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Massive Open Online Courses -- A Threat Or Opportunity To Universities? - Forbes

Massive Open Online Courses -- A Threat Or Opportunity To Universities? - Forbes | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
By Alex Zhu, Futurist, Technology Innovation, SAP In the past year, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) have emerged to be a major trend in the education space, witnessed by the rapid takeoff of online universities such as Coursera, Udacity, and EdX.
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Insights on Change and the Future of Work. GWTNext- Global Workforce Transformation is a community of innovative, forward thinking professionals. GWTNext Manifesto   We are not leaving on the road that we came on.   We recognize that we are at a place of transformation and few industries will be exempt.   We don’t have all the answers, but are committed to figuring them out together.   We recognize that now is a time of peril, but also a time of great opportunity.   We choose to focus on opportunity.   We believe that real change is not an event, it’s a process.   We are dedicated to helping people, teams and organizations effectively and successfully maneuver the wild road of change!  
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3 Essential Elements of Strategic Thinking | Creative GapMinding

After years of talking strategy with business partners I have come to the conclusion that most of us don’t know what strategic thinking really is. Most of what we call strategic thinking is really not that strategic.

 

Thinking comes in many forms:

Howard Gardner talks about five in his book Five Minds for the Future, and describes at least six kinds of intelligence in his other writingsEdward de Bono describes Six Thinking Hats, written specifically for thinking in a business contextI have compiled a list of about a dozen or so approaches to thinking.

 


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3 Essential Elements of Strategic Thinking | Creative GapMinding

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Maree Conway's curator insight, January 14, 2013 9:00 PM

A straightforward overview of strategic thinking, the core strategic foresight capability.

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5 Supply Chain And Digital Economy Myths Debunked

5 Supply Chain And Digital Economy Myths Debunked | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Don't let misconceptions hinder your digital transformation journey; it's the only tried-and-true way to survive and thrive in today’s dynamic new environment.
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"We have to reimagine how we design, plan, make, deliver, and operate our products and assets.
Today’s customers crave a new type of experience.
Customers are so eager for a better purchasing experience, 86% of them are willing to pay more money to get it.
Human talent is also growing scarcer, as employees lack the requisite skills to manage the data that comes with running digitized, extended supply chains.
It's Entirely possible that people still don’t fully grasp the importance of transforming their existing business models and processes to succeed in today’s digital economy.
An undeniable truth: Digital transformation is the only tried-and-true way to survive and thrive in today’s dynamic new environment" Richard Howells

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Maestro | How Long Should Your Video Be?

Maestro | How Long Should Your Video Be? | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
How Long Should Your Video Be?
There are four main takeaways they shared with us based on their research:
According to video experts, Wistia, the length of your video has a ton of influence on whether the audience will stick with it or not. They studied video length vs. engagement, thinking that the trend would look something like this…
  1. Videos up to 2 minutes get tons of engagement
  2. There is a significant drop off between 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. 6 - 12 minutes is sweet spot number two.
  4. Proceed with caution after 12 minutes.
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Where machines could replace humans--and where they can’t (yet) | McKinsey & Company

Where machines could replace humans--and where they can’t (yet) | McKinsey & Company | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
The technical potential for automation differs dramatically across sectors and activities.
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"Technologies could automate 45 percent of the activities people are paid to perform and that about 60 percent of all occupations could see 30 percent or more of their constituent activities automated, again with technologies available today."

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When generations blend, we all win

When generations blend, we all win | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
How to get beyond legacy thinking If Laura Goodrich hears one more corporate executive complain about the behaviors of young people in their organiza
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  • The nature of what we do in our organization commands that we bring your aptitude for technology and your fresh ideas into play. This is a tough business environment and this is our best way to manage it.
  • We value our different perspectives and we’re comfortable with challenging each other – it’s a part of how we operate.
  • Let’s have meaningful coaching conversations where you share your goals, desires and observations, and receive feedback to help you grow. I want to get a clear sense of where you want to go and what you want to accomplish.
  • I’ll take somebody who’s overly ambitious over someone who’s not, any day. We need energy and speed and fresh legs. We need you.
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KWHirsh's curator insight, November 4, 2015 10:10 AM

When we build a product offering, we should be seeking all view points - find ways of working with diverse audiences and meeting diverse needs. Different generations are just one example.

