Week 3 Class 1 Trends in Ed and Society

Class discussion (per each source)

#1 – Shows how learning would be like at school and work in the (near) future.

#2 – His book, the world is flat is one of the most popular sources people use to support globalization. See which ‘flatteners’ Friedman says as driving globalization. If you are keen on social justice and sustainable economic development, you will find Cambridge prof. Chang’s work, entitled Bad Samaritans and his other work to be fascinating. He is not a capitalism skeptic.

#3 – His book Growing up digital captures core characteristics of digital youth very well, and discusses implications for organizations (hiring, career, development, etc.). Together, #1~3 gives both – positive and critical aspects of technology, innovation, and globalization. Infographics and data can be very useful for understanding any abstract but important phenomenon, such as global development (by Hans Rosling, 20 min TED talk).
#4 – Interested in leveraging social media for good causes? Based on a Stanford course on using social media, book includes many great cases as well as a model/framework for effectively planning/analyzing, designing, and implementing social media projects.
#5 –  Creating and leading a ‘great’ learning system is not easy, it involves visionary leaders, students, effective processes and support. Revisiting cases from Finland and Singapore from W2 will be very helpful seeing exemplary cases for Ken’s talk.

  1. A day made of glass (by Corning, 6 min)
  2. Thomas L. Friedman’s 2005 talk “The World is Flat 3.0” (Listen from 5:57 to 1:04:47)
  3. Growing up digital: How the Net Generation is Changing the World by Don Tapscott (45 min) (If further interested, also watch his 2012 TED talk: 4 principles of the open world, 17 min)
  4. Dragonfly effect (changing the world using social media) – (from Stanford Social Innovation Review)
  5. Lastly, to make education right, it should be on teaching and learning, not on standardized tests or STEM only. Key Robinson is one of the most popular TED presenters. If you plan to create a holistic and systematic learning system, try applying his principles. Watch How to Escape Education’s Death Valley (TED Talk, 15 min) and also Do School kills creativity? (15 min). How YouTube is driving innovation (Chris Anderson, TED talk, 18 min) can be one example of educational innovations.

Further resources – * Each source can take a while to read/review. You can skim each briefly, then devote more time later to peruse for particular interests.

Exemplary projects and initiatives – Last week, when we talked about learning 2.0, many said participating in and utilizing (online professional) communities as the best way to leverage learning 2.0. You can click open each of the following, spend no more than a minute or two, can join selectively to spend more time later.


7 thoughts on “Week 3 Class 1 Trends in Ed and Society”

  1. Overall, I think the way of living when it comes to the information portrayed in theses links are growing. When you think about how a typical day goes, a classroom is ran and our free time is spent you mostly see it involving so much technology. People are vastly incorporating technology into their daily routine, classrooms, spare time, learning time, intimate time and so much more. The ideas these links have for the future are very close and we don’t really think much of it because we assume people just have big imaginations. We will later see that having a glass world and a high tech work environment isn’t too far away.


  2. More and more technology will get into the education field and helps people to learn and to teach. Also it will make our life easier. More and more things become smart that when giving an order and it will do itself. Technology helps people create a much more comfort or in other hand, lazy, life. The internet helps make people get close and keep connect. Like UA have wifi on some of their airplanes, and you can pay for the internet connect after airplane connect to the satellites. People will have more ways to give and display information in the classroom as well as out of classroom.


  3. people can learn from website without attending school such as MOC list. It is very helpful website to learn another language than your native language. The website has many different language and has very good method for learning. The 7 things you should know about series from education are very good to know before you start your teaching in school or work place. Actually, I know some of them before but some of them are new for me. Google scholar is one of the website that I have which can help us to find our sources when we need to write research or any thing else. Most of useful sources found in Google scholar which the researchers can get many types of research sources they want.


  4. Technology is growing. We as IDs will need to learn how to use that new technology to our advantage. There is a lot to learn in this world and there are now new ways to be able to get information. The field of education needs to be evolving and changing with all of this. While some are embracing this new technology and flourishing with it, there is still resistance from the old classroom. Until the barriers to the new ways of learning are broken, we can’t continue to evolve as a society and as a world.


  5. The demand for new technology is being pushed by consumers everyday. In today’s society we use technology in almost every aspect of our lives. Education is becoming one of the biggest parts of that demand. Since children of this generation are already using technology during their free time, why not find a way to interpret it into the classroom setting, or the ways that it was being established in the videos that are on this blog.


  6. As our technology advances, it become an accentual part of our society. Technology advances for the soul purpose of making our lives easier, and this is what it has done. Technology, unexpectedly, has made our lives more difficult also, but in a different way than before. To combat our stressing lives, we create more technology to try and make life easier yet again. More and more technology is being developed and manufactured it is almost impossible to have no interaction with technology on any given day. While technology will aid our quest to be a completely lazy race, it will also help every to learn easier, cure diseases, and make tasks a little less effort.


  7. Technology is becoming more and more powerful and is growing every day. As this technology grows we start to use it more more to make our lives easier and simpler . With this new technology the way we teach and the way we learn is affected their is so much more information you can learn without having to check out a book on that topic or buying a book. If schools refuse to embrace this new technology it will become difficult because the students want to use this technology they want to be able to locate the information in a faster way than sit through a lecture every day.


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