Communication Trends Impacting Business and Education

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Communication Trends Impacting Business and Education

  1. 1. Communication Trends Impacting Business and Education
  2. 2. Let’s Talk • Ground Rules • About Me • A Brief History • Current Trends • The Near Future • Takeaways
  3. 3. My Brain – My Thoughts • Physical World View • Human Brains and Behavior • Education System Experiences • Education Deliverables
  4. 4. Physical World
  5. 5. Human Behavior
  6. 6. Left vs. Right
  7. 7. From the Gut “Instinct is the gift of experience. The first question you have to ask yourself is, 'On what basis am I making a Gut instinct is “pattern judgment?' ... If you have no recognition” based on past experience, then your instincts experience. aren't any good.” -Jack Welch, CEO - Malcom Gladwell
  8. 8. The Social Brain "how exquisitely sensitive our minds are to the goings-on of the minds around us by suggesting that our brains spontaneously mirror the pattern of activity of other brains in our vicinity.” -Jason P. Mitchell
  9. 9. Newer Thought
  10. 10. What I See as School Deliverables
  11. 11. Then vs. Now
  12. 12. Personal Computer Then Now
  13. 13. Internet Access Then Now
  14. 14. Portable Music Then Now
  15. 15. Watching Video Then Now
  16. 16. Gaming Systems Then Now
  17. 17. Mobile Phone Then Now
  18. 18. Then vs. Now Digital Immigrants Digital Native
  19. 19. Map of the Ancient Silk Road •Journeys open humankind to accelerating information, knowledge, progress
  20. 20. The Silk Road Journey • YEARS via Walking – Marco Polo’s Journeys – Traveled Silk Road routes between 1260 to 1269 and 1271 to 1295 – Venice to Beijing on land is approximately 10000 km – Few traveled the entire way
  21. 21. The Silk Road Journey • MONTHS via the Sea – Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean – About 9000 nautical miles one way – Portuguese reached the East by sea via Atlantic in 1498
  22. 22. The Silk Road Journey • WEEKS via the Mechanical Horse – Railroad tracks not completed until 1900 – Truck and automobile still predominant for trade
  23. 23. The Silk Road Journey • DAY via Aircraft – First China Clipper flights in 1935 – Daily Flights between Italy and Beijing today – 12 to 14 hour flight time
  24. 24. The NEW Silk Road • HOURS via Wired – First telegraph line across the English Channel in 1850 – First 36 channel transatlantic cable in 1955 – Now 1.263 billion phones worldwide – Approx 18 per 100 inhabitants globally
  25. 25. The NEW Silk Road • MINUTES via Wireless – Terrestrial wireless requires microwave towers every 25 miles – Satellite relay 0.25 of a second to reach and return from the satellite – Carries only 1 percent of international traffic due to limited bandwidth
  26. 26. The NEW Silk Road • SECONDS via Fiber Optics – Internet Protocol – 100 km between repeaters – First transatlantic cable installed in 1988 – Submarine cables carry terabits per second vs. megabytes per second via satellite
  27. 27. The NEW Silk Road • UBIQUITOUS via Wireless Devices – 4.3 billion mobile subscriptions – 57 phones per 100 inhabitants globally – Approaching 5 billion by the end of 2010 – Outpacing all other forms of connection – 4G and WiMax
  28. 28. Comparison chart of subscriber types per 100 inhabitants
  29. 29. Communication Innovation • Between wireless device penetration, transcontinental fiber optic cable, IP connectivity, and cloud services – Two people can talk any time, anywhere, on demand – Drastically reduced time and cost of messaging – Human interaction increases geometrically – World Wide Web of Networks and Interconnections – Anyone can now learn anything from anyone at anytime
  30. 30. Rockford – Lisbon Connection
  31. 31. Internet Diagram based on the January 15, 2005 data
  32. 32. 400 MILLION ACTIVE USERS
  33. 33. EACH REACHES ABOUT… 150 OTHERS…
  34. 34. AND THEY REACH 150 MORE…
  35. 35. My Social Graph
  36. 36. Humans: The Ultimate Network of Networks
  37. 37. How is Technology Easier? • Social-based learning • Un-tethered learning • Digitally-rich learning
  38. 38. Students Speak Up about their Vision • When Asked, Students – want to use their own cell phones, smart phones, or mp3 players; – would like to use their own laptops or netbooks; – said unlimited internet access throughout schools is important; – reported that social networking access is desirable; and – said they would like tools to help them communicate with classmates.
