Education is entering a period of exponential change where there is a great need for learners, teachers and leaders to learn, unlearn and relearn faster than ever before.
The Emerging Futures of Education podcast hosted by LearnTech Lab will explore what the emerging futures of education might be with a range of leading futurists, thought leaders and innovators.
It will have a high-tech and a high-touch focus exploring the possible impact of exponential technologies on education and learning and also the growing importance of defining and developing what is needed to enable humans to thrive in a largely automated future with a focus on the K12 sector.
LearnTech Lab are Nick Burnett and Angela O’Sullivan and for more info and to sign up for The Emerging Futures of Education weekly newsletter please visit www.learntechlab.com”.
With thanks to Sam Burnett for composing the intro and outro music “For What Is To Come”
Ep 20 Hayley McQuire
In Episode 20 Nick talks with Hayley McQuire about: An Indigenous Perspective of the Future and Past of Education
- Is what we have been doing preparing our youth for the future?
- Recognising different cultural lenses and Cultural Intelligence
- The importance of community
- Acknowledging the past to assist in moving forward
- Understanding your place in the world
- Great examples of where the emerging future is already happening
- Coming together around the ‘Wicked Problem’
- What is education for and the possibilities around community ownership and responsibility
- What legacy do you want to leave for 7 generations from now?
Bio for Podcast:
Co-Founder and National Coordinator of the National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition.
Passionate about supporting young people to be critical and active drivers in our education ecosystem, where Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing are embedded and tied to the aspirations of both Indigenous Nations and our young people.
Committed to building on the work of my Old People who paved the way in Indigenous education and facilitating opportunities to share and learn with Indigenous Peoples internationally.
Former Australian Representative on the Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) for the United Nations Global Education First Initiative. The YAG acted as an advisory body, which represents and gives voice to the views of youth around the world on education.
Also, former UNICEF Australia Youth Ambassador, GPE Youth Champion and presenter of the Deadly Vibe on Radio 4US Rockhampton
19 Leanne Kemp Curiosity and Everlearning
In Episode 19 Nick talks with Leanne Kemp about:
• Seeing the world through two-dimensions – physical and digital
• The art and science of leadership and listening
• Blitzscaling through teaming and re-teaming
• Why every CEO should have a Chief Entrepreneur
• The importance of a curious mind
• Everledger and Everlearning
• The importance of anti-fragility both physical and mental
• Improving digital literacy
Bio for Podcast:
Leanne Kemp is Founder and CEO of Everledger and Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. She is a prominent figure in the technology sector and recognised internationally as an innovator and leader. Her company Everledger uses Blockchain technology to track high-value assets such as diamonds, art and wine with the aim of increasing transparency and trust with technology.
In 2018, her entrepreneurial success saw her appointed as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur in Australia, to develop the state’s startup ecosystem, attract investment and support job creation. She is the first woman entrepreneur to hold this position. In 2019 her tenure as Chief Entrepreneur was extended for another year, the first time the role has been extended since its creation.
Leanne works on a global scale to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation and is an advocate of sustainability in business. Leanne’s roles include:
CEO and Founder, Everledger
Queensland Chief Entrepreneur
Co-Chair, Global Future Council on the Future of Manufacturing, World Economic Forum
Member, Global Future Council on Blockchain, Circular Economy and Global Battery Alliance with the World Economic Forum
Board of Stewards for Accelerating Sustainable Production, World Economic Forum
Regional Ambassador of Australia, Global Blockchain Business Council
Co-Chair, Sustainable Trade Action Group, World Trade Board
Advisor, IBM Blockchain Platform Board of Advisors
Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Future Environment, Queensland University of Technology
Leanne is a two times Patent Inventor as well as holding the following prominent awards include:
Advancing Identification Matter (AIM) Global Allan Gilligan Award 2019
Advance Technology Innovation Award 2018
Innovator of the Year 2018 (Women in IT Awards, London)
Innovator of the Year 2016 (Women in IT Awards, London)
Top 26 Coolest Women in UK Tech, 2016 (Business Insider)
Top 30 Female Innovators (Brummell Magazine)
The link to unKempt Podcast - https://www.chiefentrepreneur.qld.gov.au/podcast
OQCE Social media channels:
LinkedIn- Queensland Chief Entrepreneur
Twitter – QChiefEntrepren
Facebook – QChiefEntrepreneur
Instagram – qchiefentrepreneur
Leanne’s social media:
Twitter: Leanne_kemp https://twitter.com/leanne_kemp
Instagram: leannemkemp https://www.instagram.com/leannemkemp/
Episode 18 Dan Fish Democratising Learning
In Episode 18 Nick talks with Dan Fish about:
- The Six D’s of digital transformation
- GO1 – The Spotify of learning
- Cradle to the grave learning
- The opportunity with adding a data layer to learning
- Capturing the learner journey
- Capturing the intangible learning
- How do we identify/assess what is useful?
