Now that machines can learn: Can we combine human and artificial intelligences?

Key idea: Traditionally the impact from automation has affected the manufacturing sector; however the coming wave of innovation based on artificial intelligence might also bounce Higher Education. The growing deployment of learning machines can transform what it means to be an expert (associated with “white collars” professionals). These new forms of intelligence will raise challenging… Read More »

Key questions to explore the future of higher education #EDEN16

Last 14-17 June 2016 in Budapest, Hungary the European Distance and E-Learning Network celebrated its 25th Anniversary. As a closing event, Michael G. Moore, Steve Wheeler,  Tony Bates and myself participated in a very engaging debate, here the video. Although it was announced as a “a confrontation between two perspectives and theoretical approaches on this… Read More »

An innovative large-scale action research in the field of education

<Click subtitles for English>  (Open Prezi) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will host the LINC Conference (May 23-25, 2016), an international gathering of individuals and organizations to talk about and share best practices on current digital learning topics. The LINC event is arranged under MIT’s Office of Digital Learning. The 2016 Conference theme is Digital Inclusion: Transforming… Read More »

Digital Education and Learning Analytics: an international perspective

Analíticas de aprendizaje – An overview of Educational Software and Analytics As explained earlier, one of the project we are working on these days in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is an international network focus on building tools to measure the use of ICTs in learning experiences. The goal of my talk will… Read More »

International Workshop “New Metrics for Evaluation: Towards innovation in learning” in Uruguay

15th of April 2016 Montevideo, Uruguay <Spanish version> The Center for Research Ceibal Foundation in collaboration with the Instituto de Educación y Evaluación Educativa -INEEd-, the Center ICT4V and the Inter-American Development Bank – Education Division are pleased to invite you to the 1st International Workshop “New Metrics for Evaluation: Towards innovation in learning” in Uruguay (Montevideo). The… Read More »

#LearningAnalytics, Education, #EdTech and #BigData a Challenging but Attractive Opportunity

The continuous race for incorporating new technology in the education tends to generate a great hope for change. It is well known that digital infrastructure produce expectations that teachers could teach better and students will learn faster. However, the growing volume of data that education and technology generates, if well exploited, can lead to evidence-based… Read More »

Disrupting the learning landscape

I had the privilege to join the official opening of the Coventry University’s Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL) which coincided with Open Education Week 2015, a five-day initiative to promote the global open education movement which, in its turn, promotes the free and open sharing of learning resources. We were joined over the two days by educators, technologists… Read More »

Redefining Knowledge in the Digital Age: Interview

  Cristóbal Cobo works with a trans-disciplinary group of PhDs specializing in areas of knowledge generation and transfer, digital skills, future of learning, creativity, innovation and digital culture. He has collaborated on these topics with researchers from more than 25 countries. He is also the director of the Study Center – Ceibal Foundation in Uruguay,… Read More »