Wednesday, January 28, 2009

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 #YOFL

Screenshot I don't always agree with everything Tony Karrer writes, and his commercial focus and ad-studded blog sometimes grates on me, but his 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 are pretty good:
#1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases: Yes, but not just because of economic reasons.
#2 - eLearning 2.0 Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Strategy" Fails: "organizations who try to create big eLearning 2.0 Strategies will move much slower than organizations who adopt easy to use tools and make tactical use of these tools" - spot on Tony.
#3 - Increase in Consumer/Education Social Learning Solutions will Increase Pressure for Social Learning Solutions in Corporate Learning
#4 - Quick Wins & Toolkits
#5 - Virtual Classroom Tipping Point
#6 - Greater Domination by Leading Tool Vendors: No, not around these parts!
#7 - Niche Tools Emerge and Get Traction in Niches
#8 - More Wiki Pages - Same Authored Minutes - Less Classroom Minutes
#9 - Knowledge Worker Skills
#10 - Mobile Learning Niche Growth: Such as QR codes ;-)
#11 - Micro Virtual Conferences: sounds like a Twitter flash debate to me ;-)
#12 - Data Driven: Meh.