Vision 2020 Future of Education Workshop Outline


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Slides from discussion group examining future forces shaping education. Material derived from the 2020 Forecast map created by Knowledge Works and Institute for the Future. Presentation co-authored with Paul Owens, Training Coordinator for Instructional Technology.

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Vision 2020 Future of Education Workshop Outline

  1. 1. 2020 Forecast:<br />Creating the Future ofLearning<br />Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation<br />July 21, 2009<br />Based on 2020 Forecast by Knowledge Works<br />
  2. 2. 1993 The World Forever Changed<br />Mosiac browser introduced<br />Visionaries predicted online distance learning and were often scoffed at. But now ….<br /><br />
  3. 3. What are we doing today that was unimaginable <br />to most just a dozen years ago?<br />“100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About”<br />(A selected sample)<br />#4 The number TV Channels being a single digit<br />#39 Doing bank business only when the bank is open. <br />#57 Typewriters.<br />#70 Taking turns picking a radio station, or selecting a tape, for everyone to listen to during a long drive. <br />#77 Relying on the 5-minute sport segment on the nightly news for baseball highlights.<br />YouTube<br />Wikis<br />Medical Advances<br />GPS<br />Pharmaceutical<br />DVRs<br />What Else?<br />From:<br />
  4. 4. What is the 2020 Forecast?<br />We want to provide information that empowers you to become leaders in creating the learning ecosystem of tomorrow.<br />
  5. 5. What is the 2020 Forecast?<br />This forecast is a tool to help you imagine your options and make the best choices in the next decade—to fundamentally rethink your role and that of your organization.<br />
  6. 6. How is 2020 Being Used?<br /><br /><br />
  7. 7. Change Conversations<br />Four narratives for change in higher education:<br /><ul><li> Ossified Institution
  8. 8. Global Commonwealth
  9. 9. Flat World
  10. 10. Digital Natives</li></li></ul><li>Change Conversations<br />“Ossified Institution”<br />“If American higher education is to thrive in the 21st century, colleges and universities, like Wall Street and Detroit, must be rigorously regulated and completely restructured.”<br />“The division-of-labor model of separate departments is obsolete and must be replaced with a curriculum structured like a web or complex adaptive network.”*<br />*Mark C. Taylor, the chairman of the religion department at Columbia, NYT 4/26/09<br />
  11. 11. Change Conversations<br />“Ossified Institution”<br />&quot;It&apos;s appalling how little genuine innovation has gone on in higher education... [it] took us 25 years to get the overhead projector from the bowling alley to the classroom.&quot; *<br />* Paul LeBlanc, President Southern New Hampshire University<br />
  12. 12. Change Conversations<br />“Global Commonwealth”<br />
  13. 13. Change Conversations<br />“Flat World”<br /><ul><li>Rapid innovation, global labor, distributed knowledge
  14. 14. Multiple careers, continuous lifelong education
  15. 15. Creativity and innovation essential for survival</li></li></ul><li>Change Conversations<br />“Digital Natives”<br /> “Schooled on Google and Wikipedia, they want to inquire, not rely on the professor for a detailed roadmap. They want an animated conversation, not a lecture. They want an interactive education, not a broadcast one that might have been perfectly fine for the Industrial Age, or even for boomers.”<br />Higher Education Is Stuck in the Middle Ages -- Will Universities Adapt or Die Off in Our Digital World?<br />Don Tapscott, author of “Grown Up Digital “<br />
  16. 16. Transformation of education debate<br />“Digital Natives”<br />Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0, John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler<br />EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 43, no. 1 (January/February 2008): 16–32 <br />
  17. 17. Change Conversations<br />Visualizing forces for and calls for change<br />Two Videos:<br />Did You Know? <br />A Vision of Students Today<br />Advance to next slide to view “Did You Know?”<br />
  18. 18. Change Conversations<br />Visualizing forces for and calls for change<br />Two Videos:<br />Did You Know? <br />A Vision of Students Today<br />Advance to next slide to view “A Vision of Students Today.”<br />
  19. 19. Change Conversations<br />Scenario Planning: Trends meet resistance<br />From The Edinburgh Scenarios, Global Business Network<br />
  20. 20. Change Conversations<br />Edinburgh Scenarios for Distance Learning<br />From The Edinburgh Scenarios, Global Business Network<br />
  21. 21. What do YOU Think?<br />In 2020, what do you think education will look like?<br />
  22. 22. Education Landscape Changing?<br />1990s:<br />Consuming<br />2000s: <br />Participating<br />2010s: <br />Creating<br />Mark Gibson Consulting<br />
  23. 23. Who are today’s learning agents?<br />Think broadly about the people and organizations that facilitate learning, training, human development and access to resources for each<br />Librarians<br />Consultants<br />Community Organizers<br />Bloggers<br />Social Network Connections<br />Writers/Journalists<br />Counselors<br />Mentors<br />Trainers<br />
  24. 24. Who are tomorrow’s learning agents?<br />Learning Agents in the context of Vision 2020 (think of education as an ecosystem)<br />Learning Fitness Instructor<br />Community Intelligence Cartographer<br />Education Sousveyor<br />Social Capital Platform Developer<br />Learning Partner<br />Learning Journey Mentor<br />Assessment Designer<br />
  25. 25. Drivers<br />Trends<br /> Signals<br /> Agents<br />The components of the 2020 map<br />
  26. 26. Self<br />Organizations<br />System<br />Society<br />Economy<br />Knowledge<br />What may learning look like as a result of each driver?<br />In small groups, investigate a driver <br />and related trends, signals and agents<br />
  27. 27. Signals to explore:<br />Nootropics – Pharmaceutical cognitive enhancements. <br />UG 99 – Our grain supply at risk?<br />Mind Hacks – Using brain research to improve mental performance<br />Drivers<br /> Self: Altered Bodies<br />
  28. 28. Signals to explore:<br />Wisdom of Crowds: Harnessing the power of many voices. (see Slideshare)<br />Social Bookmarking: Sharing expertise, following the maven<br />Open Courseware: Abundance and ubiquity of learning materials<br />Drivers<br /> Amplified Organization<br />
  29. 29. Signals to explore:<br />Local is the “new black”<br />Local Matters: Farmers markets & Locavore movement<br />Simply Living: Sustainability and local power<br />The Groupery: Online organizing tools<br />Drivers<br /> Platforms for Resiliance<br />
  30. 30. Signals to explore:<br />“Everyone coming together” Haven’t we heard this before?<br />Columbus Underground – online civic discourse<br />World Changing – Global crisis foster global civic identity<br />Tension between fundamentalism and globalism<br />Drivers<br /> A New Civic Discourse<br />
  31. 31. Signals to explore:<br />The World Is Flat on hyperdrive. The means of production are widely distributed and accessible<br />Fab Labs: Design your own<br />Etsy: Sell your own<br />Blurb: Publish your own<br />Drivers<br /> Maker Economy<br />
  32. 32. Signals to explore:<br />Mining data to detect patterns and correlations<br />Prediction Markets: the pulse of opinion<br />Wolfram Alpha: the semantic web<br />Action Analytics: Accountability meets granular measurement<br />Freakonomics: Behavioral Economics<br />Drivers<br /> Pattern Recognition<br />
  33. 33. What are the implications for Columbus State?<br />Are we aware of trends?<br />What are implications of renewed federal support for community colleges?<br />Are there obstacles or forces of resistance?<br />Where are we leading the way?<br />Where are the business opportunities?<br />Can we keep doing what we are doing or do we need to change our practices?<br />