It seems to me that most of the trends in education are pointing at a serious reorganization……centered very much on the learner. If you look at the article “10 Global Trends in ICT and Education” [thanks for that posting Chris] the 1o trends identified in one way or another speak to personalized, anytime, anywhere, connected, well designed, user-defined, informed and supported learning. I think this is fantastic! Imagine….user controlled learning…supported by a user defined learning ecosystem….what a novel concept.
The last trend [teachers as managers/mentors] seems particularly important..at least to me. If the changing role of teachers is not recognized, encouraged and supported then the gap between learners and “teachers” will widen and students will continue to look to alternatives outside of “traditional” learning.
Learning….just in time, just enough, just for me.