The second installment of our UP Tech Talk special series “The Future of Learning” takes on past predictions and future speculations with guest Dr. Eric Anctil, Professor of Education in UP’s School of Education. Eric wades through the tech trends of yesteryear to spotlight the ones that went the way he predicted and the ones that caught him off guard. He missed the mark on ringtones and texting (“I couldn’t imagine people paying ten cents per text and then sending hundreds of texts. What was so important to talk about?”) but he scored big on the mega appeal of the iPhone and saw signs of the iPad well before its debut.
Come with us on a fun ride as we try to carve out a “bolder and louder vision of Higher Education’s future.” Eric weighs in on some of the tech predictions outlined in Audrey Watters’ blog post A Future with only 10 Universities and adds a few of his own including:
- Immersive learning experiences that could reshape education
- The appeal of virtual reality for the modern classroom
- New roles for universities
An always entertaining and lively guest, Dr. Anctil’s latest project TechnoHumans can be found at technohumans.com
Continue the conversation at https://sites.up.edu/tl