The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, and yet it rips the people of the world apart. Social distancing is practiced in communities and borders are closed—in some cases nearly hermetically. International students are finding themselves isolated and stranded, if not sent back to their homes. In a period driven by fear, the human yearning to explore and build connections has never felt so urgent.
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In the recently released book, Emerging education futures: Experiences and visions from the field, Leona Ungerer looks at how artificial intelligence impacts higher education. She further addresses concerns about incorporating it in higher education contexts, especially in emerging countries such as South Africa, where an ecosystem is forming to support applications of AI in education.
Feb 23, 2020
Bob Kartous issues a warning: If we don’t make serious efforts to invest in and modernize education, we are headed for a future with massive socioeconomic inequity, where citizens will be placated through what he calls “sugars and cybersugars,” and where the fabric of our democracies may be destroyed by disengagement and weaponized postmodernism.
Jan 23, 2020
Pekka Ihanainen calls for a new mindset in education that take into consideration complex interactions between affordances of observability, solvability, and partakeability. Affordances for learning, he writes, “are functionalities composed by human subjects in their personal and social contexts and environments in which they make their living. Pedagogical affordances are those present in pedagogical events and situations, and they determine the qualities of learning possible in practices learners localize themselves.”
Jan 8, 2020
In societies where constant change is the norm, schools today must prepare students to be successful in environments and contexts that may differ greatly from what we experience today. But, are we really thinking about the future? With contributions from four continents, this book reveals a ‘snapshot’ of some of our best thinking for building new education futures. Diverse experiences, visions, and ideas are shared to help spark new thinking among educators and policymakers, provoke conversation, and facilitate new ideas for meeting human development needs in a rapidly transforming world.
Oct 6, 2019
This summer, Tologo Verlag released the German edition of Knowmad Society (in German: Die Gesellschaft der Wissensnomaden), edited by John Moravec. This edition took advantage of the Creative Commons license for the original text published in 2013, which includes contributions from John Moravec, Cristóbal Cobo, Thieu Besselink, Christel Hartkamp, Pieter Spinder, Bianca Stokman, Edwin de Bree, Christine Renaud, Ronald van den Hoff, and Sen. Gary Hart.
Sep 8, 2019
"For me, the goal in a ‘natural’ education lies at the intersection of affordances for high agency from the system and cultural orientations that encourage high self-efficacy among individuals. Unfortunately, the point of mainstream, industrial education is to limit affordances for both dimensions."
Jun 26, 2019
Today, Tomsk State University (TSU) released the Russian edition of Knowmad Society (in Russian: Общество Знаниевых Кочевников), edited by John Moravec. Taking advantage of the Creative Commons license for the original text published in 2013, the translated book was released to coincide with TSU's 140th anniversary.
Nov 30, 2018