170: Next Gen Learners? Educators Must Adapt says Futurist Elliott Masie

Elliott Masie

Elliott Masie

“The biggest mistake we make is that we think the best subject matter experts will be the best teachers,” says our guest, Elliott Masie. He’s head of the Masie Center, a think tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge in the workforce and he leads the Learning Consortium of over 200 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies. This is how our conversation begins today, but certainly not where it ends. 

This is a conversation about adaptation. As administrators, coming to terms with the fact that our institutions are changing is only one step. Understanding how they’re changing and then getting out of the way as our principle educators experiment and evolve will be our coming charge. Masie’s take: employers care less and less about our transcripts; they want us to prepare our graduates to accomplish complex tasks. But do we really understand the contingencies in place to enable us to change from the inside?

About Elliott Masie

Elliott Masie is a futurist, analyst, speaker, and writer. He is editor of the online newsletter Learning Trends by Elliott Masie, in addition to a dozen books. He’s head of the Masie Center — a think tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge in the workforce and he leads the Learning Consortium of over 200 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies. He’s a broadway producer behind Kinky Boots, Godspell and more. 

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