Modernizing Learning - Building the Future Ecosystem
A new book exploring the future learning ecosystem
The ADL Initiative recently released Modernizing Learning: Building the Future Learning Ecosystem. This open-access publication examines the shift needed to our systems and society to enable lifelong, experiential, interconnected learning journeys. The book outlines the vision for a learning ecosystem that spans technology, learning science, policy, and organizational factors.
“The progress we’ve made both in terms of new technologies as well as our understanding of human cognition have created new opportunities to improve the ways we learn,” said Sae Schatz, Ph.D., Director of the ADL Initiative and co-editor of the book, “The future learning ecosystem represents a dynamic contrast to the Industrial Age model of time-focused, one-size-fits-all learning.”
“Extensive learning and technological research have been conducted across the myriad disciplines and communities needed to develop this holistic maturation of the learning ecosystem,” said J.J. Walcutt, Ph.D. co-editor, “These advancements have created the opportunity for formal and informal learning experiences to be accessible anywhere, anytime, and to be personalized to individual needs.”
Modernizing Learning is the outcome of a multi-year study recently completed by the ADL Initiative, a DoD-sponsored program that conducts research, development, testing, evaluation, and policy stewardship to enhance distributed learning. More than 85 stakeholders from across communities contributed, bringing together perspectives from K–12 educators, military trainers, technology specialists, and government leaders.
|Chapter 01||Modernizing Learning||
|Chapter 02||History of Distributed Learning||
|Chapter 03||Distributed Learning Instructional Theories|
|Chapter 04||Lifelong Learning||
|Chapter 05||Learning Experience Design||
|Chapter 07||Data Security|
|Chapter 08||Learner Privacy||
|Chapter 09||Analytics and Visualization|
|Chapter 11||Assessment and Feedback||
|Chapter 12||Instructional Strategies for the Future||
|Chapter 13||Competency-Based Learning||
|Chapter 14||Social Learning|
|Chapter 16||Instructional Designers and Learning Engineers||
|Chapter 17||Governance for Learning Ecosystems|
|Chapter 18||Culture Change|
|Chapter 19||Strategic Planning||
This publication, available for free at the Government Printing Office under a permissive Creative Commons license, outlines what we need to build for tomorrow to empower our children, workforce, society, and military personnel to achieve.
Modernizing Learning is available for download here.