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A Collaborative Reimaging of Learning

18th March, 2021 11am LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK In April 2020 the Augmented Society Network began their ‘Pandemic Sessions’; from those discussions the group identified some major themes that formed the basis of discussion for the rest of the year – Education, Assessing Value and Resourcing Change. Register in advance for this Event To deliver on part of the ASN’s purpose – to use its sandbox to produce works on paper, experimental content, and fascinating collaborations – we are proud to reflect on our publication of An Opportunity to Reimagine Learning .  Educators, technologists, entrepreneurs and visionaries from five continents came together to write, edit, and discuss learning in its current form, the impact on it of the pandemic, and dreams for the future.  Join us to hear about the group’s collaboratively produced paper, perhaps the world’s first ‘Open Source’ Blueprint for the future of learning.  Also discover how you can get involved in Augmented Society Network collabor

ASN:Podcast Resourcing Change - PART ONE

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Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavssberger FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (52 mins) Listen to our January ASN:Podcast Is thinking differently all we need, to do better in times of crisis?  What did we learn about strengths and weaknesses from our ordeals, and how should we, and will we, adapt and change?  How we can build community and business resilience amidst changing patterns and availability.  What technology, The Internet of Things(IoT), Blockchain, and others are bringing to the conversation.  

Your thoughts on the future of education and learning

We have been working with a global team exploring what may be the world’s first ‘Open Source’ Blueprint for the future – focusing on lifelong learning for the whole of society. It would be fantastic if you could take a moment to share your thoughts, or if you have children, their thoughts, on education/learning in the 21st Century for inclusion in the project: An Opportunity to Reimagine Learning. Add Quotes here: https://lnkd.in/gWup3Jj The RSA’s Augmented Society Network brought educators, technologists, entrepreneurs and visionaries from five continents together to write, edit, and discuss learning in its current form, the pandemic’s impact on it, and dreams for the future of gaining knowledge.

ASN:Podcast Reassessing Value - PART TWO

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Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (52 mins) Listen to our December ASN:Podcast  How might we define and measure value for the new paradigm? Changes we can promote within economic and social systems to reflect differences in geography, opportunity and access within society  Tools for better measuring value and wealth Recommendations for accelerating adoption plus the reviewing and refining of forthcoming change within society? Contributors: Dick Reisman, Mitch Weisburgh, Amy Moser, Carlos Largacha-Martinez, Robert Diggs, Eva Pascoe, Wendy D Grossman and others.  

Resourcing Change – PART ONE

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21st January , 2021 11am LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK  Our final pandemic two-part series, Resourcing Change looks at the impact of unexpected and rapid change on society, its impact on supply chains, and our ability to source the things we need.  Register in advance for this event The pandemic brought panic buying and stress to product supply-chains, but also fantastic examples of thinking differently as people and businesses prepared for the unknown. While panic buying truly helped no one (other than those who already had the resources to survive) it called into question our reliance on complex internationalized import/export product and production supply chains.  Some thinking says local is best and that we must lessen our reliance on complex manufacturing and delivery mechanisms, but: there are some resources that are better grown or built abroad; there are some solutions that just need a change in the way we think to make them more resilient and sustainable; and, there are some applicatio

Resourcing Change – PART TWO

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18th February, 2021 11am LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK  Part Two of our final pandemic series ( Part One ), Resourcing Change looks at the impact of unexpected and rapid change on society, its impact on supply chains, and our ability to source the things we need. Register in advance for this event The pandemic brought panic buying and stress to product supply-chains, but also fantastic examples of thinking differently as people and businesses prepared for the unknown. While panic buying truly helped no one (other than those who already had the resources to survive) it called into question our reliance on complex internationalized import/export product and production supply chains.   As we conclude this series, we are continuing our collaboration and will be publishing a paper in alignment with the Augmented Society Network’s drive to bring into focus solutions and opportunities resulting from these epic, challenging and unusual times.  Join us to discuss:  Is thinking differently all we need

ASN:Podcast Reassessing Value - PART ONE

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Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (53 mins) Listen to our October ASN:Podcast  How might we define and measure value for the new paradigm? What examples do we have of how alternative value has been established and is working well? Where we can leverage historical value concepts? What changes should we  be making to economic and social systems to reflect new standards of value? Contributors: Mitch Weisburgh, Amy Moser, Cyrill Wiget, Carlos Largacha-Martinez, Dick Reisman, Robert Diggs, Rianne Mason, Eva Pascoe, Jo Russ, Matthew Couper, Nancy Good, Wendy D Grossman.

