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Learning in exponential times - how to adapt our education systems to our (work) world challenges?

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This talk is about designing more grounded and inclusive learning systems + work. It was performed live at the API Days Paris 2018 on the Main Stage on December 12th, 2018.

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Learning in exponential times - how to adapt our education systems to our (work) world challenges?

  1. 1. Learning in exponential times - how to adapt our education systems to our world challenges? Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  2. 2. Freelancer. Educator. Learning system designer. Born: ! - Live: " Margaux Pelen Intro
  3. 3. Intro Local Academy (2013)- Learning from 10 countries. “EdTech” is about everything in between Education and Tech. Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  4. 4. Intro At which scale can we drive change in “adult” education? How do we adapt the education systems to help workers stays relevant in the future? Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  5. 5. What’s the deal?
  6. 6. 1. Content access is growing exponentially… … yet content delivery is mostly the same. What’s the deal? 2018 1839 Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  7. 7. What’s the deal? 2. 45% of tasks are prone to automation… … and many roles/jobs evolve quickly as a consequence. Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  8. 8. Learning is the new gym! What’s the deal? 3. Classical patterns are no longer valid Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  9. 9. “It’s getting complicated”
  10. 10. Education is failing learners ($1.5T debt - negative ROI)…. “It’s getting complicated” Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  11. 11. … and those who could be hired increasingly decide not to be. 21%
 of them make $100k+ (vs 12% in 2009) “It’s getting complicated” 45% Of the US working population is freelancing. Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  12. 12. Time. Perceived skillset Currently hired. “It’s getting complicated” Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018 Ideal world.
  13. 13. Don’t want to be hired. Currently hired. Time. Perceived skillset “It’s getting complicated” Want to be hired. Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018 What actually happens.
  14. 14. Solutions
  15. 15. New tools to monitor opportunities. Some APIs can help us track real time how work changes and act on it. Solutions Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  16. 16. #! JobSignal (2015 - our contribution): Based on Angelist’s API to track “role changes”. Solutions Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  17. 17. Redefine the “higher-education deal” Companies becoming campuses. New education “signals”. Educators welcoming more real-life cases. Solutions Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  18. 18. " CODE University of Applied Sciences (2017) Multi-disciplinary Bachelor fuelled by 10 companies (& teams) year 1. Solutions Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  19. 19. $ First Tech Bros? Rambrandt - 1662 Margaux Pelen - APIdays - Dec 12th, 2018
  20. 20. Modern Guilds/Collectives for freelancers For today: diverse active Alumni/hybrid spaces on new crafts) Solutions Margaux Pelen - APIdays - Dec 12th, 2018
  21. 21. " Factory Berlin (2,600 members). Coworking communities: 130 slack channels (50 with 50+ members) Solutions
  22. 22. Don’t want to be hired. Time. Perceived skillset Currently hired. Solutions Want to be hired. Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018 What actually happens.
  23. 23. Don’t want to be hired. Want to be hired. Time. Perceived skillset “Exclusive trainings.” Inclusive trainings Internal trainings Currently hired. Solutions Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018 What we can imagine!
  24. 24. Recap
  25. 25. Recap • New tech tools can help us monitor opportunities for growth. • Education and work are converging today (again) and we need a more permeable “higher education deal”. • Modern guilds/collectives for freelancers are key. Community-based lifelong learning > Lifelong learning. Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  26. 26. One more thing
  27. 27. “People obviously cannot be good craftworkers (…) unless, regardless of their occupation, they are good, upstanding and – according to their condition – well-informed human beings and citizens. If this basis is laid through schooling, vocational skills are easily acquired later on, and a person is always free to move from one occupation to another, as so often happens in life.” One more thing Humboldt (1804) & “Bildung” Margaux Pelen - API Days Paris - Dec 12th, 2018
  28. 28. Slides (and database of projects): on margauxpelen.com Feedback/Conversation: margaux.pelen(at)gmail.com Thank you!

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