  39. 39. Hole in the Wall Project
  40. 40. Trends “Science fiction does not “The Internet is just a remain fiction for long. And world passing around certainly not on the notes in a classroom.” Internet.” — Jon Stewart — Vinton Cerf
  41. 41. What are the Current Trends? • Everything is Digital – Everything – All businesses and economies are affected • Social and Collaborative Networks – in the Clouds – Students are Social and Collaborative Beings • Rise of Devices – The Internet of Things is coming, get on board
  42. 42. Current Trend: Everything is Digital – Everything • Audio / Video • Encyclopedia / Books • Even DNA Sequences
  43. 43. Audio, Video, Books, … Conversation “What is the use of a book’, thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversations?’” — Lewis Carroll
  44. 44. Live365.com
  45. 45. Pandora
  46. 46. iTunes
  47. 47. Hulu
  48. 48. Netflix
  49. 49. YouTube
  50. 50. FORA.tv
  51. 51. TED Talks
  52. 52. Encyclopedia Britannica –> Encarta –> Wikipedia
  53. 53. Project Gutenberg
  54. 54. Google Books
  55. 55. Synthetic Life – Computer generated DNA
  56. 56. Current Trend: Networking and Collaboration – In the Clouds • Cloud Computing • Social Networks • Crowdsourcing Education
  57. 57. The Internet is the Cloud "The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.“ — Eric Schmidt, CEO “The Net treats censorship as a defect and routes around it.” —John Gilmore, Activist
  58. 58. Internet of Things - Kevin Kelly
  59. 59. Social Media Landscape
  60. 60. Ning
  61. 61. Flowr
  62. 62. Moodle
  63. 63. Google CloudCourse
  64. 64. MIT Open Courseware Initiative
  65. 65. Open Source Curriculum
  66. 66. Scitable: Democratizing Science
  67. 67. ThinkQuest
  68. 68. Current Trend: Rise of Mobile Devices • Progression of Devices • Devices in Classrooms • Mobile, Mobile, Mobile • Devices in the workplace
  69. 69. Paperless Society? "If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age." — Jacques Barzun
  70. 70. Progression of Computing Devices
  71. 71. WolframAlpha on iPad
  72. 72. Sky Map on Android
  73. 73. iTunes University on iPod
  74. 74. Textbooks on Kindle
  75. 75. Google on SMS (466453) define dna sequence 1 us pint in liters web hubble telescope
  76. 76. Mobile, Mobile, Mobile • What students want most from ed tech – “it’s all about mobile, mobile, mobile” with today’s students – They’re interested in using “the computers they’re carrying around in their pockets—the smart phones” for learning – Students are interested in replacing their traditional textbooks “with a truly interactive learning experience
  77. 77. Devices in the Workplace
  78. 78. Mobile Devices in Your School?
  79. 79. The Near Future • Shift Happens • Are The Students Ready? • Factory Workers vs. Artists • Borderless Classrooms • Teachers or Facilitators?
  80. 80. Wireless Internet
  81. 81. Year of the Smartphone
  82. 82. Netbooks and Tablets and Pad, Oh My
  83. 83. 2010 Horizon Report • Technology is increasingly a means for empowering students, a method for communication and socializing, and a ubiquitous, transparent part of their lives. • Technology continues to profoundly affect the way we work, collaborate, communicate, and succeed. • The perceived value of innovation and creativity is increasing. • There is increasing interest in just-in- time, alternate, or non- formal avenues of education, such as online learning, mentoring, and independent study. • The way we think of learning environments is changing.
  84. 84. Are Students Prepared? Not Really • This time the shift is from an Industrial Age to an Information and Knowledge Age where information, knowledge, expertise, and innovation are increasingly the main engines of our economy. • Our education system, well-tuned for the Industrial Age, now needs to sync with the demands of our times and focus on building the 21st century knowledge, skills, and expertise we need for success.
