I too often read articles or hear people talk about “learning” when what they are clearly referring to is education. The two are not the same, and I believe that recognizing and appreciating the difference is a critical part of becoming the effective lifelong learners we need to be in our current world. How Are […]
You have to wonder Predictions about how forces like artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics will impact the future of work – and by extension, the future of learning – vary widely, but it seems clear that we will need to be prepared to adapt – and often more rapidly than we would like. The standard […]
It’s easy, particularly for those of us who identify as lifelong learners, to assume that we will gravitate toward learning, that we will welcome learning opportunities as they come our way. But we should question that assumption.
We hear the word “learning” and our knee jerk, often unconscious reaction is to think “education.” But, in reality, learning is not primarily about education. Indeed, formal, teacher-led educational experiences account for only about five percent of the learning we do in life. No, learning is about much, much more than education. By extension, the […]
Recently a colleague who works for a learning platform company wrote to me with a question about how the role of associations in the market for lifelong learning is perceived. Specifically, he asked, Why do you think associations aren’t mentioned as often in the broader conversation about lifelong learning/continuing education/re-skilling workforce/college-to-job gap/knowledge economy? And he […]
Most of us are aware of and have personally experienced the pre-K through high school system of education that serves our children. Most of us are also aware of the higher education system that grants degrees to the fortunate among us. (Around 45 percent of the U.S. population holds a postsecondary degree of some type.) […]