Education's digital future

Some educators today were born after the introduction of commercial internet, while others remember when they first got email in their office. Some long for the day when they had an office, while others regard the world their home room. Some students pay huge tuition fees, out of reach for most. Some have no access to forma education, but an increasing number of people have smartphones.

Learning is everywhere, but who owns it?

About WLS

Everything moves faster, including information. How models and approaches to learning reflect this acceleration of time is one key issue.

In focus: How buildings, spaces, rooms, places, pathways and other aspects of face-to-face interaction affect learning.

As human beings and as learners we adapt to our surroundings, but what happens when boundaries change and everything in principle becomes available? What then?

Started as a modest conference in 2010, the Future Learning Lab conferences grew to a level of international networking far beyond the original plans. Since 2016, the conferences have been staged under the label World Learning Summit. All told we have had attendees from close to 40 countries. In 2016 alone, we had 50 Education Technology companies on stage. And yet, our conferences are not about technology – they all explore emergent issues in education and learning.

At our annual World learning Summits we strive to bring great speakers together with engaged listeners, educators, students, innovators and others interested, to foster good dialogs. Our summits have varied from 300-400 people and down to 50-60, depending on scope.  They usually last two days. During the COVID period we have kept them online, but as of 2023, we return to a location-based format, supported by regular online events staged through our Future Learning Lab, our hosting network.

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