What does offline 21st Century Learning look like?

In a recent post, I argued against the assumption that 21st Century Learning requires a constant, always-on connection to the Internet. Such a requirement assumes that 21st Century Learning consists of blogposting, wiki editing, research, etc. This always-on connectivity would doom large chunks of the human race to old-style...

Is a 21st Century Education even possible in Africa?

Recently, ICS hosted Jeff Utecht for a week-long inaugural COETAIL course. Teachers and staff members discussed connected learning, web tools, student engagement, etc. They created blog sites, collaborated on online documents, and more. It was a week of thought-provoking and engaging materials – a successful start to an exciting program...

Timely Advice from Three Decades Ago

I have an embarrassing confession to make. I’ve never read Mindstorms by Semour Papert. I’ve known of him for decades & I’ve taught and used Logo, but I never actually read the book. I’m ashamed to admit it …but I’m making up for it now. It’s a great book: very...
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