Last month Tony Karrer posted this interesting piece on the Business of Learning on his blog – eLearning Technology. It provoked a discussion on the topic with many different perspectives brought to bear.
To follow-up on that discussion, Tony organized a free webinar on the Future of Learning as a Business last week. The panelists included some well known personalities from the Learning industry like Josh Bersin, Jay Cross, Harold Jarche, Ray Jimenez, and David Wilkins amongst others. The webinar was meant to discuss how the future of learning as a business looks and what the training departments and training companies could do to ensure theirs. There was a special focus on ideas/solutions that could help Training Companies sell more.
I thank Tony for inviting Upside Learning to share/showcase what its Innovation and New Projects Team is focusing on these days. In that presentation I spoke about our focus on Simulations & Games, Mobile Learning, Integrated Accountability, and Social Learning. For those who missed or could not attend the conference – the recording is now available on Learn Trends.
It was a great learning experience listening to the wonderful speakers that Tony invited. Some of the information I heard was new while a lot of it confirmed what we have been discussing internally – which is quite reassuring.
I do plan a follow-up post as I put together my thoughts from the conference.