eLearning And What That Means For Trainers, Teachers and Facilitators
While Face-to-Face Training is still preferred by some, eLearning or Digital Learning has been identified as one of the top 10 trends in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.
Online courses has been used by independent coaches as well as institutions helping many learn new skills and start new ventures. It is making learning accessible to anyone who is motivated to learn.
Today even elite Universities are offering online courses using the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) model. Coursera, Udacity and EdX partner with universities to deliver free courses to online learners.
Schools and colleges too are also using learning management systems to host and conduct courses. Some school teachers are encouraging students to watch recorded video lessons before class so they can come together for discussions or Q&As (sometimes referred to as a flipped or inverted class). It is a trend that will only accelerate as more people appreciate the mobility and flexibility that online learning offers.
I was recently interviewed on a national TV program and discussed elearning, the next wave in education:
- How that affects Trainers and Facilitators
- What are some skills they will need in order to adapt to this change