Generations Y and Z face a myriad of future career possibilities, in an age of desktop fabrication, robots, and nano-technology. In a fast changing digital age, how do we prepare them for jobs that haven't been invented yet? How do we support our future Designers, Knowledge Traders, Power Searchers and Webtop workers? How do we support their individual learning styles, nurture creativity and facilitate innovators? How do we create effective knowledge flows across generations, countries and cultures?
Managing Directrix of Mohawk Media.
Gifted aged 3, Early promise, Reading, talking, eidetic memory, Slowed dramatically, Wrong environment, Moved to Special Needs Primary, Trinity Primary School, Hereford, UK, Supportive, nurturing, PC lab in heart, Different abilities - not Disability
Access to NAGC UK 10 to 16, UK programme, Summer Activities - Birmingham University, Mixed Ages, Arts, Science & Technologies, "try before you study"
Hereford Cathedral School, UK, Won Music Scholarship & Bursary. Aged 11, School was Founded 8th Century, Broad foundation of knowledge
ISCO Tests Aged 15, Knowledge & Skills kept wide, Learned How I learn, Mapped against Alumni, Clear Pathways to Careers
Hereford Sixth Form College, Campus shared with Art & Technical Colleges, Cross college pollination, Academia, Arts & Design, Science & Engineering, Commerce & Apprenticeships, Accessibility through IT, National College for Blind nearby
1991: Moved to Bristol UK - Work & Study, P/T Study, HNC Business & Finance, Filton College, CAM Diploma, Bristol Business School (no exams), Modular Approach, Just In Time Knowledge, Bristol Cyberskills, F/T at Bank, Bank, PCs introduced, Pertemps, Recruitment Consultant, Pertemps, Recruitment Consultant, Temps with Degrees, Era of 'Downsizing', Knowledge Lost, Need for KM Industry
93 Special Publications, Venue Magazine, Macs for design
94 - 97: Started own business, The Herbal Highway Ltd. Aged 21., Mailorder then website selling herbal products internationally, Pre-ecommerce, credit cards & shopping carts, More demand for Internet training
97 - 00 Internet Trainer:, Training Manager for ISP, Wrote & delivered Website Workshops, Individuals, Corporates, Schools, Tertiary, CIT Certificate in Global Communications, Cambridge Accredited, Authored "All you need to know about the Internet", Interactive Training CD, JV Industry & Academia, Digital Cognition -1998, P/T Lecturer at the University of West of England, Aged 25. No degree in Internet skills then., Radio / TV Internet Commentator, BBC Radio Bristol etc.
00 -01 eCommunities Producer, Communities of Practice, Just4 Teachers, Just4 Nurses, Circle.com - International Web Agency
01 - 03 Editor / Community Manager UK/NZ, KnowledgeBoard.com, Award winning community for Knowledge & Innovation, Built by European Commission & Sift Bristol, Teleworked managing 60 editors remotely from NZ
03 - Present NZ, 03 TMet Recordings, New Zealand's first digital dance label, 04 Mohawk Media, Celebrating art, science and emerging technologies, 05 - 06 Business Studies Tutor, Natcoll Design School, NZ, Graduate Diploma in Digital Media Course, Wrote course materials & lectured at Auckland Campus, 05 - Futurist / Columnist / Strategist, Radio NZ, National, Virtual World, TVNZ News, The Geek Squad
Creativity + Science + Technology = Renaissance 2.0
WANTED: Creative Thinkers & Innovators
New Zealand is full of them!
"New Leonardos", NESTA UK
Learning over Earning
Facilitation not Education
Best person for Job, Age independent
Let Generation Y & Z teach YOU
Tech Angels, Tech Crew & Tech Execs, Wellington Girls College, Mentoring Angels
Digital Opportunities Projects, NZ
BOSE suspension + Latop Batteries = cars of future
1. Teach can do, will try attitude. Generation Why? 2. Provide multidisiplinary foundation 3. Provide Pathways, and knowledge trails 4. Provide Tools & Spaces 5. Stand Well Back and Facilitate
Work + Play = Lifelong Learning
Mary Chamberlain, overseeing the project for the Education Ministry, says that although people are "rattled" by the changes, "there's no use (students) being little knowledge banks walking around on legs. "We've got computers, we don't need people walking around with them in their heads... People just have to get used to that."
Language, Arithmetic, Geography, Culture, Arts, Music, History, Science, Lifeskills.
Context is Important
Avoid early specialism
Theoretical, Practical, Social Skills & Understanding
The Einstein Approach
know where the knowledge is
Saves your processor & harddrive space
Mixed Ages, Cross Displinary, Individual Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences
Larry & Sergei - Google co-founders
Re-think the use of Physical Space, Delivery Methods & Time
Centres for Academic Excellence
Design Schools 2.0
Schools of Ambition
New Learning Interfaces - Wii Physics
Second Life Training Academies
TED Talks, Technology, Entertainment & Design, Ideas Worth Spreading, Eva Vertes - Aged 19, TED Under 30, Alzheimers Breakthough Aged 14, Princeton - Cancer Stem Cells Research, Sir Ken Robinson
Online Text Books, Cafescribe
Open Source Science, MyExperiment.org
Teachertube, "I don't have ADHD - I'm just not listening, Pay Attention
Online Learning Resources
MIT Online Courses
Open Source Science - MyExperiment.org
Online textbooks, Cafescribe
Collaborative Tools, Wikis, Ed Research Wikis, Free Thinking LOOP, Shared Docs, Open Peer Review, Online Meetings, Audio / Text, Project Management, Re-use Material - Iterative, Podcasts, Blogs + Comments
"Don't expect me to go into school every day"
Study with the same tools as the workplace.
Claytronic & Catoms - Programmable Matter
Robots & Nano-technology
Coming soon...the Fab Lab Revolution, Ponoko.com
Accountants need to become Strategists. Teachers - Facilitators.
Strategy / Teamwork
Transparent, Open Natives
v Controlling Digital Colonists
Mindmaps v Documentation
Short-term Contracts v Jobs
Manage the learning - not the students
Re-thinking how to Teach Teachers
Brand of One
Pathways & Markets
The MsBehaviour Files, Designer Re-Fashion, Indie TV, Indie Authors, Indie Music, Space, Mindmaps, Time, Comics, Information Aesthetics, A Creative's Toolkit
A collection of Web 2.0 links with a focus on Work 2.0
Resources for NZ Media Studies Teachers.
Mindmaps, Space, Time, A Creative's Toolkit, Comics
Wiki with podcasts and workshop notes from the Wellington Loop Project day (NZ) 03/08/07
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