How are experts thinking about the future of learning

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Expert Thinking About The Future Of Learning

Various universities and organizations such as the CEdMA Europe, Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates have published expert papers on the future of learning. Below, we have compiled seven expert papers on the future of learning.

1. PEER TO PEER LEARNING: The future of learning

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  • Description: The paper describes new trends in the future of learning space including technologies such as skillshare and techniques such as mentoring and learn-by-doing. The paper mainly focuses on peer-to-peer learning methods and how these trends would affect various industries such as HR and government organizations such as the General Assembly.
  • Author: Lisa Bodwell
  • University / Think tank : CEdMA Europe
  • Reason: We chose this paper because the author, Lisa Bodwell, is the founder and CEO of Futurethink, an innovation research and training firm that conducts research on the future of learning.

2. Ready to lead

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  • Description: The paper describes the benefits and techniques of social and emotional learning (SEL). The paper also compiles the findings from multiple surveys regarding SEL program implementation in schools and discusses the factors playing a significant role in the systemic implementation of school-based SEL.
  • Authors: Jennifer L. DePaoli, Matthew N. Atwell, and John Bridgeland
  • University / Think tank : Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates
  • Reason: We chose this paper because this paper compiles research findings from 884 K-12 principals, 16 superintendents and 10 district-level research and evaluation specialists who specialize in implementing new learning techniques such as SEL and represent diverse school districts across the US.

3. EDUCATIONAL LEARNING THEORIES

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  • Description: The paper describes the effect of behavior, psychology, moral development and motivation have on the learning process. The paper delineates various theories and compiles different studies regarding the future of learning including research published by the World Bank and the Dalton State College.
  • Authors: Molly Zhou and David Brown
  • University / Think tank : University System of Georgia
  • Reason: We chose this paper because it compiles research from credible sources such as the World Bank regarding the emerging learning theories and models.

4. EXPERIENTiAL LEARNING

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  • Description: This paper describes the principles and techniques of experiential learning (EL) where the learning combined with direct experiences, real-world problems and situations. The paper also provides a step-by-step plan for integrating EL in teaching and higher education.
  • Author: Jason Rhode
  • University / Think tank: Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, Northern Illinois University
  • Reason: We chose this paper because the author is the Executive Director of Extended Learning at the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center of the Northern Illinois University. This center focuses on the future of learning by developing and providing programs, resources, and services.

5. INVENTING TO PREPARE FOR FUTURE LEARNING

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  • Description: This paper compiles the results from two studies about the integration of invention activities with regular learning techniques. The paper also describes various other new learning techniques such as embedded assessment and "tell-and-practice" instructional condition.
  • Author: Daniel L. Schwartz and Taylor Martin
  • University / Think tank : School of Education, Stanford University
  • Reason: We chose this paper because the studies presented in the paper are based on the research conducted by the renowned instructional theorist, Robert Gagne, and provides a detailed breakdown of each of the learning techniques.

6. Transforming Future Teaching through ‘Carpe Diem’ Learning Design

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  • Description: The paper describes a new learning technique called "Carpe Diem" which is a collaborative, team-based, online learning design process. Besides describing the process for implementing "Carpe Diem", the paper also compiles the result of various studies regarding the implementation of the process.
  • Authors: Gilly Salmon, Phemie Wright
  • University / Think tank : Swinburne University of Technology
  • Reason: We chose this paper because it compiles research and studies regarding new learning techniques from about 57 different sources.

7. Inquiry-Based Learning from the Learner’s Point of View

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  • Description: The paper compiles results from research and studies about Inquiry Based Learning (IBL). The paper also describes the challenges and benefits of implementing this learning technique in a classroom by delineating the experience of a student.
  • Authors : Caroline Johnson Caswell and Derek J. LaBrie
  • University / Think tank : Departments of Mathematics & Computer Science and Educational Studies, Rhode Island College
  • Reason : We chose this paper because it was published under the supervision of the Departments of Mathematics & Computer Science and Educational Studies which specializes in the research and development of new learning techniques.
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