Edutopia – Digital Generation Project Video

The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) Edutopia E-newsletter 27th May includes  their Digital Generation Project Video. A useful reminder to many that the world of our young people is digital.

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Press release: Gadget News: USB Pen Based Software Increases Executive And Student Reading Speeds By Up To 300%

Solve IT With Science, the world’s leading authority on speed-reading technology, has launched ReallyEasyReader, with versions available for both executives and students. The

Futurelab E-News May 2009

Some interesting and relevant items from Futurelab's latest newsletter: Adult Informal Learning This project, also part of the Harnessing Technology work programme, is investigating the role that digital technologies play

Press release: The National Learning Platforms Conference 2009

The essential conference for forward-thinking school leaders Achieving educational excellence through creativity and innovation Event: The National Learning Platforms Conference 2009 Date: Wednesday 10th June 2009 Time: 09:00 -16:30. Informal Drinks Reception:

Greater Expectations Project – Online Survey 14-19 year olds

As part of Futurelab’s ( Greater Expectations project here is a a link to an online survey for 14-19 year olds.  The survey will help shape the

Press release: WIDGIT learning platform plug-ins help the one in seven youngsters who do not speak English at home.

  Widgit Symbols appear when pupils point mouse at difficult words Recent reports highlighted a London school where 64 different languages are spoken and four out of five children do

Futurelab: New FREE handbook on curriculum and teaching innovation

Futurelab has just published a new handbook on digital inclusion, discussing the perceived benefits of inclusive education and how these benefits have changed the learner demographic of mainstream

Press release: TrueTube launches new debate: ‘I’m scared of death’

Award-winning secondary resource TrueTube launches a new issue discussing life and death, how we cope with bereavement and the afterlife. Young people are often affected by the death of

Press release: Is Private Sector Higher Education the Answer to UK University Overcrowding?

Private sector educators who offer UK university qualifications using off-campus learning methods may take up the shortfall in higher education places this September. These organisations provide identical degrees

Press release: Nottinghamshire County Council engages adult learners with interactive quizzes

Adult Learners Week: 9-15 May 2009   Inspiring adults from diverse backgrounds to give learning a go, the Adult and Community Learning Service (ACLS), part of Nottinghamshire County Council, is

AlphaSmart Editorial: Learner voice leads the way

Learner voice leads the way Interaction, collaboration and personalised learning are high on the agenda for many a teacher in modern day education and, with the dramatic advances in

Press release: UniServity’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ project opens a new world of 21st Century learning opportunities

Ground-breaking UniServity cLc Learning Platform Project opens a new world of cross-curricular and cross-cultural 21st Century learning opportunities for 10,000 students globally UniServity, the market leading Learning Platform provider

Press release: Schools should be embracing Twitter – Futurelab’s new handbook offers practical guidance on digital inclusion

One of the ways to offer a truly inclusive education for all young people is to embrace their diverse learning needs and encourage active participation on popular social

Futurelab: New FREE handbook on curriculum and teaching innovation

Futurelab has just published a new report on curriculum and teaching innovation that is intended to provide guidance for educators interested in exploring the potential of personalisation to

Press release: MOD announces a dynamic 21st Century Learning Environment for its overseas Service schools

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) announce a strategic educational partnership with UniServity, the leading Learning Platform provider, to support and enhance teaching and learning for children and families

Press release: UK Teachers now sharing over one million classroom resources every month on TES Connect

8 April, 2009: TSL Education announces over one million monthly downloads

Futurelab: E-news issue 57 April 2009

Two interesting items caught the eye. New handbook: Curriculum and teaching innovation Aimed at educational leaders involved in curriculum and teaching innovation, this new handbook provides guidance for exploring the

InspirED e-news March 2009

Issue 3, March 2009. Futurelab's  InspirED - a collection of news and stories to inspire anyone interested in innovative approaches to teaching and learning. This site is updated

Press release: Informal adult learning should target the socially excluded, and make the most of new technologies to level the learning playing field.

The message comes from UK online centres, who today welcomed John Denham’s White Paper, which puts informal learning and widening participation firmly back on the adult skills agenda.  Managing

Deschooling the Edublogosphere – Dougald Hine

Links here to Dougald Hine's own blog, his writing and a video about Ivan Illich. Those of you who are members of CPE-PEN will remember his recent PEN Journal article

Protecting the Virtual Child

A new article entitled Protecting the Virtual Child has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

Press release: AbilityNet Leads The Way Enhancing Website With Widgit Symbols

Press Release : News from Widgit Software February 2009 AbilityNet is the first organisation to enhance its website with ‘Point’ symbol support from Widgit. The national charity – which

Next Practice in Resourcing Personalisation – The Inclusion Trust

Innovation Unit: Next Practice. Field Trial In2ition   The field trial will use the scaleable and transferrable approaches developed as part of ( research to re-engage young people

Flux Blog: “Time for a change in the Education System” say Intel, Microsoft and Cisco.

PEN Comment: Futurelab's FLUX blog has a habit of bringing up interesting stuff. Once again the  call for radical systematic change in our education systems comes from beyond

Head-up on digital technologies: Horizon Report 2009

PEN Comment: for those of you who like to keep abreast of developments in digital technologies this long running qualitative research will keep you informed on the the implications

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