What does the college of the future look like?

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This is a guest blog post written by Ben Whitaker, Dan Fitzpatrick and Steven Hope, hosts of the Edufuturists podcast. Together they deliver training across the world on education, technology and leadership, as well as continuing to serve in various education settings.

Einstein is reported to have said, “We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” If that is to be believed, and we conclude that it is, we need to think differently about the problems that need addressing in our education system. Alvin Toffler surmised that, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write; they will be those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.. To that end, how we learn, unlearn and relearn - or think, unthink and rethink - is of vital importance in schools and colleges.

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Education 4.0 - Driving the change the industry needs

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A new phrase has made its way into the world of education. It’s been present at conferences, in the media and has been featured on many occasions as the topical title for discussion panels and podcasts. It’s the new ‘thing’ everyone is talking about. It’s ‘Education 4.0’.
 

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Read&Write for Windows now available in French

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Great news for our friends in Canada! Read&Write for Windows is now available in French. At Texthelp it’s our mission to make reading, writing and study supports for students all around the globe, and we are excited to now provide French localized tools to our Windows users.

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‘Realising the potential of edtech’ - a refreshing vision from DfE

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The Department for Education’s edtech strategy was warmly received this year by educators, with a refreshing and clear recognition of the struggles faced by teachers daily, and an emphasis on addressing these with practical solutions - solutions which not only realise the potential of technology in education, but react to remove barriers educators have when it comes to integrating edtech into their everyday teaching practices.

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Join the UDL revolution

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Here at Texthelp, we’ve been big advocates of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for quite some time now. We’re fervent believers in allowing students to access and integrate into their own education journey, at times and in ways that are most suitable for them. We’re frequent attendees at the annual UDL-IRN conference and have made lots of life-long friends there who are both advocates for and experts on UDL.

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