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Work, Learning, Living in the future: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard Learning Tech Conf 2013 (by Gerd Leonhard)

NEW VIDEO:)

(via My slides from LSG13 in London: working, learning and living in the future - Futurist Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard)
This program is Europe’s premier training program for senior managers in the media and entertainment industry. The program focuses on understanding the industry, what drives change and how to keep pace. The program also provides leaders from the industry with the skills required for designing and implementing strategies that compete for the future.

Leading Media & Entertainment Companies | CBS Executive

Nice offering; I teach there sometimes and it’s a great place!

Education tech investments surpassed $1 billion in 2012. As venture capitalists pour money into educational technology companies, some wonder whether they are just building a new bubble. (via The Morning Briefing: Education and technology | SmartPlanet)

Education tech investments surpassed $1 billion in 2012. As venture capitalists pour money into educational technology companies, some wonder whether they are just building a new bubble. (via The Morning Briefing: Education and technology | SmartPlanet)

Educational institutions will need more and more to think of themselves as part of a larger system, and as their offerings as entities that will become a part of, and interact with, the larger environment. Consider, for example, the photo editor that connects to Flickr, described above. Now imagine what an art appreciation resource would look like, how it would interact with Flickr photos. (Unattributed, 2006 )

What is the world’s tallest mountain?
Did you say Mount Everest? You’re wrong. The answer is Mauna Kea and, as measured from its base to its summit, it is 33,465 feet high—or 4,436 feet taller than Mount Everest.

Mauna Kea’s distinguishing characteristic is that three-fourths of the mountain lies under water. Mount Everest remains the highest mountain as measured from sea level to summit, but Mauna Kea is the tallest as measured from the bottom its base to its top.

For pure knowledge acquisition, it’s hard to argue against such developments, especially in an era that doesn’t prioritize enrichment for its own sake. But it would be a mistake to conclude that online courses fulfill the same role in a person’s life as a college education, just as it would be an error to equate four years of high school with some online study and a GED exam. (via Online courses need human element to educate - CNN.com)
Gerd adds: good piece — I share Doug’s concerns

For pure knowledge acquisition, it’s hard to argue against such developments, especially in an era that doesn’t prioritize enrichment for its own sake. But it would be a mistake to conclude that online courses fulfill the same role in a person’s life as a college education, just as it would be an error to equate four years of high school with some online study and a GED exam. (via Online courses need human element to educate - CNN.com)

Gerd adds: good piece — I share Doug’s concerns

Gerd Leonhard’s learning futures (by Learn Patch)

Someone filmed this from the first row at the Learning Technology Conference in London on Wednesday this week:)))  See the slides here.  The power of the crowds at work:))

Visit my Youtube channel here, btw.

(via McGraw-Hill & Kno Offer A Peek Into The Future Of Textbooks: They’re Dynamic, Vocal, Adaptive & Bring Stats To Studying | TechCrunch)

Less is more | Harold Jarche (Future of Learning)

The future for Learning & Development, if it has one at all, is to find the 1%, by thinking like designers do. Remove everything that is extraneous and find the essence of a topic, subject, or field. Society and business are changing. Old businesses are collapsing and new ones are being created, some collapsing even quicker than the old ones did. Why would the training and education worldbe immune from these changes?

You need flow to provide real value for learners (remember that they’re becoming better informed, smarter, and more demanding), as flow provides the essential element of context. Social interactions help to put it all together for each learner. For instance, MIT’s open courseware initiative makes the stock available for free, but you have to pay to participate in the flow (class membership, MIT degree). Without the stock, there is little to guide the flow, so you need both but stock alone is almost worthless.

Who Are MOOCs Most Likely to Help? - Good inout via The Atlantic

f you’ve become a true believer in the power of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other “disruptive” web-based programs to break the cost spiral of higher education, you should read the excellent analysis by two writers of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Scott Carlson and Goldie Blumenstyk, “For Whom Is College Being Reinvented?” They’re not against MOOCs, certificates, and other alternatives to conventional schools for students with solid secondary backgrounds. But they make the excellent point that these appeal most to the families that need them least and are best able to sort out the high-quality programs from the dubious ones.

Carlson and Blumenstyk’s sources agree that, for a growing number of students in colleges with minimal endowments, web-based courses just aren’t enough

Future of Innovation & Business: From Ego to Eco. Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard Porto Alegre 2012 (by Gerd Leonhard)

This is the complete video of my talk at the 5th Congress of Innovation in Porto Alegre in Brazil, October 30th 2012 see  http://www.fiergs.org.br/inovacao/default.asp    Thanks to FIERGS for making this video available.  You can download my slides here: http://gerd.fm/TjBlCX  or visit my Slideshare page for another 118 slideshows: http://www.slideshare.net/gleonhard/presentations  :)   In this talk I cover a wide variety of topics such as the rebooting of capitalism (as ‘natural’ or ‘sustainable’ capitalism), Growth National Happiness vs GDP, the triple bottom line, the shift to a networked / social-local-mobile society, social media and the future of social technologies, future innovation opportunities for Brazil, the shift of power to the BRIC countries… and much more…