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Solving education problems the social way


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Janna Bastow - As Head of Product at BraveNewTalent, Janna is passionate about using new technologies to solve old problems.

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Solving education problems the social way

  1. 1. Janna Bastow @simplybastow
  2. 2. Who am I?• Head of Product at BraveNewTalent• We have a vision: Close the gap between education, recruitment and the world of work. 2
  3. 3. What is this skills gap? industry innovation the skills gap education innovation 3
  4. 4. What’s wrong witheducation? • Made for mass production • Information regurgitation • Grouped by age, not ability or interest. • No input from future employers • No exposure to world of work 4
  5. 5. What’s wrong witheducation? 5
  6. 6. What’s this world of work?• Knowledge work• Team work and collaboration• Fitting in with a company culture• Progressing with a career 6
  7. 7. Is this a global thing? 7
  8. 8. How can education keep up?• All new job titles are being created• Curriculums are out of dateTraditional education system can’t keep up. 8
  9. 9. Case Study: Khan Academy• Providing free world-class education to anyone, anywhere.• Video access to a huge library of learning material and assessment tools.• Self administered learning 9
  10. 10. Case Study: Facebook• Provides intense on the job training, called Bootcamp• Language agnostic, places the employee based on skills/interests.• Employer led learning 10
  11. 11. Case Study: Aspiritech• Turns Aspergers/austism into specialized jobs in QA• On the job training and life coaching• Custom tailored job opportunities 11
  12. 12. How can being social help?• At each person’s core, a desire for: – Self discovery.... what am I good at? – Self improvement.... how can I be great at it? – Self actualization.... how can I carve a place in the world for me? 12
  13. 13. How can being social help?• Peer-to-peer technologies open up a new world – Massive, collaborative knowledge pool – Skills and knowledge transfer – Career mapping to skills and interests 13
  14. 14. Everyone is brilliant atsomething. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ― Albert Einstein 14
  15. 15. Thank you!• Tweet me: @simplybastow• Get in touch: 15