Education 3.0 is a term that has been used to describe a level of transformative capabilities and practices for education in the 21st century.
Professor Derek Keats, of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, http://www.dkeats.com/ and his co-author Jan Philipp Schmidt, FreeCourseWare Manager at University of the Western Cape, South Africa, used the term in 2007 to apply to the use and impact on education of collaborative and personalized learning, reusable learning content, and recognition of prior learning (RPL) whether by formal or informal means. Keats' explorations were focused on higher education.http://www.slideshare.net/dkeats/education-30-how-the-coevolution-of-technology-and-society-will-change-higher-education-over-the-next-decade Dr. John Moravec at the University of Minnesota broadens this view, and describes Education 3.0 as a product necessary to support what he labels "Society 3.0" -- a near future paradigm of social co-constructivism, ambient technology, and propelled by continuous innovation at all levels of society. http://www.slideshare.net/moravec/toward-society-30-a-new-paradigm-for-21st-century-education-presentation
Education 3.0 has also been a concept articulated on GETideas.org http://www.getideas.org/education an online resource and community for education leaders around the world to engage in a dialogue on next generation education and learning systems. This site is a public service of the Cisco Global Education corporate social responsibility group http://www.cisco.com/web/about/citizenship/socio-economic/globalEd.html. The Education 3.0 concepts articulated on GETideas.org http://www.getideas.org/ refer to a holistic, systemic approach to education transformation as applied primarily to K-12 education, and identifies the transformational qualities and strategies necessary across pedagogy and curriculum, leadership and governance, culture and infrastructure.
"Education 3.0 is simply education delivered with Autonomous Learning Software via any smart device." Michael J. Trout CEO, & Founder EDUIT.org Blog mtrout.com
- Keats, D., Schmidt, J.P., The Genesis and Emergence of Education 3.0 in higher education and its potential for Africa, First Monday, volume 12, number 3 (March 2007). http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue12_3/keats/index.html
- Derek Keats http://web.wits.ac.za/NewsRoom/NewsItems/DEREKKEATS.htm
- GETideas.org http://www.getideas.org/education
- Equipping Every Learner for the 21st Century http://www.getideas.org/library/whitepapers/equipping-every-learner-21st-century
* Education 3.0 LinkedIn group