Monday, December 31

Predictions for Learning in 2008

Happy New Year! As promised ...

The Big Question for January is:

What are your Predictions for Learning in 2008?

To help you get started, you might want to look back at the posts on last months big question and last year's predictions.

How to Respond:

Please post on your blog or put thoughts in a comment and I'll put a link to your post. You will get bonus points for:
  • Including a link to this post and even better include the Big Question logo.
  • In your comment, provide an HTML ready link that I can simply copy and paste. For example, Tony Karrer - My Aha Moments in 2007 is great. To do this simply use an anchor tag in your comment.
Posts So Far:


Benjamin Hamilton said...


I've posted my response to this question on my blog:

Manish Mohan said...

Here’s my take on what we can expect in the coming year. Would love to get your views on the blog about what you are seeing as potential trends for the coming year. Read more here.

Clark said...

I've popped my comments in my blog post: Clark Quinn's Learnets: 2008 Predictions for Learning. All the best, -- Clark

John W. Shaffer said...

Hi Tony.

I'm starting a brand new blog this year - Educational Technology Digest. I used to write Edtec Student's Daily but finally realized that me writing weekly or monthly did not really match the name. I hope to write much more regularly this year.

Anyway, I posted a few Learning Predictions for 2008 this evening.

Have a great 2008.


Wendy said...

I posted something in my blog.

Clive Shepherd said...

You'll find my predictions at

Stephanie Sandifer said...

A challenging question, but fun to explore the possibilities!

Here are my thoughts:

jay said...

Tony, my big questionable predictions are at

Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

Well, I wouldn't call them predictions, but they're at:

Gabe Anderson said...

Well, I kind of stole one of your predictions for mine, Tony, and sure, I'm biased, but I have to agree. :)

Here's my post:

"Articulate Will Dominate" in 2008

Peter Isackson said...

Why predict for one year only when you you can look five years ahead, at least concerning the key issue: the social web? And why predict at all without highlighting the fact that predicting is a precarious exercise?

That's what I've done on my blog (dedicated mainly to intercultural issues):
InterCultural Musings

Suzana Gutierrez said...

Hi, Tony

I like very much your 'big question' and decide to answer it and invite brazilian teachers to participate too.

My prediction is on my blog.

Suzana Gutierrez
best regards

Anonymous said...

Hi Tony!

Suzana Gutierrez/Brazil spreads your question in portuguese in her blog and I put my predictions for learning in 2008 here (sorry, in portuguese!)

by the way, have a nice year in 2008!

Dan McCarthy said...

Tony -

I have a leadership development blog, so I modified the big question to focus on predictions for leadership development:

Karl Kapp said...


Thanks for all your workin 2007 on ASTD and in the e-learning space!

Here is my post.

Kapp Notes: 2008 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges

Mark said...

Here is my $6 Trifecta for 2008

Oehlert's 2008 Predictions

Anonymous said...

Here's my post:

Christy Tucker: Predictions for E-Learning in 2008

Manish Gupta said...

Hello Tony,

Here is the title and the link for January's question - G-Cube: US Economy and e-Learning in 2008 and here is just the link -


Anonymous said...

Hi Tony!

I did my one (sorry, in portuguese!) here:

have a nice year in 2008!


Anonymous said...

Hi! Translating my post in Portuguese at Yahoo! Busca Educação (an education portal by Yahoo! Brasil):

* There will be an invasion of nanoblogs in the classroom, with tools such as Twittter

* Posting photos from mobile cameras will be an even more daily reality and will be used as activity for the classroom

Anonymous said...

I see two important learning trends as we head into 2008. First, there is a growing need for financial literacy and business acumen training in corporations of all types and sizes. As companies wrestle with revenue and profitability issues in an uncertain – possibly even recessionary – economy, they are being faced with the need to implement new strategies to drive sales or reduce costs. New strategies mean change, and change can cause confusion and resistance from employees, especially if it is not well understood. Smart companies are making sure that managers and employees have a keen understanding of the “business of the business”, including the ways that the company uses and makes money, how marketplace and operational strategies can impact the bottom line and where each department and job fits into the big picture. Business acumen is more than financial literacy (Business Acumen White Paper) – it’s the understanding of how strategies, decisions and actions drive financial success.

The second trend will be for the best companies to pay much more attention to talent leadership (Talent Leadership White Paper) – not just as a human resources department issue, but as a “learning” issue for managers throughout the company. Baby boomer retirements, fewer young people entering the workforce and significantly more local, national and global competition for talent is driving the need to have managers – at all levels and in all positions – take accountability for being effective talent leaders. Assuming that they already are good talent leaders will be a mistake. Companies are going to have to notch up the skills and motivation of managers through learning interventions.

Catherine Rezak
Cofounder and Chairman
Paradigm Learning

Anonymous said...

Hi Tony,
Here are my predictions for 2008.

Viplav Baxi - Predictions for 2008


Viplav Baxi
VP (Operations and Innovation)

bill7tx said...

My answer is in this week's Learning Solutions.

Unknown said...

2008 will be the year that e-learning finally recognizes its own potential.

This will occur upon the realization that neither the technology involved (current or future) nor traditional academic pedagogy can or should drive the practice of learning.

The epiphany will come when we recognize what the user/learner wants and when he/she drives our actions and solutions.