June 17, 2021
Economy

What education in the digital economy looks like in America

COVID-19 has clearly accelerated an already expanding digital era. The coincidence of the pandemic and evitable technological change is rapidly and fundamentally reshaping society. Two experts in digital work and learning see major changes coming soon. 

According to Nokia’s Sergio Fasce and Georgetown University’s Wendy Zajack, the digitization of work and learning has already become “the new normal.” However long the current pandemic and resultant remote-learning protocols last, the post-COVID era will undoubtedly be shaped by knowledge-based innovation. 

What the World Economic Forum describes as the Fourth Industrial Revolution will be (and is already) characterized by inherent volatility. Even prior to the current economic crisis, technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) were forecast to disrupt millions of jobs over the coming decade….

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