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 change company We Do Things Differently, and Senio...

The iPad school movement shaking up the system

What do you do when you see a school system stuck in the past, failing to prepare students for a modern, digital future? You start a new one.   That was Dutch entrepreneur Maurice de Hond’s reason fo...

Analysis, criticisms and solutions: OEB 2014 keynote highlights

The plenary sessions from ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2014 gave us a glimpse into the future, questioned how we are changing learning to meet new demands, and gave a frank assessment of the education sector as it stands today.   Providing varied and upfron...
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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...
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Are we all ‘natural born cyborgs’?

Singularity, a term described by the famous author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil as "a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed,” is a concept most ...

Mine of mismanaged information

The mine housing some of the United States Office of Personnel Management There’s a bit of a sci-fi feel to Around the World this week. Automatic barmen and party-bots have both made the cut – as has the su...