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Digital Implications for the Future of Education by Augustne Fou

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Education and innovation (should) work hand in hand in the digital world.

Education and innovation (should) work hand in hand in the digital world.

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  • 1. Augustine Fou- 1 - Digital Implications for the Future of Education Dr. Augustine Fou http://linkd.in/augustinefou December 2013 Augustine Fou- 1 - @acfou
  • 2. Augustine Fou- 2 - “today’s schools teach facts and use standardized tests to ensure a minimum fact-set is memorized and regurgitated.” 2
  • 3. Augustine Fou- 3 - Seismic Transitions Agricultural Age Centuries Farming freed people from manually growing their own food. Industrial Age Decades Factories freed people from manual manufacturing. Info Age Years Information enabling people. ? Age ? Augustine Fou- 3 - @acfou
  • 4. Augustine Fou- 4 - The next transition … … is occurring now.4 • When there is abundant information • When access devices are ubiquitous • When users are continuously connected • When users are in the habit of sharing and discussing online
  • 5. Augustine Fou- 5 - “memorizing facts may no longer be necessary when all users have constant and instant access to information” 5
  • 6. Augustine Fou- 6 - “education as we know it has not changed sufficiently; it isn’t preparing our kids to thrive in the ‘digital future’.” Augustine Fou- 6 -
  • 7. Augustine Fou- 7 - Online Education February 18, 2013 7
  • 8. Augustine Fou- 8 - Khan Academy 8
  • 9. Augustine Fou- 9 - YouTube EDU 9
  • 10. Augustine Fou- 10 - TED Talks 10
  • 11. Augustine Fou- 11 - Skillshare 11
  • 12. Augustine Fou- 12 - “schools teach facts but seldom teach how to use the facts or why; and don’t have enough resources to allow sufficient hands-on practice.” 12
  • 13. Augustine Fou- 13 - So What? “Education that supports the workforce of the future needs to move beyond ‘fact memorization’to providing the cross-disciplinary experiences necessary to solve problems and foster innovation.” - Dr. Augustine Fou Augustine Fou- 13 -
  • 14. Augustine Fou- 14 - Dr. Augustine Fou – Chief Digital Strategist “I study trends and help clients prepare for and position themselves optimally for future business.” FORMER CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER, HCG (OMNICOM) MCKINSEY CONSULTANT CLIENT SIDE / AGENCY SIDE EXPERIENCE PROFESSOR AND COLUMNIST ENTREPRENEUR / SMALL BUSINESS OWNER PHD MATERIALS SCIENCE (MIT '95) AT AGE 23 ClickZ Articles: http://www.clickz.com/author/1151/augustine-fou Slideshares: http://www.slideshare.net/augustinefou LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/augustinefou Augustine Fou- 14 -

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