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All of us, together, are going through the most profound revolution in human history. Its impact is personal, national, global - and, in many ways, unlimited. This new networked age makes it urgent to rethink entirely what we mean by education, learning, teaching, and schooling. Now the world is your classroom and learning is lifelong. There are seven keys to unlock the new revolution in that it's personal, interactive, global, instant, mainly free, easily shared, and co-operative. Dutch born Canadian educationalist Jeannette Voss is a well known international keynote conference presenter with a "whole person approach" to learning. Gordon Dryden is well known in New Zealand from his time as a journalist and radio host and lately for his interest in the use of technology for the benefit of education. This book is a sequel to Voss and Dryden's 2003 bestseller THE LEARNING REVOLUTION.
As we learn more about the brain, researchers are coming up with new ideas on how we can improve the learning process. Gordon Dryden and Dr. Jeannette Vos take a comprehensive look at the latest developments on this subject in The Learning Revolution: To Change the Way the World Learns. The authors present groundbreaking facts in an easy-to-understand and highly readable manner. This revised and updated second edition will be of great interest to teachers, educational managers, students and parents.
The lucrative market of lifelong learning is one author Jeff Cobb has gained decades of experience working in as an entrepreneur and adviser. In this book, he explains how to tap into this growing market, which rewards the most forward-thinking training firms, professional associates, continuing education programs, and entrepreneurial speakers and consultants. Leading the Learning Revolution also showcases how to use technology to create high-impact learning opportunities, how to develop content that is faster and better than the competition's, how to convert prospects to customers by building connections, and how you can benefit from the bottom-line results of the multibillion-dollar lifelong learning business. With more than sixty million adults currently engaged in webinars, webcasts, in-house training, continuing education classes, and more the opportunities are endless for individuals, companies, and organizations in the education business. But this means there’s also more competition than ever--and it’s not uncommon for newcomers to topple the old guard. Learn how to keep pace with the need for instantly accessible learning materials and flexible delivery methods, discover new ways to help your students experience community and connection, and become a leader in your market. Leading the Learning Revolution provides a complete guide to starting or advancing an online education business that will put you in the forefront of your field.
"As the concept of e-learning moves from the future into the present, trainers and human resource professionals must not only adapt their methods to a new medium, but also rethink the very nature of workplace education. Written by a top training professional and leading authority on technology-based development, The E-Learning Revolution is a call to arms that no one in training and development can afford to ignore. Based on a series of hard-hitting propositions that examine how organizational learning has evolved, the book provides provocative insights on: * How learner-centered educational technologies will demand a reexamination of the way professionals learn * What trainers must do to acknowledge the changes in which organizations compete in the new connected economy * Why barriers between knowledge management, performance management, and training must fall if a company wants to achieve its agenda Filled with case studies of companies like Ernst & Young, IBM, and Hewlett Packard, The E-Learning Revolution provides a catalyst for change in a rapidly evolving profession."
How deep learning—from Google Translate to driverless cars to personal cognitive assistants—is changing our lives and transforming every sector of the economy. The deep learning revolution has brought us driverless cars, the greatly improved Google Translate, fluent conversations with Siri and Alexa, and enormous profits from automated trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Deep learning networks can play poker better than professional poker players and defeat a world champion at Go. In this book, Terry Sejnowski explains how deep learning went from being an arcane academic field to a disruptive technology in the information economy. Sejnowski played an important role in the founding of deep learning, as one of a small group of researchers in the 1980s who challenged the prevailing logic-and-symbol based version of AI. The new version of AI Sejnowski and others developed, which became deep learning, is fueled instead by data. Deep networks learn from data in the same way that babies experience the world, starting with fresh eyes and gradually acquiring the skills needed to navigate novel environments. Learning algorithms extract information from raw data; information can be used to create knowledge; knowledge underlies understanding; understanding leads to wisdom. Someday a driverless car will know the road better than you do and drive with more skill; a deep learning network will diagnose your illness; a personal cognitive assistant will augment your puny human brain. It took nature many millions of years to evolve human intelligence; AI is on a trajectory measured in decades. Sejnowski prepares us for a deep learning future.
This book highlights how the online information explosion can and will transform teaching and learning to the advantage of all. Explore the concept of Flipped Learning to extend learning time beyond the classroom and to personalise and develop a 24-7 learning culture to meet the learning needs of the rising Generation Z. Our learning future is exploring, questioning and creating rather than listening, watching and copying as the independent or ilearning revolution gains pace
"A detailed report on how to achieve the learning revolution that is urgently required to match the revolution in formation and technology. A working guide for everyone, with special interest to teachers at all grade and college levels."--Page 10.
There is no more important issue facing education, or humanity at large, than the fast approaching revolution in Artificial Intelligence or AI. This book is a call to educators everywhere to open their eyes to what is coming. If we do so, then the future will be shaped by us in the interests of humanity as a whole - but if we don't, it will be imposed by others. Britain and the US have an excellent education system in their schools and universities - excellent, but tailored to the twentieth century. The factory mass teaching methods of the third revolution era have failed to conquer enduring problems of inequity and unfairness. Students have to make progress at a set rate which demotivates some and bores others. And for all the new technologies, teachers remain weighed down by routine administration and only a narrow range of our aptitudes are encouraged. Will the fourth AI revolution be able to remedy these problems? We have allowed ourselves to believe that teaching can uniquely be done only by the teacher, but might it in fact be better carried out by AI machines? Or at least in concert with teachers? The evolution of AI, still in its infancy, raises a range of issues of enormous importance as we grapple with how we as humans will interact with it. AI will be an altogether new way of spreading quality education across the world, especially to those hundreds of millions who do not have it. And coming it is - the final part of the book stresses that we have to embrace AI and ensure that we shape it to the best advantage of humanity. If we get it wrong, there may be no second opportunity. The conclusion... Nothing matters more than education if we are to see AI liberate not infantilise humanity.
