Elliott Masie of The Masie Center recently asked learning experts about the forces that may have a disruptive (positive or negative) effect on learning in 2008.
“I’ve been asking that question to colleagues around the world for the past few weeks,” he says. Herein is a short list of their responses.
>> Economic jitters: How will this impact organizational resources for learning?
>> Generational differences: New demographics, new expectations, massive retirements, shifting power and sucession.
>> Globalization of organizations: including and globalization of learning models.
>> Technology shifts: Hardware 2.0, learning systems requirements and expectations of workforce.
>> Competency focus.
>> Rise of video conferencing.
>> Environmental resource restrictions.
>> The upcoming U.S. Presidential primaries and national election.
>> Confusing role changes for learning professionals.