Future of Work + Learning
In my role as CNM’s Academic Fellow for the Future of Work + Learning, I write guest columns to help spark discussion at CNM about how we prepare for the future of…
Originally published on CNM Newslink. Erica Barreiro, CNM’s new Academic Fellow for the Future of Work + Learning, will be writing guest columns throughout the year to …
“You are not working from home; you are at your home during a crisis trying to work.”
I’ve seen the sentiment above expressed in various social media posts, and I think it captures a thought circling in my head since my first column on remote work was published two weeks ago.
I’m conducting meetings in my bedroom, in the living room, and (when the sun is out) on our outdoor patio.
When I started my fellowship on the future of work in September, I was inspired by companies who were pioneering future-of-work practices like remote work…
This Friday the 13th, I’ll be watching the newest season of The Expanse, a TV series set 200 years in the future. (It’s based upon the books co-written by two authors living in New Mexico.) I admit to being a bit of a sci-fi geek, and one reason I geek out on sci-fi is because these stories help me imagine what the future of technology might look like.
A couple weeks ago, I was staying overnight in a Santa Fe hotel and overheard a horrific exchange between a couple who had a reservation and the desk agent. The wife was upset because the bathroom in their room, designated as “accessible,” was not large enough to accommodate her husband’s wheelchair. The desk clerk responded by stating the room met ADA (American with Disabilities Act) standards. Things went downhill from there.
You cannot imagine the possibilities of the future, without understanding the history that has shaped your present. The theme of this year’s Convocation was “The Future of…” and, as this year’s academic fellow exploring the future of work + learning, it was a true honor to serve as co-emcee for the event.
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About Erica Barreiro
In love with the equity mission of education, I started my career as a high school teacher working primarily with “at-risk” youth and later taught and created programs to prepare future teachers. I then served as the Dean for the School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences at a large urban community college for 7 years. As a student of curriculum and pedagogy, I am fascinated by how emerging research and trends in work and learning can be leverage to drive a redesign of academic learning. I am currently engaged at my community college in a one-year fellowship researching, ideating, and facilitating dialog to reimagine post-secondary education in ways that will provide individuals with more agency in shaping their future of work and life in the age of the 4th industrial revolution.