  85. 85. Would You Hire Your Own Kids? • 7 Skills Schools Should be Teaching – Critical Thinking and Problem-solving – Collaboration Across Networks and Leading By Influence – Agility and Adaptability – Initiative and Entrepreneurialism – Effective Oral and Written Communication – Accessing and Analyzing Information – Curiosity and Imagination
  86. 86. Wanted: Question Asking Skills “First and foremost I look for “It’s not how much you retain but someone who asks good how much they can explore. It’s questions… I want people that can how you ask the next question. I engage in good discussion. Who can look up anything but I can’t can look me in the eye and have a take it to the next level w/o give and take.” pushing and exploring“ - Clay Parker, CEO – Christy Pedra, CEO
  87. 87. Brainwashed? “Our culture needed compliant workers, people who would contribute without complaint, and we set out to create as many of them as we could.” “And so generations of students turned into generations of cogs, factory workers in search of a sinecure. We were brainwashed into fitting in, and then discovered that the economy wanted people who stood out instead” - Seth Godin, Author
  88. 88. Are You Lizard Brain? Or a Linchpin? Most of us were brainwashed into believing that the safe thing to do is listen to the lizard, keep our heads down and fit in. Nonsense! That might have been true when there were saber tooth tigers, but not now. In fact, now the way we succeed and thrive and reach our goals is to do precisely the opposite of what the lizard proposes.”
  89. 89. Is this your Classroom?
  90. 90. Or This? Classrooms in Second Life
  91. 91. Ready for the Future? "The future is already here—it's just not very evenly distributed.“ - William Gibson, Author
  92. 92. Takeaways • It’s In Our DNA to be Social • Historical Acceleration of Change • Patterns are a Key to Success • Devices are Just Tools – For Social Communication • It’s Not What You Know – What Can You Do? Everything is Digital and Always available On Demand by Everyone who are Inter-Connected via The Cloud which is Everywhere.
  93. 93. Socialnomics
  94. 94. Network with me Jeffrey Stewart Partner/Chief Technical Officer Trekk Cross-Media Email: stew@trekk.com Twitter Handle: JeffreyAStewart Facebook: JAStewart LinkedIn: jeffreyastewart Tumblr: jastewart.tumblr.com
  95. 95. Links • http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jul/19/books-whats-next-dispatches-future-science/ • http://www.astd.org/TD/Archives/2010/May/Free/1005_Whole_Brain_Thinking.htm • http://www.aee.org/about/ • http://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/History/CPUHist5.shtml • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_a2v9FM_QCMU/R40M-MoJDZI/AAAAAAAAAD8/VOm3Tpt3Riw/s400/800px- Silk_Route_extant.JPG • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone • http://www.itu.int/en/pages/default.aspx • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3074/3043334955_8928088bcd.jpg • http://opte.org/maps/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar's_number • http://k21st.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/neurons1.jpg • http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/pdfs/SUNationalFindings2009.pdf • http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/03/16/digital-access-collaboration-a-must-for-students/ • http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/new-way-to-learn.html • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/google-books.htm • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDYCf4ONh5M
  96. 96. More Links • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHIocNOHd7A • http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/01/20/report-details-coming-trends-in-campus-technology/?ast=31 • http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/06/nature-publisher-aims-to-save-planet-by-democratizing- science/ • http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/00738/ • http://www.morganstanley.com/institutional/techresearch/ • http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2009/05/sky-map-for-android-mobile-planetarium.html • http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/textbooks-ditched-at-clearwater-high-as-students-log- on-to-kindles/1099264 • http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/04/05/ed-tech-leaders-reveal-keen-insights/ • http://mashable.com/2009/12/14/white-house-smartphones/ • http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/ • http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/consumer/smartphones-to-overtake-feature-phones-in-u-s-by- 2011/ • http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/10-Smartphones-That-Are-Making-the-Biggest-Impact- in-2010-363001/ • http://www.nmsa.org/Publications/MiddleGround/Articles/April2010/Article2/tabid/2166/Default.aspx • http://changethis.com/manifesto/show/66.01.brainwashed • http://www.youtube.com/v/ZQZAmr_-WVI

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