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  • 1. Harnessing Collective Intelligence from within Mobile Learning Apps
 A path towards designing better Futures 
 Yiannis  Laouris   Future  Worlds  Center   NETS  University 2014  eLearning  Innovations  Conference
  • 2. Schools! A thing of the past? as  we  know  them   NO as we know them
  • 3. The “what”, “how”, “when” and “why” we learn are going to fundamentally change In the near future….
  • 4. We can design our future!
  • 5. 2050 Digital Task Force
  • 6. Break down the walls
  • 7. ◉ Classroom walls ◉ School perimeter ◉ Geographic walls ◉ Subject-domain walls ◉ Walls between teacher-learner ◉ Walls between school and real world ◉ Time-space walls
  • 8. How we grew up in the 20th century
  • 9. How kids grow up in the 21st century
  • 10. How its becoming
  • 11. How it should be
  • 12. Its not about making it happen Its about letting it happen
  • 13. A dream for Africa “… re-define the tools, methods and purpose of education, in light of relevant socio-, techno-, economic changes” The “what”, “how”, “when” and “why” we learn are going to fundamentally change
  • 14. “the dream” 1991 ! ➢ We envisioned that introducing advanced computer technology in the lives of a critical number of young children using an educationally responsible, socially relevant and peace-enhancing curriculum would allow us to “transcend” the country’s educational and political life and move the new generation a decade ahead.
  • 15. “… to re-define the tools, methods and purpose of education, in light of relevant social change” The vision statement Ever-changing technologies CYBER KIDS Method Back to philosophy Learning=food, pleasure
  • 16. 1 2 3 4 5 Centers Entrepreneurs Instructors Students (x10) 0 100 200 300 400 Expansion of Cyber Kids Centers Entrepreneurs Instructors Students (x10) 15% of the population!!
  • 17. 22 Email  me  for  access  and  copies   laouris@futureworldscenter.org
  • 18. Egypt
  • 19. Jordan
  • 20. Bulgaria
  • 21. India
  • 22. It is not about arguing for the superiority of child-centered educational paradigms, but how to design the best possible environments and methodologies to maximize the benefits of its implementation.
  • 23. Laouris,  (2014).  Teams  Construct  Knowledge  During  Project-­‐Driven  Social  Interactions:  A  Facet  of  the  CYBER  Kids  Method.  In:  Feller,   Sebastian  and  Ilker  Yengin  (eds.),  Educating  in  Dialog.  Constructing  meaning  and  building  knowledge  with  dialogic  technology,  John   Benjamins  Publishing  Company,  111-­‐131.
  • 24. ➢ Curriculum declared “public domain” ➢ Contact me for collaborations ➢ Replicate the experiment at larger scale ➢ Go Mobile ➢ Develop a local, bottom-up vision A dream for Africa A dream is powerful when it is shared
  • 25. Envisioning and Designing the Education of Tomorrow
  • 26. The Science of Dialogic Design From the Athenian Agora to the Club of Rome to the Information Age Harnessing Collective Intelligence and Collective wisdom
  • 27. “The  science  of  dialogue  is  truly  a  science  that  enables   people  from  all  walks  of  life  to  become  ‘systems  thinkers.’     This  is  the  sole  rationale  for  its  invention  and  evolution.”   -­‐Aleco  Christakis
  • 28. IDEAS have properties ■ They are Responses to a Triggering Question ■ Have a Father/mother ■ Coded with a Number ■ Have CONTENT ■ Belong to CATEGORIES ■ Have short clarification ■ No idea should be LOST (Documentation) ■ Ideas GROW (when discussed) ■ Search for similarities ■ Search for influence of one idea on another
  • 29. 38 Idea Prism
  • 30. laouris@FutureWorldsCenter.org     www.FutureWorldsCenter.org