E-Learning is changing with the arrival of consumer slate tablets – mobile learning, social learning, virtual words, real time webinars with audio/video and people you can talk to and hear and much more. On the go, in the cloud – the revolution is coming and yes, it has landed.
HTML5 is on its way, with stronger video/audio, multimedia capabilities far superior to Flash. What this means to e-learning, is the power to change the playing field, do more than ever before and take your learner to the next level.
Social media continues to grow and expand on a constant rate. As a result, new opportunities and features are possible to incorporate in social learning, regardless of the platform – LMS/LCMS, standalone, learning community, portal, etc.
For social learning to achieve success, it must be integrated into social media. While some can argue that this is web 2.0, it is more along the lines of social media moving beyond its initial incarnation under the buzzword web 2.0.
Too many people in the e-learning industry have been caught up in the buzz word of “web 2.0” when it comes to LMS/LCMS or frankly anything tied to the e-learning sector. In reality, what they should be saying is “social media” and dumping the buzz word of web 2.0.