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Work, Learning, Living in the future: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard Learning Tech Conf 2013 (by Gerd Leonhard)

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Managing information overload is not the issue for L&D professionals, but fixing the filtering tools to be able to manage information more effectively is. Futurist Gerd Leonhard painted a picture of a future of hyperconnected individuals, vast, vast amounts of data and technology that had to become more human in the way his keynote at the Learning Technologies Conference 2013. (via Information overload? Fix the filters, says futurist Gerd Leonhard)

Managing information overload is not the issue for L&D professionals, but fixing the filtering tools to be able to manage information more effectively is. Futurist Gerd Leonhard painted a picture of a future of hyperconnected individuals, vast, vast amounts of data and technology that had to become more human in the way his keynote at the Learning Technologies Conference 2013. (via Information overload? Fix the filters, says futurist Gerd Leonhard)

(via My slides from LSG13 in London: working, learning and living in the future - Futurist Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard)
Education tech investments surpassed $1 billion in 2012. As venture capitalists pour money into educational technology companies, some wonder whether they are just building a new bubble. (via The Morning Briefing: Education and technology | SmartPlanet)

Education tech investments surpassed $1 billion in 2012. As venture capitalists pour money into educational technology companies, some wonder whether they are just building a new bubble. (via The Morning Briefing: Education and technology | SmartPlanet)

The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson (by ericsson)  

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Educational institutions will need more and more to think of themselves as part of a larger system, and as their offerings as entities that will become a part of, and interact with, the larger environment. Consider, for example, the photo editor that connects to Flickr, described above. Now imagine what an art appreciation resource would look like, how it would interact with Flickr photos. (Unattributed, 2006 )

What is the world’s tallest mountain?
Did you say Mount Everest? You’re wrong. The answer is Mauna Kea and, as measured from its base to its summit, it is 33,465 feet high—or 4,436 feet taller than Mount Everest.

Mauna Kea’s distinguishing characteristic is that three-fourths of the mountain lies under water. Mount Everest remains the highest mountain as measured from sea level to summit, but Mauna Kea is the tallest as measured from the bottom its base to its top.

For pure knowledge acquisition, it’s hard to argue against such developments, especially in an era that doesn’t prioritize enrichment for its own sake. But it would be a mistake to conclude that online courses fulfill the same role in a person’s life as a college education, just as it would be an error to equate four years of high school with some online study and a GED exam. (via Online courses need human element to educate - CNN.com)
Gerd adds: good piece — I share Doug’s concerns

For pure knowledge acquisition, it’s hard to argue against such developments, especially in an era that doesn’t prioritize enrichment for its own sake. But it would be a mistake to conclude that online courses fulfill the same role in a person’s life as a college education, just as it would be an error to equate four years of high school with some online study and a GED exam. (via Online courses need human element to educate - CNN.com)

Gerd adds: good piece — I share Doug’s concerns

Gerd Leonhard’s learning futures (by Learn Patch)

Someone filmed this from the first row at the Learning Technology Conference in London on Wednesday this week:)))  See the slides here.  The power of the crowds at work:))

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Less is more | Harold Jarche (Future of Learning)

The future for Learning & Development, if it has one at all, is to find the 1%, by thinking like designers do. Remove everything that is extraneous and find the essence of a topic, subject, or field. Society and business are changing. Old businesses are collapsing and new ones are being created, some collapsing even quicker than the old ones did. Why would the training and education worldbe immune from these changes?

Who Are MOOCs Most Likely to Help? - Good inout via The Atlantic

f you’ve become a true believer in the power of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other “disruptive” web-based programs to break the cost spiral of higher education, you should read the excellent analysis by two writers of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Scott Carlson and Goldie Blumenstyk, “For Whom Is College Being Reinvented?” They’re not against MOOCs, certificates, and other alternatives to conventional schools for students with solid secondary backgrounds. But they make the excellent point that these appeal most to the families that need them least and are best able to sort out the high-quality programs from the dubious ones.

Carlson and Blumenstyk’s sources agree that, for a growing number of students in colleges with minimal endowments, web-based courses just aren’t enough

We’ve come to a moment in history where exploring new skills and expanding our knowledge isn’t confined to a specific place or time – an evolution of correspondence courses due in large part to the World Wide Web. It is now not only easier to acquire knowledge in a variety of areas, but it is becoming less expensive in so many ways. (via The Internet is changing education, but are the old institutions ready for it? - The Next Web)

We’ve come to a moment in history where exploring new skills and expanding our knowledge isn’t confined to a specific place or time – an evolution of correspondence courses due in large part to the World Wide Web. It is now not only easier to acquire knowledge in a variety of areas, but it is becoming less expensive in so many ways. (via The Internet is changing education, but are the old institutions ready for it? - The Next Web)