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The Future of Work: Technology Beckons

International Journal of Instructional Media Volume 32, Number 3, ISSN 0092-1815


In the schools, each day, teachers see cell phones, laptops, iPods, personal digital assistants, computer games and more. They are struggling to cope with this technological profusion as new devices seem to appear almost daily. With the pace of technological change, the emergence of new technologies, demographic changes and trends towards globalization, schools and teachers lace tremendous challenges to help their students prepare for the world opening before them. In this article, the author discusses the future of work, the role of technology and how teachers should be helping their students to prepare for the future. While the future cannot be predicted with certainty, the major trends discussed in this article suggest that greater technological skills coupled with technical expertise will give students the competitive edge in higher education and the workforce of tomorrow.


Donlevy, J. (2005). The Future of Work: Technology Beckons. International Journal of Instructional Media, 32(3),. Retrieved August 14, 2020 from .

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