eLearning – Ripe for a revolution

March 9, 2018
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eLearning – Ripe for a revolution

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March 9, 2018

In today’s competitive, aspirational, rapidly-changing world, eLearning is more relevant than ever – extending the boundaries of the campus and corporate classroom, democratizing education and professional development. And yet …

As a concept, eLearning emerged as a force to reckon with in the mid-1990s. It was exciting and promised to train more people, faster and more cost-effectively than was possible with traditional methods. It has come a long way since then, but where does it stand today? Has it kept pace with changes in other spheres?

Technological advances have transformed the learning landscape, especially in the past 5 years. Enterprises have flatter structures and are subject to greater compliance. Their workforce extends beyond employees. Content production is universal. Learners are multi-device users – always on, always on the move.

eLearning authors are increasingly having to contend with growing expectations, decreasing budgets, shrinking teams, a proliferating device landscape, low adoption rates, and poor retention of training imparted.

A revolution is long overdue. And like all revolutions, this one dreams of a future vastly different from the past. A future that’s creative, productive, transformative, and inclusive. Where the time, speed, cost, and effort of course creation are drastically reduced. Where courses are delivered seamlessly across devices, and learning comes alive. In such a setup, both the authoring and learning experience will be far more rewarding than they have been.

It is eLearning’s time of change … eLearning’s time to change … to smart eLearning.

Cross over to the smart side. Experience #smarteLearning.

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2019-03-05 16:33:59
2019-03-05 16:33:59

fantastic! 

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2019-03-04 14:32:20
2019-03-04 14:32:20

My opinion is that it’s difficult to keep up with the changing technologies, and before we realize, whtat was a technological ‘wow’ becomes obsolite, or jus mediocre, run-of-the mill. Who can really keep abreast ?

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Piotr Astramowicz
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2019-03-04 15:22:08
2019-03-04 15:22:08
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Piotr Astramowicz
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I just hope that the real goal of eLearning is not get lost in the jungle of hype words and theories: to engage the learner and to persuade him that learning is really fun to spend time on. To me a day without learning is a lost day, it doesn’t matter which technology or method is used.

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Lieve Weymeis
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2019-03-04 19:28:40
2019-03-04 19:28:40
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Lieve Weymeis
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You’ve hit the nail on the head. E-learning twisted education in the direction of “just for me”, learning in a more customized, maybe less formal environment. And, it’s proven, that it boosts your mental health as a side effect,  countering even such serious problems like dementia. So, regardless of effect, learning is worth the effort. 

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Piotr Astramowicz
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2019-03-04 19:49:58
2019-03-04 19:49:58
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Piotr Astramowicz
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Maybe have a look at the list with guidelines, based on my decades of training experience, which I keep in mind for all training, life, blended or online, synchronized or not:

https://elearning.adobe.com/2019/02/view-software-training/

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2019-02-24 13:19:40
2019-02-24 13:19:40

I would add that no where in our private lives do we learn from an eLearning equivalent. Lynda.com, Udemy, YouTube, and the likes are how people learn. Only in the workplace are we asked to learn from eLearning. I think eLearning needs to adhere more to the way people learn and receive information outside of work.

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2018-05-10 19:09:07
2018-05-10 19:09:07

Thank you for the post Shubhadipa. You are right when it comes to learners and engaging learners about content. – Learners are multi-device users – always on, always on the move. – How can training be designed so learners do not feel they are learning…..key to continued eLearning success.

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