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An introduction to Boulder Digital Works.

An introduction to Boulder Digital Works.

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  • 1. BOULDER DIGITAL WORKS START HERE. CHANGE EVERYTHING.
  • 2. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES HAVE RADICALLYCHANGED HOW WE LEARN, WORK, AND PLAY.
  • 3. REPETITION + AVOIDANCE OF ERROR = SUCTHEN:REPETITION + AVOIDANCE OF ERROR = SUCCESS
  • 4. THEN:REPETITION + AVOIDANCE OF ERROR = SUCCESS
  • 5. THEN: INNOVATION + RISK= FAILURE
  • 6. NOW: THINGS HAVE CHANGED.
  • 7. THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE.We now live in permanent beta. The pace of changein the 21st century is continually accelerating.A networked information economy is a reality.The world is becoming more interconnected,complex, and transparent.The knowledge economy has a seemingly unlimitedneed for intellectual property.
  • 8. THINGS HAVE CHANGED.TECHNOLOGY + CREATIVITY = DISRUPTION
  • 9. 20th CENTURY = STEADY-STATE SYSTEMSSCHOOL WORK SUCCESS. change is the problem
  • 10. 21st CENTURY = DYNAMIC SYSTEMS the problem is the solution
  • 11. WHAT TO DO.We must create learning environments that matchthe speed and range of change happening in theworld around us.Learning to learn is a necessity for thriving in the21st century.
  • 12. BOULDER DIGITAL WORKS is dedicated to creating an agile culture of learning.
  • 13. WHAT WE DO.BDW is an evolving learning culture responsiveto the impact of emerging digital technologies.
  • 14. WHAT WE DO.We explore the future of learning work and play inthe Web 2.0 socio-technical environment.
  • 15. HOW AND WHY WE DO IT.Given the rate of change in the 21st centuryworld, the life span of skillsets is compressing.
  • 16. HOW AND WHY WE DO IT.Mindsets and a dispositon to lifelong learningand ongoing experimentation are increasinglyimportant.
  • 17. HOW AND WHY WE DO IT.We embrace wicked problems because the search forsolutions to them encourages (and even demands)exploration and experimentation with newcombinations of systems thinking and divergentthinking.
  • 18. HOW AND WHY WE DO IT.Understanding play is essential to understandinghow learning really happens.
  • 19. HOW AND WHY WE DO IT.Play is dynamic and improvisational so itdevelops imagination, creative problem-solving,and innovation.
  • 20. THINGS HAVE CHANGED.YOU CAN TOO.BDW.COLORADO.EDU