for the mention (and memories), and likewise Stephen
for the vote of confidence. Yes, sadly, Joe Miller
and Jay Cross
have both passed away, but their legacy continues. Joe was responsible for the adaptive learning system we developed, and Jay was one of the foremost proponents of informal and social learning.
about new learning technologies recently. And I do like Bruner, but my favorite model is Cognitive Apprenticeship
by Collins and Brown. However, when I put it together, I think the future will be continual meta-learning coaching.
What I mean here is a continual coaching model, that understands your current context and knows you and your goals and needs, and provides just the right minimal amount of support (whether content or connecting to a person) to both help you succeed in the moment and develop you in small bits over time (slow learning ;). It's an integration of sensors, semantics, and AI. Lots of barriers, lots of integration required, but it's doable now.
And, at the organizational level, I think L&D will be about nurturing the learning organization. My most recent book
talks about where L&D could, and should, be going: deeper learning, and adding in performance support and facilitating innovation and agility.
, for starting the conversation.