Entries tagged: Education

Education Worldwide

Chronicle of a biomimetic celebration

A circular room, dark light, dance, mimics, saxophone music, audio-visual projections and much more. You might think that this is a discotheque, but it is not. It is a top notch intellectual performance. Last March[…]

Learning Technologies

Art Schools Go MOOC, With a New Online Platform

Teaching free courses in the arts as MOOCs had bee tried before via Coursera, but it did not work out well, so its authors frustrated by limitations of the Coursera platform,  just left  it –[…]

Misc.

UNESCO launches a fundraising campaign to bring relief to Nepal

On April 25 and May 12, Nepal was hit hard by two earthquakes that brought about awful consequences to the country and its citizens. The first earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.8-8.1, killed more than[…]

Learning Technologies

Technology and Higher Education: challenges and opportunities for coming years

Last month the New Media Consortium (NMC) released its annual Horizon Report which identifies six key trends accelerating technology adoption in higher education and six challenges hindering its adoption. The NMC is a not-for-profit organization[…]

International Seminars

X International Seminar videos now available

Videos of the X International Seminar have been published on UOC’s youtube page. The 2-day seminar led to several discussions on the challenges and opportunities of education regarding to curricula. Our speakers discussed on what[…]

International Seminars

What are the top three things our students need to learn in order to thrive in the world we live in?

Cathy Davidson, from City University of New York and The Futures Initiative, gave the first keynote talk of our X International Seminar. During her speech she asked the participants to write down on a card the[…]

International Seminars

X International Seminar tweet by tweet, debate by debate

Danica Savonick, from the Futures Initiative, has created a detailed Storify page with a representative selection of the conversations and moments that took place during the Seminar. It is a good summary of the debates[…]

International Seminars

Highlights from Day 1 of X International Seminar

This post was written by Tom Caswell Day 1 of the X International Seminar of the UNESCO Chair in Education and Technology for Social Change was lively and thought provoking. After a warm welcome from Josep[…]

Education Worldwide

Revisiting the fundamentals of traditional curricula

This post was written by Tom Caswell This week UOC and the UNESCO Chair in Education and Technology for Social Change will host a 2-day seminar called Revisiting the fundamentals of traditional curricula. Education thought[…]

Education Worldwide

Streets win over tuition fees in Germany, for Germans and international students

The German political decision to introduce tuition fees was defeated by popular opposition. The protests-leading German Free Education Movement was born when 200 organizations, including student unions, trade unions and political parties, formed the Alliance[…]