The power of now

I’ve recently discovered the work and energy of Tim Longhurst. Tim is an Australian futurist who is helping us to make sense of what is happening in a hyper-connected world and how we, as educators, can harness the power of now. Tim suggests that today’s learners are part person and part mobile phone.  The ubiquitous nature … More The power of now

Big data buzz

A few months ago I came across an ad for IBM in the Harvard Business Review.  The title was “The more we know, the more we want to change everything.”  Ads don’t normally capture my attention but this one did.  As I’ve written before, there are many things that schools can learn from business.  We … More Big data buzz

Learning on demand

On his blog Stephen Downes discussed the shift from thinking education is something that is provided for us towards the idea it is something we create for ourselves thanks to a myriad of resources accessible via the internet. I’ve mentioned the Khan Academy before but it exemplifies Stephen Downes’ point – learning on demand.  The … More Learning on demand