Yesterday I announced the fact that the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010 list had been finalised.
Did you notice any interesting trends in the popularity of tools for learning over the last 4 years?
I identified four key trends:
- The increasing consumerization of IT
- Learning, working and personal tools are merging
- Social tools predominate
- Personal (informal) learning is under the control of the learner
I think these trends are making a significant impact on the how we define learning, how learning is supported and "managed".
In a recent article Top Tools for Learning: Emerging Trends I looked at these four trends in more detail, and asked what this means for the future of workplace learning and also the Learning and Development profession, which I then address in a second article, The New Era of Workplace Learning,