Harnessing Automation for a Future that Works

January 24, 2017

Harnessing Automation for a Future that Works

McKinsey & Company

  • Automation will change the daily work activities of everyone, from miners to commercial bankers, fashion designers, welders, and CEOs. But how quickly will these automation technologies become a reality in the workplace? A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds it won’t arrive overnight. Realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.


Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise

MIT Technology Review

  • Innovation is one of the driving forces in our world and a powerful cornerstone for 21st century society. And yet the process of innovation is something of a mystery. Today, all that changes thanks to the first mathematical model that accurately reproduces the patterns that innovations follow. The work could lead to a new approach to the study of innovation.


Educause Announces Top IT Issues, Trends and Tech Report for 2017

Campus Technology

  • Expanding on the preview of its annual ranking of IT issues for higher education, Educause announced its full report on the key issues, trends and technologies poised to impact higher ed in 2017: It’s all about student success. Colleges and universities are concentrating on student success to address concerns about the costs, value, and outcomes of higher education.


Can MOOCs Cure the Tuition Epidemic?

IEEE Spectrum

  • In the US, the biggest obstacle standing in the way of students going to college is not their high-school grades or their test scores. It’s cash. Going to college can be like buying a new Mercedes every year. But new MOOC-based master’s degrees from Georgia Tech, MIT, and Illinois are significantly cheaper than on-campus degrees.


Can Entrepreneurship Revive The Troubled PhD?

Fast Company

  • PhD students once dreamed of lifelong tenure and generous sabbaticals. Academic life, with its dusty-booked charm, ruled the day. No longer. Roughly 40% of PhDs are graduating without employment commitments. Could the solution be teaching postdocs to create their own jobs, as entrepreneurs? An innovative Cornell Tech postdoc program aims to keep research at its core while pushing scientists and engineers to start businesses.


ePortfolios Based on Competency Models: Connecting Academia to the Workplace and Back

The EvoLLLution

  • Educational institutions, industry associations, and some employers consider competencies a common language that could help describe the skills, knowledge and abilities of individuals, and therefore help learners navigate the world of jobs, training, and learning . Developing ePortfolios that integrate the best aspects of the competency-based model can go far in supporting working professionals’ lifelong learning.


How Universities are Helping Fill the Smart Cities Talent Gap


  • As cities become smarter, there will be a greater need for skilled employees to fill the tech jobs that will keep the city running smoothly. Universities and colleges are offering new classes, degrees, certifications and continuing education options to help train the smart city workforce of the future.


How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students (Jan. 26) 
Storytelling Through Faculty (Jan. 26) 
Why innovation is your ultimate competitive advantage, with Gary Hamel (Jan. 26) 
Michael Horn on Increasing Student Achievement Through Engaging Digital Curriculum  (Jan. 31) 

Future of Education Conference FETC 2017  (Jan. 24-27)
BETT 2017  (Jan. 25-28)
RE•WORK - Deep Learning Summit  (Jan. 26-27)
LearnLaunch Across Boundaries conference 2017  (Feb. 2-3)
EdTechTeacher Innovation Summit  (Feb. 6-8)
Chief Learning Officer Exchange of 2017  (Feb. 26-28)
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Educational Innovation Weekly Review is curated by Tecnológico de Monterrey's Observatory of Educational Innovation. With the highlights of the week on innovation, technology and education. If you require more information about a specific note, please email us: observatorio@itesm.mx. TECNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY, 2017.