Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Future Learning in an Advanced Decentralized Learning Ecosystem


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Individual Training and Education (IT&E) Symposium, Canadian Forces Base Borden, Canadian Armed Forces, Keynote, May 10, 2019.
The U.S. Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) has historically emphasized interoperability in decentralized learning ecosystems, supporting such things as the Personal Assistant for Learning (PAL) and Open Social Learning Models (OSLM). Similar challenges are being faced in the wider internet community. Developers have responded with new approaches supporting decentralized networks, such as open social applications (for example, micropub), distributed ledger technology (for example, blockchain), and cloud container networks. These will support new learning application such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and personal assistants. This presentation will provide an overview of this emerging infrastructure, describe key points of contact with training and development services, and outline the impact on future learning programs and systems.


Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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