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2010-11-16 We Are The Network: Is Offshoring a Race to the Bottom or Race to the Top?

November 14th, 2010 No comments

Is Offshoring a Race to the Bottom or Race to the Top?

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This Tuesday, Nov 16 at the Epoch Institute in Second Life

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This Week’s Topic

Is Offshoring a Race to the Bottom or Race to the Top?

The debate about offshoring, the practice of moving jobs to other countries—usually with the objective of lowering costs—raises consistent and harsh debate. There are arguments about whether offshoring is “good” or “bad” and whether it creates problems or enhances the local job market. A presumption of many is that by offshoring lower-end jobs, this will be a race to the top for the country sending work overseas, as more people can focus on the higher value “race to the top” jobs. Others claim that this is merely a short term gain which will generate a “race to the bottom” globally, leaving a wider gap between rich and poor, and further centralizing power.

Is offshoring a race to the bottom, or a race to the top? What will the short, mid and long-term results of continued globalization and offshoring look like?

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Joel

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2010-11-09 We Are The Network: Are there Human Limits to the Performance of Organized Education?

November 7th, 2010 No comments

Are there Human Limits to the Performance of Organized Education?

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This Tuesday, Nov 9 at the Epoch Institute in Second Life

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This Week’s Topic

Are there Human Limits to the Performance of Organized Education?

Improvement of organized education, the process of teaching and learning typical in public and private schools of education, has been a focus area for generations. A central premise of the seemingly never-ending debates and discussions is that children and young adults can learn far more than they currently absorb, and that the failure to do so is the result of a inadequate educational system.

What if the performance of organized education is more limited by human factors than by systemic design decisions? Are there human limits that bound the performance of organized education? Is the performance of organized education boundless, and waiting only for the right combination of process and staff to unleash a dramatic improvement? Is there a point in the continuing advancement of human understanding, global communication, social and technical complexity that human learning will reach a limit, independent of the process used to impart it?

Join us Tuesday at 12PM noon U.S. Pacific / 3pm U.S. Eastern time for an interactive discussion, and thanks for being part of “We Are The Network”!

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Joel

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