A MidSummit Night’s Dream

The mid-Atlantic venue of OEB MidSummit and the convergence of new eruptions in learning are perfectly captured in the unique Icelandic setting. Located midway between Europe and America, Reykjavik is the perfe...

University in transition

There is a sense of the university as an idyll: cut off from the world, unchanging. In today’s rapidly evolving world, though, nothing could be further from the truth. Universities – and the people who run them...

New ideas driving the global edtech boom

By the OEB News Team   Innovative start-ups, technological advancements and the demand for additional skills continue to fuel the growth of the global edtech industry. According to a whitepaper by Ambient Insight, investments in learning and technol...

Independent market news and analysis

By Bob Little   With the online learning technologies developing faster than ever before and being influenced by technologies that are newcomers to the sector, it’s no wonder that those in this secto...

How technology can actually change education

By Roger Schank   You can’t read something about education these days without reading about how technology will change everything.   Sorry to be a downer, but technology will change nothin...

The OEB 2015 Debate: “the forgotten basics”

Under the chairmanship of Dr Harold Elletson, the motion posed in this year’s plenary debate was 'This House believes 21st Century skills aren’t being taught - and they should be’. The future of education and technology was, of course, at the forefront of the ...

David Price Twitter chat highlights

OEB 2015 keynote speaker David Price, a learning futurist and best-selling author, hosted a Twitter chat around the theme: How will we work, live and learn in the future?   Co-founder of the culture ...

Edtech tool of the month: SmileUrbo

SmileUrbo is an award-winning, interactive role-playing game with a difference.  Imagine this scenario in your town: unemployment is rising, young people are leaving, and infant mortality is increasing. The ...

Revolutionary times: In with the new school

It was 1981 and I was 11 years old. I convinced my parents to buy me my first computer: a Commodore VIC 20.  It cost $300 and I paid for half of it with my paper route earnings. It was a computer built into a keyboard. All I needed was a small colour TV hooked...

Edtech tool of the month: ToonSpaghetti

We last heard from startup TechSpaghetti when they pitched their creative education approach to the OEB 2014 audience. We’ve caught up with the teacher and entrepreneur duo to hear about the successful launch o...