Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Quick Look at the Future of Education

The start of a new school year is a good time to think about the future of education. The New Learning Institute has a 21st Century Learning section "featur[ing] 12 videos by educators explaining what works and what does not in our education system. They argue what should be done to actually deliver 21st century education." The site also describes digital learning projects at the Field Museum and the Bronx Zoo, plus a project in Chicago that used digital media to help local young people imagine the future of their city and their world. (We spotted this link at the Upside Learning Solutions blog.) 

And there's another interesting video at Global Change about "the speed of change" in education, the challenge of preparing students for the future, and the role of "wild card events" in all futures forecasting.

And if you haven't done so already, check out KnowledgeWorks Foundation's 2020 Forecast -- a "guide to the yet unwritten future of education." I find something new to think about in this fascinating thought piece everytime I read it...

What about you? What sources do you look to when thinking about the future of education? Help us add to our list of blogs and basic reading.

1 comment:

sparrow said...

I've just come acros the ACMI Generator which looks like a very exciting Web 2.0 education tool http://generator.acmi.net.au/