English over the web

A Texas woman is teaching English as a second language to Chinese school children via the internet, making real connections around the globe.

This is another refutation of the predicted demise of lifelong learning in the internet age. Quite the opposite. Read more…

https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Hewitt–Teacher-gives-English-lessons-to-Chinese-children-over-the-web-512138541.html

83-year-old using lifelong learning

He’s only 83. So what is the Vietnam veteran, former teacher, songwriter and current college student working on?

“I’m going for an associate of arts degree as a professional studio artist,” said Taylor. “I only need two ensembles and a seminar, and then I’ll graduate in December.”

THAT is lifelong learning at work. In Kentucky, of course!

https://www.sentinel-echo.com/news/local_news/lifelong-learning–year-old-student-receives-academic-team-award/article_9ec0ae9f-7e6e-5674-b547-ca9888e800d1.html

Are you “robot ready?”

In the UK, leaders are looking to lifelong learning to prepare populations for the future of work. They know that a lot of the jobs that exist today might not exist in 2030.

“That means if we want to make sure people and places are Robot ready we need to up skill and retain.”

Since a lot of people have already left compulsory education that means they need to focus on lifelong learning and ensuring that people can transition from jobs that are likely to disappear to jobs are likely to grow in the future.

Read more here: https://feweek.co.uk/2019/05/30/81379/

Britain: Lifelong learning provision is inadequate

The government must rethink its approach to lifelong learning and ensure that it educates younger people for longer working lives, according to a report published today by the Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision.

The committee adds that “lifelong learning is a cause for serious concern.” The Lords claim that the scheme should be extended and scaled up to prepare for the challenges of an ageing workforce and technological development.

Read more…

 

How education will change to support lifelong learning

A study by the Pew Research Center found 54 percent of working adults believe it was essential to continuously update their skills to be successful in their careers. Why? To keep up with advances in technology that are disrupting industries from automakers to retail. So what changes will support this need and how can higher education help?

Whether our young high school graduates enter a trade school, community college, or university, their degree or certificate will not be the end of their education.

Read more: http://www.mininggazette.com/opinion/columns/2019/03/how-education-will-change-to-support-lifelong-learning/