MOOCS — Harbingers of Major Change in Learning

Technology has long been used to improve how we learn, but today’s digital advances, particularly with social media, have taken learning in powerful new — and for some — entirely unexpected directions.

The vast co-created commons of the Internet have long been seen as a way for the connected and motivated to learn on their own. However, as digital has fundamentally changed how we find knowledge and share information with each other, it has also steadily shifted the landscape of learning itself: The typical person today is far more likely to reach for their mobile phone to learn something than find a relevant book or go to the library.

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