Future Learning

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Presentation on trends in learning, offered to Alec Couros's education class, February 24, 2009.

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Future Learning

  1. 1. Future Learning Stephen Downes February 24, 2008
  2. 2. The Future of Online Learning <ul><li>Revisited: Ten Years On </li></ul><ul><li>http: //halfanhour . blogspot .com/2008/11/future-of-online-learning-ten-years-on_16.html </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are we trying to do?
  4. 4. Ambient learning Ending the separation of life and learning
  5. 5. Objects that explain themselves… Direct knowledge through experience rather than mediated knowledge through lecture the intelligent fishing rod
  6. 6. Instructions included Objects become interactive
  7. 7. A network that knows Emergent knowledge The semantic principle
  8. 8. People who share Doing becomes demonstrating
  9. 9. Who is doing what?
  10. 10. The three Ls: language, logic and learning
  11. 11. Rhetoric becomes big again A language of objects
  12. 12. Thinking for yourself Critical thinking and reflection
  13. 13. It’s a river, not a reservoir Surfing Sensing Experiencing pattern recognition
  14. 14. How will it be done?
  15. 15. The object system, revisited Distributed Resources
  16. 16. You and your network of friends Aggregate Remix Repurpose Feed Forward
  17. 17. Those who do, create Teaching becomes everybody’s job
  18. 18. Worlds within worlds Modeling, demonstrating, practicing, reflection Simulations, immersions, communities, games
  19. 19. http://www.downes.ca Stephen Downes

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