Posts by Cristobal Cobo

How to Design Future-Proof Education Systems?

Context is critical: The use of #education #technology at home differs from that in the classroom @WISE_Tweets https://t.co/fIcElgVtR9 pic.twitter.com/Ei203mGpSG — Cristobal Cobo (@cristobalcobo) October 29, 2017 (Source: ed.review World Innovation Summit of Education) In different moments of the 20th century, we have witnessed various trends in technology that promised to “revolutionize” education. Nothing can be… Read More »

Changing landscapes of higher education

This presentation summarizes some of the key trends in the changing ecosystem of higher education. Rather than a particular adoption of certain technology, a novel certificate or a new business model, what we explore is how the disintermediation of education is changing the boundaries, strategies and infrastructure of universities. The complex phenomena of ‘uberization’ of… Read More »

Digital technologies have the potential to reduce or exacerbate inequity

“We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run” (Amara’s law) At least during the last ten years (roughly since the launching of the OLPC initiative world wide), several analysts tended to over rate the expectations of educational technologies in education ignoring their… Read More »

University of the Future Network – Redefining knowledge in the Digital Age

The next ‘University of the Future Network’ meeting will be in Hagen (at theFernUniversität in Hagen), Germany  (July, 2017). The topic of the meeting will focus on the issues of digitalization: “Universities of the Future: Digital Challenges – the international perspective”. As known, digitalization is gaining more and more relevance on the HiEd agenda, and… Read More »

EdTech Winter School: Research Trends in Education and technology – July 2017 in Uruguay

3rd to 7th July 2017 EdTech Winter School “Emerging trends and new horizons in the study of education and technology”  Download the information kit of the EdTech Winter School 2017 The Center for Research Ceibal Foundation is organizing the 1st EdTech Winter School to take place in Uruguay, called “Emerging trends and new horizons in… Read More »

Open Call for Chapters: Youth, Digital Transformation, and Forms of Inclusion in Latin America

The Fundación Ceibal Research Center, the Digitally Connected Collaboration Network (made up of the Berkman Klein Center for the Internet & Society and UNICEF), the Institute of Communication and Image of the University of Chile, the University’s Communication and Information Faculty Of the Republic of Uruguay and the GECTI of the Faculty of Law of… Read More »

The broaden the scope of data available the higher the responsibility…

In a few weeks we will join the 7th Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) conference organized by the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SOLAR) and the Simon Fraser University, to be held in Vancouver on March 13 to 17, 2017. The LAK conference is one of the main events held by the Learning Analytics community, introducing… Read More »

MIT Talk: Deep Learning and a large scale innovation in education

Talk at the MIT Learning International Networks Consortium: “Education Without Boundaries” (excerpt from the panel of presentations by Roxana Morduchowicz, Cristobal Cobo, Stephen Anzalone and Philipp Schmidt who discuss education in different forms around the world.) Here a previous post with more information. @NewPedagogies + @RedAprendizajes An ecosystem of innovation in education> Report 2016 https://t.co/D9hGOwYQDu pic.twitter.com/tOWljgDkoJ — Fundacion Ceibal… Read More »

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 »