TV Evolves - Learning Evolves


As I develop my Keynote for Learning 2012, TV keeps popping into my mind.

Think of how much TV has changed in the last years.  When I was younger, the TV above was in my living room.  Yes, just Black and White.  But, more importantly, the TVMS - yes the TV Management System, was 3 networks and 2 local stations.

TV watching was done by schedule and everyone at once.  You watched for one hour at 8 PM on Sunday night, or no program.

Think of how it has changed. First the TV experience is different.  Bigger, colorful, almost feels 3D and placed in our rooms and sometimes mobile devices:

Plasma TV Panasonic TX-P 46 G 15 E Front

And, the management and timing of TV has switched to YOU - the viewer. You can watch a program via:

  • Scheduled Time
  • From 100 to 2,000 Channels on Cable/Satellite
  • From the DVR, VCR or Capture Capacity
  • On Demand from the Broadcaster
  • Streamed to your Laptop or Desktop or Smartphone
  • Even with Fast Forward to Get to YOUR Choices

Now, think of what that implies about the shifts in the world of Workplace Learning.

A few years ago, learning was a lot like the old TV at the top of this blog.

Now, learning is also shifting --- Learner Choice, On-Demand, Personalization, Collaborative/Social Ratings and more.

Let's look at today's TV Remote Control and imagine what Tomorrow's Learning Choice Device might enable:


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