15 Predictions for 2022

Matt Kirchner, Host of The TechEd Podcast

Host Matt Kirchner ran manufacturing companies for 23 years and has now been in the world of tech ed for 6 years. He's using his wealth of knowledge and experience leading companies for decades to predict what today's leaders and educators must pay attention to this coming year.

We're preparing to see some major disruptions in 2022, in education, in the workforce, in our economic models, and certainly in technology. We've compiled all this data into 15 predictions to help you as you strategically plan your year.

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In this episode:

  • Opportunities coming to education in 2022 that won't last long - and how to take advantage of them now
  • Education practices that will become obsolete - and what to do instead
  • Emerging technologies employers must adopt to remain competitive
  • Actionable ideas for how education can adopt these same emerging technologies
  • The skills and credentials that will be of highest value in the future economy
  • And much, much more!


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