Posts tagged education

Online Teaching

3 Teaching Skills For The 21st Century

There are many skills the educator of the future is going to need. Notably, these include technical skills such as building and maintaining a webpage, using VoiP technology, Social Media, etc. But this is only the beginning! Being technology-savvy, as…

September 8, 2011, by

Online Teaching

The Impossible Crusade of Education Technology Against The Human Spirit

A few days ago, I re-watched the classic 1965 movie “The Slender Thread” in which a woman played by Anne Bancroft tries to commit suicide and then calls a crisis center hot-line where everyone is furiously trying to pin-point her…

September 7, 2011, by

Online Teaching

How To Quit The Education Factory And Leave For The Green Fields Of Learning

Divided Attention Yesterday I had a talk with a 12 year old. He told me he’d been learning Arabic for 5 years, 5 days a week but couldn’t put together even one sentence. I was curious why. Was it so difficult?…

September 3, 2011, by


5 Things Everybody Ought To Ask About The New School Year

In many parts of the world, the new school year has already begun or is just about to begin. 2011 has been a year that was characterized by social upheavals, earthquakes, hurricanes and global financial turmoil. There is a looming…

August 29, 2011, by


The Myth Of The Super-Teacher & Why Money Alone Won’t Transform Education

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s … the super-teacher who isn’t thrown off track by the most snot-nosed interruptions from the last row. It’s the intrepid educator who never loses his temper and will not rest…

August 23, 2011, by


If The World Wide Web Was A Person…

Yesterday, the World Wide Web celebrated its 20th birthday. It was born on August 6, 1991 when Sir Tim Berners-Lee launched the first webpage in history. Now it’s official: the Web is not a teenager anymore! But it will be one more…

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When Digging For Oil Is More Important Than Teaching Children

If you were to pick a college major now based on your future salary, what would you choose? For many youngsters starting college right now, this is more than just a theoretical question. The Number One Paying Degree According to…

August 3, 2011, by

Online Teaching

Why Schools Shouldn’t Be The Only Answer To The Need For Social Skills

There are many arguments for online communication. There’s no need to advertise it. From email through chatting to VoIP like Skype: We all do it. But there are growing concerns that these activities are increasingly unsocial: That chatting is a cheap substitute…

August 1, 2011, by

Online Teaching

How Private Teachers And Tutors Are Silently Transforming Today’s Education

For a long time in history, education was a meaningful privilege reserved for the wealthy. The idea of free public education for everyone is comparatively young. It used to be a revolutionary idea. But now it’s lagging behind, staggering, stumbling…

July 30, 2011, by

Online Business

The Brightest Minds of My Generation Are Building Fast Food Education Startups

In a recent article on TNW, Chikodi Chima pointed out that the next big thing in Silicon Valley will be a startup Gold Rush around education. Why the sudden interest? Well… The educational pie is enormous, and anyone who can…

July 28, 2011, by


Brains In The Cloud: The New Memory

If I think back to my primary school education, learning things by rote was a big thing: From multiplication tables to learning poems by heart, memorizing stuff seemed to be the name of the game. In high school it was…

July 17, 2011, by

Online Business

5 Simple Steps to Increase Your Audience Through Better Design

“I’m just not creative, you see?” Have you ever heard someone say: “I’m not creative.”? What does that actually mean? If you dig deeper you might find answers like “I have no imagination.” – “I’m a structural person”  or: “I’m…

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