In the Waiting Room: Reflections on education, generational divides, and the rise of AI

For many members of Generation Z, many myths surrounding education systems are being blown apart. Against the backdrop of pandemic-related restrictions, fears have exploded over the risk of credentials being ‘devalued’ by the adoption of alternative teaching and assessment methods and cancellation or replacement of exams.

Unleashing the Power of Malta’s Silver Surfers: How Digital Literacy is Transforming Ageing

Malta, like many Mediterranean countries, is grappling with an ageing population. Data by the National Statistics Office (NSO) highlights the unique potentials and needs of this demographic, particularly in terms of lifelong learning. Recognising…

Levelling up: The Power of Gamified Pedagogy

Imagine a classroom where learning is not merely made of boards, screens, presentations, and students’ desks, but an engaging adventure taking our children to perilous jungles, futuristic starships, or opening their risk-free business franchise,…

Nurturing Responsible Digital Citizens: Teaching Digital Citizenship through Ethics in Maltese Schools

As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, digital technologies have become an integral part of our everyday lives. From social media and gaming platforms to online learning environments, the internet affords countless opportunities for…

Navigating the AI Regulation Revolution

OpenAI's CEO Sam Altman recently stated that OpenAI might ‘cease to operate’ in the EU, sparking a widespread discussion and political debate on data regulation and AI regulation. This came about after a wider discussion on how AI might…

Launch of ‘Young People and Information. A Manifesto’

3CL launched 'Young People and Information. A Manifesto' at Kixott in Mosta on the 15th of June 2023. The event drew a small but highly engaged crowd of educators, workers in the youth sector, and media professionals who recognised the pressing…

Slave Labour in the data mines of ChatGPT

Generative AI language models, with their relentless craving for monumental amounts of labelled and filtered text data, set the stage for a contemporary kind of digital exploitation. Reminiscent of the industrial demand for precious metals,…
Young People & Information: It’s Complicated Conference 2022

3CL Foundation joins Strategic Committee of EU Large Scale Pilot Project European Digital Credentials for EU (DC4EU)

The 3CL Foundation has joined a large scale pilot project European Digital Credentials for EU (DC4EU) funded under the Digital Europe Programme.

Pre-service teachers and educators experience classroom scenarios in Virtual Reality

VRTeacher Project wraps up Pre-service teachers and educators from various institutions in Malta have been trained in classroom scenarios through a virtual reality application developed by the VRTeacher Project, which wrapped up in May 2023.…

Young People and Information Manifesto

Young People and Information. A Manifesto was developed by the 3CL Foundation and edited by Alex Grech. ISBN paperback and pdf: 978-9918-0-0523-9

Humans and Machines: Collaborative learning in the Age of AI

We are in the middle of a hype cycle on Generative AI. If you happen to be in the education sector or have an interest in the future of the labour market - polarised and dystopian views are very much in vogue. On 3rd May 2023, we host an expert panel to dispel myths and focus on the potential for tangible action by key stakeholders.

Personalised media consumption, malinformation and the nature of platforms – In conversation with Hossein Derakhshan

We recently met up with Hossein Derakhshan, an Iranian-Canadian author, researcher, and public speaker, as well as the pioneer of blogging, podcasts and tech journalism in Iran. In this conversation, Hossein Derakhshan and Jacob Grech discuss…
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Will AI apps replace artists?

Recently, I stumbled across a video on Instagram of Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki being asked about artificial intelligence. He was utterly shocked and disgusted at the technological advancements and said that “he would never wish to incorporate…
AI, Chat GPT, education

Will ChatGPT destroy education or resuscitate it?

It’s the year 2033. You’ve got your feet up. You’ve taken a break from your AI-assisted microchip and stepped out of your immersive pod. You can still see ads through your lenses - carefully undetectable but deliciously delectable for…
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Young People & Information: It’s Complicated Conference 2022

The relationship of young people with the media and technology they use and trust to secure information is of great relevance to our ongoing research and projects.

3CL participates in Education Training on Virtual Reality applications

A team of trainees representing the 3CL Foundation was in Madrid in June 2022 to participate in the first in-person learning, teaching and training activity (LTTA) organised by the VRTeacher Project.
SIDS Webinar on Renewable Energy

Partnerships for SIDS Webinar: Renewable Energy Sources and Water Management

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 ‘If working apart we are a force powerful enough to destabilise our planet, surely working together we are powerful enough to save it’ – Sir David Attenborough addressing COP26 Summit delegates Renewable energy and the importance of…

Education, Media, and Technology in a Post-Truth World: An Analysis

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‘Introduction to Media, Technology and Education in a Post-truth Society: From Fake News, Datafication and Mass Surveillance to the Death of Trust’ was launched on the 8th July 2021. This collection of essays is edited by 3CL director Alex…

Reading Between the Blurred Lines in a Post-Truth Era

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The following article is a preview of the book Media, Technology and Education in a Post-Truth Society authored by academic and strategist Dr Alex Grech. We are living in an age where information is at our disposal quite literally at our…

Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

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Girls and women are still subject to prejudice, biases, social norms and expectations when it comes to pursuing education and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The UNESCO groundbreaking report Cracking the code: Girls’…
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Breaking Barriers and Societal Misconceptions

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When one thinks of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and people who specialize in said areas of expertise, perhaps a reflex reaction is to think of male experts. At least, that’s what society has conditioned…

Social Justice Education post-Covid 19

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In July 2021, 3CL organized a series of three 90-minute webinars on the theme of “Social Justice Education post-Covid 19". The webinars were coordinated by Professor John P. Portelli, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto and Chair of the 3CL Board of Administrators.