This text focuses on the evolving role of trainers and training within the organization. It urges trainers not to be seduced by technology at the expense of their ultimate objective - to enhance learning. Built around a series of propositions, it examines: why barriers between knowledge management, performance management and training must fall if competitive advantage through people is realized; how technology that offers learner-centred opportunities will redefine the concept of the learning organization; why expertise in soft technology will give trainers new credibility; why time, not spend will be the scarce resource as learning competes with other organizational demands; the validity of corporate universities and virtual business schools; and what can be learnt from the different strategic responses to e-learning of blue-chip companies.
The publication of the Michel Thomas ground-breaking, all-audio language learning materials has been a publishing phenomenon. Sales of over one million units in just eight years and the universal acclaim his method has excited would indicate that there is a large body of people who want to know more about how and why his method works where so many others have failed. The book will give a brief history of Michel's fascinating life and summarise how he became interested in teaching foreign languages, before going on to look at the experience of learning a foreign language in general and Michel's method of teaching in particular. It examines the barriers to language learning in both the UK and the US, Michel's focus on the role and quality of the teacher rather than the learner, and Michel's core belief that with the right teaching anyone can learn another language quickly and easily. The reader will be introduced to new trends in psychology and their relationship to the way Michel teaches foreign languages as well as examining conventional wisdoms. There follows a detailed analysis of Michel's programmes for foreign language teaching and the implications for schools, colleges and universities if they wish to adopt his methodology and at the same time meet the requirements of the public examinations both in the UK and the US.
Leading a Learning Revolution tells the compelling story of a learning revolution that took place within the U.S. Department of Defense. Written by practitioners who actually walked the walk, this account of the creation of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) provides a clear blueprint that others can follow. It shares, in detail, the best practices they developed, so that the thousands of training organizations worldwide striving to create premier corporate universities can catapult forward. Offering an insiderÕs look at the process, the authors clearly explain how they transformed an outdated training provider into a world-class university. Step-by-step the book outlines the enduring principles that were pivotal to Defense Acquisition UniversityÕs success and describes the environment, early victories, current methods, and subsequent results. The authors discuss how to establish a mission and vision, develop a performance-based strategic planning process, and tackle change initiative. They also explain the development and implementation of web-enabled learning architecture and reveal how to effectively measure and evaluate performance. In addition, the authors present strategies for assuring continual improvement and organizational growth. With this book, any organization can tap into DAUÕs best practices and winning strategies for improving corporate learning.
I challenge you to find a field as interesting and exciting as Deep Learning. This book is a spin-off from my previous book "The Deep Learning AI Playbook." The Playbook was meant for a professional audience. This is targeted to a much wider audience. There are two kinds of audiences, those looking to explore and those looking to optimize. There are two ways to learn, learning by exploration and learning by exploitation. This book is about exploration into the emerging field of Deep Learning. It's more like a popular science book and less of a business book. It's not going to provide any practical advice of how to use or deploy Deep Learning. However, it's a book that will explore this new field in many more perspectives. So at the very least, you'll walk away with the ability to hold a very informative and impressive conversation about this unique subject. It's my hope that having less constraints on what I can express can lead to a more insightful and novel book. There are plenty of ideas that are either too general or too speculative to fit within a business oriented book. With a business book, you always want to manage expectations. Artificial Intelligence is one of those topics that you want to keep speaking in a conservative manner. That's one reason I felt the need for this book. Perhaps the freedom to be more liberal can give readers more ideas as where this field is heading. Also, it's not just business that needs to understand Deep Learning. We are all going to be profoundly impacted by this new kind of Artificial Intelligence and it is critical we all develop at least a good intuition of how it will change the world.The images in the front cover are all generated using Deep Learning technology.
A clear roadmap for the new territory of education Education in the U.S. has been under fire for quite some time, and for good reason. The numbers alone tell a very disconcerting story: according to various polls, 70% of teachers are disengaged. Add to that the fact that the United States ranks last among industrialized nations for college graduation levels, and it's evident there's a huge problem that needs to be addressed. Yet the current education system and its school buildings—with teachers standing in front of classrooms and lecturing to students—have gone largely unchanged since the 19th century. Humanizing the Education Machine tackles this tough issue head-on. It describes how the education system has become ineffective by not adapting to fit students' needs, learning styles, perspectives, and lives at home. This book explains how schools can evolve to engage students and involve parents. It serves to spread hope for reform and equip parents, educators, administrators, and communities to: Analyze the pitfalls of the current U.S. education system Intelligently argue the need to reform the current landscape of education Work to make a difference in the public education system Be an informed advocate for your child or local school system If you're a concerned parent or professional looking for a trusted resource on the need for education reform, look no further than Humanizing the Education Machine. This illuminating resource provides the information you need to become a full partner in the new human-centered learning revolution.