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What will higher education look like in 2049?

How will it include all people, regardless of its background? How will it cater to the different ways in which each individual learns? What will be the role of educators? How will it integrate the technological advances in the field (such as 3D printers, virtual reality, augmented reality, biometrics, gamification, personalized learning algorithms, neuroscience)? How will the growing demand for education be met? How will students and teachers interact? How will they access the classroom resources? How will students be evaluated? Will there be any changes in higher education certificates? How will the curriculum change?

If we put our mind to it, higher education in the future will be radically different. The first step is to imagine it.

If you are creative, a pioneering and a visionary, and you have dreamed of a better and improve education, we need you. Tell us how you envision the higher education in 2049.

We’ll reward the best short film, graphic novel or short story that inspires a new generation to transform higher education, an education that promotes the comprehensive development of all human beings.


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Who are we?

Imagine being able to help solve educational problems that the majority consider impossible. Imagine working with the brightest minds in the world, backed by the most innovative universities. Imagine being part of a community of innovators, where your voice and opinions count, which celebrates creativity and ambition. All this is possible with TecPrize. TecPrize, an open innovation platform which seeks to improve Higher Education through disruption, all the while forming leaders and advancing knowledge worldwide. TecPrize is an iniciative of Santander Bank and TecLabs, an educational innovation disruptive unit of Tecnológico de Monterrey. 


Tecnológico de Monterrey is a university founded in 1943, whose vision is to educate leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit, human sensibility and who are internationally competitive. It has 31 campuses in Mexico, 25 offices worldwide and 16 international liaison offices around the world. It offers 54 professional majors, 57 master's degree programs and specialties, 10 doctorate programs, and 3 baccalaureate programs, with which it serves more than 85,700 students. The institution is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and it is ranked number 206 in the world's top 900 universities ranking, according to the QS World University Ranking (2016-2017). In the employability ranking, Tec de Monterrey is ranked first in Mexico and 56th worldwide. In the QS University Rankings: Latin America (2016), it is ranked number 7 and it is the only university in Latin America included the Top Schools for Entrepreneurship Ranking (2016) of the Princeton Review, occupying the 17th position.

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¿Cómo ilustrar un cómic? [Ciencia Ficción 10x S01E04]

March 16, 2018, 9:53 a.m. PDT by Leon Velazquez

Próximo Webinar

Este jueves 22 de marzo a las 10:00 a.m. CST, continuamos con el episodio 4 de la serie Ciencia Ficción 10x: Escribe, ilustra y produce tu historia en sólo 30 días!

Únete para aprender técnicas y tips claves para ilustrar un cómic, seguido de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas en vivo.

Regístrate ahora para reservar tu lugar! Es tan fácil como seguir este enlace.

Fecha / Hora: 22 de marzo de 2018 a las 10:00 a.m. CST
Tema: ¿Cómo ilustrar un cómic?
URL de registrohttps://livestream.com/TecDeMonterrey/TECPrize

Nota: Este webinar se impartirá en español


Next Webinar

This Thursday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. CST, we continue with episode 4 of the 10x Science Fiction series: Write, illustrate and produce your story in just 30 days!

Join to learn techniques and key tips to illustrate a comic, followed by a live question and answer session.

Sign up now to reserve your place! It's as easy as following this link.

Date / Time: March 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CST
Topic: How to illustrate a comic?
Registration URL: https://livestream.com/TecDeMonterrey/TECPrize

Note: This webinar will be taught in Spanish

#SciFi10x Online Meetup is Today!

March 15, 2018, 8:47 a.m. PDT by Leon Velazquez


The online meetup to discuss and reinforce learnings from the course: "Worldbuilding: Create Great Fantasy Worlds" is happening TODAY at 11:30AM CST.

Don't miss it!

Just hearing about it? You can still register to reserve your spot. Just follow this link and provide the necessary information to receive your confirmation email.

Do you have questions? Comment below, and we'll work through as many as time allow in this live Q&A session.

Note: This session will be conducted in English.



La reunión en línea para debatir y reforzar los aprendizajes del primer episodio del curso: "Worldbuilding: Create Great Fantasy Worlds" está sucediendo HOY a las 11:30 a.m. CST.

¡No te lo pierdas!

