These are my live blogged notes during the Wednesday keynote at DevLearn (non-edited version – apologies for any typos, etc.!) – I didn’t get through the whole keynote – had to get to our booth as the Expo starts while the keynote is still going…and my loud typing was just too annoying.
Clark Quinn has done a nice mindmap of the entire keynote -- worth checking out.
But here goes.
The emergence of a new culture of learning in a world of constant change.
learning on demand – how you pull, not push.
A simple belief: the old institutions aren’t hacking it very well. Nor are our schools.
We have to look at things differently.
20th century infrastructure built on roads, cars, ships, etc. – scalable efficiency became the goal (the more you do something the better you get.)
The trouble with this insight – that curve is a diminishing returns curve. We now scramble faster and faster to stay in place – we have to work that much harder to make the same amount of improvement we used to make.
predictable, hierarchy, control, org routines, minimize variance – the core of scalable efficiency.
This transferred over to our 20th century push-based education system. Predictable curriculum, standards based, authority focused.
The 21st C. infrastructure is driven by the continual exponential advances of computation, storage, etc.
having to relearn fundamentals of computer science – the half life of a given skill is shrinking.
The big shift: Push vs. Pull
How do we enhance the imagination of our workforce? Creativity?
the 2nd shift: The explosion of data!
rethink how we learn, what we learn: Importance of the tacit (need to marinate in new situations)