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  • Education vs work skills: what do employers really want?
    May 5, 2016

    A panel at Wharton's Reimagine Education conference discusses whether higher education institutions are teaching graduates the skills employers need.

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

    Shocker:  A call for the need for a 'liberal arts' style education? -published by the World Economic Forum

    Why?  A need for the skills that are developed -"a liberal arts background is actually what most employers are seeking in job candidates, although they don’t always realize it. “Often, they can’t really articulate what they’re looking for, but they will come back to you and say critical problem-solving skills, group ability, communication skills…. That kind of reads ‘liberal arts,’ front and center.”

    These are also skills that are developed in project based online learning that forces remote collaboration, cooperation, and accountability.

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  • Professors hate online education. To save colleges, they have to learn to love it.
    May 5, 2016

    A scholar argues in favor of adapting traditional classrooms to embrace the potential of online education.

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

    Interesting note: Distance learning dates back to the mid 18th century in Europe and late 18th - early 19th century in the US. Early students of distance education consisted largely of students located in rural or remote areas that did not have geographical access to educational institutions.

    Maybe it is because I still feel the brunt of growing up somewhat isolated in Maine and spent all of my 20's traveling to make up for it.  Perhaps it is because I was meant to have been born at a later date. At the end of the day, I may be the poster child (or old lady;) for early adoption.  When I began to learn more about distance learning it just made SO much sense, and not just in terms of access to education, but really in terms of developing a truly collaborative and cooperative global landscape.

    Yet the professor that wrote this article points out that educators are still resisting.  I suppose I can understand this from a pragmatic and purist point of view.  Many facilitators that I have worked with in transition their f2f workshops into blended learning programs really lamented losing the f2f interactions that really informed how they adapted their teaching to different audiences.  I argue that we have to try.

    See on Scoop.it - Education, Technology and Storytelling

  • 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)."

    See on Scoop.it - Learning Networks

  • 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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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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