I'm attending a webcast on this topic now. Will take notes as it proceeds.
In some parts of the world, access to a decent education is far fetched dream; many children do not have the opportunity to receive an education. They live in parts of the world where the government cannot provide quality education nationwide. A classroom inside a shipping container in Nairobi, Kenya has created some headlines. It is a new pilot program by Lighthouse Grace Academy, a program that promotes the use of tablet technologies in class.
Most companies these days recruit individuals who can bring new methods and ideas to the table. This article highlights the importance of research and development (R&D), which is the foundation of innovation. Companies that invest more in R&D show signs of growth and advancement. Likewise, investing in R&D can help boost the overall economy of a country: skilled workers will be employed and new products will be on the market for consumers.
The rise of globalization has drastically changed the way individuals acquire knowledge and information. One such area is how individuals gain access to a formal education. The developmental aspect of a globalized economy has made education a significant attribute to acquire. According to the article, "countries around the globe have been focused on expanding education as the key to maximizing individual well-being, reducing poverty, and increasing economic growth."
Access to education continues to be a major problem in many countries across the globe. When we usually talk about access to education, we often think of people in poor and remote regions of the world. However, in the US, there are various reasons why people lack access to schooling. The increasing cost of tuition has forced some low-income to attend school part-time, take online courses or pursue other avenues.
This past weekend I attended the Fablearn 2015 Conference on Creativity and Fabrication in Education at Stanford University. It was an amazing conference with librarians, educators, researchers and young makers from across the United States and all over the world presenting and sharing research, practices and projects about the maker movement in education.
I am attending Day 2 of the 2015 Social Good Summit at the 92nd St. Y. I will be live blogging the most interesting sessions.
I am attending the 2015 Social Good Summit at the 92nd Street Y. I was able to get a press pass (using my EdLab connections). The event is broken up into 20-minute sessions (some with panelists, others with checkins from other social good summits across the globe, etc.). I will be live blogging my favorite and most interesting sessions from their Digital Media Lounge.
There are approximately 59 million children and 65 million adolescents out of school across the globe. As a result, they are denied a right a basic human right in today's world. Education is a human right that can't be taken for granted. I believe every child's wish is to go to school and learn. However, disasters, epidemics and conflict often make it difficult for children to fulfill their educational goals. Nonetheless, there is no problem without a solution.
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