70-20-10 was built upon a theory back in the eighties. Many people believe it still applies to online learning. I’m not one of them.
The data continues to pour in showing that e-learning is achieving better results than any other form of learning, especially instructor led. So why is is that the training community (and even education) as a whole is still ILT driven, especially with blended learning?
Many of us attend seminars and presentations that are boring, theory based and lack engagement. We sit in the back of the room, not paying attention or sitting by the doors, ready to bolt. Yet, we seem to have no issue with sticking it online, under the guide of effective learning.
There are two types of e-learning: Asynchronous Based Learning and Synchronous Based Learning. While one offers full interactivity and true adaptive learning wrapped in a non-linear approach, the other does not. So are they both really WBT? I say no.
E-Learning’s biggest challenge isn’t from outside, it is from within the training community. We have been led to believe that ILT reigns supreme and as a result, the adoption rates of e-learning are lower than expected. This from an industry (e-learning) that has been existence for more than 12 years.
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.
Many people have no idea on when it comes to the LMS landscape. They assume that the larger players are the best, the smaller ones are the worst. They are unfamiliar with the how the market works and what is out there. They never know the inside scoop. Now, they will.
The premise of WBT courses is being morphed from its true premise of non-linear learning, where an end user can access anywhere, at any time, and as often as they want into a section or sub-section of a course, into a ILT approach, under the guise of online learning.