Future Directions in eLearning Research Report 2006

This is the second annual report on the subject of future directions in e-Learning. As they did last year, the eLearning Guild Research Committee asked Guild members to take a close look at the e-Learning programs and initiatives in their organizations and report on what they expect to see in these activities in the next twelve months. More than 650 industry professionals responded to this survey. Once again, they found that e-Learning remains a rapidly growing practice with a bright future in the vast majority of our respondents’ organizations — indeed, 75 believe the term “e-Learning” serves a useful purpose and is here to stay for the foreseeable future." 

Future Directions in eLearning Research Report 2006

Although this report shows levels of increased activity in key practice areas consistent with the results of last year’s survey, the eLearning Guild is seeing even greater focus on both content quality and rapid development, as well as development of the resources that make better, faster e-Learning possible.

Another explosive focus area, which grew significantly year-over-year, is the extension of e-Learning programs to their respondents’ organizations’ customers and partners.

In addition, for the first time, they looked at trends for some emerging e-Learning modalities — blogging, podcasting, mobile learning, and games — and they found that their levels of adoption are on the rise in many of our respondents’ organizations