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Vision and Innovation in Education

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Pinterest: Emerging trends in education. THE: Future perfect: what will universities look like in 2030? Recently the media had fun comparing the vision of life in 2015 depicted in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II with the reality – with the internet being the glaring omission.

THE: Future perfect: what will universities look like in 2030?

But what if we were to try to predict the academy’s future? Could we do a more accurate job? After all, isn’t that one of the tasks of university leaders, given that the future is coming even to those who don’t have a time machine in their sports cars? We asked several distinguished academics to tell us how they imagine higher education will look in 2030. International Education News l The PIE News l Futurists say tech key to HE access, grad readiness. Using video images of the 2011 tsunami in Japan, Yuri van Geest, founder of think tank SingularityU, called on educators to act before the rising tide of technological advancements.

International Education News l The PIE News l Futurists say tech key to HE access, grad readiness

Citing examples that already exist today, including voice recognition technology used by human resource departments, Geest said technological development is shifting from the ice phase, to water and now steam. “People and ideas are interacting like never before” “People and ideas are interacting like never before,” he commented, predicting a new model of work where smaller teams of employees rely on communities to outsource specific tasks.

“It’s flips the whole system inside out,” he said. “There’s less ownership and more access.” Is 2016 The Year That Progressive Education Returns? - Is 2016 The Year That Progressive Education Returns?

Is 2016 The Year That Progressive Education Returns? -

4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning. 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning by Jennifer Rita Nichols The term “21st century” has become an integral part of educational thinking and planning for the future.

4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning

Educators and administrators are actively searching for ways to prepare students for the future, and the educational system has been evolving faster than ever before. Various studies have shown us that rote memorization is not an effective learning strategy, and that teacher-centered classrooms may not be the most efficiently structured ones for student engagement. However, despite learning about the skills that students will need to develop to become successful in the 21st century, as well as what beliefs about education may be worth hanging onto or throwing away, schools and teachers are left trying to figure out what their role needs to be in the education of their 21st century students.

What Compels People to Pursue Radical Innovations in Education. What compels people to pursue more radical innovations in education?

What Compels People to Pursue Radical Innovations in Education

It has now been almost two decades since I started to more seriously and systematically study innovations in education and innovative learning organizations. Many of the musings about that show up in the chapters of my book on Missional Moonshots (not to mention the many articles on this blog), but since my exploration started, I can’t think of a single day that has passed without some thought experiment or reflection about educational innovation. In that sense, it has become a consuming passion for me because I see educational innovation as an important social good, and I have immense respect for those who tap into the courage, creativity and hard work necessary to pursue revolutionary or radical innovations in education.

What Achieving Digital Equity Using Online Courses Could Look Like. By John Hansen and Justin Reich For almost a century, technology enthusiasts have promised that new innovations can democratize education.

What Achieving Digital Equity Using Online Courses Could Look Like

In 1932, Benjamin Darrow, founder of the Ohio School of the Air, argued that radio would “make universally available the services of the finest teachers.” In 1961, the Ford Foundation’s Teaching by Television report declared that TV would provide poor students with “instruction of a higher order than they might otherwise receive.” An Unlikely Group Forms Unified Vision for the Future of Education. Education has long been a hotly debated issue and with good reason — the policies and actions of education leaders affect our nation’s children, the future of the workforce and the day-to-day lives of families.

An Unlikely Group Forms Unified Vision for the Future of Education

But the struggle to improve the system has often left advocates in distinct camps, each believing that their solution, whether it be charter schools or blended learning or investing in teachers, is the best way to improve learning. That’s why it’s surprising to see a group of high-profile but strange bedfellows putting forward a new vision for learning, which they’re calling Education Reimagined. Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed. Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution by Terry Heick Recently, someone asked me what I thought about innovation in higher ed in an email, so I responded with a couple of hundred words, which I’ve added to in creating this short blog post.

Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed

Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain. Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain by Paul Moss Recently I came across this interesting article: Shifting from Pedagogy to Heutagogy and whilst espousing all contained within, it got me thinking about the inescapable perils faced when adopting this and other progressive forms of teaching.

Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain

Going against the grain can be a lonely experience at times, and whilst sound theory and instinct act as a nice warm blanket against the cold, one could well do with a practical survival guide to assist in implementing new practice. 12 Silent Saboteurs Of Innovation In Education. 12 Realities That Are Killing Innovation In Public Education.

12 Silent Saboteurs Of Innovation In Education

10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy - 10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy by TeachThought Staff This is an excerpt from a report, produced in collaboration with SRI International, that proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. You can read the full report, with in-depth explanations and examples of each learning strategy in action, here. Singularity University - Solving Humanity's Grand Challenges. Singularity University: The Harvard of Silicon Valley Is Planning for a Robot Apocalypse. The students and teachers at Singularity University welcome a future where robots run the world.

During a recent Executive Program at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University, the institution’s co-founder Peter Diamandis made some confident predictions. Within the next decade, he said, self-driving cars will eliminate all driving fatalities. Artificial intelligence will soon surpass the skills of the best human doctors and remove all inefficiencies from health care systems.

These AIs will invent new pharmaceuticals to cure previously fatal diseases and will 3D print customized medicines based on genetic analysis of individual patients. Perhaps best of all, he said, plummeting production costs and rising prosperity will make such fantastic medical care essentially free. His audience was a group of 98 executives from 44 countries around the world; each had paid $14,000 to attend the weeklong program at Singularity University’s NASA Research Park campus in Mountain View, California. The purpose of education. Behind the rhetoric and politics, education is about the outcomes it achieves for its learners. More than being about the nuances of technology, learning space design, curriculum structures and pedagogical practices schools should have effective answers to questions that focus on what they hope to achieve for their learners. How we answer this question should then dictate the measures we utilise to achieve these goals and it is to these ends that we must apply our efforts.

The prime goal of educational institutions is not as clear as one may consider. Many will point towards preparation for the future as a key goal and this is what drives much of the educational policies we see at present. The End of School — Life Learning. Once upon a time, unless you were aristocracy or a member of a philosophical class, the most common way for you to get educated was not to craft your own curriculum with the help of a mentor or coach but to go to school.

Assuming you weren’t needed to keep your family alive by farming, collecting food, hunting, or working a factory, you went where other children in your class went: to school. The idea behind the community school was economies of scale. It was easier to have one teacher teach 20 children at once rather than split up time and resources among those 20 individually.

Personalized Learning Is Not a Product. For all the hype surrounding so-called “personalized learning,” plenty of skeptics worry that it could do more harm than good—especially within the context of larger trends in academia. They worry that, among other things, personalized learning products will be used not to improve student learning, but as cheaper and “good enough” replacements for faculty labor. Jonathan Rees, a history professor at Colorado State University – Pueblo, articulated this worry in a recent blog post: Look at this situation from as administrator’s point of view. If they buy these expensive computer programs, where will they get the money to pay for them? At cash-strapped schools the inevitable justification will be because it can save labor costs. Forbes Welcome. Do Personalized Learning Programs Offer Authentic Choices? Where Should Innovation in Education Come From? – Bright.