It was an absolute delight to participate in the Victoria Applied Learning Association (VALA) conference in June. Over two days, Mike Lloyd delivered the following workshops –
Thanks to Karen Dymke for the invite, conference organisers Helene Rooks, VALA CEO, and Don MacDowall, and Adrian Bertolini – CLWB partner for Australia.
Mike Lloyd’s keynote address at “Building Skills”, Athens. Thanks to all at the British Council, Microsoft and InEdu in Greece.
Mike would like to thank the British Council and Microsoft for the invitation to present at “Building Skills” in Athens on Friday 27 March, 2015. Slides from the presentation are here:
Here’s the main points –
DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE STUDENTS
- Computers are only going to get more powerful … and will have an ever-bigger impact on jobs, skills, and the economy.
- We are in the early throes of a Great Restructuring.
- Our technologies are racing ahead but many of our skills and organizations are lagging behind.
Race Against The Machine – Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, October 2011 47% of today’s jobs could be automated in the next two decades. (Oxford University)
- Bridges the arts, science, technology & business in Circular Economy innovation
- Visualization, development, and realization of ideas
- Requires amplified creativity and intelligence
- Digital Making
- Mastering Data
- Digital Leadership
- Connecting Technologies
Schools need to be changed, to foster the creativity that humans will need to set them apart from computers. (Economist)
- Internet of Learning Things
- Innovation Studios