The Future of Skills 2030

Key findings Around one-tenth of the workforce are in occupations that are likely to grow as a percentage of the workforce and round one-fifth are in occupations that will likely shrink. Education, healthcare, and wider public sector occupations are likely to grow while some low-skilled jobs, in fields like construction and agriculture, are less likely…

Thoughts About The Future of A.I.

Gerd Leonhard is a European futurist, speaker and author who specializes in the debate between humanity and technology. Below are some of his thoughts regarding the future of A.I.   John Giannandrea, the newly appointed chief to run Apple’s “machine learning and A.I. strategy,” has stated on the debate over whether humanity should be worried about…

Education Select Committee asks & Robot answers

“A robot has appeared before the Education Select Committee to tell MPs about the role of technology in classrooms. Pepper’s evidence on Tuesday was the first time a robot has answered questions at a committee. The robot is part of an international research project developing the world’s first culturally aware robots aimed at assisting with…

The struggle with online learning

“A new study of 1,000 United Kingdom university students has revealed that, on average, students miss 10 hours of classes a month, yet UK universities are struggling to keep up with the remote study trend, which has taken off in the workplace to adapt to modern lifestyles. The survey conducted by OnePulse for Owl Labs,…

Six ways that tablets can really transform teaching

“Over the past five years, we have been conducting an international research project evaluating a series of educational apps developed by the British charity onebillion…These interactive apps are designed specifically to support early years numeracy and literacy skills…They are available in different languages and enable children to learn independently and at their own pace…There is even an “in-app”…

New technology to spearhead classroom revolution – Damian Hinds

  “I’ve been fortunate enough to see technology being used in revolutionary ways. Students are able to explore the rainforest, steer virtual ships or programme robots from their classroom, while teachers are able to access training, share best practice with colleagues and update parents on a pupil’s progress without being taken away from their main…

Edtech50 – Celebrating Technology in Education – Peter O’Rourke

“Edtech50 takes a broad view of technology products, services, projects, and people. This is exciting, because in a world where co-creation is fundamentally key to achieving success in a digital-driven world, Edtech50 offers an opportunity to celebrate not just creators of the technology, but also those using and applying the technology to best effect.”   …