Monday, March 2, 2009

The Learning Circuits Blog: Workplace Learning in 10 Years

The Learning Circuits Blog: Workplace Learning in 10 Years


OK. This is a link to the Big Question over at Learning Circuits and it is certainly one of those questions that us learning professionals like to have a stab at so here is my contribution:

In 10 years time......

Most elearning is delivered on cloud based platforms that enable choice of LMS/CMS and migration of learning data from one platform to another.
Personal learning environments dominate the landscape in terms of organising life long learning and ensuring consistent development.
Universities and tertiary institutions have begun to merge into large scale campuses that are immersed in education that has embraced simulation as its mainstay.
Most elearning is now problem or simulation based learning so as to ensure application level education, rather than examination based education.
Corporate learning and development functions are completely specialised and decentralised to focus on scale of expertise and not general skills bases.
LMS do not exist as we know them anymore, as all of the meta data required to report on an individuals academic transcript is housed in a content management system that enables a one repository focus.
Learning is now mobile, ubiquitous and community validated and academics have moved to a research basis of existence which has shown true value of their expertise.

What do you think?
Tough question but this is what we are faced with trying to envision and as this was possible in the industrial era, we still try and put a handle on what this is all about and what it will be like in the future.

In reality, I would not have a clue!

1 comment:

ryan2point0 said...

Insightful post, Rob. I've given it a go too on my own blog. I really like your prediction "Most elearning is delivered on cloud based platforms that enable choice of LMS/CMS and migration of learning data from one platform to another." It appears that the cloud is the perfect home for XML. If an individuals learning management data was stored in the cloud in nuetral format, then the "LMS" could merely be the conduit. Choice of LMS wouldn't matter!