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Blended Learning 2.0 – Tomorrow’s solution, today | Cegos Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Blended Learning 2.0 – Tomorrow’s solution, today | Cegos Asia Pacific Pte Ltd | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Take a glimpse into the future of blended learning. View this informative discussion with Cegos Asia Pacific’s Jeremy Blain about the evolution of Blended
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"It is so blindingly obvious that it is easy to miss that the 70:20:10 approach is an effective way to re-invent how we blend learning in order to create real and sustainable change."


Jeremy Blain - Cegos   


Our thanks go to the following for their valuable inputs and advice as we put this Paper together:



Maree Argy, Workplace Trainer and Assessor; and Stephen de

Kalb, Marketing and Comms, of TP3 Australia & New Zealand


Laura Goodrich, US based Global Workforce Innovator | Author l

Keynote Speaker l Producer and Program Host


Etienne Auvillain Managing Director, Cegos Switzerland.

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Laura Goodrich - Creating Individual & Collaborative Mindsets

Laura Goodrich - Creating Individual & Collaborative Mindsets | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it

Laura Goodrich specializes in change and the future of work. She is going to talk about Creating an Individual and Collective Mindset for Change and Innovation in your organization.


Questions Asked:


1) What does the decade ahead hold in terms of change?

2) What are two major threats facing organizations on the road ahead?

3) What is getting in the way of positive change and innovation in organizations?


Contact Info: Website: www.gwtnext.comEmail: laura@GWTNextc.om 

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Hear our interview with Laura Goodrich on Exit Coach Radio here.  

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Laura Goodrich named to the Enterprise Transformation 2020 Board of Advisors

Laura Goodrich named to the Enterprise Transformation 2020 Board of Advisors | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it


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Laura Goodrich named to the Enterprise Transformation 2020 Board of Advisors 

I am excited to announce that Laura Goodrich has joined the ET2020 Board of Advisors. Laura has been a huge supporter of the Enterprise Transformation 2020 group as a founding member, active participant and speaker in our inaugural annual conference. I am honored to have Laura join our Board and help us continue to grow and lead the way in the global movement of Enterprise Transformation. 

Laura, a Global Workforce Innovator and Change Expert, has over twenty-five years of professional experience, nineteen of which has been spent as an innovator, speaker, coach, and advisor to leaders worldwide and a distinguished voice on change and the future of work and life. She is an expert speaker and communicator speaking at national and international events.  Her proactive approach is compelling, influential, and inspirational at the same time. She's undeniably one of the most engaging and relevant speakers of the day. Goodrich has hosted three TV shows, a radio show, is the creator, host and co-executive producer of four internationally distributed, and award winning films for business and industry. She is the award winning author and producer of the book, film and online experiences "Seeing Red Cars: Driving Yourself, Your Team and Your Organization to a Positive Future", which is described to be 'transformational, relevant and timely'. In fact, Forbes magazine labeled it as a "must read," for leaders who want what it takes to accomplish positive change. 

Craig Thielen 
Founder and Moderator 
Enterprise Transformation 2020 Group

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Barriers to Business Agility and Insights on How to Break Them - GWTNext.com

Barriers to Business Agility and Insights on How to Break Them - GWTNext.com | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
To become agile, companies need to put people before processes, be they employees or customers. Change can be scary but not changing is scarier. By shedding the age-old concepts, they can achieve business agility.
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“The system is that there is no system. That doesn’t mean there are no processes. We have great processes and they make us more efficient. But that’s not what it is about. It’s ad hoc meetings, talking in hallways and calling each other at 10:30 at night to discuss a new idea or something that shoots holes in how everyone’s been thinking about a problem. This is how Apple works”, said Steve Jobs, the charismatic entrepreneur, marketer, inventor and leader.

