B1: Exploring Emerging Technologies

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Slides "B1: Exploring Emerging Technologies" for a one-day workshop on "Preparing for the Future: Technological Challenges and Beyond" held on Monday 19 October 2015 by Brian Kelly and Tony Hirst at the ILI 2015 conference. For further information see http://ukwebfocus.com/events/ili-2015-preparing-for-the-future

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Preparing for the Future: Technological Challenges and Beyond B1: Exploring Emerging Technologies:

Preparing for the Future: Technological Challenges and Beyond B1: Exploring Emerging Technologies Brian Kelly Independent researcher/consultant at UK Web Focus Ltd. Tony Hirst Senior lecturer at The Open University Contact Details Brian Kelly Tony Hirst Email: ukwebfocus@gmail.com Email : tony.hirst@gmail.com Twitter : @briankelly Twitter: @ psychemedia Blog : http://ukwebfocus.com/ Blog: http://blog.ouseful.info/ Slides and further information available at http://ukwebfocus.com/events/ili-2015-preparing-for-the-future/ UK Web Focus Event hashtag: #ili2015fut

About Innovation:

About Innovation Wikipedia provides the following summary: Invention : the creation of the idea or method itself Innovation : the use of a better and, as a result, novel idea or method Improvement : doing current activities better All are important and may overlap, but we will focus on innovation and improvements. 2 See Reflecting on Yesterday, Understanding Today, Planning for Tomorrow , Kelly and Hollins, Umbrella 2013

How Do You Discover New Technologies?:

How Do You Discover New Technologies? 3 How do you discover new technologies? GE

Discovering New Technologies:

Discovering New Technologies 4 Some ideas One’s peers Informal Show and tell Staff development Mailing lists Other Friends and family Researchers Observations … Publications Specialist publication (e.g. NMC, Gartner, …) Professional journals Mass media … … Experts Authors Speakers Informal … Online Blogs RSS Feeds Alerting services … Social media Events Conferences Webinars Twitter … Hashtags Professional bodies BK→AH

How Do You Discover New Technologies?:

How Do You Discover New Technologies? 5 What have you noticed? GE AH

Learning From Conferences: ILI 2015:

Learning From Conferences: ILI 2015 At ILI 2015 you can learn from: Specific talks “Following” speakers & participants e.g. Twitter for insights into content; links shared & profiles Conference strands on new areas 6 GE Look at the ILI 2015 programme What topics address areas: Which may describe improvements to your services Which are newish to you which you hope to learn from Which you don’t know about or are surprised to find

ILI 2015 Programme:

ILI 2015 Programme My observations from ILI 2015 programme : Video and gaming Talks from outside UK 7 Some questions: What are they doing? Is it relevant to me? Am I missing out?!

NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition:

NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition NMC (New Media Consortium): International community of experts in educational technology Includes: Practitioners who work with new technologies every day Visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, research centers Staff and board of directors Produces reports including 2014 & 2015 Horizon Reports on Future of Libraries 8

NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition:

NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition NMC Horizon Report, 2015: Library edition: Published in Aug 2015 Based on ideas from panel of experts Ideas refined using Delphi process Report available under Creative Commons licence 9 PDF

Conclusions:

Conclusions 10 Exploring emerging technologies: Various approaches to help identify emerging technologies (expanded on later – slides C1) Need to explore implications But also need to understand wider context Let’s explore the wide context for libraries BK→AH

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