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The future of work will bring new challenges and cause us to shift how we think about jobs and employability—so what does this mean for teaching and learning? In our exploration of the #FutureOfWork, sponsored by eduInnovation and powered by Getting Smart, we dive into what's happening, what's coming and how schools might prepare. For more, follow #FutureOfWork and visit our Future of Work page.

Future of Work

Home Series Future of Work
The future of work will bring new challenges and cause us to shift how we think about jobs and employability—so what does this mean for teaching and learning? In our exploration of the #FutureOfWork, sponsored by eduInnovation and powered by Getting Smart, we dive into what's happening, what's coming and how schools might prepare. For more, follow #FutureOfWork and visit our Future of Work page.

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You Can’t Spell Humanities Without Human

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Remember working on book reports? Reading approximately 150-200 pages and praying to encounter another student’s previous annotations; anything to indicate what is important: a theme, an essential detail, anything. This level of comprehension and these sifting skills undulate and change through life, eventually manifesting in countless ways—a proclivity for storytelling, or a data interpreter. The…

Education in the Age of Agility

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Driven by the rise of AI, automation, and big data, the Age of Agility Alliance brings attention to education through supporting the development of agile learners, educators and systems.

How Will Work Change in the Coming Decades? A Pittsburgh Case Study

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According to the report “Still Hiring Humans: The Future of Work in Pittsburgh and Beyond,” workers of the future might change jobs as many as 15 times in their lifetimes. What should schools, employers, and communities focus on to prepare students for the future of work? Analyzing the report through the lens of an educator, Jamie Back summarizes her top takeaways.

Leadership and Design Skills Chart the Future of Work

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By Emily Liebtag and Tom Vander Ark. Taliq Tillman (above) is an outspoken sophomore at an Ivy League college and the co-founder of Diversity Talks, a nonprofit that gives voice to marginalized students. Tillman described to an audience at the University of Pennsylvania how traditional education—including the best known colleges—often marginalizes students of color like him…

Preparing Young People for Tomorrow’s World of Work Today

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By: Cate Swinburn. The growth of automation and AI is changing the job market but Cate is optimistic about the experiences young adults can have to prepare them for the workforce.

Does College Still Pay? Seven New Rules for Making a Good College Choice

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In the last post of this series, Tom Vander Ark and the Getting Smart team identify seven new rules for choosing college (or not).

How to Fix Higher Education: Seven Keys

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In the second post of this series, Tom Vander Ark delivers seven key strategies to achieving higher education success.

Developing Skills for School, Work and Life Requires a Systematic Approach

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Current research demonstrates that all learners develop college and career skills in a wave pattern that ebbs and flows, but constantly pushes forward to higher levels of expertise. David Ross explores this and other skill development models.

12 Trends Killing College

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With the increasing costs and lack of confidence in higher education, Tom outlines a dozen trends that will contribute to the end of college as we currently know it.

Leading the Show What You Know Revolution: Digital Credentials From Credly

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With a mission is to connect people to opportunities based on their talents, Credly is leading the way by offering digital credentials that are flexible, portable and meaningful ways to communicate capabilities.

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