STEM Videos for China

CLWB is delighted to announce the publication of STEM ‘Master Class’ videos for Pearson China. Working to Pearson’s Project STEM template, CLWB created 5.5 hours worth of instructional material which is sold with Pearson’s Project STEM books in China. CLWB worked with Park House School, and Kintbury St Mary’s CE Primary School, Berkshire, UK to create the videos. The videos are… Read More

Drop-out in Brazil Linked to Lack of Technology

Its been a long time since the last post – extreme workloads and travel has meant that the blog has taken a back seat. However, its back now – and this time with a much wider range of technologies and topics. In future articles I’ll be sharing my thoughts on how the surge in education technology innovation in… Read More

Memorisation or Understanding? – Erik Mazur

Think of something you are really good at – something that you excel in to the point that others would comment on just how good you are at it. Now think about how you achieved this. What did you do to become excellent at that particular thing? Which of these best describes how you acquired… 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

Taking the First Steps

Year-on-year $64bn is spent on ICT for schooling, but many schools around the world have yet to take their first steps to introducing ICT. Whilst the most advanced schools in the world can take full advantage of ICT, large tracts of the planet still don’t have grid electricity. Figure 1. Huge areas of the world… Read More

Spotlight on Jordan

According to Michael Trucano from the World Bank, Jordan is one of a handful of countries to watch. “Efforts have been made in numerous countries to replicate and adapt the model behind the innovative public-private partnership driving the forward-looking Jordan Education Initiative, perhaps the highest profile initiative of its kind among developing countries – and… Read More

Spotlight on Hungary

With a multiple award winning e-Learning platform and a strong, integrated set of ICT initiatives, Hungary is a country to watch and learn from.    The Hungarian Government decided to invest in ICT after a disappointing PISA study showed that they were far behind international standards for providing work-place skills to students.  This lead to several… Read More

Spotlight on Russia

Russia has a long and proud tradition of World-class Maths, Science, Engineering and Computing education. So it’s not surprising that Russia was one of original innovators in implementing Computers and Computer Science into schools. “Computational Mathematics & Programming”, for example, was certified at national level as far back as 1961. For an interesting perspective on… Read More