The Emerging Futures of Education
Horizon scanning for Education Leaders
Education is entering a period of exponential change where there is a great need for learners, teachers and leaders to learn, unlearn and relearn faster than ever before. The Emerging Futures of Education podcast hosted by LearnTech Lab will explore what the emerging futures of education might be with a range of leading futurists, thought leaders and innovators. It will have a high-tech and a high-touch focus exploring the possible impact of exponential technologies on education and learning and also the growing importance of defining and developing what is needed to enable humans to thrive in a largely automated future with a focus on the K12 sector.


All Episodes

In Episode 5 Nick talks with Dan Bowen from Microsoft about:

• Impact of the technology
• The role of a technology strategist
• The gap between supply and demand for AI based skills
• The current and potential role of AI in education
• The role of AI…

In Episode 4 Nick talks with Frank Diana about:

• The challenge to education leaders with the increasing speed of change
• The notion of ‘rehearsing the future’
• Given that we are all learners, or need to be, how we might succeed
• The changing…

In Episode 3 Nick talks with Steve Bambury about:
The role of synchronicity in his work so far
The current key trends in ed-tech
The possible impact of AI on the teaching role
The world’s first global lesson in VR
Ready Player One book version of…

In Episode 2 Nick talks with Russell Lidguard about:

•How do we prepare students for a largely automated future?
•The importance of soft skills
•How real-world learning is the future for education and how we might do this
•What might be the changes…

In Episode 1 Nick talks with Dr Peter C. Bishop about:

– The current state of education
– Where are the ‘cracks where the light gets in’
– What should we be teaching students?
– What’s important for education for students and teachers to bring about…

In this introductory episode LearnTech Lab Founders Nick Burnett and Angela O’Sullivan introduce themselves and The Emerging Futures of Education Podcast which is launching in 2020 including:

– Length and frequency of the podcasts
– A sneak preview…