The Future of Technology and Education: Trend Analysis

NMCA Workshop

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This workshop is being held at an event:
2015 NMC Summer Conference
06/09/2015 - 06/11/2015
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center 5000 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22311
NMCA Workshop Schedule:
06/09/2015 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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This session explores trends for the future of technology and education. The first phase of the workshop examines published trend reports, discussing emerging developments and how experts determine them. Themes include changes to digital technology, educational and cultural heritage institutions, and socioeconomic contexts. During the second phase the audience builds their own trend analysis based on recent events, identifying forces driving possible futures for creativity and learning. Finally participants select key trends to build up into their own scenarios. The workshop will be highly interactive, participatory, and challenging. Bring your visionary skills!

The Future of Technology and Education: Trend Analysis

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 Tuesday 9th of June 2015 09:00 AM — 12:00 PM EDT
Session Type Session Pathway Audience Skill
Preconference Workshop Technology Futures  all  all


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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.