Preparing For The Future: Conclusions (day 2)

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Slides on "Conclusions" for a workshop session on "Preparing For The Future" at the ELAG 2014 conference in Bath on 11-12 June 2014. For further information see http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/events/elag-2014-preparing-for-the-future-workshop/

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Preparing for the Future!:

Preparing for the Future! A workshop at the ELAG 2014 conference on 11-12 June 2014 facilitated by Brian Kelly, Cetis , University of Bolton, UK Slides available under a Creative Commons licence (CC-BY) Conclusions, day 2 1

Timetable:

Timetable Time Title 14.00 A: Introduction 14.15 B: Predicting the Future: the Need and the Risks 14.30 C: Let’s Predict the Future 15.30 Finish 14.00 D: Agile Thinking 14.30 E: Prepare for the Unexpected: Scenario Planning For Libraries 15.20 F: Conclusions and Reflections 15.30 Finish Subject to changes! 2 Day 1 Day 2

NMC Horizon Reports :

NMC Horizon Reports NMC Horizon Reports: http://www.nmc.org/ 3

NMC Horizon Report: HE Edition 2013:

NMC Horizon Report: HE Edition 2013 NMC Horizon report: Higher Education, 2013 4 PDF

NMC Horizon Report: Library Edition 2014:

NMC Horizon Report: Library Edition 2014 NMC Horizon Report: Library Edition 2014 5

ETAG (Education Technology Action Group):

ETAG (Education Technology Action Group) ETAG : Exploring short-and long-term actions for UK Government, educational institutions Contributions welcomed 6 http://feltag.org.uk/etag/

ETAG (Education Technology Action Group):

ETAG (Education Technology Action Group) ETAG : Exploring short-and long-term actions for UK Government, educational institutions Contributions welcomed Comments by Twitter hashtags & email 7 http:// feltag.org.uk/etag/contribute-to-etag/clster-1 /

ETAG (Education Technology Action Group):

ETAG (Education Technology Action Group) ETAG : Exploring short-and long-term actions for UK Government, educational institutions Contributions welcomed Comments by Twitter hashtags & email 8 http://feltag.org.uk/etag/contribute-to-etag/clster-1/

Conclusions:

Conclusions We have highlighted: Limitations of futurology Need for predicting developments within organisation / sector Importance of gathering evidence Benefits of open approaches in reviewing evidence-gathering and sense-making approaches Key developments of interest to you Made the case for further work in these areas Key futorology reports 9

Top Tips:

Top Tips Beware of predictions which reflect personal / sectoral beliefs You can’t always trust futurologists ! Carry out your own future planning work Monitor innovations and improvements Data can provide insights & indicate trends 10

Top Tips:

Top Tips Solicit feedback on your evidence and your interpretations Be receptive to innovation & use innovative approaches in story-telling Explore use of the Delphi methodology Make use of scenario planning Read the NMC reports Remember the Serenity prayer 11

Your Turn:

Your Turn What actions will you take as a result of this workshop? What suggestions / recommendations will you make to your colleagues? 12

Questions:

Questions Any questions? 13

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