LIKE MANY OTHERS, I clicked into the #ct231 hashtag and wondered where it will lead. After a second look, I decided to follow along.
At the moment, a group of students in NUI Galway (co-ordinated by @catherinecronin) and a separate group in the Limerick School of Art & Design (co-ordinated by @LITmultimedia) are reviewing and editing a Google Doc about research topics. The listing feels like a dynamic written record of a focus group. That dimension makes viewing http://bit.ly/ct231-first worth scrolling.
I expect to see more than a dozen research topics emerge on the Google Document after a cluster of students studying Emerging Trends and Technology (#LITet) flick through the listings and add a few of their own.
The #litet students will make Long Bets on technology they believe will emerge in 2018, knowing that what might be in their lives then could well be something that early adopters are just buying into today. A lot can happen in five years. Established power players have been disrupted (and dismantled) in shorter time frames than that.