We commissioned filmmaker Nic Askew (soulbiographies.com/) to make a series of films about connected learning, an approach to learning designed for our times.
This film introduces the thinking behind connected learning, which builds on the basics to make learning more relevant. It connects learning to people's interests, to real life, real work, real communities, and to the demands and opportunities of the digital age.
The film asks:
'Might the information age have presented us with the opportunity for a fundamental reimagining of the way we educate our children?'
'How might education come to life if children were to possess a burning need to know?'
'Might we each have a part to play?'
'Might this digital age hold the possibility of bringing us closer together?'
What separates a good design from a bad design are the decisions that the designer made.
In this hour-long video, recorded live at An Event Apart San Diego 2010, Jared Spool explores the five styles of design decisions, showing you when gut instinct produces the right results, and when designers need to look to more user-focused research.
Jared Spool (@jmspool) is the founding principal of User Interface Engineering, a leading research, training, and consulting firm specializing in website and product usability.
Jared has been working in the field of usability and design since 1978, before the term “usability” was ever associated with computers. He spends his time working with the research teams at the company, helping clients understand how to solve their design problems, explaining to reporters and industry analysts what the current state of design is all about, and is a top-rated speaker at more than 20 conferences every year.
He is also the conference chair and keynote speaker at the annual User Interface Conference, is on the faculty of the Tufts University Gordon Institute, and manages to squeeze in a fair amount of writing time.
An Event Apart, the design conference for people who make websites, is an intensely educational three-day learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is for you.
We are Dash Robotics. We are revolutionizing robots by making them fun and accessible to everyone. And we are starting by bringing our first robot, named Dash, to you! Our fun educational robot kit is perfect for the budding engineer, hobbyist, or kid looking to explore the exciting world of robots. With this campaign, we’re funding the beta development of Dash, and we need your help. We’re only producing one thousand robots, so get your Dash before we run out!
Elementary School 'Het Palet' in The Hague has implemented 3D printing in their curriculum. Teacher Bas Baeten explains more about the benefits of 3D printing for young children and why Het Palet is an early adopter of 3D printing. The children are excited to see the Creatr in action and 3D printing their teachers face.