The Art of Knowledge
Cutting Edge Technology Part 1
Since starting work in the LMS field I have found that my perspective on the industry has changed immensely. Most of the solutions that I see are a good start, and have a strong foundation in being prepared for the future of Elearning, such as; they adapt to new standards, they leave the software relatively open, and they make themselves viable to multiple infrastructure. What I don't see are revolutionary ideas that center around changing the way people learn.
Your standard learning system has 4 parts. The first part is you administrator which allows for the grouping of skills, the processing of reports, the assignment of classes etc...
Your second part is the learner which allows the user to track progress, and sign up for new skills, classes etc...
The third part is your data repository which houses the skills accumulated.
The fourth part is the content which can come from various places and be extremely propietary or flexible. You big players are SCORM and AICC.
So what cutting edge? Well let's see -
Well after my search online (a rather crude way to start but you have to dip your toe in the pool before jumping in) I have discovered that people keep chasing the medium and not the logic. They would rather make learning more viable on flash, or audio, or streaming feeds rather than changing the way people actually learn.
I have liked what I have seen with skills and then applying them to jobs but that's just a start. It's the acquisition of the skills based on a path. It's the level at which these skills are obtained. It's changing the way people learn at a fundamental level. People sitting in classrooms learning .NET is not the way to change you company. Maybe, 1 to 3 out of those 10 people will actually improve and the rest will improve as they get thrusted into the fire. So what's the missing piece? Why do some learner in the environment and some don't? Where is the link between skills acquisition and skill development?
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