With the speed and scale of change in our world today, knowing is not enough: we must constantly be learning.
Carrboro, NC (PRWEB) June 04, 2012
Jeff Cobb, co-author of 2011’s provocative Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education, has released a new book focused on empowering adult lifelong learners. In 10 Ways to Be a Better Learner, Cobb provides practical tips and guidance to help readers make sense, learn, and grow in our information-overloaded, hyper-connected world.
Cobb’s perspective is that we have evolved beyond the popular concept of the knowledge economy and now live and work in what he describes as a global learning economy. With the speed and scale of change in our world today, he argues, knowing is not enough: we must constantly be learning. Most of us, however, were not particularly well prepared by traditional schooling to be highly effective lifelong learners. 10 Ways to Be a Better Learner provides welcome support to anyone trying to advance in his or her career, or simply build new knowledge and skills to enrich their lives.
The book is designed to be a fast, easy read that can be referenced again and again over time. Organizations that routinely deliver lifelong learning experiences – trade and professional associations, college and university continuing education departments, and training firms – will find it a useful, high-value tool to offer their members and customers. It is also an excellent gift for any avid or aspiring lifelong learner.
About Jeff Cobb:
Jeff Cobb is the founder of the Mission to Learn blog, co-author of Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education (Corwin, 2011) and author of the forthcoming Leading the Learning Revolution (AMACOM, 2013). Through his consulting and research firm, Tagoras, he works with organizations in the business of lifelong learning to maximize the reach, revenue, and impact of their offerings. He also speaks frequently on how technology is transforming business, education, and the business of education.