Smart cities and empowered leaders recognize that education is more a series of collected experiences than a place down the street. Learning is a life-long pursuit filled with personal digital services that are engaging, personalized, mobile and flexible. As Tom Vander Ark observes in his new book, Smart Cities That Work for Everyone: 7 Keys to Education & Employment, “For most young people, there will be a place called school, but learning will not be limited to what is offered there."
Vander Ark believes that students young and old will increasingly learn based on their interest and needs, whenever and however they want, often inexpensively or even at no cost whatsoever. And many times, their learning will impact the common good.
At the Gigabit City Summit's EDU Track sponsored by Mozilla, we will hear, explore and openly discuss education’s role in driving the economic development agendas of smart, connected cities. This special experience will take place Tuesday, January 13, 2015, from 12:45 - 3:45pm in the Block Executive Hall, room 324. It will feature speakers Tom Vander Ark of Getting Smart and Krishna Vendati of the STEM programming app maker Tynker.
Find out more details about the EDU Track agenda and how to register HERE.