The pace of technological developments is set to increase at an unprecedented rate in the next ten years, but how this will impact learning environments, skills training and access to education was discussed by futurists and education leaders at the StudyPortals Student of the Future conference this week.

Using video images of the 2011 tsunami in Japan, Yuri van Geest, founder of think tank SingularityU, called on educators to act before the rising tide of technological advancements.

Citing examples that already exist today, including voice recognition technology used by human resource departments, Geest said technological development is shifting from the ice phase, to water and now steam. Read more…