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  • UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Collaborative Learning in Today’s Technology-Driven World
    May 1, 2016

    The core premise of collaborative learning views that learning occurs socially and can be enhanced by different views of others. With the rapid advancement of technologies, the width and depth of knowledge that learners can share with others have become limitless. Indeed, the immense potentials of the Internet technology boosted the power of collaborative learning in enhancing the learning experience (Stahl et al., 2011). Given its importance and renewed attention, the Education 2030 Agenda promotes the acquisition of collaboration skills as part of an ‘essential skillset’ in order to enable individuals to live and work “in a more secure, sustainable, interdependent, knowledge-based and technology-driven world” (UNESCO, 2015).

    Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.unescobkk.org

    We must think about staying in step with how other countries are teaching computer enable collaboration skills:

    "The core premise of collaborative learning views that learning occurs socially and can be enhanced by different views of others. With the rapid advancement of technologies, the width and depth of knowledge that learners can share with others have become limitless. Indeed, the immense potentials of the Internet technology boosted the power of collaborative learning in enhancing the learning experience (Stahl et al., 2011). Given its importance and renewed attention, the Education 2030 Agenda promotes the acquisition of collaboration skills as part of an ‘essential skillset’ in order to enable individuals to live and work “in a more secure, sustainable, interdependent, knowledge-based and technology-driven world” (UNESCO, 2015)."

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  • U.S. prosperity depends on success of the “left-behind”
    March 21, 2016

    The US's success as a nation depends on its ability to prepare the rank and file of tomorrow's workforce. Unfortunately, these are often the students are least likely to complete college.

    Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.universitybusiness.com

    I really would like to see this issue re-framed.  We are already setting up defeat with the frame "left-behind".  The vernacular used to terrible.  We've already left them and and they fell behind.  A much more solvable problem would be one where there are people who have not been equipped (yet) with the tools of the future.  People learn and can adapt rapidly - if they understand that they equal  - and there is possibility.  Negative labels create negative people.

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  • A 3 Point Perspective on Learning & Development for Startups
    February 1, 2016

    It is by constantly up-skilling employees that they will grow and add more value. But investing huge amounts of time and money into employee learning is often not feasible for early stage startups. Then again, does L&D have to be a time & money sucking monster that corporate P&L statements may seem to suggest?

    Sourced through Scoop.it from: yourstory.com

    Learning and training ARE different.  While developing an entire training program may be cost prohibitive, developing a learning culture may not be, and in fact, will likely prove itself quickly.  The ROI of investing in guiding teams into a safe mindset where mistakes and successes are shared fluidly could be exponential.  Imagine a online community of practice where teams can collaborate and learn from one another in real time.  How could this solve issues in problem solving and redundant solution finding?  How might that impact productivity and, more importantly, contribute to creating sustainable and manageable workloads for all team members?  In one fell swoop both productivity and talent retention issues are addressed. 

     

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  • Group learning makes children better decision-makers, study finds
    January 24, 2016

    Children who participate in collaborative group work to learn about significant social issues become better decision-makers than their peers who learn the ...

    Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.psypost.org

    Is this something that should ONLY happen in schools?  What is the value in offering this to children in an extra curricular manner on a global village scale?  How would that change their 'decision-making' perspective.  Is this something that will empower youth as they grow into young adults?  International Baccalaureate programs offer the values but how much practical experience?  Mastery breeds creativity so thus, how valuable is it to offer this skill in early childhood?

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Collaborative Technology

  • A Community Triad – In conclusion
    November 26, 2014
    I just wrote an entire brilliant post about connection and course discussions.  I hit publish and the virtual editors vetoed my post (a page came up stating “Do you want to to do this”
  • Breadcrumbs on the discussion trail: How to Guide.
    October 28, 2014
    I am not going to lie.  I am not posting on this particular subject matter as the sage on the stage.  I am doing it to compel myself toward deeper exploration of the subject matter.  I have an

Storytelling

  • Audience State of Mind
    November 14, 2013
    See on Scoop.it – Education, Technology and Storytelling Improve the design and delivery of your next workshop by focusing on individual learning styles, as well as group dynamics.  
  • Leadership–Are you a storyteller or ‘story doer?”
    September 29, 2013
    See on Scoop.it – Just Story It Biz Storytelling Building Resilience, Enhancing Performance Karen Dietz‘s insight: Here is a terrific primer on leadership and storytelling that
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