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2030 and Beyond…Will We Really Be Able to Still Compete?

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The term cultural competence has been used for decades to try and get business and education to think differently about the changing world. Yet, the term cultural competence is often limited to understanding another person’s culture but not changing anything about our own practices as a result of this understanding.  In response to this concern, several researchers began to use the term global competence instead.

Why Social Studies is Becoming AI Studies

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We’ve all witnessed how artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping lives and changing the world. AI is not a tech issue, it’s a social studies issue and it’s time to start bringing youth into the conversation and preparing them for the future of work.

Education When Careers Are More Like Rock Climbing Than Ladders

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While at a recent conference, Tom attended a session where co-author of "The Second Machine Age," Andrew McAfee, discussed how "careers are looking more like rock climbing than ladder climbing in an economy."

The Coming Social Economy

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In this post, Tom Vander Ark explores the coming social economy and explains how it will be built on the traits that make us uniquely human—care, consideration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Rethinking the College Pipeline: Leading University Gains Youth Badging Platform

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Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and LRNG recently announced they're merging to "build a learning and workforce solution for cities and employers across the U.S." In this post, Tom explores what this means for the future of learning and work.

Business Schools and the Problem-Solving Skills Gap

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By: Corey Phelps, Ph.D. Research on complex problem-solving shows it doesn’t come naturally for most people. Numerous cognitive biases trip us up. To overcome these biases and become better problem-solvers, we must be taught how to do it well.

New Merger Brings Learning and Workforce Solution for Cities Across the U.S.

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Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and LRNG merge to deploy innovative community-based education strategy in cities across the U.S. Discover what that means for the future of learning and work.

Three Shifts as Big as Print to Digital

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We just lived through the biggest shift in learning since the printing press—a 25-year shift from print to digital. As Tom explains, that set the stage for three shifts that will change what and how people learn.

A Moonshot to Address Wage Stagnation

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Maria Flynn, president and CEO of JFF, recently caught up with Tom Kalil, chief innovation officer of Schmidt Futures and former deputy director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, to talk about the $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge, a moonshot to address wage stagnation.

Students Learn Project Management From HQPBL Experiences

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The future of work will require that individuals are prepared to manage a multitude of project. The PMI Educational Foundation believes in the power of project-management. Here’s how they’re supporting educators and students in learning effective project-management through PBL lessons and how teachers are integrating project management skills into their practice.