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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Invisible Learning conversation with Knowmads – Monday, June 7

20:00 Netherlands and España 13:00 U.S. CDT and Mexico 15:00 Argentina 19:00 Portugal 21:00 Finland 14:00 Chile Next Monday, June 7, the Invisible Learning project invites you to participate in an open webinar with our invited guests: Knowmads (Amsterdam, Netherlands), a creative, entrepreneurial school for developing entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in this [...]

Ken Robinson on the fast food model of education

From In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.

Jeff Jarvis on the death of lectures

In a TEDxNYED talk that is destined to become a classic, Jeff Jarvis takes on the industrialization of education and the irrelevance of lectures in an innovation-powered world (see Knowmad Society!): From his notes: One more from him: “It’s easy to educate for the routine, and hard to educate for the novel.” Google sprung from [...]