Posts tagged university


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


Hey Kids, We’re On A Road To Nowhere!

Do you remember the day you finished school? (Or maybe you’re still looking forward to it…) That feeling to finally venture out into the Big Wide World full of adventures and achievements. That sweet promise of freedom! The looming sense of…

July 14, 2011, by


Everybody wants to be Free. Nobody wants to change.

Have you ever heard your co-workers, classmates, etc. complain about their current situation? Something along the lines of “Not enough pay. Too many over-hours.” or “Stupid professors. Boring seminars.” and if you listen very closely you might hear the three…

November 23, 2010, by


We’re not lacking any Information

The amount of information we consume everyday is more than one person in the past had access to in his or her whole lifetime. Books used to be copied by hand in monasteries. They were treasured possessions. Not everyone could…

October 2, 2010, by


“From Monologic Teaching to Dialogic Learning”

Asher Idan is the Manager of Future Studies of Social Media, in The Department of Management in Tel Aviv University. Lecturer about Web 2.0 in Bar Ilan University. Consultant to top Israeli boards and R&D: Intel, SAP, Comverse, Cellcom, Orange,…

June 2, 2010, by


A wink from the future…

“The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed” – William Gibson Few days after the volcano explosion in Iceland, followed by closing part of  the European air space for flights, we can pull back and see that nothing…

April 20, 2010, by


Green eLearning: From electronic to energy-efficient

Okay, let’s face it. From a literary perspective it might not be considered the greatest creative genius to simply add a lower case letter to a word in order to create a brand or product name. I don’t want to…

April 16, 2010, by

Learning English

A New Education Paradigm: Master And Apprentice

For some time now, I have been seeking a new paradigm in education. I easily tire of the wars between public and private schools; my concern is the education of the student in the course of conducting a for-profit education…

April 14, 2010, by


Want To Study At A Japanese University?

If you’d like to study at a Japanese university, read on. If you don’t… read on anyway! You might find this interesting. At the present time, Japan is undergoing a chronic shortage of students for its well-respected universities. (Most of…

April 8, 2010, by


Tearing Down the Tower of Babble

I have come to a simple but far-reaching conclusion. Modern universities, and the courses and books they create, cannot teach business English, or colloquial English, or “English used in the real world.” To begin with, universities are not intended for…

March 25, 2010, by


“Rescue the Princess”: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Social Media in the Generation Gap of Digital Natives & Immigrants

Working with students and teachers from all over the world in different timezones, I have recently stumbled upon the fact, that our sleeping patterns as “digital natives” might severely differ from those of earlier generations; Not only state, but also…

January 31, 2010, by