The Vital Role of Culture in Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When properly aligned with personal values, drives, and needs, culture can unleash tremendous amounts of energy toward a shared purpose and foster an organization’s capacity to thrive.”. Attributes of Culture. Cultural Styles. Levers for Evolving Culture.

Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their feelings about the future differed by educational level. 71% of Americans with a college education or more said that they have the right skills to succeed in the 21st century, compared to 42% of those with a high school education or less.

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Education, Work and US Leadership in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ll focus my discussions on two in particular: Technology and Work; and Education, Training, and the Labor Market. While many new jobs will be created, the higher-paying ones will require greater levels of education and training. Education, Training and the Labor Market.

The Vital Role of Culture in Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When properly aligned with personal values, drives, and needs, culture can unleash tremendous amounts of energy toward a shared purpose and foster an organization’s capacity to thrive.”. Attributes of Culture. Cultural Styles. Levers for Evolving Culture.

Changing Cultures in Higher Education

Jay Cross

Last week I received a nice surprise in the mail, Changing Cultures in Higher Education (Ulf Daniel Ehlers and Dirk Schneckberg eds.) The message is cool: More and more educational scenarios and learning landscapes are developed using blogs, wikis, podcasts and e-portfolios.

The Growing Value of a Dual-Track Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I read a very interesting article in The Chronicle of Higher Education , - Why Colleges Need to Embrace the Apprenticeship. Lots has been written about the critical importance of a good education in our knowledge-based digital economy.

Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year the communications firm Burson-Marsteller along with research firm PSB interviewed 1,500 Americans from all walks of life to shed light on their feelings about the current state of the economy and their expectations for the future. “Americans are concerned about the present, but optimistic about the future,” was the survey ’s overriding finding. “ However, opinions about the economy and the future are somewhat driven by education level.”.

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The True Value of a Good Education: Adaptability to a Changing Environment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond STEM, 10% of 2017 PhDs were in the Humanities and Arts, 9% in Education, and 5% in various other disciplines. Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows the value of a PhD education. It typically takes 7 to 9 years to get a PhD, - often longer in the humanities and education. In 1986 US federal laws prohibited mandatory age retirements in higher education, so t enured professors have been staying in their jobs for a longer number of years.

Future of Education 2020 Summit

Jay Cross

At a Stanford education conference this morning, speakers made presentation after presentation without once involving the audience, not even asking for questions. I didn’t mention my suspicion that STEM dumbs down education.

OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

If in doubt, blame the culture seems to be a golden rule in consultancy and management alike. It's a form of aversion therapy really, change now or we'll put you through a re-education programme. A classic distinction in anthropology is between ideation and rule base cultures.

Innovation in Higher Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A glance at the latest US employment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals sharp differences in unemployment rates by educational attainment : college degree or higher: 4.3%; associate degree or some college: 8.2%; high school graduates, no college: 9.6%; and no high school diploma: 14.3%. Just about every such study points to a similar trend : for the foreseeable future, the US economy will need better educated workers with specific skill requirements.

Reflections on the Education of Applied Data Scientists

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

CUSP is one of three new research and educational institutions created by Applied Science NYC , an initiative launched by mayor Michael Bloomberg in December of 2010 to significantly enhance NY City’s competitiveness and job creation in the applied sciences and engineering.

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2014 Education + Sydney ALERT

Dave Snowden

A core part of Cognitive Edge's mission/business is education and our courses have developed over the years in a messily coherent way. I nearly a decade of existence we have built a software and education business on the back of revenue without VC investment.

What’s the Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Our 21st Century Digital Economy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few years ago, I came across a very interesting article about the efforts of Roger Martin to transform business education. Similarly, in a 2006 report , the National Academy of Engineering called for reforming engineering education. “New

Keep democracy in education

Harold Jarche

I liken our dominant educational structure as the offspring of a shotgun wedding between industrialists who needed literate workers to operate their machinery, and progressives who wanted to lift up the common person from poverty and drudgery.

