18 Jan 2018

Interest in the use of technology in education has gained prominence in recent years and this could be attributed to the recognition that technology has major effects on our everyday lives, the economy and education. There is now an incredible massive usage of internet in learning and this has significantly improved learning. Prior to a few beliefs that, sharing and giving of informat...

17 Jan 2018

There has been an emergence of a global movement that calls for a new model of learning for the twenty-first century. With frequent emerging technologies, schools must be transformed to make new forms of learning possible. An American writer and speaker on education, Marc Prensky stresses that ‘unless we change how things are taught and what is taught, we will not be able to provide an e...

16 Jan 2018

There are some seminars or conferences you attend and then the next thing you notice is people leaving or sleeping during the speech. This happens often times when the speaker doesn’t carry the listener along and it is sad to say it happens in the classroom also during teaching and learning process. Achieving learning goal is supposed to be the main aim of learning, but learning objec...

15 Jan 2018

It is obvious the traditional face to face classroom learning can no longer meet the growing demand of education. Therefore, there is need for open and distance learning and because some people can’t afford the cost of education, they remain deprived of higher education. Some drop out due to commitments to family and inability to combine schooling with family responsibilities. Early marr...

13 Jan 2018

The benefits and opportunities available to educated individuals in Nigeria is “visible to the blind and audible to the deaf”. This made older generation decide to go to school to acquire more knowledge and improve on themselves. Technology has been undeniably beneficial in all aspects of our lives (education, health, commerce and governance) and it is obvious the traditional forms of pr...

12 Jan 2018

According to a new report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, Blockchain will end paper based certificates, automate the award, recognition and transfer of credits, increase learner ownership and control over their own data, reduce institutional data costs and risk–but only if open standards are adopted. The JRC report points to...

12 Jan 2018

The #EdResearchSummit in Pittsburgh was co-hosted by Montour Schools (featured here) and Carnegie Mellon University (featured here). In the opening session of the summit we discussed 10 aspects of the future of learning. Links to recent resources are included below in addition to comments from Pittsburgh educators. 1) Learner Experience: Active learning, design thinking and project-ba...

12 Jan 2018

Have you noticed more discussion recently about Artificial Intelligence or AI? When first hearing “Artificial Intelligence” is there an image that pops into your mind? Is it something that you can easily define? Perhaps your understanding/reference point is something you’ve seen in the movies. For myself, being an 80s child, my initial frame of reference is Star Wars, I immediately think...

12 Jan 2018

In 2015, it was reported that only 7 percent of college students in the United States were enrolled in a foreign language course. The same report, by the Atlantic, pointed out that only 1 percent of adults are proficient in the language they studied in high school, and if you attended high school in the United States chances are pretty high that you took a foreign language course to grad...

12 Jan 2018

With the advent of new technologies being infused in school curricula, educators and school leaders are beginning to rethink all facets of data in the classroom. New, innovative methods of data collection are continually being developed, which offer new options for ongoing formative, culminating summative and alternative assessments. Yet what precisely do nouveau “research-based instruct...