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Future of Learning (scattered notes) by Mind Map: Future of Learning
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Future of Learning (scattered notes)

Other Idea Snippets

Google acitivities, initiatives, services

CloudCourse: - CloudCourse is a course scheduling system. - CloudCourse allows anyone to create and track learning activities

New Motivational Sources

Game Dynamics

Jane McGonigal 'Gaming can change the world' - 2010 TED talk -


Social Dynamics

social networks / collaborative projects ("good social" pressure of groups)

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Learning 3.0

Future of Learning / Related Communities (tbd)



recommendations to enhance the process

open innovation

idea makers / policy makers - how to balance + communicate

Ideas + Desiderata

Holistic Learning Management

Learning Score Card + Timeline

inclusion of social skills, testimonials - not tests

Incentive System for Knowledge and Skill Transfer

Strengthening Empathy

Background: Trend to lower empathy (possibly media induced), Today's College Students Lack Empathy | LiveScience 2010-05-28

Trends + Drivers

TECH TRENDS (New devices, platforms + interaction patterns)

interface intelligence, multi-touch, gesture and mimics recognition, speech recognition

Mixed + Augmented Reality, enabling Immersive Learning experience, learning efficiency thanks to MR/AR??, demand for research, enabling Ubiquitous Learning in the future

content crowds / crowdsourcing


volatility of knowledge (increasing), means: the increasing knowledge corpus makes it increasingly difficult to program the right curricula which will match the desiderata of the absolvents future "Lebenswelt"

hyper-competition in edunomics scenario, Presentation at Learning World 2008 (German) "Edunomics 2012 - Trends und Szenarien für Corporate Learning" (

Trend to measurement, metrics without de-motivation of the 2/3, assessment / measurement / controlling, optimization loop on all levels, benchmarking on all levels: actor, team, teacher, method, school ...

plurality of knowledge (increasing), means: growing demand for orientation knowledge e.g. inter-disciplinary bridging knowledge, inter-cultural knowledge

Human Enhancement Technologies, • chemical • neuro-interfaces/implantes, "Learning Helpers", Anti-Aging, Memory stabilizers, Enhancement type, thinking, perception, creativity, vigility, ....

Increasing demand for Self-Management

Increasing demand for orientation knowledge, (since growing complexity/trans-locality of processes and problems)

Shift from Learning to Access, new "symbiotic balance" of man and machine _ outsourcing knowledge to artificial memory, means: we are on the way to "functional Cyborgs" increasingly dependent on our ("trans cortex") "external knowledge access / memory" -- e.g. accessing wikipedia and translation services on desktop and mobile


War for Talent

Creative Class rising

Aging HR

Mass Collaboration (Wikinomics)

Knowledge Workplace

Hyper Competition of Regions

new growth centers, BRIC ...


New Roles / Patterns, switch roles flexibly from teacher to student - vice versa, bluring of roles

Post-LMS Era (higher education), Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network (EDUCAUSE Quarterly),, • Although central to the business of higher education, the LMS has also become a symbol of the status quo that supports administrative functions more effectively than teaching and learning activities. • Personal learning environments offer an alternative, but with their own limitations. • An open learning network helps bridge the gap between the PLE and the LMS, combining the best elements of each approach.

MORE ... Future of Learning 2030 - Trend description (Presentation of Miriam Leis)

Characteristics of the scientific, technological and societal developments • Decreasing half-life of knowledge • (Need for) growing interdisciplinarity • Rising life expectancy • Growing complexity and expectations

Emerging needs for the future society • Solving complex (information) problems (theories, devices, regulations etc. get more complicated and complex) • Need to continuously update (technical) skills (decreasing half-life of knowledge and information) • Increasing relevance of social / soft and (inter)cultural skills (in a global, interdisciplinary, multicultural and diverse society) • Self-Management / Regulation Skills / Time management (accelerating pace of society) • Responsibility / Accountability (within an increasingly complex and “anonymous” world)

Proposals for Policy Makers (tbd)

see the red flagged nodes on the map


2015 - 2020 - 2025 Learning Environment Roadmap (tbd)


Shift of Goals, more: system and holistic thinking, more: personality, more: ecological intelligence

Shift of Technological Means

Shift of Learning Methods


About this Mind Map

• Created before, during and after expert workshop about "Future of Learning - 2025" Amsterdam 2010-05-25f see • On this mind map you find subjective and incomplete snippets of the participant Willi Schroll - there have been a lot of issues and insights not mentioned here ( see for more information )

author: Willi Schroll • technology analyst • strategic foresight

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