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Learning Formats in 2020

Geetha Krishnan asks "what kind of learning formats will be in vogue in the year 2020, specifically with respect to corporate training?" My short response that I left as comments on his post is given below. Don’t miss out on other comments on his post from experts in the industry.

Man (as in generic human, not intended to be sexist), has forever learned from teachers, gurus. Knowledge has been passed down through ages by the teachers/gurus. The medium changed over the years. The common thread that I see is that the changing media has continued to facilitate increased access to teachers, and communication between teachers and learners. The changing media has also improved the ability to visualize content and explain things in more graphical way.

So in the next 20 years, learning formats that continue to increase the accessibility of teachers will be in order. Telepresence comes to mind. Perhaps it will develop into 3D/hologram type telepresence that will allow teachers to be more accessible to learners.

Social learning, learning 2.0, social networks, user generated content etc. to me are additional means of connecting teachers and learners. All these make more teachers accessible to more learners and these modes will continue to thrive.

3D worlds also make it easier for content to be visualized better and make learning more effective. Usage of 3D Worlds for learning should increase in the coming years.


Blogger In Middle-earth said...

Kia ora Manish!

I've listened to and seen a lot of enthusiasm about 3D content bringing enlightenment to learning. I wonder about this and for a number of reasons.

But first I must say that I think that it is a valid and honourable avenue to explore. It has endless possibilities, but it has to be used wisely.

The reason I say this is that my experience has been that awareness of 3D imagery and spacial perception (not the same things) are not necessarily present in everyone. This has been backed by results from studies conducted as far back as the late 1960s.

There is a developmental factor associated with 3D awareness and spacial perception, both of which which grow in teenagers and continue to develop into their 20s. Some people never develop those fully.

There is a need to be aware of these and the necessary scaffolding that's important for such 3D imagery to be recognised and for them to be effective when used as learning tools.

Catchya later
from Middle-earth

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