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MET discussion thread

Arthur Harkins and John Moravec invite readers of On the Horizon to join the discussion of the Mechanical-Evolutionary-Teleogenic (“MET“) systemic approaches to knowledge development services (and others). Read the article here Article abstract: Purpose – This essay aims to focus on the development and application of knowledge within competitive national and global contexts. Systems thinking [...]

Invisible Learning released

Leapfrog Insititutes’ John Moravec is pleased to announce that the Spanish edition of his new book (written together with Cristóbal Cobo, Oxford Internet Institute), Invisible Learning (Aprendizaje Invisible), has just been released by the University of Barcelona (Col·lecció Transmedia XXI. Laboratori de Mitjans Interactius / Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona). The e-book [...]

Cobo and Moravec discuss Invisible Learning

John Moravec and Cristóbal Cobo engage in a one-on-one dialogue on new dimensions for thinking about learning. In this conversation, they share some of the most important ideas developed in the book, Aprendizaje Invisible (Invisible Learning), to be released next week. More information is available at (Note: Conversation alternates between Spanish and English.)

“Reboelje!” – Invisible Learning in the Netherlands

An update from John Moravec: Finally, after several weeks of travel and meetings, I am able to report on the Invisible Learning Tour, which was hosted by NHL in Leeuwarden. The event was an example of self-organization. Given the seed of an idea, three universities, two Sudbury schools, the Knowmads school, and various other partners [...]

Marcel Kampman on Project Dream School

At Lift11, Marcel Kampman of Project Dream School shared experiences from a movement to leapfrog ahead and rethink how we educate and teach our kids. What makes the project exciting is that it is directly linked to the construction of a new school building for an existing school in the Netherlands. Everything will be reconsidered, [...]

How do social media and education relate?

This morning, MPR’s Midmorning aired a forum on the role of social media and education. From the program’s description: How can social media and technology influence the way students learn and the way teachers teach? Kerri Miller hosted a live forum discussion with a Minnesota-based entrepreneur who is pioneering a social teaching project called Sophia, [...]

Review: Empowered (by Josh Bernoff and Ted Schadler)

Book: Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business Author: Josh Bernoff and Ted Schadler Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (2010) Reviewed by: John Moravec, PhD Back in August, Josh Bernoff tweeted an offer for a free copy of his new book, Empowered, in exchange for a review at Amazon. I enjoyed [...]

Invisible Learning preview

As Cristóbal Cobo (U Oxford) and John Moravec (Leapfrog Institutes, U Minnesota) are working on wrapping up the Invisible Learning book, promotion for the volume is already starting to appear. Although they anticipate its release in February, 2011, they have been giving a few talks on the topic, and we thought we would share some [...]

Review: 21st Century Skills (by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel)

Book: 21st Century Skills: Learning for life in our timesAuthor: Bernie Trilling and Charles FadelPublisher: Jossey-Bass (2009) Some ten years into the 21st century, I find it amazing that we are still having conversations on what skills are necessary to succeed in this new century. We’ve explored some ideas of what skills are relevant before [...]

On “keeping America competitive”…

Norman Augustine, former chairman of Lockheed Martin Corp. and lead author of Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box last Friday: From the report’s description: So where does America stand relative to its position of five years ago when the Gathering Storm book was prepared? The unanimous [...]