Author Archives: Tryggvi Thayer

Smoothing space for collaboration and innovation

I delivered a keynote at an eTwinning workshop being held in Reykjavík, Iceland this weekend. My slides are below. The context (i.e. what I said as opposed to only what’s in the slides) is that knowledge creation is dependent on … Continue reading

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Is innovative thinking in education “dangerous”?

The College Development Network in Scotland hosted a “Festival of Dangerous Ideas” on education a couple of weeks ago (see also the festival blog here). As per their website, the goal of the festival was to: “to re-establish the importance … Continue reading

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The problem with the “future of education”

There’s been a lot of interest in the future of education in recent years. We see this in the “schools of the future”, “classrooms of the future”, funding opportunities to develop “Education for Tomorrow” and numerous foresight programs focusing on … Continue reading

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OMNI, visionary magazine of yore, is now available online

The Internet Archive has made available several, if not all, issues of OMNI Magazine which was first published in 1978 and continued with some breaks and, eventually, as an online magazine til 1998. OMNI Magazine published a unique blend of … Continue reading

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Who will help me make-up the future after Iain Banks is gone?

Iain (M.) Banks, creator of one of the grandest and most provocative contemporary visions of the future, has announced that he has terminal cancer. Banks is a well-known Scottish writer who publishes under both Iain Banks (his own brand of … Continue reading

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Seamless technology integration in a program designed by and for high school students

I came across a video recently about a program offered at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, MA, a public school where high school students have the option of completing their final year with an independent study program. The … Continue reading

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