Once in a few years!
In today’s democracies, we have the right to have our say only once in a few years: Elections Time.
But when the Moment finally arrives, we are only allowed one word: an unambiguous, plain “Yes!”
After that, we have no further control or power over the doings of our representatives.
We are simply supposed to wait patiently until the next electoral cycle…when we shall quietly and dutifully endow other politicians…
Imagining A Different School
The Two Most Dangerous Myths
“The Natural Genius”
Do geniuses really exist?
In short, yes, but their talents are usually focused on a given area. Think music, sport, coding, or physics.
No human being can be perfect in everything. There is no born “all A-level” student.
Bright students are actually hardworking individuals who consciously invest a great deal of their time and resources into learning…and they do so in the attempt to compensate for not being naturally and magically “good at everything”.
The high price of being on top
High-achieving students are often chasing grades, which…
I. The Open-access Revolution
II. University For All: The Challenge Of Inclusive Higher Education
The time has come!
We are now moving towards a world in which education has a real chance of turning inclusive.
New technologies enable us to create a culture of autonomous self-paced learning and open-source textbooks. Given the rapid development of communication means, we can hope to remove access barriers such as price, distance, the unavailability of learning spaces or the shortage of teaching staff.
For the first time in human history, education has the potential to reach absolutely everyone. The Revolution has started.
Here are the 9 other reasons why 21st century Education is seriously outdated:
No. 2: The lack of learner autonomy aka “We don’t really get to choose.”
Many graduates say that they feel confused and less passionate about their future careers than they were at the beginning of their studies. Could this lack of enthusiasm be due to the fact that they were never allowed to make choices in the first place?
Book+Tech: A Mixed Feelings Relationship
Digitalized brains vs. “Stone Age” tools
By this time, there is no doubt that Literature is not as popular as it was during the past centuries. …
QR Codes are not just trendy design bits. This is a technology which can offer nonprofits creative possibilities for engaging their public.
This is a list of ideas for using QR Codes in order to bring people together with the purpose of connecting and mobilizing for a good cause.
1. Use QR codes in order to…BUILD IDENTITY
QR codes can help target a specific group, by reaching solely its members, wherever they are physically close to each other or united in a virtual community.
The codes could be posted in the community’s meeting places and/or in the areas most frequented…
Part I- The concept
What is this idea about?
Simply put, it is about converting public rating and consumption time of creative works into financial support for the authors.
Visibility+favorable rating =>direct funding for the creator.
The key-proposal: monetizing consumption time
People invest time in following their favorite creators and rating their work. This time could be monetized in favor of both public and authors.
Consumers could get free access to (nowadays copyrighted) content in exchange of their willingness to provide feedback and build authentic public opinion trends.
Authors could be paid based on the visibility and positive reception of…
Although urban ills such as exclusion, alienation, racism or criminality cannot be linked directly to the city’s face, specialists dare to affirm that the urban environment does influence significantly our moods, behavior and communication style.
Taking it to the street
Any attempt at exploring…
An Innovative Tech Solution for Fresh Food Transport
One major cause of World Hunger is avoidable and unnecessary food wastage.
FAO estimates that one third of all food produced (1.3 billion tones) is never consumed, wasting not just the opportunity to feed the hungry, but also the planet’s natural resources involved in producing it.
Food: discarded not donated
In middle and high-income countries, food waste at the retail and consumer level tends to be highest. In every such household, at some point, edible products get thrown away.
The reasons for discarding food may well be subjective (such as…