Taking cues from places early man gathered

SCIL: Spaces to learn on Vimeo

Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL) is the research and innovation unit of Northern Beaches Christian School (NBCS) in Sydney, Australia. NBCS, through SCIL, is seeking to create models for 21st century education that change the focus from teacher-directed paradigms to self-directed engaged learning. This video captures a number of the ‘spaces for learning’ created – using the campfire, watering hole and cave architectural motifs.

Planning leaders in higher education

Society for College and University Planning

“The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), which was established in 1965, is a community of senior, higher education leaders who are responsible for, or are involved in, the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. SCUP is an affiliate of the University of Michigan’s School of Education.

Members look to SCUP to find ways to successfully integrate the institution’s mission into their academic plan, and then seek to integrate all other kinds of planning on campus in support of the academic plan.”

Other SCUP videos on YouTube

Graduation rates and degree completion

Building Blocks to 2020
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

“President Obama has set an ambitious goal of making the United States first in the world in college completion by 2020. Reaching that threshold requires immediate and bold national effort.

Private higher education welcomes this challenge and pledges an even greater commitment to help all Americans who can benefit from a higher education realize the opportunity to enroll in college and complete their degrees.  This website features hundreds of programs at private colleges and universities nationally to expand access to college and ensure degree completion.”

Other Building Blocks to 2020 on YouTube

Graduation Rates/Degree Completion/Retention

Using game-playing popularity to improve teaching and learning

VT 2020 Invent the Future Blog, Learning with Games
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

“How might games of all kinds–serious and otherwise–increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning by 2020? This is a large question, but one worth asking, given that gaming of all kinds–particularly those mediated by networked computing devices–occupies a central role in the culture of the 21st century, one whose popularity has eclipsed books, music, and movies combined.”



Charting the future–caught on video!

Education Sector

“Education Sector is an independent think tank that challenges conventional thinking in education policy. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to achieving measurable impact in education policy, both by improving existing reform initiatives and by developing new, innovative solutions to our nation’s most pressing education problems.

The ultimate beneficiaries of our work are students. Our mission is to promote changes in policy and practice that lead to improved student opportunities and outcomes.”

“Charting the Future of Higher Education” event September 15, 2011

Lumina Foundation’s Jamie Merisotis talks about how the ideas laid out in Washington Monthly’s 2011 College Guide may help the United States achieve greater global competitiveness in higher education.

Kevin Carey talks about the outdated process by which students make a match to colleges.

ConnectEdu’s Craig Powell says “where you go to college has very little to do with your lifetime success.”

Other related Education Sector video clips