Creating the Future of Learning

  • May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Having a window into the disruptions that will reshape learning over the next decade allows us to respond creatively rather than to fear how we can prepare learners for an uncertain future. Especially, when education is potentially facing a decade of deep disruption of the scope that Amazon brought to retail and iTunes brought to the music industry. The question is: Are we ready to respond effectively to create a diverse learning ecosystem in which educators, learners, and families create many different combinations of learning resources and experiences to reflect their particular needs, interest, and goals? Or, are we part of a doomed educational landscape?

In this session participants will:

  • examine key trends shaping the future of learning.
  • assess the implications that trends are having on today’s education system.
  • explore Recombinant Education forecasting.
  • evaluate strategic possibilities and opportunities these changes present for educators.


Jason Swanson is the director of Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks. As the director, Jason explores the future of learning, helping stakeholders translate future insights into forward thinking visions for transforming education. Jason is a graduate of the University of Houston’s Master of Foresight program, and Emerging Fellow for the Association of Professional Futurists.

Katherine Price is Senior Director of Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks, and is one of the foremost educational futurists in the United States. As such she explores the future of learning, speaks and writes about the trends shaping education and helps education stakeholders strategize about how to become active agents of change in pursuing their ideal visions for the future learning ecosystem. Since 2007, Katherine has worked with education stakeholders around the country to explore how they might transform education so as to create better possibilities for all young people.  Katherine holds a BA in English from Ohio Wesleyan University; an MA in English from the University of Iowa; and an MBA from The Open University.


Source Organization: National Institute for Student-Centered Education

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