Digital learners prefer learning “just in time.” Educators prefer teaching “just in case.” - Just in case it’s on the test. Just in case you’ll need to know this . . .
“Just-in time” learning is about having the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that will allow them to continuously learn and adapt just in time, when that next window of opportunity or area of interest briefly opens to them” (39). This actually is helping prepare students for the flat world that Thomas Friedman analyzes so well in The World is Flat, where students will have several careers in industries that haven’t been invented or developed yet.