This article focuses on the relationships between hybrid communication environments and skills that will be needed to work in Industry 4.0. It also provides models based on the nemetic system, which are useful to analyze, track, and represent hybrid interactions in extremely digitalized environments.
In August 2016, Neus Lorenzo and Ray Gallon began co-chairing the Primary and Pre-primary Teacher Education Research and Development Community (RDC) of The Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE). It started with a workshop at the 41st annual ATEE Conference, in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The focus was to coordinate projects in University Teacher Education settings that can help future teachers meet the challenges of a globalized digital world. Next workshop will take place at the ATEE conference in Dubrovnik (Croatia), 23-25 October 2017 .
Ray Gallon presented a talk at the SOAP 2015 conference, in Krakow, Poland, applying theories of Nemetics to technical communications. The problem of complex technical information, and threading our way through it, can be perceived as a “wicked” problem – one which is highly dependent on sensitive conditions, and which is nearly impossible to solve. Nemetics provides an effective approach, not for solving, but for managing this complexity.
The forces inﬂuencing higher education in a digitally globalized, plurilingual, and intercultural world present a real and current challenge. This chapter by Neus Lorenzo and Ray Gallon from the book, New Voices in Higher Education Research and Scholarship, proposes some new directions for the evolution of higher education practice, with illustrative case studies.