Challenges and opportunities for efficient learning

In his book Futuredays: A Nineteenth Century Vision of the Year 2000, Isaac Asimov chose to publish designs of artists, who at the beginning of the twentieth century, tried to imagine how the world be a hundred years later. One of the designs were dedicated to future of education. The artist imagined classrooms, where students would not study but instead, knowledge would beinfused in their heads through the use of special technology.

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Smart devices would read books and pass their information to connected students instantly and without effort. Until such a technology is invented, learning and teaching will require both effort and time to achieve. Learning is an individual process, different for each person, requiring the understanding of how people perceive their environment and evolve in it. In order to facilitate learning, teachers are facing  the great challenge of designing experiences that support learning. This is also the reason why educators are humans and not machines.

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