TechLearn Monday

After an hour in the "Learning Showcase," AKA exhibit hall, about 1,000 of us trooped into a large conference room to hear Elliott's state of eLearning address. Nealy half the group is here for the first time. After a PointPoint-as-leader skit, Elliott cruised in on a Segway scooter. He's been providing training guidance to Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway. True story: When Bush fell off the Segway, it wasn't even on! He returned from a tennis match, saw the Segway, and hopped on. Duh! Asked, "Why didn't you keep him from falling?", a Secret Service agent responded, "Our job is to keep him alive, not to prevent embarrassing moments.

Elliott downloaded some meta-tagged, freestanding, for-fee music objects (i.e. iPod). Trends for 2004:

READINESS. Be prepared, especially for surprises. Be ready to hire, to change your business, or to go to market. LMS must trigger this.

INTEGRATION. With systems, world processes

WEB EXPERIENCE. "Google is the interface of the future."

NANO-LEARNING. web services, personalization. Wayne says the chunks will be so small that an assembly of them will look like a liquid.

COLLABORATION EVOLVING, more and more just-in-time, when you need it.

USABILTY FOR LEARNING. Gotta pay more attention to this.

NEGLECTED CLASSROOM. IBM update of Apple's Knowledge Navigator. Now the fantasy includes collaboration.


MARKETPLACE SHIFTS. Consolidation, technology groups, integrator groups, procurement models.

Content without context is drivel.
Expect to see another large merger by Christmas and other before the end of Q104.

Verizon wins an award for a cross-training program for managers. 40,000 managers had to be ready to do field work in case of a work stoppage. In 72 hours, they took a course that originally took 3 months and had been boiled down to 8 1/2 weeks.


Elliott on compelling content. Get a fast start, as in a game; just jump in. Create some stress. Reduce that is to be learned. Take what I need to learn, subtract what I know, subtract what I don't ned to know, subtract what I can find, and subtract what I need to know but not for a couple of weeks.

Posted by Jay Cross at November 4, 2003 12:15 AM | TrackBack

"Wayne says the chunks will be so small that an assembly of them will look like a liquid."

What the heck does this really mean? Sounds like Wayne's been drinking too much of his own cool aid! Sometimes there's a fine line between guruhood and drivel.

Posted by: Ted Cocheu at November 6, 2003 05:17 PM

cool stuff

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