technology

Teachers without borders

Teachers without borders

Emiliana Vegas Lina Zuluaga 8 agosto 2018 Comments
Written in February 2016 to express the potential of the Pacific Alliance to improve effective learning in Latin America. When reading this article imagine it is the year 2030.

It is the year 2030, teachers and knowledge run without borders along the highways, and facilities built in four countries, spearheading similar initiatives across the region. We have teachers from the Pacific Alliance studying and interning at schools in these countries thanks to the technology and institutional capacity of ministries and congresses that facilitated partnerships between the education systems, strengthening learning of all kinds. Universities, too, have joined this wave of integration and adopted flexible models of accreditation to validate credit courses. (más…)

Teachers and students: a new generation of tech enthusiasts

Teachers and students: a new generation of tech enthusiasts

Guest Author 3 agosto 2018 Comments

A recurrent theme in conversations about education is that millennials are demanding more technology inside the classroom, and that teachers are resistant to educational innovations. I dare to disagree.

In the six years that we have been running Geekie—a company that brings together cutting-edge technology with innovative pedagogical methodologies to boost learning—we have seen with over 10 million students and 5 thousand schools an enthusiasm for technology that is shared by students and teachers alike. (más…)

Emerging economies should teach the curriculum of the future

Emerging economies should teach the curriculum of the future

Guest Author 26 julio 2018 Comments

All around the world, leaders from government and industry debate the “future of work.” We have all seen predictions of a massive shift in the workforce needs of the future. The latest prediction from McKinsey Global Institute is that approximately 50% of existing work activities can be displaced, replaced or changed by automation of some form, whether caused by traditional software, robotics, or new artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. (más…)

Teachers and books for the rich, robots and screens for the poor?

Teachers and books for the rich, robots and screens for the poor?

Mercedes Mateo 20 julio 2018 Comments

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 technology in the coming years is not a privilege, but the cheapest way to access educational services? (más…)