A rising wave to float all boats

My digital pen is fired up after going to the Unbundling Education Conference. Yesterday, we had the opportunity to hear from thought leaders in technology, workforce and education. I get so used to the banter of start ups and tweeps but in this room, I just want to listen and ask questions. I think I was the least qualified and youngest in the room. All the better for me, I’m hungry. How can I synthesise and glean from the thought leaders in technology and education? Bleeding heart technologist for education needs to write. And so my Technology and Education blog begins. Magic happens when the best thoughts of technologists, enterprise and education leaders collide. I had front row seats yesterday. The main question the collision raised for me was… Q. “What sort of helpful Australian government regulation/policy can help Workforce demand and Education supply move towards a dynamic equilibrium?” For a Technology, Work, Education discussion, Economics turned out to be the winning box seat to understand the conversation. The primary stimulus for my dynamic equilibrium question was: 1. Andrew Thomson’s (CISCO) description of the interactions between Work and Education as economic market forces. 2. Andrew’s question “How can we have a rising wave that floats all boats?”. 3. Prof Iain Martin (UNSW) point that only government has made a lasting difference to the education model over the past century. I studied Economics and Computer Science at Sydney University a decade ago. Coding, Algorithms and Game Theory I loved. Economic statistics – not so much. I loved the creative aspect of making things with technology. The immediately tangible art created...