¿Solo escuchar sobre eso? Todavía puede registrarse para reservar su lugar. Simplemente siga este enlace y proporcione la información necesaria para recibir su correo electrónico de confirmación.

¿Tienes preguntas? Comenta abajo e incluiremos tantas preguntas como sea posible en esta sesión de preguntas y respuestas en vivo.

Nota: Esta sesión se llevará a cabo en inglés.

Próximo webinar: ¿Cómo escribir una historia sobre el Futuro de la Educación? [Ciencia Ficción 10x S01E03]

March 14, 2018, 8:38 a.m. PDT by Leon Velazquez

Este jueves 15 continuamos con el episodio 3 de la serie Ciencia Ficción 10x: Escribe, ilustra y produce tu historia en sólo 30 días!

English translation below

Título: ¿Cómo escribir una historia sobre el Futuro de la Educación?

Fecha: jueves 13 de marzo de 2018

Hora: 10am a 11am CST

Instructor: Éder Villalba

Regístrate en Livestream aquí para agregarlo a tu calendario

Descripción: En este curso revisaremos investigación, pedagogías y tecnología emergente para imaginar el Futuro de la Educación con base en evidencias actuales.

Este webinar se impartirá en español

Sobre el instructor:

Éder es Licenciado en Relaciones Internacionales, Maestro en Estudios Humanísticos con especialización en Ética, amante de la tecnología (Geek) y Gamer de corazón. 

Actualmente es Coordinador del Centro para el Desarrollo Docente e Innovación Educativa del Tecnológico de Monterrey, campus Querétaro; responsable de la gestión y detonación de proyectos de innovación educativa en el campus a través de diferentes programas de soporte y seguimiento a profesores de preparatoria y profesional. También, imparte la clase Ética, persona y sociedad.

Tiene experiencia en impartición de clases en línea, desarrollo de MOOCs, implantación de proyectos de innovación educativa, técnicas de creatividad, certificaciones para educadores (Google, Apple y Microsoft), diseño editorial y en la incorporación de la tecnología para productividad y en el contexto educativo.


On Thursday March 15th we continue with episode 3 of the spanish version of the series: Science Fiction 10x series: Write, illustrate and produce your story in just 30 days!

Title: How to write a story about the Future of Education?

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2018

Time: 10am to 11am CST

Instructor: Éder Villalba

Sign up for Livestream here to add it to your calendar

Description: In this course we will review research, pedagogies and emerging technology to imagine the Future of Education based on current evidences.

This webinar will be taught in Spanish

About the instructor: Éder has a degree in International Relations, a Master's in Humanistic Studies with a specialization in Ethics, a lover of technology (Geek) and a Gamer at heart. He is currently Coordinator of the Center for Teaching Development and Educational Innovation of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Querétaro campus; responsible for the management and detonation of educational innovation projects on campus through different support programs and follow-up to high school and professional teachers. Also, he teaches the Ethics, person and society class. He has experience in teaching online classes, developing MOOCs, implementing educational innovation projects, creativity techniques, certifications for educators (Google, Apple and Microsoft), editorial design and in the incorporation of technology for productivity and in the context educational.

Upcoming: Worldbuilding Q&A [SciFi10x S01E01]

March 13, 2018, 4:38 p.m. PDT by Leon Velazquez
Versión en español abajo

As a follow up of the online workshop Sci Fi 10x, we are going to have a web discussion to reinforce the learnings from the first episode of the course: "Worldbuilding: Create Great Fantasy Worlds".

This session will be conducted in English.

Join us here


English version above

Como seguimiento del taller en línea Sci Fi 10x, vamos a tener una discusión en línea para reforzar los aprendizajes del primer episodio del curso: "Worldbuilding: Create Great Fantasy Worlds".

Esta sesión se llevará a cabo en inglés.

Únete aquí

[ESP] Consejos Semanales sobre creación de cuentos, cómics y cortometrajes

March 13, 2018, 9 a.m. PDT by TecPrize

¿Quieres crear una historia pero no sabes por dónde empezar? ¿Has comenzado a crear tu historia y quieres mejorarla? Consulta los 3 nuevos foro que hemos creado, donde cada semana compartiremos información y recursos útiles para ayudarte a crear y perfeccionar tu cuento, cómic o cortometraje.


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