I recently attended "From C-Learning to E-Learning to V-Learning – Experience the Future of Learning, Collaboration and Coaching" presented by Margaret Regan. As a Consultant I quickly felt the need to attend this intriguingly titled event. This seminar "blew my mind", to echo the words of the e-Learning SIG Co-Chair, Enid Crystal. I was exposed to concepts such as Telepresence, 3-D holographic projection and learning platforms such as Second Life and On24. These technologies can be used by trainers to interact with individuals or groups miles apart.
For example, coaches have used Second Life to help people through various disorders, illnesses and traumatic situations. A few key takeaways from this presentation: 1) Gen Y is currently the largest population in the workforce. 2) The future of learning must accommodate them. It must be fast paced and visually stimulating. 3) the future is now. I will end off with the words of Margaret Regan “You need to see what’s next to be what’s next.”
P.S. As a learning professional do you think that the metrics for evaluating an elearning program is different from the a traditional classroom set up?(curious on your thoughts)