I am so excited to attend this year’s TED EastsidePrep event in Seattle, WA. The theme for this year is The Evolution of Instruction.
The speakers will consist of a diverse of group of leaders, stakeholders and entrepreneurs in the worlds of education, business, technology and cognitive science.
The following question will be explored:
What could education look like in the next 5-20 years? What can be done to optimally craft an engaging, consuming, educational experience?
- What components are essential to a well-designed human experience? (in education?, in work?, in life?)
- How could the educational experience (in school and outside of school) of young people be reimagined to be a more engaging, immersive experience that leads to a desire for lifetime learning? What can schools learn from other areas (business, research, arts, craftsmen, writers, etc.) to improve their product?
- Will online education systems for post-secondary learning, adult learning and the corporate professional learning domain ever replace the instructor-led systems? To what extent could they be streamlined and merged to provide learning? Will the accreditation process be more rigorous or lax?
- How can collaboration between individuals in a course be supported by evolving social media technologies?
- How is task-based/action-oriented learning psychology changing the landscape of education systems – how can eLearning support these changes without sacrificing the value of traditional education?
- Is open courseware the way of the future? Who is leading in this domain?