As part of pulling together two separate presentations on the future of eLearning, I've been doing a lot of research on the technology trends.
In the past talks, I've primarily discussed key business/learning trends:
- Need for faster development
- Need for shorter delivery time
- Need for quick access in the context of work
and the resulting shift in eLearning towards
- "rapid eLearning" such as recorded class sessions, quick-and-dirty courseware, etc.
- performance support tools such as online reference, search, km, etc.
However, I'm seeing now considerable value in what is happening in the Web 2.0 and I believe much like Steven Downes - E-Learning 2.0 & Is E-Learning 2.0 For Real? - that there is a lot of value to be had, but I'm also concerned as to how much this is really happening.
Normally during my presentations, I talk about what people are really doing inside of corporations with eLearning. Certainly, I'm not seeing widespread adoption of Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, etc. within corporations as a means of sharing information and learning.
Am I just missing it? Is this just wishful thinking? Or are we just early on the adoption curve?
Keywords: eLearning Trends, eLearning 2.0, Web 2.0