Transforming Learning, Training and the College<br />Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD FBPsS FRSA<br />Chief Innovation Officer, Con...
“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future” <br />Niels Bohr<br />
“The future will be better tomorrow..”<br />Dan Quayle<br />
“The future is here. It just isn’t widely distributed yet..”<br />William Gibson<br />
Setting the context<br />Before we get going…<br />
This of The Age of Disruption<br />
The SixBig Disruptions<br />Economic Disruption<br />Decline of the US as an economic superpower and the emergence of the ...
Social Disruption<br />Decline of democracy as a form of governance<br />Globalization and social networks<br />Demographi...
Environmental Disruption<br />Climate change<br />Water as a challenge – Eau Canada<br />Energy and stewardship<br />Natur...
Some Implications We are preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist in industries that are just emerging in economie...
Demand for Skills….Where the skills required are very different from the skills we now focus on…<br />
and<br />Productivity and competitiveness are imperatives – its all about the economy<br />Money will become increasingly ...
Drivers for New DevelopmentsWhat YOU Need to be Able to Say<br />We’re “glocal”– global organizations offering local conne...
Learning …and where expectation of learning are very different from those we now prescribe..<br />
Technology, Real Learning and the Future<br />Whatare emerging technologies?<br />
think digital devices<br />
think of a range DEVICES<br />
devices are getting smaller<br />
and are increasingly disruptive<br />
think APPS<br />
think SOCIAL NETWORKS<br />
think intelligent WEB<br />
think DIGITAL TEXTBOOK…<br />
Think New Skillsabout 20-20 learners<br />Skills for the 21st Century<br />
embracedigital tools<br />think MOBILE LEARNING using smart devices<br />
Mobile Learning<br />Anytime, anywhere engagement<br />Video, audio, text and group work through handheld devices (iPad, S...
constantly<br />connected<br />
highly personalized experiences<br />
producers<br />+<br />consumers<br />prosumers<br />
break down classroom walls<br />
The Implications<br />
more project based work, <br />less instruction<br />
more PEER TO PEER learning – less instruction<br />
more OUTCOME based learning – less focus on process & time…<br />
Kentucky College and Technical System (KCTS)<br />Courses based on outcomes, not time<br />3, 5,6 and 8 week courses<br />...
more WORK BASED learning credits and less classroom work<br />
More<br />TRANSFER CREDITS<br />less colonialism<br />
More ROUTES to Diplomas, Certificates & Degrees<br />
Six Suggestions for New Learning<br />More project based work, less instruction<br />More peer learning, less instruction<...
A New Learning Environment(it’s actually  a workspace at Google)<br />
The New College<br />Will have individual work spaces  and some rooms for team work..<br />Will have grand challenge based...
and..<br />Will have very high levels of student engagement<br />Very satisfied faculty who coach, guide and mentor and su...
“the future isn’t what it <br />used to be..”<br />Yogi Berra<br />
stephen@contactnorth.ca<br />(780) 993 7784<br />
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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 />

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