Education, Work and US Leadership in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ll focus my discussions on two in particular: Technology and Work; and Education, Training, and the Labor Market. While many new jobs will be created, the higher-paying ones will require greater levels of education and training. Education, Training and the Labor Market. More Americans will need to complete postsecondary education. The US responded by expanding public high school education and state universities.

The Economic and Cultural Polarization of America

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For most of our nation’s history, whatever the inequality in wealth between the richest and poorest citizens, we maintained a cultural equality known nowhere else in the world - for whites, anyway.” There was a common civic culture, - the American way of life , - “that swept an extremely large proportion of Americans of all classes into its embrace. You might say the country has bifurcated into different social tribes, with a tenuous common culture linking them.”

Our education system stumbles into the future

Harold Jarche

It’s back to school time and education issues come to the fore with a provincial election in a few weeks. According to a local professor, the New Brunswick education system is too centralized , but it’s not just education. education as a quest for truth (Plato).

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Q&A With The Authors of A New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

The economic future of the country depends on how well we educate our children. Just as in management, we need to make a fundamental shift from push to pull, so in education, the book shows why we need to make a shift from teaching to learning and how to go about it. By STEVE DENNING.

Economists and Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It will be interesting to see if the idea of ''Open Education'' becomes linked to the idea of ''Free Trade'' ". Or even the idea that ''education'' is a commodity that ought to be produced and protected and bought and sold as though it were property? Indeed, instead of asking how economists should consider campus course import and export policies, wouldn''t it be more relevant to question why economists have any influence on education, articulation or matriculation policy at all?

US education: a grave failure of national management & character

Steve Denning

Studies show that US education also puts the future in peril. Per student, the US now spends more than all but three other countries—Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Norway—on elementary and secondary education, but with poor results.

The Gen Z Learning Journey From Higher Education To The Workplace

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a presentation: The Gen Z Learning Journey From Higher Education To The Workplace Giselle Kovary, M.A., They know they need to be adaptable, be a great team player, and be a part of the cultural fit of that organization right away.

Education and Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Professor Larson is a pioneer in applying technology, science and engineering to a wide variety of problems in services industries, from technology-enabled education to urban service systems. One such problem is education. Dick just published an op-ed article, Education: Our Most Important Service Sector in Service Science , a relatively new online journal focusing on state-of-the-art research and development in service sciences and related areas. to include education.

Montessori Is An Example Of The New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

I reported a few days ago on a conversation with the authors , Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown, of the wonderful new book, A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. Education education learning Montessori

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: How education is.

Steve Denning

Main | Reinventing management Part 6: From command to conversation » January 27, 2011 How education is infected by bureaucracy: We need a new culture of learning President Obama's call in the State of the Union address for young people to enter the teaching profession was noble, but hollow.

Role for Educators in MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My comments to the Networked Learning Conference 'hot seat' on the role of educators in MOOCs. Read the full discussion here. # # # At the risk of self-reference, I'd like to contribute to this discussion by pointing to something I wrote on the role of the educator a few years ago - The Role of the Educator - which was based on a few talks, including We Don't Need No Educator.

Knowledge, Education, and the Role of Teachers

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

From your perspective, how do you see changes the modern society undergoes, especially in the field of education? In a fundamental way, this changes how we should view education. In the pre-digital era, the dominant metaphor for education was transmission. You see this even in prevalent pre-digital distance education theory. It is the model of the educator, or of the education system, as authority, and of students or learners as passive recipients of content.

WISE Panel: Can MOOCs democratize higher education?

George Siemens

The recording from the Can MOOCs democratize higher education? The concern of waning teacher influence is not only a result of technology – it is also due to the prominence of networks and participatory culture. panel at WISE is available here. Donald Clark shares his experience of the event as a whole , including our panel. One interesting take away from WISE13 was how much people still want a teacher.