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The Future of Work – five reasons why you are (probably) unprepared - diginomica

The Future of Work – five reasons why you are (probably) unprepared - diginomica | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Future of work - five things you need to understand about the new workforce
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Træfpunkt 2014 - Besøgsbrochure

DANSK HR
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I am very excited to keynote at this large HR conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Laura Goodrich

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May the Millennial Force Be With You

May the Millennial Force Be With You | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Kids these days. They’re a heck of a lot smarter than we were at their age, and their effect on our organizations and communities is going to be a lot greater than ours was, as well. While finding and hiring the next generation of leaders has become relatively easy and somewhat sophisticated, retaining those leaders of tomorrow has become the new battlefront.
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"Their effect on our organizations and communities is going to be a lot greater than ours was, as well."

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Management intuition for the next 50 years | McKinsey & Company

Management intuition for the next 50 years | McKinsey & Company | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
The collision of technological disruption, rapid emerging-markets growth, and widespread aging is upending long-held assumptions that underpin strategy setting, decision making, and management. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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"We stand today on the precipice of much bigger shifts in each of these areas, with extraordinary implications for global leaders. In the years ahead, acceleration in the scope, scale, and economic impact of technology will usher in a new age of artificial intelligence, consumer gadgetry, instant communication, and boundless information while shaking up business in unimaginable ways. At the same time, the shifting locus of economic activity and dynamism, to emerging markets and to cities within those markets, will give rise to a new class of global competitors. Growth in emerging markets will occur in tandem with the rapid aging of the world’s population—first in the West and later in the emerging markets themselves—that in turn will create a massive set of economic strains.
Any one of these shifts, on its own, would be among the largest economic forces the global economy has ever seen. As they collide, they will produce change so significant that much of the management intuition that has served us in the past will become irrelevant. The formative experiences for many of today’s senior executives came as these forces were starting to gain steam. The world ahead will be less benign, with more discontinuity and volatility and with long-term charts no longer looking like smooth upward curves, long-held assumptions giving way, and seemingly powerful business models becoming upended. In this article, which brings together years of research by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) and McKinsey’s Strategy Practice,1 we strive to paint a picture of the road ahead, how it differs from the one we’ve been on, and what those differences mean for senior executives as they chart a path for the years to come." McKinsey and Company
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Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare & The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare & The Fourth Industrial Revolution | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
The role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a major catalyst in the healthcare revolution is unquestionable. We are today experiencing the Fourt
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"Chronic disease causes 7 out of every 10 deaths. Chronic disease is both predictable and preventable, and AI can play a pivotal role in addressing solutions that can provide personalized medicine, and interventions.

By understanding patients’ diseases precisely, we can push our healthcare system to deliver the best outcome i.e. patient centric care that is precise, personalized and participatory. We stand on the brink of the’ Fourth Industrial Revolution’, a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another." Poonacha Machaiah

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We’re not in a bubble — we’re in a revolution

We’re not in a bubble — we’re in a revolution | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Two hundred twenty nine. That was the number of private companies valued at a billion dollars or more—so-called “unicorns”—worldwide in January 2016, according to a report released by VentureBeat. The Wall Street Journal offered a more conservative estimate, but even there the overall trend was clear. In just two years, the number of unicorns worldwide had more than tripled, from 45 to 149.
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"Companies that embrace today’s tech fully are already seeing an unimaginable acceleration of productivity growth that has not reached the rest of the economy yet. When it does, those sky-high unicorn valuations will no longer seem noteworthy; instead, they’ll be par for the course." ERIK RANNALA, MUCKER CAPITAL

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Why bite-sized learning may be more appetising

Why bite-sized learning may be more appetising | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
The evolution of L&D has meant that smaller chunks of learning can actually bring about greater change in the workplace
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Goodrich said that one of the aims of GWT Next, which specialises in this type of blended learning, was to create lessons that organically stimulates conversations in the workplace.

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Are your managers ready for the “perfect storm”?

