Report identifies problems with education

Kapp Notes

As indicated in the must-read The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) , Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology published by the US Department of Education, to achieve President Obama’s goal that “By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world,” basic educational assumptions must be re-thought at the K-12 level. Interesting perspective on American Education from the Department of Education.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India. link] February 22-23, 2010.

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Mobile Learning: e-learningnext

ID Reflections

A recent survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project predicts that by 2020, most people across the world will be using a mobile device as their primary means for connecting to the Internet ( [link] ). million units in the first quarter of 2010 (1Q10), up 56.7%

Ten Skills for the Future Workforce

Marcia Conner

For a full report, see the work done by Apollo Research Institute (formerly the University of Phoenix Research Institute) looking at the Skills Needed by 2020.

Online Learning Trends That You Can’t Ignore


Almost two-thirds of Americans are predicted to own a smartphone by 2017, more than a threefold increase since 2010. It is also estimated that the mobile learning industry alone will grow to over $37 billion by 2020.

Technology and learning: From cooooool to implementation

Bottom-Line Performance

For example, here’s a compilation of the mobile trends (in general, not related to learning) for 2020 as predicted by leaders in the mobile industry. Do any of these folks really know what will be going on in 2020?

L&D – today and tomorrow

Spark Your Interest

Martyn Sloman – L&D 2020 – A Guide for the Next Decade - research academic who specialises in learning training and development. I recently read a couple of things from our UK friends which I found interesting.

Using games to help people learn

Bottom-Line Performance

The game starts with a scenario in 2020 – a video clip. This is a must-try for anyone who wants to explore alternate-reality games (probably one of the more highly complex forms of game play to create!). This game starts TODAY, October 7th, and it’s an experiment funded by the Robert Wood Foundation.

Online Learning Programs That Ought to be Translated

CommLab India

In fact, the translation industry is expected to grow by 42% between 2010 and 2020, according to an estimate by the U.S The Internet is increasingly becoming multilingual. A study by Miniwatts Marketing Group revealed English-speakers constitute only 26.3%

#LS2010 Sir Ken Robinson: The Element - How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything – Wed Keynote

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Wednesday keynote at Learning Solutions 2010 in Orlando with Sir Ken Robinson. In 2020 a computer will have processing power of an average human brain. His most recent book is The Element. __ Las Vegas is an idea…a coming together of people’s imagination. There’s no good reason for Vegas. The same could be said of Orlando. Imagination powers human beings. There are no facts about the future.

Taking Leadership in a New Direction at Western Union

CLO Magazine

In 2010 the company brought in Hikmet Ersek as the new CEO; he implemented a 2020 plan to shift the brand from a transactional business to a more customer-centric approach, adding new electronic and mobile channels, and empowering employees to go the extra mile for customers.

How to Build Executive Alliances

CLO Magazine

Last year Ernst & Young studied the linkages between the survey conducted in 2009 with 2009 and 2010 financial, operational and brand measures for all organizational units. This From the Vault article was originally published in May 2012 on

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

March 1, 2010 to March 14, 2010. Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine - Kapp Notes , March 2, 2010 Unfortunately, Training Magazine is folding up shop on its web site, print magazine and conferences. Constructivism in Workplace Learning and Development - The E-Learning Curve , March 10, 2010 Constructivist-based workplace learning and development addresses the demands of the real world. Moodle and iPhone update: the movie , March 8, 2010.

CLO Summit

Janet Clarey

She recently wrote a book with Jeanne Meister about the 2020 workforce. I had the pleasure of speaking at the marcus evans CLO Summit in Georgia last week. The other presenters and most of the attendees were directors, VPs, or CLOs. There were also several solution providers that I had the pleasure of catching up with or meeting for the first time too. The venue was a winery and resor t 50 miles North of Atlanta. It was an intimate event…probably about 100-150 people total.

L&D Capability in Australia – Conversations from UnConference

Learning Cafe

As Martyn Sloman notes in the L&D 2020 Report, “The new context in which today’s L&D professional operates demands both a new mindset and a new skill set.” ” (Sloman, 2010, p8). Improving L&D capability lies at the heart of the Learning Café.

Why Accelerating Leadership Development Is a Must

CLO Magazine

Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people aged 65 and older will double between 2010 and 2050. By 2020, 25 percent of the workforce will be older adults aged 55 and up, up from 13 percent in 2000. Here are three efficient ways to accelerate leadership development to be prepared to replace an aging population of leaders. The pace of baby boomers’ retirement has not been the expected mass exodus once predicted. Instead, it’s been more of a slow undercurrent.

Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

Recent estimates from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics project a 22 percent increase in demand for professionals with management analysis skills between now and 2020. Future Work Skills 2020: Computational Thinking from Apollo Research Institute.

IBM 41

Gamification in ACTION


Here are some amazing insights (in the form of excerpts from some of the authoritative survey findings that we reviewed): “ Although the term ‘gamification’ was coined by Nick Pelling back in 2002, it didn’t gain popularity till 2010.” – Andrzej Marczewski. “

eLearning – A Brilliant Technique to Bring Learning to the People

Enyota Learning

Technavio predicts that the global eLearning market will touch $31 billion by 2020. Looking at self-paced eLearning alone, Ambient Insight estimated the market size to grow from about $32 billion in 2010 to $49 billion in 2015. “We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning.” Elliot Masie, Masie Center. Let’s start by talking of some, truly staggering numbers.

MOOCs to Bridge the Workplace Skills Gap

Your Training Edge

Management consulting firm McKinsey predicts that by 2020 the skills gap will result in 85 million unfilled medium- and high-skill jobs globally. A 2010 survey by the American Management Association found that although 90 percent of executives recognized soft skills as important, fewer than half rated their employees as being above average on those skills.

The Future of E-Learning – Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

Unless vendors make monumental changes to social – as in coming up with something besides the FB like experience, wikis, blogs, discussion boards and other 2010 like experiences, you might as well – hit the turn off button.

A Thanksgiving Letter to PowerPoint from an E-learning Developer

CommLab India

He has been using PowerPoint to create online courses since 2010. In fact, a study conducted by Cisco revealed 75 percent of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video by 2020. Jack is an e-learning developer who works for a reputed technology-enabled learning solutions provider.

Lifelong Employee Learning

The Peformance Improvement

million unemployed Americans, the country experienced a shortage of 7 million skilled workers in 2010, a shortage that is expected to climb to 21 million by 2020.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

EPIC 2020 Future of Education JAY CROSS | SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012. PLE: connectivist or constructivist GEORGE SIEMENS | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010. Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning DAWN OF LEARNING | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010. PLENK 2010.

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Online Learning in Education

eLearning 24-7

million students took at least 1 online class during the fall of 2010 (Sloan Consortium, 2011) – The survey defined an online class as being at least 80% online. 19% of middle school students and 30% of high school students took an online class in 2010 (Speak Up 2011). More students in the traditional age bracket of college (18-22) will be taking online courses/programs than their non-traditional age counterparts (25 and above) by 2020 – as a whole.

There and Back Again: A Journey of Learning

CLO Magazine

As such, expectations are high when it comes to the corporate capabilities and leadership strengths needed to deliver against the 2020 vision that includes growing its workforce. That opportunity helped her add value when she joined Ecolab in 2010.

Lifelong Learning: Why it's Critical for Today's Workforce


million unemployed Americans in 2010, while seven million skilled jobs went unfilled? The future looks bleak; if we continue down the current path, seven million will increase to 21 million empty jobs by 2020. How is it possible there were 12.7 The answer lies in the so-called “skills gap” that we’re currently experiencing—job searchers are unqualified for available positions.

Measure Work Readiness for Tomorrow’s Jobs

CLO Magazine

Following are examples depicting each of the three education levels and job projection criteria: High education level required/fast-growing field: The accounting/auditing field, which requires a high education level, is projected to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020, according to the U.S.

Brain Drain: Where in the World is Everybody Going?

Kapp Notes

The Ford Motor Company expects the number of workers older than fifty years to double in its European plants by 2010. China, will have over 265 million sixty-five year olds by 2020. Dave Lee's post, let's continue…present challenges. future predications. Got me thinking about some statistics I ran across concerning the brain drain of baby boomer aged executives and leaders retiring over the next few years.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

Year by Topic You can also go the other way to see things like selecting Twitter and you can see that the associated years are: 2009 2020 2008 2020? 2006 2010 2007 Does the associated years for SharePoint suggest it's a technology for the future? 2010 2015 2011 2013 You can pretty much do this endlessly. I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training.

U.S. on Track to Meet High School Grad Rate Goal

CLO Magazine

A new report found that high school graduation rates are on the upswing and on pace to hit a long-sought goal by 2020. is on track to meet the national high school graduation goal of 90 percent by the class of 2020. As a result, more than 200,000 additional students received diplomas in 2010 than in 2006. percent in 2010. percent in 2010, according to the study.