higher education and further shaped by judgement. Its frame of reference included transnational education (TNE), Moocs, and ongoing debates around the sustainability of recruitment and international mobility.

Other contributing factors were funding, student trends, trade liberalisation and the role of international rankings. The paper concludes with a note on disruptive political change – while intended to be relevant to planning and policy decisions, it is descriptive and analytical rather than prescriptive. The Role of Disruptive Technology in the Future of Higher Education. Key Takeaways Although not a magical way to transform higher education, disruptive technology must interrupt our usual policies, practices, and assumptions.

The Role of Disruptive Technology in the Future of Higher Education

Truly disruptive tools will force new thinking and new approaches to ensuring student learning in higher education. Technology enables online learning, which potentially qualifies as a disruptive innovation in education. Having been immersed lately in reading about disruptive technologies, I am in a quandary. Which — if any — technology in higher education is truly disruptive? Pressures for Change. Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums. Video: The Explainer: Disruptive Innovation - Harvard Business Review. Miracles You’ll See In The Next Fifty Years. 2014 Horizon Report. This Invention Will Change The World, Just Watch. Google self-driving car has no steering wheel or brake.

If you're uneasy at the idea of riding in a vehicle that drives itself, just wait till you see Google's new car.

Google self-driving car has no steering wheel or brake

It has no gas pedal, no brake and no steering wheel. Google has been demonstrating its driverless technology for several years by retrofitting Toyotas, Lexuses and other cars with cameras and sensors. But now, for the first time, the company has unveiled a prototype of its own: a cute little car that looks like a cross between a VW Beetle and a golf cart. "They won't have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal ... because they don't need them," Google said Tuesday in a blog post introducing the unnamed electric vehicles. "Our software and sensors do all the work. " Unlike previous models, these cars won't have human drivers monitoring them at all times. The cars' speed for now has been capped at 25 mph, allowing engineers to minimize the risk of crashes during testing. The Future of Education: Epic 2020.