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Tag: Global Education

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There is Only One Classroom in The World

“MOOC’s story tells us that scale is interesting because it allows us to offer a high quality product at a very low marginal cost per student, which is what allows us to take people who really can’t pay for an education. The move from pre-printing press to post-printing press is an one-time transition in history of… Read More ›

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The Connected Educator Month theme is “Network to learn, collaborate to innovate.” Throughout August, educators have been participating in numerous networked learning opportunities. As this month-long initiative comes to a close, it seems appropriate to ask ourselves, “Now what?” Now that we’ve experienced networked learning for our own professional development,…


15 Ways Online Educators Can Light Social Engagement Afire

Social engagement may help eliminate the student retention problems that have plagued higher education for many years. Stephen Abram, author of the Stephen’s Lighthouse blog on library trends, pointed out that, “For decades, research has been pointing to social engagement as a key factor in helping improve student retention. While much progress has been made in working toward… Read More ›

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Google World Wonders Project

From the archaeological areas of Pompeii to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Google’s World Wonders Project aims to bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world. This project is under Google Cultural Institute which aims to to provide a visually rich and interactive online experience for telling cultural stories online. Discover exhibits by expert… Read More ›

What Schools Can Learn From the World of Photography

An article by George Couros on caught my attention, and the idea delivered resonates exactly with my thoughts on digital learning. I have related “how digital learning (for example digital textbooks) could change how we learn” with “how digital photography have changed the world of photography” in my mind for a long time. George Couros, a principal… Read More ›

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10 Powerful Tools for Your Toolbox of 21st-Century Learning

by Susan Lucille Davis, from : How to Build A Basic Toolbox for 21st-Century Learning I remember exactly how I felt when I put together my first real toolbox. The gray no-nonsense plastic container, made by Rubbermaid, would house the essential tools I needed now that I was twenty-something and on my own. I bought a hammer,… Read More ›

25 Ways and 40 Examples of Using Social Media to Enhance Learning

Social media has become a part of our daily life, although Twitter wasn’t designed with teaching in mind but Rosie Miles finds it an ideal way to encourage students to get under the skin of academic texts. Here she explains how: Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning. I am a senior lecturer in English… Read More ›

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Connected Learning Manifesto

by Justin Marquis Ph.D. Much of the writing on Education Unbound is focused on evaluating existing programs or innovations to explain how best to use them or to examine their efficacy or applicability in larger contexts. The recent open call on Twitter to help develop the Connected Learning Manifesto provides a different focus however. This invitation to help create… Read More ›

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10 Tips to Nurture Global Education in Classrooms

As classrooms get more technologies installed and connected to internet, the opportunities are not only accessing to abundant knowledge on-demand, but also flattening the walls of classrooms easily. There are free tools at your disposal to make synchronous or asynchronous interactions around the world. We’ve posted about Blogging to Flatten Digital Classrooms. If your students haven’t… Read More ›

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Blogging to Flatten Digital Classrooms

Blogging is a wonderful way to encourage our youth to write and read, furthermore, it builds the relationship between students and teachers and learning buddies around the world; these are great examples of blogging to connect teachers and students in digital classrooms, and you can find links to their student’s blogs and also more class blogs inside them…. Read More ›

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The World Is Flat, and So Are The Classrooms

The World Is Flat, and So Are The Classrooms. This is a guest blog post from Instructify under CC-BY-NC license. It will show you how to facilitate an international classroom through digital technologies. ***** Instructifeature: International classroom collaboration on the worldwide web  by AARON FOWLES The classroom walls have tumbled down. While students in traditional classrooms have been limited… Read More ›

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).