Thanks to a tweet from @ChrisLAtkinson I reached this blog post and from there the 21st Century Education website. The site features 12 videos by educators explaining what works and what does not in our education system. They argue what should be done to actually deliver 21st century education. Below are a couple of those videos.
Educating the Mobile Generation
As a teacher confirms in this video “the understanding the students have when working with mobile devices is much deeper”. And Prof Elliot Soloway says that “mobile technologies are going to make a bigger change to our lives than the PC and Internet together”. There’s no doubt the impact on corporate training too would be equally huge.
Designing Schools for 21st Century Learning
Randall Fielding talks about designing schools that stimulate learning. He believes (and research shows) stimulus rich environments improve learning. He makes a very interesting comment: “There’s no research out there that says you need to be 18 years old to take charge of your own learning”. Some interesting thoughts on how children learn.
Check out the other videos too at the www.NewLearningInstitute.org