I have three items: (1) notes on a recent example of the interaction of universities and private educational companies and the increasing commercialisation of higher education; (2) one tweet on effective online teaching and learning design; and (3) one link to JISC’s collection of future scenarios for higher education. Commercialising higher education Coventry University is … Read more
I’ve been looking at the SITRA studies on Perspectives on new work: exploring emerging conceptualisations edited by Esko Kilpi which includes lots of different perspectives on learning and the future of work and is a really interesting read The study explores learning and work in the knowledge-based or weightless economy and knowledge work where such work is understood as … Read more
I came across this presentation on transmedia storytelling around scenario planning activities. The importance of storytelling is important here as this is how you should recognise, acknowledge and re-interpret the unfolding of a possible scenario in reality. The scenario is a hyper-real possible future and will be re-interpreted as reality (without the hyper): Story, Sci-Fi … Read more
This post from Neil Usher (@workessence) sums up nicely the dilemmas presented in the future of work discourses: The future of work: it’s going to be dispersed flexible agile dexterous and very bendy and driven by presence-mimicking technology and sophisticated collaborative tools replicating our everyday functionality that mean we don’t have to be in the office at all … Read more
Happy New Year! Predictions are a great way to start the year and so eLearning Magazine offers its’ predictions here. Enjoy!