Dr Julius Otundo

Senior Lecturer

Riara University

Dr Julius Otundo is a renowned Educationist and Consultant with 24 years of active service in education industry and has contributed immensely on Curriculum Reforms in Kenya. He has presented various papers on education reforms focusing on 21st Century learning both locally and internationally, among them GESS Education Leaders’ Conference (Kenya); Transformative Education (Syngapore); OMEP Conference for Early Years Education (Kenya); World Conference of Strategic Management (California) and more than 20 KPSA Conferences on Education and Entrepreneurship. Dr Otundo holds a Doctorate degree in Business Administration and Management, Master Degree in Education Leadership and Management; Bachelor of Education (Arts); two Post Graduate Diplomas (Special Needs Education/Business Administration and Management); several Professional Development Courses. Dr Otundo is ISO 9000-9001 trained in auditing ISO standards. Dr Otundo is a member of Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) and Council for Literacy Development Association. He is currently involved with a team of scholars researching on the future of learning in the world.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Future Learning

27 February 2020 | 14:00 - 14:30 | The future of Learning and Technological Advancement

Research by the World Economic Forum estimates that 65% of children entering primary school will find themselves in occupations that today do not exist by 2025 Soft skills are increasingly becoming more valuable than hard skills for one reason: everything changes so fast, that your ability to adapt to changing circumstances, continuously learn new trends, think systematically and be proactive. Critical thinking and problem solving; innovation and creativity are becoming the norm for success of any learner. Technology has greatly expanded access to education and gave enormous opportunities for teenagers starting their own start-ups before even they turn 18. Just by knowing how to code, they can program their website and start doing their business. The future of technology in education is helping teachers to expand beyond linear, text-based learning and to engage students who learn best in other ways.