As it happens, I'm one of the 10% of the population wired from birth to experience the world differently from most.
Judging from the ATD conference agenda, more people thinking about Learning Data. That's a great thing. As we see from the topics there, we're on the cusp of doing some really exciting things with it.
We've all heard the (apocryphal) Chinese curse 'May he live in interesting times.'
The world's never the same after a pandemic. After the black death killed half the population of Europe, peasants learned new skills to allow them to replace deceased workers and escaped serfdom forever. The 1918 "Spanish 'Flu" led to the creation of the WHO - a worldwide coordinated approach to improving health.
As a former lecturer, I say this with a degree of sheepishness but I hate being lectured to! I want my learning to be individual and fill me with curiosity. It should allow me to explore, collaborate, discuss.
A lot has been said about design thinking recently, and a lot of it’s really really technical. That strikes me as ironic when design thinking is supposed to teach us to do the opposite of being geeks!
About fifteen years ago I was asked to help redesign a CPD program.
Ultimately all education and training is about knowledge transfer. Part of this is the movement of information from one party to another but knowledge is far more than information.