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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
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
Infographic
What’s Next for Changemakers Infographic

This infographic illustrates the four scenarios from "Shaping the Future of American Public Education: What’s Next for Changemakers?" and offers...

Published: January 10, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Publication
Shaping the Future of American Public Education: What’s Next for Changemakers?

This paper looks at key questions about the impacts of our collective efforts to improve American public education.

Published: December 19, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Opportunities to Shape the Future of Postsecondary and Higher Education

When KnowledgeWorks’ strategic foresight team worked with leaders and innovators across education to explore implications of our comprehensive ten-year forecast,...

Published: October 26, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning, Higher Education
Article
Redefining Readiness: A New Foundation for New Futures of Work

Work is changing rapidly as the rise of smart machines and the decline of full-time employment raise uncertainties about the...

Published: October 20, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
A Futurist Freak-Out: My Personal Response to a Platform-Based Future of Work

As a foresight professional, I’ve been trained to create scenarios that contain a mix of positive and negative elements. Taking...

Published: August 7, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Social-Emotional Skills: The Core of Future Readiness

Sometimes my five-year-old daughter Chloe melts down at bath time. Her behavior is pretty typical of a tired child: running...

Published: June 29, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
Article
Redefining Readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

An artificial intelligence recently scored a million points in the classic Atari game Ms. Pac-Man using a technique called reinforcement...

Published: June 21, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Thinking Beyond the Schoolhouse

My ten-year-old nephew is in fourth grade in North Carolina. He plays the recorder, as all fourth graders in North...

Published: May 26, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
Article
Three Students Win for Imagining #FutureEd

KnowledgeWorks and Teach the Future are thrilled to announce the winners of the Imagine FutureEd™ student design competition!

Published: May 18, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Creating Personalized, Community-Oriented Learning Pathways

At KnowledgeWorks, we work to foster meaningful personalized learning for all young people to help them prepare for college, career,...

Published: May 1, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
Article
Afterschool Programs Help Foster Future Readiness

Discussions of college and career readiness and personalized learning often focus primarily on the learning that happens in school. While...

Published: April 24, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
Article
Showcasing What Learners Can Do

A key opportunity for shaping the future of learning is to renegotiate definitions of success, examining what education systems aim...

Published: March 17, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Broadening Possibilities: Seven Ways for Higher Education to Shape the Future

From a higher education perspective, signals of change related to drivers described in the most recent KnowledgeWorks Future Forecast are...

Published: March 7, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning, Higher Education
Article
Five Tips for Working with the Future

As you consider what you want learning to look like in 10 years and how you might pursue that vision...

Published: February 27, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Imagine FutureEd™ Student Competition Opens

The Imagine FutureEd™ student design competition is open! The contest invites youth describe possible futures of learning.

Published: February 20, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Balancing Innovation and Tradition

Preparing for the future while operating in today’s environment is tricky business. How do you balance innovation and tradition.

Published: February 16, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
A Practice for Innovating at the Bleeding Edge

What does the Eiffel Tower have to do with innovation in learning? Participants at a recent conference used it as...

Published: February 14, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
The Future of International Education: Collaborative, Creative, Innovative – and In Flux

Responses to a keynote address at the AAIE Annual Conference showed courage, commitment and creativity for the future of learning.

Published: February 8, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
What if We Put Care at the Center of Learning?

As we look at what readiness might look like in the future social-emotional development has seemed increasingly foundational.

Published: January 26, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Sign Up for the Imagine FutureEd™ Student Design Challenge

KnowledgeWorks is hosting a student design competition, Imagine FutureEd™. Anyone who is interested in taking part can sign up via...

Published: January 17, 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