The world of education and learning is changing at an accelerated pace. Students are more mobile than ever. Digital technologies are reshaping learning institutions, practices and our very understanding of what learning is. Jobs and workplaces are affected too, as new technologies replace people with machines and software. Learning is to an increasing extent integrated with all kinds of different media. Social media and new, emergent information and communication cultures alter learning practices as home, on our leisure time. Globalising networks are forming around online learning platforms, impacting on the vey notion of access to information and learning.
Like the music industry, film and publishing a few years back, education and learning is now confronted with the full force of media and digital technologies transforming society. Being at the forefront of digital society transformation is a question of will and capacity to adapt. How do we as educators, learners and learning institutions respond? How does the emergent learning ecosystem challenge established norms, politics and practises – does it?
Keynote entrepreneurs in residence
Other speakers you will hear
WELCOME TO OUR 6th. ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Please join us for the 2016 World Learning Summit in Kristiansand, South Norway on June 14th - 16th where we will pursue these questions in our 6th annual conference. The June 2016 World Learning Summit promises to be a valuable event for academics, entrepreneurs and education leaders interested in the changing landscape of learning and education. Together we will explore the lifelong learning arc for those across the globe, and the role of networks and community in that journey.
The event is hosted and convened by the Future Learning Lab international research network.
Conference host is University of Agder in South Norway, in collaboration with the HStar Institute at Stanford University. At the 2016 World Learning Summit we will continue our conversation from Stanford in 2015, with world class keynotes and three parallel workshop tracks for (1) scholars in a wide range of academic fields, (2) corporate/lifelong learning interests and (3) entrepreneurship.
We promise our usual mix of high velocity presentations, probing panels and a lot of time for networking. Join us, and be welcome!
Academic projects and research – track A
Join up to present your research paper and listen to peers in panel based research workshops.
PhD students especially welcome.
Corporate / lifelong learning - track B
As society changes, education goes digital and new platforms deliver it anywhere. New worlds open up for workplace learning. Technology removes jobs and challenges private and public sector workplaces to adapt. In the C-track we will discuss challenges and opportunities for these "future learning spaces".
Entrepreneurship – track C
Our 2013 super Entrepreneurship and Acceleration workshop returns, with a twist. Join other entrepreneurs in the area of education and technology, for several days of sharing and discussing insights.
WHY SHOULD I SIGN UP?
World Learning Summit 2016 — Norway
COME JOIN US, RESERVE YOUR SPOT
You can join us for a single day getting in all the main speakers. Or you can join us foe the full three-day event, and take part in one of our workshops and more joint interaction between the workshops. Have dinner with us on the lovely dock outside one of Norway´s truly great conference venues -- we promise you; you will never forget. Bring your friends. Expect a great time.
One of the key features of our conferences is the informal talks and chance to meet people you seldom get to talk with. We key our numbers small and there is always a mix of academic people in the forefront, interesting entrepreneurs with good stories and cases, as well as people who teach, who explore and who create.