I would be remiss if I didn’t join the rest of the world with predictions for 2011. Of course my predictions are centered on adult education, which is seeing an increasingly fast-paced evolution. Therefore, it shouldn’t be a surprise that all of my four predictions are technology based.
ELearning has come into its own in the last few years, but there is a bit of backlash, especially from students who need some structure and interaction to learn. Therefore my first predication is an increase in blended learning.
Blended learning offers learners the best of both worlds. Learners are able to access files, podcasts, and webinars online in addition to physically attending a class or training session. The technological aspects are a value added to facilitator led instruction.