Learn, Unlearn, and Re-learn – Learning 3.0?

“The illiterate of the 21st century,will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler

Times are changing…the 1970s and 80s were about how well we could learn, the 1990s and 2000s focused on how fast and how much we could learn, whilst today’s education should be based on how much we can unlearn. Learning to let go of old and out of date rules is one of the skills we all need to develop.

“…the key to unlearning is to come to the realisation that ‘we are all in a fog’, and can’t clearly see the future. Unlearning will be a strategy for coping with rapid change and uncertainties, but unlearning is not simply about forgetting something, sometimes it is about rejecting a previously held belief, or repudiating a long revered theory. This often feels counterintuitive for educators, and can pose a threat to many learners…

Our current school systems are designed around learning as the acquistion of knowledge. The challenge is to try to turn this around so that students have the opportunity not just to learn new things, but also the challenge to unlearn and then relearn. Sometimes we really do need to knock things down before we can build them up again…”, read more…

Post by Steve Wheeler

Designing for Conscious Decisions – Tin Can API

After looking at the reality of a Tin Can API world, Megan Bowe urges L&D to challenge the status quo by giving learners ownership and control of their personal data.

The premise of the article is that in a world where data is being collected in droves, we need to design better ways for people to understand what they’re giving up and ways for them to take ownership. It’s a challenge to the status quo. It’s a new world that learning and development needs to consider carefully. There’s no easy answer for exactly how to do this, but it’s conversation that we need to have, read more…

Post by Megan Bowe

Congrats on your new LMS! But Wait..

Questions to ask your LMS vendor about their training.I know you are saying to yourself, well they are a LMS vendor in e-learning so they must rock on training. Seriously though, training is a major component when it comes to a LMS and its live date. The reality is that training on your new LMS can be thrilling and also irritating if the person or persons who provide the training are not really trainers – and surprisingly many are not.Training can enable you to achieve success or set you up for immediate failure…..But don’t worry, when it goes bad – your learners won’t be calling the vendor…..They will be calling you!

Read more here: Congrats on your new LMS! But Wait...

What is the Tin Can API?

The Tin Can API (sometimes known as the Experience API) is a brand new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline).

The website covers all aspects of Tin Can API aka Experience API…click here to read more!

Evaluating and Selecting a Learning Management System

There are hundreds of LMS products available in an ever-changing marketplace. Many organizations are already on their second- or third-generation LMS. The report also explores the future role of learning management systems in a world of social media and mobile technology.

 

Report by The eLearning Guild:  read more here…

LMS Ecosystems

When you think of a learning management system you immediately focus on the features, ease of use (ideally) and more importantly how it ties directly to what you want to do in the short and long term as related to learning or learning/performance management.

Link to article: http://elearninfo247.com/2013/04/11/lms-ecosystems-the-next-big-thing/