@Radio with Ecoversities friends

The last 15 days I have been on the road, crossing Mexico from San Miguel de Allende to San Cristobal de las Casas. I stopped in Valle de Bravo at Universidad del Medio Ambiente for a gathering of around 20 learning architects, education disruptors and creators of universities. After the gathering, ten of us embarked […]

District China

China was a revealing mirror to look into as a world citizen. It lacks the sophisticated cosmetics that dress up the “development model” sold to or imposed on humanity by the West. China embraces this model and pushes it to its limits. Here you can see the absurdity of sacrificing the environment, people’s health and social justice for greedy growth. They don’t use the democracy story so it becomes clear that whatever the story – the power asymmetry is the same. Looking from China district, the whole world resembles the Panem dystopia.

Peace, Love & Ice Cream – 3 weeks in United States

“So you want to fly to US from India and return to China?” asked Ms Vlaicu when she finally reached me in India. She has been trying for two weeks. “And we have only two weeks for the visa … I doubt it is possible, but we can try if you want.” I got the US Visa […]

Learning City UnConference – India

I landed in India on Monday at 3:50 AM with no other arrangements other that 4 nights booked at Moustache Hostel and the intention to stay for a month. And I knew I wanted to visit Swaraj University so I asked my friend Martin to help with an introduction. Martin kindly helped and also mentioned “the unconference”. Almost too […]

Gokceada (water) Start

Repairing the phone, buying a kitebord, borrowing a tent, researching visas and vaccines, opening accounts, saying goodbyes and countless other tasks kept me busy till the last moment in Bucharest. Friday morning, 7th of August, Alex came to pick me up. I filled his big car with kitesurfing equipment for a month in Gokceada and […]

High Quality Blended Learning

[This is a learning exercise. Learn more about learning exercises on my blog] I am enroled in more than 100 MOOCs on platforms like Coursera, edX, Iversity and others but never finished a course. The Blended Learning one on Coursera will hopefully be the first one. My first asignment was to define high quality blended […]

O idee al cărei timp a venit

“There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo Sugata Mitra este un inginer indian care în 1999 a avut ideea unui experiment fascinant. A făcut o gaură într-un zid din New Delhi și a pus un calculator acolo, disponibil pentru copiii de pe stradă. Deși nu știau engleză […]