The Future of Learning and a few tips to Retain Information Better4:35 with Craig Dennis
We went to DevLearn 2017, a conference with almost 3,200 learning professionals. We spent a lot of time attending talks and were curious what other attendees had to say about the future of learning. We also really wanted to see Levar Burton.
[MUSIC] 0:00 Believe it is difficult, if not impossible, 0:13 to reach one's full potential without 0:19 being able to read in at least one language. 0:24 [MUSIC] 0:30 So, the future is here. 0:31 What does that mean for you for learning? 0:33 >> Well, that's why I'm here. 0:35 I'm here to learn the different trends for leaning for the future. 0:37 >> What the future of learning means to me is that learning is on demand. 0:40 Any time I want it, anywhere I want it. 0:43 If I'm lying on a beach in Hawaii or if i'm stuck in snow somewhere in Minnesota, 0:45 that I shouldn't have to go beyond my front porch to get what I need. 0:49 >> It's the matrix, I wanna fly a helicopter, plug into. 0:52 >> [LAUGH] You'll plug it in. 0:57 >> It's not that dramatic, but it's that instantaneous access, 0:59 which I think we're getting very close to with smart of AI and especially AI. 1:03 And there's a lot of progress, a lot of work to be made there, and 1:07 that's showing us the way. 1:12 >> To me, the future of eLearning is complete accessibility. 1:13 Just like social media is completely accessible to everyone, any time of day. 1:17 I think that eLearning is gonna be the same way especially with micro-learning 1:21 and mobile learning. 1:24 >> To me, I believe it's fingertip access. 1:26 I think if it's on paper, you're already outdated, so 1:28 it's like looking to the future. 1:31 So whether it's artificial intelligence or a mobile device, 1:32 you want it at your fingertips. 1:35 You need it right now. 1:37 So, if you don't have it, then you're already behind. 1:38 >> So the future is here, Jenita. 1:40 That's what we learned at this conference. 1:41 What is the future of learning? 1:43 >> Well, no one can actually predict the future of learning. 1:44 But what we can do is look at the different trends in technology. 1:47 And what we see, how we live today, so reliant on our mobile devices. 1:51 It's a good indicator in the direction that learning is going. 1:55 [MUSIC] 1:58 >> What is the future of learning? 2:06 >> In my opinion, the future of learning is all about moving to a learning 2:09 ecosystem, which is like the Netflix of learning style, moving away from the LMS. 2:13 I think analytics are absolutely paramount, 2:18 that's layering in things like xAPI. 2:22 We are getting a lot of activity with VR and 2:24 augmented reality, very exciting time to be in learning. 2:29 >> Londa, our Chief Product Officer's here, awesome, hey, so. 2:32 >> Yeah. >> You got to go to that talk, 2:36 I didn't see that talk. 2:37 >> I know, you bailed on it, it was totally worth it. 2:38 I stayed and kind of made my way through and found a seat. 2:41 >> What was that talk? 2:43 Let's tell our students what that was. 2:44 >> The talk was about the neuroscience of learning, and 2:45 what's the most effective way to learn. 2:48 And we've been learning about that at Treehouse in our own book studies. 2:50 So, that was the talk. 2:53 >> So, what did you takeaway from that? 2:55 What was the main thing? 2:56 >> One hour, you've already forgotten 50% of a material that you've just learned. 2:57 >> 50%? 3:01 >> 50%, by one week, 90% of it's gone. 3:01 Yeah, sounds horrifying, right? 3:05 Actually the brain is meant to forget things that it doesn't need to anymore. 3:07 And so, what you need to do is train your brain 3:12 that this is something you want to remember. 3:14 And the best method for that is effortful recall. 3:17 >> Excellent, so what do we do to recall then? 3:20 What do we do with Treehouse to recall? 3:23 >> So with Treehouse to recall is kind of a practice. 3:25 It's coming back within the first 24 hours, or 3:28 trying to remember the concept you just learned in 24 hours, and 3:31 then come back three days later and recall that. 3:35 And within a week, be applying that in a useful setting. 3:39 >> In the training industry, whether it's insurance or anything, 3:42 people tend think content, content, content. 3:46 I gotta get this content to people. 3:48 And not to say content's not important, it obviously is. 3:50 But if someone doesn't want to engage in what you're teaching them, 3:53 it does not matter how good your content is, right? 3:56 They're not paying attention to it. 3:58 So we really focus on how do we take this content that 3:59 people have to have to do their job. 4:02 But present it in a way where they want to learn it, and 4:04 where they're excited to learn it, rather than feeling like they have to learn it. 4:06 >> I think the future of learning is what we make it to be. 4:10 Our interactions with current technology, our decisions, how we use it, how we apply 4:13 it, really matters in how we'll have an impact on the future and future learners. 4:18 So the future is what we make of it. 4:22 [SOUND] >> The future for learning is, cut. 4:26 [LAUGH] >> [LAUGH] 4:33
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