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Presentation to EU meeting at Aachen University

Presentation to EU meeting at Aachen University

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  • 1.
    • Informality in Learning
    © 2008
  • 2. Changing focus of learning © 2008 In a leisurely-paced world, the past is a good guide to the future. Learning can focus on what has worked in the past. In a fast-moving world, learning must deal with issues as they come. Individuals must define their own lessons. Learning professionals must build great roads, not give directions to specific locations.
  • 3. Industrial mindset to network culture © 2008 18
    • End of Age of Stuff
      • Cogito ergo sum
      • Material world
      • WYSIWYG, one reality
      • “ It is I.”
      • More than demise of industrial era
      • Newton just a summary
      • Focus on the visible
      • World is mechanical, predictable
      • Pre-atomic, pre-quantum
      • Belief in fundamentals, absolutes
      • Some stuff is “finished”
      • “ We are nodes” Learning to do
      • Programs
    Beginning the Age of Conn Perception is reality Therefore, many realities out there Everything is connected “ We are all in this together.” Everything is relative Everything flows It’s all connected World is complex, outcomes uncertain All is a work-in-progress Time as a artificial overlay, i.e. a tennis racket Ditto ownership (since things are a figment) “ We are connectors” Learning to be Platforms
  • 4. Push Learning to Pull Learning © 2008 Pull Competence Independence Learn in groups Knowledge is transitory Push Grades Obedience Learn on your own Unchanging knowledge Active learner Learner defines content Conversation & discovery Passive student Others set curriculum Courses, workshops