November 2003 eLearning Forum

This is an interim report on the November meeting of eLearning Forum. Our webmaster and CTO is busy building simulations for a client so I'm sharing some of the proceedings for those of you who are curious about what went on. Altus Corp recorded lots of the session; in a while you'll be able to listen in on your iPod.

We met at the Silicon Valley World Internet Center, which is housed in Leland Stanford's former winery. The Center is a warm, inviting space -- perfect for the think tank sessions that are held there and the eLearning Forum's session on where we're headed in the future.

The overarching theme of our first afternoon meeting was June 2005. What do we see up ahead? There are three aspects to this, and hence three parts to our session.

  • eLearning. What are the major trends in eLearning? What should be the scope of eLearning? We began wrapping our minds around the state of eLearning 18 months from now. Four members of the Forum led 15-minute, concurrent breakout sessions, which we repeated twice. Then we regrouped to discuss what had popped up on our radar.
  • eLeanring Forum. What should we be? How much should we grapple with? Alison Armstrong highlighted strategic issues the Board has been discussing. We encouraged members to pass along their thoughts to eLearning Forum's directors to be addressed at the next session.
  • Each of us. Where do each of us want to be 18 months out? What are our passions? Network with others to make connections to take us forward.

I'll continue this in the Continue... section for the benefit of the bandwidth-impaired.


Jay and World Internet Center CEO Susan Duggan
   

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Kevin Wheeler

Global Learning Resources

Clark Quinn

Ottersuft Labs

Soren Kaplan

iCohere

Michael Carter

Jay Cross

Internet Time Group

What are the boundaries of what we seek to do?

Alison Armstrong

eLF Board

Should we drop "eLearning" from our name? Should we double in size? Provide more online activities? What do you think?

Richard Clark, Next Question

Issues:

Simulation rules.
Replicable processes.
Informal learning.
Network effects.
Cost/benefit choices.
Games/sims.
In vino veritas.


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