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
A term which I recently came across when having the usual informal discussion with some colleagues is Buffet Learning. Learning may be metaphorically be compared to a restaurant. Till this day and age, as students we have been experiencing an educational system which is a la carte, i.e. a choice is made by the chef […]Read More Buffet Learning
The Open Education is a very important movement, one which should be on every policy maker’s agenda but as yet sidelined due to its open nature which many times are incompatible with today’s structures and educators. This movement includes Open Educational Resources (OER) which may be simply defined as freely available and modifiable educational resources. […]Read More OER
Collaboration as a much needed 21st competence Collaboration is one of competences which 21st century skills advocates put forward. This may be considered by policy makers, theorists and others as an obvious competence which learners should possess. It can be argued that to thrive in today’s society, citizens need to collaborate with other citizens, with […]Read More Collaboration: Are We Sure?