WORLD LEARNING SUMMIT MAGAZINE

By Oddgeir Tveiten | Background stories and themes for the annual World Learning Summit, hosted by the University of Agder – Norway.

6 Rising Technology Trends In Public School Classrooms

<b>6 Rising Technology Trends In Public School Classrooms</b><p>by <b>Lynsey Jenkins</b>, VP Marketing of LapCabby<p>The conversation surrounding the ‘digital classroom’ …

Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class

For the past 15 years, educators have debated, exhaustively, the perils of laptops in the lecture hall. Professors complain that laptops are distraction machines; defenders say that boring classes are to blame — students have always doodled or daydreamed, so what’s the difference that they’re …

'Top universities to offer full degrees online in five years'

Leading universities will offer fully accredited undergraduate courses online within five years, says the co-founder of a US online university network.<p>Daphne Koller, president of Coursera, said the necessary technology was available but universities had been hesitant about their "reputation".<p>So …

The technology of higher education

Ryan Craig Contributor<p>Ryan Craig is managing director of University Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>College for the 21st century<br>• Hiring has gone Hollywood<p>For nearly 30 years, pundits have predicted that education technology would disrupt higher education. Online courses will reduce costs and …

Higher Education

The Man Who Shed Light On Why College Keeps Getting More Expensive

William Bowen, a scholar and former president of Princeton University, died last week. He is associated with one of the key explanations for just why a college degree keeps getting more and more <i>and more</i> expensive.<p>Bowen, who was President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and before that, led …

University opens without any teachers

<b>A university without any teachers has opened in California this month.</b><p>It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.<p>The US college, a branch of an institution in France with the same name, will train …

Four cautionary lessons about education technology

There is no denying that governments around the world are expanding investments in education technology, from inputs that students use directly (like …

In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant

A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future<p>In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines?<p>Children learn …

Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else

Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to anyone with a personal Google account, too.<p>This means …

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can’t grasp it

<b>By Egill Bjarnason</b>, <i>The Associated Press</i><p>REYKJAVIK, Iceland — When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees “Solarfri” posted, they need no …

North Atlantic

MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now?

I took one of the very first MOOCs, and back then the videos, assignments, and certificates were all free. That was in 2011. Unfortunately, this …

Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow's Schools, Today

Presented by Eric Sheninger, ICLE Senior Fellow, Principal, Author, Consultant, and Learner; and Tom Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready …

List-Worthy

Design Resources at Stanford

There’s no one degree or course checklist that officially makes you a design thinker. Instead, a student’s relationship with design comes in many …

European Online Education Startup, iversity, Gets ~500k Course Sign-Ups In First 4-Months

iversity, a Berlin-based MOOCs platform that’s hoping to become the Coursera of Europe, has managed to pull in nearly 500,000 course sign-ups in the four months since its first massively open online courses went live.<p>iversity launched its first batch of 24 course in mid-October — noting at the time …

Infusing Digital Citizenship into Higher Education

By onJanuary 27, 2014 in Integration of Social Media in the Classroom<p>The last few weeks I have blogging about digital student development theory, …

Creating the Next Generation of Collaboration Experiences

If you’ve been following Cisco Collaboration recently, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been changing things up…and I don’t mean just a little. Truth is, we’ve been busy completely reimagining collaboration and setting the foundation for a revolution in the industry.<p>We’re listening to users who have …

Cisco Systems

Are edutech startups plugging an innovation gap in our universities?

Universities should not depend on big vendors for technology solutions, but instead encourage their staff and students to engage and collaborate with startups to boost innovation in higher education, says Victor Henning, chief executive of one of the UK's leading edutech startups, …

Digital Pedagogy for Non-traditional Students

The goal of this presentation is to spark conversation, debate, and collaboration around digital, hybrid, and critical pedagogies. Discussions of online learning are crucial to non-traditional students, adult students, and lifelong learners.<p>Rather than simply transplanting the Lego castle of …

Preparing for the connected campus

INTERNET OF THINGS<br>This report may have interest for FLL network members:<br>Recently made available from: Link to report here.<p>As the Internet of Things …

You Can Take These 8,000 College and University Courses For Free

College is expensive. In recent years several universities and colleges around the world have started offering some of their courses for free. Over …

Invitation to Join: CC Open Education Platform

“Open is Welcoming” by Alan Levine, CC0In early 2017, the Creative Commons Global Network (CCGN) completed a consultation process of renewing and …

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

<i>This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “top ed-tech stories”</i>Perhaps it’s no surprise that there was so much talk this year about education, …

The web's greatest minds explain how we can fix the internet

When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web in 1989, he designed it to be open. Anyone could use it to make a website, link to others and …

27 open solutions to everything in education

Openness (from open source software, to open hardware, to open principles) is changing the paradigm of education. So, to celebrate all that's gone on …

Report from Arizona State University: “Toward Successful Implementation of the Open Access Policy”

The following report first published in February 2018 has been made available online by the Arizona State University Senate.<p><b>Title</b><p><b>Author</b><p>Igor A. …

Student Centered Learning – The Twitter History Teacher

In 1968 a few teachers and parents started a school on the idea that students could be in charge of their own learning. At this school students don’t …

University of Buffalo Launches an Open Education Research Lab

From the U. of Buffalo:<p>The Graduate School of Education has joined the SUNY-wide effort to reduce the costs of higher education by launching an Open …

We must take control of publication costs

The scientific publication system is in the middle of a transition from publication in subscription-based journals to open publication on the …

MIT Open Access Task Force releases white paper | MIT News

The ad hoc task force on open access to MIT’s research has released “Open Access at MIT and Beyond: A White Paper of the MIT Ad Hoc Task Force on …