Sunday, February 02, 2020

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

  • Education in 2030 is a free 60 page report that deep dives through the four drivers of the global expansion in education and identifies 5 Scenarios for the Future of Learning and Talent. Methodology for developing the scenarios is explained and over 100 charts and tables are provided with sources and references for further research. DOWNLOAD the full report

    tags: education 2030 future

  • The 2019 Global Learning Landscape is an open source taxonomy for mapping innovation in learning and talent. Combining machine learning with a global community of experts, we analyzed over 50,000 organizations, 500,000 apps and considered the 3 million schools, colleges and universities around the world. Using the classical top-down / bottom-up design methodology, the 2019 Global Learning Landscape was built around 50 core clusters along a learning journey. From knowledge and curriculum to engagement, assessment, workforce and talent, the Global Learning Landscape is inspired by design thinking, following the learner from early childhood to lifelong learning.

    tags: education OER

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

2020...2030 Vision for online global collaboration

It's a new year, it's 2020! 

In 2008 I wrote this blog post 'My 2020 Vision for Global Collaboration', and looking back now things like the lack of sustainable tools that leave a digital legacy (e.g. the loss of Wikispaces in the past 2 years meant the disappearance of much online global collaborative work that could have been used for further research), and the ongoing 'locking' of tools that allow cross-border connections in schools still resonate. Digital citizenship as a concept and practice has evolved and expanded with schools looking at broader practices and implications for lifelong and life wide learning. What continues to be neglected, from my perspective and according to my research, is a school-wide approach to embedding online global collaboration into the curriculum.

In 2008 I stated: "I have a strong belief in the power of online connectivity and global collaboration (in all of it's many forms) at the school level to make a difference to the world we live in through fostering better understanding and cultural awareness. These are not just words. I have seen this happen through the projects I have run with my own classes."

Since completing my PhD research this vision has only strengthened, and now of course I am looking at outcomes for 2030!

What is your vision for teaching and learning? Through Flat Connections and other means I will continue to share strategies and best practice through design and implementation of online global projects and professional learning for schools, classrooms, educators....and all learners around the world. My ongoing vision is to support connected and collaborative online learning in K-12 and higher education.

Three new global projects will kick off in February 2020 that provide opportunities for learners in Grades 3-12 to connect, collaborate and co-create through conceptual understandings that share local to global perspectives.

New online professional learning courses are coming too! Watch this space for opportunities to learn more about the Global Collaborator Mindset, the Online Global Collaborative Learning Framework, and strategies and competencies to become a global educator.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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