"Knowing something is probably an obsolete idea. You don’t actually need to know anything. … It’s the teacher’s job to point young minds toward the right kind of questions.
The Future of Learning was made by Ericsson as part of their Networked Society series (we wrote about their excellent installment on cities a few months ago). This next video checks in with companies like Knewton and Coursera about their quest to use technology to help engage all children and make the learning experience both more engaging and more streamlined.
Initially, things look promising, but on close inspection there is precious little here by way of detail or even any attempt to explain why this vague paradigm is better than existing systems of learning (online or otherwise). The view appears to be that there is the Coursera or Knewton way or there is the worst of traditional orthodoxy; and that's your choice.
Essentially this is little more than lightweight puffery.
Happily, the real world of learning is more interesting than that - at least, in my experience.