Change won´t wait for us
World Economic Forum stated in a 2016 research stated that we need and we will be required 10 skills by 2020 (oh oh, only two years left): cognitive flexibility, complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, people management, coordinating with others, emotional intelligence, judgment and decision making, service orientation and negotiation. Some institutions try to stay up to date trying to help students maintain or archive these skills. However, it is complicated for institutions to move faster than our technological fast moving world. On the other side, this technological fast moving world gives us some tools and opportunities. As entrepreneurs, employees or students we have the opportunity to a self paced learning lifestyle.
“Rather than thinking of education as the opening act, we need to make sure it’s a constant, natural and simple act across life.” @sundarpichai
We have many options on where, what and when to learn. Free Youtube videos, expensive offline courses, lovely traditional books, and many other tech platforms such as Duolingo or ours, Reto, give us a lot of opportunities to absorb information. We have to decide where we spend our most expensive resource, time.
Technology causes a lot of distractions and a lot of time waste; nevertheless, with the proper tools we can learn many things. Have you noticed how much we can learn and practice thanks to technology? Last months I achieved a Platform Strategy Certification on edX, once or twice a week I watch documentaries on Youtube or Netflix, I read the news on Twitter and Telokwento, I meditate with Headspace app, do guided yoga with Daily Yoga platform, listen audiobooks on Audible, just subscribed to DailyBitsOf and some other things. Sincerely, thanks technology.
So…don´t waste your time. Use technology to achieve faster your personal, professional and academic goals. Go out there, establish goals, travel, meet new people, read, exercise, eat well, challenge yourself, be curious, see a therapist, rise early and smile. So many things to do, we have to invest on ourselves in order to be better today than yesterday. We can achieve our self paced learning lifestyle. On Reto ENARM every september we have received a couple of emails thanking us for helping doctors pass the ENARM exam and we loved that; however, Reto ENARM is a tool, an enabler, but the decision to use our platform daily and everywhere is of the user. “I remain a technology optimist. Not because I believe in technology, but because I believe in people.” @sundarpichai
Once again, thanks technology.