Creating Education 4.0 for learning technologists.
This short workshop, presented by a passionate learning technologists with innovation academic will enable learning technologists to engage with each other to start considering how they can positively impact on Education 4.0.
In 2019 tectonic forces continue to reshape life, economies and jobs around the world. The constantly changing and reshaped future world is where Higher and Further Education will wish to contribute to and benefit from the next stage of paradigm shifts. Learning Technologists have a critically important role as ´bridges to the future´.
We need to work together within the incredibly complex adaptive system that contours our existence, and steer towards our preferred and viable futures. It would be helpful to bring your mobile device, with Padlet loaded if possible.
The next Web- Web 4.0 – is the ‘symbiotic web’. The symbiosis is between artificial and human intelligences and how they interact and gain experiences from each other. They become a team – learning from each other. Whilst over quite a few years computers, have been undertaking ever more complex tasks and fast, Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents technological applications now becoming competent in aspects that we previously thought only human brains could undertake. It is this development (which was preceded by and builds upon Web 1, 2 and 3) that takes Web 4.0 into the unknown, and points to an awakening of Education 4.0.
We need to mirror symbiosis- the best of technology with the best of human teaching. We know that in education that major changes take a very long time. Many discussions around Industry and Education 4.0 are couched around the technologies themselves. There’s a paradox here – that the most valuable skills of all in the future will those that are intrinsically blatantly human- creativity, critical thinking, responsive communication and out and out human collaboration. Therein lie our clues!
The session will be the start of an interaction conversation about the key contributions creative learning technologists can make to realizing Education 4.0.
- Brief explanations – Industry 4.0, Technology 4.0, Education 4.0. Intervention & discussion- 10 mins
- Starting from now- a systems framework for travelling over the horizon. – Explanations – 5 mins
- Creating new maps of 4.0 education futures – table groups – work-shopping – 25 mins
- Visual presentations of preferred & viable futures- table groups- 15 mins
- Summary for ‘take away’. 5 mins