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April 29, 2013


Jay Cross

Irving, online learning is part of the answer -- but only part. Automating traditional learning expands the capacity of the educational system but it overlooks the fact that no form of academia can provide the new form of education that's required: the skills and abilities for dealing with complexity.

As you've pointed out, we live and work in a more complex world. Workers need to deal with volatile, unpredictable environments. This is learned through experience, not in the classroom. As John Seely Brown says, you have to marinate in it.

Workers need both theoretical/academic preparation and practical/experiential learning to do the work of the future.

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