The Global Search for Education: AI, Algorithms and What Should We All Be Thinking About?
Jan08

The Global Search for Education: AI, Algorithms and What Should We All Be Thinking About?

“Algorithms are as biased as the humans who designed or commissioned them with a certain intention. We should therefore spark an open debate about the goals of software systems with social impact.” — Ralph Müller-Eiselt Biased algorithms are everywhere, so at a critical moment in the evolution of machine learning and AI, why aren’t we talking about the societal issues this poses? In her book, Weapons of Mass Destruction – How Big Data...

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The Global Search for Education:  Top Teachers Talk Top Tech to Try
Dec28

The Global Search for Education: Top Teachers Talk Top Tech to Try

During the past year, we’ve discussed and debated the pros and cons of using technology in the learning journey. Whether we like it or not, kids are growing up in a technological environment, and knowing how to make the best use of good tech is a critical part of preparing them for their future lives. Important 21st century skills such as problem solving, communication and creativity can also be improved with the use of great tech. So...

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The Global Search for Education: Knowledge in the Age of AI
Dec03

The Global Search for Education: Knowledge in the Age of AI

“New and more innovative knowledge maps are now needed to help us navigate the complexities of our expanding landscape of knowledge.” — Charles Fadel The Trivium and Quadrivium, medieval revival of classical Greek education theories, defined the seven liberal arts necessary as preparation for entering higher education: grammar, logic, rhetoric, astronomy, geometry, arithmetic, and music. Even today, the education disciplines...

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Around the World in 30 Days – November 2017
Nov29

Around the World in 30 Days – November 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Round-Up  Global problem solvers are in high demand. Just google Re-Imagine Education and check out the wealth of conferences and events focused on what learning matters to ensure individuals have the skills to think like entrepreneurs and collaborate with people from all backgrounds. What lessons can we learn from the 15 year-old girls who outperformed boys in collaborative problem solving in...

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The Global Search for Education: Hello Coding – When Did You Get So Cool?
Nov14

The Global Search for Education: Hello Coding – When Did You Get So Cool?

“We specifically write our content using language that even young children can understand.” — Derek Lo Why were 600,000 high-paying tech jobs unfilled in 2015 in the United States alone, or is the better question: Is technology developing faster than humans can learn to handle it? According to the White House, by 2018, 51 percent of STEM jobs will be in computer science-related fields. However, the number of tech employees has not...

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Around the World in 30 Days – October 2017
Oct30

Around the World in 30 Days – October 2017

“Education is the key to addressing inequity and racism in society” and if we are not “working in education to combat racism, we are complicit in maintaining inequity and the status quo,” relayed Professor H. Richard Milner, an expert on the topic of race. He also noted that teachers “can struggle with tools to advance justice-centered curriculum and instructional opportunities that work against racism” and therefore education...

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