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Tero Toivanen

Education Futures - Going global and purposive - 0 views

  • Five years ago, an amazing teacher or professor with the ability to truly catalyze the lives of his or her students could realistically hope to impact maybe 100 people each year. Today that same teacher can have their words spread on video to millions of eager students.
  • So, there we go. The question isn’t access to technologies, but how we make the most of the technologies and knowledge resources available. Rather than blindly advocating for technological adoption, is it now time to focus on the purposive use of technologies for human capital development?
Tero Toivanen

Education Futures - Arthur Harkins on Leapfrogging - 0 views

  • Leapfroggingmeans to jump over obstacles to achieve goals.
  • This process marks an extension of Vygotsky’s and Dewey’s work, while ever looking toward the future.
  • One example of Leapfrogging is Finland’s jump to wireless phones, saving that country the cost of deploying an expensive copper wire system.
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  • Kent, Washington public schools
  • now permit students to use wireless Web devices to help them access information to better pass tests.
  • Leapfrogging has become a major strategy of developing countries wishing to avoid catch-up efforts that otherwise portend a high likelihood of continued followership.
  • teaching, research, innovation, and service.
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    John Moravec: Earlier this month, I interviewed Arthur Harkins on our approach to innovating in human capital development (Leapfrog!).
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