Posts tagged training

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


(via My slides from LSG13 in London: working, learning and living in the future - Futurist Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard)

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?

You need flow to provide real value for learners (remember that they’re becoming better informed, smarter, and more demanding), as flow provides the essential element of context. Social interactions help to put it all together for each learner. For instance, MIT’s open courseware initiative makes the stock available for free, but you have to pay to participate in the flow (class membership, MIT degree). Without the stock, there is little to guide the flow, so you need both but stock alone is almost worthless.

Decentralizing education: how startups are dismantling the university | KurzweilAI


This is a big one. Most people would argue that taking online courses that don’t confer college credit is not a very smart move. After all, credits lead to degrees. All employers are looking for degrees, right? That discussion is for another time, but startups are providing records and certifications in a variety of ways.