A world where learners never meet their teachers http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6369660 A world where learners never meet their teachers
The lessons of the future may not take place in schools - and students may never even meet their teachers, an education technology expert has predicted.
Instead, education could take place in centres for students of all ages, with expert teachers giving lessons by video to thousands of learners across the globe, according to a bold vision of how teaching could look in the decades to come that will be debated at a global education conference next week.
Imagining Future Friendly Schools #virtconlive @mfurdyk http://bit.ly/ZfqaR3 Imagining Future Friendly Schools: Technology, Global Citizenship, and Student Voice #virtconlive @mfurdyk "Michael Furdyk will take us through his decade-long journey with TakingITGlobal, creating an online network engaging millions of youth in taking action on the world’s greatest challenges. He will share stories of educators collaborating to engage their students in challenge-based learning, and explore what it means to be a Future Friendly School in this complex, rapidly-changing world." Michael Furdyk's website
IMAGINATION: Creating the Future of Education and Work http://creatingthefuturetoday.com IMAGINATION: Creating the Future of Education and Work
The research and field work covered in this project began in January 2009. Rather than publishing results as a book or white paper, both of which are one-sided approaches to a subject that demands a conversation, an interactive site was chosen as the format.
| The Culture of Games | Inside the “Virtual Cave” | Immersive Training Spaces | Worlds Disappearing | Hybrid Education | A Modern Classroom | Learning from Robots | Collapsing Time and Distance | Creating Avatars | A New Way to See | Social Media | Media Trend | Flip Thinking | The Cloud | Learning Experiments | Finding Epic Meaning | Focus on STEM | Charter Schools | Quest to Learn | Creativity & Agility | Empathy & Vision | The Future of Work | Beating the Talent Mismatch | Workflow | Creating Jobs | Here I Stand | The Economic Machine | Grants |
Are we building schools for the future? http://bit.ly/bFlhBc Are we building schools for the future?
Radio 4's The World Tonight asked me to look at this issue. My focus was on Building Schools for the Future, the project to rebuild just about every school in England, with ICT a key element.
The computer revolution will continue to transform education - but will some of its manifestations look irrelevant as the language lab a few years from now?
Classroom 2.0 Social Network http://classroom20.ning.com/ Classroom 2.0 Social Network
This social networking site devoted to those interested in the practical application of computer technology (especially Web 2.0) in the classroom and in their own professional development.
Especially we hope that those who feel they are "beginners" will find this a comfortable place to start being a part of the community dialog and to learn more.
School 2.0 Wiki http://school20.wikispaces.com/ School 2.0 wiki
There is a growing desire to rethink education and learning, and the phrase "School 2.0" is being used to think about what schools will look like in the future.
There seem to be three factors driving this discussion:
1. New collaborative computer technologies, in particular the read/write web, distance learning programs, free and open source software, and videoconferencing.V=
2. The move from an industrial to information economy, and a change in skills that are valuable to employers.
3. A culture that is rapidly becoming more transparent and collaborative because of the new technologies, allowing a more open discussion about many aspects of our society, including (and especially) education.
The Science Leadership Academy (SLA) http://www.scienceleadership.org/ The Science Leadership Academy (SLA) is a new Philadelphia public high school that opened its doors on September 7, 2006.
Developed in partnership with The Franklin Institute and its commitment to inquiry-based science, the SLA will provide a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship.
Students at the SLA will learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.
At the SLA, learning will not be just something that happens from 8:30am to 3:00pm, but a continuous process that expands beyond the four walls of the classroom into every facet of our lives.
"How do we learn?" | "What can we create?" | "What does it mean to lead?" |
School 2.0 http://www.school2-0.org/ School 2.0 is a brainstorming tool designed to help schools, districts and communities develop a common education vision for the future and to explore how that vision can be supported by technology. School 2.0 provides a "big picture" perspective that allows for a common point of entry so that all community stakeholders can participate in this important conversation.
While School 2.0 depicts a variety of educational and management scenarios that utilize technology, the examples, information and ideas included are designed to serve as prompts for discussion and should not be construed as a recommendation of any particular technology or scenario. Rather, School 2.0 is purposely a sketch and a work in progress. It is designed to facilitate community discussions and preparations for short and long term educational and management goals.