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The (Near) Future of e-Learning

The eLearning Guild (www.elearningguild.com) recently published their second annual report, titled “Future Directions in e-Learning Research Report 2006.” The majority of the study's 20,000 respondents believed that e-learning remains a rapidly growing practice with a bright future – that it serves a useful purpose and is here to stay. In fact, the study authors conclude that “just about everything ‘e-learning’ is on the increase.”

When asked which e-learning activity will need the most focus and attention, the most popular response was “Designing and developing e-learning content.” When asked what their organizations’ highest e-learning priority is for 2006, the most popular answer choice was “Improve the quality of e-learning content.” These results prove that “Content Remains King!” Instructional designers, buckle your seatbelts!!

Another item that respondents focused on was rapid development. Almost 80% of respondents say their organizations will increase their attention to “Rapid e-learning design and development.” Rapid e-learning was not included in last year’s study; yet this year it made its debut in the number one spot!

The study also found that the following emerging e-learning modalities are clearly on the rise in many organizations: blogging, podcasting, mobile learning (m-learning), and games.


So much fun to be had - by designers, developers, trainers, and students alike!

1 Comments:

  • I work for Avilar Technologies, a company that provides an LMS. Something we hear over and over again is that training providers and content providers are rarely asked their opinions on training programs and what it takes to have a successful learning environment. Who would know better than those creating and delivering that material? In order to better cater eLearning products and to give guidance to corporations on training, Avilar is conducting a survey asking training providers how to best approach today's training difficulties. We would like to invite training and content providers to participate in our survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=480232080673. Respondents will remain anonymous. The information collected will be analyzed and presented in a white paper, which all repondents will receive free of charge. To additionally thank participants for their time, everyone will be entered in a drawing to receive a portable DVD player. Thanks for your time!

    By Blogger Niki Herr, at 1:53 PM EDT  

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