Future Learning Lab is a research group, a network and an event organiser. Our focus is on the ongoing digital transformation of education and learning across the spectrum of school, work, culture, media and leisure. We take on comparative research, consultancy work., digital course development, workshops and conferences. Our main annual event is the World Learning Summit, an event that by 2018 has been attended by peers from 30 countries.
Future Learning Lab in a few short sentences.
FUTURE LEARNING LAB was established at the University of Agder in 2010. Our main goal was to create a meeting arena where researchers across the range of university disciplines could meet to learn from each other on matters dealing with the digital transformation of education and learning. We have worked through a number of research projects, while at the same time setting up a viable arena for workshops and conferences on a regular basis. Our workshops and conferences also cater to entrepreneurs, teachers and others who share our basic interest in the future of learning. Our second 5-year plan began in 2015 with an inaugural conference at Stanford University. Since 2016 our conferences have introduced world-leading speakers within a format of open collaboration and networking. In 2018 we established THE NORDIC FUTURE LEARNING NETWORK, in order to contribute to the inter-Nordic and international dialog in the field.
National FLL members
Future Learning Lab has about 12-15 national research members, depending on projects at any one given time. Our work is produced within the facuyltires of science, humanist and pedagogy studies, social science and the faculty of arts.
International FLL members come from Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Iceland, Netherlands and USA currently.
FLL´s advisory board has members from five countries, and from key institutions. The advisory board is consulted on matters related to long term planning of our agenda.
Future Learning Lab publishes proceedings from the annual conference World Learning Summit. For this and other publishing qualification purposes, an editorial board has been set up. Currently, it consists of most members from the advisory board, key researchers in the network and a number of specially invited subject matter experts.
Our research team at the University of Agder. For the entire team, please refer to our About Us menu above.
Donna K. Kidwell
Geir Cr. Johannessen
Maurice Ghislain Isabwe
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Project and event updates from our blogs
INTERNET OF THINGS This report may have interest for FLL network members: Recently made available from: Link to report here. As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more popular on campuses across the country, leading colleges and universities are preparing for the increase in data coming from sensors, smart devices and other technologies, and the[…]
“Education is the post powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, said Nelson Mandela. And he is quoted at the beginning of Stortingsmelding 25 2013, from June 13th Parliament Whitepaper 2013-2014 Education for Development. Find the report enclosed here, as it is of high relevance to potential proposal for for the upcoming Norglobal[…]
Happy to announce a new research group member — Renée Schulz, a colleague and friend to many of us for years. Renée is currently working as Assistant Professor for the Department of ICT at the University of Agder, mainly involved in gamification and serious games as well as the digitalization of courses (a master course[…]
Our annual Future Learning Lab event – World Learning Summit – brought together 150 attendees on June 7th this year for an full-day open dialog with three keynoters as well as a dozen panelists expanding on the keynotes on roundtable dialogs. The first keynote was given by Cathy Casserly, a former CEO of Creative Commons,[…]
On October 20th, Future Learning Lab offers a full day workshop on uses of video in student driven learning. CEO at WeVideo in Oslo, Erik Ræstad, is here to pilot us through som key issues relating both to uses of video as technology and more profoundly; how to tell an enganging story? Video is clearly[…]
Our summit in June 2016 was a great success, with close to 300 people visiting the first open day, and about 200 following up on day 2, about 100 on day 3. Visit our testimonials page to see comments as they come in. A main feature was of course Peter Norvig, head researcher at Google[…]
Happy to announce Derek Woodgate as our newest FLL member. Read more about him: Derek Woodgate is a consulting futurist, author, university lecturer and curator. He is President of The Futures Lab, Inc. an international futures-based consultancy, founded in 1996, which specializes in creating future potential for major corporations and institutions, He is also Vice-President and Director[…]
Our modes and ways of learning have changed dramatically over the past few decades. Take a look a little further – say, 200 years back – and the beginning of the information revolution introduced newspapers with, until then, unheard of information speeds. The enlightenment brought new ideas. Time of travel decreased. Imaginations of the world and its[…]