It is almost universally acknowledged that in order to succeed in the 21st century, students must learn much more than the “three Rs” and basic computer competency.

 

The term “21st century skills” is used often in educational circles to refer to a range of abilities and competencies that go beyond what has traditionally been taught in the classroom, including problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation. Others define the term as “information literacy, media literacy, and information, communication and technology literacy.”

 

More importantly, students need these skills because employers across a huge variety of industries increasingly demand them. A recent McKinsey report indicated that close to 40 percent of employers could not find people with the right skills while 60 percent “complain[ed] of a lack of preparation.” Even jobs that were once considered vocationalsuch as welding, petroleum production, and even factory work, are now high tech, and require specialized knowledge that includes not only a robust science background and familiarity with the computerized machinery that keeps heavy industry humming, but also critical thinking and collaboration skills. In other words, 21st century job growth is outpacing our ability to develop a prepared workforce, making it more critical than ever to teach these skills.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/if-i-would-own-a-company-what-skills-would-i-expect-from-my-workers-in-21st-century/

 

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Google has announced a tool that will let small to medium businesses recruit more quality candidates efficiently. ‘Hire‘ is not to be confused with ‘Google for Jobs’ which Google announced last month which helps people find jobs via search easier. Instead ‘Hire’ works directly with Google’s G Suite (Gmail). 

‘Hire’ is a smart play by Google. Not only will the tool get more small businesses using G-suite (a direct competitor to Microsoft’s Office) but it also makes the whole Google product set more alluring to those wavering. LinkedIn looks almost clunky next to Hire and isn’t half as friendly as Google to small and medium sized businesses looking to save time and money. While clearly belonging to Google, small businesses get a sense of ownership they are unlikely to get with LinkedIn. 

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We’ve committed many social media mistakes that have cost us reach, engagement, fans, and customers! Here’s what we’ve learned and how you can avoid them.

 

 

Let’s get started…

 

Learn from These 10 Social Media Mistakes We’ve Made

Here’s a quick overview of the social media mistakes we’ve been making until recently:

  1. Focusing on quantity over quality
  2. Being on all social media platforms
  3. Posting the same content across platforms
  4. Using only landscape images and videos
  5. Sharing only our own content
  6. Not curating user-generated content
  7. Not uploading videos to social media platforms
  8. Not targeting specific audience for our content
  9. Not boosting the right posts
  10. Not replying to questions on social (fast enough)

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Marketing

 

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“New research on how bees perceive colour could be put to good use in our digital cameras, meaning photos shot by drones or phones would look more natural than ever. It’s all to do with colour constancy, the way that bees (and humans) can tell a flower is red no matter what the colour or quality of the light – a mental trick that the digital cameras of today really struggle with.”

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