5.23.2006

knowledge and Learning In The News - 5/23/2006

Third of adults 'not learning' - BBC
One in three of the population has not participated in any form of learning since school, according to a survey -- both foral and informal.

Spiky World versus Flat World - e-Clippings
The thing that does give me pause however, is the rapid and almost universal acceptance of Friedman's ideas. There is another camp. Actually two other camps.

Knowledge Organisers - IT News
The term 'knowledge organiser' is something of a catch all, covering pretty much everything from complex freeform databases to simple pen and paper.

Next-Generation Textbooks: Book Smarts - Campus Technology
That creaky spine. The yellowing paper. Those eternally typeset words. Why do we still love the printed page? In the age of electronic media, some say producing textbooks is a dying art.

Podcasting Tutorials - Portable Media
List of Podcasting Tutorials.

1 comment:

Frank Carver said...

Statistics like the one about One in three of the population has not participated in any form of learning since school mainly show the assumptions and limitations of the survey rather than saying anything about reality.

Try asking all those "non learners" what has happened in their favourite soap opera, or the player lineup of their sports team, or whether they have deciphered the manual for a new machine or home appliance, or anything like that.

People are learning all the time. To me, a survey like this just points out how the idea of learning is drifting further and further away from a useful concept.