Here’s an article with a little western MI love for Bloomfire , a Kalamazoo start up creating groups “of informal, social-learning opportunities can be dedicated to anything from sales strategies to fishing.” Bloomfire Manefesto is a little groovy, but if you’re not thinking about the future of…
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) released "Unleashing the Potential of Technology in Education," a report articulating how technology can serve as a catalyst for change in primary and secondary education, today.
Michael Crow, the president at Arizona State University, remarks on current and future university design across the country at the Future of State Universities Conference this October in Dallas, Texas. Crow argues that we need to design universities that are widely accessible to everyone, highly focused on problem solving for a more competitive economy and especially supportive of the children of the working class. He says that most public universities today would be unwilling to take on this model because it's too complex and tough to implement.
In her Q&A, Dr. Mazur talks about the importance of DGBL in developing new learning strategies and assessment models that engage students in learning skills for the 21st century. She articulates, however, that while these new, emerging technologies are widely successful and effective,, the current educational system in place prohibits real growth in the games-for-learning industry. She says we need to move away from standardized testing and create new provisions for teaching that welcome and support DGBL in the classroom.
We need to give younger people, especially in underserved communities, hope by highlighting accessible and lucrative career paths that improve lives for families.
Lisa Nielsen highlights the new online safety videos for students that were created by a partnership of a district, a local government, a non-profit and the private sector. As states and districts consider their digital learning options, this emphasis on partnering to encourage innovation is important to keep top of mind.