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Monday, March 26, 2007

Disruptive Changes in Learning

George Siemens recent post - Formal and informal...control vs foster discusses the move from mainstream, controlled information to consumer generated information. His examples include:
  • Mainstream media -> YouTube
  • Mainstream press -> Blogs
  • Microsoft Office -> Office 2.0

It's easy for us to look at this and think about it as "those guys" being disrupted. But take a look at my post around eLearning 1.0 and eLearning 2.0 and particularly the picture:

This is a picture of a transition going on within learning where SME generated content and eventually Do-It-Yourself (DIY) will become more and more important. Just like the transitions listed above - it doesn't happen immediately. Today - I'd estimate that the amount in the right column is relatively small. However, it's growing rapidly.

It certainly again raises the question of our changing role in a DIY world. The simple message here is that as you look at disruption going on in these other areas - remember that's us also.

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