ASN:Podcast - Back to School - PART TWO

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Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (46 mins) Listen to our September ASN:Podcast  Turning learning on its head, where would you start?  What are the roles of International, federal, state, local, institutions, citizens and parents, companies, and funders/investors in making and paying for changes?  How do we ensure everyone is at the table and involved in this moment of opportunity?  Contributors: Mitch Weisburgh, Amy Moser, Cyrill Wiget, Carlos Largacha-Martinez, Dick Reisman, Robert Diggs, Dr Tony Breslin.

ASN:Podcast - Back to School - PART ONE

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Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (64 mins) Listen to our August ASN:Podcast Turning learning on its head, where would you start? What are the roles of International, federal, state, local, institutions, citizens and parents, companies, and funders/investors in making and paying for changes? How do we ensure everyone is at the table and involved in this moment of opportunity?  Contributors: Mitch Weisburgh, Amy Moser, Bob Coulter

Reassessing Value - PART ONE

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 22nd October, 2020 12 Noon LA / 3PM NY / 8PM UK Join the ASN for part one of their discussion series on the role of tech in shifting societal value away from a wealth-based paradigm. Prior to Covid-19, the overwhelming barometer of value was currency, status and the traditional drivers of materialism. While there have been outliers on personal, communal and macro levels, the reality of the pandemic has forced us all to reassess value. Regardless of incumbent practices around money, positioning and attainability, emotional levers are turning measures of transactional and exchange value on their head. Serious discourse has begun in re-framing value through alternatives to GDP such as work pioneered by Kate Raworth’s “Doughnut Economics.” But outside of the world of economics, how can we impact value regimes from the bottom up? Can systems be put in place that capture and reward citizens beyond the money they’ve amassed? How does technology play a role? Augmented Society Network has bee

Reassessing Value - PART TWO

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3rd December, 2020 12 Noon LA / 3PM NY / 8PM UK Please join us for an ASN: Discussion Continuing our conversation from October’s Part One of this ASN series and our collaboration since, we seek to refine and codify our collective recommendations/guidance on re-configuring society’s relationship with Value. Throughout, we are committed to include diverse views in identifying new or existing systems and theories that can accelerate fair measurement and divestment of value and wealth. The outcome of this discourse and onward collaboration is the publication of a whitepaper in alignment with the Augmented Society Network’s drive to bring into focus solutions and opportunities resulting from these epic, challenging and unusual times.  Join us in Part Two to discuss:  Changes we can promote within economic and social systems to reflect differences in geography, opportunity and access within society  Tools for better measuring value and wealth  Recommendations for accelerating adoption

ASN:Podcast - What controls you?

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 Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (55 mins) Listen to our July ASN:Podcast We want to understand how both technological and behavioral boundaries are established and applied to society as a whole both ordinarily, and in times of crisis. We ask why we rush to technology to fix all our problems What kind of collective and holistic solution are we missing Self-censorship and self-control, how we learn how to behave Using apps to fix everything, has the app had its day

Back to School - PART ONE

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August 27, 2020 12 Noon - 3PM EST - 8PM GMT Please join us for an ASN: Discussion Do we agree that children are the world's greatest human resource? That education and learning is a lifelong essential for all? Covid-19 has poured accelerant on the need for change in many areas but none more so than education. It is also a time in which we can all genuinely admit, we don't know, and so can explore what is possible without fear of losing our professional standing. Understanding that we don't know is a powerful and positive stance that some may find uncomfortable but it is essential to understanding how to respond to this incredible period of real and meaningful change. It is also a time for full representation, full inclusion, 'nothing about us without us', has never been more true and necessary. Education has been disrupted in a way none of us could have imagined, this is an amazing time for everyone to be open, to listen, to join in, and to be present in creatin

Back to School - PART TWO

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September 24, 2020 12 Noon - 3PM EST - 8PM GMT  Please join us for an ASN: Discussion Whether grade schools, higher education establishments or other life-long learning providers are ready, there is no doubt that the future of education will be very different. The disintermediation of education is here, new providers, new products, fewer borders and gatekeepers. Geography will no longer be an issue to accessing 'world-schooling', technology will enable us to imagine a world using rich immersive content, taking us to the middle of a human cell, gliding deep into the ocean, or being part of historical re-enactments presented by AI generated teachers. All of this is possible when we re-imagine learning. Let's make sure that what is designed fully encompasses everything that was good about traditional learning and not imagine an entirely digital education system, as was forced upon us during Covid-19, was all good, it wasn't. Being together, understanding nature, ex

Tech vs. Covid-19: What Threats And Opportunities For Democracy?

