Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Opening Keynote

Andrew Zolli, Futurist was the opening key note speaker. I podcast of this session can be viewed here. In this session Andrew promoted the importance of creativity and innovation in learning. He highlighted key factors that are shaping our world in the next 10 to 20 years. He argued that the whole of civilisation is shifting rapidly with a digital divide being created by what is possible and what is fundable. He believes that in the future virtually anything that can be done now a computer will be doing so what does that leave us?

CREATIVITY = Think , Look , Play, Imagine

He believes there will be five things which will define tomorrow’s world.

1. Demographics. Oceania 40 percent' growth.

2. Environment Altitudes and Values.

3. Learning place.

4. Coping with Choice and Complexity

5. Redefining Literacy.

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