Fake news, viral memes, hundreds of hours of video are uploaded to the internet every minute, 3.80 billion people using social media worldwide, users creating and sharing content everywhere. But have you ever considered what happens after you post a comment, upload a picture or a video on the “net of nets”? As Bill Gates said, “content is king”, but who should take … [Read more...] about People versus Machines: Improving online communities beyond algorithms
“Take your child to preschool” is an innovation identified in the Knowledge Hub on Early Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Visit it to discover more innovations and resources for Early Childhood Development in the region. Frequent attendance to a quality preschool in the early years is essential for boys and girls to develop cognitive, emotional and … [Read more...] about “Take your child to preschool”: Behavioral sciences at the service of early childhood
Global education and training expenditure is a more than 6 trillion industry. Estimates say that education expenditure will grow to $10T by 2030, making it one of the fastest-growing sectors. Compared to other industries, EdTech represents a very small portion of the global education market: less than 3% is digital spend (HolonIQ), which means there is still a lot of room for … [Read more...] about What Technology Can and Can’t Do for Education
And one day, suddenly, everything stopped. And, as Gabriel García Marquez would say in his novel, perhaps “It was inevitable”. When we wrote The future is now a few months ago and we were talking about disruptions in the global order, we never thought that they would come with such virulence and, even less, that the trigger would be a virus that will force us all to stop what … [Read more...] about #skills21 in the context of COVID-19
When we talk about technology for education we think of tablets, laptops, robots or interactive platforms with which children learn new (coding) or traditional skills (mathematics) better or faster. Raised like this, it seems inevitable to imagine that students or higher income schools have the most access to this type of resources. But, what would happen if access to … [Read more...] about Teachers and books for the rich, robots and screens for the poor?