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Guy Kawasaki

13 August 2020

IN THIS VIDEO Guy Kawasaki talks about how he built his career, how he approached Appel and interacted with Steve Jobs over the years. The video is part of a course offered by GenConnectU and has been listed on inLearning, as well.  Here is a note from his website:  Guy is the author of fifteen books. These books are textbooks for the finest academic institutions in the world and have been both New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His writing focuses on the tactical and practical in order to empower and inspire Here is something he wrote as part of preparing a …

Interactive coursemaking

28 July 2020

Designing materials for courses and student interactions online requires different skills and insights compared to what works in the class room. Many of us often have a sense that we lack colleagues to talk to about these issues. One aspect is the general insight into what works and what does not when moving to online or blended modes of learning interaction. A quite different aspect is the fact that what works in one field or subject may not do so in another. Furthermore, we all understand that what works at one level of education might be quite different form what …

Research collaboratory

28 July 2020

Research and innovation in context Future Learning Lab is committed to interdisciplinary research and a focus on exploring intersections between different fields as well as intersections between the past, present and future. Futures come and go. If we are to adequately understand the present challenges facing education and learning in a fast digitalizing and globalizing world, a key condition is our will and interest to pursue research discourse outside of our own specialties. The question is often how and when. Academic research institutions value specialization. Academic education institutions value research based education and learning. There is an inherent paradox in …

Open access and Open education

28 July 2020

Open Access and Open Education Resources are key parameters at the Future Learning Lab. Teaching, learning and researching in an age of digital media and global information flows invite a different and updated approach to sharing, quoting, using and referencing knowledge. On the one hand Open Access and Open Education resources are both ideologies and a set of practices. On the other hand they are both also key research themes in an age of mediation, mediatization, and commercialized if not to sayt bureaucratized and politicized research community building. It’s time to take back and reshape cultures of sharing research. A …

Learning Beyond Corona

27 July 2020

“Few institutions have the longevity and deep roots of universities,” writes Jo Johnson in an April 14th. comment on the News center web pages of Kings College in London. It has been a while. In the period since March 2020 when societies and institutions of higher education around the world “closed down” with encompassing restrictions on social distance and presence, there has been a great deal of debate. Websites from universities and governments attest to it, as does for instance the publication The Chronicle of Higher Education, a US publication well worth following. How severe is the impact of Corona? …

World Learning Charter

7 April 2020

Global Learning Innovation Manifesto Background The global Corona virus lock-down is a reminder to constantly rethink what we are and do as custodians of research-based knowledge. No matter what level of education we are engaged in, we are called on to critically reflect on extraordinary circumstances confirm and negate existing social institutions of learning and education. The two are not the same. Education as a social institution is deeply embedded in history, ways of understanding society, social organization and ideology. Learning happens everywhere, all the time, often unnoticed and taken for granted. When society and education institutions closed down mid-March …

World Learning Summit 2020

5 April 2020

Oddgeir TveitenProfessor, University of Agder, South Norway You’ve often heard it said that “talent is distributed whereas opportunity is not.” it is in a way a cliché, but contemporary global access to education is a case in point. teaching several times a year in Eastern Africa and sending the rest of my teaching time at home, I have come to learn how great a divide it is. And yet, we live in a time of global change. Accelerating information flows and increased mobility are change factors also in education and learning. In short, we travel more and use more media. …