Jamai Blivin is the founder and CEO of Innovate-Educate, an industry-led nonprofit implementing research-based strategies to close the national skills gap and bridge the opportunity divide. Mrs. Blivin is the producer of the Close It Summit DistributED, an expert in the field of education and workforce, and a special guest in our blog series about the development of #skills21 … [Read more...] about A SHIFT to SKILLS
Guiselle Alpizar, Loreto Biehl (BID), Juan Manuel Hernandez-Agramonte (IPA), Ursula Luna, Laura Ochoa Foschini, Juan Maragall (BID), Carolina Méndez (BID), Kelly Montaño, Olga Namen, Emma Näslund-Hadley (BID), Brunilda Peña de Osorio (MINED) y Jennelle Thompson (BID) School closures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have created an unprecedented disruption to … [Read more...] about Remote Early Childhood Services and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
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
Entry by Ivonne Acevedo, Eleno Castro, Raquel Fernández, Iván Flores, Marcelo Pérez Alfaro, Miguel Székely, and Pablo Zoido. If someone at some point thought that the pandemic was affecting us all in the same way, it soon became clear that we do not face the storm from the same boat. Anyone, regardless of age, profession, socioeconomic status or celebrity, can contract … [Read more...] about Same storm, different boats
Entry by Elena Arias Ortiz, Julian Cristia and Santiago Cueto “On Friday I reached 5,578 points and I managed to get 8 more flags. How many points do you have?” Sebastian asks his little friend. “I only got to 5,300, but I managed to get past Juan and now I'm second!” Ana replies enthusiastically. We might think that this conversation took place on a weekend, between … [Read more...] about Learning Mathematics in the 21st century: Can we add with technology?