Community Education is more than basket weaving.
Cherina Betters has been named chief of Equity and Access for San Bernardino County Schools. In her new position, she will represent 33 school districts and more than 400,000 students.
Her new duties will include, “working to forge strong relationships with parents and community members, as well as serving as the equity lead to promote positive learning outcomes for all students,” according to the San Bernardino County School Superintendent’s office.
“With the rise of technology, combined with the explosive growth of social media over the last decade, the concept of personalized mobile learning through bite-sized learning snippets has come to the fore. In addition, in the context of major global challenges such as globalization, digitalization and demographic change, and learning for all, there is an urgent need for a variety of learning opportunities and pathways for lifelong and life-wide learning. The concept of microlearning has been around since about 2000, but what is it and how to make learning in bite-sized form successful, attractive and effective, as it to be just right for me and learning in education, training, achievement and talent development contexts. Micro-learning offers opportunities to incorporate, integrate and personalize cost-effective and meaningful learning and training solutions for each individual in terms of personal, environmental and organizational performance improvement. During this webinar with invited experts in this field there will be opportunities to learn more about the growing field of micro-learning / bite-sized learning snippets and quality for life-ong learning.”
A panel and discussion: http://www.eden-online.org/eden_conference/microlearning-and-quality-for-lifelong-learning-in-the-digital-age/
“The university model needs to evolve. Universities must realise that learning in your 20s won’t be enough. If technological diffusion and implementation develop faster, workers will have to constantly refresh their skills.”
This idea takes on new urgency in light of the closure of conventional classes due to the health scare. Lifelong learning steps up to play a role in how and how long we learn.
Forbes says that continuing education and lifelong learning have been essential to keep pace and stay attuned to the demands of today’s disruptive business climate. Lifelong learning!
Read details: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinessdevelopmentcouncil/2020/03/05/how-lifelong-learning-can-help-leaders-stay-relevant-in-the-age-of-change/#5126fe336bba
A middle schooler disassembles her bike to figure out how it works. A graduate student takes a semester abroad so he can gain new perspectives. A team of experienced engineers conducts research that benefits an entire field of science.
They are generations apart, but they all have something in common: the curiosity and self-motivation to learn new things that advance their knowledge and the world around them.
Opinion piece by John M. Timken Jr., Special to The Canton Repository. He gets it.
According to Brandon Busteed of forbes.com, there is good and bad news about lifelong learning:
“The bad news is there’s little evidence that lifelong learning can be taught and that any organization thus far has mastered it for their own human resource needs. The good news is that those hard truths might not matter anymore simply because lifelong learning will be thrust upon us as a staple of everyday work life.”
The reality? Lifelong learning will not be an option.
And that is good news for those of us who have worked in it.
Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brandonbusteed/2020/02/17/the-really-good-and-really-bad-news-on-lifelong-learning/#1ee9842311f2
In this global Fourth Industrial Revolution, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, and genetics research are accelerating the transformation of industries, labor markets, and lifestyles. Global learning technology leader D2L released a new whitepaper today at the 2020 Education World Forum on the future of work and learning. The paper describes how these forces and the interactions between them are permeating all aspects.
How can we make learning our default mode?
According to Holmes, it’s not about amassing random knowledge or memorizing copious amounts of information. It’s about turning what we absorb into strategic action.
“I realized that becoming a master of karate was not about learning 4,000 moves but about doing just a handful of moves 4,000 times.” — Chet Holmes
We’re hearing more and more about the power of “practicing habits” over “setting goals.”
Millennials spearhead upskilling
Millennials see lifelong learning as an integral part of professional development. This is a generation that doesn’t have the time of day for jobs they find unfulfilling or purposeless. A generation that has largely been free to muse over their visions. Perhaps an inclination towards lifelong learning is simply a product of a lifetime of micro-learning, where the only thing between you and your next skill is a YouTube video?
Read why Millennials value happiness and recognize the beneficial impact of lifelong learning on personal growth, relationships and issues in society at large. Might be the revival of the Community Ed model?