An invitation to join the Future of Education Mooc

Interrupting the scheduled broadcasting…. to bring you an exciting chance to join in a conversation that is continuing to blossom amongst educators who are passionate about changing education. Is this you?

If you’ve never tried a Mooc before, this is a chance to get a feel, connect and share in meaningful discussions with a range of educators around the world and the developers of the original Moocs. (The original Moocs are the ‘brand’ and the Stanford/Harvard Moocs are like the ‘generics’ ) Your opinions and your students’ opinions are invaluable to these discussions so invite your students along too or ask one of the facilitators for advice about how to do this.


Re-thinking science teaching

Jaraad reflects on his experiences learning computer science and how at times the application the real world was absent in the methods of delivery and content.

First time I learned about Fibonacci series was in a computer class when the instructor gave us homework to write code to generate Fibonacci numbers. The instructor gave us the formula and showed us an example of the numbers in the series. The numbers are: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, etc. At that time, we didn’t have internet or Wikipedia to learn more about this Fibonacci series. I recently discovered something new and interesting about it. The pattern of these numbers appears in branching in trees and in the arrangements of some spirals fruits like pineapples [Wikipedia]. This series was first discovered by studying rabbits.

There’s a nice Fibonacci and doodling video on the blogpost too

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