Objective of the @lantis™ Learning Community is to help the Community share information that will build better Communities.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. It’s all that ever has.”
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
“We must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our children for what no one knows yet
– Margaret Mead
Think of our Founding Fathers! They were a small group of thoughtful, committed people. And they changed the world!
The @lantis™ Learning Community is a 21st Century way to Learn!
5 reasons that education can and should be different today (Read full Post):
- The “Domestication of the Electron”
- Church, Government, and the Media are not as monolithic as they were
- We don’t have to worry about basic needs like getting food and shelter.
- Diversity is the Rule; not the exception.
- The “Pyramid” of knowledge has become a “Network” of knowledge.
Learning is no longer only one Teacher to many Students. And there are 5
Old Way – One Teacher Many Students
Today, in the 21st technology, learning is much more Peer to Peer (P2P).
New Way – Peer to Peer Learning
This change is the result of the “domestication of the electron.” Most notably the creation of super fast processors, massive amounts of bandwidth, and very inexpensive memory.
Learning is now more about networking and getting specific information for a specific task.
Learning is now about a “Context Sensitive Search Engine” and “Crowd Sourcing.”
Like the Keck Mirror, a lot of individual mirrors networked together, learning is best when it is about getting the best information, not just getting the teachers information.
Instead of schools, where the communication model is “Teacher” to “Student,” Learning Communities employ the communication model where having as many sources of information as possible is the key to learning.
This is a new approach to education. And it flys in the face of the “Accreditation” system used today.
It is based on the same concept the Internet is based on. It is based on the paradigm that all endpoints are virtually equal. (Think IP architecture)