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The Gen Z Effect: The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business by Dan Keldsen, Tom Koulopoulos

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6

Adopting the World As My Classroom

Tomorrow’s illiterate will not be the man who can’t read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn.

—FROM AN INTERVIEW OF HERBERT GERJUOY BY ALVIN TOFFLER, AND REFERENCED IN FUTURE SHOCK, 1970

In this chapter we dig into the changing nature of education and the progress toward universal availability, a foundational force of the Gen Z Effect. We look first at the evolution of MOOCs as a way to better align education with the way Gen Z works, lives, and plays. That will take us to the nuance of gaming as a behavioral shift in the way Gen Z views both engagement and education. We’ll explore a variety of ways in which education is changing, discussing approaches taken by organizations such as ...

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