The opening keynote at Computers in Libraries 2019 by Phaedra Boinodiris of IBM’s Academy of Technology & author of Serious Games for Business was amazing and inspiring! From culture change/transformation in education to learner-centred education, to new business models encompassing a broader ecosystem of resources, to using blockchain technology for micro-credentialing, to AI curating personalized learning maps, she kept our attention riveted with wonderful stories of real world examples!

I loved that Phaedra emphasized the importance of global impact, getting energy from local positive results to fuel going global. AND that we need to join forces to have the impact we want in the world and make the changes that we need. For instance, in the UN sustainable development goal — #4 for Quality Education!