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Digital trends challenging learning and training in the workplace, Belgium Network for Open and Distance Learning, Brussels, Belgium, Keynote, Nov 26, 2016.

This talk looks at a number of current trends in online learning and sorts then according to their likelihood of success. In general, those that depend on significant human intervention - such as, for example, creating competency definitions - are expected to be failures. The distinction between learning as a path and learning as an environment is discussed. In the video, Wilfred Rubins speaks first; my talk begins at 1:01:00


After the talk, we held an afternoon workshop in the BeODL offices.

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