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  1. 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. 2. Schools! A thing of the past? as  we  know  them   NO as we know them
  3. 3. The “what”, “how”, “when” and “why” we learn are going to fundamentally change In the near future….
  4. 4. We can design our future!
  5. 5. 2050 Digital Task Force
  6. 6. Break down the walls
  7. 7. ◉ Classroom walls ◉ School perimeter ◉ Geographic walls ◉ Subject-domain walls ◉ Walls between teacher-learner ◉ Walls between school and real world ◉ Time-space walls
  8. 8. How we grew up in the 20th century
  9. 9. How kids grow up in the 21st century
  10. 10. How its becoming
  11. 11. How it should be
  12. 12. Its not about making it happen Its about letting it happen
  13. 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. 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. 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. 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. 17. 22 Email  me  for  access  and  copies   laouris@futureworldscenter.org
  18. 18. Egypt
  19. 19. Jordan
  20. 20. Bulgaria
  21. 21. India
  22. 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. 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. 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. 25. Envisioning and Designing the Education of Tomorrow
  26. 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. 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. 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. 29. 38 Idea Prism
  30. 30. laouris@FutureWorldsCenter.org     www.FutureWorldsCenter.org

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