It’s interesting to talk about the world of learning with people who haven’t been in school for a while, or people who are retired. The idea of learning outside the classroom and using computers to complete training is not the learning environment they experienced. That’s the case with my dad. It took a few discussions to explain how online learning works.
In honor of Father’s Day, my most recent article at eLearning Brothers is a reflection on how learning has changed, and how it’s the same, after all these years:
My 74-year-old father got his first cell phone about a month ago. He’s been holding out, but when the landline in his house was out for a few weeks, and the phone company wasn’t sure when they’d be able to get around to fixing it, he knew it was time to get a mobile phone.
In my father’s case, the Internet and eLearning came about long after he had graduated and was entrenched in the working world. Truth is, the learning world has experienced a massive shift since my father was a student in the 1950s, sitting in a row of desks, staring at a chalkboard as his teachers made him recite lessons from his primers and walloped him on his knuckles with a ruler if he made a mistake.
Read the full article here.