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Impact of the internet age on human culture and K-20 education policy/administration
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The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything

The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
There are several components, but the real shocker is that more of us aren't embracing the current age of access to mastery of any topic. But that may not be so surprising—most of us were taught to be passive learners, to just "get through" school. It's easy to be lazy. The rewards of becoming an autodidact, though, include igniting inner fires, making new connections to knowledge and skills you already have, advancing in your career, meeting kindred spirits, and cultivating an overall zest for life and its riches.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 31, 6:06 AM

There are several components, but the real shocker is that more of us aren't embracing the current age of access to mastery of any topic. But that may not be so surprising—most of us were taught to be passive learners, to just "get through" school. It's easy to be lazy. The rewards of becoming an autodidact, though, include igniting inner fires, making new connections to knowledge and skills you already have, advancing in your career, meeting kindred spirits, and cultivating an overall zest for life and its riches.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

 https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2017/12/09/tips-to-become-an-autodidact-self-directed-learner/ 

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=autodidact

 

Mrs Lord's curator insight, May 31, 7:59 PM
I've always felt 'different' because I genuinely love to learn, and most times it doesn't matter what...a combination of new experiences, new connections and new knowledge - maybe I just have a fondness for 'new'? 
Mayra Fonseca's curator insight, June 4, 5:41 PM
Do it yourself 
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A Conversation with Peter Smith about "Free-Range Learning in the Digital Age" | WCET

A Conversation with Peter Smith about "Free-Range Learning in the Digital Age" | WCET | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
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According to Allen Tough, adult learners spend an average of 15 hours per week, nearly 800 hours annually, participating in self-directed learning*. Motivations to begin such a learning journey vary but include knowledge and skill acquisition or self-improvement. This unassessed learning holds tremendous value for adults seeking credentials and acknowledgement of learning, and could serve as an untapped pool of students as institutions grapple with decreased enrollments.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 7, 2018 4:43 PM

Calling all college administrators who want to lure working adults back into school.  Open the doors to free range wording. Fill the empty seats with motivated learners. Change or fade  time!