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European Report on the Future of Learning

European Report on the Future of Learning | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

The Vision

From the executive summary:


"Personalisation, collaboration and informal learning will be at the core of learning in the future. The increased pace of change will bring new skills and competences to the fore, in particular generic, transversal and cross-cutting skills….


With the evolution of ICT, personalised learning and individual mentoring will become a reality and teachers/trainers will need to be trained to exploit the available resources and tools to support tailor-made learning pathways and experiences which are motivating and engaging, but also efficient, relevant and challenging…"

 

 

Redecker, C. et al. (2011) The Future of Learning: Preparing for Change Seville Spain: Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, JRC, European Commission


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Introducing this work

Introducing this work | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

For the purposes of this Scoop.it site, the history of human interaction with information may be divided into 4 eras. The first (spoken) era ended with the invention of writing around 3000-4000 BC. The second era ended with the invention of the printing press in 1440. The third era ended, and the fourth began, with the invention of the Internet (depending how one defines its operational beginning) somewhere between 1969 and 1982. We now exist early, but decidedly, in the fourth era.

 

All readers may not agree with this interpretation of the history of information, especially with the division and numbering of the eras. That is not the main point. Rather, it is that humankind is presently existing in an era distinctly different from the one that preceded it -- that in fact, this new era is accompanied with, and characterized by, a new - and quite different - information landscape. This new Internet information landscape will challenge, disrupt, and overpower the print-oriented one that came before it. It will not completely obliterate that which preceded it, but it will render it to a subsidiary, rather than primary, level of influence.

 

Just as the printing press altered humanity's relationship with information, thereby resulting in massive restructuring of political, religious, economic, social, educational, cultural, scientific, and other realms of life; so too will the advance of digital technology occasion analogous transformations in the corresponding universe of present and future human activity.

 

This site will concern itself primarily with how K-20 education in the US, and the people who comprise its constituencies, may be affected by this transformative movement from one era to the next. All ideas considered here appear, to me at least, to impact the learning enterprise in some way. Accordingly, this work looks at the present and the future through a lens that is predominantly, but far from entirely, a digital one. -JL

 

Opinions expressed, scooped, or copied in this Scoop.it topic are my own, or a result of my own judgment, and should in no way be understood to reflect those of my employer.

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Margaret Waage's comment, June 20, 2013 7:43 AM
Jim - I like your perspective. Great subject matter here!
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Azania Nduli-AmaZulu UbuntuPsychology.ORG's curator insight, July 8, 2013 6:24 PM

Beautiful!

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Eight ways the Internet of Things will change the way we live and Work

Eight ways the Internet of Things will change the way we live and Work | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
By 2020, there will be tens of billions of data-spouting devices connected to the Internet. Here's how they're changing everything

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 19, 1:40 PM
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be a disruptive force in our personal and work lives. How will IoT affect you in the coming years?
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Interesting. Thanks to Jim Lerman.

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How social media is crippling democracy, and why we seem powerless to stop it | ZDNet

How social media is crippling democracy, and why we seem powerless to stop it | ZDNet | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Tech-assisted gaslighting is destroying truth, justice and the American way. Can anything be done?

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The combination of human and artificial intelligence will define humanity’s future

The combination of human and artificial intelligence will define humanity’s future | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
In short, we are poised for an explosive, generative epoch of massively increased human capability through a Cambrian explosion of possibilities represented by the simple equation: HI+AI. When HI combines with AI, we will have the most significant advancement to our capabilities of thought, creativity and intelligence that we will have ever had in history.
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How to land a top-notch tech internship — and a tech job — while you’re still in school

"Don’t let your struggle for the perfect job take over your life. School is a time of self-discovery and all-around personal growth. So go out there and meet people who are doing different things. Join diverse student organizations and take part in activities outside your comfort zone.

 

"It’s all too easy to associate your self-worth with how prestigious of a job you can get. But remember: there are so many more important things in life than work.

 

"My best memories of college aren’t spending weeks on end prepping for interviews, or even getting offer phone calls. They’re exploring San Francisco for the first time with my closest friends. They’re playing volleyball with my hilarious teammates. I value these unique experiences I shared with people I love much more than any job.

 

"To paraphrase my favorite quote by Twitter and Medium founder Ev Williams: “Failure of your [work] is not failure in life. Failure in your relationships is.” Don’t lose sight of what’s important.
It’s also no coincidence that everyone I know with a strong support system eventually found success. When you fall into a slump — and all of us do — you need your friends to be there for you. I would never have made it through my first year without amazing friends who kept me afloat.

