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Martin Burrett

The Future of Learning - 2 views

    "It was once said 'It's difficult to make predictions, especially about the future'. There are so many factors, technological, political, societal, which could change the course of learning, but in this discussion we are future-gazing and trying to imagine what learning will look like in a generation from now and beyond."
Ben Rimes

France in the year 2000 | The Public Domain Review - 7 views

    A fantastic set of images from artists at the turn of the 20th century exploring what life would be like in 100 years, or the year 2000. Some are accurate, while many are still unrealized. This would make a great starter to get kids thinking about technology, culture, and thinking 100 years into the future.
Ed Webb

The Rise of the SuperProfessor | World Future Society - 1 views

  • Professors are also being left out of marketing decisions, personal branding campaigns, and how the intellectual capital of their life’s work get’s disseminated.
  • In addition to academic prowess, future SuperProfessors will be ranked according to attributes like influence, fame, clout, and name recognition. Future criteria for winning the FacultyRow SuperProfessor designation will likely include benchmarks for the size of social networks, industry influencer rankings, and gauges for measuring effectiveness of personal branding campaigns.
  • Currently we are seeing a tremendous duplication of effort. Entry-level courses such as psychology 101, economics 101, and accounting 101 are being taught simultaneously by thousands of professors around the globe. Once a high profile SuperProfessor and brand name University produces one of these courses, what’s the value of a mid-tier school and little-known teacher also creating the same course? As Ball Corporation executive, Drew Crouch puts it, “Education is definitely moving from a history of scarcity to a future of abundance. Just like Gutenberg freed the written word, the Internet has freed information.”
    This seems stuck in the notion of the 'course' as a transferrable, replicable unit of education, without acknowledging all kinds of educational interactions that happen around courses, in one-on-one conversation etc. If a course is a knowledge dump, then it can be replaced with recorded equivalents, it seems to me. But if it is an interactive experience, a conversation among learners with the instructor as lead/expert learner, then reproducing it on a mass scale simply won't work.
Tero Toivanen

The Special Agents of Change - playDUcation - 7 views

    "Here are insights from the team of educational innovators at one of the most transformational schools I have visited: SCIL, the Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning at NBCS, the Northern Beaches Christian School." (via Pekka Ihanainen)

Productivity Future Vision (2011) - YouTube - 9 views

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    Fascinating vision of the future. This time from Microsoft.
David Wetzel

International Space Station: What Does the Future Hold? | Decoded Science - 2 views

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has closed the book on the Space Shuttle program, which begs the question: what is the focal point now for space exploration? Is there a still an ongoing role for the International Space Station's (ISS) to support NASA's space research and exploration?
Tero Toivanen

The new school | The Ideas Economy - 9 views

    Ideas from Joel Klein and Sir Ken Robinson
Ruth Howard

Donald Clark Plan B - 5 views

    The Extraordinary and the ordinary- the projected trajectories of current computer technologies and their application for sustained mind controlling outcomes. It's already here- we will be interacting with computers with our minds. Incredible applications for learning.
Ed Webb

Peter Thiel: We're in a Bubble and It's Not the Internet. It's Higher Education. - 4 views

  • Like the housing bubble, the education bubble is about security and insurance against the future. Both whisper a seductive promise into the ears of worried Americans: Do this and you will be safe. The excesses of both were always excused by a core national belief that no matter what happens in the world, these were the best investments you could make. Housing prices would always go up, and you will always make more money if you are college educated.
  • consumption masquerading as investment
  • The implicit promise is that you work hard to get there, and then you are set for life.  It can lead to an unhealthy sense of entitlement. “It’s what you’ve been told all your life, and it’s how schools rationalize a quarter of a million dollars in debt,”
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  • It’s something about the scarcity and the status. In education your value depends on other people failing. Whenever Darwinism is invoked it’s usually a justification for doing something mean. It’s a way to ignore that people are falling through the cracks, because you pretend that if they could just go to Harvard, they’d be fine. Maybe that’s not true.”
  • he’s not advocating that stopping out of school is for everyone any more than he’s arguing everyone should be an entrepreneur
Tess Alfonsin

Creating the Future Today - 23 views

    Excellent resource what education should look
Suzie Nestico - 3 views

    How to move toward being a school of the future
Learning Today

Removing All Labels - Video for Kids - 8 views

    future, power, kids, life, differences
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