The Future is Now: Emerging Future Student Showcase 2017

Career Blog

Published: July 11, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

The showcase of INFO 282 student projects gives us a glimpse into some of the technologies that will impact our future.

Each spring for the past two years, Dr. Sue Alman has taught INFO 282 Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends to a creative group of iSchool students. How do I know they are talented? Because they proved it. (No, I was not among them!)

The iSchool showcases INFO 282 student projects on its website, which does a couple of great things. For one, the iSchool’s platform shows off excellent work. Classmates and colleagues can view projects in context, and student authors can point future employers to this page. This is an excellent example of how schoolwork can benefit your career.

Secondly, the student showcase gives all of us a glimpse into some of the technologies that will impact our future. Enrollees in this section of INFO 282 study new technologies, new trends, and their implications. And because of the public nature of these projects, we can learn about wearables, smart homes, intelligent virtual assistants, robots in space, and much more. Keeping up-to-date on all the new technology out there is hard – the student showcase makes it just a little bit easier to stay current and peek into the future.

Of course, you can take Dr. Alman’s class for yourself! Although class schedules are not published yet, the course is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2018. You can check back on the class schedules website and keep an eye on Dr. Main’s Curriculum Blog for updates. Check out the Spring 2017 syllabus for more information.


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