Digital Technology Is Changing the Career Landscape
- People are living longer.
- Technology can now augment and extend our own abilities.
- Daily life is now computational as innovations in sensors and processing make our world a programmable system.
- Our new media ecology and advances in communications systems require media literacies beyond text.
- Social technologies are driving new forms of production and value creation.
- Our world is now globally connected, highlighting diversity and adaptability.
Digital Literacy Is a Professional
Smart Classrooms = Smart Workers
ten, technology-oriented strengths as “must haves” for future employers:
- An ability to determine deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed via all mediums.
- An ability to connect with others in a meaningful and direct way via modern technologies and our global networks.
- A proficiency in problem-solving and critical analysis, especially when working with digital relationships or data.
- An ability to adapt to different cultural settings and modalities, necessitated by our global media ecosystem.
- An ability to translate specific information and data into abstracts while understanding the underlying reasoning.
- An ability to critically assess and develop content that uses evolving digital media, leveraging these tools for direct and persuasive communication.
- A transdisciplinary, multimedia mindset that eschews specialized or localized intelligences.
- A design or goal-oriented mindset that employs systems thinking and that develops tasks and work processes towards a desired outcome.
- An ability to discriminate and filter both digital and analog information for importance, while maximizing cognitive and productivity efficiencies.
- An ability to work productively and innovatively via virtual collaboration.
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