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UNHCR backs Tablets for Education

UNHCR backs Tablets for Education

The winning project of the UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) second online challenge has been announced today as “Tablets for Education”, an initiative to use tablets and their applications to help refugee children overcome the language barriers that prevent them settling into new countr...

Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

‘I’m not very tech-savvy’: teachers can be left feeling frustrated and marginalized by the new tools they are required to use but do not understand.

How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons

How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons

3D technology is making an impact on education, with plans to put 3D printers into schools in the United Kingdom and the United States.

From MOOCs to Dragons

From MOOCs to Dragons

There are three disruptions: in producing content and outcomes that are good enough to compare with old models; in the use of data analytics and the third: a re-think of what education actually is.

Children ‘can swipe a screen but can’t use toy building blocks’

Children ‘can swipe a screen but can’t use toy building blocks’

Dire warnings on the effects of tablet addiction and the drop-off in other areas of child development.

What’s The Definition Of Combination Learning?

What’s The Definition Of Combination Learning?

Have you heard? Us neither… but apparently, the big idea of combination learning is shifting the focus from content to the process of learning.

Built in Africa: Via Afrika wants to use technology to educate the continent

Built in Africa: Via Afrika wants to use technology to educate the continent

Apps to change the learning of an entire continent.

Online students and “on-campus students learning online” – is there a difference?

Online students and “on-campus students learning online” – is there a difference?

We all believe to a greater or lesser extent that students who come onto a campus are engaging in activities largely different from those who access the university only through their computers. But what, exactly, is that difference?

Social Media Is Vital to Professional Development

Social Media Is Vital to Professional Development

Long-term professional success depends largely on the quality of our personal learning networks

Top tips on getting the most out of school data

Top tips on getting the most out of school data

Teachers share their advice on the best ways to use all those numbers.

Does an adult’s digital behaviour impact on the child?

Does an adult’s digital behaviour impact on the child?

IF you are on Facebook, how does it affect the children in your family or class?

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning

How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process.

Make sure your MOOCs aren’t exposing you to legal challenge

Make sure your MOOCs aren’t exposing you to legal challenge

I bet your institution hadn’t thought of that….

The Pros, Cons and Uses of Twitter for eLearning

The Pros, Cons and Uses of Twitter for eLearning

How to stop worrying and learn the love the Twitter.

How Coursera will go from a populist MOOC to a major business

How Coursera will go from a populist MOOC to a major business

The ambitious plans of Rick Levin…

Tough Love or Too Harsh? CA School Announces Who’s Not Graduating

Tough Love or Too Harsh? CA School Announces Who’s Not Graduating

This is definitely not something any school should be doing, in my opinion. Public shaming? Beyond absurd.

Coursera’s Richard C Levin: Out in Front, and Optimistic, About Online Education

Coursera’s Richard C Levin: Out in Front, and Optimistic, About Online Education

The former President of Yale, and current CEO of Coursera, on online education and his growing part in it.

Why VCs can’t afford to ignore EdTech any longer

Why VCs can’t afford to ignore EdTech any longer

The education space is massive, very broken, barely touched by technology and has been largely underserved by entrepreneurs and investors. The opportunity for disruption, significant value creation and outsized returns is huge.

No more French lessons — teach coding instead

No more French lessons — teach coding instead

If we want our children to thrive, the school curriculum must give them the skills they’ll need in the real world

Online education lures bulky investment in China

Online education lures bulky investment in China

There’s big money in Chinese EdTech.

New Report: American Teachers Are Really Stressed, And It’s Probably Impacting Students

New Report: American Teachers Are Really Stressed, And It’s Probably Impacting Students

What happens when you actually attempt to figure out how stressed teachers are? This report is a great step to understanding the wildly stressful life of a teacher. Solid read.

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