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Befriend with the machines


Befriend with the machines



21st century skills are a broad set of knowledge, skills, work habits and character qualities to ensure well-being, participation and employment that are needed in our nowadays rapidly changing society. Befriend with the machines is one of the skills zones that are part of the 21st century skills. Befriend the machine skills need to be continuously increased, improved and changed due to the fast technology developments.

Peer-interviews with young people showed that not everybody is aware of their technical and digital skills, knowledge and attitude that they are using daily, neither are young people always aware that there are a lot opportunities that can help to develop Befriend the machine skills. Technical innovation development is fast, imaganing what 2030 will look like, will help in knowing what skills you need to devlop. Many young people can learn from friends, from games, from sports, from employers and so on.

In this learning playlist you will find 2 businesses (Warp VR and Hoffmann) that share their work and expertice concering the Befriend with the Machine skills zone. Also they have 2 challenges for you to respond at. This will make your Befriend with the Machine skills awareness grow.
Another highlight of this learning playlist is the opportunity to take part in the Mozilla Festival workshop and designing an learning activity for young people. We invite you in this activity to think about something technical or digital that has your interest and then think how you can share your knowledge, skill or attitude with young people so the awareness of the Befriend the machine skills zone will grow.

The future ready activity will let you think about the future, what will it look like? This will give you an idea what to prepare for so you already you can start learning not only for what you need to have for skills today, but more over, which skills you would need to have tomorrow, so you know how to create your learning path.

The Befriend with the machines learning playlist is part of the projects Digital Generation Youth and Cities of learning, youth co-design learning, civic and career pathways where the skill zone Befriend the machine is one of topics that will be spoken about among young people.

Feel free to complete all activities or just 1, you are the one that creates your own learning path! For each activity you can earn an open badge.When you finish all activities you will earn the learning playlist open badge. You can share these open badges for example at your CV.

Most of all, enjoy learning!

Activities to complete

Complete the following activities, earn badges and you will see your playlist progress updated
MozillaFestival: Befriend with the Machines - awareness campaign
3 hours
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#think analytically
#cyber security
#model sensor
#digital communication and collaboration
#promote social awareness
#plan future capacity requirements
#education administration
Activities: 8
Started: 13
Completed playlist: 0
Time to complete: 6 hours 45 minutes


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