The Future of ICT Training: Will You Survive?

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The Future of ICT Training: Will You Survive?

  1. 1. Training for the future of ICT:Will you survive?Gil Taran, Chief Executive OfficeriCarnegie, Inc.www.icarnegie.com
  2. 2. Agenda ICT education Where did we go wrong? Strategies for success Architecting the student experience Powerful economic outcomes Surviving vs. Thriving
  3. 3. “"...[T]he school system has two flaws…The first flaw is that the curriculum is wrong. They teach subjects that dont matter. The second flaw is how those subjects are taught. In the school system, learning is basically done by students sitting and the teacher talking. Well, you sit and I talk is not the way people learn." Roger Schank, President and CEO Socratic Arts
  4. 4. The Good Old Days.1906
  5. 5. What’s Wrong With This Picture? 2007
  6. 6. The Current Approach to Teaching • Concepts taught without real-world context • Emphasis on testing • Non-Sequential curriculum • Antiquated teaching methods • Unprepared graduates enter workforce • Companies struggle, economies suffer
  7. 7. We’re All Losers Here• Students are disillusioned by irrelevance• Graduates enter the workforce unable to perform job duties• Companies struggle to find qualified new hires and have to ‘retrain’ their people• Training delays progress; productivitylags
  8. 8. How to Compete Globally Innovation Knowledge Economic Productivity Growth*Adapted from ICT, Education Reform,and Economic Growth: A ConceptualFramework by Robert B. Kozma, Ph.D. for Intel
  9. 9. The Knowledge WarriorTo be competitive, today’s technology professionalsneed a variety of skills: Technical Communication Professional Interpersonal Business
  10. 10. Needed Approach Foundational Soft Skills Experience Knowledge & Accelerator Comm. ProjectsProblem Solving, Learn by Doing, Outcome Based and Profession Focused
  11. 11. Teaching Excellence Based on cognitive psychology and the science of learning Principles of teaching excellence leading to  Curriculum and course design  Interactive exercises and class activities  Assessments and evaluations  Student/teacher interactions
  12. 12. A Story-Centered Approach A carefully designed apprenticeship-style learning experience in which the student encounters a planned sequence of real- world situations. Learning happens in the back of the class Mentors are experts, coaches Experiential learningDefinition of story-centered learning by Roger Schank, CEO, Socratic Arts
  13. 13. Training Knowledge WorkersDesigning experiences across the curriculum Focused, sequential courses Soft skills, business threads Participatory, multimedia learning Story-based, context-rich lectures Technology as a tool
  14. 14. Education is a Shared Responsibility.
  15. 15. Thank You!

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