The diagram you see above is taken from a post over at Learning Circuits. In it Tony Karrer discusses the transition from e-learning 1.0 to 2.0 and demonstrates the changes.
When you look at the table you’ll notice in the middle column the heading E-Learning 1.3. Is this a half-baked bridge between 2 landmarks in e-learning history? Actually no, moreover it’s probably the place where e-learning actually found it’s feet. I’d also argue that LMSs didn’t really occur until this stage either, leaving e-learning 1.0 being stuck with delivery methods such as CD, which would have made it truly one way and top-down.
To be honest most e-learning is still being created at the “1.3” level, and I can assure you development time is not rapid in most cases.
The right column is the intriguing one as the ownership has flipped. Now learning is bottom-up and learner-driven with some of the best learning coming from colleagues and peers. In the most recent release of The Platform we deal with learning and training, with a view to getting our audience to understand the benefits of traditional and non-traditional learning.
Looking at the right column again we can see wikis, social networking, blogs, and mashups. Utilizing all these forms of learning requires a high level of interest from the learner and a deep-rooted curiosity. We termed this form of learning as “beachcombing” and you can see a video we made all about that below.
Now after watching that video surely our minds are opening up to the possibility that all those learning tools listed under e-learning 2.0 expand much further outside of the electronic world?
Has e-learning evolved so far that we should ditch the “e” like The Gorv mentioned in his comment yesterday?
Tomorrow we’ll look at this “learning” revolution.