Science, Education & Health

Don Tapscott Appointed Chancellor of Trent University

The Senate of Trent University is pleased to announce its decision to approve the appointment of Mr. Don Tapscott to be installed as Trent University’s eleventh chancellor at Convocation ceremonies to be held Friday, June …   Read more

The Week University as we Know it Ended

If there is one issue that is buzzing through Davos like a prairie fire among thoughtful people, it’s that the time has finally come to reinvent higher learning. Read the full article.

Discovery Learning is The New Higher Learning

Encyclopedias, record labels and publishers were once in the business of producing unique content that generated big revenues. All are being bludgeoned by the digital age that brought abundance, mass participation, democratized production and the …   Read more

Discovery Learning is The New Higher Learning

The university is in danger of losing its monopoly, and for good reason. The most visible threat are the new online courses, many of them free, with some of the best professors in their respective …   Read more

On Cbc’s Ideas Recivilization Part 2 Open-source Knowledge

ReCivilization airs on Ideas on July 13, 20, 27, August 3 and 10 on CBC Radio. Don Tapscott looks at the transformation of education and science. The sharing of knowledge is moving from the industrial-age model …   Read more

Will The Internet Obsolete Alumni Associations

Many alumni associations stubbornly cling to the idea that alumni relationships should be hosted on a .edu website. But we’ve grudgingly populated Facebook (Groups, then Pages), LinkedIn (individual profiles, then Groups), and Twitter (individual streams, …   Read more

Episode Three of Recivilization is Now Online Collaborative Healthcare

In part three of ReCivilization, Don examines the future of health care and medicine, where patients become co-managers of their own wellness, and use the web to network with each other for support, knowledge, and …   Read more

This Week on Recivilization Collaborative Health Care

In part three of ReCivilization, Don Tapscott examines the future of health care and medicine, where patients become co-managers of their own wellness, and use the web to network with each other for support, knowledge, …   Read more

Recivilization Episode 2 Open Source Knowledge Education And Science

In episode two of ReCivilization, Don Tapscott looks at the transformation of education and science, and how the sharing of knowledge is moving from the industrial-age model of a one-way broadcast from teacher to student to collaborative, discovery-driven learning, enabled by the web. He also examines a new model for science that favours open data over isolated, patent-driven research.   Read more

This Thursday Catch my Segment on The Nature of Things With David Suzuki

This Thusday, at 8pm, Don Tapscott presents surprising new research that explains the peculiarities and immense power and potential of the teen brain. Watch the episode at CBC Television.