Posts tagged education

Lifestyle

Movies for Your Ears, and other Podcasts

Last week, I met a lot of amazing people and learned many new things. I sat down with the German that landed a Cessna on Moscow’s Red Square in the Cold War, listened to the Choirboy Robber’s exploits, and found…

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Interviews

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Education Is Ripe For Disruption Education is changing worldwide. Technology has had its toll on the way we learn and teach. Policy-makers often fail to live up to their promises,but besides state-run schools and universities many new varieties of learning…

September 10, 2012, by

Language Learning

What Makes Studying So Difficult?

To many of us, learning something new, from programming a webpage or speaking a new language is a chore. Yes, there are these little sparks of achievement. But more often than not, the process of learning is a strenuous path…

August 6, 2012, by

Language Learning

The Digital Age of Education

As a technology consultant, I rely on several tech sources to stay informed about global industry trends. Naturally, I’m not the only one to notice how efficient, green and just plain fun tech has made education. With all the advances in instructional…

May 23, 2012, by

Hacks & Tutorials

How To Optimize The Lesson Preparation Process In Online Teaching

Back in the days I prepared my lessons by jutting down timelines on paper and compiling stacks of copies to hand out during lessons. Nowadays, it’s a bit different. Or as the Thais say “Same Same, But Different.” When you’re…

December 12, 2011, by

Books

Experiments In Collaborative ePublishing

40 days ago I posted here on this blog that I wanted to try something different for the publication of my next ebook: Instead of going over the text myself over and over again, fixing broken syntax and hunting for typos…

November 13, 2011, by

Lifestyle

Why Serendipity Is A Core Requirement For Tomorrow’s Career Planning

Serendipity is a term that’s not easily translatable. In fact, it has been voted as one of the 10 English words hardest to translate. According to the Oxford dictionary it was coined in 1754 by Horace Walpole, “suggested by The…

November 2, 2011, by

Online Teaching

3 Simple Ways To Spot The Golden Calf In Education Technology

Every online conversation about education, every network of professionals has its share of it these days: The promise of new – of magical improvement due to technology, dressed up as the Redeemer of Broken Education, painted in broad messianic brush…

October 11, 2011, by

Online Teaching

The Quest For The Perfect Whiteboard

Allegedly, the blackboard or chalkboard was invented by the Scotsman James Pillans (1778–1864) who according to his book Physical and Classical Geography (1854) taught Geography with it in Edinburgh. Since 1801 George Baron is supposed to have used a blackboard in his maths…

September 26, 2011, by

Technology

3 Reasons Why Technology Won’t Transform Public Education

It was in the early 60ies that a University first experimented with using computers to teach kids maths, according to Wikipedia. That was 50 years ago. That’s half a century! If technology could really revolutionize education it has had plenty…

September 21, 2011, by

News

Education Is A Cow That Anyone Can Milk

There’s the word: education. And then there’s the actual work of education. But all of too often the twain never meet. Is is unfortunate that while the actual learning conditions in many countries could be a lot better, often the…

September 13, 2011, by

News

4 Simple Ways To Save Your Local Library

When was the last time you visited a library? And to what purpose? The word library comes from liber which is Latin for book and originally meant “the inner bark of trees”. But the most popular “book” among kids today…

September 12, 2011, by