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The Future of Learning and COVID-19

Individuals from more than 20 countries joined us for a recent informal webinar exploring future tensions and uncertainties arising from...

Published: May 22, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Futures Thinking Now: Futures Wheels

As part of our Futures Thinking Now series, we’ve provided the steps to uncover unexamined changes from major shifts or...

Published: April 29, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges, Systems Change
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The Maker Economy: Democratizing Production to Prototype Unique Solutions

There can be little doubt that the Maker Movement is here to stay and has had impacts on communities and...

Published: April 1, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Should K-12 Education Do More Than Prepare for College and Career?

What is the purpose of K-12 education? Maybe it depends on the student, or the needs of their family or...

Published: March 31, 2020
Topics: Vision and Culture
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Pattern Recognition: Following Data Trails and Discerning the Signals from the Noise

An expansion of data creation and use was a central theme of the Pattern Recognition driver of change from our...

Published: March 26, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Platforms for Resilience: Navigating Systems Shocks through Innovation and Cooperation

In the 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning, we explored the creation of new strategies for resiliency.

Published: February 28, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Navigating the Future of Learning in Christchurch, New Zealand

The Future of Learning conference in Christchurch, New Zealand, is dedicated to surfacing possibilities in Christchurch and beyond.

Published: October 25, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Navigating the Future of Learning: A Strategy Guide

This strategy guide is designed to help K-12 educators, postsecondary education institutions and community-based learning organizations take action with the...

Published: June 26, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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A Community Dialogue on the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and the Humanities

As AI is becoming increasingly prevalent; one community is thinking about what it means for them.

Published: March 25, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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When You Think About the Future, What’s Your Time Horizon?

Exploring the future with a longer time horizon allows freedom to think as broadly as possible about potential changes and...

Published: January 14, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Discussion Guides for Forecast 5.0: Navigating the Future of Learning

These discussion guides are intended to help you explore and engage with future possibilities.

Published: January 7, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning, Higher Education
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Webinar Research Briefing: Navigating the Future of Learning

The authors of our forecast on the future of learning discuss how the major societal shifts we are currently experiencing...

Published: January 4, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Navigating the Future of Learning with the Simon Youth Foundation

Eeducators from Simon Youth Academies grappled with what drivers of change might mean for educational equity, learner agency and education...

Published: November 20, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Welcome to the Algorithmic Hiring Center

At the Thrival Festival’s Life.Code Interactive Experience, we simulated a hiring process from the year 2040.

Published: October 17, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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Rebuilding in Christchurch: Creating the Future of Learning

Central to the approach we take the future of learning at KnowledgeWorks is the notion that the future is not...

Published: July 24, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Shaping the Future of Readiness in Ohio: Three Regional Strategy Guides

Strategy guides surface opportunities to reshape readiness as the rise of smart machines and the decline of full-time employment impact...

Published: July 3, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Creating Digital Depth

Together, enhanced physical spaces, hybrid spaces and fully digital spaces form a digital depth spectrum as illustrated above. Each type of...

Published: April 16, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A Regional Conversation on Redefining Readiness

The Pittsburgh region has begun the process of thinking through how readiness might come to be redefined.

Published: March 26, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Poster: Leveraging Digital Depth for Responsive Learning Environment

This poster features vignettes illustrating possibilities for how education might take advantage of wearables, augmented reality and virtual reality.

Published: February 27, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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Leveraging Digital Depth for Responsive Learning Environments

This paper explores the potential for wearables, augmented reality and virtual reality to help create more responsive learning environments.

Published: February 21, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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Shaping the Future of Readiness: A Discussion and Facilitation Guide

This discussion guide aims to assist communities in supporting meaningful discussions that lead to concrete next steps that support future...

Published: January 30, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning