Reflections on Elliot Masie’s Learning Trends video call 2014

Let me begin by saying I am an Elliot Masie fan, I love going to Learning in Orlando in the Autumn, Masie’s Learning still the best produced event on the learning circuit, it’s just a shame I don’t get to go every year.
As part of the pre-publicity Elliot usually does a call to gently promote the event but also to share his and his colleagues take on the latest learning trends and the 1 hour recording is well worth watching.

The FELTAG response and e-learning

In our most recent publication “A review of the e-learning markets in the UK, EU and China” we highlighted the significance of the UK Governments department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) response to the FELTAG recommendations.
The Further Education Learning Technology Action Group to give it the full name has certainly created some action from the UK government that must be warmly welcomed by the e-learning and learning technologies industries.

Video leading the way for mobile learning

Video leading the way for mobile learning According to the YouTube website – Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube—that’s almost an hour for every person on Earth. That tells you that lots of people enjoy watching video, and enjoy watching video to learn. Video learning has also proven to be a powerful accelerator of the learning process. Increased watching of Video also lends itself nicely to the increased growth of sales of mobile devices and in particular to the increased sales of Tablets, because mobile devices are ideal to watch video and again according to the stats on YouTube – Mobile makes up almost 40% of YouTube’s global watch time. We are seeing a plethora of tablets coming in to the market place at various prices and we are seeing tablets being increasingly used in businesses.  Businesses are increasingly becoming mobile. The flexibility of cloud hosted applications is attractive to many businesses of all sizes and the mobile business needs mobile device solutions. The solution however should not really restrict itself to focusing on just business processes, the solution should look to address all business needs and especially training. With training budgets diminishing rapidly the training of employees at all levels has to be delivered smarter to be effective. The new learner demands a much more sophisticated delivery and the employer is seeking to provide training at a much more flexible point of delivery. The days of training courses that took employees away from their job for days or even weeks are like the training budget, rapidly diminishing. E-learning is now coming to...

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David Kelly

I am passionate about progressive education and performance support in the workplace. Technologies such as social media have advanced to the point that they can now support social learning, instead of being a barrier to it. I believe in leveraging this technology to bring learning and development programs into the workflows of the job in ways that better address performance issues, and are less intrusive to work environments. I look forward to helping organizations embrace this opportunity to break through the traditions of what learning and performance has been, and leverage technology to open the doors to what is possible. Check out David Kelly’s...

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