February 11th, 2021
On-line Learning - is it working?
Your are invited to this week's webinar - Friday February 12th 4:00PM MST
IT PROMISES TO BE EXTRAORDINARY WITH INSIGHTS FROM PEOPLE DEEPLY INVOLVED IN MANAGING ON-LINE LEARNING TODAY!!
Meeting ID: 829 0964 4522
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcTw7XXJRD
Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18
We had an outstanding webinar last week as a continuation of The Future of Work series - rich presentations by Bruce - the entrepreneur, Dale - the humanist, and Laura-Bell - the Revisionist, followed by an audience discussion of how "the future" we anticipate is expected to effect "work and the workplace". While no one can know the future, the insights are insightful, entertaining, AND worthy of sharing. The entire webinar can be viewed HERE
Our newsletter in August HERE entitled Education in Crisis cited the dire straights faced by education in light of not just Covid, but also issues with On-line learning. If On-line learning is to be considered a serious competitor to classroom instruction then teachers need to be better prepared and possibly retrained and/or for education to grant the teachers achieving the best results the role of mass instruction.
Friday's webinar On-line Learning - is it working? will feature the following presentations. John Burger will serve as a designated responder before opening up the audience Q&A and a moderated open discussion.
MASTERING VIRTUAL CONFERENCING
What's happening to the live event industry compares to what happened to journalism media a decade ago. Too many journalism outlets missed the online revolution because they either ignored or tried to recreate their print version online; a large number tanked. The same dilemma faces those who host the globe’s trillion-dollar event industry.
As we know, live events affect a range of local vendors in addition to restaurants, hotels, transport services, and tourism events. In the age of pandemics, we're seeing the upsurge of digital influencers, gamification – and virtual meetings. Not surprisingly, the skills needed to effectively participate on screens need attention.
Virtual Conference Mastery brings together five Masters to ensure that when you take part in the virtual world, it doesn’t turn into a waste of time. These Masters take you from page to screen with a message that connects with your online audience.
Here is the link for registering for the Free V-Lab entitled How Speakers Transition to the Online World
COMMENTS received in response to earlier newsletters archived at PerryKinkaide.com
Covid is eroding our future
Is Covid-19 creating an “education trough”? By this, I mean that we have long believed (at least in general terms), that “as we age, we get smarter”. We now see remote learning possibly not providing students the full credit of an education that they would have otherwise received in a classroom. We also need to think about those students who may at home where there is no computer or one with unreliable internet. - Mel Head
I have two concerns with the mismanagement of this pandemic: Children who are not going to school, despite there being little danger to children from this illness and the mass destruction of small businesses through lockdowns and other restrictions. See HERE When walking downtown (anywhere) thousands of small businesses are still visible. They still have shopfronts and advertisements, but many/most of them are already bankrupt and will not reopen when the restrictions are lifted. In another year, the shop fronts will be faded, the windows will be broken and the insides looted. How are we going to fix this mess and restart the city economies? - Herman Oosthuysen
Learning styles matter
I am really glad to see that you mentioned learning styles. So often in media learning styles are not mentioned in discussions about education during the pandemic. My dominant learning style is aural but I didn't learn the importance of that. When I was managing a computer bookstore I could remember what customers told me about books, their work and problems they were encountering. I was then able to search out books that addressed their issues and also tell other customers what I had learned from other customers. - Frank Hanlan
On Guaranteed Annual Income
Since Covid hit we are beginning to see the future economy emerge accelerating remote work, reduced jobs, and more online & E services. Degree certification isn't even looked at with some going so far as to say they will pick world skill over degree eliminating large institutional learning leaving educators looking at changing careers and financial bridges while they do so. The next 2 years will see automation and AI surge and with it change mindsets on what is and will be needed going forward and for most a guaranteed livable income will be the only option as the jobs simply will not be there and everyone can't deliver food or work in extended care. - Terry Kashuba
It's amazing to me that people's beliefs and biases over-ride research findings and data. See HERE for example. All data points to a guaranteed annual income needed for the most vulnerable who are then able to access services and supports to move them to work, and a life that actually REDUCES their dependency and they become contributors rather than takers. This does not apply to all, of course, but in general it is true. - David Peat
Somehow giving money to people on perpetuity, especially those needing more and more government services thus overwhelming minimum wage candidates at best, seems very generous as an understatement. I truly don't believe many at all would choose work over doing nothing when the wage is the same. We may want to ask those who are paying for all these social programs and giveaways how they feel about paying 45.5% of their top end earnings so folks who can't or won't better themselves to work at all have a lifetime guaranteed income. Presently about 2% of the population historically is on some form of public welfare, and then employment insurance operates as a true insurance plan with a fixed end date, ensuring motivation to gain employment. Replacing all that with a guaranteed annual wage seems excessive. - Charlie Meredith
Recommended Book Review
GRASP - The Science of How We Learn by Sanjya Sarma head of open learning at MIT. Thank you Tom Dodd
We are particularly interested in any views you may have about our forecasts for 2021: the breaking up and/or increased regulation of BigTech and increasing inflation as an major socio-economic disruptor.
Credentials in the digital age - Thank you Kelly
Why SMEs fail to grow! Relational skills are missing - Thank you ABCtech
What drives SME growth? The leader's "growth" mindset - Thank you Simon Raby
Key - Leadership "courage" - Thank you Brink News
Just be nice - Thank you Dale Carnegie
The digital workplace - Thank you Dennis
Northern Alberta Business Incubator
3D printing a mouth-watering rib-eye steak
Sustainability of fossil fuels - Thank you The Oil Price
Putting sun in a bottle - Thank you The Royal Society
Entering the climate decade - Thank you Jeff
$100M Carbon Removal prize - Thank you Bud
Under siege? - The Irish Times
A defense - Thank you Terence Corcoran
GUARANTEED ANNUAL INCOME
The basic - for clarity - Thank you David
Explained and discussed - Thank you Fraser Istitute
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