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2009-09-01 Notes: What Are The New 21st Century Skills and How Will We Learn Them?

August 31st, 2009 No comments

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This Tuesday, Sept 1, 2009, we will be at the Epoch Institute in Second Life™

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This Week’s Topic

Society is undergoing large-scale transformations, changes that we probably only partly understand at this early stage. Our “totally connected” world is starting to demand new skills. What are the key skills needed to thrive in the 21st century, and how will we learn them?

The rate of change and volume of information available, fueled by access to global realtime information and the evolution of social networks, have created a torrent of distractions along with new possibilities. How will we decide “how much is enough?”, “what should I learn now?” and “what will learning, school and work look like in five, ten or twenty years?”.  How will changes to the nature of work and society alter our careers and thus priorities for learning and skills?

Join us Tuesday at 12PM noon SL for a great discussion!

Best regards,

Joel

Reading links below – have fun and see you soon!
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Partnership For 21st Century Skills
http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
The Latest Doomed Pedagogical Fad: 21st Century Skills
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/04/AR2009010401532.html
Winds Of Change: Learning For The 21st Century
http://chrisyaktheteacher.blogspot.com/2009/04/learning.html
Can Social Software Change Teaching and Learning
http://www.payome.com/article/5813.html
Logical Level Loops Of Learning
http://www.gwiztraining.com/Loops%20of%20Learning.pdf
Resistance To Change Means Resistance To Learning
http://www.learningcenter.net/library/learning.shtml
Kurt Lewin’s Change Theory In The Field And In The Classroom: Notes Toward A Model Of Managed Learning (MIT Sloan School)
http://www.solonline.org/res/wp/10006.html

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2009-08-25 Notes: Will Augmented Reality Shopping Drive A New Vision For Shopping?

August 24th, 2009 No comments

Please join us for a discussion every Tuesday at 12PM noon SL (US Pacific Time)WeAreTheNetwork-istock-titled.001.150x88

This Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009, we will be at the Epoch Institute in Second Life™

Click here to teleport to the Epoch Institute in Second Life™

This Week’s Topic:

Augmented Reality, the addition of virtual digital imagery (even motion video) into real physical scenes, is already here – and it works using normal off-the-shelf smartphones, webcams and inexpensive personal computers. Major retailers are already launching exploratory initiatives that use these technologies.

What are the capabilities of Augmented Reality for retail and commercial use?

How will the addition of Augmented Reality change the shopping experience?

How will it change the nature, meaning and relevance of physical brick and mortar stores?

Will it change how we make purchasing decisions?

… and more!

Join us Tuesday at 12PM noon SL (US Pacific Time) for a great discussion!

Best regards,

Joel

Reading links below – have fun and see you soon!
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