Monday, June 15, 2009

Drilling Down on the 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning

I'm really grateful to Knowledgeworks for helping to sponsor the Future of Education interview series the past several months. Part of the goal was to create an audience for discussing their newly-released 2020 Forecast, which is an amazing document.

This past Friday, I spent a couple of hours with Barbara Diamond, Katherine Prince, and Jesse Moyer from Knowledgeworks "drilling down" on the Forecast, which we did in Elluminate and recorded straight through. This was one of the most productive and rewarding projects I have done in a long time, and I think may become a pattern for me for future activities of this kind. The 2020 Forecast is a rich and thoughtful look at the forces that are likely to affect education over the next 10+ years, with the end goal of helping to facilitate the creation of transformative solutions for the future. That being said, the document is so densely packed with good insight that it may be daunting to open and study on one's own. Ergo, our video!

I like to think that this is the equivalent of the director's commentary on a DVD. We tried to create the same kind of experience--for you to hear stories and insights from those who helped to shape the Forecast. I've spent almost six months paying attention to this work, and I learned a lot while doing this recording. This is well-worth your time, and I hope you'll give it a listen.

Drill-down on KnowledgeWorks Foundation 2020 Forecast from Steve Hargadon on Vimeo.

Links for following along:
http://www.futureofed.org/
http://www.futureofed.org/driver/altered-bodies.aspx
http://www.futureofed.org/trend/Cognitive-Modification.aspx
http://www.futureofed.org/forecast/
http://www.futureofed.org/driver/amplified-organization.aspx
http://www.futureofed.org/trend/Transliteracy.aspx
http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/
http://www.futureofed.org/driver/a-new-civic-discourse.aspx
http://www.kwfdn.org/map
http://www.futureofed.org/trend/Personal-Learning-Ecologies.aspx
http://www.futureofed.org/driver/pattern-recognition.aspx
http://www.futureofed.org/trend/Personal-Metrics.aspx
http://www.futureofed.org/forecast/
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