Presentation on theme: "New Paths in Elearning George Siemens. Why are you using elearning?"— Presentation transcript:
New Paths in Elearning George Siemens
Why are you using elearning?
Uses for elearning Strategic advantage Reduce costs Rapid learning/development Increase capacity for performance
Trends Mobile Decentralization Global New Learning Context –Informal –Continual –Embedded in workplace –Rapid
Impact of Trends Learning=life line in complex, knowledge environments Interconnected nature of organization and individual –Systems thinking –Chaos theory –Complexity theory
Where are you succeeding in elearning? Design
Where are you succeeding in elearning? Technology
Where are you succeeding in elearning? Delivery
Where are you succeeding in elearning? Learner involvement
Whats wrong? Current elearning approach is not sustainable –Cost of content creation –Content obsolescence –Mismatch – learning environment and real-life learning –Too much information – cant process under existing models
Whats wrong? Learning: chaotic, nebulous, aggregation, pattern recognition, distributed cognition, social continual suspended certainty, JIT Our current learning tools: LMS, LCMS: structured, hierarchical, rigid, in advance of need
Centralized vs. Decentralized Complexity requires decentralization
Whats happening? Which tools are you currently using for learning?
Lets Build an Airplane… Knowledge is distributed Complexity requires aggregation Aggregation provides whole picture
A new path… Networks Connected specialization Adaptive learning models Diversity of approaches Simple, social tools –Learning and KM
The role of content Is content still king?
Connectivism Learning as network-creation Meaning as pattern recognition Tools aligned to inherent nature of task
Lets get practical Tools: – –Blended –F2F –Social technologies –Distributed – Communities – Mobile – SOSS – CMS – Networks Connections to content Connections to people
How can we implement tools and approaches that work?