Learning 2.0: useless buzzword

By | January 31, 2006

What is the fascination people have with completely non-descriptive buzzwords? And buzzwords with version numbers?! What the heck is the point of that? That is completely faddish and just plain lazy.

Learning 2.0; Web 2.0 . . . I don’t have clue 1.0 what those are about without going and doing research. Something new about learning? Something new about the web? That’s the most I can get out of those.

At least older buzzwords gave you something to work with. For example, e-Learning: electronic learning — so… either learning about electronics or learning delivered electronically. Not completely descriptive, but at least something I can work with.

Some people are already talking about Learning 3.0, for crying out loud, and praising themselves for their forward thinking! (besides, what about Learning 2.5? Is 2.0 “bug-free”?) What the heck are you people talking about?!

We’re just trying to be too cute and trendy. The point of this industry is to be clear about our communications so people understand what we’re talking about. We should apply that to our internal discussions as well.

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