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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. Digital Implications for the Future of Education Dr. Augustine Fou December 2013 - 1 - @acfou Augustine Fou
  • 2. “today‟s schools teach facts and use standardized tests to ensure a minimum fact-set is memorized and regurgitated.” -2- 2 Augustine Fou
  • 3. Seismic Transitions Agricultural Age Industrial Age Info Age ? Age Centuries Decades Years ? Farming freed people from manually growing their own food. Factories freed people from manual manufacturing. Information enabling people. - 3 - @acfou Augustine Fou
  • 4. The next transition … • 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 … is occurring now. -4- 4 Augustine Fou
  • 5. “memorizing facts may no longer be necessary when all users have constant and instant access to information” -5- 5 Augustine Fou
  • 6. “education as we know it has not changed sufficiently; it isn‟t preparing our kids to thrive in the „digital future‟.” -6- Augustine Fou
  • 7. Online Education February - 7 - 18, 2013 7 Augustine Fou
  • 8. Khan Academy -8February 18, 8 Augustine Fou
  • 9. YouTube EDU -9February 18, 9 Augustine Fou
  • 10. TED Talks - 10 February 10 Augustine Fou
  • 11. Skillshare - 11 February 18, 11 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 - 12 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 enable and foster innovation.” - Dr. Augustine Fou - 13 - 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: Slideshares: LinkedIn: - 14 - Augustine Fou