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What caught my attention on week 42 of 2020.

‘Environment now’ by The Guardian

“The Earth is changing faster than at any point in modern history as a result of human-caused global heating. From the mid-19th century, when we began burning fossil fuels on an industrial scale, we have been modifying our atmosphere and causing the planet to heat up.

Scientists have forecast that if the world’s temperature passes 2C above pre-industrial levels, the consequences will be catastrophic, with hotter temperatures, rises in sea level, disruption to ecosystems and more extreme weather.

This page will track a selection of the planet’s vital signs, from carbon dioxide levels to Arctic sea ice, and automatically update from reliable feed sources, providing a visual representation of the climate crisis.

Words By Alan Evans, Design & Build By Niko Kommenda & Ben Longden”

Reimagining the new social contract for the digital age by Vala Afshar with Don Tapscott

“Tapscott also highlighted that the countries around the world assembled around some new principles. “Driven by fear and also a deep hope for a brighter future, people everywhere began to undertake a new process, to reimagine our social contract — the basic expectations between business, government and civil society for a new digital age,” said Tapscott. The six principles were: 

  • Inclusive models of global problem-solving. 
  • Rethinking democracy for citizen engagement. 
  • A new commitment to justice. 
  • New models of work and education. 
  • New models of identity. 
  • A commitment to sustainability

To better understand the weakness of our existing social contracts and learn more about the new social contract and its principles for a digital age, Ray Wang, CEO and founder of a Silicon Valley-based advisory firm Constellation Research, and I invited Don Tapscott to join our weekly show DisrupTV. Here are my takeaways from our conversation with Don Tapscott.”

‘Why ‘micro’ courses are catching on’ by Jessica Mudditt

“UQ Associate Professor Tim Kastelle, who runs the corporate innovation micro-masters course, believes that micro-credentials will be a disruptive force in Australia’s education system and much needed add-ons for professionals.

“The idea that an undergraduate degree gives you the skills you need for the rest of your career is obsolete – if it was ever really true. The nature of work is changing and there is an almost constant need to be learning new things: and shorter forms of learning can accommodate that,” he says.  

“Someone might say to themselves, ‘I’ve just been promoted to team leader, so I’ll do a course on leading high performing teams.’ It’s about figuring out how to do a specific thing, rather than wanting to develop an integrated body of knowledge as you get from a degree.” 

The Community Canvas

“A framework to help you build meaningful communities.

We have spent the last 15 years building and participating in communities and found tremendous joy in them. Based on our own experience and with the generous help of leading community builders, we have developed a framework that helps build stronger communities and make our society a bit more connected: the Community Canvas.”

LH #25 Tool Time with Jane Hart [podcast]

For sensemaking, wayfinding, including DIY learning. Tools ecosystems over tools systems.

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