Learning is an evolving strategy. It can never stay the same, as it must change with the times, the audience, the modes and the topics. As a result, those in the learning industry must always be attentive to what’s new and cutting edge and also what’s old and tried and true. Here is a link to a blog (http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/top100.html) that lists the top 100 e-learning tools of 2008, all of which come from professionals who actively use e-learning. When I last checked, 97 people had participated in the survey, but it’s continually updated as more people respond. I encourage you to check the list out to see where you agree and where you disagree.
One fascinating point that Jane Hart makes on her blog about her top 100 list is that traditional educators in schools and colleges are leading the way in their use of Web 2.0 tools, while those in corporate learning are using more Web 1.0 tools. I’m curious: How many corporate trainers are experimenting with these Web 2.0 tools? If you’re not, why not? Are you waiting to see how successful these tools are? I understand the need to test the waters, but at the same time, you’ve got to update e-learning to make it more engaging. I’d love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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