In December, we’ll be putting out an issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine with a “Future of Learning” theme. As part of that edition, the editors have talked to some of the learning industry’s leading voices and compiled their comments into a feature that explores what’s next in employee development. Here are some snippets from a couple of responses:!@!
“Thanks to the Internet, WiFi and cellular technology, mobile access has become pervasive and the proliferation of devices, services and applications is mindboggling. China recently surpassed the United States as the country with the largest number of Internet users. It also has the most mobile phone users in the world, so it should come as no surprise — though it does — that 29 percent of China’s ‘Netizens’ (or 73 million people) use cell phones to get online — and the percentage is growing.” – Karie Willyerd, CLO, Sun Microsystems
“[P]odcasting as we know it will disappear as all the separate devices are replaced with one mobile phone. Second Life and similar products will fizzle as bandwidth expands to allow great video and audio delivery.” – Ed Cohen, CLO, Satyam Computer Services
Although you’ll have to wait until our December issue comes out to read the rest of the remarks from these and other learning leaders, you can participate in a conversation about the future of learning right now. Just tell us what you think is going to be big in the industry in the next few years in the Comments section below, start a discussion in the forum on this site, or send us an e-mail. It’s all good.
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