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There is currently some very interesting papers and resources on the Cisco site looking at Educational Futures. Emergent ideas are very much moving towards the CPE-PEN vision of a personalised educational landscape. Some of the language used is similar to ours and some borrows from the current digital paradigms. Items 1,2,3 and 4 are particularly well worth reading.

1. The Learning Society
Demand for learning is increasing from all sectors of society. This paper explains why and how our education systems should respond — transforming both the world of learning and the place of learning in our world.

2. Education 3.0
As a systematic approach towards education transformation, Education 3.0 is introduced to empower learners to thrive in the 21st century.

A Journey Towards Education Transformation
This webinar takes a look back and a look into the future of education transformation in the 20th and 21st Century.

4. Learning from the Extremes
Commissioned by Cisco, Charles Leadbeater interviewed 100 social entrepreneurs seeking to meet huge needs without the advantage of traditional resources.

5. Collaboration Research and Policy
With the accelerating integration of online collaborative tools into teaching and learning, Cisco has commissioned the Metiri Group to develop a series on collaboration research and policy:
The Impact of Collaborative, Scaffolded Learning in K-12 Schools: A Meta-Analysis
The Impact of Online Collaborative Learning on Educators and Classroom Practices
Advance 21st Century Innovation in Schools through Smart, Informed State Policy
Policy Brief: Teacher Learning through Collaboration and System Innovation

6. Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills
ATC21S is a multi-stakeholder collaboration led by Cisco, Intel, and Microsoft to help transform the teaching and assessment of skills needed to succeed in the 21st century. For details go to

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