We all know that the use of virtual classrooms, e-learning, and blended learning has gone beyond a trend to become an accepted and permanent part of the learning mix. It’s hard to find a subject that isn’t, in some form and at some level, taught online. With so much content and technology readily available, why don’t people seem to be learning more? And why do so many people feel like they’re being forced to learn online?
One of the answers is easy to identify. Virtual learning is NOT about the technology. Although organizations are spending money on technology, they’re rarely investing in resources that create effective learning environments. They’re treating virtual training and blended learning implementations as technology initiatives rather than change initiatives.