Learning Trends: Maturing Learning for Maturing Learners

The Learning Renaissance

It is a golden time to be a learner of any age. Although the pace of technological change is accelerating to almost a blur, it has opened up new learning opportunities for individuals of all ages to access learning at a time, a venue and a pace to suit their personal needs. It is as if every learner now has a personal coach, able to tailor the learning session’s objectives to the needs, styles and aptitudes of the individual.

In the last fifteen years we have moved through Web 1.0, when the ‘experts’ created an encyclopaedic library of resources for us to access as consumers through the internet, to Web 2.0 when we began to author our own material and resources through social network sites, the YouTubes, Facebooks and Twitters in which we were connected internationally. Web 2.0 has proved a huge training camp for people to experience the internet…

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