Strange as it may sound, December 11th 2017 is the first time the Social Science Faculty leadership group has invited Future Learning Lab to present itself to the group in a meeting. One wonders why it took so long? There may be few better approaches than to simply present the original concept idea which in 2011 gathered about 75 UiA staff for a two day workshop to reflect on what can be done together to engage in a two-campus-wide dialog on the challenge of meeting tomorrow´s digital society issues and concerns.
Learning is only one of these digitalization issues, but education as a social institution taps into a range of others: eHealth is to an extent a matter of eLearning. Adaptive workplaces demands strategies and planning of learning to change. Anyhow, this is how we approached it and have continued to invite the university management in, every year, since then.
Since 2011, Future Learning Lab has built a research group, a center, and a network with international connections at high levels. We have done research projects, workshops and conferences funded by several funding agencies, totaling about 6-7 million Norwegian kroner — not counting. Our network runs an annual conference that attracts 150-300 attendees every year, depending on themes.
Here are four basic ideas to present to the SV leader group – questions most universities now ask themselves:
- Education´s digital future is interdisciplinary and fundamental. How does one approach it?
- The new digital sharing economy alters the relation between universities and their respective regions. How so — for particular regions, at particular times? Like ours?
- Understanding the digital learning paradigm, entails more than technology and pedagogy – it entails sociology, philosophy and organizational analyses. Among other things. What is the better approach to achieve that dialog?
- The future of learning and education is also a context of the future of scholarship in the digital age — the designs, interactions, spaces, and places in which scholarship is actualized and assembled. How does one study the future – that which has yet to happen?
In short, these are questions asked by many – this is what we proposed in 2011 and have pursued since. This website contains a wide range of materials to help spur that dialog along.
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, […]
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We´re happy to announce Fount LeRon Schults as new member of our Future Learning Lab research group. LeRon will be presenting himself and his ongoing project MODRN in s meeting this coming fall. Here is a link to LeRon´s website. Hopefully we´ll also see more of his ideas coming into planning the 2017 version of the […]
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 […]
Hvordan påvirker digitaliseringen hverdagslivet vårt? Les UiA forsker Morten Goodwins kronikk på www.forskning.no – her er åpningen: / “Da minibanker ble innført på slutten av 70-tallet, var de både billigere og bedre enn bankansatte. Ingen med vettet i behold vil i dag kreve minibanker fjernet for å få flere funksjonærer i arbeid. Det minibanken gjorde […]