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Being Human in a Digital Age

I’m exploring what it means to be human in a digital age and what role universities play in developing learners for this experience. Against the backdrop of everything is changing, we aren’t paying enough attention to what we are becoming. The Becoming is the central role of education in a machine learning, artificial intelligence era. It’s great to see people like Michael Wesch exploring the formative aspect of education. Randy Bass’s work on Formation by Design is also notable and important.

I spent a few weeks in Brisbane recently working with the Faculty of Health on digital learning and how to prepare the higher education system for this new reality. On my final presentation, I focused on the needs of learners in this environment and what we need to focus on to help develop their capabilities to be adaptive and respond to continual changes. Slides are below.

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  1. Very interesting! Love the presentation slides. Have you seen CGP Grey’s video on his thoughts on the future of education regarding tech? It reminds me of what you are discussing in your post. Feel free to check it out! https://youtu.be/7vsCAM17O-M

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