If you’re looking to be a future leader or your business wants to create them then you must focus on professional development. In this case, learning technology and the past and future of it and how it’s evolved is important to understand. E-learning is one area, in particular, that’s gaining traction and continues to evolve and change as the years pass by.
It all started back in 1924 with the first “automatic teacher,” followed by the teaching machine in the 1950s. The 1960s were an exciting time for anyone looking to learn and develop because the first computer-based programs and training offerings were introduced and applied.
In the 1980s, it was becoming more common for high schools and colleges to use PCs in learning and teaching. Then, in 1995, the Internet became more widespread and eventually the concept of “cloud computing” was being thrown around and starting to take off.
In 2008, the first MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, were rolling out and many learners were taking advantage of these free options to take in new information. The LAAS courses are a collaborative and directed learning choice that is charged as subscriptions.
More recently, in 2014 there was a shift to mobile apps and social networks. They are, of course, still being used and continue to evolve today.
Nowadays, you can get excited and charged up about the new and innovative learning technologies that are up and coming. These include but are not limited to AI and virtual spaces and virtual reality. E-learning technology has come a long way. Understanding where it’s heading helps you stay on top of it and develop your knowledge and skills online.
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