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The Future of Learning…

Students are the future, but what’s the future for students?

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To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world, we need to revolutionize what it means to learn. Education innovators like Dr. Sugata Mitra, visiting professor at MIT; Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy; and Dr. Catherine Lucey, Vice Dean of Education at UCSF, are redefining how we engage young minds for a creatively and technologically-advanced future. Which of these eduvators holds the key for unlocking the learning potential inside every student?

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The Future of Digital Journalism

There is a framed movie poster sitting on a radiator in my office almost directly across from my desk. I can’t help but see it every day, all the time. It’s an original “one-sheet” (creases and all) that was used in theaters to promote All the President’s Men, the tale of Watergate, Richard Nixon, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. I was a reporter for the University of Iowa student newspaper back then. It’s why I got into the news business — and probably why I’m still in it today.

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The Networking of Knowledge and Storytelling

“Western culture’s traditional system of knowledge is a stunning achievement,” says author and Harvard Internet scholar David Weinberger at the outset of this thought-provoking video. “It made us the dominant species on the planet.” But it was constructed as a series of stopping points: you asked a question, and you got an answer—on the page of a book or newspaper, say, or from an expert or a teacher. read more…

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