Friedman identified a problem that education systems are only now beginning to wrestle with. Life is largely lived online, and schools do not prepare children for it.
It's not just about keeping them safe from predators, cyberbullies, porn and identity theft: it's also about having an ethical framework, and the skills to assess the reliability of information.
"Digital Intelligence (DQ) is the sum of social, emotional, and cognitive abilities essential to digital life. It is having the necessary knowledge, skills and ability to adapt one’s emotions and adjust one’s behaviour to deal with the challenges and demands of the digital era.
Beyond knowledge, these abilities must be rooted in human values of integrity, respect, empathy and prudence. These values enable the wise and responsible use of technology – an attribute which will mark the leaders of tomorrow."
Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why.
Great interactive & interesting findings. Online collaboration: scientists & the social network https://t.co/GXXnp5w8bm #ETL523 @naturenews
Published on Jun 18, 2016
This is a video summary of: Veletsianos, G. (2016). Digital Learning Environments. In Rushby, N. & Surry D. (Eds) Handbook of Learning Technologies (pp. 242-260). Wiley. Download the paper from: http://www.veletsianos.com/wp-content...
Digital learning environments are everywhere. Learning Management Systems (LMS) are used almost universally. People learn how to play the ukulele by watching YouTube videos. They learn how to grow organic veggies by joining Facebook groups. And they join a vast array of specialist communities that help them improve their skills, from knitting, to drawing, to managing their finances. All these technologies, resources, and platforms that people use to learn online, is what I call digital learning environments. What are some important issues that researchers and designers need to know about digital learning environments?
In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Our governments have a plan to save our planet…it’s our job to make sure they stick to it.
The Global Goals are only going to work if we fight for them and you can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. We believe the Goals are only going to be completed if we can make them famous.
Blog post from the Asia Education Foundation
BRIDGE uses innovative technologies to bring teachers and their students together across Australia and Asia. BRIDGE starts by building teachers’ capability to use digital technologies in their teaching and learning. Imagine how engaged your students would be to co-design a robot with students in Japan, collect data to compare water pollution in Australia and Kalimantan, practice Chinese with students in Shandong, establish a joint virtual excursion with students in India, create an animation with students in Seoul or exchange digital science stories via Tellegamis with students in Thailand. Evaluations indicate that 90 percent of BRIDGE students strengthen their intercultural understanding while also building ICT skills, languages proficiency and knowledge of the world.
Professional collaboration can occur in any learning setting – between teachers within a school and between teachers across schools. The concept of teacher collaboration across schools is not new – it has been a key feature of schooling improvement in New Zealand. Schooling improvement work focused on improving capability: instructional, organisational and evaluative, through inquiry. What we learnt about ourselves in this work was summarised in Weaving Evidence, Inquiry and Standards to Build Better Schools2. A key finding was that often teachers and learners were not aware that they were part of the change.
A group of New York State School Library Systems are sponsoring this online learning opportunity that will help you keep up (and catch up!) with many of the web-based services and networking tools that abound online today and explore how they can be used in a K12 setting. This is the 9th time we’ve offered this workshop and many participants have taken it multiple times. There’s always something new to learn!