 

"Now, let’s get started. You pumped? I’m pumped."

 

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Wonderfully rich and informative guide to making one's way through college and into the tech space with a real, good, job. It hardly matters where you are in your work life, there is something in this piece you will appreciate and learn from. A MUST READ!

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Metal-Munching Microbes Could Manufacture Machines On Mars

Metal-Munching Microbes Could Manufacture Machines On Mars | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Ames Research Center in California are engineering microbes that will break down metallic elements of electronics and can then be used to create new ones.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, November 27, 2016 6:14 PM

NASA is funding the development of engineered bugs that eat and excrete metal.

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If they eat metal what's to stop them eating metal on earth?
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Congress moves to give away national lands, discounting billions in revenue and millions of jobs

Congress moves to give away national lands, discounting billions in revenue and millions of jobs | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"In the midst of highly publicized steps to dismantle insurance coverage for 32 million people and defund women’s healthcare facilities, Republican lawmakers have quietly laid the foundation to give away Americans’ birthright: 640m acres of national land. In a single line of changes to the rules for the House of Representatives, Republicans have overwritten the value of federal lands, easing the path to disposing of federal property even if doing so loses money for the government and provides no demonstrable compensation to American citizens.

"At stake are areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Forests and Federal Wildlife Refuges, which contribute to an estimated $646bn each year in economic stimulus from recreation on public lands and 6.1m jobs. Transferring these lands to the states, critics fear, could decimate those numbers by eliminating mixed-use requirements, limiting public access and turning over large portions for energy or property development."

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Worried About the Privacy of Your Messages? Download Signal.

Worried About the Privacy of Your Messages? Download Signal. | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Signal, an encrypted chat service, is a must in an era when companies collect ever more information about users and government surveillance may expand.

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WATCH: How can you protect yourself on the internet?

WATCH: How can you protect yourself on the internet? | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Salon's Mary Elizabeth Williams talks to Mozilla Leadership Network's Chris Lawrence about our digital footprints VIDEO

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Open Course Library – Home

Open Course Library – Home | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Description by The Scout Report

 

"From the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges comes the Open Course Library, an extensive collection of courses and course materials (such as syllabi, classroom handouts, readings, multimedia resources, and assignments) for use by college-level students and instructors. As the authors of this website emphasize, these materials are not intended to replace classroom instruction. Rather, these materials are made available in order to provide affordable classroom materials for students and resources for faculty members to consider integrating into existing courses. A central stated goal of the Open Course Library is to reduce costs to students; all courses included here can be taught without a textbook or utilize textbooks that cost $30 or less. As of this write up, the Open Course Library features over 80 courses, including courses in English composition, symbolic logic, mathematics, and foreign languages. All course materials can be easily accessed as Google Docs."

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I Did 200 Podcasts With My Heroes. This is What I Learned…

I Did 200 Podcasts With My Heroes. This is What I Learned… | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY HEROES IN 200 PODCASTS.
I could sit here and write 200 things: one from each podcast. But I will write the things that stood out most for me.
You can’t change 200 things in your life. But you can file a few things away and pull them out as necessary.
I learned about creativity, nutrition, persistence, peak performance, happiness.

 

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Quite a lengthy post, but one chock full of observations by people who have been quite successful in one way or another. Well worth reading any time of day, but perhaps best early in the morning or late at night...time for reflection is useful. Heartfelt and pithy.

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Little SIS for Google Classroom by @astillman - Teacher Tech

Little SIS for Google Classroom by @astillman - Teacher Tech | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Guest blog post by Andrew Stillman

For many of the same reasons I created Doctopus, I agree with Alice Keeler that Google Classroom — used imaginatively, #notjustforworksheets;) — has an amazing potential to change the way kids and teachers interact and learn.  Simply put, Google Classroom makes it easier to manage tasks that involve rich student creation, collaboration, iteration, and timely feedback — essential ingredients for powerful learning at any age, and what school ought to be about.

Make Google Classroom Setup Easier

In this vein, one of the creations we’ve been simmering and stewing at Amplified Labs is called Little SIS for Classroom, which is built on the idea that Google Classroom can become much more widely adopted, and benefit more students with its transformative power, if it were even easier to set-up — specifically, if teachers didn’t have to build and update their Classroom rosters over time as students come and go from their official class lists. 

