The new culture of learning

I often read these neighbors who write with a lot of passion, and this topic has been one of my favorites this week. I would like to add, but definitely would take away the sharpness with which it is written, to make us think of a subject whose potentialities have soared with technological evolution.

30 years ago, distance education was promoted through advertisements in magazines, where technical courses could be received by postal mail, at most cassettes or disks. Now the virtual training can be received from the privacy of the mobile, taking advantage of dead moments like the trip back home in the middle of traffic or in the subway. and although this evolution has allowed us to reach levels that were previously in science fiction, the challenge for self-directed training and discipline is strong in the face of the volume of distractors of the amount of information that barely read headlines.

Just last week we participated as exhibitors in the Virtual Cadastral Symposium, with the viewers in the sidebar, pending the time that goes without asking permission and comments in the lower frame. From a desk half a continent away we were able to expose the speakers with animated PowerPoint presentations with pointers, live auto-forms and videos. Definitely, learning has a latent potential to be exploited.

Without further ado, I leave you part of the article.

The new culture of learning is adapting to change and finding new ways to learn through innovation, cultivate imagination and learn by doing. According to Professor Douglas Thomas, his main objective is to find a balance between institutional structure and individual freedom. At present, new proposals and learning projects emerge that make use of technological tools in non-traditional environments.


Professor Douglas Thomas, a graduate of the University of Minnesota in Communications and co-author of the book "New Culture of learning: cultivating the imagination for a world of constant change" defines the new culture of learning as:

Find new ways to capture and take advantage of the imagination in a world of constant changes.

Rachel Smith, Senior Consultant and Director of Digital Facilitation Services for The Grove Consultants International, a company dedicated to visual practices and group development defines the new culture of learning from the implementation of games and visual tools:

It is given when students of all ages can take advantage of games, visual tools and practical experiences to strengthen understanding.

Teachers who use technology as tool to develop your courses have a chance to capture the imagination of their students. Within this new culture we see learning dynamics related to the use of the Internet, mobile devices, tools and multimedia resources that propose an open and complementary model of the consumption of information.


Khan Academy is a repository of thematic didactic material in video. The developer David Hu, was the one who proposed and implemented in the project "The Machine Learning Model for New Proficiency Model" to evaluate the learning of the students and that they themselves can analyze their progress and / or difficulties within their own learning process. David says that the new learning culture happens:

When students are independent and self-motivated to try to answer their own questions, where the student understands not only how, but also why. is another proposal for learning about web development technologies. Christian Van der Henst and Freddy Vega, the founders of the project, courses and they organize conferences in several Latin American countries as part of their philosophy of sharing knowledge in person and through open streaming. According to Van Der Henst currently working on a new educational proposal:

With our experience teaching courses in Latin America, we have decided to develop a platform that allows us to reach more people.

Christian Van Der Henst says there are many options in the market for online education, but there are still a few proposals that offer not only content but also an intuitive and friendly learning experience.


Pedro Ramírez and Alicia Sully, are part of What Took You So Long Foundation, a project that makes videos on the bases of NGOs, untold stories and anonymous heroes in the most remote corners of the globe.

Without channels such as Youtube, Vimeo and the use of Social Media we would not have the audience we have today. In addition, it allows us to connect with people from all over the globe and share experiences.

They affirm that Social Media and Internet Video allows you to interact in a way that in television or print media is unthinkable.

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To read it thoroughly, I recommend you to see the article in Masters of the Web.

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