Learning Without Frontiers

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Learning Without Frontiers conference held in London from January 9th-11th.

From the website,

“The last 10 years has seen unprecedented growth and development in consumer technologies at an accelerating pace beyond anything mankind has experienced. Exponential improvements in affordable digital processing power, storage, communications, computing, content distribution, reaching ever larger segments of the global population, are just some of the drivers of change in the way we now live, play and learn turning what we once imagined as science fiction into science fact.

LWF brings together leading disruptive thinkers and practitioners from the education, digital media, creative, technology and entertainment sectors to explore, share and demonstrate how new disruptive technologies are driving radical efficiencies and improvements for learning whilst offering equality of access.”

The recordings of all the talks from this conference are now available online. I though I would share what I thought were the highlights of the conference – enjoy!

Evan Roth, demonstrates and explores disruption in art and open source technology.

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Stephen Heppell reminds us of why we learn, the purpose, objective and how we may leverage the abundant technologies of the 21st century to drive positive improvements and new practice across the whole of society.

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In this inspiring talk Lord Puttnam discusses the future of the creative and digital industries, the importance of ensuring  our learners are equipped for this future and makes a call to action for a positive new disruption that leads to radically improved learning and global access.

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Jimmy Wales is the US Internet entrepreneur and wiki pioneer best known as the founder of Wikipedia. “Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge” Jimmy asks us in this talk and discusses how Wikipedia has grown, the impact it has made and the people who contribute to its creation.

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