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The Future of Learning in the Pittsburgh Region

Pittsburgh’s Remake Learning Network commissioned KnowledgeWorks to help the region answer that question by exploring potential local impacts of trends...

Published: May 9, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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New VibrantED Roles for 2026

As part of an ongoing simulation, VibrantED has posted three more possible educator roles for the future. Check them out...

Published: April 6, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
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An International Student Perspective on the Future of Learning

Jason Swanson talks with a student from Canada about her perspective, hopes and fears about the future of learning.

Published: February 10, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
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An Interview with Erin Kennedy About the Future of Learning

Jason Swanson,  Director of Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks, interviews Erin Kennedy, a second year graphic design student at UC.

Published: January 19, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
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Learning, CryptoEconomics & the Open Culture Movement

Imagine if students, teachers and parents could use new technologies, such as blockchain, to improve learning or expand school outside...

Published: January 7, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
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Looking Back at the Future: Part Six

Looking Back at the Future is a blog series revisiting KnowledgeWorks’ first forecast on the future of education, the 2006-2016...

Published: December 8, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Forecast 4.0 – The Future of Learning: Education in the Era of Partners in Code

KnowledgeWorks’ fourth comprehensive forecast on the future of learning explores provocations at the intersection three impact layers and five drivers...

Published: December 1, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Looking Back at the Future: Part Five

Looking Back at the Future is a blog series revisiting KnowledgeWorks’ first forecast on the future of education, the 2006-2016...

Published: November 24, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Automation and the Uncertainty of Work

Jason Swanson explores how the uncertainty about the future of work could affect the future of education in higher ed...

Published: November 19, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Looking Back at the Future: Part Four

Jason Swanson looks back at the future of forecasting from KnowledgeWorks' first-ever forecast in 2006.

Published: November 17, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Looking Back at the Future: Part Three

Jason Swanson explores KnowledgeWorks' first-ever future forecast from 2006, considering what has changed in the past 10 years.

Published: November 11, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Looking Back at the Future: Part Two

Jason Swanson explores KnowledgeWorks' first-ever future forecast from 2006, considering what has changed in the past 10 years.

Published: November 3, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Looking Back at the Future: 9 Years of Forecasting

Jason Swanson takes a look back at KnowledgeWorks' history of forecasting the future of education.

Published: October 27, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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An Interview with Becca Nachtrab About The Future of Learning

Jason Swanson interviews University of Cincinnati student Becca Nachtrab about her thoughts on the future of learning.

Published: October 20, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Steel City Credentials: Building the Future of Credentials in Pittsburgh

eSchool News recently reported on the new digital badging initiative that launched in the city of Pittsburgh.

Published: September 15, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Harnessing Exponential Change for an Equitable Future

In Forecast 4.0, “Learning in an Era of Partners in Code,” we look at one of the main drivers helping...

Published: August 28, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
The Values and Expression Cycle and the Future of Learning

What is we could look back in time to better understand the future? That's what Jim Lee considers in his...

Published: August 26, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Exploring the Future Education Workforce: New Roles for an Expanding Learning Ecosystem

As education continues to change, educator roles will need to adapt to expanding learning environments in which students learn in...

Published: August 19, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Cultivating Interconnections for Vibrant and Equitable Learning Ecosystems

This paper focuses on four high-need areas: low-income urban neighborhoods, disrupted suburbs, low-income rural communities and incarcerated settings.

Published: June 1, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Using Future Studies to Prepare Students for Life After School

Many people, especially – and tragically – many of our young learners, also lack a vision of the future for themselves.

Published: May 22, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
Article
The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning

How will changing technology platforms, such as ebooks and mobile devices, alter how we educate learners?

Published: May 18, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
Article
Exploring credentials’ role in #FutureEd

Exploring credentials' role in #FutureEd

Published: May 1, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
Article
Living in a VUCA World: Exploring the Future of Credentials

“Certifying Skills and Knowledge: Four Scenarios on the Future of Credentials” seeks to describe four possible futures for credentials.

Published: April 23, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Certifying Skills and Knowledge: Four Scenarios on the Future of Credentials

This paper considers trends in the education and employment sectors to explore four possible scenarios reflecting how credentials might reflect...

Published: April 23, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning