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Looking into the Future of Education, T&L 900

Instructors: John Moravec, Cristobal Cobo, Arthur Harkins & Tryggvi Thayer

Topics: Technology, Instructional Strategies & Teacher Inquiry
Audiences: Specialist/Counselors & K-12

This course explores our 21st century society's changing educational framework through the perspectives of respected futurists and public school educators. It discusses the history of technology in education and addresses the concepts of Augmented Reality (AR), "Knowmadic" learners, and the competencies and skills demanded by the shifting focus of today's workforce.

One-credit course expectations:

The learner's participation for one credit will be verified by:

  1. Completing the two categories of written assignments.
    1. At the end of each layer the learner will submit a few well written but concise remarks to address the layer's content.
    2. A one page summary reflection that is written upon completion of all of the modules incorporated in the selected UND course. End of Course Reflective Statement Requirements are provided. The final reflection must be sent as an attachment to the instructor of record at
  2. Checking the time stamp in the module indicating the amount of time the student spent studying the contents of the module.

Two-credit course expectations:

  1. The learner must complete one or more Authentic Practice Sets completing a minimum of 15 hours of additional work, beyond the requirements for the first credit, for a total of at least 30 hours for two credits.
    1. The additional 15 additional hours is focused on preparation of a portfolio exhibit that documents the design, implementation, and appraisal of an Authentic Practice Set applied to the content of the course.

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About Your Instructors

John Moravec John Moravec

John Moravec is a scholar on the future of work and education, a global speaker, editor of the Knowmad Society project, a co-director of the Invisible Learning Project, and, the founder of Education Futures LLC. Moravec's work is global, with engaged in research and collaborations in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He is the co-author of the book Invisible Learning (2011, University of Barcelona Press).

Cristobal Cobo Cristobal Cobo

Dr. Cristobal Cobo is a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. He coordinates research on open knowledge initiatives, emergent learning practices, and almetrics. He is a promoter of 21st century skills development and open access to information and knowledge. In addition to his work at Oxford, he speaks and advises schools, universities, and governments globally. You can connect with him on Twitter at @cristobalcobo.

Arthur Harkins Arthur Harkins

Arthur Harkins retired as an associate professor in Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development (OLPD) at the University of Minnesota. Within OLPD, he served as a faculty member in Comparative and International Development Education (CIDE), and an adjunct member of the Department of Sociology. With others, he co-developed a CIDE doctoral concentration in Global Youth Policy and Leadership in OLPD. With Dr. John Moravec, he developed an ongoing "Leapfrog Initiatives" (LFI) program within the University's College of Education and Human Development. He co-authored or co-edited five books, including Cultures of the Future with Dr. M. Maruyama, and, with Dr. George Kubik, StoryTech: A Personalized Guide to the 21st Century.

Tryggvi Thayer Tryggvi Thayer

Tryggvi Thayer is Icelandic and earned his PhD at the University of Minnesota in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development in the Comparative and International Development Education program. He has considerable international experience, having lived, studied and worked in Iceland, the United States, Greece, and Scotland. Thayer was a web developer for several years, working on a range of development projects in education and educational research. He was a seconded national expert at the European Union's Center for the Development of Vocational Education and Training (Cedefop) from 1998-2001, where he led web development projects and participated in working groups on training and the knowledge society. He has over 10 years of experience working with European Union transnational educational programs, such as Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, and the recent Lifelong Learning Program.

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