I look at this video and think about some of the statistics. My brother is 21, and has logged all that TV and text messaging time. My daughter is 6 and has had her own PC since 4. Bebe #2 will be born in 2007 and has staggering statistics attached to his age bracket already. This fall our daughter will be going to a new school, for first grade, and I really wonder what schools will be like in 12 years, or colleges in 16 years. What they will be teaching, and what kids will want to know? I sure as hell didn’t need to know – nor did I LEARN – any of the tools that I use in my everyday life or business in school. I learned mathematics, history, literature, science, marketing. We adapted, and learned it as we went along. Made it up as we went along. Invented it along the way. What kinds of skills will our kids have to have to just keep up?
About The Author
Lynette Radio is the alter-ego of the MarTech geek Lynette Young. She's been a pioneer in social media since she began blogging in 1997. In 2006 she founded Purple Stripe Productions. Currently she is the co-founder of ClaimWizard.com, a SaaS workflow management platform for the insurance adjusting industry. There she leads education and training for clients as well as a web development team specializing in digital marketing for public adjusters. Lynette is also a makeup junkie, vintage fashion and decor fan, shoe collector, gamer geek, and fan of Doctor Who (and all things David Tennant).
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Great video. I am still amazed to see that marketing students in college now are not being taught that blogs, wiki’s and podcasts are a way to communicate. Because everything is changing so quickly, professors dont feel comfortable teaching it.