The Problem-Solving Generation
As the world gets more digitalized, it also gets more complex. We now operate on a global scale and our job in higher education is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities they will need to thrive in this new digitalization environment. Higher education can prepare them to solve problems we haven’t defined yet, using technology that hasn’t been invented, in roles that continue to shift, or do not even exist today. To thrive in this new era, colleges and universities need to help learners master critical skills like problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and the ability to continuously learn. In this talk, we will discuss the critical role of higher education and the value proposition colleges and universities bring to the problem solving generation.
CPE Category: Specialized Knowledge
Jaime Casap served as the Chief Education Evangelist at Google for more than 14 years and was the second member of the Google for Education team. In that time, Jaime launched Google’s GSuite tools into higher education and K12. He also launched Chromebooks into education and was the creator of the Google for Education Transformation Framework, a holistic approach to education transformation.
Now Jaime is partnering and collaborating with higher education institutions, school systems, and businesses around the world, helping them build transformational policies and practices to elevate education and bring equity, diversity, and inclusion into their policies and practices.
Jaime serves as an advisor to dozens of organizations focused on learning, skill development, and the future of work. He is the coauthor of “Our First Talk About Poverty,” as a way to talk to children about poverty. He is currently working on his next book, which will focus on his journey from the ghetto to Google, and what it takes to be successful.
He speaks on education, digitalization, diversity and inclusion, generation z, and the future of work at events around the world. You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap and watch his YouTube career advice videos atwww.youtube.com/jaimecasap.