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Extreme Learner: Lenore Edman

The Institute for the Future is doing a series on “extreme learners” and Lenore Edman from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has been selected as one of them.

This video is from the Institute for the Future’s workshop with Extreme Learners in 2013. Visit learning.iftf.org to watch more and share your extreme learning story!

Are you an #extremelearner?
An extreme learner is a trailblazer of the new learning landscape. For them, it’s not about an exam score or degree—the process is the product.

Extreme learners are powered by technology. They harness a fast-expanding world of knowledge that is increasingly at their fingertips. They know that learning now can be done anywhere at anytime.

Extreme learners are renegades who take charge of their own education. They apply novel feedback mechanisms and optimize their learning experiences. They have learned how to learn. And you can, too.

Extreme learners defy traditional definitions of teacher and student. They design their own curricula from online courses, get their hands dirty at community laboratories and hackerspaces, and seek out mentors. They help others learn, participating in an active learning exchange. They are teachers as much as they are learners.

That’s why the Institute for the Future initiated a project to examine the stories of extreme learners, to gain insight into their motivations, challenges, methodologies, and secrets to success. We created learning.iftf.org to share their experiences and to expand our knowledge by collecting stories from extreme learners of all ages and types. We also want it website to be a resource for you in your learning journey.

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