In light of the ever increasing importance of lifelong learning in the age of the "100-year life", Professor Yoshi Fujikawa's Zemi set "The Future of Learning" as the theme of this year's zemi activity and are launching the speaker series to explore where the learning is heading, together with experts invited from around the world.
SESSION 1| Bringing the Neuroscience of Learning to Online Teaching
Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Professor at Harvard University Extension School
Have you ever wondered how your brain learns things?
Harvard Professor Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa's talk, titled "Bringing the Neuroscience of Learning to Online Teaching," shed a clear light on the science and myths on how our brains acquire and retain knowledge.
The takeaway?…What you think you know about your brain functions is probably a neuromyth!
To know more, check out her recent book "Bringing the Neuroscience of Learning to Online Teaching".
SESSION 2 Strategic Shifts in Higher Education: Degree unbunduling, Digital Badges, and Micro Credentials
Martin Bean, CEO of the Bean Center
For the second session of "The Future of Learning" speaker series, our guest speaker, Martin Bean talked about the future of learning in terms of degree unbundling, digital badges, and micro credentials, and how it is shaping the future of higher education.
To learn more about how Martin is shaping the future of education, please visit https://www.thebeancentre.com/
SESSION 3 | Ed-tech x HR-tech: AI, Blockchain and NFT
Masahiro Fukuhara, Founder & CEO of Institution for a Global Society and Professor at Keio University
When you hear about blockchain, what comes to your mind? Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin? Emerging industries like Fintech? What about “Blockchain x Education”?
In the third session of the "The Future of Learning" speaker series, Masahiro Fukuhara, Founder & CEO of IGS (Institution for a Global Society) and Keio Professor, led us on a tour of opportunities and challenges that AI, blockchain, and NFT may bring to the Ed-tech x HR-tech landscape.
To learn more about his STAR Project at Keio and other innovative initiatives, please visit: https://i-globalsociety.com/en/
SESSION 4 - "Learning Analytics - Current State and Future Directions"
Dr. David Lefevre Director, Edtech Lab at Imperial College Business School and Chairman and Founder of insendi
Have you ever thought about the implications of deep tech or hard tech on business strategy? On policy and security? On workforce and education?
This was just one of many discussions we had during the fascinating session led by Dr. David Lefevre (Director, Edtech Lab, Imperial College Business School ; Chairman and Founder, insendi).
During the session, titled "Intelligent Education - The application of AI and emerging disruptive digital technologies to learning," David shared how we as individuals and organizations can prepare ourselves to manage in a world with increasingly complex technologies. Are you and your organization ready?
SESSION 5 - Digital Transformation in Business Schools
Nick Barniville Director of ESMT Berlin's EdTech Lab, and Founder of Gomera Tech
If you were to do your MBA ever again, would you choose to do it Face to Face, Online, or Blended?
In his talk, titled "Digital Transformation in Business Schools," Nick Barniville, Director of ESMT Berlin's EdTech Lab, and Founder of Gomera Tech, shared his view on the current state and future directions of the business of business schools. While the online programs and blended learning markets are growing for a multitude of reasons, many in-person MBA programs and open face-to-face executive education markets are shrinking worldwide. Business schools around the globe are facing difficult yet important strategic decisions to make, including but not limited to whether to "build or buy" digital capabilities, how best to "collaborate while competing", and so forth.
To learn more about EdTech, check out the free Coursera course "Introduction to EdTech" Nick and his colleagues from Future of Management Education Alliance (FOME) put together and just launched this month.
Takashi Takekawa, Founder and CEO of Zero to One
How do you define your "success" and "returns" on your investment called education? What motivates you to upskill & reskill yourself? Who should be responsible for making sure that you have the right skills and education to be successful in today's economy?
Those are a few of the questions that we discussed in this session. For the sixth session of "The Future of Learning" speaker series, our guest speaker, Takashi "Take" Takekawa (Founder and CEO, zero to one; Former President and CEO, Asahi Net International) talked about the future of learning in terms of upskilling/reskilling and future of work.
To learn more about how Take-san is shaping the future of Japan's upskilling/reskilling space, please visit https://zero2one.jp/.
The Fujikawa Zemi Guest Speaker Series was open to all current students, alumni and faculty and teams.