What is the future of education? What role will new media technologies play in the way you and I will share knowledge and skills in the near future? Are we finally going to reshape the educational system in favor of a more ubiquitous, engaging and peer-based learning approach? Check out this MasterNewMedia guide to see a glimpse of the future.
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A new year has just begun, but while time passes by our educational system keeps standing still. Your kids are still learning the same way you did 20-30 years ago, because they are still in a classroom with books.
Online learning tools and technologies have surfaced in recent years but the impression you get is that e-learning is still confined to a little group of savvy educators who have understood how to leverage the power of the Internet for teaching and learning.
In fact, despite the revolution started by social media, web 2.0, real-time web and agile development, the educational paradigm has not fully embraced those fantastic discoveries to give birth to a new learning paradigm that gets rid of useless exams, tests and paper sheets to focus on those new learning skills required to live a successful and meaningful life.
What is still needed for this paradigm shift in education? Is this radical change imminent or still hard to see?
To analyze and forecast what the future of education looks like, here at MasterNewMedia we have been asking, reporting, selecting and publishing some good and key questions that educators and learners should ask when it comes to make sense of this new foreseen revolution in learning
It's all so good to talk about new media, 2.0, participation, collaboration, real-time web, mashing-up, agile development, remixing, or lifestreaming but what value do these discoveries have when as soon as we turn our heads home and to our kids we still force them to go through an education system that embraces none of such fantastic discoveries?
by Robin Good and Daniele Bazzano - January 6th, 2009
In the future you will see that the choice of learning opportunities will be embedded in other activities just like players learn in the course of a game, for example. "They do not first learn how to play the game, and then play it. Rather, they begin playing the game, and as they attempt to achieve goals or perform tasks, the learning they need is provided in that context."
by Stephen Downes - February 3rd, 2009
How are you going to certify your knowledge in the near future? While it is unlikely that general educational degrees will maintain their value and business currency, it is increasingly probable that your "value" will be in good part vouched for by the "portfolio" of your online experiences, social reputation and past Internet learning-related activities.
by Stephen Downes - February 4th, 2009
Future Of Learning: Passionate Peers, Death Of The Classroom, Technologies As Tools - Emerging Trends
Excerpted from the Living and Learning with New Media (Ito, Horst, Bittani, et al., 2008) report published at the end of 2008, this is one of the valuable findings emerging from the latest research on how we actually learn. Konrad Glogowski, education and new technologies expert, looks at the conclusions of this report and analyzes what we are realizing about the limits of our present day teaching approach and what is that we need in its place.
by Konrad Glogowski - February 13th, 2009
You always hear educators discuss "rethinking education paradigms". But while it makes perfectly sense to find new ways to engage and connect teachers and learners, what is the right path educators should follow? Jay Cross shares his view in this article. Instead of still focusing on digital delivery tools, emergent learning seems to be the answer.
by Jay Cross - March 13th, 2009
New education paradigms suggest you get rid of all pre-packaged, fixed approaches in learning, and develop your skills to adapt to as many different needs and situations as possible. Learning to be flexible has indeed become a key resource.
by Jay Cross - March 27th, 2009
This is how, open education advocate George Siemens introduced to me his vision for an ideal educational ecosystem and learning curriculum when I suddenly asked him: "If you could rub the lamp and express a desire, what would that be, George?"
by Robin Good - August 28th, 2009
What are the traits that would make for the ideal 21st teacher? What does an educational professional need to be or do to tune in and synchronize with the new realities silently emerging inside schools and educational environments?
by Andrew Churches - September 4th, 2009
What does the future of learning look like? What is going to change in the future of our education systems? What role will new media technologies play in the way you and I will share knowledge and skills in the near future? If you want to see a glimpse of how you can impact the way in which you and your kids are going to learn in the future, check out this video interview.
by Robin Good - November 19th, 2009
Live Teaching And Learning Marketplaces: The Emerging Online Social Learning Networks For Professional Independent Educators
Live teaching and learning marketplaces are a new emergent set of online exchanges where independent teachers and educators can easily share or sell their know-how with those looking for it. Independent guides and experts can deliver live and recorded lessons using a full set of web conferencing and e-learning components.
by Robin Good and Daniele Bazzano - May 11th, 2009
Originally prepared by Robin Good for MasterNewMedia, and first published on January 2nd, 2010 as "Future Of Education:The Best 2009 Articles And Reports From MasterNewMedia".
Education And Learning: A Paradigm Shift - Part 1 - Is Our Educational System Broken? - Dmitriy Shironosov
Online Learning: Trends, Models And Dynamics In Our Education Future - Part 1 - alastor
Online Learning: Trends, Models And Dynamics In Our Education Future - Part 2 - alastor
Future Of Learning: Passionate Peers, Death Of The Classroom, Technologies As Tools - Emerging Trends - yellow2j
Bye Bye E-Learning: Emergent Learning Paradigm More Important Than Digital Delivery Tools - Mopic
Learning Flexibility: Why Adaptation Is A Key Resource In New Education Paradigms - Aleksandr Ugorenkov
A Vision For An Ideal Learning Curriculum - A Video Interview With George Siemens - Robin Good
Teaching Skills: What 21st Century Educators Need To Learn To Survive - Lisa F. Young
Future Of Learning: A Video Interview With Curtis Bonk - Robin Good
Live Teaching And Learning Marketplaces: The Emerging Online Social Learning Networks For Professional Independent Educators - Wong Sze Fei
Originally written by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia.Robin Good -