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The Wert Law and the ‘Mcdonalization’ of Spanish -and Catalan- education

The law adopted by the Spanish Government, to take effect on 2014 – 2015 (known as Wert Law), has caused a heated public debate in Spain. We came across an essay of Ferran Ruiz Tarragó,[…]

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SAT Tests Get Cancelled Massively…Because of Cheating

SATs are standardized tests for college admissions that students in U.S. and worldwide must undertake in order to gain admittance to American schools, including prestigious Harvard and Stanford. A SAT exam session scheduled for last May 4, for[…]

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IX International Seminar – Edited Videos Released

We are releasing the final edited version of the video sessions of the last IX International Seminar: Transformative Changes in Education: System-wide Approach, which was held last November in Barcelona at the Media-TIC building. You[…]

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New forms of digital divide

Bandwidh divide could bar some people from online learning The digital divide had been a hot topic during years. Developed countries and regions  are now noticing the rise of another kind of divide: a “bandwidth[…]

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Over-60s are told: go back to university and retrain

The UK government suggested that 60+ old people should go to university to retrain because they will be expected to work for longer before retirement: the state pension age is to rise to 67 by[…]

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A Call for Drastic Changes in Educating New Lawyers

The legal system has always been the least flexible pilar of our society´s institutions;  the very nature of conservatism was supposed to secure order, stability and continuity. That’s why proposal made by the  Task Force[…]

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A Bill of Rights to protect students’ interests in the age of MOOCs

Last month, 12 of the most renowned educators and experts in online-education, met in Palo Alto, Ca. to discuss about the future of higher education in the digital age. They created a document with the[…]

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Federica Project at the IX International Seminar

Federica Project  a web learning platform from the Italian University of Naples Federico II, participated on November as a demo presentation  in our “IX International Seminar Transformative Changes in Education: System-wide Approach”. Rosanna de Rosa, its executive[…]

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Florida Leads International Student Literacy Test

The U.S. National Center for Education Statistics has released results of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), where Florida State outperformed the rest of the 52 education systems participating, becoming this way the[…]

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Following up on the Malala’s story: a Nobel Peace Prize candidate

Young Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai raised her voice on behalf of many people around the world, calling for the right of education for all. Last monday the UNESCO made a tribute to her during the[…]