Are your managers ready for the “perfect storm”? | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it

One of Asia’s leading training and development experts talks about the future of business and how to help leaders and managers get ready for the coming challenges. 

 

“Our companies aren’t getting to grips with digitising our work, our learning, and our people to the extent that we know we need to,” he said. “And our managers and our leaders aren’t ready.”
 
At a recent event, 2020 Learning Future, held by Cegos at the AXA University last Thursday (10 March), Blain said 80% of attendees said their managers and leaders were unprepared for future changes." by Miklos Bolza @JeremyBlain @learntheplanet 
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Our Futures World Tour Creating a Global Foresight Competency - YouTube

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Via Rudolf Kabutz
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Are you Future Ready?   Great work Kedge Futures.  http://www.kedgefutures.com

(Thank you @Rudolf Kabutz

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Rudolf Kabutz's curator insight, October 7, 2015 5:39 AM

How can your organisation be ready in the complex and highly fluid environments? By becoming future-ready through strategic foresight skills as key competencies, you can regularly explore the possible scenarios of the future contexts that will help you make better decisions that will shape the actions of today!

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5 Major Ways Freelancers Will Change The Economy By 2040

5 Major Ways Freelancers Will Change The Economy By 2040 | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
The 9-to-5 job is dying. But what will an increasingly independent workforce mean for the economy?
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"We’ve seen glimpses of the looming changes already: freelancers now make up 34%—that's 53 million people—of the U.S. workforce, according to a 2014 survey by Edelman Berland. In the next 25 years, this shift will accelerate in a major way towards entrepreneurship, independent contracting, and "peer-to-peer" work"


1. WORK WILL CONSIST OF MANY "SHORT-TERM" ASSIGNMENTS
2. THERE WILL BE MORE PLATFORMS AIMED AT MITIGATING ECONOMIC RISK
3. THERE WILL BE MORE TALENT AGENCIES LOOKING FOR THE STANDARD WORKER
4. SMALL-BUSINESS GROWTH WILL LEAD TO A BOOST IN WAGES
5. EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SUCCESS (This is Critical) 


The report, which includes insights from 30 economists, technologists, policy makers, and entrepreneurs, focuses on four main topics: the future of work, the future of technology, the future of entrepreneurship, and the future of inequality. Below are five changes to expect from America's next economy:


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Learn more about the future of business

Learn more about the future of business | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
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I have some very exciting news. I am a contributing author to an exciting new book on The Future of Business that will be launched on June 11th 2015. You can watch a short video about the book below.
The book contains over 50 chapters written by 60 exceptional future thinkers from around the world. The Future of Business explores the visions, trends, forces, developments and ideas shaping the next two decades and their implications for business leaders and entrepreneurs. It is designed to be a must read for anyone wanting to understand how business could and can evolve in a world of constant change. If you care about the future, this books is a must read. Order your copy here. Pre-Launch DiscountI am delighted to offer our readers a pre-launch discount of 30%. To take advantage of this offer go to the website shop (fob.fastfuturepublishing.com) and enter lg1 (case sensitive) when prompted for a Coupon Code. This offer will expire on June 10th 2015

On the website you will also find details of the authors and videos describing the content.
http://fastfuturepublishing.com/main/shop/
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Are You an Agile Leader? - GWTNext.com

Are You an Agile Leader? - GWTNext.com | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
“All failure is failure to adapt, all success is successful adaptation”, says Dr. Max McKeown, innovation strategy, leadership and culture expert. The stat
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"All failure is failure to adapt, all success is successful adaptation”, says Dr. Max McKeown, innovation strategy, leadership and culture expert.

