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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
Publication
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
Publication
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
Article
Speaking a Shared Language and the Future of Readiness

A few weeks ago, I attended the 2017 Close It Summit. The theme of the conference was “Shift Happens,” and,...

Published: October 13, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Innovation Addiction: How Do We Sustainably Advance the Future of Work

Our latest strategic foresight publication, “Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out,” explores how readiness for further learning, career and life...

Published: September 5, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
The Gig Economy Isn’t Coming; It’s Here. What Does that Mean for Education?

You can recognize them by the spinning contraption that sits on top if their roofs. This contraption is lidar, a...

Published: August 24, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
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Smart Machines, Jobs and the Future of Readiness

KnowledgeWorks’ newest strategic foresight paper, “The Future of Learning: Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out,” explores how changes to the...

Published: July 5, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
An Interview with a Cincinnati Student About the Future of Learning

Jason Swanson interviews DePaul Cristo Rey High School student Ryan Johnson on her thoughts about the future of learning.

Published: April 27, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Better Learning Through Chemistry? Current Efforts to Expand Human Horizons

Optimized Selves, one of the major drivers of change explored in our most recent comprehensive ten-year forecast, The Future of...

Published: April 20, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
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Designing New Educator Roles in a Re-bundled System: Digital Media Mentor

The learning ecosystem is expanding, and as it expands our system of education is being rebundled.  School walls are becoming...

Published: April 17, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Redefining Personal Intelligence to Include Creativity, Resilience and Passion

How do you define personal intelligence? It is a relatively straightforward question that might be answered in several ways. Maybe...

Published: March 30, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Infographic
A New Foundation for Readiness

In The Future of Learning: Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out, we explore a new foundation for readiness, which promises to equip...

Published: January 12, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Publication
The Future of Learning: Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out

The Future of Learning: Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out explores how career readiness may be redefined to better prepare...

Published: January 12, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Youth Leading Change Remake Learning for the Future

KnowledgeWorks partnered with Youth Leading Change to explore the future of learning with students from the Pittsburgh community.

Published: October 21, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
Infographic
Leading the Future of Learning Infographic

This infographic about the future of learning highlights five areas for action across all education sectors.

Published: October 13, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
Publication
Shaping the Future of Learning: A Strategy Guide

This paper explores five foundational issues facing education and suggests strategies for responding to them.

Published: October 13, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Exploring the School of the Future with PBS

The PBS special School of the Future shares many of the themes present in KnowledgeWorks' The Future of Learning: Education...

Published: September 28, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Futurists like Katherine Prince broadening commentary about the future of learning

The leading women futurists across the country, like KnowledgeWorks' Katherine Prince, are broadening the commentary about the future.

Published: September 8, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
The Future of Learning: A seventh grader’s perspective

Jason Swanson, Director of Strategic Foresight for KnowledgeWorks, sits down with his seventh grader niece to discuss the future of...

Published: August 17, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust a Trustless System

How do you trust a trustless system like blockchain? The answer might be deceptively simple: you don’t need to trust...

Published: August 8, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
Publication
Learning on the Block: Could Smart Transactional Models Help Power Personalized Learning?

"Learning on the Block: Could Smart Transactional Models Help Power Personalized Learning?" is a deep dive into the smart transactional models...

Published: June 28, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Exploring the Intersection of Blockchain and Learning

Recently, my colleague Katie King and I had the honor of sharing material from our upcoming paper exploring the future...

Published: May 20, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
Publication
Ubique Academy: A School That’s Everywhere, for Everyone

Ubique Academy explores the potential for learning pathway designers and other educators to collaborate with students in crafting and carrying...

Published: May 11, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
2016: The Year of Virtual Reality

If virtual reality (VR) lives up to its promise, it has the ability to become an outstanding tool to help...

Published: May 11, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning