Four fictional views of the future of learning
Internet and Higher Education Volume 3, Number 4, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
We are at a critical moment in the history of human learning, and in the history of humans. Learning is very important in our future. With 6 billion people on Earth, going to 9 billion by the middle of the century, current educational systems everywhere at all levels have major problems, probably not solvable with present approaches. In many areas, little education is available. We need new learning modes and structures, and we need them quickly and globally. Creating new learning materials and systems will require great imagination. We need approaches that go beyond current situations. Learning should be greatly improved, less expensive, and available lifelong for all in all subjects. We need a society that focuses on learning, where everyone loves to learn. Solving many of the world's problems, including population, water, violence, health, and environmental destruction, will depend on improving learning. One neglected source of future ideas is fictional accounts of the future of learning. I have long found them helpful in my own thinking and have written about them before. I keep finding new sources of this kind. Some, not mentioned here, are negative views.
Bork, A. (2000). Four fictional views of the future of learning. Internet and Higher Education, 3(4), 271-284. Elsevier Ltd.
- adaptive learning
- Computer Assisted Instruction
- Computer Software
- distance education
- distance learning
- Educational Needs
- Educational Trends
- Futures (of Society)
- History of human learning
- learning strategies
- lifelong learning
- Mastery Learning
- Science Fiction
- Tutorial learning
- virtual reality
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Alfred Bork, University of California, United States
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