In today’s world of youtube, blogs, and high speed internet, there are more ways then ever to learn outside of the classroom. Some say its the golden age of independent learning. But as author and informal anthropologist Kio Stark has learned through her research into informal learning, we’re learning lots of new things, but we’re not doing it alone. The real story about how we learn outside of school can be found in the offline and online groups, where people find each other and learn from one another based on common interests or goals. In her forth coming book: “Don’t Go Back to School: A Handbook for Learning Anything”, she features interviews and tips from an amazing list of influential and successful informal learners. Her book has already been a smash-hit on the crowd-source funding site kickstarter, where she raised more than double her goal in startup funding.
Last month at the Penny Conference in New York City, Kio gave a talk addressing this issue entitled: The Myth of Independent Learning.[powerpress]
Source and Talk Audio Courtesy of: Skillshare.com
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