Read my Innocentive future of learning challenge response for the Economist Human Potential conference. Although it came in third, I hope readers will find value in its design recommendations. Click here to download the PDF.
“On the behalf of everyone at InnoCentive, I want to thank you for your efforts in submitting a proposal on the InnoCentive Challenge # 9398884 – The Economist-InnoCentive Challenge on 21st Century Cyber Schools . I would first like to congratulate you on being one of the top 3 finalists for this Challenge, out of a pool of over 100 Solvers! ”
See the latest work from the University System of Georgia’s AfterNext program here. Read our scenarios about the future of learning and watch hours of video about scenario planning and the future of learning.
In order to continue to grow and innovate, corporations and alliances of smaller businesses put pressure on learning institutions to better align with their needs. This results in a much closer tie between business and education, a tie that results in a highly vocational approach to teaching and learning.
Education generally takes the back seat to broader economic and political challenges of the next decade. The one major change in North America and Europe is an increasingly ideological curriculum, as education becomes more a form of indoctrination than enlightenment.
As the world reels from a third major wave of economic disruption, the mega-cities finally start to look more like prisons than testaments to sustainability, freedom, and power. Suburban communities increasingly take a stand on self-governance. Education plays an important, but subsistent role, teaching people just what they need to know to survive in this new world.
The walls have come down, the silos have shattered. Learning is not a childhood experience, but a life-long investment. People learn from an early age the value of learning, adaptation and how to navigate change. Learning is seen as the means to every end. Most people want to learn, and they use a combination of just-in-time learning, distance learning and mentoring to gain the knowledge they need to succeed.