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Digital Implications for the Future of Education by Augustne Fou


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 http://linkd.in/augustinefou 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: http://www.clickz.com/author/1151/augustine-fou Slideshares: http://www.slideshare.net/augustinefou LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/augustinefou - 14 - Augustine Fou