Category Archives: Educational technology

How Education Software is Being Designed to Hijack Children’s Brains

The Edu-tech Revolution has begun. At this very moment, new computer games and educational software are being developed to teach children academics one-to-one via computers. Following on the success of the hi-tech gaming industry, the goal is to use technology … Continue reading

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The Flickering Mind: Saving Education from the False Promise of Technology

The Flickering Mind, by National Magazine Award winner Todd Oppenheimer, is a landmark account of the failure of technology to improve our schools and a call for renewed emphasis on what really works. Education faces an unusual moment of crisis. … Continue reading

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Some Influentials on Educational Technology

Below find a list of interesting folks to follow on Twitter to keep tabs on the latest technology trends. Some are individuals, and others are tech sites or companies who use Twitter regularly. Descriptions are from the users’ profile descriptions. … Continue reading

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OpenEMIS – Open Source Education Management Information System

UNESCO launched a new version of OpenEMIS, a generic and open source Education Management Information System software package issued without conditions or restrictions for use by countries. Able to run offline on desktop computers or on the web and on … Continue reading

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Learning Reimagined: Participatory, Peer, Global, Online

This is a golden age for motivated self-learners, given the availability of open educational resources – from MIT’s OpenCourseWare, Wikipedia, Wikiversity, and YouTube EDU to the Khan Academy and Apple’s iTunes U, together with every possible online communication tool a … Continue reading

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UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers

The ICT Competency Framework for Teachers aims at helping countries to develop comprehensive national teacher ICT competency policies and standards, and should be seen as an important component of an overall ICT in Education Master Plan. UNESCO’s framework emphasizes that … Continue reading

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Bridging the Knowledge Divide: Educational technology for development

Addressing the challenge of bridging the knowledge divide through the use of educational technology, this book is organized around four main themes: empowerment, knowledge, flexible delivery, and teacher preparation. Contributors to the discussion of these themes raise strong alarms about … Continue reading

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