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    1. 1. Transforming Learning, Training and the College<br />Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD FBPsS FRSA<br />Chief Innovation Officer, Contact North | Contact Nord<br />
    2. 2. “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future” <br />Niels Bohr<br />
    3. 3. “The future will be better tomorrow..”<br />Dan Quayle<br />
    4. 4. “The future is here. It just isn’t widely distributed yet..”<br />William Gibson<br />
    5. 5. Setting the context<br />Before we get going…<br />
    6. 6. This of The Age of Disruption<br />
    7. 7. The SixBig Disruptions<br />Economic Disruption<br />Decline of the US as an economic superpower and the emergence of the BRIC’s economies<br />The great recession and the jobless recovery<br />Mergers and Acquisitions<br />Low productivity in Canada Falling competiveness<br />Decline of traditional industry and emergence of new..<br />Political Disruption<br />Terrorism<br />Power relationships – China, India, US and EU versus Others (e.g. Copenhagen COP15)<br />Federal – Provincial Relations (e.g. health care)<br />Cause driven movements – anti HST, Tea Party (US) – new democracy<br />
    8. 8. Social Disruption<br />Decline of democracy as a form of governance<br />Globalization and social networks<br />Demographic Disruptions<br />Low level of birth replacement for many northern countries<br />High level of birth for aboriginal peoples, India, Asia<br />Challenges for literacy and numeracy<br />Global war for talent<br />
    9. 9. Environmental Disruption<br />Climate change<br />Water as a challenge – Eau Canada<br />Energy and stewardship<br />Natural resource economies and environmental concerns<br />The Disruption of Personal Identity<br />Blurring the line between connection and connectivity – marriage, family, community<br />Shifting identities in the workplace – the multigenerational workplace<br />
    10. 10. Some Implications We are preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist in industries that are just emerging in economies that are changing in a global war for talent<br />
    11. 11. Demand for Skills….Where the skills required are very different from the skills we now focus on…<br />
    12. 12. and<br />Productivity and competitiveness are imperatives – its all about the economy<br />Money will become increasingly scarce–– lean will be key<br />Timeis the new frontier for innovation – 2 year degrees (UK), 3,5,6,and 8 week courses based on outcomes (Kentucky), self-paced (Athabasca).<br />
    13. 13. Drivers for New DevelopmentsWhat YOU Need to be Able to Say<br />We’re “glocal”– global organizations offering local connectivity<br />We’re partners– with business, community and non profits<br />We’re technological savvy– connected, engaged and wired to the world<br />We’re effective and efficient – more learning in less time<br />We’re affordable – you cant afford not to be here<br />
    14. 14. Learning …and where expectation of learning are very different from those we now prescribe..<br />
    15. 15. Technology, Real Learning and the Future<br />Whatare emerging technologies?<br />
    16. 16. think digital devices<br />
    17. 17. think of a range DEVICES<br />
    18. 18. devices are getting smaller<br />
    19. 19. and are increasingly disruptive<br />
    20. 20. think APPS<br />
    21. 21. think SOCIAL NETWORKS<br />
    22. 22. think intelligent WEB<br />
    23. 23. think DIGITAL TEXTBOOK…<br />
    24. 24. Think New Skillsabout 20-20 learners<br />Skills for the 21st Century<br />
    25. 25. embracedigital tools<br />think MOBILE LEARNING using smart devices<br />
    26. 26. Mobile Learning<br />Anytime, anywhere engagement<br />Video, audio, text and group work through handheld devices (iPad, Smart-Phone) – growing volume of smart “apps” to enable learning<br />Strong focus on trades <br />
    27. 27. constantly<br />connected<br />
    28. 28. highly personalized experiences<br />
    29. 29. producers<br />+<br />consumers<br />prosumers<br />
    30. 30. break down classroom walls<br />
    31. 31. The Implications<br />
    32. 32. more project based work, <br />less instruction<br />
    33. 33. more PEER TO PEER learning – less instruction<br />
    34. 34. more OUTCOME based learning – less focus on process & time…<br />
    35. 35. Kentucky College and Technical System (KCTS)<br />Courses based on outcomes, not time<br />3, 5,6 and 8 week courses<br />Online plus some experiential sessions<br />Students start on any Monday for 48 weeks of the year<br />All have individual mentors plus academic coaching<br />Materials online partnered with Pearson<br />Digital textbooks<br />
    36. 36. more WORK BASED learning credits and less classroom work<br />
    37. 37. More<br />TRANSFER CREDITS<br />less colonialism<br />
    38. 38. More ROUTES to Diplomas, Certificates & Degrees<br />
    39. 39. Six Suggestions for New Learning<br />More project based work, less instruction<br />More peer learning, less instruction<br />More outcome based learning, less focus on process (especially time in class)<br />More work based learning credits and less instructional credits<br />More transferable credits and less colonialism <br />More routes to Certificates, Degrees and Diplomas – less the one lane highway..<br />
    40. 40.
    41. 41. A New Learning Environment(it’s actually a workspace at Google)<br />
    42. 42. The New College<br />Will have individual work spaces and some rooms for team work..<br />Will have grand challenge based courses and programs<br />Will have a requirement for peer, social and networked learning<br />Will have few residency requirements<br />Will focus on outcomes not time<br />Will be wired to work, community and non profits<br />
    43. 43. and..<br />Will have very high levels of student engagement<br />Very satisfied faculty who coach, guide and mentor and support learning<br />Will be truly learning focused<br />Will be nimble…<br />
    44. 44. “the future isn’t what it <br />used to be..”<br />Yogi Berra<br />
    45. 45. stephen@contactnorth.ca<br />(780) 993 7784<br />