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Ed-Tech Agitprop

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November 28, 2019

Ed-Tech Agitprop

OEB 2019

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Audrey Watters

November 28, 2019
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  1. ED-TECH AGITPROP Audrey Watters, Hack Education @audreywatters OEB 2019

  2. THE ED-TECH IMAGINARY

  3. WHOA. I KNOW KUNG FU.

  4. WHOA. THAT IS SOME B.S.

  5. “…the human brain must be made to conform to the

    much more advanced brain of the machine. And education will no longer be an unpredictable and exciting adventure in human enlightenment, but an exercise in conformity and an apprenticeship to whatever gadgetry is useful in a technical world.” – Jacques Ellul (1954)
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  9. • 65% of children entering primary school today will end

    up in jobs that don’t exist yet • The “half-life” of skills is 5 years • People are changing jobs more frequently than they ever have before, and they’re performing a wider variety of new jobs • 40% of all jobs will be automated in the next 15 years • Technology is changing faster than it has ever changed before
  10. • 65% of children entering primary school today will end

    up in jobs that don’t exist yet • The “half-life” of skills is 5 years • People are changing jobs more frequently than they ever have before, and they’re performing a wider variety of new jobs • 40% of all jobs will be automated in the next 15 years • Technology is changing faster than it has ever changed before
  11. • 65% of children entering primary school today will end

    up in jobs that don’t exist yet • The “half-life” of skills is 5 years • People are changing jobs more frequently than they ever have before, and they’re performing a wider variety of new jobs • 40% of all jobs will be automated in the next 15 years • Technology is changing faster than it has ever changed before
  12. • 65% of children entering primary school today will end

    up in jobs that don’t exist yet • The “half-life” of skills is 5 years • People are changing jobs more frequently than they ever have before, and they’re performing a wider variety of new jobs • 40% of all jobs will be automated in the next 15 years • Technology is changing faster than it has ever changed before
  13. • 65% of children entering primary school today will end

    up in jobs that don’t exist yet • The “half-life” of skills is 5 years • People are changing jobs more frequently than they ever have before, and they’re performing a wider variety of new jobs • 40% of all jobs will be automated in the next 15 years • Technology is changing faster than it has ever changed before
  14. • 65% of children entering primary school today will end

    up in jobs that don’t exist yet • The “half-life” of skills is 5 years • People are changing jobs more frequently than they ever have before, and they’re performing a wider variety of new jobs • 40% of all jobs will be automated in the next 15 years • Technology is changing faster than it has ever changed before
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  16. REFERENCES: • Benjamin Doxtdator, “A Field Guide to ‘Jobs That

    Don’t Exist Yet’” • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, “Changes in the Occupational Structure of the United States, 1860 to 2015” • Economic Policy Institute, “Nonstandard Work Arrangements and Older Americans, 2005-2017” • Economic Innovation Group, “Dynamism in Retreat” • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, “Job-to-Job Transitions in an Evolving Labor Market” • Jill Lepore, “Are Robots Competing for Your Job?” • Robert Gordon, The Rise and Fall of American Growth • Jacques Ellul, The Technological Society • Audrey Watters, “The Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Issue a Press Release”
  17. IMAGE CREDITS: • The Matrix • cover of LEF (artwork

    by Alexander Rodchenko) • Soviet space posters (artists unknown)