Highlight: Technology that shapes a future of education
Education fit for the futures
Prof. Jim Dator, a Professor at the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, stresses in this article that it is absolutely essential to determine first what the futures of society generally might be before deciding what the futures of education should be. Educators need to survey the literature supporting the profoundly different images of the futures before committing to any long-range plan and the policies facilitating it.
Technology-based assessment: Challenges and solutions
The OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Students’ Competencies (PISA) has substantially shaped education policies and practices across the world. While PISA in its beginnings was a paper & pencil assessment only, very early discussions showed already the need for a technology-based assessment (TBA). This article highlights three key obstacles of a technology-based assessment, and the solutions that had been developed over time and are continually been refined and improved.
News and Events
New Horizon Report 2014 identifies emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning
This eleventh edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.
Mobile Learning Week: A revolution for inclusive & better education
Mobile Learning Week (MLW) is the flagship UNESCO conference on mobile technologies and education. Held annually, this event assembles a diverse group of stakeholders to share how affordable and widespread mobile technologies can advance Education for All goals.
The 2014 WISE Prize - Call for nominations
The WISE Prize for Education, now in its fourth year, is the first global recognition of an individual or team for an outstanding contribution to education. The Prize recognizes an inspiring and visionary approach as well as a proven track record of achievement in education at any level and in any sector – public, private or voluntary.
UNESCO turns up the volume up on World Radio Day
13 February was World Radio Day — a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves.
Programmes & Projects
Aalto University’s art students learning how technology, economy, politics and culture intertwine through applications of 3D printed art
In Finland, students explored how artists can utilize the potential of 3D printing to realize their vision through an art installation by the artist collective Brussels Pulp, a scientific-artistic collective that currently examines how technology, economy, politics and culture intertwine through 3D modelling and printing.
Data changes everything: Delivering on the promise of learning analytics in Higher Education
This article gives an insightful overview on how data and learning analytics are changing the higher education landscape.
Augmented Reality: A new way of augmented learning
Augmented Reality is enabling learners to control their own learning, through the active interactions with the real and virtual environments. This article is examining how Augmented Reality can enhance education by providing rich contextual customized learning environments.
Personal learning environments in smart cities: Current approaches and future scenarios
With the increasing number of the global population living in densely populated and technologically advanced urban spaces, the notion of smart cities is gaining importance, especially in view of citizen engagement, learning and participation. In this paper, the authors discuss smart cities as spaces for constructing Personal Learning Environments.
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