EDUCATION

Education is always learning. Technology, now spliced into every facet of our lives, is disrupting our education systems and renewing how we view our existence. Together with unprecedented access to information, advanced learning tools and advancements in cognitive science, the story of technology and education is more lively than ever.

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Learning for the Innovation Age

School Rules

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).

Landscape of Education

A Brief History of Corporate Learning

Upskilling and reskilling are more than a crucial priority for organizations: they're a requirement. But what is learning, and how does it differ from education? If we want to shape the future of corporate learning, we have to know where it comes from first.

On Digital Pedagogy

Why Technology and Literature Should Go Hand-in-Hand

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

The Education Chasm

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.

The Long Read

Getting on the Same Wavelength

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

Exploring the Learnscape

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.

Understanding Neurodiversity

New Ways of Thinking, Learning, and Driving Change

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.

The Mediator Between the Head and the Hands Must be the Heart

Bringing the Soul into the Future

Benjamin Butler, the founder of the Emerging Future Institute, writes his thoughts on which ideas we should keep close to our hearts in the years ahead.

The Playlist

Nicklas Bergman / Navigating the TechStorm

A smart list of startups, links, books, technologies, and ideas.

The Conversation

Being in the Present in Order to Protect the Future

Dr. Tia Kansara talks us through the potential paths humanity may take moving forward, and how a strong education will lead to informed consent in deciding which we should journey down.

Luminous Beings Are We, Not This Crude Matter.

THE FUTURE IS HUMAN

When working with corporates and discussing innovation, two distinct attitudes emerge when addressing potential future scenarios. Although different, what these two approaches lead to is the overarching understanding that putting the human factor first – will definitely become a differentiator in capitalizing on new forms of innovation for the future.

The Uncharted Territory of the Digital Space

How to Prepare For Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist

The BBC uses a statistic that 65% of future jobs have yet to be invented. Think about it? UX designer, social media manager, Uber driver, drone operator - these are just a small handful of prominent roles in today’s market that were practically uncharted a decade ago. Technology is disrupting the world of business, which in turn is having a profound and immediate impact on employment. And the question that follows: ‘how do we prepare for the unknown?’ – is inevitable.

Fostering a Better Outlook

Sowing the Seeds of a Growth Mindset

A leopard can’t change its spots. Brain and talent are inborn gifts that are impossible to alter. This belief, almost as old as time, states that many of the limits to our development are set in stone even before we are born. Carol Dweck, a Psychology professor at Stanford University, refuted this by contesting that an individual's mindset is what really makes the difference, and found that it is one of the most crucial elements in creating a successful business today.

The Conversation

Nothing to Fear: No Growth, AI and Education

Dov Frohman, former vice president of Intel Corporation and inventor of the erasable programmable read-only memory, sits down and explain the implications of Artificial Intelligence and how this disruptive technology will transform employment and education.

Shaping the Smart City and Citizens of the Future

The Digital Society School

We sat down with members of The Digital Society School, a branch of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Digital Media & Creative Industries. The centre conducts research projects focused on the digital transformation of societies, examining how cities can be shaped by the new needs of what they call “digital citizens”.

Leading the way

Cracking the code to the future of education

Ed-Tech entrepreneur Idit Harel explains why a helping learner's ever-changing struggle needs a complete rethink.

Edutainment

Education needs to go back to school

Access to resources does not simply mean access to money. It means access to the right knowledge and right opportunity. In a world that is ever growingly more ubiquitous with technology, and in a time where we are approaching a point where intelligent machines and robots will do more of the things that humans used to do in the last 100 years, it is of the utmost importance for children to develop new types of skills from an increasingly early age.

new models of learning

Education is changing

In the world today, education is perceived as a cornerstone of a civilisation's development. Nowhere commands more respect than a society's universities: they have always stood the test of time because they shaped the times. However, our current educational systems are still heavily determined by the society of the first industrial revolution, and now that we are living in the midst of the fourth, education must change.

Re-engineering Engineers

Three-Dimensional Thinking: Updating the Design Process

The number one challenge facing 3D printing doesn’t stem from the technology itself. But from the human mindset and from how we understand the design process as a whole. Engineers lack the training to take advantage of 3D printing’s unique potential, and the traditional mantra of reducing objects to their simplest form is completely counter to the capabilities of this new manufacturing process.

Viva Education!

Preparing for the fourth industrial revolution

Revolutions are never well mannered. They don’t knock on the door, they break it down. The Fourth Industrial Revolution won’t be any different.

Processing the Process

Fostering a Creative Mindset to Achieve Innovation

Companies built upon the fear of failure are doomed to fail themselves, instead, companies must celebrate curiosity. Fortunately, the solution is clear, and in order to reframe themselves, they need only follow three simple steps: inspire, create and innovate.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & AGILE DEVELOPMENT

Mirrored Mindsets

Inbal Arieli has been featured by Forbes magazine in its article Inside Israel’s Secret Start-Up Machine, as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Israeli hi-tech and as one of the 100-tech-business-women-speakers in the world. Inbal sits on top of a wealth of other career successes and accolades and is a major player in the Israeli hi-tech sector – also holding the rank of Lieutenant in the IDF elite 8200 unit.