Category: open educational practices

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Rethinking the sustainability of Open Access and Open Science

Meanwhile, I am enjoying my stay as ‘visiting scholar’ at the Institute for Cultural Studies (KU Leuven) I am collaborating with Dr. Frederik Truyen exploring mechanisms to better understand Open Access from the sustainability point of view. Open Access (OA) is a term widely used to refer to unrestricted online access to articles published in scholarly journals. Here a… Read More »

The social platform for learning is changing

‘Karen McCoy’ from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB Global Centre) interviewed me a few days ago, here its transcription. Question 1: Could you tell us a little more about your key ideas? Lately, I’ve been focusing on three key ideas in education. First of all, moving more into context rather than content. Proper context will stimulate… Read More »

What does it mean to be an ‘expert’ in the Web era?

View “undefined” on Storify We are delighted to extend an invitation to our next workshop which will bring together interested parties from Oxford and other organisations to critically analyse the tensions between traditional and new-modes of delivering university level education . When: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – 11:00am to 4:00pm Where: Radcliffe Humanities, Seminar Room (The Oxford Research Centre in… Read More »