Category Archives: Education

No time to be a kid these days

I’m aware of students that no longer attend university lectures, preferring instead to watch their lectures online at 1.5x speed (going backwards if they don’t understand something). However, I was having a chat with someone today and heard a new … Continue reading

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What happens to learning when your teacher is an app?

Nice book extract (on education) in the Australian Financial Review. About a ten-minute read. Click here for article. Here’s how it starts… It has never been easier to give the illusion of intelligence. If you know the right people to … Continue reading

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Computers and education

    Hate to say this, but I told you so…. Computers do not improve pupil results according to OECD study of 70 countries.  

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Kids and Technology

  As a source of balance to the earlier post (Digital Vs. Human), the web genius that has been working with me on What’s Next and Brainmail for 10 years now has just launched a blog called BrightPips about kids … Continue reading

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Scenarios for the future of education

            I’m speaking at something called BETT in London next week. This is how the organisers describe the event: “Bett is a global community where individuals discover technology for education and lifelong learning. Bett embraces … Continue reading

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If individuals anywhere in the world, increasingly, can find any bit of information in an instant what then is the primary purpose of a teacher or even a school? This is a stupid question (or at least the answer should … Continue reading

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iPads in Schools

Still up to my eye balls and still looking for excuses not to write anything. A few of you might find this article from the New York Times interesting. It’s about a school in the heart of Silicon Valley that … Continue reading

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iPads in schools?

I’m slowly putting together a piece on the use of iPads in schools (use by kids aged under 12 or 13 largely) and I’m interested in any proper studies showing positive or negative outcomes in terms of educational attainment. The … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

No, not even close. Still a week to go. Would someone please explain to me why we still have summer school holidays based on eighteenth century crop cycles. If I see much more of my kids I may be forced … Continue reading

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Power shift eastwards

A conversation between two Indians in a corner shop in England, which I overheard yesterday: “I’m moving the family back to India because I want the children to get a proper education.”

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