Posted by: crudbasher | July 28, 2010

Looking Ahead at Social Learning: 10 Predictions – 2010 – ASTD

I really liked this article.  Basically the authors are predicting how learning will change in the next 10 years.  Interestingly they aren’t talking about this in the context of education, but in the context of workplace continuing education.  I think that industry will take the lead on innovative learning techniques in the future.

It’s important to remember that learning can happen without schools.  If schools want to remain relevant they have to come up with a better reason than “we have all the information here”.  That isn’t true anymore.

  • Oh this is pretty cool. List of predications for learning in the next 10 years

    tags: education technology 2020 predictions

    • The last decade has brought a multitude of changes in technology and in the learning function. What will the next 10 years have to offer?
    • Regarding demographics, in only four years, Millennials (born between 1977 and 1997) will make up 47 percent of the workforce. Their comfort with tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and texting surely indicates that they will expect tools like those to be used in their work and learning experience.
    • Throughout the last three years, we have researched what the future holds for fields as diverse as human longevity and the future of the web.
    • Prediction 1| Augmented reality learning emerges
    • Prediction 2| Most learning incorporates use of a mobile device
    • Prediction 3| Games and simulations are used for every content area
    • Prediction 4| We will have a huge appetite
    • Prediction 5| Peer-to-peer learning blossoms
    • Prediction 6| Expert and credibility ratings create trusted search networks
    • Prediction 7| Search bots go on the prowl for you
    • Prediction 8| Governments will become more involved in ensuring that its citizens have access to training and retraining
    • Prediction 9| The learning function’s focus shifts to accreditation, with less emphasis on the learning process itself
    • Prediction 10| You will be rated publicly, much like a Yelp or Amazon rating for people

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