Greetings. My name is Jon Mott. I’m the Chief Learning Officer at Learning Objects, a Division of Cengage Learning. We’re all here because we are committed to empowering learners. That’s why we’ve all been talking about an NGDLE.
We need to think as learners as “life-goal pursuers.” And they each have different life goals. That they will pursue in different ways. But they need our help.
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For the past 18 months, many of us in the IMS community have been spending a lot of time with our IMAGINARY FRIEND -- OLIVIA HAFEZ A hypothetical student who we all adopted to help us think through and solve the challenges faced by our learners.
We’ve spent a LOT of time at Learning Objects exploring Olivia’s learning journey.
Apparently we spent so much time with our imaginary friend, one of our team members wanted to know if she was single???
From PLA, to starting a Program & Courses, to Completing a Program, and beyond to LIFELONG LEARNING.
But we still primarily delivery learning / education / programs within the WALLED GARDENS of our institutions and our technologies.