perceptions on education

New tools, new learning, new brain?

Around 15 years ago on a conference, Tim O’Reilly argued a shift had happened in how ‘the web’ worked. A shift from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. Web 2.0 did not only change the infrastructure of the web to make it the way that we know it today, but scholars have also argued it has changed the way we learn.

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Teenager, learning, school, smartphone, interest, education, formal

Will digital media outrun the school?

On Monday the 2nd of December 2019 Dutch news outlets, such as Trouw and NOS, had shocking headlines: according to research by Qompas Dutch students’ (12-18) interest in school courses is decreasing as well as their grades. Though not a research result, the director of Qompas, Boris Eustatia, suggests a possible cause: that education can no longer keep up with the fast world of smartphones in which young people live.

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