In less than 30 years, education has gone global, online and digital. We now know everything, all the time, everywhere. And yet, being a teacher and being a student is still very much a local thing: We go to our classroom. We plan, as teachers. We plan our lectures and class hours. Our students do the same: They know stuff students before did not. They have information outlets students before, did not. Students and teachers alike seek the meaningful in a world of fleeting information. We live with the noise, and we understand that the classroom of tomorrow is different.
The classroom of today has boundaries, the classroom of tomorrow does not.
As teachers we are called upon to understand this brave new ecology of media rich education. We struggle with the rigid formats of national plans and planning. We struggle with the technology. We struggle with our habits. Should we take the digital challenge seriously? Does it mean anything? And if yes, what?
Welcome to World Learning Summit, 2018!
For the 8th year in a row, we offer a space and a place for teachers, policymakers, EdTech entrepreneurs and those generally interested to join in a conversation.