Category: Networks of the Future

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The opposite of open isn’t closed but broken

Wiley (publishing) conducted a survey on ‘sharing data’ inviting 90,000 researchers across a wide array of disciplines. They received more than 2,250 responses from individuals engaged in active research programs. Here an excerpt of the results recently published. Source. Although the advocates of Creative Commons seems to be more than those who challenge this licenses, there… Read More »

Event: #Unplugging > Beyond Hyper-Connected Societies

Workshop on 20 June 2014 at the University of Oxford, led by Dr. Igor Calzada (Research Associate Future Cities, COMPAS & InSIS – University of Oxford) and Dr. Cristobal Cobo (Research Fellow Oxford Internet Institute– University of Oxford).  Technology is never neutral, it has the potential and capacity to be used socially and politically for quite different purposes, argued Raymond Williams in 1983. Indeed, recently we… Read More »

Can MOOCs offer new patterns of knowledge accreditation?

To what extent Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) could diversify the existing mechanisms of skills recognition and knowledge transfer? Lack of evidence in this field make challenging to distinguish between speculation and reality. However, there are promising potentials in tools such as the “Verified Certificates” to become a new academic accreditation and therefore an instrument to… Read More »