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Students, computers and learning: 5 takeaways from *that* OECD report

It was with breathlessness more suited to the daily rag that the BBC ran the headline Computers ‘do not improve’ pupil results, says OECD while the Register yelled “Don’t bother buying computers for schools, says OECD report”, prompting an outpouring of reaction that, predictably, asserted the opposite. Still, we are sensible professionals who are quite capable…

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Harnessing the power of connectedness | Growing adaptive experts #ConnectAU15

I recently presented one of the sessions at #ConnectAU15, a huge expo focused on futures thinking and connected practices, with one summit devoted to Connected Education. I’ve blogged about the other themes here: Keynote: Don Tapscott Keynote: Sebastian Thrun Pipelines for education Robotics for the future Below are the notes from my session which focused…

Tapscott at TED: Four principles for an open world

Highly recommended summary of four “big ideas” that underpin the development of the web, from the author of Growing Up Digital and Macrowikinomics. Need three reasons to watch? Tapscott’s fluent linking of stories to illustrate the exponential development of the web, and the shifts in the way we now think about collaboration, transparency, embracing the…

An open letter to educators…

This is a compelling video from Dan Brown, a self-declared drop-out who forcefully drives his argument that education must reflect the way the world is today. While we have seen many riffs on this topic, and you could blow holes in many of his arguments (and there are some great video responses that do just…