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The Future of E-Ducation Report

The Future of E-ducation(3)

01/30/2014

The latest SVC2UK White Paper, “The Future of E-ducation“, has been written in collaboration with  Gold Mercury International, the Corporate Vision® Strategy Think Tank.  The Paper draws on many of the case studies from  SVC2UK  2013 and explores what the future is likely to look like for teachers and students. This report looks at the… Read More ›

Assessment Interoperability Framework (AIF)

Assessment Interoperability Framework

To date, a lack of accepted data standards has limited states’ and districts’ abilities to use the most innovative assessment systems. As they develop next-generation assessment systems, states in the Race to the Top Assessment consortia and General Supervision Enhancement Grant consortia need to establish such standards to facilitate item and data transfer across systems… Read More ›

A Taxonomy of Education Standards

14 Important Initiatives for Education Big Data and More

Just like Sheryl Abshire(Chief Technology Officer of Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, LA) pointed out : Districts already have more data than they can manage, and the new assessments and teacher evaluations for 2014 promise to add more to the overflowing pile of numbers. District leaders are overwhelmed right now because they face many changes in 2014,… Read More ›

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Interoperability is an Educational Imperative

Standards play an important role in all aspects of our lives. Everything we take for granted – from standard light bulbs and batteries to the width of roads – could be significantly disrupted without the uniformity produced by consensus around a standard. Interoperability is an Educational Imperative Educational systems are accelerating their transition to the… Read More ›

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Stories of Design Thinking in Schools

January is International Creativity Month. Founded by motivational speaker and author Randall Munson, International Creativity Month is geared towards celebrating the power of creativity across the globe. The ipl2 newsletter curates an array of articles illustrating how creativity is implemented in workplaces, in education, with food, with children, and across cultures. Because implementing creative projects in… Read More ›

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Two U.S. Pilot Programs Putting Coding into Curriculum

Are our school curricula preparing children for the future need of workplace? Think again. Last month, Beaver became the first school in the United States to implement computer coding into each of its classes. MacDonald, who’s been teaching at Beaver for 16 years, is head of the math department. He also holds an MFA in poetry. After… Read More ›

NMC Horizon Report 2013 Museum

NMC Horizon Report – 2013 Museum Edition

The preview was just released!  The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition, is a co-production with the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), and examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in education and interpretation within the museum environment. From the first round of advisory board rankings (“Short List”)… Read More ›

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Innovating Pedagogy 2013 Report from Open University

The “Innovating Pedagogy” series of reports from Open University explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This second report update proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. MOOCs In the… Read More ›

How Google Glass Can Be Used in Education [Infographic]

An Infographic by www.OpenColleges.edu.au Wearable technology refers to devices that can be worn by users, taking the form of an accessory such as jewelry, sunglasses, a backpack, or even actual items of clothing such as shoes or a jacket. The benefit of wearable technology is that it can conveniently integrate tools, devices, power needs, and… Read More ›

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The NMC Horizon Report – 2013 K-12 Edition

From NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Education Edition (full report) The six technologies featured in the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition are placed along three adoption horizons that indicate likely timeframes for their entrance into mainstream use for teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Near-term Horizon On the near-term horizon — that is, within the next 12 months — are two related… Read More ›

Horizon Report – Australian Tertiary Education 2013

Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education 2013-2018 has just been released as one of Horizon reports, produced with the same process underlies the well-known NMC Horizon Report series. Take a minute to grab the main ideas and comparisons below. Comparison of 12 technologies to watch Top-Ranked Trends Across Three NMC Horizon Research Projects Top-Ranked Challenges Across… Read More ›

Build Your Own Dream, Otherwise Some Body Else Will Hire You to Help Build Theirs.

Build your own dream, otherwise some body else will hire you to help build theirs.  – –  from Knowmad Society What’s Knowmad Society ? You ask. Knowmad Society “Knowmads are nomadic knowledge workers –creative, imaginative, and innovative people who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere. Industrial society is giving way to knowledge and innovation work. Whereas… Read More ›

(Infographic) 12 Emerging Technologies That Will Impact Higher Education

A new infographic based on New Media Consoritum’s 12 emerging technologies to watch highlights how mobile technologies will impact the future of higher education. It’s from OnlineDegrees.org There is no more section on mobile Apps alone (only tablet computing) – why? Apps are already becoming ubiquitous. Please include attribution to OnlineDegrees.org with this graphic.

Top 15 Effective Methods of Teaching and Learning

About learning and teaching, everything works, but how well? John Hattie has led a team at Auckland University, New Zealand which compares the effect on learning of over 100 classroom interventions. In his book, John Hattie said that almost everything we do in our efforts to help students in schools has a positive effect on students. However,… Read More ›

Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age

by Tom Vander Ark, GettingSmart.com : Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age Marty Neumeier teaches companies to innovate.  He shared lessons learned in his new book Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age.  Neumeier sees machines taking jobs that don’t require creativity, humanity or leadership. “Creative abilities are critical in a time of change,” says Neumeier. “Unfortunately,… Read More ›