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Jobs Learning The Future of Work The Pandemic

Robin’s Rules of Order: New Models for the Workplace

Right now, companies are fumbling. It’s time to apply a new set of metrics to how work is measured, how it’s compensated, and how much of it can be done remotely.   More

Jobs Learning The Pandemic

Talent Exodus: Massive Job Churn Is on the Horizon

Business faces radically altered employee needs as the pandemic wanes. Anybody who deals with people, especially talented tech workers, must act differently now. Here are three ways managers can prepare for churn.   More

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Understanding Your Own Influence Toolbox

How well equipped are you for your current role, or what your role has become? And, more importantly, how well equipped are you for the role that you want to have next?   More

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Pandemic-Inspired Digital Innovation May Transform Education

As education remains deeply impaired by the pandemic, schools will have to push the envelope further, incorporating technologies like 3D, augmented reality, voice tools, and AI learning. Here are a few technologies we think hold particular promise.   More

Learning Tech & Society The Pandemic

What did you learn in the pandemic?

2020 made us question a lot of assumptions. Here are a few tenets 2020 shattered and rearranged.   More

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CDX The Future of Learning

In our most recent CDX Digital Roundtable we explored how the education industry is rapidly transforming to a digital-first model and how leaders from across the industry viewed the future of learning in today’s complex world.   More

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How the Covid Crisis May Help Transform Higher Education

Higher ed has changed almost overnight. Universities and colleges face huge new challenges, but when higher ed gets technologized, there are positives. We can, for example, glimpse a more affordable and accessible future for digitized higher education. What will things look like this fall, and beyond?   More

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The Covid Shock Jolts Digital Learning to Life

As Covid-19 spread, more than 1.4 billion students worldwide suddenly found themselves booted out of the classroom. That began a scramble to create or adopt a makeshift curriculum that could be delivered online.   More

From the Magazine Learning Society

Will Technology be the Death of Education?

Schools have lost control of technology. Parents, teachers and students are all equally confused about how to balance tech in the classroom and beyond. The author, a clinical psychologist and school consultant, raises a sobering warning.   More

Community Insights Learning

How Technology Can Help Underserved Children Learn

Digital tools thoughtfully deployed can help close the learning gap for underserved students.   More

From the Magazine Learning Society

Will We Own AIs, or Will They Own Us?

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) promises a technology revolution, but like most major innovations these days it is misunderstood. Some of its real risks to society and to the privacy and autonomy of our daily lives are practically undiscussed. (Originally from Techonomy Magazine)   More

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Genetic Research That Helps Individuals Too

Preventing genetic diseases may sound like a dream. While ethical and regulatory challenges still remain within our system, companies like Color can provide responsible, compliant access to preventive genetic information for individuals to take action for their health future.   More

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Giant Texas School System Makes a Giant Internet Commitment

The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, with 114,000 students, is decidedly Texas-sized. But the district's latest project lives up to that grand scale: updating its entire digital network to bring 100G broadband internet access to every square inch of its classrooms and offices. Cypress-Fairbanks CTO Frankie Jackson is on the front line of an emerging challenge in education.   More

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Five Ways AR and VR Will Improve Our Current Reality

A flood of investments into the new tools of reality continues to fuel innovation. Virtual and augmented reality, from the original Google Glass to the latest Oculus Rift, has continually shaped the technology market,and will grow substantially in the coming years. AR and VR will impact the world around us in a number of interesting—and beneficial—ways. Here are five things to look forward to.   More

Government Jobs Learning

The Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Agenda

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker spoke Nov. 9 at Techonomy 2015, and announced for the first time her department's Digital Economy Agenda. Alan Davidson, who oversees this effort, wrote this piece to explain it.   More

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If Kids Were Bonds They’d be the Backbone of the World Economy

If investment into a child’s education accrued interest like a monetary bond, the payouts would be beyond any known interest rate. We know what works; our problem is that we don’t implement the findings. The research is filled with examples of impactful interventions, ranging from stress reduction to reading promotion to mindset and grit, or tenacity, development. We refer to these as meta-learning. It can significantly affect life-outcomes such as general cognitive ability, socioemotional competency, creativity, and curiosity.   More

Jobs Learning Partner Insights

How Tech Can Help Remake the American Job Market

Too many Americans face an uncertain economic future. The question is whether they will have the skills to maintain a career. Our economy is changing, but our labor markets and our institutions are not keeping pace. Now the Markle Foundation has partnered with employers and leaders in Colorado and Phoenix to build Rework America Connected, an innovative effort to reinforce and expand existing workforce development strategies.   More

Cities Learning Partner Insights Society

How City Programs Can Broaden Access to the Innovation Economy

A wide range of programs for entrepreneurship, training, and mentoring are emerging in cities around the United States. They hope to revitalize historically disadvantaged communities, broaden economic opportunity, and make cities better places. It's a 21st century brand of governance, politics, and civic engagement.   More

Cities Learning Society

Making Detroit a Movement: The Power of Narrative

Throughout history, certain cities at certain moments in time have had an outsized impact. Think about Detroit’s future, built on a rich legacy of innovation and diversity, in terms of a movement—of individuals as well as companies, nonprofits, and public sector institutions. What would really help is a well-crafted narrative.   More

Learning

What if We Treated our Children with the Respect They Deserve?

If only our country focused on finding the potential in its children, amazing things could happen, as this inspiring article from The New York Times shows. When a committed philanthropist spent a relatively small amount of money, $11 million over 21 years, it completely turned around student educational attainment in a mid-sized predominantly African-American town in Florida. It also had a major positive impact on the community itself. The key was aggressive early-childhood education, along with training for parents.   More