What Learning Will Look Like in 2035

February 23, 2016

What Learning Will Look Like in 2035

Getting Smart

  • We don’t know what learning will look like in 2035 but we can predict a wider variety of approaches and options: instead of school choice, it will be experience choice; instead of a focus on coherent school models, we’ll focus on coherent learning pathways.
  • With these caveats and assumptions, here are 40 predictions about learning in 2035. These projections include: virtual reality, open learning, portfolios, project-based learning, virtual assistants, micro-credentialing and lifelong learning.
Read more: http://bit.ly/Learning2035

Keywords: innovation in education, future of education, learning

Innovative Colleges That Give Students Real-World Experiences


  • There are a handful of institutions offering their students transformative, purposeful learning experiences. These innovative colleges often have small class sizes, focus on interdisciplinary, seminar, and project-based classes, have no prescribed curriculum, no credits, grades, or tests.
  • Moreover, these institutions offer close contact between professors and students, and provide opportunities for students to do apprenticeships, real-world projects, or research for credit.
Read more: http://bit.ly/RealWorldExpriences

Keywords: innovation in education, real-world projects, project-based learning

Amazon Education to Launch New Website for Open Education Resources

Edweek Market Brief

  • Amazon Education is working on a new platform that will allow schools to upload, manage, share, and discover open education resources. They’re calling it Amazon Inspire, and is scheduled to be released publicly in a few months.
  • Users of the site will be able to add ratings and reviews, and to receive recommendations based on their previous selections. Educators will be able to curate open resources, self-publish material they have developed, and put a school’s entire digital library that is open and freely available online.
Read more: http://bit.ly/AmazonOER

Keywords: open educational resources, OER, educational technology

Digital Portfolios + Open Badges + Blockchain = Personal Learning Ledger

Medium / Badge Chain

  • It’s important to remember that learning itself may be seen as the construction of identities. To engage in learning is to engage in the project of constructing and reconstructing identity.
  • The integration of digital portfolios, open badges and blockchain allows the possibility to construct a Personal Learning Ledger and to re-invent learning itself. This integration allows learners to display their credentials and becomes the students’ digital identities as learners.
Read more: http://bit.ly/ThePersonalLedger

Keywords: innovation in education, digital portfolios, learning, open badges, blockchain, bitcoin

How Finland Broke Every Rule — And Created a Top school System

The Hechinger Report

  • Finland’s historic achievements in delivering educational excellence and equity to its children are the result of a national love of childhood, a profound respect for teachers as trusted professionals, and a deep understanding of how children learn best.
  • Unlike in America, no teacher in Finland is allowed to lead a primary school class without a master’s degree in education, with specialization in research and classroom practice, from one of this small nation’s eleven elite graduate schools of education.
Read more: http://bit.ly/EduinFinland

Keywords: education, innovation in education, teachers, schools of education, opinion

The Revolution in Higher Ed Is Coming ... But When?

Campus Technology

Read more: http://bit.ly/DeMilloHigherEd

Keywords: higher education, innovation, future of education, online education, books

New Survey of Higher Ed Experts Finds Promise in Guided Pathways, Adaptive Learning

Ithaka S+R

  • The survey focused on innovative initiatives and strategies aimed at improving three student-centered outcomes: degree completion rates, the quality of student learning, and affordability. It also solicited panel members’ opinions on the current state of undergraduate education in the US and obstacles to successful innovation.
Read more: http://bit.ly/SurveyHigherEd

Keywords: higher education, leaders, adaptive learning, degree completion rates, innovation in education, survey

What if Teachers Were Treated Like Startup Founders?

Medium / The Synapse

  • Like the business world, there are small business owner-types, startup founder-types, and corporate-types in the teacher world. Teachers have similar key traits that are routinely assigned to startup founders. Yet, the resources and benefits afforded to teachers are few and far between when compared with startup founders.
Read more: http://bit.ly/TeachersStartup

Keywords: teachers, education, startups

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