Education of Future, Learning of Tomorrow and Technology to change Our Life with it.
We are rapidly entering a new era in which our economy, our institutions, and our societal structures – indeed, the very bedrock of our lives – are shifting at an accelerating pace. With the help of technology this new era of education promises to change learning so dramatically that both the ways in which education prepares learners for the future and the reasons why people pursue learning could look drastically different in future than they do today.
Many factors are contributing to this era shift, among them new social norms, organizational approaches, and economic models. Above all, exponential advances in digital technology is changing our world at an unprecedented pace.
Our devices are becoming increasingly smaller, more efficient, connected, and affordable. We do not just use them; we wear them as extensions of our bodies and adornments to ourselves. Data is captured in vast amounts, creating ever more detailed images of our realities, behaviors, and patterns.
Increasingly sophisticated computational tools and algorithms are ushering in smart machines such as driver-less cars; robots that work alongside humans; and digital helpers that can think, learn, anticipate our needs and wants, and even create art. Such developments are disrupting organizational and business models, re-configuring civic relationships, and changing the role of employment in people’s lives. They will also have a profound effect on how, when, and why people learn.
Given the many possible futures that could unfold, the next decade represents a critical window of choice. More specifically, we have many choices to make about what learning might look like and whether education supports everyone in navigating rapidly changing landscapes.
We urgently need to find the right approaches to education as the world around it changes. As a continuous critique and commentary on the impacts on people, structure and societies, please find the attached Blog for ready reference. This would be a series of comments that I excerpt and connect to lay the foundations of why “I am Because We Are”.