The Future of Learning

For the past decade, technology has transformed schools throughout the United States and around the world.  Indeed, technology has changed the way our students learn and the way we teach.  Learning will never be the same.

Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor of learning technology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Plymouth, recently gave an interesting presentation at the Learning Skills Group Conference in Olympia, London.  His presentation, entitled “New Technology and the Future of Learning” attempted to gaze (tentatively) into the near future, and to ask questions such as “what will be the new roles of trainers and developers in the next few years?’ and ‘what new literacies will learners need to capitalize on new technologies?”

Mr. Wheeler’s presentation is outstanding with many insightful statements and interesting visuals.  I agree with him that the future of learning is open, social, personal, mobile, augmented, visual, and connected.  You can learn more about Steve Wheeler’s presentation embedded below.

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About Steve Yuen

I am a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States.
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One Response to The Future of Learning

  1. Peter Gen says:

    如同本篇簡報所揭示的,數位革命是現今潮流,可是,要如何確認是否是正確的革命呢!現今的課堂中,教材內容入了相當多的數位技術,可是,他是否真正幫助學習,不淪為另一個嘩眾取巧的教學,這就有賴設計者與學習者有效的檢視了,發現出真正的課程含義,審慎的檢查課程設計,確立其對學習有所助益,這才是利用數位科技來幫助學習,不然,這只是換了一個媒材罷了,提不上是有效的學習。

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