Recent blog post by Neelie Kroes featured Young Advisers ideas on digital education. One of those is to recognise the importance of non-formal education "through online media as well as peer-learning environments such as co-working spaces et al (not with expensive certificates though)".
Informal digital learning methods include simulation & games, social networking sites, mobile applications, online discussion groups and other peer-learning environments, etc.
How can we make best of both formal and informal peer- and ecosystem-learning in order to teach digital skills?
As put by the Young Advisers document, the effectiveness of informal learning "has already been demonstrated in many fields such as applied sciences, startups science and open source projects as well in many NGOs, NPOs, the arts and alike."
Is it possible to have best of both systems also in schools? How can we redesign education to embedd informal learning methods? Would you like to share any recent initiatives in this field?
This week's conversation conjoins with an online webinar on Future of Education & Learning with Prof. Peter Scott from Knowledge Media Institute. More information on the Futurium event page.