just-in-time learning
n. The acquisition of knowledge or skills as they are needed.
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Solstra allows students and tutors to engage in live chat and threaded news groups, and has facilities for assessment, records of progress and skills profiles. Johansson believes that besides testing the student's knowledge, assessment should probe learning styles and what the student wants to learn. 'We are looking at not just just-in-time learning but just-enough,' Johansson says.
—Tony Durham, “Express delivery for the just enough generation,” The Times Higher Education Supplement, May 08, 1998
Ted Sanders, co-chairman of the National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board who helped draft the report, said: 'We need to understand how to develop just-in-time learning strategies that last a lifetime, so that learning opportunities can be structured and delivered exactly when the individual needs them — whether a young child in school or an adult in the workplace.'
—Associated Press, “U.S. Seeks a Nation of Learners For New Century,” Chicago Tribune, December 17, 1996
1990 (earliest)
The new flexible space created in the curriculum by the 20% rollback in technical requirements would be used in very different ways by different engineering schools. Following their tradition of diversity, some might focus on advanced specialized technical training; … some might experiment with radical departures from conventional curricula such as "just in time learning."
—M. Granger Morgan, “Accreditation and diversity in engineering education,” Science, August 31, 1990
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