Lifelong learning is value for money

Platforms such as Dedao have mushroomed on the back of a trend of people paying for online content they deem useful or valuable.

“For people looking to hone a particular skill or quality, they long for avenues offering multi-skill courses taught by qualified teachers at reasonable prices,” Cao said. “Most important of all, they want the platform to be stable. The annual speech serves to create that ‘predictable’ image.”

Dedao started out as an obscure media account, where Luo repackaged complex historical, philosophical or economic topics into a daily 60-second voice message and weekly one-hour video lectures. Soon, they all morphed into a comprehensive knowledge-sharing portal where people pay for a torrent of classes, books and offline events.

http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202101/05/WS5ff3bef6a31024ad0baa0732.html

K12 Rebrands Itself as Stride Inc.

Contributing Writer

K12 Inc. — a huge, and often controversial provider of online education — has announced it is rebranding, at the same time it is making a pair of acquisitions that will expand its line of products and services.

The company said its name change, to Stride, Inc., reflects its “continued growth into lifelong learning,” regardless of students’ ages or locations.

Read more here: https://marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-12/k12-rebrands-stride-inc-announces-two-acquisitions/

Lifelong learning is a trend!

An old proverb said, Jonathan doesn’t know what Jon didn’t learn, In today’s information age, this statement can be reworded – both Jon and Jonathan participate in lifelong learning. Both of them are learning, only that the pace of acquiring knowledge and their interests are different. One is discovering the world and the other is trying to somehow comprehend the world. The world is changing at such a rate that learning and improving oneself has become a lifestyle. Only the focus of learning is somewhat different in each period of life.

https://epale.ec.europa.eu/en/blog/elukestev-oppimine-trend-head-ulemaailmset-teadmiste-paeva-ja-algavat-oppeaastat

Lifelong Learning Institute brings ‘distanced’ dance

How do you make lifelong learning classes safe as well as fun?

By having a ‘distanced’ dance class, according to LLI Director Larry Wilson at Hot Springs Village.
“It’s been something Villagers have requested from LLI because dancing is a great way to keep moving and have a good time. We were lucky to get Jennifer as an instructor.”

https://www.hotsr.com/news/2020/aug/29/lifelong-learning-institute-brings-distanced/

Community Ed looks to future

The coronavirus outbreak has forced many schools and classes to switch how they reach learners. That has impacted revenue, naturally. But there have been benefits, according to Director Craig Hall.

“It’s safe to say that coronavirus has presented the greatest challenge that we’ve faced as a program, with our self-supporting status,” Hall said. “But it hasn’t’ slowed us down in terms of creativity or resolve. I think this whole experience will make the program smarter, stronger, and more nimble.”

The summer children’s program run by LCE, Lexplorations, was fully booked when the pandemic hit Lexington, Hall said. In a few short weeks, LCE staff reimagined Lexporations for a socially-distanced world, translating everything to an online format. While there were families that requested refunds, the camp was a success, Hall said.

Many Lexplorations teachers are also teachers in Lexington schools, he added, and they had already gotten a taste of remote learning at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. A small adult education term was offered over the summer as well, which is not something LCE has done before.

https://lexington.wickedlocal.com/news/20200904/despite-pandemic-lexington-community-education-looks-to-future

Professionals as Lifelong Learners

Oxford tells us what many of us already know:

Learning for professionals is an ongoing process. They work in an era of changing laws and procedures that drive their need and desire to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. Lifelong learning can benefit professionals, the organizations in which they work, and the clients they serve. This chapter explores continuing education requirements to maintain licenses of certification, as well as the desire for lifelong learning among professionals from a variety of industries. Suggestions for developing and providing learning experiences are presented. While it is evident that professionals need to continue their learning, the content areas as well as learning options are continuously being reviewed by accrediting organizations. Various ways of obtaining continuing education credits are presented as well as trends in training modalities.

https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780197506707.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780197506707-e-18