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Elearning trends for 2010

Drawing inspiration from the world of classic rock, we bring you the elearning trends for 2010: what up, what’s down – and what’s coming back for a second time around.

This isn’t completely a matter of personal prejudice.

We’ve taken as a starting point the Gartner hype curve, which charts emerging technologies as they ascend the Peak of Inflated Expectations, plunge into the Trough of Disillusionment, then haul their way painfully back up the Slope of Enlightenment – finally reaching the Plateau of Productivity. We’ve simply selected the technologies most relevant to e-learning, and added a few others based on our own experience (and personal prejudices!).

We should emphasize that this a light hearted, seasonal exercise concerned with hype, fashion and the surplus emissions our industry tends to produce so much of (hot air, to you). In its work with and for clients, LINE’s steely pragmatism and results-focused approach will always allow it to rise above the froth of mere trend and fashion!

Stairway to Heaven

Highway to Hell

Back in Black

  • Apps
  • Open source
  • Internet TV
  • Augmented reality
  • Google Wave
  • Video search
  • Context Delivery Architecture (CoDA)
  • Scenario-based learning
  • Microblogging (Twitter)
  • e-book readers (Kindle)
  • Social software suites
  • Public virtual worlds (Second Life)
  • Video conferencing
  • Virtual reality
  • Performance support
  • Vista
  • Virtual classroom
  • Webinars
  • Wikis
  • Web 2.0
  • Tablet PC
  • Location-aware applications
  • Mobile learning
  • Games-based learning

This blog first appeared on the LINE website on January 27th 2010