ELearning Predictions 2015

eLearning Predictions 2015

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! In 2015,  we believe experimentation with analytics-driven performance improvement will lead to more "intelligent recommendations" and personalized professional development in Continuing Medical Education and beyond.  We also think that…

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ELearning And “the Fall Of Personal Computing”

eLearning and “the Fall of Personal Computing”

This week, Managing eLearning features a guest blog from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist.

graphic showing market share of various devices; PCs are in steep decline

The PC’s declining share of sales. Source: Asymco.

Stanford Computer Science professor Balaji Srinivasan’s MOOC on Startup Engineering, in which I am enrolled, assigns Asymco’s post The Rise and Fall of Personal Computing as first-week reading. One could quibble with a few of Asymco’s details–would the PC’s decline in market share look as steep or sudden if more early tablet and PDA-type devices were included?–but it’s difficult to argue with the deeper message. The Zeitgeist has shifted. Few of us lust after a sleek laptop anymore, and desktops are impossibly location-based (even if cheap and powerful): the mobile wave has broken all around us.

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