This is a translation by Snackson of a post originally written in Spanish by Jordi Pizarro, who published it at designtraining.cat.

 

Our world is in constant progress and it won’t stop, and even though the educational purpose of training keeps being the same, the educational scenarios keep transforming and the instructional strategy of training must adapt to it with the conviction of keep being more significant, more efficient, more transferable, more autonomous and more perdurable.
The use of technology must be something natural in the process of transmission of knowledge that every company provides to their workers. The secret is not in continue to share, as hitherto, a lineal knowledge based on the elearning from 15 years ago (you know, go next, go back and read). We have to be courageous and give a step forward. We have to give way to a disruptive education which uses the tools that have become natural elements in our day to day. We have to be able to open up our minds and “force” our mind to nurture through communicative processes which improve the transmission of our know-how. We have to be able to assess new tools that favor the acquisition of competencies in a natural way. Because, if you haven’t realized, most of your colleagues, in their day to day, go out home, for sure, with their shoes, their clothes, and their mobile or tablet…

To progress means to not stop. And it means not to be afraid of change, even if that change implies some kind of earthquake in the actual paradigm of online learning. We shouldn’t be afraid of establishing interpersonal technological relations which can provide us with knowledge. Sharing forms part of learning, now, before and in the future. What is changing are the tools with which we can carry out that process, and, therefore, the type and the shape of the content with which we will work must change too.

Nowadays society has four axes which are, simply, basic: mobility, interactivity, artificial intelligence, and gamification. And those four axes emerged with the appearance of something, very natural now, as it is the mobile phone, and more specifically, from the arrival of smartphones (being honest, with the revolution initiated by Apple with the iPhone).
And those four axes are the ones which are going to write the history of e-learning in the next 10 years. Our knowledge will increase in line with their application. If our company overcomes the resistance to this change, our value, and our professional competencies will increase and we will be able to provide a value and an impact to our organization which will make it more profitable in all aspects.

Hence the need for understanding that we must give the step towards m-learning (mobile learning) and let it start developing without fear. We have to be courageous and take advantage of technology, take advantage of internet, take advantage that we can generate new learning incentives which can be really useful for our PLE. We have to make our most in order to understand that we must move from a formal training to an informal training based on the fact that people tend to learn from the community those behaviors which they consider positive or useful.
M-learning must become that: the tip of the spear which creates a new learning paradigm based on the 4 axes previously mentioned and which helps to create a stable, perdurable, efficient, autonomous and efficient knowledge.

PS.: If you’re interested in the topic, you can get more information here:

http://www.udgvirtual.udg.mx/apertura/index.php/apertura3/article/view/535/377
http://journal-of-conflictology.uoc.edu/index.php/rusc/article/view/v12n1-torres-infante-torres/v12n1-torres-infante-torres-es


Post translated by Carolina Serna

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