From a convergence of technology, understandings of how we learn and from an understanding of new purposes for education the most consistent message is that education must increasing become learner centred. Our goal must be to put the learner at the centre of our understanding and they must be the focus of all we do.
“Put the learner at the centre” ~ Nigel Coutts puts his finger on it for the 21st Century. A student at the center must be a learning agent. To be so, a student must learn how to learn.
The skyline of Florence reminds me that the silos of learning in today’s universities haven’t changed much since the renaissance. We still operate within our discipline while the world around us demands flexibility and the ability to to learn on demand.