Category: Education

17 Uncertainties that will Define (or Redefine) Your 2014

Download the entire paper here. 1. Workforce Dynamics Key Dynamic: Will the workforce effectively integrate, or will generational issues result in bifurcation? What skill gaps and needs for knowledge will emerge as each generation seeks to define its future? 2. Globalization Key Dynamic: Will the global economy march to ever more ubiquity, or will it.

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Ten Reasons Every Futures Class Needs to Use Scenarios

Recently, I helped Rob Salkowitz, the instructor of the University of Washington’s Future of Marketing class work with his students to develop scenarios about the future of marketing. Although we employed an abbreviated process, we successfully engaged students and established a framework they will continue to develop over the course of the quarter. Scenarios are.

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How to Find a STEM Job

Informative piece by Christine Fisher at onlinecollege.org. Everywhere you look, there’s someone bemoaning the lack of scientists, technology experts, engineers, and mathematicians in America. While it’s certainly a noble goal to encourage young people to work in these fields, the shortage of these professionals isn’t quite as dire as politicians, pundits, and even education experts.

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The Future of the Book

During a recent workshop at the Computers in Libraries conference, the workshop members and sketched out some ideas. I have incorporated those ideas into this image. What are we missing?  What pieces will come first? What are we out of our mind about?

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Science Teaching with iOS: from the Macro to Micro

(Published as a 3-part series on iPhone Life) When we peer out at the night sky on a clear, moonless night, we see thousands of individual stars — millions if you count galaxies mixed into the field of view. Look at your finger and you’ll see the intricate swirls and folds that make up your.

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Teaching Art by Turning the iPad into a Virtual Studio

    Cross-posted from iPhone Life http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/28823/teaching-art-turning-ipad-virtual-studio From the ease of collecting often-broken colored pencils, to cleaning up after a room of young artists who seemingly bathed in tempera, art, unlike literature or history, creates rather messy educational challenges.  It is, however, extremely important for learners to engage in visceral exercises that bring the texture.

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Clark Kerr’s Very Bad Prediction About 1960s College Students

                I was reading Hollywood’s Last Golden Age: Politics, Society, and the Seventies Film in America and came across this quote at the top of Chapter 2 about college students in the 1960s. I thought it was a great example for my collection of bad predictions that I.

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UBTech 2013 Featured Sessions Announced

          Including my session: Education in Uncertain Times See other talks and topics here: http://ubtechconference.com/news/ubtech-2013-featured-sessions-announced

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What the President Should Do Next

The 2012 Presidential election is over. As with many great events, it leaves the world with some certainties resolved, and it highlights uncertainties that loom even larger. Changes to The Affordable Care Act First and foremost, the uncertainty of the election is over.  We know that President Obama has been re-elected, and with that, and.

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We Are Overthinking Online Education

John Ebersole, a contributor at Forbes, wrote a piece today titled:  The Myths of Online Learning. John’s analysis, is itself, not incorrect. But like most disruptive technology, we fail to see that online education, like social media, is a new channel for an old thing. Yes, the new channel creates new audiences, requires different preparation,.

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