As many of you know I have begun the final class of my Bachelor of Education – Adult Education. The purpose of this course is to allow learners the space in which to critically reflect upon Adult Education in its relation to the world.
Our major assignment is to conduct a literature review about a specific contemporary issue in adult education. The requirements indicate to choose a topic that is important to us as learners. To start this process I wrote down the two things that were important to me (and my business!):
- Technology (Social Media)
- Workplace Skills Training
As many of you know, I provide social media training opportunities for businesses and workplaces.
There are several problems that can be derived from these components. Due to rapid technological advances, employees’ skills are not up-to-date. As a result, employees are not as effective or efficient completing their workplace tasks. That being said, however, very few formal educational institutions offer up-to-date technology training opportunities due to the challenge with designing current technology-based curriculum. As a result, employees are unable to update their skills and as a result workplace productivity suffers.
My draft research question:
“How does formal education adapt existing curriculum to meet technology-based learning demands of the modern workplace?”
Just the beginning steps to my learning journey for this course…