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Mike Ettling: How You Can Prepare For The Future Of Work Today

Mike Ettling: How You Can Prepare For The Future Of Work Today | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
VideoI recently spoke to Mike Ettling, who is the President, HR Line of Business, for SAP/SucessFactors. A seasoned executive with global experience in human capital and financial management, Ettling oversees the HR line of business, which includes leading cloud solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, and the SAP ERP Human Capital Management solution, and he helps to manage the more [...]
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How You Can Prepare For The Future Of Work Today 

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Enterprise Transformation 2020 Leadership Summit

Enterprise Transformation 2020 Leadership Summit | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Connect with other transformation leaders, hear inspiring stories from successful leaders, and learn valuable strategies to shape your own 2020 vision.

Discussion topics include:
Enterprise Transformation Landscape, Disciplines of Transformation
Business & Technology Architecture, Organizational Design, Accountability & Governance
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Connect with other Transformational leaders from around the world, hearing successful stories from successful leaders, and learn valuable strategies to shape your own 2020 vision. 
Be sure to register now.  
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Reinvent the University for the Whole Person Series

Reinvent the University for the Whole Person Series | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Reinventors is partnering with Georgetown University to pull together top innovators in six virtual roundtables over the course of three months to envision a university system that could best educate for the whole person – worker, citizen, authentic human being. All the roundtables are d...
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WATCH OUR SERIES SYNTHESIS VIDEO

"Watch the final video that caps the entire Reinvent the University for the Whole Person series. The 15-minute documentary-style video synthesizes what we accomplished through the work of all six roundtables and weaves together the very best contributions from 40 top-tier experts and innovators who helped figure out how universities could integrate the best aspects of a liberal arts education for the whole person with the new possibilities of digital tools, the online world, and the learning sciences.

The piece makes the case that universities are poised at this unique moment in history to design learning environments using the best of both online and offline techniques that could prepare students better than ever before for a career and life of change. This kind of whole person education, one that’s geared to produce adaptable workers, creative citizens and fulfilled human beings, has the potential to scale and reach well beyond elite institutions to help much larger numbers of students succeed.

However, much needs to be done to shake higher education from its self-imposed constraints to reach that promised land. The series lays out many needed steps – such as coming up with new metrics for measuring more complex and nuanced outcomes, or clearing space within universities for more entrepreneurial experimentation. To get more on the final synthesis of the project: read more

To get a more in-depth understanding of the series watch the video packages for each roundtable via the links below, and view the video that introduced the whole effort and get more background on the project"

- See more at: http://reinventors.net/series/reinvent-university/?utm_source=Reinventors+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=6ab423ee01-ReinventJournalism&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b1d3ba4e2c-6ab423ee01-53778481#sthash.jtLReUTX.dpuf


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How To Grow Your Business With Virtual Teams - GWTNext.com

How To Grow Your Business With Virtual Teams - GWTNext.com | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
The boundaries between work and play are blurring. Most of these days I work from home. This was not the case always. I did my share of cubicle time and sp
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The boundaries between work and play are blurring. 

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Two Cities With Blazing Internet Speed Search for a Killer App

Two Cities With Blazing Internet Speed Search for a Killer App | GWTNext -GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION - PAVING THE TRAIL TO THE FUTURE. | Scoop.it
Both Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., have Google Fiber, a high-speed fiber-optic network, and are having a hard time figuring out what to do with so much power.
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"The whole premise of this story was no one knows what to do with 1 gigabit internet speeds. It's obvious to me, and to Google, which is laying all the fiber optic lines: interactive group video.

Clearly this is all part of a grand strategy that started with Google buying Youtube, then throwing resources at developing group video in the form of G+ Hangouts, and now Google is helping accelerate getting fiber optic to the home in a critical mass of cities.

It's all about video. Once you get those speeds, you will be able to have seamless, glitch-free interactive HD video between as many people as you want. At that point almost all things you could do in face-to-face physical settings will be able to be done virtually.

Our company Reinventors Network has been tracking this inevitable development for the last two years and are committed to pioneering this new medium. Right now group video works good enough on existing bandwidth but it is only going to get better, and when it crosses the threshold into 1 gigabit terrain, it will be a whole new world.

Looking forward to it. Odd how the reporter and everyone interviewed in this story was clueless." 

 Peter Leyden - Founder Reinventors Network @peteleyden 

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