Dates: June 6-10, 2017 | Register here
Prices: starting from EUR 200,-
Location: Kristiansand, Norway

World Learning Summit 2017: Smart Universities

Technologies are changing the face of learning, education, and society. A surprisingly small number of companies own that world change.

So, is the future of learning and education open? Do we foresee a sustainable future learning space available to all?

Is learning and education the last digital frontier in a world of disruption and change foreseen by few — if any?

  • How we learn: The last two decades have changed more in our technological base for learning and education than what happened in the previous two centuries.
  • How we read: The book will survive. We will continue to learn, to read and to seek out the insights that only encounters with key ideas can give. But what is a book — these days?
  • How we change: How can we as smarter universities and societies build sustainable learning for coming generations? Perhaps the key entrepreneurial question of our time.

What is a future smart university?

This is the 7th summit, and it is expected to be the largest.

World Learning Summit gathered about 200 at Stanford University in 2015, and 300 at the University of Agder in 2016.

The summit is a mix of scholarly presentations and highlights from the entrepreneurial scene.

World-class keynotes are contextualized within high-level discussion panels, in an informal setting offering opportunities to network, meet new colleagues and make new friends.

Themes and topics

  • Philosophies of Digital Learning
  • Learning & Development
  • Design based Learning
  • Corporate Learning
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Digital Futures

As the world becomes networked and digitalized, everything moves faster. Everything can in principle be monitored. Everything gets analyzed. Perhaps it is time to confront policy makers with challenge to think through more critically how technologies and the absence of media policy are shaping our learning society?

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