Wednesday 22nd July 2020  9:00 AM PST - 12PM EST - 5PM GMT Join this RSA Global event, hosted in partnership with the RSA’s Augmented Society Network, as we question technological responses to the pandemic and issues of data privacy, trust, transparency and accountability. Book your Ticket Around the world, governments are boosting high-tech surveillance capabilities to stem the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, technology companies and members of society they are meant to serve are contending with another threat – what the head of the World Health Organization has called an ‘infodemic’ of false information online. Mixed with the public’s growing push back on technology and our greater awakening to the personal data that continues to be mined, the opportunities to mitigate further disaster due to the pandemic through “Track and Trace” products are equally promising and challenging. Followed by: Thursday 23rd July 23, 2020 11:00 AM PST - 2PM EST - 7PM GMT  ASN:Discussion What

ASN:Podcast - PART THREE - Letting go and reforming a future built for change.

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Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (49 mins)  Listen to our June ASN:Podcast We will need our governments, NGOs, financial institutions, and everything to change, we will need to understand what we lose if we use current data and tech to fashion our new world, and how much you are willing to ‘let go’? We know disruption needs people who can imagine wholly different scenarios, combined with the ability to see opportunity where others might see difficulty. As already discussed, it all hangs in the balance, new ways to think, new skills, and a vastly changed view of the value of an up until now, old government system and bad-technology driven world. Where will you be? What will your work look like, and will you be able to recognize your position and value in the new and ever-changing world?  

Event: What controls you?

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July 23, 2020 11:00 AM - 2PM EST - 7PM GMT Please join us for an ASN: Discussion Following on from The RSA's global event on the emergence of Covid-19 surveillance products and the ASN three-part series on finding new ways to respond to, and work with rapid change, the conversation moves on to one of control. We want to understand how both technological and behavioral boundaries are established and applied to society as a whole both ordinarily, and in times of crisis. The use of track and trace apps and contact systems have been deployed across the world with varying levels of success, South Korea – OK, UK - terrible. Suggesting that “there’s an app for that” might have met its match. Are apps the only solution to fixing very human problems? Is there a magic bullet and does that lie in the hands of app developers, government policy architects, data scientists, spin doctors or just plain “us”? Who can we trust? Do we even need to trust? Before assessing solutions, we n

ASN:Podcast and Chat PART TWO - Unpacking conversations about our new world and looking at technology’s place within it.

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Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (58 mins) We’ve got a difficult, but equally promising road ahead, as we begin to come to terms with our ability to live and work together. Having time to think and talk will be essential in remaining grounded and effective. We have already learned so much about the way we think and behave. We are asking questions of our governments, NGOs, financial institutions, and seeing, in action, the lack of equality of opportunity. Podcast (Recorded session 58mins) Chat audio (Recorded session 8 Mins)

ASN: Podcast and Chat PART ONE - Can technology help us build a new world? As we re-imagine how we want to live, and work together post pandemic.

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Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (50 mins) No one fully understood the impact the pandemic would have; and we’ve got an exciting road ahead as we continue to come to grips with it. We can learn so much about the way we think and behave in times like these. What if we used this enormous disruption as an opportunity? Listening for an ‘emerging future’ is a term coined by Otto Scharmer (Theory U), as he said, in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, ‘it is almost made for this moment’. Podcast (Recorded session) Chat audio from recorded session

PART TWO - Unpacking conversations about our new world and looking at technology’s place within it.

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May 28, 2020 11:00 AM – 12 noon PST  Please join us for an ASN: Discussion Following on from our discussion last month we will review our thinking, and consider areas of useful work. As already discussed, we’ve got a difficult, but equally promising road ahead, as we begin to come to terms with our ability to live and work together. Having time to think and talk will be essential in remaining grounded and effective. We have already learned so much about the way we think and behave. We are asking questions of our governments, NGOs, financial institutions, and seeing, in action, the lack of equality of opportunity. We will continue to investigate this enormous disruption, see it as an opportunity, and listen carefully to find an ‘emerging future’. Together we can develop ways forward that individually might be harder to see. As we know, disruption needs people who can imagine wholly different outcomes, to join those who are already in the business of driving change. It all hang