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Today's world is constantly on the move. You think your eyes are showing you reality, when they are in fact showing you history. Living on the Future Edge takes a pragmatic look at the realities of today's digital landscape. It provides a detailed account of the global exponential trends that are vital to understanding our increasingly digital lives and offers both an exciting glimpse into the future and a compelling resource for educators wishing to understand more about the bold technological world that characterizes today's students.
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About the Author
Ian Jukes has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, consultant, university instructor, and keynote speaker. He is the director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international consulting group that provides leadership and program development in the areas of assessment and evaluation, strategic alignment, curriculum design and publication, professional development, planning, change management, hardware and software acquisition, information services, customized research, media services, and online training as well as conference keynotes and workshop presentations. Over the past 10 years, Jukes has worked with clients in more than 40 countries and made more than 7,000 presentations, typically speaking to between 300,000 and 350,000 people a year. His Committed Sardine Blog is read by more than 78,000 people in 75 countries.
Ted McCain is coordinator of instructional technology for Maple Ridge Secondary School in Vancouver, BC. He also has taught computer networking, graphic design, and desktop publishing for Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC. He is the author of six books on the future, effective teaching, educational technology, and graphic design. In 1997, McCain received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence for his work in developing a real-world technology curriculum that prepares students for employment in technology directly out of high school. For the past twenty years, McCain has done consulting work for businesses and school districts on effective teaching for the digital generation and the implementation of instructional technology. His clients have included Apple Computer, Microsoft, Aldus, and Toyota, as well as many school districts and educational associations in both the United States and Canada. He is passionate in his belief that schools must change so that they can effectively prepare students for the rest of their lives.
Table of Contents1. The Paradigm
2. Assessing Your Paradigm
3. Technology of Change
4. Mounting Paradigm Pressure
5. Living Life Like a Quarterback
6. Moore's Law
10. Disruptive Technology
11. Time for Education to Catch Up
12. Education in The Future
13. New Skills for a New World
14. New Roles for Educators
15. What Does the Future Hold?
16. Another Look at the Future
17. The Need for Vision