The Future Of Learning

The future of learning: squint a little, and it’s not so hard to imagine.

Stop Defining Learning By The Technology Used To Make It Happen

Stop Defining Learning By The Technology Used To Make It Happen by Terry Heick Come gather ’round peopleWherever you roamAnd admit that the watersAround you have grownAnd accept it that soonYou’ll be drenched to the bone.If your time to youIs worth savin’Then you better start swimmin’Or you’ll sink like a stoneFor the times they are […]

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The World Is Changing; Let Schools Change, Too

The World Is Changing; Let Schools Change, Too by Terry Heick Schools, as we know them, are dying. Shopping, as we know it, is dying. While both are obvious, one loss seems to breed opportunity while the other makes us hold on for dear life. Why? First, some context. Nestled between the perceived ‘old way’ […]

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Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship

Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media Students buzzed about the latest uproar on Instagram. Anonymous sources had posted a “questionable”–and NSFW–list for multiple public schools in our city on Instagram, leading to distraught girls, viral Twitter reactions, and an investigation. This type of cyberbullying and reckless use […]

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5 Characteristics Of Global Learning

5 Characteristics Of Global Learning by Terry Heick An increasingly globalized society is putting pressure on education to “globalize.” We’ve talked about the definition of global learning before. This quick post is more about the characteristics of that kind of approach to learning. As globalization becomes more and more inevitable, understanding where we’re drifting might help us make […]

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Twitter Is Shallow And Social Media Is Superficial. Right?

Twitter Is Shallow And Social Media Is Superficial. Right? contributed by Nathan Jurgenson Noam Chomsky has been one of the most important critics of the way big media crowd out everyday voices in order to control knowledge and “manufacture consent.” So it is surprising that the MIT linguist dismisses much of our new digital communications […]

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50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education  by Terry Heick This post has been updated from previous publishing. Below are 50 ideas for a new education. Note, most of these are about education as a system rather than learning itself, but that’s okay. It’s often the infrastructure of learning that obscures anyway. Few of them may […]

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The Definition Of Mobile Learning

  by Terry Heick What is the definition of mobile learning? For starters, let’s agree that mobile learning is learning based on mobility often through mobile devices like smartphones, iPads, other tablets, and wearable technology. Of course, there’s more to it than that. Years ago, I created a graphic that laid out some of the principles […]

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