This is the best summary, nearly elevator pitch, I've been able to write.
Eager to market this to Foundations & Venture people as the basis for a Think Tank for bringing public education into the information age.
It is slightly edited from the first version, therefore better for forwarding.
Thank you, jon
the genome project ==> personalized medicine
the learning genome ==> personalized learning
The new science/industry that awaits us is based on
mappinglearning capacities ==> personalized learning
Mapping variables that affect learning, that can intelligently individualize it, like perception, attitude, interest, attention, background knowledge, cognitive and affective scaffolds, receptivity, acuity, recall, processing, exploring, expanding, diverging, creating, problem solving, study & work habits, expression, and feedback systems...
All this to build new maps and models of how people differ as people and therefore as learners.
Digital tools open myramid ways to measure and analyze how people differ as learners and, in real time, how they are differing as they learn.
this will drive
a new science
that will inspire & inform
a new pedagogy to
Venture folks, foundations, and all stake holders in the educational community have an opportunity to invest in the new personalized education paradigm that aligns knowledge about learners with pedagogy ==> curriculum/instruction ==> assessment.
In a very few years we will build a personalized learning enterprise so the student knows him or herself as a learner and can work with customized resources, and work to customize resources, in order to be an ever more successful student.
This needs to be an open system. We have to build a new, more inclusive paradigm of stakeholders and think through the design of this system so it can drive personalized education. This requires enlightened, energetic organizational work.
This is as big as when
ants decided to stop digging
and become something more
to grow wings
so they could
evolve into bees
make wax homes
and spin honey
in honey combs
© September 8, 2008 John Madian
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I too would like to find out more of what actions you have in mind. I would like to draw your attention back to your personalized medicine quote. There has been a breakthrough in personalized medicine which is directed for your own personal Nutritional needs. It is done by assessing your DNA and then making a composite capsule that supplies exactly what your body needs. To find out more about this please take a look at http>//www.mygenewize.com/DNA4me I have also erected a site which supports those who have an interest and are using it. http://mydna4today.com this site goes beyond just the DNA aspect and gets into the Nanotechnology developments in this area.September 21, 2008 | 12:23 pm
Jon Madian wrote:
Gentlemen, Thanks for your interest. Meant "Learning Genome" as a metaphor for the structures that underpin differences in people as learners. Assume these are more like learner traits, parallels to character traits, but imagining a kind of psychological rather than biological genome seems reasonable. The elevator pitch is proposing that we are potentially on a new threshold of educational research that can lead to personalized learning. The internet has everything to do with making this kind of research possible. If you like I can post a white paper that explores this further... jonSeptember 29, 2008 | 7:33 pm
Glenn MacLean wrote:
This subject is dead because it failed to understand the nature of a genome, which is a framework. The student should have an electronic mimic of her knowledge base and the gaps therein. The nodes of the lessons lead to identification of the direct of greatest need after each learned lesson passes. The genome is the connection between knowledge (lessons) that lead in the development of the students knowledge and skills as a student.December 12, 2012 | 11:35 pm