CLWB @ Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

  In one of our most exciting projects to-date, we are delighted to be implementing STEM at the Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy, a Centre of Excellence for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. BTEA is a University Technical College sponsored by the likes of Rolls Royce, Airbus, Royal Navy and GKN. Over the next year,… Read More

CLWB at BETT Asia Leadership Summit

​​​​​​​​​​​​ We were delighted to present at the first BETT Asia Leadership Summit. We demonstrated some simple principles for using Programming, Electric Ink, and Control Technology to boost STEM learning. Download the presentation (55MB, make sure your security settings allow downloads) from here:BETT Asia Workshop PowerPoint Show.ppsx​​ Coding – Using Java to demonstrate the orbits of the planets in the solar system Programmable… Read More

Internet of Learning-Things

Mass access to the Internet is a mere 20 years old and during this time Web Services have completely revolutionised how we interact – so how will the Internet transform us over the next 20 years? This article explains how technologies can be architected to allow learning to flourish in the emerging world of the… Read More

2012 – The Year of Constructive Disruption?

This article is a personal perspective of the key Education Technology trends that we can expect to see in 2012. Whilst not expecting anything as apocalyptic as the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar theory, my belief is that the world of education technology will see new and powerful disruptive forces in 2012. Whilst there are certainly… Read More

Artificial Intelligence in Schooling Systems

Q. “What do you give a hurt lemon?” A. “Lemon aid” Like me, you may have thought that the writer of this joke is a student. Actually, the joke writer in this case is Artificial Intelligence software – a “joke generator” called JAPE. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has growing implications for schooling, and this article aims… Read More

School Technology Innovation Centre, Brussels

For the next few months I’m delighted to be able to be based out of the School Technology Innovation Centre (STIC) in Brussels. For anyone with a passion for Education Technology this is simply Nirvana! If you can get to Brussels, put a visit to the STIC at the top of your agenda. So what… Read More

Putting the “i” into Singapore Schooling

With top rankings in PISA and TIMMS, Singapore is the envy of many schooling systems around the world. Whilst ICT is just one of a range of factors that affect learning outcomes, it is a key tool for meeting at least two of the four key desired outcomes of the Singapore schooling system – for… Read More

What’s on the Horizon?

The 2011 NMC Horizon Report on IT in Higher Education has interesting implications for schooling systems. The report, produced by New Media Consortium in partnership with EDUCAUSE, focuses on how new technologies are impacting, and likely to impact, on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in Higher Education. Whilst Higher Education and Schooling have quite different needs, many of… Read More

Kinecting with young learners in South Africa

Games based learning has always offered a lot of opportunity, but Kinect is clearly accelerating innovation in this area. Kinect is a console adapter for Xbox 360 – it has a dual camera system that enables users to control software through their gestures.  It’s an immersive experience, and learners can use their whole body– arms,… Read More