This is an interesting article by Bob Gillet on how education needs to change for today’s learner.
Education today is trying to find ways to serve the most connected generation of students in history. Yet, in many cases, much of what goes on in post-secondary educational institutions in Canada seems to mirror far more the past than the future. Ways of learning have changed dramatically, and we now have access to vast sources of information. But many classrooms look very similar to what they did 200 years ago. At the same time, we now see individual students carrying two or three mobile devices and being connected to the Internet and the world 24/7, except for those times when such connectivity is banned by individual professors or institutional policies.
Source: Education in the Digital Age