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  1. Jan 2024
  2. Nov 2023
    1. Solitary study occupied four of the six days of the standard academic week at Wilhelmstein. In particular, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays were set aside for meetings with tutors and the completion of projects assigned by tutors. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, students gathered in the library of the fortress, where they divided their time between group classes and self-directed study.

      Self-directed study and occasional discussions with "tutors" seems like a model that could be applied to lifelong learning.

  3. Oct 2023
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  6. Feb 2023
    1. But the book’s enduring appeal—the reason it might interest someone whose life no longer demands the writing of anything longer than an e-mail—has little to do with the rigors of undergraduate honors requirements. Instead, it’s about what, in Eco’s rhapsodic and often funny book, the thesis represents: a magical process of self-realization, a kind of careful, curious engagement with the world that need not end in one’s early twenties.
  7. Nov 2022
    1. Weare on record as holding that unlimited educational opportunity-or, speaking practically, educational opportunity thatis limited only by individual desire, ability, and need-is themost valuable service that society can provide for its members.

      This broadly applies to both oral and literate societies.

      Desire, ability, and need are all tough measures however... each one losing a portion of the population along the way.

      How can we maintain high proportions across all these variables?

  8. Oct 2022
    1. Czech teacherComenius (1592–1670). He championed universal education, which hepromoted in his Didactica magna, arguing for the commonality of education—itwas for everyone, including, shockingly, females.

      Comenius championed not only lifelong learning in Didactica magna, but he also argued for educating females, something not commonplace in the 17th century.

  9. Aug 2022
  10. Jun 2022
    1. when Britannica conducted followup research on whether or not the books were actually being read, they found that buyers who really read the books were the exception. The two largest sub-categories among buyers who were more likely to have read the books were housewives and men trained in some sort of technical profession.

      Research by Britannica (source?) indicated that the Great Books of the Western World sold well but were not often read.

      Link to: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking Owen Gingerich Copernicus

  11. Jul 2021
    1. Open-ended activity often languishes from a lack of completeness

      Unless it's something like learning in general, which is never complete.

  12. Dec 2020
    1. No escape plan was ever devised

      Not for the institutions, nor for students, who have no way to export their learning data (content, connections, relationships with peers, etc.) out of the system in a way that could be integrated into something outside of the institution.

  13. Jul 2020
    1. Motivating Learners

      Trajectory vs. fixed point Idea of play, how do we play with current knowledge/tech? Learners look at how can change what they are doing in order to make it better, constantly looking at change and able to embrace change Find communities of doers in what you are interested in Teach how to join Tinkering brings thought and action together

  14. Apr 2019
  15. Nov 2018
    1. The higher education industry is not yet designing its programming around what has been called the 60-year curriculum,

      what about schools like University of Michigan who are offering LinkedIn Learning to all alumni?

  16. Nov 2016
    1. expected to generate more questions than answers

      I think any good course would do this. The deeper you look, the more there is to see.

    2. lifelong learning skills will serve liberal arts graduates

      Lifelong learning is essential for everyone, not just liberal arts grads. People in healthcare or engineering have to be able to adapt to changing times and technologies just like anyone else.

  17. Jul 2016
    1. Tyton’s Bryant sees LinkedIn, Lynda and Microsoft tapping into continuing and lifelong learning, an arena in which he thinks higher-ed institutions have done poorly.
  18. Jun 2016
    1. the LMS is a platform students will never again use outside of school

      Unless we integrate such a platform in something else.

  19. Mar 2016
    1. Do adults (and which adults) have the resources necessary to pursue learning opportunities?

      An opportunity for library outreach? Public libraries offer access to lifelong learning resources already. Could they go further with offering assistance & promoting advantages?Problem is that their resources are very limited.