Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)

  About the Track

Disruptive Innovations: Leading the Future of Smart Learning

The 21st Century educational paradigm is highly shaped by disruptive innovations leading us into the 4th wave of disruption centered on virtual, augmented and mixed reality.  Educational institutions need to collaboratively dive in deep, far and wide to capitalize on these disruptions. Indeed, smart learning technological advances and ICT are incrementally shaping online education models, programs, strategies and future practices. As such, the smart learning track emphasizes disruptive and transformative innovations based on new theories and principles such as design thinking that will empower the future of smart learning globally.

The theme is centered on how disruptive innovation will create a new value system to enable educationist to reflect, debate and adopt futuristic educational practices to empower smart and sustainable development worldwide. The following are expected outcomes of the smart learning conference: i) Shed light on how disruptive innovation can provide solutions for challenges facing higher education institutions ii) Generate ideas on how to implement a culture of innovation and transformative change in schools, colleges and departments of education iii) Envision new structures based on innovation and creativity to pulsate online educational knowledge management systems, and  iv) Formulate ideas for an effective partnership between educational institutions and industries to create new value networks.