Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Where to start being a resident futurist? By going mobile, I think. I've spoken to the head of ITS and I'm going to get an iPad that will, for all intents and purposes, become my office. I plan to move around, sit down and set up all over the university. I want to meet more people, see how things work, see where change is desirable and necessary, see who the change agents are. Listen, learn, inspire if I can.
What is the dream job of an education futurist? Well, find yourself living in a great city and working in a world-class university and be directed to bring about change. No permissions required, no routine paperwork - just get into action animating change. Success criteria? Engaging teaching, engaged learning. My title is Senior Advisor, Education Innovations and my job description is "shake things up." The dream job - education futurist in residence!