Back in December, I joined Bonni Stachowiak for an episode of Teaching in Higher Ed specifically to discuss the ESIL Lens.

You can find the podcast here: “A New Lens to Support Learning Outcomes

How much of the information needs to be memorized versus knowing it exists?

The podcast gave me time to expand more on the reasoning behind the ESIL Lens. In a nutshell, There has been a tremendous shift in information access that has taken place in the last decade as Smartphones penetrated the consumer market. This shift requires us to rethink our learning objectives in education, and the depth we expect “knowledge” to be remembered and applied.

If you haven’t listened to Bonni’s podcast, I highly recommend it!

Sidenote: If you’re looking for an app to manage the podcasts you listen to, I really like Overcast on the iPhone.

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