How will the Internet of Everything Change Education and Skills for Jobs of the Future?

January 31, 2014 - 2 Comments

Technology has had a dramatic impact on education over the past few years, with tablets, digital chalkboards and new collaboration technologies changing the way students learn and professionals advance their careers.

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is becoming a major accelerator for innovation across all industries. The idea of an increasingly digital world where mobility of applications and people are commonplace, where all types of things are connected and provide more intelligence and value is becoming the new reality.

A number of factors including IoE and other evolving technologies and trends will transform the way we look at skills and education in the future.

I’ll be joining Cisco Futurist Dave Evans for a live interactive conversation about the future of skills and education next Tuesday at 11:00 AM PT. Please join us and ask questions; let’s explore what the future will hold and how we can get there.

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  1. Jeanne,

    I agree that the IoE is an evolving educational tool for most people to acquire the “soft knowledge and skills” for many careers. However in the situations like dealing with hardware troubleshooting, installation, physical alignment, testing and removal and replacement – or physically connecting and testing network media with required equipment (all the hard physical skills), there seems to be a shortcoming in the IoE.

    A technician can visually become aware of the steps involved int any of the tasks described above, even posses the basic technical knowledge, BUT to acquire the skills to perform said tasks takes practice in a lab or on someone’s live network.

    The bottom line is that knowledge acquisition is key to enabling skill performance. That’s the value of IoE. To complete the cycle, skill acquisition and task performance is dependent of hard skill/physical practice.

    In summary, I agree that IoE can play a larger part in the educational process for many technical careers such as software development, marketing, etc., but engineering and troubleshooting require both experences.

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