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Learning in a Time of Abundance

The Community Is the Curriculum

Dave Cormier

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When enormous amounts of information are available at our fingertips, how do we learn the things we need to know?

In a world overflowing with information, how can we adapt our learning methods to thrive? Dave Cormier, a pioneering figure in digital education, presents a thought-provoking manifesto in Learning in a Time of Abundance. A leading voice in digital learning, Cormier offers a fresh perspective on how we can face the uncertainty of a world where our challenges don't have clear answers amid an overwhelming digital landscape.

Measuring knowledge through memorization and grades made more...

When enormous amounts of information are available at our fingertips, how do we learn the things we need to know?

In a world overflowing with information, how can we adapt our learning methods to thrive? Dave Cormier, a pioneering figure in digital education, presents a thought-provoking manifesto in Learning in a Time of Abundance. A leading voice in digital learning, Cormier offers a fresh perspective on how we can face the uncertainty of a world where our challenges don't have clear answers amid an overwhelming digital landscape.

Measuring knowledge through memorization and grades made more sense in a world where information was hard to come by. Cormier explores the cultural and teaching changes necessary to adapt in the digital age while emphasizing the importance of understanding how to navigate the vast sea of information we encounter every day, from answering questions like "Should my child play sports that often lead to concussions?" to "How should I chime in on that Facebook conversation on gender identity?" Delving into the history of traditional learning, Cormier addresses the pressing question of how we must transform our learning approaches to thrive in an era of endless information and complex decision making.

This book is a must-read for those seeking guidance on how to adapt when we are overwhelmed by information overload. Whether it's understanding social media influences on children or making impactful decisions as citizens, Cormier empowers readers in the digital age to find their humility, trust effectively, and learn to apply their values in complex situations.

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This book, shaped with careful precision, chronicles the journey of Dave Cormier and prompts us to question existing teaching and learning norms. It encourages us to learn, unlearn, and relearn, which is a necessary and timely challenge.

This book equips us with the knowledge to navigate learning in our digital society, in very uncertain times. It's an essential guide to deciphering truth in an age of exponential information growth.

The abundance of content challenges an educational system based on an assumption of scarcity. In this book, Cormier explores the profound implications of abundant content in an accessible and thought-provoking manner. It is essential reading for anyone interested in how education should develop in a digital, networked, and AI-rich society.

Any book on pedagogy that has a section on how to "Learn to See Who Is Left Behind" is a book that should never be left behind. Dave Cormier's Learning in a Time of Abundance offers insights and provocations on every page. Read it!

Dave Cormier offers an accessible, critical, and timely review of learning in an era of information abundance. It is a provocation to ground education in care and community with guidance to support practitioners. This book will be valuable to anyone working and studying at the intersection of education and technology.

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8.5
Pages
192
ISBN
9781421447797
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter One. Change Has Never Been a Bargain
Chapter Two. Abundance
Chapter Three. How Abundance Is a Problem for Learning
Chapter Four. This Is at Least Partially a Learning

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter One. Change Has Never Been a Bargain
Chapter Two. Abundance
Chapter Three. How Abundance Is a Problem for Learning
Chapter Four. This Is at Least Partially a Learning Problem
Chapter Five. Societal Implications
Chapter Six. Learning to Confront Uncertainty
Chapter Seven. Practices for an Abundant World
Index

Author Bio
Dave Cormier
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Dave Cormier

Dave Cormier (ONTARIO, CA) is a learning specialist at the University of Windsor.