- The possibilities of using AI/tech to assess and keep the learning record and suggest new learning experiences
Bio for Podcast:
Dan is a futurist, thought leader and entrepreneur in education & technology, Dan is passionate about the important role these industries play at a societal level. After a successful career in advertising he spent a number of years working in child welfare for both international and local NGOs. Here he saw the very real impact education, or a lack there of, could have on the planet. The last 15 years have been spent working for a number of successful technology businesses with a particular leaning towards education, career & the future of work.
Most recently Dan has held leadership positions at Australian success story SEEK and now heads up strategy at GO1; another exciting Australian start-up backed by SEEK, Microsoft and Salesforce in recent rounds of fundraising. Dan believes in the exponential opportunity that now exists, thanks to technology, in helping democratise education and support personalised & contextualised lifelong learning.
You can also visit the company site and find out more about GO1 by clicking on https://www.go1.com
17 Anuraj Gambhir – Wearables and the ‘Smart’ School
In Episode 17 Nick talks with Anuraj Gambhir about:
•The ‘Smart’ School
•STEM to STEAM to ESTEAM
•Story-doing and story-living as opposed to story telling
•Wearables – Wear 2 Able - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/future-wear-to-able-anuraj-gambhir/
oUse of BCI’s to improve learning
oHeartmath – brain:heart coherence
•White Mirror https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/white-mirror-wall-what-does-future-hold-us-all-anuraj-gambhir/
•The importance of Mindsets
•De-cluttering the mind to unleash the Serendipity Mindset
Anuraj Gambhir is an internationally recognized Exponential Thought Leader, Strategic Business/Startup Advisor and Technology Visionary. Anuraj is an Innovation Evangelist, Business Strategist on the outside and Altruist, Philosopher on the inside, and a million things in between. He is focused on shaping the future of humanity from ‘mindset to heartset’. As an Innovation catalyst and Transdisciplinary expert Anuraj assists organizations to spearhead their innovation agenda. He has over 28 years’ experience working across the mobile ecosystem, spanning 5 continents. Some prominent companies he has worked with include NASA/JPL, Optus, Logica/Aethos, T-Mobile, Orange, GSM Association, Sharp, Siemens, Spice, Ericsson, MTS, Globacom, SingularityU.
16 - Simone Planté AI developments and implications for living and learning
In Episode 16 Nick talks with Simone Planté about:
- Is AI the electricity of the future?
- Dystopia or Utopia in relation to AI
- The importance of ethics in the development of AI in relation to biases
- No-code algorithms and therefore reduced need to learn coding
- The importance of creativity, ethics and debating for students
- What we all need to know about AI
- O2O – offline to online in education and learning
- AI in Education in China
- When do we allow augmentation and when don’t we?
Bio for Podcast:
Simone is passionate about artificial intelligence for positive human impact. Simone has spent over 20 years working with, advising and investing in technology companies globally: as an investment banker, entrepreneur and Venture Capital Partner. Simone is Founder and Managing Partner of HumAIn Capital, based in Sydney, advising organisations and investing in Artificial Intelligence & deep tech for positive human impact.
She is passionate about complex systems and "O2O": bridging the gap between Offline (human systems) and Online (artificial intelligent systems). Simone began her career in investment banking with Morgan Stanley corporate finance, working with some of the leading technology pioneers in Silicon Valley, followed by founding several tech startups with successful exits. After living abroad for over 20 years: in San Francisco, New York, London and Hong Kong, Simone recently returned to Australia.
15 - Peter Xing Transhumanism and Education
15 – Peter Xing – Transhumanism and Education
In Episode 15 Nick talks with Peter Xing about:
- Transhumanism 101
- Brain-computer Interfaces and implications for learning
- Nanobots possible role in learning
- Do we need to understand consciousness to ‘solve’ the general AI problem?
- Do we need to merge with AI to ensure we don’t become irrelevant?
- The final state of the universe!
- The need to be proactive in use and awareness of the technology developments
- The importance of narrowing the digital divide
- Why banning mobile phones is a terrible idea
Bio for Podcast:
Peter is a keynote speaker on transhumanism and emerging technologies, helping individuals and organisations navigate disruptive technology and innovation.
He works on the strategy, design and delivery of data analytics, machine learning and automation projects to high growth and large multinational organisations. He is also the co-founder of
Transhumanism Australia, a community of technologists who work in and create positive impact through emerging technologies.
Peter speaks on transhumanism, artificial intelligence, blockchain, IoT, biotech, nanotech, healthtech and other emerging technologies which help humans overcome the limitations of biology by augmenting and enhancing our intelligence, healthy longevity and wellbeing.
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