WEBVTT 00:05.400 --> 00:12.000 Well, it seems to be natural for us to wait until someone teaches us something. 00:12.140 --> 00:13.990 And we got used to it, 00:14.000 --> 00:16.320 but not because we wanted to 00:15.400 --> 00:19.400 we just didn't learn any better option. 00:19.410 --> 00:21.000 How was it for you? 00:21.110 --> 00:24.700 First the teacher explained a topic, then we learned it again, 00:24.760 --> 00:28.600 and then wrote a test and then forgot most of it! 00:29.200 --> 00:34.300 In school, we normally study a topic only to pass an exam. 00:34.780 --> 00:37.840 And then we forget almost everything, right? 00:38.000 --> 00:43.000 We are already specialized in forgetting what we’ve learned very soon. 00:43.000 --> 00:45.700 Why do you think this is happening? 00:46.350 --> 00:51.700 Benjamin Franklin already answered this question two centuries ago: 00:51.800 --> 00:53.850 "Tell me and I forget, 00:53.860 --> 00:56.600 teach me and I may remember, 00:57.000 --> 01:00.020 involve me and I learn." 01:00.020 --> 01:03.720 yes, there is theory, there are lessons, 01:03.740 --> 01:07.200 but you actually have to do it in order to to learn it. 01:08.000 --> 01:10.500 Now, pedagogy is like this: 01:10.680 --> 01:14.000 we have learning programs that are the same for everyone - 01:14.000 --> 01:16.700 no matter how highly talented they are. 01:16.700 --> 01:20.000 Of course, it was economically difficult to do otherwise. 01:20.150 --> 01:24.280 It is not possible to promote each student according to their talent. 01:24.280 --> 01:26.000 Then we would need a lot of teachers. 01:26.150 --> 01:30.000 But it was also good, especially when you look at it historically. 01:30.000 --> 01:35.850 The demands on education are becoming higher in order to be able to contribute to work. 01:36.000 --> 01:40.120 While until the 18th century most people were illiterate, 01:40.220 --> 01:45.700 in the 20th century we managed quite well with a good general education. 01:45.700 --> 01:51.300 In the 21st century, in the era of automation, robotics, analytics, 01:51.300 --> 01:54.040 artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, 01:54.240 --> 01:58.840 we are about to see a major step forward in technical skills 01:58.840 --> 02:04.000 that will have significant consequences for economy and society. 02:04.800 --> 02:10.440 Our world experiences this race between technology and education from time to time. 02:10.840 --> 02:14.160 Usually these two go hand in hand, 02:14.160 --> 02:19.350 but there are some points in history where technology is so far ahead in this race, 02:19.350 --> 02:23.470 that education, and this has happened many times in history, 02:23.470 --> 02:26.760 leads then to social pain and inequality. 02:26.960 --> 02:31.450 And that's why educators are under high pressure at the moment: 02:31.450 --> 02:35.250 tough economy and a fast-paced world dictate their conditions, 02:35.250 --> 02:40.210 and teachers need to keep up with it in order to train qualified professionals, 02:40.210 --> 02:43.150 which is quite a challenge. 02:43.150 --> 02:47.000 They have to work more and more with digital content. 02:47.200 --> 02:54.150 But which elements of education process can be complemented by digital technologies, and which can't? 02:54.200 --> 02:57.190 The world is changing in an enormous pace, 02:57.190 --> 02:59.450 but we keep doing the same things: 02:59.450 --> 03:05.490 we still use an educational model which was designed around 150 years ago. 03:05.600 --> 03:07.880 I think you'd agree with me: 03:07.880 --> 03:10.750 we need to break new ground in education 03:10.750 --> 03:15.000 in order to adapt the education system to the digital age. 03:15.400 --> 03:22.000 To do this, we can, or rather must use resources based on current technical possibilities. 03:25.400 --> 03:30.830 At the MIT-Center we rely on well-tested solutions from around the world, 03:31.000 --> 03:34.040 as, for example, High Quality Blended Learning, 03:34.040 --> 03:37.740 an education model supported by digitalization, 03:37.740 --> 03:42.000 which allows teachers to focus on the most important issues: 03:42.000 --> 03:47.500 instead of preparing and reciting the content, or checking the homework, 03:47.500 --> 03:53.140 they can: develop talents, help students in dealing with difficult topics, 03:53.140 --> 03:55.730 thus increasing educational success, 03:55.730 --> 04:00.800 and, finally, work more on practical application of knowledge, 04:01.000 --> 04:03.840 which is more than relevant. 04:04.800 --> 04:09.600 So, we have a solution that makes teacher's task easier 04:09.600 --> 04:12.160 and student's progress better, 04:12.360 --> 04:19.000 and it's up to us whether we want to keep using outdated traditional education model 04:19.000 --> 04:26.000 or opt for a modern education that shapes individual talents for the future. 04:26.680 --> 04:31.500 The history of education has shown us many times: 04:31.500 --> 04:36.790 if technology is too far ahead from education, 04:36.790 --> 04:41.440 economic collapse and unemployment will follow inevitably. 04:41.640 --> 04:44.770 Blended Learning is a very special approach. 04:44.770 --> 04:49.050 We always say that one of its main benefits is that 04:49.050 --> 04:52.700 it's a personalized mastery-based teaching model, 04:52.700 --> 05:02.200 and that students have a certain level of control over their learning time, place, path and pace. 05:02.700 --> 05:07.960 However, there's a very important idea between the lines. 05:08.040 --> 05:11.880 It is not only about personalized studies 05:13.500 --> 05:16.550 and that students design their learning path on their own, 05:16.550 --> 05:22.000 making it as comfortable, easy and engaging as possible. 05:22.000 --> 05:26.860 It's about students developing a habit of being responsible - 05:26.860 --> 05:30.400 for their actions, workflow and results. 05:30.800 --> 05:36.460 It's also about being able to gain necessary knowledge independently, 05:36.460 --> 05:40.000 to know where to search it and how to use it. 05:41.000 --> 05:43.260 I think you know the proverb: 05:44.120 --> 05:47.560 "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. 05:47.560 --> 05:51.840 Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." 05:52.330 --> 05:58.370 So, Blended Learning teaches students to fish for necessary knowledge and skills, 05:58.370 --> 06:06.480 which is way more efficient than just delivering theoretical materials and checking understanding. 06:06.710 --> 06:12.400 And once we have learned how to master a topic on our own, 06:12.400 --> 06:15.400 our behavior changes fundamentally: 06:16.000 --> 06:19.530 we are not waiting to be trained anymore - 06:19.530 --> 06:24.000 we learn actively for the rest of our lives. 06:25.300 --> 06:32.500 Life-Long Learning - that's what is expected by most jobs in the future.