What I really like is that some government departments are putting things together to just trry things, and try to make them work. Start small, iterate, and work out the bugs. This fits into that category. " Talent Cloud is the Government of Canada's experimental new hiring platform for project-based or "gig" employment. For the next few months, Government will be posting a few cool new jobs a week in digital, tech, and user experience design."
Theodore Hoppe recommended this article, which appears to be open access from Springer (49 page PDF). It surveys new approaches based on connectivity found in a number of disciplines, including systems biology, neuroscience, computational neuroscience, geomorphology, ecology and social sciences. Each investigation looks at the problem of identifying the basic unit, understanding emergent behaviour, and measuring connectivity. There's a lot of detail and it's a slow read, but good for a deep understanding of come of the commonalities of connectivity across disciplines.
This article describes a new initiative at the Canada School of Public Service to launch the Canadian Digital Academy "to improve the 'digital acumen' of all levels of public servants who are working to modernize operations, and to deliver the kind of digital services that Canadians expect." Having worked with CSPS on two projects leading to greater digital capacability over the last year or so I am happy to see this development. As Maryantonett Flumian says, “The school appears to be going through a renaissance. It has a very dynamic management team, and that team is shopping for who can provide the best service."
Audrey Watters nails it in a sentence. " The problem with American high school education, it seems, is not that students haven’t learned the “right skills.” The problem is that the systemic inequality of the school system has ensured that many students have been unable to participate fully in either the economy or, more fundamentally, in democracy."
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