Posted by: bluesyemre | June 22, 2017

The Battle for the Future of #Learning


The present is the enemy of the future.

Predicting the future is tough – not because it is hard to describe progress, but because convention battles progress and the outcome is rarely certain: it was decades before the Theory of Evolution became widely accepted and today there are still people who have yet to do so. For the same reason Gibson remarked “the future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed” (if by future we mean ‘progress’).

So the future is uncertain: it represents the outcome of a struggle between regressive, conventional forces and progressive, unconventional ones. Rather than taking a stab at the future of learning, I’d like to describe some of these regressive and progressive forces so we can each imagine how the battle for the future might play out…

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