Recently, Training Zone asked learning conference organiser and guru Donald H Taylor to address the question, ‘does e-learning have a future?


Comment: Taylor’s answer – in a carefully worded article – is ‘no and yes’.  That seems nicely calculated to please everybody.


What he hints at – rightly – in his article is that it is not the delivery technology but the learning that’s important. In the last few years, technology has provided an increased range of methods by which both ‘structured’ and ‘unstructured’ learning materials can be delivered. Ultimately, it’s not how people receive these materials but how they use them that’s going to determine what sort of future ‘e-learning’ will have.