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The Future of Education - Charting the Course of Teaching and Learning in a Networked World

The Future of Education - Charting the Course of Teaching and Learning in a Networked World
"The depth of your observations from last night is still resonating with me. I'm trying to think of another interview I've given where the questioner understood the material so well that he/she so regularly (and fluidly) went into new intellectual territory. I can't think of any. Pretty amazing. Thank you." -David Shenk

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Know thyself Artist's impression of original text inscribed in Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Photo of the Stone of 12 Angles, Cusco, Peru. A stained glass window in a public building in Ludwigshafen, Germany with the contracted version γνῶθι σαυτόν. The maxim, or aphorism, "know thyself" has had a variety of meanings attributed to it in literature. The Suda, a 10th-century encyclopedia of Greek knowledge, says: "the proverb is applied to those whose boasts exceed what they are",[2] and that "know thyself" is a warning to pay no attention to the opinion of the multitude.[3] In Latin, the aphorism is generally given as nosce te ipsum[4] or temet nosce.[5]

Impact - Impact Applications for Spring 2017 IMPACT cohort are now available. Click here to apply. To learn more about the IMPACT program, please click here to watch two IMPACT fellows sharing their experiences. IMPACT (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation) The overarching goal of IMPACT is to achieve a greater student-centered learning environment by incorporating active and collaborative learning as well as other student-centered teaching and learning practices and technologies into large enrollment foundational courses. International Education News l The PIE News l 2020: Demand for HE to outpace international student mobility Improved domestic provision of higher education, increased intraregional student mobility and the overall growth of Transnational Education (TNE), will meet the growing demand for higher education in 2020 say over 20 global higher education leaders. “TNE variants may prove to be a more prudent recruitment vehicle than relying only on international students” Growth in global HE international enrolments will decline from 5-6% to 1.4% annually in 2020 as demand in the developed world slows and supply in BRIC countries increases, the paper claims. Major destinations such as France, Germany and New Zealand are already experiencing this: their international enrolments grew by less than 10% from 2005 to 2010. “In practical terms I don’t think it means anything dramatic. It probably means that TNE variants may prove to be a more prudent recruitment vehicle than relying only on international students,” William Lawton, Director of Observatory on Borderless Higher Education told The PIE News.

Elements April 18, 2014 The Antisocial-Media App A few weeks ago, I was in a café across the street from my house, having just put in an order for the first cappuccino of the day, when a woman walked in with her young son. I recognized him as one of the children who is regularly looked after by the same child minder as my own son. Case studies in social bookmarking - Empowering learners with social bookmarking Introducing social bookmarking with students Anne talks about the process for her and students to work out what new tools can provide and then how they can enrich the learning experience. Allowing ‘set up’ time initially to help students to familiarise with the tools is an important part of this process.

Graduate School of Education What is Action Research? According to the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, "Action research is inquiry or research in the context of focused efforts to improve the quality of an organization and its performance. It typically is designed and conducted by practitioners who analyze the data to improve their own practice. Action research can be done by individuals or by teams of colleagues. Teachers Tweeting Teachers: Building a Community of Practice through Twitter During a leadership team (LT) meeting of the San Diego Area Writing Project (SDAWP) in January 2012 we were talking about digital tools and the ways that teachers—and all of us are teachers—use or don’t use online forums for communication. We have had this discussion before as we continue to explore ways to stay connected without (or in addition to) face-to-face meetings. And in spite of this wish for digital connections, we have found that many teachers, including many of us in this group, really don’t participate in online forums. Facebook is the most widely accepted social media forum used by the people we know—though it is primarily used for social/family purposes.

How to Spot the Future Photo: Brock Davis Thirty years ago, when John Naisbitt was writing Megatrends, his prescient vision of America’s future, he used a simple yet powerful tool to spot new ideas that were bubbling in the zeitgeist: the newspaper. He didn’t just read it, though. He took out a ruler and measured it. The more column inches a particular topic earned over time, the more likely it represented an emerging trend. “The collective news hole,” Naisbitt wrote, “becomes a mechanical representation of society sorting out its priorities”—and he used that mechanism to predict the information society, globalism, decentralization, and the rise of networks.

Taking the Learners and Technology Outdoors I began my career as an educator as an outdoor educator. Now I teach educational technology. Given both the ever increasing sedentary and indoor lives of kids and the advancement of technology, the time is ripe to combine the two. Current and recurring themes that guide my ideas about what constitutes a “good” education include: Creating Blogs and Websites This page is where you can find resources related to my presentations about creating effective blogs and websites to complement instruction. How to create a Blogger blog. How to turn on comment moderation in Blogger. How to add or subtract contributors to your Blogger blog. How to create an Edublogs blog.

Action Research in Education Conducting action research in education can be a rewarding experience for teachers and can lead to new ideas and strategies to promote student success. This section of our website is designed to provide teachers with ideas for using drawings as a data source in their action research. While your research question(s) will guide your study design you may find drawings to be a valuable source of data.

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