Relationships Key in Future of Education

By Tom Vander Ark on February 16, 2016 6:20 AM

Tom Vander Ark wrote an important piece in EdWeek this week on five megatrends we should expect to see in the future:

  • “Tech: We’re living on an exponential curve but our brains make linear projections. When it comes to new technology, almost everything is closer than it appears.
  • Smart AI: Artificial intelligence, the new infrastructure for everything, will progress rapidly and in the next decade will be better at a lot of things than we are.
  • Cities: People are moving to cities and, according to Harvard’s Ed Glaeser they makeus richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier . We think that will require a pretty thick layer of intermediation.
  • Careers: It’s a project-based world; the influence of the freelancing and the gig economy will rise.
  • Relationships: The first 20 years of digital learning suggest that most human beings learn and grow in relationship; technology can help but our brains value face-to-face interaction.”

One of these trends we couldn’t agree more with: relationships.

In an age of technology, relationships are taking a backseat, and given the importance of relationships to learning, we need to address this issue and put relationships back in the front seat.

He goes on to suggest that Learning Relationship Management offers a sensible solution:

Learner relationship management systems will connect learners advisors, teachers, and parents (read more).

Read the full article here.

 

 

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