Education ∪ Math ∪ Technology

Day: January 23, 2013 (page 1 of 1)

The future of learning

A few years ago, as an assignment for my Master’s degree, I created a video on the future of learning. I was never very happy with the quality of the final product, nor do I completely agree now with the vision I presented then. That being said, here are some of the slides I used. It looks like some of the text in the comics is uncited, but I have citations near the end of the video I created.

Some of the slides below offer some ideas as to how technology may change how we learn in the future. Some offer quotes from other thinkers in the field, in case you want to explore more.



Education reform ineptness

"If you are absolutely no good at something at all, then you lack exactly the skills that you need to know that you are absolutely no good at it."

John Cleese

Perhaps this is part of the reason that so many education reforms that are attempted fail so badly? Could it be that at least some of the people involved in education reform are just so completely inept that they are not even able to judge their own performance at all?

The good news is, if you know you are bad at something, then at least you are not completely inept, because if you were, you might think you were good at it. The bad news is, people who are completely inept are unable to judge or recognize their ineptness, which may make them push ahead in ways which are harmful to the rest of us.