Published in Wired UK 16.11 How should we educate our children to be productive members of tomorrow’s society? Educators are under-equipped at preparing students for an uncertain future, leading tomorrow's society to be shaped by yesterday's tools. Worldwide, ministries of education are increasingly considered expenditures (rather than investments)
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A CRASH COURSE IN TECHNOLOGY THINKING Have you shot a dronie? If not, you soon might. Dronies are like selfies filmed by remote-controlled drones, registering your face and surroundings from the sky. Dronies are the natural evolution of existing technological trends, and might teach us a broader lesson about what
By an invitation from Chungdahm learning [http://chungdahm.com/cdi/cdi30_edutech.aspx], I spent the better part of last week exploring digital classrooms and the future of interactive textbooks in Seoul. Founded as an ESL after-school academy in 1998, Chungdahm has grown into a multilingual textbook publisher with thirty
I believe it's necessary to undo the culture of being busy. I'm used to mistaking priority with availability, and much too often blame my sense of busy instead of my sense of importance when determining how to prioritise tasks. I also believe in hacking every system around me to reduce
Sitting at the intersection between personal computers and mobile phones, the current crop of smartphones now represent more than half the mobiles [http://gigaom.com/mobile/carrier-data-confirms-it-half-of-us-now-owns-a-smartphone/] used in the U.S., while numbers for the rest of the world are quickly catching up. These touch-screen and application-oriented devices have
This is the first in a series of Sci-Fi Scaffolds: brief science fiction inspired stories extrapolating on emerging technologies in order to create plausible scenarios for the near future. Gleaning toward the far end of the bedroom, you spot the parcel. Unremarkable in size, like yesterday's and all of those
The merits of literacy are self-evident to the point of no longer being questioned in society. The very concept of reading and writing is a tenet of social compatibility for most cultures, having embedded itself into our social fabric to the degree where even debating whether "we should teach our