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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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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.

10 Signs of Progress in Engineering for the Earth, Energy and Environment

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Tom reflects on his experience at the Colorado School of Mines which has since transformed into a global leader in education and research in engineering and science to solve the world’s challenges related to the earth, energy and environment.

Students Use AI Virtual Assistant to Prepare Peers for High School

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Students at David E. Williams Middle School use an AI Virtual Assistant to help students prepare for high school.

How Educators Can Prepare for the Future of Work

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How do we prepare teachers so that they can, in turn, best prepare the students for the future of work? Rachelle Dene Poth shares thoughts on how educators can prepare themselves for the future through continuous learning.

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