If you think our future will require better schools, you're wrong.
The future of education calls for entirely new kinds of learning environments.
If you think we will need better teachers, you're wrong.
Tomorrow’s learners will need guides who take on fundamentally different roles.
As every dimension of our world evolves so rapidly, the education challenges of
tomorrow will require solutions that go far beyond today’s answers.
Browse this website to explore the forces shaping our world. »
Work with us to explore your organization’s role in creating the future of learning. »
Your movements in the world create new kinds of data. How will you make sense of
Your community will have the tools and know-how to produce custom goods. What will
Your sense of community and your own identity are changing in a global society.
How will you shape our shared world?
Systems will suffer from increasing shocks. How can you transform them to be more
Your organization will be amplified by a new generation of connected, innovative
people. Will you be able to do more, better?
You can alter your mind and body in ways you never imagined. Will you still be you?
Experimenting at the intersection of environment and performance
Advances in neuroscience are revealing […]
An extremely visible world demands new sensemaking
Information proliferation will continue, exacerbating […]
Review of author, Elinor Ostrom’s book, Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective […]
Extended human capacity remakes the organization
Digital natives and technologies of cooperation […]
This article describes the economic class rift between neighborhoods in California’s Bay area cities […]
Recently, two of my colleagues, Jillian Darwish and Katherine Prince, attended an event hosted by the Institute for the Future (IFTF) to unveil their most recent Ten-Year Forecast […]
Ohio Connections Academy is a tuition-free public eSchool that gives students the flexibility to learn at home while meeting state standards. Accredited by the North Central Association […]
KnowledgeWorks Foundation and the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) have published Amplified Policymaking, a brief that examines the policy implications for two of the forecast's six drivers of change: Pattern Recognition and Amplified Organization.
The brief explores the new skills required to handle the ubiquity and transparency of data, along with the implications for using those skills to extend individual and organizational capacity. By amplifying their own skills, opening up their policymaking to a more collaborative process, and creating conditions that enable innovation, policymakers can become “superheroes” who help create a future of learning that benefits all students.
Read about the forces of change affecting the future of learning and explore how to make the most of our 2020 Forecast in your organization in this October 2009 issue of The Learning System newsletter published by the National Staff Development Council and sponsored by our Institute for Creative Collaboration.
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