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Thu, 29 Oct


78 Murray St

Up-skilling For Digitalisation

With Paul Houghton

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Up-skilling For Digitalisation
Up-skilling For Digitalisation

Time & Location

29 Oct 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AWST

78 Murray St, 78 Murray St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

About the Event

As the introduction of new digital technology impacts work, especially work tasks - the need to up-skill while working requires a new model for learning which is centred around the individual. This is especially so in the case of knowledge work, a term first used in the late 1950’s, pre-digitalisation. The growth of this work over the next few decades was accelerated as digital technologies were introduced and networked which eliminated a dependence on large, physical locations near to markets.

The impact of digitalisation though is often underestimated and poorly managed, particularly where people and processes are concerned. Change is accelerating with the development of new technologies but the evolving skill requirements to make best use of these technologies are not always met by existing education systems. A new model for skills acquisition is explored, linking to MAPNet and adult learning.


Paul Houghton is a Digital Strategist from Next Learning. With a 30- year focus on management, policy, research and consulting, Paul has worked on a wide range of projects that centre around the digital world as it applies to the practical needs of organisations. This has included the role of technology in creative communities, collaboration and knowledge sharing. This broad background is now being applied in his work with Emergent Form with clients as diverse as CSIRO, UWA, Curtin and Edith Cowan Universities, the WA Government and local startup Stirling Labs. In all cases the strategic aspects of projects are supported by solid research and analysis.

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