The education environment worldwide is changing rapidly in the last few decades due to the following factors:
As practitioners of the education sector, where people often work with their heads rather than their hands , we all experience fast moving challenges in our workplaces day to day. These challenges are mainly originated from:
“Between the birth of the world and 2003, there were five exabytes of information created. We now create five exabytes every two days”Eric Schmidt, CEO Google (2010)
“The half-life of knowledge is 6 – 18 months and dropping. This time compares to a half-life in 1960s at being 12 – 15 years”Alex Hutchins Knoxville Adult Education Examiner (2011)
Dynamic challenges in our workplaces imply that we have to adopt new ways of working. For people with extensive working experiences in the sector, they should find that the ways of student learning are changing continuously. For instance, traditional content-rich knowledge transfer model can no longer motivates most students; new contexts (new disciplines and contents) as well as experience-rich learning by doing become more popular. We have to adopt new strategies, technologies, and knowledge from time to time.