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Linda Nanan Vallee at eLearning Africa

Summary of a talk by Linda Nanan Vallee at eLearning Africa.I felt close to something Jef said earlier, about the mission we have on Earth. So I just wanted to share some very personal things, because I fel like we are a family.When I was young I wante…

Mahid Abdulkarim at eLearning Africa.

Summary of a talk by Mahid Abdulkarim at eLearning Africa.I want to tell you a story. We ll learn from stories. I hope it will show why technology means so much for a student like me.My country, Sudan, went through a revolution. We overthrew a presiden…

The Electricity of Learning

Summary of a talk at eLearning Africa given by Jef Staes.I’m going to tell a story of why education is failing. We have a design error.1.This is a battle of two groups of people. There was an information shortage. So industry started schools. But today…

Martin Dougiamas, e_learning Africa

Summary of talk by Martin Dougiamas at e_learning Africa.I’m just going to focus on open ed-tech. We had a conference about Moodle in this room yesterday.Our mission at Moodle is to improve the world, and we’re doing this by making an open source platf…

Efosa Ojomo, Christensen Institute

Summary of a talk by Efosa Ojomo, Christensen Institute, at eLearning Africa in Abidjan.The four Ps of education: purpose, problem, practicality, promise.The porpose: not simply to get people in a classroom, but to improve the human capital of society …

Hearables

Summary of the talk “Hearables” by Rory McGrealPhoto: Nobuko Fujita-    What are they – Hunn 2014 – speaker-microphone in-ear with AI-    Progressive development from earphones, hearing aids, etc-    Can mon…

Higher Education and Rich People

The fallout from the Jeffrey Epstein scandal continues to roil. Ethan Zuckerman has left the Media Lab. Joi Ito has resigned in disgrace, Nicholas Negroponte offered a bone-headed defense, Lawrence Lessig has written a bone-headed defense, an official …

My Sunday Seven

If you take a look at this George Couros post, you’ll learn that the “Sunday Seven” is by the Burgess Consulting community, of which “IMPress Books” is a part of as a subsidiary company. I have nothing to do with either – but you can get my Sunday Seve…