22 min

Innovating Together GSV AIRSHOW Fireside Chat with Minerva founder & CEO Ben Nelson The Innovating Together Podcast

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In today's episode of the “Innovating Together” podcast, host Bridget Burns from the University Innovation Alliance engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Ben Nelson, CEO and founder of Minerva. They discuss the significance of durable skills in education amidst the evolving landscape of AI. Ben emphasizes the need for education systems to move beyond binary and linear learning models, advocating for a focus on teaching students how to apply knowledge broadly. This approach ensures that learners can adapt to various challenges, including those posed by AI.

The conversation also dives into the practical challenges and opportunities of integrating these durable skills into traditional educational frameworks, addressing accreditation and policy constraints. Ben shares insights on the potential future impacts of AI on education, stressing the necessity of systematic reform to prepare students for an uncertain future.

"Effective communication skills are essential. Knowing your audience and modifying your message accordingly is a critical component."

What you will learn -


Applying learned knowledge rather than just knowing it


The importance of teaching students skills that are adaptable regardless of AI advancements


Overcoming institutional barriers by reforming curriculums


Encouragement to focus on teaching durable skills to students to prepare them for an uncertain future with AI



Learn more about Ben Nelson by visiting:

LinkedIn

Learn more about the UIA by visiting:

Website

LinkedIn

Twitter

YouTube

Facebook

This week's episode is sponsored by Mainstay, a student retention and engagement tool where you can increase student and staff engagement with the only platform consistently proven to boost engagement, retention, and wellbeing. To learn more about Mainstay, click here.

In today's episode of the “Innovating Together” podcast, host Bridget Burns from the University Innovation Alliance engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Ben Nelson, CEO and founder of Minerva. They discuss the significance of durable skills in education amidst the evolving landscape of AI. Ben emphasizes the need for education systems to move beyond binary and linear learning models, advocating for a focus on teaching students how to apply knowledge broadly. This approach ensures that learners can adapt to various challenges, including those posed by AI.

The conversation also dives into the practical challenges and opportunities of integrating these durable skills into traditional educational frameworks, addressing accreditation and policy constraints. Ben shares insights on the potential future impacts of AI on education, stressing the necessity of systematic reform to prepare students for an uncertain future.

"Effective communication skills are essential. Knowing your audience and modifying your message accordingly is a critical component."

What you will learn -


Applying learned knowledge rather than just knowing it


The importance of teaching students skills that are adaptable regardless of AI advancements


Overcoming institutional barriers by reforming curriculums


Encouragement to focus on teaching durable skills to students to prepare them for an uncertain future with AI



Learn more about Ben Nelson by visiting:

LinkedIn

Learn more about the UIA by visiting:

Website

LinkedIn

Twitter

YouTube

Facebook

This week's episode is sponsored by Mainstay, a student retention and engagement tool where you can increase student and staff engagement with the only platform consistently proven to boost engagement, retention, and wellbeing. To learn more about Mainstay, click here.

22 min

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