Category: Research

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 »

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 »

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 »

Digital Education and Learning Analytics: an international perspective

Analíticas de aprendizaje – An overview of Educational Software and Analytics As explained earlier, one of the project we are working on these days in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is an international network focus on building tools to measure the use of ICTs in learning experiences. The goal of my talk will… Read More »

International Workshop “New Metrics for Evaluation: Towards innovation in learning” in Uruguay

15th of April 2016 Montevideo, Uruguay <Spanish version> The Center for Research Ceibal Foundation in collaboration with the Instituto de Educación y Evaluación Educativa -INEEd-, the Center ICT4V and the Inter-American Development Bank – Education Division are pleased to invite you to the 1st International Workshop “New Metrics for Evaluation: Towards innovation in learning” in Uruguay (Montevideo). The… Read More »