Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Day Three - Panel

The last part of the panel session was about the Future of learning 2027:
Generic off-the-shelf products are no longer in vogue and businesses have moved out of the tertiary organisations. "The only sure thing is that things will change". There may be holographs accessed via smart cards as learner needs them.
Also the 4 Rs - "Right information to the right person at the right time and in the right way". Situated learning in the workplace.

"Not everything is possible" and "we're just all going to be lazy" or "work too hard" - we already do. what can we do that computers can't - creative stuff. Skill sets instead of knowledge because information is doubling constantly - need to know how to handle all the information. We will be moving between careers more rapidly. 'Don't afraid to jump on the technology train. We're not and it is going to be exciting!" (Miria Royal, 2007.)

The workplace will be the new university. "The illiterate of 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn or relearn" (Rachel Skudder, 2007).

The law of more! More bandwidth, web 2.0, 3.0, 4.0. More creating content. speed - faster, faster. Just-in-time products. Pull vs push, m-Learning. Open education resources. Content rich courses will not longer be norm. Push rather than pull...RSS. Power shift to the learner.

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