[ 14th July 2020 by allam ahmed 0 Comments ]

Disruptive technologies, livelihoods, and education, Monika Aring and Larry Hulbert

Disruptive Technologies, Livelihoods, and Education
Monika Aring and Dr. Larry Hulbert
Fab Foundation, United States

Purpose: This study provides a model to analyse how disruptive technologies impact work and workers in the US; it also generates equitable solutions.
Research Methodology: Analysed recommendations from three national roundtables with thought leaders, policy makers, employers and workers to investigate: Which disruptive technologies are changing how work is performed?; How these disruptions affect skill needs required?; and How education and training systems are responding to these skill needs?

Findings: Disruptive technologies (automation, AI, digital fabrication, block chain) demand higher skills in seven major industry sectors; Current education and training systems cannot keep pace with skill requirements; and Continuous lifelong learning systems are needed and will require blended financing.

Originality/value: Findings have implications for four SDGs; Blending different perspectives across National Governors Association, MIT’s Fab Foundation, and FHI360 to generate innovative solutions; and Demonstrates applicability for responding to disruptions like COVID-19 and climate change.

Keywords: Disruptive technologies, Livelihoods, Impact on work and workers, Education and training, Policy and policymakers, Skill needs, Equity, Industry sectors, Continuous lifelong learning, Blended financing

Outlook 2020 Aring and Hulbert.pdf
Outlook 2020 Aring and Hulbert.pdf
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