Emergent Futures Tumblelog

This is the Tumblelog of Paul Higgins and Sandy Teagle - Futurists from Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia. Go to Emergent Futures to see more or follow on Twitter at FuturistPaul . If you right click on the pictures, titles or links in these posts you will be able to go to the original story on the web. If you click on comments for each post you can either read what others have said or add your own comment via Disqus. If you click on the date of a post it will take you to a single post view where you can copy the web link if you want to send it to someone else. If you click on the tags it will take you to other stories from Emergent Futures with the same tag.

Roominate: Make It Yours!


The toy that makes every young girl an artist, an engineer, an architect, and a visionary!

Full Story: Kickstarter

Posted at 7:20pm and tagged with: crowdfunding, tech, technology, education,.

Roominate: Make It Yours!

The toy that makes every young girl an artist, an engineer, an architect, and a visionary!


Full Story: Kickstarter

Gasp! Thanks To These Startups, Teachers Are Making Money On The Web

 For example, Udemy, a web platform that allows anyone to host and take online classes, this morning announced that its top ten instructors earned a combined $1.6 million over the last 12 months.


Full Story: TechCrunch

Posted at 5:31pm and tagged with: tech, technology, economic, education, disruption,.

Gasp! Thanks To These Startups, Teachers Are Making Money On The Web


 For example, Udemy, a web platform that allows anyone to host and take online classes, this morning announced that its top ten instructors earned a combined $1.6 million over the last 12 months.

Full Story: TechCrunch

futuristgerd:

Thailand looks set to proceed with the widest educational tablet deployment to date, after the country’s government finally signed an initial $32.8 million (1.02 billion THB) contract for a project that aims to deploy close to a million devices across the nation’s schools. (via Thailand Inks $32.8 Million Deal for One-Tablet-Per-Child Initiative)

Posted at 3:41pm and tagged with: tablets, tech, technology, education,.

futuristgerd:

Thailand looks set to proceed with the widest educational tablet deployment to date, after the country’s government finally signed an initial $32.8 million (1.02 billion THB) contract for a project that aims to deploy close to a million devices across the nation’s schools. (via Thailand Inks $32.8 Million Deal for One-Tablet-Per-Child Initiative)

smarterplanet:

Navy pilots and other flight specialists soon will have a new “smart machine” installed in training simulators that learns from expert instructors to more efficiently train their students.

Sandia National Laboratories’ Automated Expert Modeling & Student Evaluation (AEMASE, pronounced “amaze”)…

Posted at 4:28am and tagged with: tech, technology, artificial intelligence, cognitive, education,.

Paul Higgins: Otto . My first instinct was ” one more thing to learn, not sure I have the energy”. That is from someone interested in technology and the future. Does that mean a whole lot of people get left behind?

Computer Programming for All: A New Standard of Literacy (via courtenaybird)

Posted at 11:42am and tagged with: tech, technology, risk, education,.

Everybody should learn to code, he says, because machine/human and machine/machine interaction is becoming as ubiquitous as human/human interaction. Those who don’t know how to code soon will be in the same position as those who couldn’t read or write 200 years ago.

robertreich:

Members of the Class of 2012,

As a former secretary of labor and current professor, I feel I owe it to you to tell you the truth about the pieces of parchment you’re picking up today.

You’re f*cked.

Well, not exactly. But you won’t have it easy.

First, you’re going to have a hell of a hard…

Posted at 11:16am and tagged with: politics, economic, education,.

smarterplanet:

iPad textbook publisher Inkling is partnering with college bookstore provider Follett. Starting this fall, Follett will sell “hundreds of Inkling titles” in its over 900 college bookstores — including Stanford and UC Berkeley — and on its website.

» via paidContent

via infoneer-pulse:

Posted at 3:42pm and tagged with: education, disruption, tech, technlogy, ebooks,.

Campfire Film Festival



I am doing the opneing Keynote tomorrow for the Campfire Film Festival here in Melbourne at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image at Federation Square.

Campfire is a not for profit organisation that links together short film makers and teachers to find new ways to teach and inspire kids around the big issues in life.

I think they still have some tickets left if you are quick

Go to http://campfire.org.au/cff2012 to book.

It is a fantastic opportunity to see what they are doing and get involved if your are interested in education or want to see if your school should get on board.

Posted at 9:25am and tagged with: education,.

Campfire Film Festival

I am doing the opneing Keynote tomorrow for the Campfire Film Festival here in Melbourne at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image at Federation Square.
Campfire is a not for profit organisation that links together short film makers and teachers to find new ways to teach and inspire kids around the big issues in life.
I think they still have some tickets left if you are quick
Go to http://campfire.org.au/cff2012 to book.
It is a fantastic opportunity to see what they are doing and get involved if your are interested in education or want to see if your school should get on board.

smarterplanet:

How The $25 Computer Could Change The Way We Learn, Work & Play - PSFK

The Raspberry Pi is a very basic looking micro-board that hides a sophisticated computer – the UK developers behind the computer expect other companies, hackers and DIYers to add their own peripherals and even casing. What’s buzzing the technology scene is the price. At $25 plus shipping, the inventors believe that the Raspberry Pi can revolutionize education – but they don’t expect its impact to just stop there. PSFK spoke to the Executive Director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Eben Upton, about what he and his team had created and the changes it might help create.

OK. The dumb question: Why does your computer look like one of those cards you stick in the back of a desktop computer? It’s not quite as cute as an iPad. Where’s the shell?

We’re expecting community members to design (and sell) their own shells for the device. In fact, both our distribution partners (element14/Premier Farnell and RS Components) will be marketing their own shells too.



via PSFK: 

Posted at 6:29am and tagged with: tech, technology, education, economic,.

smarterplanet:

How The $25 Computer Could Change The Way We Learn, Work & Play - PSFK
The Raspberry Pi is a very basic looking micro-board that hides a sophisticated computer – the UK developers behind the computer expect other companies, hackers and DIYers to add their own peripherals and even casing. What’s buzzing the technology scene is the price. At $25 plus shipping, the inventors believe that the Raspberry Pi can revolutionize education – but they don’t expect its impact to just stop there. PSFK spoke to the Executive Director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Eben Upton, about what he and his team had created and the changes it might help create.
OK. The dumb question: Why does your computer look like one of those cards you stick in the back of a desktop computer? It’s not quite as cute as an iPad. Where’s the shell?

We’re expecting community members to design (and sell) their own shells for the device. In fact, both our distribution partners (element14/Premier Farnell and RS Components) will be marketing their own shells too.

via PSFK: 

smarterplanet:

The Faculty Project

The best Professors from the world’s leading Universities are coming together to teach online FOR FREE!

The Faculty Project brings academia’s most outstanding professors to the computers, tablets and smartphones of people all over the world.

All courses will be free with open enrollment for anyone with an Internet connection.

Posted at 12:01pm and tagged with: education, technology, disruption, tech,.

smarterplanet:

The Faculty Project
The best Professors from the world’s leading Universities are coming together to teach online FOR FREE!
The Faculty Project brings academia’s most outstanding professors to the computers, tablets and smartphones of people all over the world.
All courses will be free with open enrollment for anyone with an Internet connection.