College Students May Hold the Key to Redesigning Education – Education – GOOD

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Can college students develop solutions to end the high school dropout crisis and close the achievement gap?
Via www.good.is

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National VET E-learning Strategy Funding Opportunities

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Projects funded under the first round of 2012 funding have been announced. There are a number of different strategies involved – see the links on this site
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Blowing Out the Digital Book as We Know It | MindShift

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New technologies are changing the way we look at many things, including textbooks. I think this will be an interesting one to watch.
Via mindshift.kqed.org

Are We Wired for Mobile Learning? | MindShift

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An info graphic that shows how ‘digital natives’ are using mobile devices.
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The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning

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I think this approach is only going to get stronger. It will be interesting to follow this trend. 
Via c4lpt.co.uk

5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School | Riding the Waves of Personal Development

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Some good points are mentioned in this article. The approach seperates ‘learning’ from ‘assessment’, and maybe this needs to be considered as an approach for training providers? A model may be where the content is free, and you pay for the assessment of your learning against recognised standards?

Many universities seem to be looking at this approach, for example, this report:

Mexico’s Largest University to Post Online Nearly All Publications and Course Materials

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The 70/20/10 Model

Last week at ConVerge, Dr Denise Meyerson delivered a keynote where she spoke about the trends of Workplace learning. One of the points mentioned was the 70/20/10 Model, which was as follows;

70% of learning happens on the job
20% of learning happens through coaching and mentoring
10% of learning happens through formal learning

Dr Meyerson made the point that workplace learning needs to be contextualised, and the figures would back that up. Then, this week, I came across the Wikipedia article about it;

Wikipedia article – 70/20/10 Model

This raises some interesting questions, in particular about how training providers can provide such contextualisation for their delivery. I think part of the answer is in another point mentioned in the keynote, and that is the need for ‘Activity Based Curriculum Design’. Presenting information doesn’t automatically lead to learning – often this comes from ‘doing’ something. So building in relevant activities into the more formal learning occasions may help the learner get more out of the learning. What do you think?