I've just finished watching the first session of this weeks' Big Sponge Hangout live with Nicola Appel (International Community Manager at Articulate), David Kelly (Senior VP and Executive Director at Elearning Guild),Donald H Taylor (Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute and Chairman of the Learning and Skills Group) and Con Sotodis (Learning and Performance at LearnKotch Consulting).

The title of today's session was 'It's a Small eLearning World' where the panel from across the world discussed the global differences in the industry and what we can learn from each other. Don Taylor summed up the general consensus of the panel by saying 'It's remarkable how similar the issues we are facing are'. Wherever you are in the world, it would seem that the challenges and trends are pretty much the same. So what are the Learning Technology trends that were discussed:

  • Games/Gamification
  • Growing use of interactive video
  • Micro learning - short pieces of learning linked together as a concerted programme of learning/training
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Live video streaming

So thinking about these, I'm wondering, how many of these do you already use in your organisations? Which do you need to know more about? Which do you think has value and which do you think are just fads?

I've love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

If you want to see the replay of the discussion, lasting just a little over 30 minutes, you'll find it on the video below. Click here to find out more about the Big #SpongeHangout

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