This is a bit of a plug for Harold's Personal Knowledge Management course, but having been a participant I highly recommend it :) But its more than that, people are starting to recognise that they need to be responsible for their own development. Social learning and seeing work as learning and learning as work are key aspects . This is summed up in this post
The University of Central Florida (UCF) announces the second offering of its popular MOOC (massive open online course) for blended learning faculty and designers: BlendKit2012. Based around the open-licensed BlendKit Course instructional materials, BlendKit2012 will run as a five-week cohort (from Monday, September 24 to Monday, October 29, 2012) facilitated by UCF’s Dr. Kelvin Thompson and Dr. Linda Futch. Course components include regular communications from facilitators, weekly readings, hands-on tasks, a variety of real time and asynchronous interaction opportunities, and weekly webinars with experienced blended learning instructors.
Content curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.
Check out the mindmap...a fantastic trip into the future. I paticularly like the challenge to Google; why let an algorythym select your content when you can go to a real person with the same interest who has tried to add value and make sense?
Charles Jennings argues that the invention of the web has created a quantum shift in L&D to rival that of Higgs Boson. Its just that not everyone has realised yet! There are further links to posts that provide a vision of how workplace learning can be transformed
Learning in the workplace is changing, but are training managers changing to reflect this new reality? This post looks at opportunities for learning in the workplace and outlines a new role for learning professionals
This article argues that the world of work is changing as more and more work is standardised and automated. Concluing that "high-value work today is in facing complexity...what we already know has inceasingly diminishing value. How to learn to solve problems together is becoming the real business advantage"
This article presents a vision for the future of personalised learning:
"You login to your Learnist home page, and instantly you have several recommended lessons served up to you depending on the preferences you typed in at sign-up. Some of the lessons were created by a training firm your company hired to help you adopt a new ERP system, some of them are from your boss regarding some new business policies, a couple articles from your colleagues that were interested enough in a lesson that they wanted to expand on it, and a few from the wider world about films or music or whatever you indicated your interests are."