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• EdSurge interviews Karen Cator, the CEO of Digital Promise, about the future digitalization of the workforce and how to prepare students.
• Cator brings up how artificial intelligence will most likely permeate into the manufacturing and healthcare industries, but that humans have unique skill sets that AI won't be able to replicate. The key then becomes to identify and hone these skills in students early on.
There is a lot of talk these days about robots replacing humans in the workforce, but those conversations remain largely abstract. For students in school today, however, the issue is urgent, research shows. What if the job they aspire to today is no longer an option when it comes time to graduate? How can they train for jobs that don’t even exist yet?
On the other side of that equation are educators, who often draw from their own learning experiences in K-12 and higher education to inform their instruction. What responsibility do they have in preparing today’s students for a future none of them can really envision?
EdSurge recently sat down with Karen Cator, the CEO of Digital Promise, to get her take. Cator is a former director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology who has been championing digital learning since long before the term “digital learning” was being thrown around—back when she was still a classroom teacher in Alaska.
Read the full interview about preparing kids for jobs of the future by Emily Tate at EdSurge