You’ve probably noticed that it’s been a bit quiet at Education Futures. On the contrary, we’ve been very busy, and getting prepared for a big event. It seems many people are worried that the Mayan calendar will run out of modified base-20 numbers on December 21, and that this, of course, signals a coming apocalypse, not the arrival of another clock digit. Frankly, we see no better reason to party a bit.
TO CELEBRATE THE END OF THE WORLD, OUR NEXT BOOK, KNOWMAD SOCIETY, WILL BE RELEASED ON DECEMBER 21, 2012!
This volume explores knowmads in society in terms of natural evolution steps from industrial and information-based society (“Society 1.0”), knowledge-based society (“Society 2.0”) and Knowmad Society in an era of accelerating change (“Society 3.0”). Educational and organizational implications are further explored, bringing together academics, practitioners, and policy leaders from the United States, the Netherlands, and Chile. In addition to presenting a full theoretical framework for Knowmad Society, examples and first-hand experiences of knowmadic educators and business leaders are shared. The book ends with a powerful message of “what’s it going to take” for nations and cultures to succeed in Knowmad Society.
Knowmad Society is a collaborative effort by Thieu Besselink, Cristóbal Cobo, Gary Hart, Christel Hartkamp, Ronald van den Hoff, John Moravec, Christine Renaud, Pieter Spinder, and Bianca Stokman.
For more information on the Knowmad Society project, please visit http://www.knowmadsociety.com
On December 21, the Web and iOS versions of the book will launch. In early 2013, we will offer a PDF and paperback copies, designed by the creative minds of Marcel Kampman and Martine Eyzenga. The iOS edition is being provided through generous support from Seats2Meet.com.
There will be two public events as we celebrate the launch of Knowmad Society in the Netherlands:
- I will present a preview at a “WTF lecture” at the Knowmads Business School in Amsterdam on Wednesday, December 19 at 2:30pm. More information: http://www.knowmads.nl/wtflecture/john-moravec-the-knowmad-society-project/
- On December 21, we will formally launch Knowmad Society as part of the Operation Education event being hosted by Seats2Meet.com in Utrecht, and is in collaboration with Claire Boonstra, Sudbury Netherlands, and others. More information: http://event.seats2meet.com/event/104/Operation_Education
Let’s continue the conversation! If you are interested in hosting a lecture or workshop at your organization, please get in touch with me. I’d love to chat!