Tweet Chat Today with John Seely Brown on Education and the Future

1/20/12Follow @bbuderi

There is hardly a more important topic to society than the future education. So I’m really looking forward to hosting a Tweetchat later today on education and the future. My guest will be John Seely Brown (@jseelybrown), the technology visionary who previously served as chief scientist of Xerox and also director of Xerox PARC, the legendary computer research lab where so much of modern personal computing was conceived and/or brought to life.

The Tweetchat, sponsored by Babson College (@babson) and AMA enterprises is (@AMAnet), will take place from 2-2:30pm EST today. I will be tweeting through my personal account @bbuderi and @xconomy. The hashtag where you can follow the action and send your questions for JSB is #XCed.

Brown, commonly known as JSB, is now retired from Xerox and a visiting scholar at USC, and still very much a technology visionary—and what it means for society. He also knows a lot about education and learning—and was one of the prime contributors to our just-released Xconomist Report on the Future of Education, in which 22 leading thinkers on innovation answered the question: What should students be studying now to prepare for 10 years from now?

JSB’s litany of accomplishments relating to education include being a cofounder of the Institute for Research on Learning, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Education, a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and of AAAS and a Trustee of the MacArthur Foundation. He is also the co-author of a book published early last year called A New Culture of Learning, which looks at the future of learning.

All of which to say is he is a great person to take part in a tweet chat on this critical subject. Again, the chat takes place at 2pm EST. And the hashtag for following the chat is #XCed.

Bob is Xconomy's founder and editor in chief. You can e-mail him at bbuderi@xconomy.com, call him at 617.500.5926. Follow @bbuderi

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