Thursday, January 1

Challenges Plans and Predictions for 2009

Happy New Year!

We had great response to last month's question - What Did You Learn about Learning in 2008? This was a great opportunity to look back at 2008. This month we are going to look forward.

Thus, for January the question is:


What are your
Challenges, Plans and Predictions for 2009?


The goal here is again to be a bit reflective.
  • What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year?
  • What are your major plans for the year?
  • What predictions do you have for the year?
You might want to take a look back at last month's posts and as well what people talked about in:
How to Respond:

Option 1 - Simply put your thoughts in a comment below. This may be hard given the complexity of the topic.

Option 2 -

Step 1 - Post in your blog (please link to this post).
Step 2 - Put a comment in this blog with an HTML ready link that I can simply copy and paste (an HTML anchor tag). I will only copy and past, thus, I would also recommend you include your NAME immediately before your link. So, it should look like:

Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0

or you could also include your blog name with something like:

Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 : eLearningTechnology

Posts so far (and read comments as well):

25 comments:

Sarah Stewart said...

Sarah Stewart: Sarah's Musings: http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com/2008/12/huge-challenge-for-me-in-2009.html

Blogger In Middle-earth said...

Happy New Year Tony!

Mine were few and simple. I did them on the 1st and chose to summarise only my predictions and hopes for 2009.

But I can summarise my plans and challenges right here.

My plans are to cope with the challenges.

My biggest challenge will be to spend less time writing blog posts!

Catchya later
from Middle-earth

Gillian Palmer said...

Gillian said: http://learningandqualifications.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/re-charged-and-de-clutteredre-charged-and-de-cluttered/

John Zurovchak said...

John Zurovchak Long Tail Learning Goodbye 2008, Hello 2009

Karyn Romeis said...

Karyn Romeis Predicting 2009?

Clark said...

Clark Quinn: Learnlets predictions.

gminks said...

Adventures in Corporate Education: Gina's answer to January's Big Question

Jeff said...

My predictions for 2009 at MinuteBio

Lee Graham said...

Lee Graham's eLearning 3.0 Blog: "Your Wish List for eLearning in 2009"

Leslie Ann Lovett, MSW, LCSW said...
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Leslie Ann Lovett, MSW, LCSW said...

Happy 2009 from Leslie http://heartofsocialwork.blogspot.com/

Anil Mammen said...
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Anil Mammen said...

Plans, Challenges, Predictions!

Bill said...

Design of Knowledge: 2009 is the Year that Training becomes an Evidence-Based Profession

Dan said...

Dan Roddy, Learning Rocks 2009 - Year of consumer e-learning

Karl Kapp said...

Kapp Notes: 2009 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges

Ingrid O'Sullivan said...

ThirdForce - Seven technologies we're predicting will impact 2009...

Geetha Krishnan said...

Geetha Krishnan: 2009 - Predictions, Challenges, Plans

Mark Burke said...

Mark T. Burke, Virtical Education: 2009 Challenges, Plans and Predictions

Kevin Thorn said...

Kevin Thorn: LearnNuggets Challenges,Plans,Predictions for 2009

Clive Shepherd said...

Clive Shepherd: Predictions for 2009 - http://clive-shepherd.blogspot.com/2009/01/big-question-predictions-for-2009.html

den said...

since 2008 the declination of the economy started.. maybe it will continue in 2009.. we have to challenge this big problem we will encounter...

Anthony said...

Hi Tony,
I've posted my answer in my blog, but since it's written in Spanish I'll post a translation here.
Feliz Año Nuevo!

Beginning with the challenges I face this year, without a doubt the biggest is achieving a healthy balance among the personal, family and professional aspects of my life. 2008 brought with it many changes, from an important increase in my work responsibilities (e-learning, corporate marketing and employer branding) to the birth of my daughter (my third). Another challenge continues to be the e-learning education/evangelization process within my company. And finally, I'm sure the world crisis will bring many new and unexpected challenges which I hope to be prepared for.

I have many plans for 2009, but in order to keep focused I'm concentrating on 4:

- Writing a blog
- Answering The Big Question every month
- Teaching
- Getting more exercise

And finally, my predictions... although this seems to be the easiest part for many, I always seem to have a hard time. Maybe there are too many things that still surprise me...

1. The crisis will change the perspective of many departments that up to now have been closed to anything not licensed by Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, etc. (up to now the only people that seem to openly promote the use of open source software in the corporate world are developers and network administrators).

2. Human Resources departments will have the opportunity to play an increasingly strategic role, given their importance in the adoption of social and collaboration tools.

3. Many Web 2.0 companies will merge, and many more will disappear, asa result of greater adoption by the corporate world - their quality and reliability expectations will lead to consolidation, where only the best will survive.

4. Big corporate software vendors will continue to increase their presence in the Web 2.0 tool space, but they will once again fail to match the functionality and versatility of open source alternatives.

globetrottingkerry said...

my thoughts here

Ankit Jain said...

Ankit Jain - A New Perspective to eLearning Prediction for 2009