Thursday, January 17, 2013

25 Leading Thoughts from Tom Vander Ark

I've had the good fortune to meet and listen to Tom Vander Ark a couple of years ago and I have followed much of his educational commentary since. He is an advocate of personal digital learning and blended learning (online learning combined with on-site learning) and he has previously served as President of the X PRIZE Foundation and was the Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Currently, Vander Ark is the founder of and author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World.

The staff at has collected a list entitled, 25 Leading Thoughts from Tom Vander Ark that I wanted to share with you. The topics are categorized under the headings "Trends, Issues, Ideas, Lessons and Promise" and I hope you will take a few minutes to read a least a few of his thoughts. You might agree or disagree with his viewpoints, but he is evoking discussion of how technology affects education and how he would conduct education in the future and discussion, to me, is always a good thing.

Again, here is the link to 25 Leading Thoughts from Tom Vander Ark and I've also included a video below from one of Vander Ark's previous presentations that I thought you would enjoy.

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