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ERIC Number: ED544627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Amplified Policymaking
Prince, Katherine; Woempner, Carolyn
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
This brief examines the policy implications of two drivers of change presented in the "2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning"-- Pattern Recognition and Amplified Organization. These drivers point toward a series of cultural shifts and illuminate how we are developing new ways of organizing, constructing, and managing knowledge. They describe a world in which we will increasingly collaborate, improvise, and work together to assemble meaning from vast arrays of data while also creating new learning experiences combining physical and digital realities. Here, new skills required to handle the ubiquity and transparency of data along with the implications for using those skills to extend individual and organizational capacity are explored. By amplifying their skill, engaging in collaborative policy development, and creating the conditions for innovation, policymakers can become the superheroes in creating a future of learning that benefits all students. (Contains 34 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL); KnowledgeWorks Foundation