ProfessionalsBillions are spent annually on PDBoeing alone spends $450 million on education globally, mostly in engineering and business
Under PressureLegally, ethically, and professionally culpable for their actions. This allows us to bracket-in paraprofessions like social work as well as full professions like nursing and law.
Lifelong, Lifewide Learning40% of professional learning occurs informally over the decades following graduate education
Biggest PlayersBlackboardClumsy and unpleasant to use; embodies classroom management, not learningMoodleOpen-source and free, but unstable; widely used in school districtCanvasCost-effective and flexible features; has some features that promote student engagement in learningPHP/MySQL CMS systems (e.g. Drupal)Flexible and powerful; requires substantial investment
Making thinking publicSociétédesArtistesIndépendants
Flexible Learning in Professional Development
A next-generation flexible learning platform that augments professional practice.
Mobile and ubiquitous technology Sustainableprofessional development that draws from the context of practice Predictive, intelligent learning construction for working professionals Generational changes in workforce
How can we harness what we know about technology and Learning Sciences to grow into these markets? How can we realize these market opportunities while providing real value to our professional clients?
Participants must see three kinds of benefits in order to stick with the system: • Tangible: Speed, quality, and process benefits in practice • Intangible: Confidence, novelty, progress, community recognition • Products: Self-created portfolios, PLC ‘publications’ on online network
Level 1: Data Level 2: Level 3: Information Knowledge•Documents •Multimedia resource sites •Resources + Process•Video and audio •Edited videos •Learning Platforminterviews •Reports •Research-based design•Career maps •‘Pulled’ •5 ‘ables’ of Web 2.0•Subject-generated •‘Engaged’materials•‘Pushed’
Two Components • Flexible Learning Platform (FLP) Next-generation Performance Support Studio Supports adult learning in the context of practice Physical, Intellectual, Social, and Emotional Learning Advanced Research Engine • Consulting Services Instrument development (FLP guts) Educational products (workshops, books, media) Localized Cognitive Systems Design Solutions
~Interior MetacognitionSelf-Reflection ~ Self-Monitoring Metamemory Strategy Selection Imagination Exterior Metacognition Theory of Mind Role-Taking Persuasion Historiography Creativity
Challenge Outline Initial Thoughts Perspectives and Resources Revisit and Sharing The Legacy Cycle Learning ActivitiesSelf-Reflection Teacher Behavior Student Behavior Student Thinking Suggestions for Improvement Video-based Reflection
Allows organizations to strategically plan skill development cycles in practice
Design Thinking in Society Professional Learning Community Critical Friends Critical Friends Groups Groups Studio Spaces Studio Spaces
Monthly subscriptions/hosting Localized installations Configuration management Workshops/consulting for optimization Coaching support software Corporate-sponsored tool development Advertising revenues
Limitations: • Market is massive, but populated with heavy- hitters and seasoned veterans Potential solution: Co-opetition and cross-marketing Plug-ins for existing CMS tools (e.g. Instructure), B2B sales • Requires corporate-level buy-in Potential solution: Listening to clients, thin-software • Localization challenges Potential solution: Process and data analysis, contextual research, literature reviews, SME interviews