THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE.We now live in permanent beta. The pace of changein the 21st century is continually accelerating.A networked information economy is a reality.The world is becoming more interconnected,complex, and transparent.The knowledge economy has a seemingly unlimitedneed for intellectual property.
THINGS HAVE CHANGED.TECHNOLOGY + CREATIVITY = DISRUPTION
20th CENTURY = STEADY-STATE SYSTEMSSCHOOL WORK SUCCESS. change is the problem
21st CENTURY = DYNAMIC SYSTEMS the problem is the solution
WHAT TO DO.We must create learning environments that matchthe speed and range of change happening in theworld around us.Learning to learn is a necessity for thriving in the21st century.
BOULDER DIGITAL WORKS is dedicated to creating an agile culture of learning.
WHAT WE DO.BDW is an evolving learning culture responsiveto the impact of emerging digital technologies.
WHAT WE DO.We explore the future of learning work and play inthe Web 2.0 socio-technical environment.
HOW AND WHY WE DO IT.Given the rate of change in the 21st centuryworld, the life span of skillsets is compressing.
HOW AND WHY WE DO IT.Mindsets and a dispositon to lifelong learningand ongoing experimentation are increasinglyimportant.
HOW AND WHY WE DO IT.We embrace wicked problems because the search forsolutions to them encourages (and even demands)exploration and experimentation with newcombinations of systems thinking and divergentthinking.
HOW AND WHY WE DO IT.Understanding play is essential to understandinghow learning really happens.
HOW AND WHY WE DO IT.Play is dynamic and improvisational so itdevelops imagination, creative problem-solving,and innovation.
THINGS HAVE CHANGED.YOU CAN TOO.BDW.COLORADO.EDU