This page will serve as a resource for an Osher class (#3574) at Carnegie Mellon for the Winter 2021 term. The links and materials shared can be used by any person according to the Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution.
Overview: Jason Swanson and Ani Martinez will share the results of the Grable Foundation’s Tomorrow campaign. They will talk about why it was created, how the campaign developed and then share out some insights from the forecast. The Osher participants will engage in interactive discussion with Jason and Ani and will add their ideas to expand the campaign to meet the needs for a senior adult community.
- Resource from Remake Learning developed by KnowledgeWorks
- Highlights of Tomorrow Project
- Drivers of Student Engagement from KnowledgeWorks
- Improving Student Engagement in Remote Learning
- Zooming into Tomorrow Presentation
- Osher Presentation: Project Tomorrow
- Futures Triangle (Padlet ideas)
- About Remake Learning
- About KnowledgeWorks
- Videos from Project Tomorrow
- Layers Thinking with Steward Brand
Remote Robotics with Tom Lauwers
Overview: Tom Lauwers will engage the Osher class in a series of remote programming opportunities to interact with virtual robots developed at the CREATE. Lab at CMU. We will use Finch 2.0 along with BirdBrain’s newly developed Remote Robots technology to allow you to remotely move and program a Finch from your home while you watch the robot over video chat. No programming or robotics experience is required!
- Remote Robots – online tool for remotely controlling a physical robot
- Video demonstrating the use of remote programming of a robot
- Birdbrain Presentation: Remote Robotics
- Osher Presentation: Remote Robotics
- Finch Robot Loan Program
- Finch Robot Programming Activities and Ideas
- Finch Robot Block Descriptions
Virtual World of Work with Stephen MacIsaac and NLA students
Overview: Stephen MacIsaac and a team of high school students and teachers will share how the Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA) transformed a traditional career placement program into a virtual work world. The NLA team will lead the Osher participants in a series of virtual experiences around the nature of modern day work.
- Example of a 21st century program that provides students with ideas for work opportunities using machine learning algorithms.
- Neighborhood Learning Alliance website
- High School U
- Future of Work is about Humans – interview with Tom VanderArk
- Future of Work: McKinsey Global Institutee
- World of Work Case Studies (Building Relationships)
- Partner4Work website
Virtual Art with Jessica Lee
Overview: Jessica Lee will share her training for a “healthy voice – healthy body – healthy life” and how this can all be taught virtually.
- Music Mends Minds website – home to organization that creates a sense of community using music
- Musicians on Call – website for organization that demonstrates the healing power of music
Pivoting and Meeting the Needs of Today’s Learners with Justin Aglio
Overview: Justin Aglio will outline how THE Readiness Institute at Penn State will usher in a new era of learning linking higher education, the business community, and K-12 into real-world endeavors. He will share ideas for how each learner, younger as well as older, can become more successful in this time of uncertainty and how things like AI will continue to grow and become part of the educational landscape. Osher participants will generate their own list of questions for Justin.
- Press release outlining the goals and mission for the Readiness Institute
- Website for Hope Moonshot, the first project for the Readiness Institute
Overview: Osher students will take at least two ideas or projects from the first five weeks of the class and create their own personal project. The final project will share how the lessons learned can make an impact on some form of learning relevant to the Osher student’s life.
- Innovations to Help Students Reconnect – ideas from Clayton Christensen Institute
I want to thank Doug Levine from LevineMusic for the music he composed for my presentations. I also want to express my gratitude to my wife, Judy, and my long-time friend, Randy Joseph, for their help testing out my presentation and other tools for the class.