Thursday, January 31, 2008

Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0

Via Michele Martin.

A nice article by John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler in EDUCAUSE. Well worth a reading!

In the twentieth century, the dominant approach to education focused on helping students to build stocks of knowledge and cognitive skills that could be deployed later in appropriate situations. This approach to education worked well in a relatively stable, slowly changing world in which careers typically lasted a lifetime. But the twenty-first century is quite different. The world is evolving at an increasing pace. When jobs change, as they are likely to do, we can no longer expect to send someone back to school to be retrained. By the time that happens, the domain of inquiry is likely to have morphed yet again.

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