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Shaping the Future through Knowledge
UNESCO High-Level Round Table on the occasion of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) (November 2005
Toward a future knowledge society
Stephen Downes presented a Venus Seminar recently - Toward a Future Knowledge Society. In the presentation, he explores the proposal that the structured view of knowledge has given way to more diverse ways of organizing, categorizing, and knowing.
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Are students well prepared for future challenges? Can they analyse, reason and communicate effectively? Do they have the capacity to continue learning throughout life? The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) answers these questions and more, through its surveys of 15-year-olds in the principal industrialised countries. Every three years, it assesses how far students near the end of compulsory education have acquired some of the knowledge and skills essential for full participation in society. The results of the PISA 2006 survey will be released on 4 December 2007.
Education 2010
This publication grew out of an invitation Conference at Bangor in July, 1989. The brief was to examine the possible role of IT in Education in the year 2010. Although the materials produced focus on the place of IT in education over the next twenty years, their relevance extends beyond that of the IT community. They will be of interest and relevance to all teachers who have an eye on the future. A number of different scenarios are offered as the basis for promoting discussion with either pre or in-service teachers.
Telling it like it is? Young learners: the real voice of education
We often hear that it’s important to consider learner voice in education, but we rarely hear from learners themselves in the media. VISION asks two 17 year-olds from the Edge Learner Forum, Samia Meah and Huda Al Bander, to give us their view of what education should be like. Here’s what they have to say...
Laboratories of Reform: Virtual High Schools and Innovation in Public Education
there has been no shortage of solutions for improving the nation’s public schools. school leadership, teacher quality, standards, testing, funding, and a host of other issues have crowded reform agendas. but an important trend in public education has gone largely unnoticed in the cacophony of policy proposals: the rise of a completely new class of public schools— “virtual” schools using the internet to create online classrooms—that is bringing about reforms that have long eluded traditional public schools.
Architectures for Conversation
What Communities of Practice can mean for Information Architecture
The Stellenbosch Declaration - ICT in Education: Make it Work
This declaration is the result of the expert group of educators and specialists of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in Education, from six continents, who met and worked together in Stellenbosch, South Africa from 4th to 7th July 2005 at the IFIP 8th World Conference on Computers in Education (“40 years of Computers in Education, What Works?”) held by the IFIP Committee on Education (IFIP TC3)
Rolls-Royce: Knowledge acquisition and modelling
As the power behind the recently retired Concorde, Rolls-Royce set about capturing the experiences gained by its engineers for future projects. Michael Moss describes the importance of knowledge capture to the company and how knowledge management as a whole is helping meet the challenges of the future.
Leading and Managing the Future School
Developing organisational and management structure in secondary schools - this study is based upon findings from interviews on visits to four UK schools.
Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future ('Google Generation' project)
Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future - research carried outfor the British Library and JISC (April to November 2007).
Beyond Current Horizons
The Beyond Current Horizons programme is a joint project between The UK goverment's Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and FutureLab. The project is running 2008-2009 and is tasked with building a challenging and long-term vision for education in the context of social and technological change.
Information behaviour of the researcher of the future
The Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research at University College London (CIBER) has produced a report commissioned by the British Library and JISC to identify how the specialist researchers of the future are likely to access and interact with digital resources in five to ten years’ time. The report examines the "Google" generation and is a bit of a wake up call to librarians and libraries to keep pace with the developing expectations and needs of students and researchers for services that reflect their wider internet experience.
Project Tomorrow
Project Tomorrow is a national education nonprofit group based in Irvine, California. The vision of Project Tomorrow is insure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. This project believes that by supporting the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources in K-12 schools and communities, students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century. The project approaches its mission by conducting national research projects such as Speak Up, facilitating the replication of model projects in schools and communities, providing online tools and resources for students, teachers and parents and contributing to the national and regional dialogue about educational issues.
Map of Future Forces Affecting Education
Created by a range of experts and analysts, the map is a forecast of the future, and each element on the map represents forces that could affect learning in the next decade. Presented by the KnowledgeWorks Foundation and the Institute for the Future (IFTF) it is intended to be a catalyst for further debate.

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