Rebecca Ventola

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Why Companies Need Corporate Futurists But Will Fire Them Anyway

<i>This post was cowritten with my colleague David Farber.</i><p>Not that long ago, it would have seemed strange for companies to send their employees into consumers’ homes to observe how they used products and tackled challenges. Now, corporate anthropologists and ethnographers – researchers trained to …

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Ford has an executive whose entire job is to predict the future

For nearly a decade, Sheryl Connelly has been Ford's manager of global consumer trends and futuring. "In this role, she tracks global consumer trends to aid in the discussion of long-term planning and strategy across the entire company, including design, product development, and corporate …

Technology in the Classroom: The School of the Future

Education is changing. Teachers no longer primarily lecture from the front of the class. Students don't fervently copy the instructor’s words down, …

The 11 Best Jobs for the Future

Shutterstock<p>With technological developments and workplace trends changing at an ever rapid pace, people considering their future career prospects can …

Top 20 most popular future jobs of 2030: Vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler, narrowcaster

In 2030, some of the most popular jobs could be vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler or narrowcaster, according to a new U.K. …

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9 Futuristic Jobs We Could See By 2030

With help from foresight strategists, CST took a look into the future to find the jobs that may be commonplace by the year 2030.<p>They examined macro and micro trends that "appear to be shaping the future," explains Martha Turner, a vice president at CST. "These trends include aging and demographic …

10 New Jobs People Will Have by the Year 2030

Source: Thinkstock<p>Today’s young people face the frustrating challenge of preparing for careers that may not even exist yet. Choosing a college major …

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Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future

The Classroom of the Future<p>The Physical Space<p>The days of classrooms where a teacher desk sits at the front of the classroom and students’ desks are …

Forget Custom Pies: Domino’s Wants Your Help Creating A New Pizza Delivery Vehicle

The pizza giant’s teaming with open source car company Local Motors for the Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Project. The goal: create a super flashy, …

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Max Greenfield On Being An Axe Auteur

The New Girl star writes, directs, and stars in the web series Finding Susan Glenn.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR7NTPwSMeE<p>Max Greenfield is best known for playing Schmidt, the womanizing—and often shirtless—roommate on Zooey Deschanel’s FOX sitcom <i>New Girl</i>, and Axe, the men’s personal-care …

What the Future of Learning Might Look Like

Education and learning could look radically different in the next few years. The education foundation KnowledgeWorks has released a forecast on the …

Linking Real-World Science to Schools

—Aaron Doering/Learning Technologies Media Lab<p>Cultural institutions, researchers, and “makers” are using technology to expand their connections with …

5.7.12 Technology in Education: How Will it Change the Game?

The History of Distance Learning [INFOGRAPHIC]

Most people probably do not know this, but distance learning has actually been around for quite some time. In the United States, the earliest …

A Map of Education Technology Through 2040 [#Infographic]

What will education look like in the future?<p>Considering that 10 years ago very few students carried smartphones, and tablets didn’t even exist, it’s …

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. That sounds like the title of a report …

Serious Games And The Future Of Education

Are serious games the classroom tool of the future? Is the future already here? The tablet classroom may have once been the stuff of science fiction, but modern developments in technology and brain science may have come together to create a massive change in the way we think about education.<p>“The …

10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education

Frog’s Fabio Sergio on how mobile devices will provide learning opportunities for people across age and income spectrums.<p>Smartphones and tablet computers are radically transforming how we access our shared knowledge sources by keeping us constantly connected to near-infinite volumes of raw data and …

How Will Paper Thin Display Screens Be Used in Education? | Emerging Education Technologies

This (soon to be) emerging technology holds interesting possibilities for academic applications.<p>Paper thin displays will be making their way into …

Edtech start-ups propel change in classroom technologies

Josie Gurney-Read speaks to Spongelab, ActivelyLearn and Diana Stepner from Pearson to find out how the edtech industry is developing<p>At the beginning of December, leading learning company, Pearson, brought to a close its first edtech accelerator programme launched in February 2013.<p>The initiative, …

How Opening Up Classroom Doors Can Push Education Forward

Opening one's classroom to public scrutiny isn’t an easy thing to do. “In order for us to get more people involved, some of us are going to have to …

How Flipped Classrooms Are Growing and Changing

A new survey shows the flipped classroom model is expanding and changing in K–12 classrooms, with 30 percent more teachers adopting the teaching …

Digital Games and the Future of Math Class: A Conversation With Keith Devlin

Keith Devlin<i>Part 8 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning.</i>Keith Devlin is a well-known mathematician and the author of many popular math books. …

New Technology Is Turning Education Upside Down

What was once the privilege of a few has become a middle-class entitlement, thanks mainly to government support. Some 3.5m Americans and 5m Europeans will graduate this summer.<p>In the emerging world universities are booming: China has added nearly 30m places in 20 years. Yet the business has changed …

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“Kids are actively doing rather than passively listening," says Jeff Gorman, Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Monroe Township, New Jersey, and …

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You Are Asking The Wrong Questions About Education Technology

Education technology is trendy. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read an article or have a conversation in which someone makes the familiar argument that “education is the one industry that hasn’t embraced the technologies of the 21st Century.” The world has changed–so the story goes–and while …

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