Tomorrow's World Edition: The Future of Edtech

  • June 18, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Speaker 1: Alastair Somerville (@acuitydesign): Director of Acuity Design and expert on sensory UX.

Alastair runs very popular workshops exploring sensory UX and how advances in neuroscience, haptics and wearable technologies can transform human interactions with mobile devices. He also explores ways in which we can enjoy our extended middle and old ages by adapting to cognitive and physical impairments - a subject of increasing importance in discussions of lifelong learning.

Speaker 2: Richard Adams: Consultant, Author, Creative Technologist (@dickyadams). 

Richard will talk about about how smart systems are emerging that could theoretically deliver truly personalized learning and remove the  need for teachers/schools in their traditional roles; freeing schools to become  places for socializing.

Speaker 3: Dr Brian Quinn, Fire Mapper and Fire Behaviour Analyst

Dr Quinn returns to LEGup to talk about his work at Hanging Rock, Australia. His PhD focused on mapping bushfires in order to train firefighters how to tackle them more effectively. He'll talk about how his work has progressed in recent years, and the role of live and synthetic simulations in training.


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  • Charles K.

    I'll be along, and I'll also be looking for (paid) coders and (paid) artists for a couple of (funded) games I have in the pipes. Come find me. I'm the old guy with the American accent.

    3 · June 17

    • Kirsten C.

      Just in case not many folk see this comment, let me know what you're after and I'll help you get the word out.

      June 17

    • Attila K.

      Hi Charles, I am a coder and know few more. You can contact me: [masked]

      June 19

  • Steven G.

    I liked the impromptu brewery tour at the end... oh... sorry... that was just for me ;) <gd&r>

    June 19

  • Ian W.

    As the fake Mark E Smith On Twitter would say: "Very professional". I'm now thinking a lot about my hippocampus...

    June 18

  • Kirsten C.

    For those who can't attend, here is the livestream: http://new.livestream.com/L4L/futureedtech

    1 · June 18

  • Hiro D.

    unfortunately not attending this - is it being webcast

    June 18

  • Martin S.

    My company "it is 3D" is leading a consortium pitching for TSB funding to explore the validity and viability of a game combined with 3D design, scanning & print for the education sector. We will need game design expertise (both in the real and virtual worlds, and app based). Interested? Talk to me or my colleague Trupti Patel (shorter, younger and prettier than me) at the event, or contact us at [masked].

    June 17

    • Kirsten C.

      Hey Martin. Let me know the details and I'll circulate to the group to make sure all the relevant people see this.

      June 17

    • Martin S.

      Thanks Kirsten. I am working on resurrecting the project which we worked on with you and Fiddian some time back. The basic principles are the same. At the moment, my partners are Cranfield University and Bradford College, and I am looking for a game design partner, with both gaming and coding skills.

      June 18

  • Tom M.

    Hi everyone, if people are interested in trying out an example of a 'smart' technology like the stuff (I think) Richard will be talking about look out for me! My company helps developers create personalised content in games and educational software.

    Cheers,

    Tom

    June 18

  • Adrian R.

    Hello there

    June 16

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