How will technology change the way we live and learn?

The New Zealand Secondary Futures project have just launched their fifth and last theme “Place of Technology” with the launch of a new website called Thinktech. This is ahead of a live on-line debate scheduled for tomorrow evening (Tuesday 31 March, 7.30pm) exploring the effects of technology on education and society twenty years from today. The Secondary Futures group hope that, for the first time, people across New Zealand will be able to listen to a policy debate on-line and send in their comments and questions for the panel in real time. Radio New Zealand’s Sean Plunket will facilitate the debate, which will be held at Te Papa.

The eight panelists who’ll be participating are:

  • Seddon Bennington (CEO Te Papa)
  • Maria English (Student and award winning debater)
  • Oscar Kightley (Entertainer, writer and commentator)
  • Bernice Mene (Secondary Futures ‘Guardian’ and former Silver Ferns captain)
  • Luke Nola (Producer of TVNZ ‘Let’s Get Inventing’)
  • Richie Poulton (Director, Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit at Otago University at Otago University)
  • Antony Royal (IT entrepreneur and business leader)
  • Kevin Norquay (Senior journalist with NZPA)

To participate all you need to do is go to the ThinkTech website and register. Sadly, the register button is the only one on the home page that takes you anywhere, so there’s no other content there yet to tease and tantalise and entice you to participate, but I guess that’s all coming 🙂

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