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Bringing you the latest innovation in education from teachers and experts around the world.
This one-day innovation event is bringing some of the most established thought-leaders in education and future headliners in technology-based learning to Homewood School in Kent, giving schools a rare insight into the freshest innovations and vital technological trends and developments that will define education for years to come.
There will also be an exclusive live case study and demonstration, delivered by Homewood School's senior management, on how they have successfully flipped their classrooms using technology.
Watch Skylar Tibbits’ TED Talk, in which he describes the use of Stratasys Objet Connex 3D Printers to create self-assembling parts. This TED2013 presentation includes visionary ideas for the future of 4D printing, as well as several demonstrations of self-assembly.
Food for thought on how this will impact education.
Six hundred rural schools in Venezuela are gaining access to the Internet through a new Wi-Fi deployment designed to give teachers and students access to academic and teaching materials from around the world.
Funded by a rural broadband community fund and handled by Hong Kong-based Altai Technologies, the installations will use satellite transmission through very small aperture terminals (VSATs) as the backbone and Altai A2 combination access points and bridges at each site to provide wireless access indoors and outdoors at the schools.
Education Secretary Michael Gove wants to change the primary and secondary school curriculums in England.
He has said he wants pupils to be taught a "core knowledge" of facts and figures. He wants them to be able to recite their times tables, punctuate a sentence correctly and list capitals of the world.
The education systems in Hong Kong, Finland, and South Korea are often lauded as among the best in the world, scoring highly in international league tables.
Here academics suggest reasons why the state-run education system in these countries is top of the class.
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In the past year, many startups have begun to help schools liberate their data, and larger companies have slowly begun to release APIs. But a new nonprofit launching today will hopefully help move the needle even further when it comes to bringing big data to schools.
Supported with $100 million from the Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation and others, inBloom is the outgrowth of the Shared Learning Collaborative, an alliance of states, districts, nonprofits and corporations in America pushing for personalised learning in the classroom.
Just in time for Digital Learning Day, Digital Learning Now! (DLN) today released the fifth DLN Smart Series interactive paper with co-authors from Getting Smart and the Learning Accelerator. “Blended Learning Implementation Guide” provides education leaders recommendations for developing and implementing an effective plan to adopt a blended learning model that focuses on accelerating student learning for college and career readiness.
“Blended learning has the potential to transform the factory-like structure of our current education system into a new model that is student-centric, highly personalized for each learner, more supportive of teachers, and delivers better results,” said John Bailey, executive director of Digital Learning Now!
Google has announced it will be donating 15,000 of the credit-card-sized computers to schools in the UK, hoping to spawn a new generation of hardware and software engineers.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation, Google and six UK educational partners are now working to find the kids who will benefit most from having their own Raspberry Pi.
The donation was part of Google Giving, which awards funding, technology and man-hours to causes across the world.
All children should learn computer science at primary school, a major software corporation has urged.
A lack of computing in schools put the UK's position as a world leader in computer gaming at risk, said Microsoft UK's director of education.
Steve Beswick was speaking on the eve of the BETT show for educational technology in London.
The Department of Education welcomed the teaching of computer coding, which it said was educationally "vital".
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Most students and educators have heard of both online courses and hybrid courses, but may not yet have encountered a new trend in non-traditional education: HyFlex. HyFlex courses are growing in popularity, as they offer students the chance to customise their educational experience and tailor coursework to their individual needs and learning preferences.
Whether you’re interested in learning how you can take HyFlex courses yourself or just want to learn a bit more about what HyFlex is, read on as we explain the origins, meaning, and benefits of this innovative new learning model.