The 100 Year EdTech Project

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Create a new revolutionary resource to decipher our learning futures.

As part of the 100 Year EdTech Project, education leaders, students, program directors, faculty and others will design a groundbreaking guide that will help global education experts for generations to come.

We’ll gather at the 2024 Design Summit from February 28 – March 1 in Scottsdale, Arizona to answer the following questions:

  • What will the world look like 50 years from now?
  • What conditions do we need to create across education for community empowerment?
  • What role should technology play?

And write the next 50 years of education… together.

Now is the time for action. Let’s invent the next wave of education, with students, learners, educators and leaders as our driving forces.

Create a new revolutionary resource to decipher our learning futures.

As part of the 100 Year EdTech Project, education leaders, students, program directors, faculty and others will design a groundbreaking guide that will help global education experts for generations to come.

We’ll gather at the 2024 Design Summit from February 28 – March 1 in Scottsdale, Arizona to answer the following questions:

  • What will the world look like 50 years from now?
  • What conditions do we need to create across education for community empowerment?
  • What role should technology play?

And write the next 50 years of education… together.

Now is the time for action. Let’s invent the next wave of education, with students, learners, educators and leaders as our driving forces.

Why do the 100 Year EdTech Project?

Education, technology and society are forever evolving —  participants in the 100 Year EdTech Project have a strong desire to support, serve and shape the future in key learning-focused areas, including:

Collaboration across modalities

Creative storytelling that fosters connection

New domains of scholarship and practice

Network improvement, communities, and collective intelligence

And that's just the beginning.

Representation and belonging are central forces. No meaningful blueprint for the future of education can be created without a diversity of roles involved – students, educators, designers and leaders – as well as a tapestry of backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures and life experiences.
None of our dreams of advancing lifelong learning for every student and learner can be fulfilled without proper access to the internet and to resources that help them navigate our changing world. Inclusion means access continues to be a seminal priority.
In an increasingly digital and hybrid world, the environment still plays an important role in learning. We must invoke space and place thoughtfully in our strategic planning as part of the meaning-making experience.
But bridges are fixed structures that we can’t take with us. We must understand our history and apply lessons learned in a way that keeps us open to what’s new, allowing us to paint the art of the possible.
Considering the next 50 years can lead to a bevy of ideas and research. But we cannot attempt to boil the ocean – meaning our task is to seek to understand and then simplify. the future is paved one day and one thought at a time.
Brands and products are part of our shared education technology legacy, but they are secondary to discussions of the tools and resources humanity needs to design responsibly and shape the future we wish to see. – and scale opportunity for all.
All planning for the next generation of education should include the student voice. Even when we refer to ourselves, we should place ourselves in the context of lifelong learning.