Transformation. Disruption. Opportunity. Challenge…
Welcome to the Changing World of Modern Learning.
The past few years have seen a renewed interest in education technology — among educators, tech entrepreneurs, politicians, parents, and kids alike (and, for better or worse, in the popular media too). Some say we’re in the midst of a “transformation.” Others call it a “revolution.” Whatever you call it, there’s no question technology--particularly the World Wide Web, is fundamentally changing the way we connect with one another, the way we access and share information, the way we build communities and build knowledge, and the way we teach and learn.
It’s changing us. And challenging us.
What is the new purpose of school now that nearly the sum of human knowledge is just a few clicks away on devices we carry in our pockets?
What is the role of a teacher when we find ourselves with access to 2.5 billion people from around the world?
And how do we define an “education” when we can now learn so much on our own without the requirements of a traditional classroom or curriculum?
New questions require new answers.
It’s no longer good enough to improve school, to make it “better.” Instead, this moment requires that we think about education and schooling fundamentally differently to prepare students for a future that few of us could have imagined a few short years ago.
That’s what Educating Modern Learners is about. It’s about leading a new dialogue about the future of teaching and learning with the people who have the most power to change the course of education and learning in their communities, their regions, and their countries. And it’s about provoking a different conversation around the central premises we currently hold for our kids and their schooling, and about asking those bigger questions around which a new system can emerge.
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So, join us in this journey to understand this technology-rich moment, one filled with opportunity and challenge, for more than just a way to do what we’ve been doing “better.” We invite you, instead, to reimagine the future of teaching and learning for our kids.