Towards an Open Access Indonesia: The need for bringing open source solutions to academia in Indonesia

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If there is any country which illustrates the need for open access solutions, it’s Indonesia. A sprawling archipelago of over 17,000 islands, 922 of which are inhabited by over 132 million internet users. 64 million Indonesians are active on Facebook and its capital, Jakarta, was named the world’s most active city on Twitter. More than any other technology, the web …

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Harnessing technology to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s workplace

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When it comes to education, the world of tomorrow for students is already here. The introduction of digital technologies has disrupted industries worldwide. As a result, tomorrow’s workplace will require new skills that students must prepare for. However, almost half of today’s companies believe they do not have the digital talent they need, whilst less than half of senior university …

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Project Based Learning at Green School Bali

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With the last session of our 6 week intensive Project Based Learning program LEAP at Green School Bali, we tried something slightly different to kick off the program. In the past, we have used the time to do team building activities and identify common interests in the hopes that our students will find projects that reflect their passions. This latest …

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Building a green campus environment

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From making sure that resources and waste are managed well, to nurturing a wide range of plants and trees on the campus, Tangling Trust aims to set a great example of a sustainable school. The Operations team at Tanglin Trust are fully supportive of the school’s sustainability efforts and take a lead when it comes to managing the campus.  Brain …

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Keynote insights: Brian Alexander on getting the most from edtech

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EduTECH Asia is just a couple of months away, and here at HQ we’re busy putting the final pieces in place for what is going to be an incredibly exciting week. One of the speakers who will be kicking off the show will Bryan Alexander, who amongst other work is known for his superb monthly Future Trends in Technology and Education …

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Role of CIO’s and IT Directors in Schools

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As technology continues to permeate every aspect of education chief information officers (CIOs) can no longer operate in silos. Technology is now a key player in both information technology (IT) operations and daily classroom activities. Why is such a role at such a senior level not only needed, but crucial to the future of high schools? In this article Paul Herring, Senior IT …

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Improving learning outcomes for dyspraxia

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Developmental coordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is one of the most common developmental disorders of childhood. However, poor awareness of the condition means that children’s difficulties are often dismissed as developmental immaturity, leading to delays in accessing the early support and care the child needs. We spoke with Sue McLaren who is the Research and Project Coordinator for Animal Fun …

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The Sci-fi of Digital Transformation

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I prefer science fiction to the crisp white papers plotting techno-trends. I’m not talking about time machines or terraforming planets but everyday things like imagining how we learn, communicate and play in the future. Sci-fi writers don’t just predict the emergence of key technologies; they personify their impact on culture. Back in ‘64 when the US Surgeon General Luther Terry …

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80 edtech startups transforming Asian education

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EBook: One of the greatest pleasures running the EduTECH Asia event is the chance to discover and meet with some of the edtech businesses who are fundamentally transforming the fabric of education around the region. With Asian edtech investment expected to reach $43 billion by 2020, this seemed like the ideal time to take a look at some of the …

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On Speculative Design in Education

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For the last decade, I’ve been involved in creating new directions for education and for the last 4-5 years, I have been using forms of speculative design (called design fiction, often) to start conversations and inspire direct action in educational change. Speculative design is one phase of creating new directions in education and an important one. Suspending disbelief that new …