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Why are our teachers finding technology a challenge?

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The changes that are occurring with technology are out pacing the level of learning, and teachers are finding themselves needing to improvise as well as question their teaching methods…

Much of this comes to light in an interview with Renata Santiago, conducted by Mark Hillary of IT Decisions. Both are from São Paulo — and the concerns and thoughts shared by Renata are more universal than many believe. In this video she talks to Mark about the use of social media by corporations with some very thoughtful and insightful comments.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idnrK-7z_zI&feature=mh_lolz&list=HL1312556186

Renata Santiago is:
. Social Media & Communications Graduate Professor at FAAP
. Social Media Specialist & Strategist at CDN Digital
. Professor at Communication Management for Digital Environments Postgraduate Course at Senac

Recorded in São Paulo, May 24, 2011
http://www.itdecs.com

How does this affect HRIS? What is similar to her comments to what we are facing today? We have already seen a vast change in the last 5 years, yet is it the systems that are not keeping pace with the changes — or our own education?

Much of the unemployment today is being attributed to jobs that USED TO be performed by hand — now, complex machinery is performing the work. Not enough training has been provided for theses machines to the employed, and yet new machinery is already on its way… Innovation needs to occur in the classroom but can our teachers deal with the changes better than those that are under-trained in the other industries??? What kind of dominoes are we facing?

With thanks to Mark Hillary for the video and Renata for sharing her comments….

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With 20+ years in roles as a client executive sponsor, project manager as well as functional / technical lead, Garrett is sought for his expertise globally.

He has been involved in large-scale and complex implementations since 1991 and has recently moved his operations to be with his wife in Brazil.

Garrett has had the pleasure of working with some of the greatest talents in the industry, and constantly shares his experiences and knowledge through content and webinars.

He has managed somehow to be fluent in Portuguese, German, French and English along the way.

When not working, you will have to be adventurous to stay up with him as Garrett loves motorcycling, gunnery, boating, sailing, flying, and sports fishing.

Garrett’s current roles…

  • Publisher, editor, writer, and owner of 6 leading HRIS system and career blogs which are read by 50,000+ monthly visitors monthly in 90+ countries, 40%+ the audience being decision-makers in their organization (and about half of that being C-levels!).
  • Serves on the HR.com Advisory Board for the CoreHR, HRIS and Payroll Community
  • Is the CEO for CGServices USA, focusing on multi-provider, multi-line implementations for HRIS systems
  • Is a Council and Education Member of Gerson Lehrman Group Council, helping institutions of the world leaders meet, engage and manage experts across a wide range of sectors and disciplines.

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