Research Panel Discussion: Emerging Technologies and the Future of e-Learning
Wednesday November 11, 2009 01:30 pm
Host: Brent Schlenker, The eLearning Guild
Ellen Wagner, Sage Road Solutions, LLC
Kevin Martin, Aberdeen Group
David Mallon, Bersin & Associates
Colleen Carmean, Sage Road Solutions/eLearning Guild Research
Janet Clarey, Bersin & Associates
The Great e-Learning Research Panel was so popular last year that we are doing it again. We have looked for the best e-Learning research available, and asked the authors to attend.
In this session, the researchers will share with you highlights and insights from their latest research on emerging technologies and the future of e-Learning. Later in the conference, each researcher will lead a separate session where he or she will dive in-depth into their data. This initial session, then, is an excellent way to get an overview of the issues and decide which in-depth sessions to attend later. Facilitating this panel will be Brent Schlenker, the New Media & Emerging Technologies Analyst at The eLearning Guild, who will keep the discussion lively, informative, fun, and practical.
We will ask the panel questions on such topics as the rising tide of informal learning, learning 2.0 technologies (like wikis, blogs, and other user-generated content), getting learners’ managers involved in learning, the importance of evaluation, and even topics so new and hot that they are just emerging from the data as we write these words.
Having some of the leading industry analysts on the same platform will enable us to look for trends, verify conclusions, and get a glimpse of e-Learning’s future. We ask you, the audience, to reflect on the implications of the research for the field, and for your own practices. By gathering this collective wisdom all in one room, together we can prepare ourselves for today’s opportunities and tomorrow’s future. This wisdom is not to be missed.
In this session, you will learn:
- The most pressing trends and issues facing e-Learning
- The approaches that are successful in dealing with these issues
- The data that supports these different approaches
- How to apply the current research to improve your e-Learning initiatives