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What should students learn in the 21st century?

What should students learn in the 21st century?
By Charles FadelFounder & chairman, Center for Curriculum Redesign Vice-chair of the Education committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)Visiting scholar, Harvard GSE, MIT ESG/IAP and Wharton/Penn CLO It has become clear that teaching skills requires answering “What should students learn in the 21st century?” on a deep and broad basis. Teachers need to have the time and flexibility to develop knowledge, skills, and character, while also considering the meta-layer/fourth dimension that includes learning how to learn, interdisciplinarity, and personalisation. Adapting to 21st century needs means revisiting each dimension and how they interact: Knowledge - relevance required: Students’ lack of motivation, and often disengagement, reflects the inability of education systems to connect content to real-world experience. Related:  Digital Literacies

The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet | Magazine Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting. Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. And Michael Wolff explains why the new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising (and profitable) pastures. Who’s to Blame: Us As much as we love the open, unfettered Web, we’re abandoning it for simpler, sleeker services that just work. by Chris Anderson You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad — that’s one app. You’ve spent the day on the Internet — but not on the Web. This is not a trivial distinction. A decade ago, the ascent of the Web browser as the center of the computing world appeared inevitable. But there has always been an alternative path, one that saw the Web as a worthy tool but not the whole toolkit. “Sure, we’ll always have Web pages. Who’s to Blame: Them Chaos isn’t a business model.

ICT Digital Literacy Learning digital literacy skills to enhance employability | NHS local Published Tue, 2011-10-18 11:58; updated 1 year ago. Within health and social care sector there is a constantly changing landscape in terms of practice and professional employment. As a result Coventry University has been looking at ways of equipping students for the jobs market. It believed it was important to not only facilitate students' confidence in themselves as occupational therapists but also to provide them with skills to enhance their unique selling points. It combined critical reflection of students' career stories with enhancing their digital literacy skillsusing digital storytelling software. Coventry University concieved this module using expertise from the Institute of Entrepreneurship, the Department of Leadership and Management, IT Services and the faculty based Learning Technology team. This downloadable resource - Digital story telling to enhance occupational therapy students employability - provides information on this module and includes details of the lead.

Search me: online reputation management | Technology A few weeks ago, I Googled a pub to find out where it was. I clicked on the map that came up, for a larger view of the surrounding area. To the left of the map, under the pub's address and phone number, was a single quotation from a customer. "I had to wait 40 minutes for my chips!" it said. The pub, which is part of a large chain, clearly had a problem: a bad review – a complaint, really – was the first thing that greeted potential customers, some of whom, like me, only wanted directions. This 21st-century problem now has its own solution: online reputation management. However, the future of online reputation management seems to lie not just with rescuing brands, but with individuals. So that's exactly what I've done. The idea of offering online reputation management was first presented to Wadsworth, a digital marketing consultant, 18 months ago by a client, a financial services company whose name brought up "four or five different bad blogs" when people searched for it. I have.

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'El Chapo': Drug boss's son accidentally reveals fugitive's location on Twitter - Americas - World - The Independent Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar tweeted a photo of himself and his father eating at a restaurant, but seemed to forget about Twitter’s location function which automatically tags where an image is taken. Guzman’s 29-year-old son, who regularly writes about his father on social media, posted the picture on Monday with the caption “August here, you already know with whom”. The image shows Salazar eating at a table with two other men who have their faces obscured by cartoon emoticons; however the figure on Salazar’s left bears a strong resemblance to the infamous drug lord. The tweet which clearly shows the location has been retweeted and favourited nearly 1,500 times. Costa Rica’s Judicial Police have announced that they are investigating the Twitter post, according to local media. However, the post remains the first piece of evidence to suggest that Guzman is in the country. The Mexican authorities have offered a $3.8 million reward for his recapture.

As a teacher I struggle with teaching the meta layer, especially when it comes to transferring their learning to other areas. This past year, I’ve been connecting their learning for them but that’s me just telling them. I want them to apply it. by kimberlyng Jun 5

This is an interesting blog post about the areas of managing as a 21st Century learner - knowledge, skills, behaviour (character) and meta-layer. Read the post to explore these four areas. by janeschmude Apr 25

Yes its great. THe notion of teaching or developing character in Higher Ed is interesting isnt it. And the meta layer is full of lots of different things that may need teasing out. by susie_mac Aug 22

I like the breakdown into 4 areas: knowledge, skills, behaviour and "meta-layer". kp by krispaterson Aug 22