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Resources For Your Education Destination

Why do you need to reinvent your learning environment? Unsure what the future of education might look like?   Not sure you know how to imagine what skills students will need or what they’ll need to know in 2035?

There is a growing body of insight, advice, and predictions you can tap into right here, to begin to create the vision for your community’s learning environment. This resource page is a portal to the future of education. Keep checking here for the latest predictions and pontifications, and please let us know of your favorites.

Predicting Educational Technology

We might conclude that technology changes so rapidly that we can’t possibly envision what it will be like 25 years from now. But, that is simply not true.  If you’re not convinced, watch the Knowledge Navigator, a video created at Apple in 1987, when the web, tablet computers, and personal agents were science fiction.

Visionaries

Joel Barker
Joel popularized the concept of the paradigm shift – times of major change when old models give way to new. He says the role of leadership is to find, recognize and secure the future. For over 25 years he has provided tools and methods to help organizations think strategically during times of great change.  His breakthrough video Discovering the Future propelled Joel to become one of the great strategy thinkers.

Sir Ken Robinson
Ken Robinson is a writer, researcher, adviser, teacher and speaker with a mission to transform the culture of education and organizations with a richer conception of human creativity and intelligence.  His books, speeches, and videos have inspired  people around the world to rethink how we teach and learn. One of his most popular videos is Changing Education Paradigms, an animated chalk talk on the problems with the way our schools work.

Paul Saffo
Paul is a futurist and forecaster with over two decades experience exploring the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He is Managing Director of Foresight at Discern Analytics, and teaches at Stanford University where he is also a Visiting Scholar in the Stanford Media X research network. His web site has a collection of articles that help break down barriers to predicting the future.

Alan Kay
Alan has been a leader and visionary for educational technology  for nearly 30 years. He is currently the president of Viewpoints Institute, a non-profit thinktank for learning systems and the “design for learning.” Viewpoints website is packed with thought-provoking information about how digital technology can aid teaching and learning.