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Alex Parker

Could China lead the Electric Vehicle revolution? - 1 views

    China has signalled plans to invest $16bn into its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, a move that could stimulate massive growth in EV sales and help the country cut carbon emissions. We take a look at the project and find out what impact an EV revolution could have on the power grid.

The 10 Most Innovative Cognitive Solution Providers 2018 June2018 - 0 views

    The world has experienced three great industrial revolutions over the past 100 years, driven by steam, electricity and then transistors.
    The world has experienced three great industrial revolutions over the past 100 years, driven by steam, electricity and then transistors.
Vincent Lok

Interactive Chinese Self-Study Comic eBook on iPad and iPhone - 0 views

    Just feel free and learn Chinese in a fun way on your mobile devices. This is revolution of our language education...
Alex Parker

5 ways that tech is powering a new sexual revolution - 1 views

    From virtual pornography to posh dating apps, tech is changing sex forever.
Dean Mantz

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: When We Will Start Our Egyptian Revolution In The Classroom? - 7 views

    Great blog post reflection on events in Egypt 
Randy Rodgers

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | - 15 views

  • Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones
  • Teachers provide prompts, not answers, and then they step aside
  • We don’t openly profess those values nowadays, but our educational system—which routinely tests kids on their ability to recall information and demonstrate mastery of a narrow set of skills—doubles down on the view that students are material to be processed, programmed, and quality-tested. School administrators prepare curriculum standards and “pacing guides” that tell teachers what to teach each day. Legions of managers supervise everything that happens in the classroom; in 2010 only 50 percent of public school staff members in the US were teachers.
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  • In 1970 the top three skills required by the Fortune 500 were the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. In 1999 the top three skills in demand were teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • And yet the dominant model of public education is still fundamentally rooted in the industrial revolution that spawned it, when workplaces valued punctuality, regularity, attention, and silence above all else.
  • “schools in the cloud,”
  • There will be no teachers, curriculum, or separation into age groups—just six or so computers and a woman to look after the kids’ safety. His defining principle: “The children are completely in charge.”
  • as the kids blasted through the questions, they couldn’t help noticing that it felt easy, as if they were being asked to do something very basic.
    Must. Read. Such a valuable lesson and another example of how we are doing it wrong.
Nigel Coutts

Is STEM the Key? (Part Three) - 0 views

    The message from PwC is clear, Australia needs to take action now if we are not to slip behind the rest of the world. 'Australia is waking up to the fact that the good times can't go on forever. In the face of economic challenges and a digital revolution that's reshaping business and the workforce, we need to act.'
Nigel Coutts

Lessons from Oversold and Underused - Looking back to look forward - 0 views

    In 2001 Larry Cuban published his book 'Oversold and Underused - Computers in the Classroom' in which he addresses the effect that the adoption of computer technology has had on education. But what can we learn from this writing as we head towards another revolution in education?

The New Revolution In Schooling-Now in India - 0 views

    K8 School is India's first accredited online school which is accredited by Cognia. It is an E-learning platform and all the eduction is taking place virtually.
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