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October 2013 meeting -- Tokyo Socrates Cafe

The topic for this month is "How can technology change the way we learn?"

As new ways of communicating make access to information increasingly open and free, we'd like to discuss the outlook for future of learning, as well as the role and purpose of formal education.

The following materials may provide you with some initial ideas on the subject:

- An introduction to the "flipped classroom" by the FlippedClassroom team at MediaCore

- A proposal for a new classroom format by the Joel Rose of New Classrooms

- A discussion on the future of online education by Thomas Friedman at the New York Times

Please note that in order to accommodate as many people as possible, we will be holding two events at the same time. If you RSVP and are on the "Yes" list, please meet us at Gonpachi as listed in this announcement. Those on the waiting list are welcome to join the alternate meetup at Failte, which will be described further in the event comments.

As always:

1) We will hold the discussion at Gonpachi from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, then move to Failte for more open discussion afterward.

2) If this is your first time joining us, please note that Meetup's map for Gonpachi is incorrect! The correct location can be seen here on Google Maps. Also, information about Failte can be found at their webpage.

3) Though there is no charge for the meetup, please order at least a drink or a snack at Gonpachi as they have been kind enough to allow us to use their space without any charge.

4) Please keep your RSVP as up-to-date as possible, even if you're updating on the morning of the meeting.

5) Please try to be on time. If you'll be more than 30 minutes late, please consider joining us after we finish around 5:00pm.

-The Organizers

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  • Daniel W.

    Outstanding discussion

    November 1, 2013

  • Kaori

    I couldn't find Gonpachi on time so I'll join after 17:00. I am still looking at the map but have no clue. Sorry for my terrible map reading skill:(

    October 27, 2013

  • Kaji

    Sorry for running late i am @ gonpachi now

    October 27, 2013

  • Ayaka

    I've just canceled my seat at a main group since I'm not feeling very well...Might join later at Failte at some point if I get better.

    October 27, 2013

  • Marc A.

    Hello all,
    I was scheduled to be on the "main group" - but I have just cancelled my seat and applied back up again in order to be registered in the "alternative" group.

    October 26, 2013

  • Martin

    Are you on the WAITING LIST for this Event??

    The ALTERNATIVE Meetup is OPEN for anyone on the WAITING LIST!!!


    Sunday, October 27,[masked]:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Failte (Irish Bar)


    Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 1-5-2 Shibuya SEDE Building 5F
    SEDE Bld. 5F 1-5-2, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    Hobgoblin Shibuya

    We will meet the main Meetup at this pub at 5:15 (the usual place for 2nd Party)

    For the ALTERNATIVE Meetup, we will meet at the MOYAI Statue / モヤイ像 (Shibuhana) Shibuya Eki between 2:40 and 2:50 and then walk directly to the Meetup venue together.

    This is called Shibuhana and is near the bus-stops (30 seconds walk LEFT of Hachiko)

    Photo -­

    Otherwise please meet us at FAILTE any time from 3pm.

    If you cannot find location/Meeting Place feel free to phone us:

    Martin -[masked]
    Tyson -[masked]

    See you Sunday!!

    October 26, 2013

  • Shiho T.

    hi, this is my first time attending. i want to bring two friends but is that okay?

    October 21, 2013

    • Martin

      Shiho - if you are on the Waiting List, then yes please come to the Alternative Meetup at Failte from 3 with as many friends as you like!

      October 21, 2013

    • Mike

      When you choose to RSVP, it should give you an option to indicate how many guests you'd like to bring along. As Martin said, go ahead and enter +2, and bring everyone to the alternate event at Failte.

      October 21, 2013

  • Narumi A.

    I have lived in NY for 6 years for college. I like to exchange different idea!

    October 14, 2013

  • Anirban B.

    Sorry, will be out of Tokyo on that day.

    October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, all,

    Thanks for organizing this event. I think I'll only be able to make it to the after-discussion (after 17:00), so I've canceled my RSVP. Is it OK for me to just attend after 5?


    October 13, 2013

    • Mike

      Totally fine - see you there!

      1 · October 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member


      October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good topic. See you there.

    October 13, 2013

  • Dan W.

    HI Everyone, I will go to the alternative group at Failte.

    October 13, 2013

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