Aspects of e-Learning

e-Learning, today, is a major asset for the skill development of everyone. It is essential now that every person should have unlimited access to learning resources according to his/hers style because the right to the knowledge and to the personal development is a critical factor of success in modern society and business. This is one of the main drives for the development of e-Learning as a discipline as well as the advancement and personification of the existing technologies and tools.

e-Learning > Next Phase?

e-Learning next.0 (the next version in the e-Learning, including pedagogy  technologies, rules, tools, etc) should be a radical different approach from current learning practices. It should encompass processes and practices that are “user – friendly” and transparent to the end-user, should accommodate different aspects of learning (social, on-the-job, mobile, etc) and should be accessible by various platforms, agents, etc.

That’s why a new approach in the e-Learning Business is gradually developing, an approach that conventionally we can define as e-Learning next.0. This approach if implemented correctly, can enable every person to have access to learning resources by the usage of advanced e-Learning technologies, tools, and practices.

A new direction of e-Learning

This path encompasses a variety of tools, technologies, pedagogues and procedures and (if implemented based on current and future needs) would  provide a solid framework that would integrate:

  • Cloud computing,
  • Hosting Services and SaaS Tools,
  • Blended Learning approaches,
  • Mobile and anywhere learning,
  • Standard based adjustable (according to users’ progress) content, systems, tools, and certifications,
  • Just-in-time learning,
  • Transparency and seamless integration of various services and tools, totally transparent for the end-user,
  • Advanced usability, modularity, and graduality,
  • Multiple and smart agents, clients and adjustable systems to specific needs,
  • <…>

The final outlook of the model, as it may be employed, depends, of course on many factors with main driving force the results that it will provide in the skills development of its users.

Do you think that a new approach in e-Learning can be beneficiary to a lot of people or not? 

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    Takis Athanassiou is an IT Consultant, Blogger, Trainer & Writer, active in the areas of leadership, business consulting, e-Learning and social media. He aims at the development of people, business and assets! You can check out his blog, add him in Google+ and follow him on Twitter.

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