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IBM expert Tamreem El Tohamy on bridging the skills gap in Africa Nov 28, 2019 highlights & innovation & education & skills & tech

In the next three years, as many as 120 million workers in the world’s 12 largest economies may need to be retrained or reskilled as a result of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and intelligent automation.

cf. Lee Se-Dol.

This is according to the latest IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study, titled The Enterprise Guide to Closing the Skills Gap.

Seems like an interesting guide. This metric surprised me:

In 2014, it took three days on average to close a capability gap through training in the enterprise. In 2018, it took 36 days.

I didn’t know this measure existed, but I can see the utility. As knowledge work grows ever more specialized, this time-to-capability can only grow.

Resources → education & resources & systems & design & futures & change Updated Nov 14, 2019 Below I’m collecting a set of resources dealing with a variety of topics for shareable reference—a sort of living,
Education is delivery; learning is discovery. Sep 8, 2018 highlights & education & learning
Carleton University and Shopify’s bachelor of computer science program is a great example of a work-integrated education initiative to foster homegrown talent → Jul 9, 2017 tech & education Innovation must involve all Canadians to succeed
Innovation is a Buzzword (but it doesn’t have to be) → innovation & education & talks & projects Notes, slides, and the Innovation Auditing guide presented at the talk are found below. The research presented during the talk is discussed on the
Innovation Education → education & innovation & systemics & systemic design & university & projects What is innovation? How do we define innovation, its outputs and processes, and what are the skills and competencies necessary to practice and
Education Systemics → Education & systemics & systemic design & university & projects What are the mechanisms of education systems change? How might we use systemic design to power a reform movement? What does systems thinking teach
New job posting: RECODE Social Innovation Fellow → Feb 18, 2016 social & innovation & education
The residential university she hopes to create would differ radically from what’s been done traditionally. Jan 31, 2016 education & highlights

The residential university she hopes to create would differ radically from what’s been done traditionally. Project-based learning is the cornerstone of her vision.

I’m looking at a new model, where the whole sort of vocabulary is different,” she said. The distinction between undergrad and grad goes away.”

Dean for graduate education to take leave, start new university

So neat. I hope this project gets off the ground — the distinction between different levels of study in the post-secondary universe needs to be tested in the 21st century.

Your generation will set goals for what you want to become – like an engineer, health worker, writer or community leader. Dec 2, 2015 education & highlights

Your generation will set goals for what you want to become – like an engineer, health worker, writer or community leader. You’ll have technology that understands how you learn best and where you need to focus. You’ll advance quickly in subjects that interest you most, and get as much help as you need in your most challenging areas. You’ll explore topics that aren’t even offered in schools today. Your teachers will also have better tools and data to help you achieve your goals.

Even better, students around the world will be able to use personalized learning tools over the internet, even if they don’t live near good schools. Of course it will take more than technology to give everyone a fair start in life, but personalized learning can be one scalable way to give all children a better education and more equal opportunity.

It’ll be a while before they can read it, but the newborn Chan Zuckerberg child seems to be in pretty great hands.

Also: it’s worth pairing this optimistic worldview with Umair Haque’s critique of it.

The university of the 21st century has three roles: to create knowledge, to share that knowledge, and to use and apply it. → Nov 3, 2015 education & learning
An EdTech Buzzword Bingo Card → Oct 28, 2015 education
Second Policy Switch: From Predetermined to Curiosity-Led Learning → Oct 22, 2015 education
Acquiescence is a good word for this. Oct 21, 2015 education & highlights Success is measured by children's acquiescence in first 'swallowing' and then 'bringing up' facts and skills when probed with tests. —

Acquiescence is a good word for this.

From http://blindspot.org.uk/second-policy-switch/

Habits of creative thought cannot be cultivated by assuming that inquisitive young minds must be moulded into established patterns of thinking Oct 21, 2015 education & systems & highlights Habits of creative thought cannot be cultivated by assuming that inquisitive young minds must be moulded into established patterns of thinking. — James Greyson calling for a new emphasis on creating curiousity in education.
Four Solutions We Believe In → Oct 21, 2015 education
On Full Horizon Planning and the Under-Appreciated Power of Workflow Systems - Study Hacks - Cal Newport → Oct 20, 2015 education
ReSchool 2015 Keynote: Dr David Helfand on Transforming the Future of Education → Sep 24, 2015 education & futures
Systems Mapping → Aug 24, 2015 systems & education & innovation
The Rise of Open Curriculum — Bright → Aug 23, 2015 education & tech
Nobody is average, every student deserves personalized learning — Changemaker Education → Aug 23, 2015 education & learning
[S]chools are designed based on the average Aug 22, 2015 education & design & systems & highlights [S]chools are designed based on the average. But the problem is that no student is average on every dimension, “Every student has a jagged learning profile.” [Todd] Rose said, “We blame kids, teachers, and parents, but it’s just bad design.” — Nobody is average, every student deserves personalized learning.
Pollinating systems change in higher education through evaluation → Aug 20, 2015 education
athenahealthVoice: What Doctors Aren’t Learning In Medical School And Why It Matters → Aug 18, 2015 education & leadership
Educating Data | MIT Technology Review → Aug 12, 2015 education & learning & futures & tech
Transforming a notorious Winnipeg neighbourhood into a hub for education → Aug 4, 2015 education
Higher education almost completely ignored Marshall McLuhan’s central insight: new modes of communication change what can be imagined and expressed Aug 1, 2015 tech & education & highlights Higher education almost completely ignored Marshall McLuhan’s central insight: new modes of communication change what can be imagined and expressed. “Any technology gradually creates a totally new human environment. Environments are not passive wrappings but active processes… . The ‘message’ of any medium or technology is the change of scale or pace or pattern that it introduces into human affairs.” Print is not advanced calligraphy. The web is not a more sophisticated telegraph. Yet higher education largely failed to empower the strong and effective imaginations that students need for creative citizenship in this new medium. The “progress” that higher education achieved with massive turnkey online systems, especially with the LMS, actually moved in the opposite direction. The “digital facelift” helped higher education deny both the needs and the opportunities emerging with this new medium. — Gardner Campbell on higher education’s lack of progress on digital fronts.
But almost all arguments about student privacy, whether those calling for more restrictions or fewer, fail to give students themselves a voice, let alone some assistance in deciding what to share online Jul 31, 2015 education & tech & highlights But almost all arguments about student privacy, whether those calling for more restrictions or fewer, fail to give students themselves a voice, let alone some assistance in deciding what to share online. Students have little agency when it comes to education technology — much like they have little agency in education itself. — From The Web We Need To Give Students by @audreywatters.
A Personal Cyberinfrastructure (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE. → Jul 30, 2015 tech & education
Making Transcripts More Than ‘a Record of Everything the Student Has Forgotten’ → Jul 28, 2015 education
June News: Share. → Jul 11, 2015 education & social & innovation
http://t. Jul 5, 2015 education & highlights What many people may not realize–America is facing a shortage of college graduates: http://t.co/G05iDPQT7Q http://pic.twitter.com/oYej3iFAxj

via http://twitter.com/BillGates/status/607199118197424129.

This is probably true in Canada, too.

http://pic. Jul 5, 2015 leadership & social & education & highlights @Radhoc learning about leadership and advocacy in the world. @madamepeddle #schum http://pic.twitter.com/oZTou3VzdY

via http://twitter.com/HillierNicholas/status/606789513445318656.

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Contemplative Education and Extra/Co-Curricular Programming → Aug 15, 2012 education & learning & articles