Jay Cross: Change agent and futurist

“My calling,” said Jay Cross, “is to make people happy. Millions of people. Particularly in the rat race we call business. They deserve more fulfilling, satisfied lives.” In the few weeks that have passed since...

Between enhancement and efficiency – edtech at a crossroads

It seemed broadly accepted amongst industry players at ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN that the last 20 years have been characterised by disruption in the form of new technology. From the data revolution to advances in personalised online learning, new technologies have a...
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Introduction to Innovation Arabia 8

Innovation Arabia 8 will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University.   T...
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Back to the Future

Children learn to use the telephone. Image: ITN Source archive footage If you have watched the OEB 2014 Trailer you may have been intrigued by some of the archive clips we used. We had a fascinating time lo...

The robo-readers are coming

Image: Quinn Dombrowski They cannot ‘know’ students, think outside the box or reward creativity or innovation. Their feedback is pragmatic, standardised and – some would say – soulless.   Despite this, according to recent studies, students would...
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3D printing: re-shaping the future of STEM education

Aortic valves, fighter jets, coral reefs... pizza? Just four of the headline-grabbing products dished out by 3D printers over the last two years. Alongside this dramatic experimentation with a not-so-very-new t...