Online game for schools – solve the world’s water problems.

I’d just like take a quick moment of your time to tell you that Curtin University is proud to announce that it is once again the Australian organiser for participation in the UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge. We’d love to welcome you and your students to Eco Challenge for 2016. You can get a sneak peak of […]

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Looking for creative practitioners for REMIX Museum Hack 2016

REMIX Museum Hack 2016 REMIX Museum Hack 2016 will be a first of its kind event in Western Australia, connecting our best technology innovators, coders and designers with primary school children. In line with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) principles, hack teams will interpret children’s drawings developed in response to a Western Australian Museum […]

Pyne curriculum review prefers analysis-free myth to history

Pyne curriculum review prefers analysis-free myth to history By Tony Taylor, University of Technology, Sydney Education Minister Christopher Pyne launched his review of the Australian Curriculum last week and, as expected, the recommendations for the teaching of history left a lot to be desired. Stuck in its “Judeo-Christian” time-warp, the history review is in part […]

EcoChallenge 2015 – Water and Sustainability Game for schools

“Water and sanitation problems have reached boiling point: children are dying unnecessarily at the rate of 20 jumbo jets crashing every single day.” Ravi Narayanan UNEP DHI Eco Challenge 2015 October 2014 – March 2015 Tell your teacher friends and colleagues We hope you will all be spreading the word and will be helping to […]

FREE time for FreeSouls… a vison for the future of education NOW…

Image via Wikipedia I’ve just been re-reading Howard’s chapter in Freesouls…   And this section really resonates in relation to the use of Web 2.0 (or “participatory media” if you like) in teaching and learning… One thing it assumes is a proactive commitment from participants… Engagement… This passage suggests to me a compelling rationale for the […]

Teaching is LEARNING is teaching

Image via Wikipedia Teaching College Math » Blog Archive » Technology Skills We Should Be Teaching in College I thought this blog post developed a nice, albeit partial, set of technology competencies that would certainly set our staff well ahead in the drive to flexible and online learning. The list is also the result of […]

Online discussions for learning…

Image via Wikipedia In a recent discussion about online learning it was suggested that cross-posting, digression and double posting somehow foster confusion… My response to that suggestion : Confusion can also been seen as a natural state of humans when learning.  Let’s be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater… the ACT […]

People as the Platform

Image by Stuck in Customs via Flickr This strikes me as something that Education needs to better understand….. There is something simply wonderful about a directory of people. And then enabling people to make the directory social. You quickly find not only the people, but who they are, who knows who, and who is paying […]

Howard talks about key 21st century literacies.

Image by jdlasica via Flickr Over at SocialMedia.biz, JD Lasica caught an impromptu interview with Howard Rheingold on his Flip Mino HD video recorder. 21st century media literacies from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Meanwhile Howard has posted his own keynote from Reboot Britain on Blip.TV Related articles by Zemanta Howard Rheingold on essential media literacies […]

Tracking the goings on at EDMEDIA 09

Me, We and Everyone: navigating the spaces between individuals, groups and networks (Nancy White) View more Keynote presentations from Nancy White. Stephen Downes – EDMEDIA presentation #EDMEDIA – Hashtags listing Related articles by Zemanta The Cloud and Collaboration (downes.ca) Critical Thinking in the Classroom (downes.ca) Networked Effect: Listen, Learn, Adapt, Respond …. (beth.typepad.com) Media Literacy: […]