Category: News

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

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  (WISE, IB,… 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 »

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 »

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 Coursera or Mozilla Foundation provide new methods of recognizing informal learning?

“Experience of recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning” by @cristobalcobo from Cristobal Cobo Romaní Despite the fact that the concept of ‘knowledge society’ is broadly adopted in our days, the management of knowledge, experiences, skills and capabilities is still something not necessarily easy to manage. Similarly the recognition of learning (assessment, accreditation, validation) can… Read More »

Open Educational Practices in European and Latin American Higher Education institutions

Compendium of European and Latin American case studies and interviews on open educational resources and practices. from Cristobal Cobo Romaní   The term Open Educational Resources (OER) was coined in 2002 in discussions at the Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware UNESCO. It describes “the provision of educational resources on open license, enabled by… Read More »

KNetworks Competition: Networks of Regional Innovation

At the Oxford Internet Institute we are pleased to announce a competition for the most innovative web-based platform enabling regional networks of innovation for public, private or research organizations. The platforms should foster innovation in the three areas of knowledge transfer; tourism; or e-government – broadly conceived. They should be particularly relevant to the Atlantic… Read More »

From Kodak Culture to networked image

[See Dr. Edgar Gomez Cruz’s album] Enclosed you will find the prologue of the new book: “From Kodak Culture to networked image. An ethnography of digital photography” (original title in Spanish: “De la Cultura Kodak a la imagen en red”), writen by Edgar Gomez Cruz. This prologue was prepared by Sarah Pink from Loughborough University. Edgar Gomez Cruz’s work… Read More »

Special issue Borderless society: the “new” work and education (call for papers)

In a world driven by exponential accelerating technological and social change, globalization, and a push for more creative and context-driven innovations, how can we ensure the success of ourselves as individuals,communities, and the planet? This special issue of On the Horizon explores the converging future of learning,work and how we relate with each other in… Read More »