Learning in Knowmad Society: Making invisible learning visible

Learning in Knowmad Society: Making invisible learning visible

Preface: Today, the Waag Society (institute for art, science and technology) released a new publication, Spelen leren, lerend spelen (“Playing games, learning games”). I have a short article article in the magazine, which was published in Dutch. Here’s an English translation: In 1980, Seymour Papert…

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Review: Makers: The new industrial revolution (by Chris Anderson)

Review: Makers: The new industrial revolution (by Chris Anderson)

Book: Makers: The new industrial revolution Author: Chris Anderson Publisher: Crown Business (October 2, 2012) The cover story of this month’s issue of Wired Magazine is all about how “the new MakerBot Replicator might just change your world.” Indeed, Wired has been pimping the do-it-yourself…

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Invisible Learning: The first 365 days of open access

Invisible Learning: The first 365 days of open access

On September 15, 2011, Cristóbal Cobo and I released Invisible Learning (published in Spanish as Aprendizaje Invisible) into the Creative Commons as an open digital text. The printed edition, published by the University of Barcelona, was available since April of that year, and is still…

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Review: Think like a futurist (by Cecily Sommers)

Review: Think like a futurist (by Cecily Sommers)

The bottom line: Sommers produced a volume with the word “futurist” and “what’s next” in the title, but the book has very little to do with the future.

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Review: Generation on a tightrope (by Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean)

Review: Generation on a tightrope (by Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean)

Generation on a tightrope provides a snapshot of the present that is informed by our past. The strength of the book is reflected in the depth of discussion of many dimensions shared by today’s college students.

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Pew/Elon: Technologies poised to outpace universities

Pew/Elon: Technologies poised to outpace universities

A survey of technology experts suggest higher education in 2020 will be quite different than it is today with expectations of more-efficient collaborative environments and evaluation schemes.

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The Singularity and schools: An interview with Vernor Vinge

The Singularity and schools: An interview with Vernor Vinge

John Moravec spoke with Vernor Vinge. His 1993 essay “The Coming Technological Singularity” argues that accelerating technological change will bring about the end of the human era as we know it, and that the world will become so complex and foreign to human observers, it will be impossible to predict what will happen next.

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Invisible Learning in Buenos Aires

Invisible Learning in Buenos Aires

I recently gave the opening keynote at the Telefónica Foundation’s VII Encuentro Internacional de Educación 2012-2013 in Buenos Aires, which has taken on relationships between education, society, and work as its first theme. I shared my thoughts on Knowmad Society as it relates to the Invisible Learning paradigm. Telefónica filmed the talk, and is graciously sharing it on YouTube (but with Spanish voice-over).

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Rethinking human capital development in Knowmad Society

Rethinking human capital development in Knowmad Society

This working paper presents a framework for conceptualizing changes in society, driven by the forces of globalization, transformations of knowledge society, and accelerating change. This text considers the human capital development consequences and necessary transformations in education to meet the needs of a rapidly transforming society, and looks into some of the challenges facing Knowmad Society in an era of accelerating change.

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Review: Creating innovators (by Tony Wagner)

Review: Creating innovators (by Tony Wagner)

Book: Creating innovators: The making of young people who will change the world Author: Tony Wagner (with video content produced by Robert A. Compton) Publisher: Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster (2012) In Creating innovators, Harvard University’s Tony Wagner sets out to describe the…

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