An ecology is a place that evolves out of shared learning. How do we build ecologies?
It is not a topic that you will find in a school curriculum. Indeed, you will not find its underlying ethos — strategic modeling — there either.
Here are two takes on it
- Fred Wilson is trying to build an ecology in NYC to accelerate tech innovation. Here is one of the areas he has invested in — teaching kids how to interact with software. Not to code. Something more basic.
- Josh Bersin is expert in institutional learning. He writes about “10 things we have learned so far about digital learning”. Notice the focus — on institutions that already have an agenda. Not on ecology building.