New Communication Technologies and Work Literacy for the 21 st  Century Knowledge Worker
Purpose of Presentation <ul><li>Introduce Web 2.0 Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit researchers and educators into Work Lite...
4 Categories Dependent on Use of New Communication Technologies used in Workplace <ul><li>communication   (mobile communic...
Affect on Organizations (Society and Education?) <ul><li>Work/Personal life intersection </li></ul><ul><li>Communication c...
Worker Needed who can: <ul><li>be part of groups with strong group leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>understand and reco...
Work Literacy Group <ul><li>With the growth of new technologies, explosion of new information, and accessibility of expert...
Skills for 21 st  Century: ACOM 378 Class <ul><li>Information filtering when reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Accommo...
“Soft Skills” <ul><li>Networking and Interacting with others on a wide variety of topics to create better understanding </...
Tech Valley High <ul><li>Taking initiative in their learning and becoming “lifelong learners.” </li></ul><ul><li>Working s...
Input from the Blog <ul><li>“Teach” analysis.  </li></ul><ul><li>“One of the biggest gaps that workers have is how to reac...
Questions <ul><li>How can we integrate the various levels of education and the business community to develop skills studen...
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New Communication Tech and Work Literacy Presentation

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This was a presentation to instructional design researchers advocating for more research and coordination in developing skills for the 21st century at all levels of schooling.

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New Communication Tech and Work Literacy Presentation

  1. 1. New Communication Technologies and Work Literacy for the 21 st Century Knowledge Worker
  2. 2. Purpose of Presentation <ul><li>Introduce Web 2.0 Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit researchers and educators into Work Literacy Group </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss some ideas I have been working with lately </li></ul>
  3. 3. 4 Categories Dependent on Use of New Communication Technologies used in Workplace <ul><li>communication (mobile communication technologies such as cell phones, pda's, video conferencing ) </li></ul><ul><li>networking (facebook, LinkedIn , Ning). </li></ul><ul><li>information sharing (pod and vodcasting, visual information software, blogs, pageflakes , social bookmarking) </li></ul><ul><li>collaboration ( wikis , groupware) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Affect on Organizations (Society and Education?) <ul><li>Work/Personal life intersection </li></ul><ul><li>Communication consideration (choice) </li></ul><ul><li>New Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Information and Information sharing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Worker Needed who can: <ul><li>be part of groups with strong group leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>understand and recognize key communication nodes within the organizations, including within and between departments </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate between groups </li></ul><ul><li>Train using new technologies and new uses of older technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Be part of the development process of which technologies will be used and how; understand the bundling of technologies, identifying which combination of technologies will be most useful for each situation </li></ul><ul><li>Develop new processes the new technologies allow for and/or require </li></ul>
  6. 6. Work Literacy Group <ul><li>With the growth of new technologies, explosion of new information, and accessibility of experts around the world, there’s a growing gap between the work practices and skills that most knowledge workers possess and the resources available to them. </li></ul><ul><li>As knowledge workers we need practical skills, methods and tools that will improve our effectiveness and help us stay on top of our game. </li></ul><ul><li>This is an issue that’s evolving quickly and we need a way to start discussing the implications, sharing ideas and learning how to better manage our work and learning. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Skills for 21 st Century: ACOM 378 Class <ul><li>Information filtering when reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodate style with technology/situation </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to network </li></ul><ul><li>Technology skills such as typing, IM language, and social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate, motivate, lead </li></ul><ul><li>Group work skills </li></ul><ul><li>Categorize, sort, and prioritize (info, tag words) </li></ul><ul><li>Able to analyze trends </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to learn new technologies as they evolve </li></ul><ul><li>Self regulated and life long learning abilities </li></ul>
  8. 8. “Soft Skills” <ul><li>Networking and Interacting with others on a wide variety of topics to create better understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Journaling and writing as a form of reflective learning </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration (leading groups, learning from groups, moving between groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving in a dynamic environment </li></ul><ul><li>Being open to change and comfortable in taking risks with the best data at hand </li></ul><ul><li>Visual literacy (visualizing) and creativity </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tech Valley High <ul><li>Taking initiative in their learning and becoming “lifelong learners.” </li></ul><ul><li>Working successfully on a team. </li></ul><ul><li>Taking responsibility for their work and their learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Confronting and solving unforeseen problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Managing and planning for short- and long-term goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting and defending what they have produced </li></ul>
  10. 10. Input from the Blog <ul><li>“Teach” analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>“One of the biggest gaps that workers have is how to reach into their network and into other groups to find expertise, answers, find collaborators, etc.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions <ul><li>How can we integrate the various levels of education and the business community to develop skills students will need for the 21 st Century? (Disconnect between schools and workplace) </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging the gap between research on what is happening in the workplace and what is happening in schools (generational?) </li></ul><ul><li>New learning theories (Connectivism)? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I go with this? </li></ul>

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