‘What Will Learning in 2019 Be Like?’

Masie Learning Town Members Take a Look at What Learning Will be Like 10 Years From Now

Sonia Scott: “Integrated desktops with Microsoft Surface or some other user interface software that runs simulations and allows for group interaction and projects. Universities and companies could have these integrated desktops where the trainer/professor/SME can teach virtually and the training with students participating in groups could collaborate virtually.”

Ken Whiteside: “Conversational among learners, teachers and digital guides. Roles will be fluid among these three and others, shifting to meet the immediate need creating the richest possible collaborative tapestry of information, knowledge, wisdom and transformative insight.”

Jaye Holly: “Smaller and smaller digital devices will continue to carry more and more information. The continuing challenges will be (1) ensuring the quality of information; and (2) holding people accountable for their learning activities in a world that increasingly competes for their time and attention.”

Mike Katagiri: “Learning will become a meta-skill that is totally embedded and integrated in the culture of organizations, teams and individuals. Super-high bandwidth will empower global teams with full motion, real high resolution communication. Maybe we’ll be using holographic images to learn collaboratively with our colleagues (no longer necessary to use low resolution avatars to represent what we are trying to communicate).”

Mike Girone: “Just-in-time, 24/7, collaborative; access to resources (audio, video, text/graphics) as well as subject-matter experts in real time through mobile audio/video devices. While how we learn will be different, why we learn (to produce business results; to foster/grow our careers and personal development) will stay the same.”

Eric Pourchot: “Outside of colleges and corporate training, nearly all learning will be free to the user and supported by advertising or sponsorship. It will be available in small downloadable or streaming units to whatever smartphone/wearable computer/implant device we’ll all be using in 10 years. Full video and/or animations with audio will be expected — text-based training will rarely be used. Learners will have several options for questions and feedback; course creators will be editing and improving content continuously.”

David Kelly: “The learning styles of the Millennials will shape how learning will transpire in the workplace, that is, leveraging social networks and other 24/7 learning technologies to capture and share best practices and wisdom of the masses.”

Karen Messina: “The ‘sage on the stage’ will be dead. Learning will be experiential, individualized and results-oriented. This will apply in corporate, higher education and even K-12. There will be more interaction through technology and much less ‘baby-sitting’ or ‘ass-in-seat’ time.”

—Learning Town is a social network hosted by the Masie Center. To learn more, visit: www.learningtown.com

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