How are we locking ourselves out of opportunity as an age group?
Were we educated for the needs of a different time?
How can we re-invent ourselves in a digital internet web 2.0 world?
With many baby boomers reaching retirement age at record numbers. We share concerns about health care, adequate retirement income, the cost of living increases, and not totally getting the obsession with the internet. Some of us are asking the question, “Why do we have to continue to learn something new?”
We might want to contemplate:.
Taking a look at history time lines.
The War of 1812 – Beginning of the Age Of Industry
1. Baby Boomers were educated for the needs of the Age Of Industry
2. The Education System has built-in obsolescence
Fall Of The Berlin Wall 1989 – Beginning of the Age of Information
1. Education System need to be overhauled for the needs of the times.
2. With fast paced change we need to embrace life long learning
3. Proficient in Web 2.0 Learning tools.
A. google search
B. blogs / vlogs
C. video tutorials
To re-invent ourselves in a digital world we first must start with the mindset of desire to adapt to life long learning. To clarify further, we have to want to learn new learning relevant to the digital age and ever changing world of the internet Web 2.0 systems. Web 2.0 is all about interactive internet systems of communication that allow two way communication. In the past communication seemed restricted and outward bound. However is today’s world information moves at lightning speed both going out and coming in. Understanding this key fact of our current world holds the key for Baby Boomers to open the doors of unlimited opportunities open to all.
Joseph Osborne & Bill Schoenleber Social Curators