Harnessing the Perfect Storm
For decades, education has been an easy institution to define. It consisted of acknowledged literacy skills, definable bodies of knowledge, and pedagogies for teaching willing students within information-scarce learning environments. Today, for the first time in decades, we are questioning our notions about teaching and learning as we adapt to a world that is changing faster than our ability to react. We are struggling to rethink what it is to be educated, to reinvent where and when it happens, and redefine our roles as educators — as the line between teacher and student blurs.
There is a new story to be told about education today, one that is simple but complete and that can be described during a typical elevator ride. The story is a three bullet list that rises out of the perfect storm of converging conditions that are coming to define Learning 2.0.
Telling the New Story
Our Students • Our Worlds