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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Basti Hirsch: Rethink purposive uses of technologies in schools

I met up with Basti Hirsch at the NEXT Berlin 2012 conference last week. His work focuses on reinventing learning in the digital age. We chatted about what it would take to drive innovation in education, and some of what he believes are the most exciting examples we can learn from.

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Building enclaves of entrepreneurship education through pirate-like thinking

On Tuesday, I stopped by the NEXT Berlin 2012 conference at STATION-Berlin to meet up with young innovators in the European education sphere. I had the pleasure of chatting with Inês Silva, co-founder of the Startup Pirates, a one-week startup school that works with various communities around the planet.

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Exploring the “3rd space” of co-working and co-learning

Exploring the “3rd space” of co-working and co-learning

Last week, I traveled to Utrecht, The Netherlands, to participate in the 3rd Space World Conference, hosted by seats2meet.com, a co-working enterprise that is establishing locations throughout the world. The event was designed to introduce people to sustainable co-working, and to also connect co-working centers and thought leaders together. Knowledge sharing, the enabling of serendipity and Society 3.0 are some of the other key elements that were covered.

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