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The European Edtech Tour

The Open Education Challenge and P.A.U. Education are supporting Svenia Busson's new project. After touring Edtech clusters around the world and interviewed more than 350 innovators (the full report is still available here ) with her colleague Audrey, Svenia will now tour Europe, Edtech hubs and...

Shaping the Future of Education

The conference “ Shaping the Future 4 ” organized by our colleagues from Mindcet in Tel Aviv provided stimulating thoughts on the future of education. Could we envisage the future of education without teachers? Rose Luckin raised the conflictive issue of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education...

GESA Awards: and the best edtech startup in the world is...

Technology in the classroom could pretend to transform learning into an almost magical process connecting teachers and learners between them and to the knowledge they need. The edtech entrepreneurs present themselves as the new magicians that push back the frontiers of learning, introduce new...

Teachers and Entrepreneurs: Who Innovate in the Classroom?

The Open Education Challenge co-organizes the Global Education Startups Awards with our Israeli partner Mindcet and a worldwide network of edtech incubators. Winning the awards is not the most important part of this initiative. The objective is to invite education startups to share their objectives...

Change! Now!

Change! Now! These keywords have been on the agenda of all education Ministries for the past years. Is it invocation? Empty promise? Visionary policies? Technology has been around for the last 20 years in a way or another. Seymour Papert at the very beginning of the internet era wrote that...

"God bless your pencil and give you success in life"

Samuel’s father – a young Kenyan portrayed in Pascal Plisson documentary “ On the Way to School ” ( see my blog ) – says it all: do we need technology in the classroom or a pencil is enough? A group of french teachers launched a movement against digital devices in schools: “appel de Beauchastel...

Schools: they are a changin'

Back to school! A full school year is ahead of us and many countries experienced “innovative” school reforms. Does it make sense to change again and again our school programs, school standards…? Educative systems are accustomed to change. Some would say that they are in a state of constant change...

Teach to Change the World

Education innovators – among them many teachers – have the ability to reinvent the art of teaching in the classroom. Yishay Mor in his new book talks about teaching as a design practice that can change the world. The French daily ‘Le Monde’ just published an inspiring portrait of a young teacher...

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