There’s a lot to be said about the future of work, and much of it centres around inevitable digitisation and automation. What’s interesting about the ideas in this piece from the World Economic Forum is their dynamism. The trend we noticed is that we’re going to have to constantly change where and how we learn in order to keep up, but also that we’re defining the course.
With the advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs) almost a decade ago, learning entered its own period of digital disruption. Digital Learning 1.0 (the age of the MOOCs) catalysed the democratisation of learning by providing digital access to content that had previously been limited to face-to-face. Coursera, Udemy and Udacity were the early pioneers in digitising content and making it accessible to millions around the world.
Skills are the new currency
However, learning objectives have evolved. It’s no longer just about knowledge and access. Skills are the new currency. We can’t learn soft skills by merely watching videos and taking quizzes; instead, it’s time to move beyond those traditional approaches towards a new digital learning paradigm.
So what’s next? Here are four major trends that are defining that new paradigm: Digital Learning 2.0.