Monday, July 23

21st Century Skills:The Future of Technology and Education

Link to site (By Louis Loeffler)
"...Without 21st century skills, students are being prepared to succeed in yesterday's world?not tomorrow's. Schools must do more to keep pace with rapid technology, research, and societal changes. To ensure that students will be ready to thrive in today's knowledge-based, global society, three significant things need to occur:

  • The public must acknowledge 21st century skills as essential to the education of today's learner.
  • Schools must embrace new designs for learning based on emerging research about how people learn, effective uses of technology, and 21st century skills in the context of rigorous academic content.
  • Policymakers must base school accountability on assessments that measure both academic achievement and 21st century skills."

What a great site or presentation by Louis Loeffler discussing the 21st Century skills required to thrive in the Digital Age (e.g. inventive thinking, effective communication, high productivity), learning and the influence of technology. While you struggle through all the layers in this site (a bit messy), you will find all sorts of interesting content in regards to learning, skills, and technology. Great stuff Louis Loeffler! Thanks for sharing this presentation to the world !

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