Educational Futurist Jack Uldrich to Discuss the Future of Higher Education

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Acclaimed global futurist and iconoclastic “chief unlearning officer” Jack Uldrich has been selected to deliver a seminar on future trends in higher education to senior leaders of the Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio's largest community college. Uldrich will review major educational industry trends, including advances in open-source education, mobile web communication, interactive and customizable e-books, gaming dynamics, augmented-reality, artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing and much more.

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With the introduction of open-source educational platforms such as EdX, Coursera, Udacity and the Khan Academy, the world of higher education has already changed. Few, however, realize it.

Popular keynote speaker, education futurist, technology forecaster, change management expert, and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich has been selected to deliver a leadership development seminar to senior leaders at Tri-C, Ohio's largest community college on July 26 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Beyond addressing a number of educational trends, including open-source educational platforms (such as Coursera, EdX and Udacity), mobile web communications, interactive and customizable e-books, gaming dynamics, augmented-reality, artificial intelligence, and crowdsourcing; Uldrich will tackle how these trends are transforming the student and teacher relationship and review what educational leaders must do today in order to get ahead of tomorrow’s coming changes.

The material presented in the lecture series are based on a combination of Uldrich's best-selling book, "Higher Unlearning: 39 Post Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future" and his latest book, "Foresight 2020: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow." The interactive workshop is designed to provide education innovators a solid and thought-provoking foundation upon which to conduct future strategic planning. An overview of his talk can be found in this article: 8 Questions for Innovative Educators.

Uldrich will also discuss why these future trends will require unlearning as well as provide an overview of how these technological changes are upending long-standing educational and funding mechanisms. Uldrich, who has been hailed as "America's Chief Unlearning Officer," will conclude the seminar by reviewing the negative consequences of not embracing the concept of “unlearning.” Throughout his session, he will use vivid analogies and memorable stories, drawn from a wide spectrum of industries outside the educational establishment, to ensure his message of unlearning "sticks" with his audience. A sample of some his ideas on the future of education can be found in this chapter, The Future of Higher Education: A Cloudy Forecast, from “Foresight 2020.”

In the past year, Uldrich has addressed dozens of educational groups and associations, including delivering customized keynote presentations to Indiana University, The Council of Great Lakes Schools, The University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business, Educational Services of America, Belmont University, The Chief Learning Officers Summit, The Minneapolis Public School System, The Teaching and Technology Conference, The League of Innovation, The California League of Middle Schools, and The American Technical Education Association. Uldrich has also addressed a number of major, non education-related corporations and institutions on the topics of future trends, change management and unlearning, including Cisco, IBM, PepsiCo, United Healthcare, WiPro, and General Electric.

Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website at: Media wishing to know more about the event or interviewing Jack Uldrich can contact him directly at 612-267-1212 or jack(at)schoolofunlearning(dot)com.

Uldrich is a renowned global educational futurist, best-selling author, editor of the monthly newsletter, The Exponential Executive, and host of the award-winning website, He is currently represented by a number of professional speakers' bureaus, including Leading Authorities and Executive Speakers Bureau.

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