Wanted: Self-learners

Scott McLeod’s recent Dangerously Irrelevant post speaks very loudly.  I have to pass it along.  To view the post directly, click here.

“You’re fired. I only want people who already know how to do their jobs.”

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:09 AM PST

Back in July I said that

I was concerned that we never seem to hold folks accountable for being self-learners.

I also noted that

In many job sectors, employees are expected to keep up with relevant technologies or risk job loss. When do we require that of K-12 and postsecondary educators? At what point do we say to them “No, we’re not training you how to use this. It’s easy enough for you to learn on your own. And if you don’t, we’ll find someone else who can.”

Many of you chimed in and shared your own thoughts on this topic. Apparently, now Dilbert has too:

When will we, as educational systems, redefine the job descriptions and expectations of educators to include their regular and effective incorporation of relevant digital technologies?