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Efficient, Effective, Personalized Learning: The Inevitable Changes Ahead

Kyle Peck (Penn State University & Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL), USA)
Session Information
October 14, 2015 - 11:45am
Technology and Emerging Learning Environments
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Blended Program/Degree
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Multiple Levels
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Session Type: 
Featured Session
Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
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Emerging trends and technologies predict a very different future for education. It's a personalized, learner-centered model where roles for teacher, learner and technology are redefined.

Extended Abstract

We live in exciting times. New technologies with the potential to transform learning and teaching are creating great opportunity, and learners and employers alike are increasingly seeking alternatives. With micro-credentialing, digital badges, open educational resources, massive open online courses, competency-based education, personalized learning systems, and other important technologies in play and on the horizon, will learners become "knowmads," roaming the learning landscape assembling new forms of credentials that better describe their readiness for life and the workplace? Or, will they continue to seek the one-size fits all "sheepskin" we have been offering for centuries? As professional educators interested in serving learners and preserving the importance and relevance of our institutions, it's up to us to embrace new options and expand and repeatedly redesign what we offer learners. In this session we'll scan the horizon and discuss what learners, employers, and society will need from us in the near future.

Lead Presenter

Kyle Peck is Professor of Education at Penn State University and Co-Director of the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL). His current interests include competency-based education, digital badges in education, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and personalized online learning. Dr. Peck recently served as Principal Investigator for the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project, Director of the Regional Educational Lab for the mid-Atlantic region, and Co-Director of PennsylvaniaÕs Classrooms for the Future Evaluation Project. He is a Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and was also Co-Founder of the innovative "Centre Learning Community Charter School." Dr. Peck is co-author of two books, and is author or co-author of more than 50 book chapters, journal articles, and research reports, and has made over 300 professional presentations at conferences in 15 countries.