Availability: In my leisure time I like watching instructional videos on youtube whenever I need them. To be fair, they usually do not have higher order learning goals and are more psychomotor skills, such as learning a salsa move or how to plant chilis, but it is still great tool to gather information.
Reach & Social Learning: very positive experience with MOOCs.
Diversity: (of learners age, educational background, tech background, occupation, etc.), how to deal with people who are not used to learn in a self-regulated way, that is, motivate themselves, plan their schedule accordingly, know which learning strategy works best for them (in an online setting)?
Is digital learning an elite project?
Digital learning as a trend: The text "benefits of corporate digital learning" states that online learning is a trend in higher education. Yesterday I spoke with a teacher (secondary school in southern Germany) who told me that they did not even use a LMS in his school.
It will be a challenge to bring digital learning to the schools and to the learners, the earlier, the better.
On a personal level, I also find it challenging stay focused in a MOOC over various weeks, because in comparison to face-to-face settings, you have are fewer rituals and personal relationships with course participants.
I find the questions when and where to learn and who takes the responsibility very interesting with all the implication this has for L&D departments.
Didactic and learning strategies still matter, learning does not necessarily become easier, because of the fact that it is digital.
At the beginning of this course, I was not aware of the fact that diversity in terms of technical & educational background represents such a big problem for companies. I would like to learn more about how they face this issue.
Let people reflect on their learning behavior, so that they become more aware of what works for them and what does not work (metacognition) and design learning environments, that meet your employees preferences, if they are not reverse to proven learning theories (in an ideal world) and business objectives.