Little SIS

Here’s how Little SIS makes this possible.  By using data from your district’s Student Information System, Little SIS:

Sets up new Classroom Classes for teachers who need them.
Links onto existing Classroom classes for those who already have them. 
Keeps Google Classroom rosters synchronized with your official class rosters. No join codes or invites necessary. Kids are added and removed automatically every day.
Little SIS for Classroom offers deep insight into the way Google Classroom is currently being used by teachers across your G Suite for EDU domain, and gives IT leadership the automation superpowers they need to drive meaningful Classroom adoption at any scale, from a pilot group, to a single school, to your whole district."

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5 Reasons to Avoid Smart Assistants If You Value Your Privacy via Dan Price

5 Reasons to Avoid Smart Assistants If You Value Your Privacy via Dan Price | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
So, you've bought a new speaker-based smart assistant and it's proudly sitting in the center of your coffee table. But what security risks and privacy problems are you now exposing yourself to?

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How Silicon Valley Utopianism Brought You the Dystopian Trump Presidency

How Silicon Valley Utopianism Brought You the Dystopian Trump Presidency | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
TWO YEARS AGO, journalist Anand Giridharadas took the stage at the TED Conference and told the attendant techno-solutionists that they were, in fact, part of the problem. Literally, that’s what he said. Here, I’ll quote him directly:

“If you live near a Whole Foods, if no one in your family serves in the military, if you’re paid by the year, not the hour, if most people you know finished college, if no one you know uses meth, if you married once and remain married, if you’re not one of 65 million Americans with a criminal record — if any or all of these things describe you, then accept the possibility that actually, you may not know what’s going on and you may be part of the problem.”

Seen from today, as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president, Giridharadas’ message joins “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the U.S.” as one of the great unheeded warnings of the 21st century. That socioeconomic despair was profitably channeled to elect a president who—beyond his politics—represents a threat to most of the values the technocracy holds dear: transparency; multiculturalism; expertise; social progress. And, in the greatest of ironies, he used the tools and language of the technocracy to do it.
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The Privacy Threat From Always-On Microphones Like the Amazon Echo

The Privacy Threat From Always-On Microphones Like the Amazon Echo | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
A warrant from police in Arkansas seeking audio records of a man’s Amazon Echo has sparked an overdue conversation about the privacy implications of “always-on” recording devices. This story should serve as a giant wakeup call about the potential surveillance devices that many people are starting to allow into their own homes.

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always on and location are two of the worst habits we can have
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Don't Be a Victim of Content Theft

Don't Be a Victim of Content Theft | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Your content may have been used without attribution or your permission. Read here to identify if you are a victim of Content Theft and how to prevent it

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janlgordon's curator insight, January 19, 8:48 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shelly Kramer because it explains how to find out whether your brand's content has been hijacked.

 

Protect your valuable blog posts from piracy.

 

How to Stop Content Theft

 

As a business it's important to know whether your hard work is being used in an unethical manner. I agree that it's important to find out whether your content is being used in order to preserve your brand reputation.

 

Kramer shows how to gather the right information on your blog posts in order to protect them.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The Internet makes it easy to steal content in an age of curation. It's okay to do if you get permission and leave an attribution.

 

  • In order to find out whether your articles are being used by someone else you can use some handy tools. Google Alerts and Copyscape are two good ones to start with.

 

  • You can prevent content theft if you are using WordPress with various plugins like Copyright Notice and Yoast SEO. Alternatively you can hire a professional to set up safety measures for you.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond

 

Image: Courtesy of 123rf.

 

Read full article here: http://ow.ly/e0lP308aWjW

 

Stay informed on trends, insights, what's happening in the digital world become a Curatti Insider today

Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 22, 6:45 AM
Having been a victim of content theft and plagiarism, this article provides some useful and practical tips on what to do if you are the victim, and how you can potentially prevent it happening to you.
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The Silver Lining Of Anti-Globalism Might Be The Creation Of A True Digital Economy

The Silver Lining Of Anti-Globalism Might Be The Creation Of A True Digital Economy | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
With any luck, businesses will take a cue from those who already operate this way, such as the US Steelworkers Union. Faced with the declining stock market of 2007, the steelworkers were looking for alternative investments for their pension fund. Instead of outsourcing their funds to S&P index funds, they got the fantastically circular idea to invest in construction projects that hired steelworkers. They invested in a project that not only earned them equity but paid them back their investment as wages.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s How Google Tracks You - and What You Can Do About It

INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s How Google Tracks You - and What You Can Do About It | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Just about anyone who's online is in some way interacting with a Google product. Here's how Google tracks you -- and what you can do about it.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 21, 12:47 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this intriguing and somewhat frightening infographic on how Google tracks you and what you can do to protect your online privacy. Good, basic information.

