This week I attended DevLearn 2017 in Las Vegas. The last time I had visited DevLearn was 10 years ago so it was good to meet up with our USA team and see how the conference had evolved. The theme for the week was “The Future of Learning”.
Two speakers at the conference caught my eye. Julian Stodd of Sea Salt Learning and Jane McGonigal a Futurist from with a PHD from UC Berkley. Julian gave a talk on ‘Social Learning’ whilst Jane would give a speech on ‘How to Think Like a Futurist‘.
The final keynote Speech in the main hall was by Jane McGonigal a futurist, game designer and best selling author.
Jane talked about how to imagine yourself in 10 years time. There are two ways of doing this.
Apparently it is much more affective to view your future in the first person.
Furthermore the more details you can put down on paper about 10 years into the future more creative you are.
These learners would have learning credits and degrees with no longer exists. Instead there would be a constant trade between companies and individuals on learning credits and people would be hired on their learning credentials not their CVs.
Jane stated that the more absurd an idea is the more likely it might become a reality in the future.