18 May 2017
7:00 pm
Tech&Society: “The Future of Learning in the Digital Age”
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Espacio Fundación Telefónica

Tech&Society: “The Future of Learning in the Digital Age”

 

Aspen Institute España and the Telefónica Foundation held the third conference,”The Future of Learning in the Digital Age,” of the Tech & Society program on May 18. Connie Yowell, the CEO de Collective Shift, was the keynote speaker.

Aspen Institute España and the Telefónica Foundation held the third conference,”The Future of Learning in the Digital Age,” of the Tech & Society program on May 18. Connie Yowell, the CEO de Collective Shift, was the keynote speaker.

The conference is a part of the new Tech and Society Program, a joint initiative between Aspen Institute España and the Telefónica Foundation. The program aims to establish a forum for reflection upon the big questions posed by advances in digital technology, and its widespread impact on multiple sectors of society, including human relations, politics, education, economics, and medicine.

Digital technology is radically changing almost all that we do, from the way in which we conduct business to how we educate the next generation, to the ways in which we remember to coexist in a democratic society. What are the most important technological changes and tendencies and in what we can we prepare to face them? What specific forms of technological change are improving our both individual and collective lives? What is technology´s impact in terms of political participation? How does technological development affect the work force, productivity, and the perception of health and of life?

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Connie Yowell (@Connie)  is the visionary and CEO of Collective Shift and its LRNG endeavour, a social enterprise that works collaboratively with schools, businesses, cities, and community institutions to redesign learning for the 21st century so that all youth have the opportunity to succeed.  She brings considerable experience from the MacArthur Foundation where she oversaw a $150 million program on Digital Media and Learning.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Connie was an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, publishing scholarly work that examines the complex interplay among young people’s emerging identity, their social context and achievement. Connie briefly served as Policy Analyst in the U.S. Department of Education during the Clinton Administration, and has worked closely with teachers and administrators to develop programs for youth development.

In 2004, Connie received the Distinguished Fellows Award from the William T. Grant Foundation, an award to support scholars seeking to bridge research and practice, under which she worked with the National Writing Project to develop approaches that integrate web 2.0 technologies into the social practices of teachers. Connie earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale, and her PhD from Stanford University.

 

 

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