Understanding E-Learning

Learning Circuits provides a good place to investigate e-learning and the changes that Web 2.0 concepts and technologies have brought to the learning domain.  These trends value faster transfer of knowledge, learning delivered in short bursts within the context of the workflow and development of learning experiences quickly at a lower cost to the organization.  In an article by Tony Karrer, CEO of TechEmpower, he describes the trends that are causing the changes in e-learning and anticipates the results.

In addition, he provides a good bibliography of additional resource on e-learning:

E-Learning 2.0 definition on WikiPedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELearning_2.0

"E-learning 2.0," By Stephen Downes, National Research Council of Canada, eLearn Magazine, October 2005, http://elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=articles&article=29-1

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