It’s time to drop e-learning
Training zone has published an article urging that we drop the "e" in e-learning:
It’s time to drop e-learning. Let’s be specific. It’s time to drop the ‘e’ in e-learning.
It’s time to recognise that the ‘e’ carries the stigma of past hyperbole, puts some potential learners and managers off and smacks of a love of technology that has everything to do with content delivery, rather than individual learning.
I agree that change is required, but I don't think that a change in name is going to have an impact. What is really required is for those responsible (managers, trainers, etc.) to undergo some learning themselves.
Reminds me of the lyrics of John Lennon' song, Crippled Inside.
You can shine your shoes and wear a suit
You can comb your hair and look quite cute
You can hide your face behind a smile
One thing you can't hide
Is when you're crippled inside
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