AI promises and threatens a lot in all aspects of our businesses and lives. In the education sector it is often heralded in very positive light, bringing the potential of truly personalized learning, the metaphorical breaking down of classroom walls, adaptive curricula and more. What we do know in the education space is that any... Continue Reading →
Augment or Oust?
Recently in a Guardian article, Simon Jenkins wrote that, “Digitisation is clearly transforming education. It is also showing what computers cannot do, and good teachers can. It cannot inspire pupils with the wonders of the scientific world. It cannot guide them through the glories and horrors of Europe’s history. It cannot unfold the human drama... Continue Reading →
The future is uncertain, but it is digital
Here’s the logic: “Education is now the number one economic priority in today’s global economy”— John Naisbitt (1998, Megatrends) Developments in machine learning and AI should deliver truly global education technology So that, by 2030, the largest company on the Internet is going to be a currently unknown education-based company. This is the prediction Thomas... Continue Reading →
The time has come for better subs-based provision in schools.
Some years ago I was asked for proof that teachers wanted subscription-based products. At that time, I could only cite the success of relatively few early educational content innovators such as Teachit (used in over 80% of secondary schools and consistently achieving 80%+ resubscription rates), Espresso and a growing field of subscription products in other... Continue Reading →
Is ed-tech actually teaching us anything?
Do you remember Fuzzy Felt? Little bits of felt cut into shapes that could be stuck onto a background scene — of, say, a farmyard, or hospital? Generations of pre-school children across the world have spent countless hours constructing remarkably similar ‘artworks’, but did they actually learn anything at all through doing this, bar perhaps... Continue Reading →
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