Media, Technology and Education in a Post-Truth Society

Media, Technology and Education in a Post-Truth Society is a newly-published collection of essays edited by Dr Alex Grech. The book levers on the 3CL's work on the post-truth society and digital and media literacies.
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VRTeacher European Project kicks off

The kick-off meeting of the European project entitled "VRTEACHER - Virtual Reality-based Training to improvE digitAl Competences of teacHERs " took place between Wednesday 9 June and Thursday 10 June 2021. The 3CL Foundation is one of the partner…
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Series of online workshops on Post-Covid Social Justice Education

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The 3CL Foundation, together with the Commonwealth of Learning, is organising a series of three workshops with the title "Justice Education in a Post-Covid-19 World".  The aim of this workshop series is to create a meaningful conversation…

3CL to contribute to OSCE debate on disinformation and self-regulation in the digital society

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Dr Alex Grech, the Executive Director of the 3CL Foundation, has been invited to join an expert panel convened by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on disinformation and self-regulation in the digital society. The event will be hosted by the  on the 25th June 2021, starting at 1330 CET.

OECD publishes its Digital Education Outlook 2021

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The OECD Digital Education Outlook 2021 includes a chapter on the blockchain in education, focusing on case studies engaged with the issuing of academic credentials to a blockchain.
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New EDUCAUSE Horizon Report published

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The 2021 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report, Teaching and Learning Edition takes stock of the changes that have been brought by the Covid-19 pandemic in higher education. It has to be seen whether these changes, the include widespread use of e-learning,…

Blockchain in Education: Processes for Implementation

Educators from India, Mauritius, Botswana and Nigeria in higher education and TVET institutions joined a 3CL workshop and prepared strategy documents for their respective organisations with a focus on blockchain curriculum or verifiable credentialing.

One Planet, One Health

On June 5th 2021, the United Nations commemorates  World Environment Day (WED), highlighting the urgent need for greater global awareness and action to protect our environment. The five past decades are testimony to the interconnectivity and interdependence of the human, animal and environmental spheres.   This extends to health, often framed as the ‘One Health’ Approach.
How AI, ML and digital games can change student learning success

DEL4ALL Thematic Workshop on AI, ML and digital games in education

About the event On the 30th April 2021, 3CL hosted a DEL4ALL Thematic workshop focusing on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in everyday life and the changes underway for educators and learners. The workshop also addressed the impact…
Digital Literacy for Educators Lab Africa MOOC

Free course on Digital Literacy: the Digital Literacy Lab for Educators in Global Perspective

Governments and agencies around the world are calling for greater digital literacy. Education remains central to this mandate. This second offering of the Digital Literacy Lab for Educators engages with global issues and explores how these relate to the need for enhanced digital literacy skills.
Improving the education system

Improving the education system by bringing together innovation and the mainstream

Next on the DEL4ALL video interview series, we discussed the main aspects of a good quality innovative education system by bringing together innovation and the mainstream with our project expert Dominic Orr.
"Choose to Challenge"

“Choose To Challenge” – International Women’s Day

"Choose to Challenge" - This year's International Women's Day focuses on gender equality, and how we can help forge a gender-equal world while celebrating women's achievements and raise awareness against bias.

3CL signs partnership agreement with the ILO and COL

3CL has signed a collaborative agreement with the ILO and the Commonwealth of Learning focusing on education, digital and vocational education and e-learning.
DEL4ALL Women in Science World Cafe webinar

DEL4ALL women in science world café webinar

On the Women in Science International Day, 3CL hosted a DEL4ALL World Cafe webinar where panelist speakers shared their expertise and achievements in the field of emerging technologies for education.
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Europe’s fight against Covid-19 disinformation continues

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The European Commission has reported on the success of its effort to curb disinformation related to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is now being extended to cover information related to vaccinations. The Commission published a set of reports…
Mozilla Internet Health report 2020

A healthier internet is possible according to Mozilla

“In a challenging year for the world, the internet helped us and harmed us like never before.” - with this bold statement Mozilla introduces the 2020 Internet Health Report which looks back at a year consigned to history as the year of the…
International Day of Education

The pandemic overshadows the International Day of Education

The International Day of Education was celebrated on 24th January 2021 with an estimated 91% of students without access to their school as a result of the pandemic.  Education is considered as a fundamental human right and sanctioned by…