Posts by Cristobal Cobo

UNESCO Report: How do you educate in learning to decode the unknown? (Plan Ceibal in Uruguay)

Today we release a report we prepared for the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE) the evaluation of this education and technology public policy initiative was elaborated for the serie Current and Critical Issues in Curriculum, Learning and Assessment (published in Ginebra, Suiza). Abstract: Plan Ceibal is a multi-stakeholder public policy programme in education and… Read More »

Improving Digital Education in Latin America

As Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) aims to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 (“inclusive and equitable quality education”), it faces several significant challenges: low student performance, poor teacher training, and high dropout rates. Students in the region spend 2.5 years less in school than the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average. Moreover,… Read More »

Redesigning education landscapes for the future of work #GlobalSolutions

‘Future of Education’ #GlobalSolutions Berlin Summit 2018 #EdTechUy, full panel https://t.co/zKOmODk3Y7 @Plan_Ceibal @CIPPEC @RedAprendizajes @IDRC_LAC @T20Solutions @declancurry   pic.twitter.com/mcCs0VBmhR — Cristobal Cobo (@cristobalcobo) June 5, 2018 The G20 is an international forum for the governments. Membership of the G20 consists of 19 individual countries plus the European Union (EU). The T20 provides research-based policy advice to the G20, facilitates interaction among its members and the… Read More »

New book: Youth, Digital Transformation and forms of Inclusion in Latin America.

The Centro de Estudios Fundación Ceibal, in collaboration with the network Digitally Connected (hosted by Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and UNICEF), the Institute of Communication and Image of the University of Chile, the Facultad de Comunicación e Información de la Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and the center  GECTI  of the Law School at Universidad de Los Andes, (Colombia) appreciate the more… Read More »

New forms of (digital) inequality

27 February 2018 0

In the network society, the code is the new law.The intensive use of extensive volumes of data, retrieved from different sources, open new forms for understanding learners’ behavior. For instance, learning analytics can develop tools to identify common patterns of those students who are at risk of dropping out. If an educational system has access… Read More »

Call it innovation in education only if you can scale it up

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Luyjld9GfJI&w=700&h=400] Recently I was invited to participate in the Education World Forum (EWF) that takes place every year in London. This is an initiative lead by the British government in partnership with a number of agencies and companies which are working in development and education initiatives. Although, I have participated earlier in this kind of Summit’s … Read More »

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

[slideshare id=81119774&doc=diapositiva01-171023213504] 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… 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 »