As postsecondary credential options proliferate and questions persist about a traditional college degree's value, higher education institutions are challenged to improve how they signal a degree holder's specific skills, qualifications, and knowledge to the job market.
BiographyDr. Jon Mott has a diverse background in higher education, corporate development, and learning technology. Prior to becoming the Chief Learning Officer at Learning Objects, Jon worked at BYU in a variety of roles including Director of the Center for Instructional Design and Assistant to the Academic VP ( a role in which he coordinated academic technology issues campus-wide). He subsequently worked at TD Ameritrade with responsibility for client-facing education and internal learning and development. Jon has taught extensively in the Instructional Psychology & Technology, Public Policy, and Political Science departments at BYU. His research interests are in the design of the learning infrastructure, personalized and adaptive learning, and learning analytics.
Is it possible to have the best of both a networked learning environment and an adaptive learning model implemented in the same system? The authors share their vision of the “next” next generation digital learning environment, the N2GDLE.
Although central to the business of higher education, the LMS has also become a symbol of the status quo that supports administrative functions more effectively than teaching and learning activities.