For the first time in history, our jobs are to plan and prepare for a future that we can not clearly describe. In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. – Eric Hoffer
Did you know that … Non-native English-speakers now outnumber native speakers three to one?
Did you know that …The number of English-speakers in Asia now exceeds the combined populations of the United States, Canada, and Great Britain?
Power, Carla. "Non-native English-speakers now outnumber native ones 3 to 1. And it's changing the way we communicate.." Newsweek International Edition 7 Mar 2007 13 Apr 2007 <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7038031/site/newsweek>. http://handouts.davidwarlick.com/
400,000 creative arts jobs (visual arts, music, drama, culture, & entertainment)
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. – Anais Nin Florida, Richard. The Flight of the Creative Class. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.
He’s not investing in the technology! He’s investing in the Story!
The Kids are Alright: How the Gamer Generation is Changing the Workplace by John Beck & Mitchell Wade
What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee
Don't Bother Me Mom--I'm Learning! By Marc Prensky
How Computer Games Help Children Learn By David Williamson Shaffer
Competitive • Risk Taking • Sociable • Believe in the role of luck • Self-confident • More/Less Globally Aware? •
We see information as a product They see information as a raw material Duss, Leslie. "Reading.JPG." Leslie Duss' Photostream. 21 Mar 2006. 28 Jul 2007 <http://flickr.com/photos/leslieduss/150799155/>. Harris, Steve. "Always Here." Steveharris' Photostream. 9 Sep 2006. 28 Jul 2007 <http://flickr.com/photos/sharris/238772338/>.
A Compelling new story must have three essential elements! James
Did you know that …Google now processes approximately 1 billion searches a day.
Friedman, Thomas L. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century . New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. Should we be amazed that Google is processing this many searches. Or amazed that we’re asking this many questions?
Sifry, David. "The State of the Live Web, April 2007." [Weblog Sifry's Alerts] Apr 2007. Technorati. 23 Oct 2007 <http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000493.html>.
When we have new questions, where do the new answers come from?
Content today is the dominant thing. But one thing that I can say, is that
… it is going to be the company that can grow and maintain audiences (not content).
Khosla, Vinod."ITConversations." Vinod Khosla: In Conversations with John Battelle. Web 2.0 Conference, San Francisco. 5 Oct 2005. Audio Archive. 25 Nov 2005 <http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail796.html>. Vinod Khosla Founding CEO of Sun Microsystems
Eli Lilly’s InnoCentive (http://innocentive.com/) project brokers corporations (i.e., Boeing, Dupont, Procter & Gamble) with problems-solvers for ornery scientific challenges. “ We actually found the odds of a solver’s success increased in fields in which they had no formal expertise.” -- Karim Lakhani
New Information Landscape Unpredictable Future Audience Chat, "Our Students • Our Worlds." Miami Country Day School. Multipurpose Room, Miami. 14 Aug 2007. David Warlick • The Landmark Project • http://handouts.davidwarlick.com/ Info-Savvy Students