Learning for the Innovation Age
The way we live and work today is completely different than the way we did in the past. Why, then, do we keep on educating young generations the exact, same way as we did back then? And how can we change this? (Short answer: tossing an iPad in the classroom won’t help).
On Digital Pedagogy
In Western societies today, the perceived dichotomy between the humanistic disciplines and STEM subjects is often seen as a natural thing: in school, we study them as though they reside in separate realms, and when the time comes to choose which career to pursue, we are given the choice of either path A or path B.
Why Corporates Are Teaching Their Employees to Be Kids again
What does it mean when the skills we seek today in our preparation for tomorrow are the same as the ones we all held yesterday? Put succinctly – this is what we call the educational chasm.
10 Reflections on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence
AI, with machine learning and robotics, has become omnipresent in daily life and across headlines. While innovators are ravishing that it can put an end to nearly all of humanity’s problems – with data and machines making all our decisions in the future – at the same time, the public debate about the impact of these technologies is often fundamentally pessimistic: painting a picture of superintelligent machines taking over the world to dominate and eventually eradicate the human race.
Start Up Stories
Michael Geike is the CEO of Advanced Blockchain AG, a group that focuses on the design, development, and deployment of DLT software for businesses and their operations and services. The company is collaborating with startup nakamo.to in the creation of peaq, one of the only projects working with DAG at its base layer, instead of the blockchain.
Quantum & Consciousness
Over the last four human generations, our society has experienced two defining shifts - to analog, then to digital. Could a third shift be on the horizon?
The Long Read
The German philosopher Immanuel Kant believed that education differs from training in that the former involves thinking whilst the latter, in his view, does not. A staunch advocate of public education, was Kant correct to make the difference? Are education and training not one two sides of the same learning coin? Further still, how does one learn? Thanks to neuroscience, the ways in which we are educated and are trained have become much easier to understand.
Innovation in Education
As mysterious as it is important, developments in how we teach and learn are often blind sighted by bad data and lack of foresight – no matter how good our intentions.
Research shows that one of the most important sources of competitive advantage is a company’s overall corporate learning strategy. A robust corporate learning strategy focuses on deep expertise development, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the continuous reinforcement of expertise as a central to success.
It is Not as You Think
Our societies are becoming more and more composed of groups of non-kin, like-minded people, generating non-traditional network structures that end up polarizing our perception of the word. Social media are often pointed at as the cause of these “filter bubbles”, while they merely highlight a trend that has an entirely different origin.