Digital society at a crossroads: Do we want learners or consumers?

Digital literacy is just as important as reading, writing and maths. This is the message the Mozilla Foundation, the non-profit organisation supporting open source projects, […]

Training Press Releases launches in Germany and the Netherlands

Photo credit: Fotolia Training Press Releases has launched German and Dutch-language versions of its newswire service. OEB interviewed Training Press Releases’ founder Rob Clarke about […]

John Higgins on filling the skills gap: “Schools are a long way behind”

John Higgins, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE How to overcome the skills mismatch is an issue of worldwide concern. And in Europe, where around 22.6 million […]

This House believes 21st-century skills aren’t being taught – and they should be

Audience remarks: OEB 2014 debate This year’s OEB debate will tackle one of the biggest issues plaguing decision-makers, educational institutions, businesses, and learners themselves: the […]

Robots: the next powerful learning tool

Poppy Humanoid Robot. Photo: poppy-project.org The world’s first 3D-printed humanoid robot, Poppy, is making its way into schools, universities, and even dance classes. Created by […]

Getting to grips with the grammar of video

Image: Fotolia “If we learn how something works, we can control it” Every language has its grammar and video is no exception. In this year’s […]

OEB 2015 pre-conference workshops: What to expect

The 21st edition of OEB will kick off on Wednesday, December 2, with a day of interactive workshops. Exploring a diverse range topics such as […]

Who’s in the Spotlight?

iCub humanoid robot. Image by Jiuguang Wang The OEB Spotlight Stage is back for 2015. It again features an inspiring programme of creative thinkers and […]

The “New Renaissance”: Ian Goldin on managing complexity

Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at the University of Oxford “We are living in a time of the most progressive change in the […]

Time for change: Addressing 2050’s work challenges today

Founder and director of Future Impacts Consulting Cornelia Daheim The Millennium Project’s ‘Future Work/Technology 2050’ study warns of “massive long-term unemployment” if the nature of […]

“Peak indifference”: Cory Doctorow on surveillance in education

Activist, author, journalist and co-editor of Boing Boing, Cory Doctorow In 1989, the former “East Germany” had one informer for every sixty people. Now the NSA […]

How to transform passive watchers into active learners

Image: Fotolia The educational video market remains in a period of profound change due to faster and less costly technology developments for video creation, distribution […]

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