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.
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