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Education in “Present Shock” : An interview with Douglas Rushkoff

Education in “Present Shock” : An interview with Douglas Rushkoff

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with award-winning author, educator, and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff. Our discussion focused on his new book “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now“, his advisory role at Codecademy, and the impact of Present Shock on education.

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Six things I learned at the Pioneers Festival

Six things I learned at the Pioneers Festival

Last week, I attended the two-day Pioneers Festival in Vienna. Housed in the Hofburg imperial palace (an “impossible to book” venue), the event was a mixture between discussions, speeches and interactive workshops with topics concerning entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology. True to its name, it also…

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“Reboelje!” – Invisible Learning in the Netherlands

“Reboelje!” – Invisible Learning in the Netherlands

The purpose of the Invisible Learning Tour was to raise awareness for the need for innovation in education. Mainstream teaching focuses mainly on the preparation of students for compartmentalized roles and jobs (mainly factory workers and bureaucrats) that contrast sharply with the needs of the modern economy, which requires people that are imaginative, creative, and innovative. We explored ideas, existing options, and new pathways for learning that is relevant for the 21st century.

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Will it blend? Social media and education

Will it blend? Social media and education

This morning, MPR’s Midmorning aired a forum on the role of social media and education.

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