Learning for Tomorrow

By Elliot Rosenberg | Leveraging the intersection of learning and technology

MOOCs

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of …

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Dystopia

The 6 Essential Elements of 21st Century Learning – Gary Brady – Medium

<b>The 6 Essential Elements of 21st Century Learning</b><p>What we are finally coming to realize in our digital age is that learning belongs to the people. …

Learning

The Difference Between Formative and Summative Assessment Explained

« How Writing an Essay Is Like Making a Hamburger (Video) | Main<p>| No comments<p>What is formative assessment, and how does it differ from other forms of …

Pedagogy

The Future of Learning Is Not Training

Instead of immediately sharing our predictions on January 1, we decided to wait and see what other people are predicting for corporate training and …

Human Resources

After a school bans homework and assigns reading and playing instead, they're seeing great results

An elementary school principal named Mark Trifilio had been thinking about the role homework played for his students at Orchard School in Vermont. He …

Education

Top down implementation of social learning doesn’t work

Now that <b>social learning</b> is a hot topic, many organizations are beginning to consider how they can implement or operationalize it. However, “social …

Machine Learning

To Be a Better Learner, Consider How Pilots Train to Fly a Plane

Research shows it's possible to improve even the most elusive skills through targeted training and a focused process.<p><i>In his book,</i> Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything<i>, Ulrich Boser discusses methods for</i> …

Pedagogy

Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning

Fluid dynamics are a lot cooler when you can see them at work with your own eyes.<p>Physics can be difficult to grasp—even for adults. So how do you teach the subject's abstract ideas to middle schoolers?<p>Show some of the concepts in action. That's the idea behind Peer, an experimental project from New …

Company training/e-learning is the least valued way of learning at work: what does this mean for L&D?

I have been running the Learning in the Workplace survey for 5 years now, and after over 5,000 responses from 63 countries worldwide the results are …

Machine Learning

Beware the Lemming: The Most Destructive Trends in E-Learning

First off, let me ask you this. Does anyone know what a lemming is? Well, I’d be happy to enlighten you! See a lemming is a small rodent type …

Pedagogy

Beyond Training – The Importance of Workwide Learning

There is a lot of talk about <b>lifelong learning</b> – but most of it focuses on <b>lifelong education</b> – that is continuously taking courses throughout your …

Learning

The Association of American Colleges and Universities Embraces Design Thinking

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)) meeting this month (February 23-25) in Phoenix announced its upcoming General Education and Assessment Conference. The focus: "Design Thinking for Student Learning."<p>But what is design thinking and why now is it so important?<p>According to …

Design Thinking

Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade

In our 2016 Teaching with Technology survey, faculty members offered their predictions on what the future holds for technology in teaching — …

Innovation

The IKEA Effect in Education

During a recent snowstorm I found myself perusing a list of recorded television shows on the DVR. While watching an episode of <b>Bull</b>, a show about …

Beware the SME Interview/Observation: Love your SME – But Don’t Trust Them 1 on 1.

In response to this month’s BIG QUESTION at Learning Ciruits Blog: on <br>Working with Subject Matter Experts…<p><b>Recommendation: Collaborate with your</b> …

5 Radically Different Approaches to Technology in Schools

Not long ago, I was checking email when a Google doc notification popped up. It was from my son Will, who was then in second grade. The document he was sharing was a school project about the ancient Romans. I had no idea my 7-year-old knew how to research bygone civilizations, let alone use and …

Education Technology

Subject Matter Experts vs Learning Experts: What’s the Difference?

We often talk to organizations that are trying to start fresh. They’ve outgrown the tried and true training approaches of yesterday and are ready for …

Learning

5 places you can educate yourself online for free

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

MOOCs

9 Common Myths About Online Degrees

Earning a degree usually entails sitting in classes, meeting with fellow students in study groups and stopping by your professor’s office to ask …

Are Free Online Courses Worth the Time and Effort?

The high cost of college is intimidating, but for many the cost of online courses is suspiciously cheap.<p>Udemy, an online course company, has recently come under fire for peddling pirated content. In an ironic twist, one of these pirated courses was a series of lectures on business ethics, which …

Education

One Campus’s iPad Revolution Results in Education Evolution

Produced by Julia Schmalz<p>Mark Lombardi, president of Maryville University, in Missouri, describes some of the interesting changes it has recently …

Education

Using Gamification to Increase Student Engagement in Business Education

From books to complementary digital products and services, Pearson Education specializes in creating educational content and learning tools for …

Education

7 Surprising Mobile Learning Statistics eLearning Professionals Should Know

7 Mobile Learning Statistics That May Surprise You<p>Developing mobile online training courses takes time and resources. However, <b>mobile learning offers</b> …

Some Ideas To Inspire Your Business to Consider Learning in the Workplace

<i>Author: Helen Blunden, Activate Learning Solutions</i><p>I don’t know about you but it’s rare that any mandated traditional training inspires me …

Trump’s Travel Ban Leaves Students Stranded — and Colleges Scrambling to Help

Leigh Vogel/SIPA USA via AP Images<p>Protesters gathered at Washington Dulles International Airport after President Trump signed an executive order …

Performance-based "Personal and Interpersonal" Knowledge and Skills Examples

Today I read of a list of the top 12+ (I won’t give THEIR specific number out) Personal Skills desired by businesses. Because I have done over 125 …