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Pipelines and Dragons and Bears Oh My Eyeing China, Russia Risks its European Energy Market Cutting off natural gas supplies would hurt Russia as well as Europe, but a potential deal with Beijing could give Moscow even more leverage in its standoff with the West. The End of History? How America Forgot Geopolitics Since the end of the Cold War, many Americans have operated under the assumptions that old-fashioned geopolitics were a thing of the past. Essay Race, Democracy and the Constitution Roger Berkowitz Deciding that preferential admissions to universities on the basis of race is impermissible if not unconstitutional. Polar Shares US Unprepared For Arctic Rush A new report finds that the United States is woefully underprepared for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic. Student Debt Bubble Middle-Aged Americans Haunted by Student Debt Americans still rank student loans as their greatest financial problem well into their forties. Energy Security The Persistence of Modern Piracy Greener Pastures Related:  NTICs - NICT education

Manuel Castells: Creative education for the Information Age: Mission Impossible? Notes from ‘Manuel Castells: Creative education for the Information Age: Mission Impossible?‘ by Gerard Pagès i Camps ‘I’m going to talk about the Obstacles and let we will find the solutions’ Manuel Castells who understood very early in the 90’s that Internet is going to change everything and recently received the 2012 Holberg International Memorial Prize from the Parliament of Norway, pointed as a key idea of his speech how educational institutions can resist to change, can transform for change. A recent study on education published in Science calculated that the amount of digital information in the world went from 52% of the total in 2002 to 07% in 2007. New skills are needed to be able to select and recombine information, to be capable to create new knowledge and meaning. Education is the critical matter for equality of opportunities. Social recognition is the keyTechnology will not solve this problem In other hand universities have to consider universities themselves as a system.

C. M. Rubin: The Global Search for Education: Singapore on Technology "The focus is on using technology as a tool for teaching and learning, rather than on technology in itself." -- Dr. Pak Tee Ng Singapore's education institutions are considered among the most advanced in the world with regard to information technology. This week in The Global Search for Education, I invited Dr. Pak Tee Ng in Singapore to update us on how Singapore's Ministry of Education (MOE) continues to support its public school system with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Dr. "In the future, all Singapore schools will be connected to the Next Generation Broadband Network (NGBN), which will provide ultra-high speed wireless connectivity." -- Dr. Can you give us the background to Singapore's Information Technology plan for its school system and also tell us what one would expect to find in primary and secondary public school classrooms currently? Singapore has been faithfully implementing a master plan since 1997 for integrating technology into education. Yes and no.

Sahlins (Economia de la Edad de Piedra).pdf This article was taken from the November 2012 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online. Joi Ito, 46-year-old director of MIT's Media Lab since last September, has just selected the faculty's newest outpost: the troubled streets of downtown Detroit. Welcome to Ito's vision for opening up the 27-year-old Media Lab, one in which -- for example -- urban agriculture might be researched in Detroit; the arts in Chicago; coding in London; and in which any bright talent anywhere, academically qualified or not, can be part of the world's leading "antidisciplinary" research lab. "Being open, you're much less likely to have someone competitive emerge and you're also much more likely to find somebody who wants to come to work with you. And that will come from pursuing distinctly unconventional research goals.

Analyzing ICT and education policies in developing countries | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education For the last year or so, we have been collecting policy documents related to ICT use in education from around the world, with a specific interest in trying to document policy intent in developing countries, especially in East Asia. This is one component of a larger initiative at the World Bank called Systems Approach for Better Education Results, or SABER. As part of our SABER-ICT project, we are trying to help policymakers as they attempt to assess and compare their own policies against those of comparator countries around the world. An education minister approaches the World Bank and asks for help in formulating an 'ICT in education' policy, in preparation for what is intended to be a large scale investment in educational technologies. What might be important to include in such a policy? This is not to say that we know nothing about policy development in this area. Rather, it is meant as a reminder that In our experience, countries are interested in policies from four types of places:

All about MOOCs Whether you see them as a catalyst for change or mostly as hype, MOOCs are fundamentally different from other forays into open online learning. by Rosanna Tamburri A poetry appreciation class for 30,000 – what’s that like? Hear the author talk about her experiences as a MOOC student in the latest Reporter's Notebook podcast. It’s been 25 years since I last set foot in a university classroom and, to be honest, the thought of doing so now makes me a little uneasy. Not that I’ll be in a classroom per se this time round. An introductory email from the instructor, University of Pennsylvania English professor Al Filreis, assured me that I didn’t need to know a thing about poetry to succeed in the class. Week one gets under way with a look at the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Depending on who you talk to, my foray into online learning is either the vanguard of a new wave that will upend higher education as we know it – or just a bunch of hype. Dr. Mr. Mr. Major players

Los cursos on line y gratuitos obliga a las universidades a replantear su modelo MOOC son las siglas en inglés de Massive Open Online Courses (cursos masivos abiertos y en línea). Los proyectos más destacados son:UDACITY. Proyecto de Sebastian Thrun que en enero del 2012 dejó la Universidad de Stanford para crear su propia universidad on line. Thrun y Peter Norvig habían superado todas las expectativas con su curso Introducción a la inteligencia artificial. Ahora intentan que el curso Building a search Engine llegue al medio millón de alumnos. EDX. Se atribuye a John Hennessy, presidente de la Universidad de Stanford, haber sido el primero en hablar de un tsunami en la universidad ("there's a tsunami coming") en una entrevista que le hicieron a principios del año pasado. Hace tan sólo cuatro meses, en la inauguración oficial del curso en las universidades catalanas, el consejero de Economia i Coneixement, Andreu Mas-Colell, lanzó un aviso: "Las grandes universidades del mundo se nos meterán en casa sin crear ningún puesto de trabajo.

L'e-learning est-il l'avenir de l'éducation ? Suivre et apprendre un cours en ligne, une expérience que vous avez peut-être déjà tentée ? En l'espace de quelques années, Internet a multiplié les possibilités d'apprendre à distance. À l'heure où le gouvernement veut refonder l'école, l'enseignement en ligne s'impose comme un nouvel usage à prendre en considération. Souvent perçu comme un outil permettant un meilleur apprentissage, l'e-learning fait désormais partie de la palette pédagogique, mais certains craignent de voir les professeurs remplacés par des écrans. Pour répondre à cette question, nous avons contacté seize experts dont vous pouvez retrouver les contributions ici avant de découvrir notre synthèse ci-dessous. > Les vertus de l'e-learning « Comme ailleurs, l'informatique a fait sortir l'enseignement du taylorisme, a libéré les enseignants de la nécessité de répéter chaque année les mêmes choses et leur a permis d'accéder à des fonctions plus intéressantes. » > L'e-learning, sujet de recherche > E-learning & concurrence

New Media Literacy In Education: Learning Media Use While Developing Critical Thinking Skills Vision of the Future - Part 1 by Howard Rheingold My interest in this subject has always been very personal. And I want to start by emphasizing that the use of online communication for socializing by young people is nothing new. Certainly, the amount of access and the power of the tools available now is significant, but today's online social networks have evolved from the BBSs in teenager's rooms that I started accessing in the 1980s when I first started exploring the online world. Twenty years ago, I discovered social cyberspace when I was looking for new ways to connect with other people. What I have to say comes from what I've learned as a student of social cyberspace, and as a Netizen. Virtual communities are more than an area of expertise for me. My interest in new media literacies was kindled more than ten years ago, when my daughter was in middle school. Two phenomena in the early 1990s drew my attention: Who is the author? What do others say about the author? End of Part 1

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