As younger generations become adults (hello, gen Y), the way adults collectively learn changes. For instance, those generations who came before the invention of the personal computer don’t need as much technological interaction as those who came after.
PCMA has published, in the January and February issues of Convene, a fascinating update of their special issue “How Adults Learn” from nearly seven years ago. The series, titled “How Adults Learn, Now”, advocates the increased integration of technology into meetings, as well as adding informal learning environments, such as mentoring programs.
You can find both of these articles in the online PCMA Convene archives.
“How Adults Learn, Now – Meetings Remix, Part 1” – Convene, January 2008
“How Adults Learn, Now – Meetings Remix, Part 2” – Convene, February 2008
The series will continue in March, and as soon as it’s posted online, I’ll re-publish this post with the addition of that article.