The Evolution of Learning Technologies. How online technology is changing the way the world learns. By C.P.
Gopinathan and K. Ramachandran, Firstpost Indian higher education is at an inflexion point. Several forces from within and outside are hitting the entire sector. These forces including cost, technology and new sets of demanding learners, are forcing education providers to re-look at existing models of education delivery. Wp0009whitepapertomvanderarkthefutureoflearning10082014. The Future of Lifelong Learning Infographic. Continuing Education Infographics The Future of Lifelong Learning Infographic Not that long ago, our formal education ended once we started working.
But today, lifelong learning is sweeping the globe. The Future of Lifelong Learning Infographic presents the recent lifelong learning explosion, provides a brief overview of lifelong learning organizations and initiatives and lists some of the societal benefits we can expect to see from lifelong learning in the future. What is Lifelong Learning? Lifelong learning is the constant acquisition of knowledge and skills throughout a lifetime. Examples of Lifelong Learning English as a second language trainingBasic skills educationCollege or university degree programsVocational or technical programsApprenticeship programsWork- related coursesPersonal interest courses. Technology In Education: A Future Classroom. DIGITAL MAOISM: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism. (JARON LANIER:) My Wikipedia entry identifies me (at least this week) as a film director.
It is true I made one experimental short film about a decade and a half ago. The concept was awful: I tried to imagine what Maya Deren would have done with morphing. It was shown once at a film festival and was never distributed and I would be most comfortable if no one ever sees it again. In the real world it is easy to not direct films. I have attempted to retire from directing films in the alternative universe that is the Wikipedia a number of times, but somebody always overrules me.
Twice in the past several weeks, reporters have asked me about my filmmaking career. Reading a Wikipedia entry is like reading the bible closely. The problem I am concerned with here is not the Wikipedia in itself. No, the problem is in the way the Wikipedia has come to be regarded and used; how it's been elevated to such importance so quickly. These Web-based designs assumed that value would flow from people. Book Chapters.
Click below to read chapters from Marc’s five books, as well as chapters Marc has contributed to other volumes (missing chapters to be posted soon): Chapters from Marc’s books: From Digital Game-Based Learning: From Don’t Bother Me, Mom—I’m Learning: From Teaching Digital Natives–Partnering for Real Learning:
ThwartedInnovation. Innovating_Pedagogy_report_2013. Avalanche-is-coming_Mar2013_10432. DIGITAL MAOISM: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism. Smarter Than You Think. Is Google Making Us Stupid? - Nicholas Carr. Illustration by Guy Billout "Dave, stop.
Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave?” So the supercomputer HAL pleads with the implacable astronaut Dave Bowman in a famous and weirdly poignant scene toward the end of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. I can feel it, too. I think I know what’s going on. For me, as for others, the Net is becoming a universal medium, the conduit for most of the information that flows through my eyes and ears and into my mind. I’m not the only one. Bruce Friedman, who blogs regularly about the use of computers in medicine, also has described how the Internet has altered his mental habits.
Anecdotes alone don’t prove much. It is clear that users are not reading online in the traditional sense; indeed there are signs that new forms of “reading” are emerging as users “power browse” horizontally through titles, contents pages and abstracts going for quick wins. Reading, explains Wolf, is not an instinctive skill for human beings. Also see: Book Chapters. A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor. In all the discussion about learning management systems, open educational resources (OERs), massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the benefits and challenges of online learning, perhaps the most important issues concern how technology is changing the way we teach and - more importantly - the way students learn.
For want of a better term, we call this “pedagogy.” What is clear is that major changes in the way we teach post-secondary students are being triggered by online learning and the new technologies that increase flexibility in, and access to, post-secondary education. In looking at what these pedagogical changes are and their implications for students, faculty, staff, and institutions, we consider: What drives the development of this new pedagogy? Changes in society, student expectations, and technology are motivating innovative university and college faculty and instructors to re-think pedagogy and teaching methods. New Demands of a Knowledge-Based Society New Student Expectations. The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice.