Online Adult Education: The Future Is Here Today (Part 2)

Online Adult Education: The Future is Here Today (Part 2)

What Associations Can Learn from K-12

Before the long holiday weekend, we had the pleasure of perusing a new infographic from KnowledgeWorks.  Brought to our attention by Jeff Cobb, author of 10 Ways to Be a Better Learner, the infographic displays one company’s view of the “Future of Learning.”  Click here to see the infographic, or click the image below.

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A Glimpse Into the Future of Learning Infographic
Copyright: KnowledgeWorks.org

The infographic points “the way toward a diverse learning ecosystem”—a more personalized and more connected system.  Katherine Prince, Senior Director of Strategic Foresight for KnowledgeWorks, reflected on the potential for applying these radical changes to “a wide variety of digitally-mediated or place-based learning experiences.”  Therefore, although KnowledgeWorks focuses on K-12 education, their strategic vision outlined in the infographic has applications for professional associations as well.  And for associations– these “futuristic” online education opportunities are available now.

Associations are primarily responsible for the education of adults. So, what are strategies that they can use to provide “futuristic” professional development and training for their members? How does KnowledgeWorks’ forecast for diverse and connected learning apply to adult education today?  The future is here in online adult education.

Below, we look at four ways associations are meeting the forecast put forth by KnowledgeWorks.

Here’s a sneak peek:

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ASTD TechKnowledge Comments

ASTD TechKnowledge Comments

Did the first eLearning Conference of 2009 suffer the same fate as the consumer electronics show in December? Were the numbers down? I asked the conference administrators several times what the attendance numbers were at the annual TechKnowledge conference held last week at the Las Vegas Rio Convention Center. The answer was repeatedly a suspicious “We don’t know yet.” My favorite part of the conference? Tony Karrer’s keynote speech on day two.

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