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Author - Mark Brown, Director of National Institute of Digital Learning, Dublin City University. This presentation explores some of the uncomfortable realities of today’s digitally connected world. It deconstructs the current language of crisis, disruption, democratisation and re-imagination in the age of the digital society and argues the drive for greater access, quality and flexibility of education requires a type of double vision—utopia and dystopia. By looking at the bigger picture through the metaphorical lens of a telescope the presentation attempts to expand the current digital horizon by revealing some of competing and co-existing forces promoting different education futures. It asks what is our preferred future and what role does new open, online and flexible models of the classroom play in this future? The presentation concludes with a challenge for educational leaders to map and navigate there our own pathways for a better future?