In remarks during the closing session at The eLearning Guild's DevLearn 2010 Conference today, Aaron Silvers alerted attendees to a coming initiative of ADL. Silvers, the Community Manager for ADL, was speaking on a pattern in social media, that of re-defining who or what we are, and our context.
The new initiative is part of this pattern, with far-reaching effects. ADL will continue to support SCORM. However, ADL recognizes the need to enable social learning, mobile learning, augmented reality, and forms we don't even know about yet.
Silvers told the audience, "The more we share and comment, the more we learn." He urged the listeners to "trump theory," and to build relationships through the vicarious exchange of knowledge. He explained that the focus of the new initiative, which will be further defined in coming weeks, is on the design of these future experiences, rather than on the architecture. The intent is to spur innovation in learning technology, especially in the area of community-oriented technology.