Clark Aldrich at The Learning Circuits Blog writes about how we might know when “formal e-learning hits the big time”.
He suggests three signs to watch for. The first, channels, relates to e-learning being visible in ways such as having its own category at Amazon. The second, piracy, would occur if e-learning courses were seen as sufficiently valuable to be illegally copied. The third, outrage, implies that e-learning would be having enough impact on education to warrant resistance from those threatened by the changes.
He suggests that we are not yet close to that point. I’m inclined to agree.