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Information Age Education (IAE) is an Oregon not-for-profit corporation founded by David Moursund in August 2007. The IAE Blog was started in August 2010.

Adequacy of Teacher Preparation

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Education for the Future

One of the unifying goals of education is to help prepare students for their possible futures. To do this well, we must forecast likely futures and provide students with an education that will help them to thrive in these possible futures. We must also prepare students to adapt to unforeseen changes. Thus, forecasting the future is an important aspect of designing and implementing a good educational system.

IBM recently published its annual five-year forecast for technological changes. See:

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Transfer of Learning

Transfer of learning is the process of a person making use of his or her learned knowledge and skills in new environments and in new problem-solving and task-accomplishing situations. Recently the IAE-pedia document on Transfer of Learning was substantially revised and updated. This IAE Blog entry provides a summary of an important part of the updated IAE-pedia document.

Here are three general categories or types of transfer of learning. This information is useful to teachers and their students.

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Personal Professional Development for Educators

The main audience  of this IAE Blog entry is teachers and other professionals in education. It discusses three general approaches to professional development:

  1. A catch as catch can, hit or miss approach.
  2. Traditional professional development such as workshops, short courses, seminars, conference sessions, planned group activities as components of regularly scheduled staff meetings, and so on.
  3. Self-planned, personalized, and self-implemented ongoing programs of professional development.

The Ongoing Professional Development Problem

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Continuing Innovation in Information Technology

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a powerful and expanding change agent in the U.S. and the rest of the world. The National Academy of Sciences’ 40-page report (NAS, 2012) summarizes changes that ICT has produced in the U.S.

The following two quotes are from the first page of the text. You may find them mind blowing!

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