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https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

https://paper.li/f-1482109921

StacyLada's curator insight, January 22, 12:04 PM
Scaring? Who controls these data?
Christophe Chambet-Falquet's curator insight, Today, 9:04 AM

As said : Who cares ?

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A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating?

Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions.

In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy says that people quickly answer two questions when they first meet you:

Can I trust this person?
Can I respect this person?
Psychologists refer to these dimensions as warmth and competence
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Learning and earning: Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative | The Economist

Learning and earning: Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative | The Economist | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative

Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment, says Andrew Palmer. The faint outlines of such a system are now emerging.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Life-Long-Learning

 


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Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative

Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment, says Andrew Palmer. The faint outlines of such a system are now emerging.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Life-Long-Learning

 

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Learning and earning
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How to Protect Your Personal Information Online

How to Protect Your Personal Information Online | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Runa Sandvik, The New York Times’s director of information security in the newsroom, and Nicole Perlroth, who writes about cybersecurity and privacy, answered reader questions about cybersecurity.

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Learnhigher | Free teaching & learning resources for UK higher education

Learnhigher | Free teaching & learning resources for UK higher education | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

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"Learnhigher is a UK-based organization that seeks to foster "the development and dissemination of high quality, peer-reviewed resources for learning development in the higher education sector." With financial support from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Learnhigher seeks to be a "One Stop Swap Shop" for educational resources developed by educational institutions across the UK. Here, educators will find study guides, classroom handouts, websites, podcasts, and classroom activities designed to help instructors support college students in developing a number of skills, including research, academic writing, and collaborative learning. Many of these resources are intended for classroom use, including helpful study guides for writing, a handbook to help students approach academic reading, and in-class activities to facilitate student reflection on their time management skills. Other resources are intended to help college-level instructors reflect on their current curriculum and pedagogy practices and learn new approaches. For example, instructors can check out Top 10 Tips on Deterring Plagiarism or view slides from a professional development workshop on assessing student work. Instructors can browse these resources by topic, including Research Skills, Writing at University, and Employability."

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12 districts honored for their innovative digital curriculum transition strategies

12 districts honored for their innovative digital curriculum transition strategies | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
At the Learning Counsel’s Annual Gathering and National Awards event, twelve leading districts were recognized for their vision and innovation in integrating digital curriculum and technology into their teaching and learning process. Attendees at the event included top education executives from around the U.S., who gathered to acknowledge exemplary progress and discuss how innovation, technology, and school and classroom remodeling is pushing the education envelope—all in the name of better outcomes for our youth.

“The Learning Counsel is helping education leaders chart a course that includes actionable data and current trends,” said Janell McClure, the director of Digital & Multimedia Learning from Cobb County School District. “These awards share incredible examples of innovative thinking. The knowledge we’ve gained at this Gathering event will guide our work as we continue to strive for excellence in teaching and learning through digital platforms, tools, and practices.”
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An hour in their shoes: Muscatine teachers participate in poverty simulation

An hour in their shoes: Muscatine teachers participate in poverty simulation | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

description by Middleweb SmartBrief

 

"Educators in an Iowa school district gained a better understanding of the effects of poverty by participating in an hourlong simulation. Teachers received family profiles and resources, then had to navigate the weekly struggles faced by low-income families, such as finding work, child care and other services."

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Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain' 

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'  | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.

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mediated relatedness

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Clay Shirky discussed this third aspect in Here Comes Everybody (2008).

“Ridiculously easy group-forming matters because the desire to be part of a group that shares, cooperates, or acts in concert is a basic human instinct that has always been constrained by transaction costs. Now that group-forming has gone from hard to ridiculously easy, we are seeing an explosion of experiments with new groups and new kinds of groups.”

This desire to relate is what drives people to support global social movements on one hand, and to take shelter in tribal identity politics on the other. In politics, social media extend participation but also make information manipulation by small motivated groups much easier.

“A new form of information manipulation is unfolding in front of our eyes. It is political. It is global. And it is populist in nature. The news media is being played like a fiddle, while decentralized networks of people are leveraging the ever-evolving networked tools around them to hack the attention economy.” —dana boyd 2017

Understanding this deep desire to relate to others should be foremost in mind in any change initiative. We will not have organizational transformation, or political reformation without people feeling like they belong. To counter fascist thinking, we need to appeal to emotions, not logic. The same goes for education and learning.
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