CompSci 290
Spring 2024
Educational Technology Practicum

Personal Essay: Future of Duke

The goal of education is to enable individuals to continue their education. — John Dewey

Student learning using VR headset
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This semester, we have discussed many multifaceted topics that have the potential to significantly impact how people learn or how schools are utilized, such as:

However, we have also discussed how difficult change can be, even when focusing just on Duke University let alone the wider educational system.

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Email me a PDF document, between 3-5 pages.


Imagine at least two scenarios, set at least 5 years in the future, where one or more technical and educational trends have been applied at Duke University. You may combine topics, provide a wider context in which Duke now exists, and go beyond the topics given above. While envisioning the future, it is useful to sketch out both an idealistic, best-case scenario and a pragmatic, realistic trajectory. Here is a TED Talk that can help you imagine future scenarios.

Consider the following questions in writing your essay:

Provide links to at least three resources you used to develop your scenarios, their impact, implications, and issues.