This October, I launched the Family Code night initiative where 150 families participated in sessions introducing coding. These free sessions were open for Parents and Guardians together with their children aged from 8 to 11. Through this unique fun-filled, educational ‘family time’ activity qualified LEGO Education Academy Trainers sponsored by IMS ltd introduced participants to […]Read More Family Code Nights
An area which has gained popularity in recent years in the education sector is learning analytics. Learning analytics can be understood as the collection, measurement and reporting of learners data and of their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs. For sure, an important factor leading to […]Read More Learning Analytics
Till a few years back, ICT professionals were pushing for the delivery of coding lessons at primary level. This was started in couple of countries such as the UK. Others kept a pace back. Nowadays policy makers throughout Europe and beyond are pushing for the integration of early coding concepts into curricular subjects. The emergence […]Read More Coding for the young ones: Computational Thinking
Recently I have attended a conference where as usual, I was sitting down at the back of a seminar room. The speaker was focusing on emerging trends in educational technology where it was evident that he was summarising the Horizon report; a report which is of great interest to educators and policy makers as it […]Read More Automation, Employment, Status
Considering the time a person spends in educational settings throughout his life, there are various questions which come to mind. My view is that a student is entitled to become a competent citizen. Thus through the obligatory educational system and beyond, each individual has the right to be given the tools and means through which […]Read More A Student’s Life
On social media, the idea of having ‘friends’ lingering around, reading and gossiping about your online behaviour may be interpreted as not being appropriate. Even more without interacting back, without reacting by messaging back or simply liking your posts might seem awkard, non fitting for a person with the status of ‘friend’.Read More Lurking in Learning?
Where the learning is taking place is important; in a class, at home, online, formal setting, informally etc. Recently many have been quoting findings showing that around 70% of an individual’s education occurs out of formal education. Brown mentions that learning occurs as an apprentice from activity and social interaction i.e. learning from the situation […]Read More A Social View of Learning