Mikael Eriksson Björling

Things that matters! About digital transformation, design, culture and lifestyle in the Networked Society



iPads take center stage at Sydney school as pen and paper are pushed aside

In a yearlong trial, a Sydney school has issued 145 year 6 students with iPads, which will be used to complete most of their classwork. So what will happen to pen and paper as more and more new technologies are introduced in schools? Do they have a future? Perhaps – well, I’m rooting for the pen. Read the full article at the Ericsson Networked Society blog

What will schools be like in the Networked Society?

When I was at school it was all about a backpack filled with books, a chalkboard, strict rows of desks and chairs, and a teacher at the front instructing us on a wide range of subjects. We didn’t have the internet to find alternative points of view, or smartphones to send texts to friends. Back then, we passed notes. Read the post at The Networked Society Blog

The future school in the Networked Society

In this video, I talk about how new technologies are revolutionizing education.

Watch the video at the Networked Society Blog >>>

Redefining learning in the Networked Society

Our world is built with help of technology. We have always worked to develop and improve our societies and our lives through technology. We have invented fantastic things such as the plow, steam engine, the printing press, electrical light, antibiotics, fine arts, music and football….just to name a few.

The school system as we know it is also one of these inventions. Schools have been around since the times of ancient Greece, but what we call formal schooling today is actually not that old. If we take Sweden as example, it was not until 1842 that the common school was introduced. Later on the centralized, standardized, national factory school model was developed. We invented the school house and the classroom to obtain economic scale in the education system.

This concept of school is now in a stage of transformation. We are now standing on the brink of a Networked Society and moving into that society, education, learning, and how we define knowledge will change.

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