514 Dreaming of Electric Sheep: The Future of Learning
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 25
In 2016, the first iteration of this session explored seven aspects of emergent and innovative technology. This rolling session will be an update on that—seeing what has emerged, what has strengthened, and what has fallen by the wayside. Participants will look to the future: What will impact organizational learning in a three- to five-year time frame? What should be on your agenda right now?
This session will explore the future of learning. A grand aspiration? Yes—this is a future-facing session for people who want to look not just at what is on their doorstep, but at the things they need to put in place to shape tomorrow. This year, the topics are: (1) wearables updated: beyond Glass, (2) trusted technologies: into blockchain, (3) beyond LMS: distributed systems, and (4) connecting expertise: expert currency systems. This session is intended as a glimpse into the future; it will also be participative, as no one has all the answers.
In this session, you will learn:
- Not to consider specific technologies, but rather categories of technology and the ways they’ll transform learning
- About the impact of wearables on performance
- About AI and its impact on knowledge
- About the impact of collaborative platforms upon knowledge itself
Designers, developers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Technology discussed in this session:
Wearables: Glass to Oculus, watches to phones. AI platforms, specifically a research project out of SRI, as well as some of the bots focused on storytelling/captioning activities (photo analysis, etc.).
Author and Founder
Sea Salt Learning
Julian Stodd is the founder of Sea Salt Learning, where he helps organizations get fit for the Social Age. Julian specializes in exploring learning design, the role of communities, social collaborative technology, and social leadership.He splits his time between writing and working around the world, exploring the strategy and implementation of learning, leadership, and cultural change. Julian is the author of eight books, including Exploring the World of Social Learning and The Social Leadership Handbook, and more than a thousand articles and blog posts.