Friday, May 6, 2011

The Next Big Thing!

We've discovered that the general population and pundits alike are  already speculating about what the next best learning gadget, tool,  application, or invention will be. Just recently we heard a keynote  speaker ask the audience how they thought we would be learning in five  years. We looked at each other and both said, “Who cares about five  years?!” The next best thing is happening right now!

Thanks to the Learning Explosion  we have the next best learning innovations flowing to us daily. Don’t  misunderstand us, we expect technology to continue to leap forward, but  we enjoy living in it and experiencing it as it grows.

The moral of the story is that if you keep  looking forward 5 or 10 years, you may miss what’s happening  today.

The  exciting challenge we have now is finding new and creative ways of  organizing learning fragments, and experimenting with new ways to  include them in our virtual classrooms and other learning platforms.  This is how you apply this new learning mind-set.


  1. Treion, Matt,

    This post makes perfect sense, particularly for those of us who are continually trying to look past the horizon - we may not see the scenery that's right in front of us!

    Or, stated more simply:
    Whereever you are, be there!

    Thanks for the clear insight, gentlemen!

    Jim Watson

  2. Thanks Jim--sometimes the most obvious things are worth saying...even if they are obvious:) Also, thanks for sharing your blog URL...I was impressed with how much you blogged, and I really enjoyed your latest a customer of many things I agree that transparency and honesty is key to my future purchasing power.