FutureU was a highly collaborative workshop. All panels and discussions were documented by the FutureU participants on Hackpad, and online communication took place via the #FutureU hashtag on Twitter. Here are a collection of tweets, links to the hackpads, and other materials from FutureU.
The workshop began on June 22, 2015 with a keynote by Liz Losh titled "The War on Learning."
Clear statement from Losh: The belief that disintermediation and big data will make the university more efficient is a fallacy. #FutureU— Luca Brennecke (@Luca4Tony) June 22, 2015
Let's not begin by presuming that there is a student. There are people. They learn. They can be engaged as non students too. #futureu— latelyontime (@latelyontime) June 22, 2015
After the keynote, everyone then split up into two groups for the Crisis Mapping Exercise: Futures of the University or Universities of the Future?
The first group was "Futures of the University," moderated by Elizabeth Losh.
The second group, "Universities of the Future" was moderated by Jonathan Worth.
What would a community of learning and science be if it is not at the university? What happens to those who are lost out? #futureu— latelyontime (@latelyontime) June 22, 2015
How we design assessments is key for designing the University of the Future! Assessments that allow all resources + collaboration. #futureU— Jöran (@joeranEN) June 22, 2015
#futureu cheating becomes the core concept of the bildungs notion of german learning. Hacking as a creative process to learn.— latelyontime (@latelyontime) June 22, 2015
There were two sessions of panels in the afternoon. The first session began with four panels, each of which collaboratively kept notes on their discussions in Hackpad:
Task driven, purpose driven, method driven, skill driven - matrix for layers of digital content making #futureu— latelyontime (@latelyontime) June 22, 2015
"*Intentional* learning" implies that learners know about the *goals* they want to achieve. So maybe university so start here? #futureU— Jöran (@joeranEN) June 22, 2015
The second session of panels included:
The day was wrapped up with a plenary and discussion of results.
The digital alerts us to a lot of problems in on-site teaching #FutureU— Dr. Christoph Koenig (@Koenig_DGQ) June 22, 2015
Leuphana Digital School will continue to collect and publish on the topics discussed at FutureU.
In the meantime, here are some early reflections from the attendees:
My conclusion of the day: It's not about the digital. It's about learning culture! #futureU— Dr. Christoph Koenig (@Koenig_DGQ) June 22, 2015