Education Leaders Forum 2019: Digital Divides, Dividends & Dangers 17&18 July, Dunedin, is the thirteenth in an annual series for education leaders and aspiring leaders from across the learning spectrum. Otago Polytechnic is Principal Sponsor of ELF19 and will host the event.
In a digitised world the nature of learning, work and everyday life is changing rapidly, with huge implications for education and training.
Thirty years on from its creation by Tim Berners-Lee, the “public” internet can be accessed by a portable pocket-sized digital tool box. Since 2007 the Smartphone has become ubiquitous, mobilising access 24×7 to up to 60 billion webpages. The democracy of the web and its applications – the opportunity for individuals to access information freely and have a voice online – brings both dividends and dangers.
In a world awash with digital data teachers are more important than ever as knowledge navigators. ELF19 will help education leaders, practitioners and learners bridge digital divides, unlock digital dividends and avoid digital dangers. Information travels at the speed of light but knowledge and wisdom do not.