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The future of work will bring new challenges and cause us to shift how we think about jobs and employability—so what does this mean for teaching and learning? In our exploration of the #FutureOfWork, sponsored by eduInnovation and powered by Getting Smart, we dive into what's happening, what's coming and how schools might prepare. For more, follow #FutureOfWork and visit our Future of Work page.


Build Skills for 2030 Now With These Ideas

By: Rachelle Dene Poth. It is vital to stay informed of emerging trends. These future of learning ideas can help you stay informed and build the skills needed in 2030.

The Future of Work Fits Some Employees and Students to a ‘T’

Employees with T-shaped skill sets are in demand. Schools and colleges can evolve instructional practices and course design to help graduates develop T-shaped skill sets.

AI in Society: Narrowing the Gap Between Man and Machine

In recent years artificial intelligence has increasingly become the norm, however, guidance and technology management are key to ensure it is used for the right purposes.

Artificial Intelligence: Preparing Students for the Future with AI

Over this summer, I’ve noticed an even greater focus on the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it might impact education and work in the future. After attending ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia, several edtech startups caught my attention because of the mention of AI. After doing some research, I came across a few other…

You Can’t Spell Humanities Without Human

Remember working on book reports? Reading approximately 150-200 pages and praying to encounter another student’s previous annotations; anything to indicate what is important: a theme, an essential detail, anything. This level of comprehension and these sifting skills undulate and change through life, eventually manifesting in countless ways—a proclivity for storytelling, or a data interpreter. The…

Education in the Age of Agility

Driven by the rise of AI, automation, and big data, the Age of Agility Alliance brings attention to education through supporting the development of agile learners, educators and systems.

How Will Work Change in the Coming Decades? A Pittsburgh Case Study

According to the report “Still Hiring Humans: The Future of Work in Pittsburgh and Beyond,” workers of the future might change jobs as many as 15 times in their lifetimes. What should schools, employers, and communities focus on to prepare students for the future of work? Analyzing the report through the lens of an educator, Jamie Back summarizes her top takeaways.

Leadership and Design Skills Chart the Future of Work

By Emily Liebtag and Tom Vander Ark. Taliq Tillman (above) is an outspoken sophomore at an Ivy League college and the co-founder of Diversity Talks, a nonprofit that gives voice to marginalized students. Tillman described to an audience at the University of Pennsylvania how traditional education—including the best known colleges—often marginalizes students of color like him…

Preparing Young People for Tomorrow’s World of Work Today

By: Cate Swinburn. The growth of automation and AI is changing the job market but Cate is optimistic about the experiences young adults can have to prepare them for the workforce.

Does College Still Pay? Seven New Rules for Making a Good College Choice

In the last post of this series, Tom Vander Ark and the Getting Smart team identify seven new rules for choosing college (or not).