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Why the Georgia Tech-Udacity tie up is a big deal

When the news broke last week that Georgia Tech had reached an agreement with Udacity and AT&T to offer a Master of Science degree in computer science for just USD7000, this must have sent shivers down the spines of university

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Posted in Flexible delivery, Online learning, Theoretical rationale

The Digitally Connected Worker

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Posted in Exemplary practice, Online learning, Social networking, Theoretical rationale

It’s the pedagogy, stupid!

Image source: adi-news.com There was a nice piece on digital schools in the NYT the other day that extols the virtues of differentiated learning, or what might be described as the personalised curriculum. The key message is that using laptops

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Digital Native: Fact or Fallacy?

Image source: 4.bp.blogspot.com Poor old Marc Prensky has come in for a bit of a bashing lately, and unjustifiably so in my opinion. First of all, he first used the digital native-digital immigrant typology 10 years ago. If one were

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Pedagogy 2.0: ICTs and Disruptive Innovation

This is an excerpt from a presentation I gave last month at the EDGE Forum 2011: Shaping the Future of Indian Higher Education, ICT: The Catalyst for Next Generation Learning Environments in Education, at the India Habitat Center in New

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Posted in Authentic assessment, Creativity, Online learning, Social networking, Theoretical rationale

Why it makes sense to invest in girls’ education

There is a well established academic literature presenting the case for investing in adolescent girls as a vehicle for social and economic progress. Anyone who has read Greg Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea or Stones into Schools will also need

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Less teaching, more learning

This has to be one of the most inspiring TED talks I have seen this year. Sugata Mitra talks about education as a self-organising system, or at least how it has become so with increasing access to information and communication

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