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Skillshare’s Approach to Learning by Michael Karnjanaprakorn

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A Wall Street Journal article that alerted “Consumers now owe more on their student loans than their credit cards.” was the catalist for Michael Karnjanaprakorn to think about a new way of approaching learning – so he co-created SkillShare with his friend Malcolm Ong.

Peter John Baskerville‘s insight:

More evidence of a severe problem in our higher education system when students are burdened with loans that they can ill afford. We need a new approach and SkillShare is offering one of them. 

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Posted by on December 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Something is wrong when One in Two College Grads Are Jobless or Underemployed

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It may not be news to the 1.5 million college graduates struggling to find a job or toiling behind café counters, but Northeastern University researchers break it down: 53.6 percent of bachelor’s degree-holders under age of 25 were jobless or underemployed last year, the highest percentage since the dot-com bubble of 2000. In the last year, college graduates were more likely to be employed as servers, bartenders, and food-service helpers than as engineers, physicists, chemists, and mathematicians combined. The class of 2012 is about to get a gigantic wake-up call.

Peter John Baskerville‘s insight:

The statistics are showing that there is something fundamentally wrong with our higher education system when 1 in 2 graduates are unemployed or under-employed. We are failing our kids and leaving them with huge debts. Higher education needs to urgently reconnect with industry and teach skills that industry needs to industry best practice standards.

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Posted by on December 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Seven Themes for the Coming Decade

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Summary:

1) Go East! – the world’s economic center has shifted to northern Russia. By 2025, it may return to central Asia – just north of where it was a thousand years ago.

2) Urbanize – By mid-century, 80% of the world’s population will be urban, mostly in the developing world.

3) Good to the Last Drop – Oil production has already peaked in 54 out of the 65 largest oil-producing countries, including the United States. The world is not running out of oil, just cheap oil.

4) Digitize Me – Economics is becoming less about ownership and more about access.

5) Smarter, Faster, Stronger – Humanity, as a whole, is more connected, educated, and healthier than ever – and this will lead to sustained innovation.

6) Stuck in Neutral – Political gridlock has kept the difficult questions from being asked. A lack of clarity regarding future government policies has created an environment of economic uncertainty and doubt. The looming risk of collapse in some industrialized nations may open the doors for radical elements.

7) Gray Boom – The industrialized northern countries will continue to grow slowly with mature, aging populations. We expect a rise in second careers and a shift toward part-time employment and small business. The “career ladder” has been replaced by a “patchwork quilt” of work opportunities.

Peter John Baskerville‘s insight:

Educational changes predicted include online education as a Government cost cutting imperative, urbanisation leading to the demand for more education, the need for education to drive necessary innovations, Gray boom looking to teaching and mentoring as a second career.

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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

MOOCs – The education revolution has begun, says Moody’s

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“A new report by Moody’s Investors Service suggests that while MOOCs’ exploitation of expanded collaborative networks and technological innovation will benefit higher education in the United States as a whole, their long-term effect on the for-profit sector and smaller not-for-profit institutions could be damaging.”

Peter John Baskerville‘s insight:

You know when creative disruption is taking place when organisations like accounting firms and venture capitalists that are far removed from the main players can see it happening. Moody’s is the latest non-edu institution to see the revolution in education taking place with the tsunami that is MOOCs.

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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Teacherpreneur Deanna Gives Ten Tips on How to Make A Million Bucks as a teacher.

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Deanna Jump made history this week when she became the first
teacher selling classroom materials on Teachers Pay Teachers to top $1 million
in sales.

Peter John Baskerville‘s insight:

Another example of the rise of the teacherpreneur and the benefits they can reap from their craft and skill.

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Posted by on December 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

The Future of Learning, Networked Society – Ericsson

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Technology has enabled us to interact, innovate and share in whole new ways. This dynamic shift in mindset is creating profound change throughout our society. The Future of Learning looks at one part of that change, the potential to redefine how we learn and educate.

Peter John Baskerville‘s insight:

A video about the future of learning as discussed by world renowned experts and educators. They explain that traditional education as a process to create useful participants in an industrialized world is over. The age of learning begins. The  traditional methods of learning based on memorization and repetition will shift to more holistic approaches that focus on individual students’ needs and self expression. 

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Posted by on December 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

What Makes A Wise Entrepreneur?

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Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur and Stanford consulting associate professor, discusses the role of pattern recognition in entrepreneurship.

Peter John Baskerville‘s insight:
•Steve Blank talks about the two forms of wisdom required of successful entrepreneurship being (1) acquiring pattern recognition skills in regard to proven business models and (2) learning how to encourage your own serendipitous epiphanies.

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Posted by on December 23, 2012 in Uncategorized