There is no question that putting all of these lectures and knowledge online is going to change things. But I am also a big fan of what happens when a teacher and a small group of students get together in a classroom and real personal interaction happens.
via A VC: Online Learning and Higher Ed.
A challenge to solve would be to increase collaboration and connectivity between participants taking a course and make it as frictionless as possible. The mature age learners could learn more from the smart interactions and collaborations which crosses cultural and physical barriers.
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I do agree and this is something that most of professionals in the eLearning space have been working on closing that gap. The way we train and the way people learn (want to learn) is a major factor in the decision on how we look at training now.
Interaction between trainers and trainees is diminishing and one thing I have been working on is rebuilding the relationship between the trainee and their manager. Online training is the medium used to push out the content with theoretical assessment and practical exercises assessment conducted by the managers as a mentoring activity.
Moving back to the way we used to do things is not always the answer but looking at how we can create a more collaborative environment in the workplace not the training room.
That is a very important point Michael. Thanks for your comment.