The Leap of Reason team had conversations with more than 100 thinkers, practitioners, and entrepreneurs to produce a new report that explores the state of e-learning and its potential as an agent for change—far beyond the confines of formal education. By taking into account a historical perspective on technology adoption and experiences from across academia, government, and the private sector, the report gets beyond the hype. "Merely putting content online is not enough to improve how we teach and learn," Mario Morino and his colleague Katie Paris argue. Their report makes the case that e-learning, done right, however, offers the potential to fundamentally change how we transfer knowledge in all aspects of life.
Great work--important read! Just got done reading and watching the videos. This report inspires the notion that we can use some fairly simple E learning rules and opportunities that come from the report to communicate and train better internally at our school. We can also reach out to the parents of our students more efficiently, more effectively and more promptly. Morino and Paris make the point that E-learning is E teaching and we must learn to operate on both sides of the camera if we want to be effective in our sectors and in our space.--Lou
"Over the next ten years, we will see, finally, the realization of “just-in-time learning”— being able to access information easily and inexpensively at the precise moment of relevance.
We will see many more employers move away from an exclusive focus on “seat time” and credit hours for determining whether candidates are qualified for positions. Employers will give increasing weight to competency-based assessment and certification, which offer the promise of faster, more effective career training, job searching, and matching of skills to needs.
As employers seek to leverage e-learning offerings for talent development within their organizations, we will see the mainstreaming of the “learning concierge”—content navigation experts who help others find and customize the content they need to learn in order to progress in their careers. By Mario Morino and Katie Paris