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It could be video games. Bioengineering. Or health care. All of these forces and more are explored on the KnowledgeWorks Foundation and Institute for the Future 2006-2016 Map of Future Forces Affecting Education.

Look around the map. Explore it. While we'd never suggest that this map contains all of the answers and perfectly predicts the future, it does offer a clear point of view based on countless hours of research, analysis and expert opinion. Think of the map as a provocative tool, as the beginning of a movement, or, at the very least, part of a good conversation. Join in. And help us shape the future.

2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning
We'd like to offer you a sneak preview of what's coming on the 2020 Forecast, which is being released in January 2009. Each month, we will share some of the new impact areas and trends with you, and each month, we will ask for your feedback.
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Future of Education Blog
The blog is dedicated to finding and discussing people, projects, events, and resources that exemplify the trends forecasted by the Foundation's Map of Future Forces Affecting Education.
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LEARNING AGENTS: A DISCUSSION OF NEW ROLES AND FUNCTIONS FOR SUPPORTING LEARNING
Teachers and administrators won't be the only educators in the new learning landscape. Discover new roles envisioned for learning agents in educating our children in the future, and examine ways in which we might prepare today's emerging educators for these roles.
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FAMILIES AND THE EMERGING LEARNING ECONOMY
Read how sixteen families plan learning strategies for their children in the new learning economy, a learning system comprising a vast array of services, products and resources beyond the traditional classroom environment. See what choices they made, and discover new options you never knew about!
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