Governance and Pragmatism: Moving Beyond “The Culture of No”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround ,” former IBM Chairman and CEO Lou Gerstner wrote about the bureaucratic culture that contributed greatly to the near-death experience IBM went through in the early 1990s. Lou called it A Culture of “No.”. “I I think the aspect of IBM’s culture that was the most remarkable to me was the ability of any individual, any team, any division to block agreement or action. Healthcare, education and immigration require major reforms.

Re-reading A New Culture of Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A New Culture of Learning by John Seely Brown and Doug Thomas. In the new culture of learning, people learn through their interaction and participation with one another in fluid relationships that are the result of shared interests and opportunity.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. When we look at education, it isn''t really just about education. A: Education in Canada is a provincial responsibilities.

A Distributed Content Addressable Network for Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We introduce Content Addressable Resources for Education (CARE) as a method for addressing issues of scale, access, management and distribution that currently exist for open educational resources (OER) as they are currently developed in higher education. The philosophy of ‘open’ that characterized the early internet was also reflected in the concept of open education. UNESCO Promotes New Initiative for Free Educational Resources on the Internet.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Lewis Gordan MacKay Professor of Computer Science Harvard University (MA) The hydraulic model of education - There is all kinds of human knowledge, and there are brains, and the process of education is to dump the contents of the books into the brains - Universities are a kind of vessel you can use to tansfer the knowledge into the brains.

Culture and Design: Collective Versus Individual Progress

Adaptive Path

This collection of observations has made me realize just how deeply culture and cultural differences impact the practice of design. Culture of collective progress versus culture of individual progress. Culture of rhetoric versus culture of making.

Culture And Design: Legacy Versus From Scratch

Adaptive Path

This collection of observations has made me realize just how deeply culture and cultural differences impact the practice of design. Culture and Design" is the overall theme I have chosen to write about in a series of posts covering the following topics: Culture of legacy and preservation versus culture from scratch. Culture of collective progress versus culture of individual progress. Culture of rhetoric versus culture of making.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing education.

Steve Denning

A root cause of the crisis is the application of the factory model of management to education, where everything is arranged for the scalability and efficiency of “the system”, to which the students, the teachers and the parents have to adjust.

Reviewing "A New Culture of Learning"

John Hagel

We all have the uncomfortable feeling that the education we received is serving us less and less well. The reassuring notion that the concentrated dose of education in our younger years would serve us well for the rest of lives appears increasingly suspect.  Education and Learning. Let’s start with education vs. learning.  We believe that this new culture of learning can augment learning in nearly every facet of education and every stage of life.

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Innovation and National Security in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The reasons, include decreased federal funding of R&D; a lack of strong education initiatives at home; immigration barriers that make it hard to attract and retain talented foreign students and workers; and trade policies that are alienating previous friends, allies and collaborators.

Improving Canadian Postsecondary Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We can read about 'five ideas to reform post-secondary education in Canada in a University Affairs article by columnist Léo Charbonneau. A National Strategy Every time the subject of education reform in Canada comes up someone calls for a national strategy. Making Teaching Central This is another one of those things that comes up every time someone raises the subject of post-secondary education reform in Canada. But education is a long term phenomenon.

Fabulous RSA Video: Radically rethinking education by Ken Robinson

Steve Denning

Inspiring VIDEO: patient-driven care » January 20, 2011 Fabulous RSA Video: Radically rethinking education by Ken Robinson In this 12 minute video, Ken Robinson gives a terrific talk on radically rethinking education on RSA Animate.

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Managing across Borders and Cultures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its mission is succinctly captured in its tag line: Managing across borders and cultures. We prepare individuals and institutions to learn, work and communicate across borders and cultures. First, I strongly believe that we must re-invent management education to better prepare future managers for the complex, unpredictable, global reality they will encounter. Tags: Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Education: Understanding.

Steve Denning

An antidote from John Hagel » January 10, 2011 Education: Understanding the crisis in the humanities in the UK In 2009, I spent a term as a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University in the UK.