Scenarios: Creating and Using Stories about the Future

 
NMCA Workshop

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This workshop is being held at an event:
2016 NMC Summer Conference
06/13/2016 - 06/16/2016
MAGIC Center 159 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester Rochester, NY 14623
NMCA Workshop Schedule:
06/14/2016 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
Not available at this time
 

This workshop introduces the theory and practice of scenarios, creative stories about possible futures for education and technology. After an introductory presentation, participants explore a group of pregenerated scenarios to learn how best to use them. Next we build practice scenarios, drawing on a set of major trends partially determined by participants, testing out several methods. We conclude by exploring how best to use scenarios to improve futures capacity and thinking in one’s organization and institution.

Scenarios: Creating and Using Stories about the Future

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 Tuesday 14th of June 2016 01:00 PM — 04:00 PM EDT
 
Session Type Session Pathway Audience Skill
Preconference Workshop Technology Futures  all  all

Faculty

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Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander Consulting

Bryan Alexander is a futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education. He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation on doppelgangers in Romantic-era fiction and poetry. Then Bryan taught literature, writing, multimedia, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. There he also pioneered multi-campus interdisciplinary classes, while organizing an information literacy initiative. From 2002 to 2014 Bryan worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies. With NITLE he held several roles, including co-director of a regional education and technology center, director of emerging technologies, and senior fellow. Over those years Bryan helped develop and support the nonprofit, grew peer networks, consulted, and conducted a sustained research agenda. In 2013 Bryan launched a business, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC. Through BAC he consults throughout higher education in the United States and abroad. Bryan also speaks widely and publishes frequently. His two most recent books are Gearing Up For Learning Beyond K-12 and The New Digital Storytelling.