Some point out that eLearning is really about learning - which already has e integrated into learning - as it should.
Is e-learning still conceptually the same as e-mail - electronic-mail from the 70s? What is electronic learning?
Should we be developing a 'Digital Technologies and Services Learning Strategy'? Apart from being a mouthful does the term invite us to envision learning for the 2nd decade of the 21st Century?
Derek Wenmoth in eLearnings: Implementing a National Strategy for ICT in Education, 1998-2010 describes recent moves conceptually from connected eLearning to networked Virtual Learning and the development of the 'networked school'.
The Polytechnic also has a focus on a virtual campus and blended online and face-to-face learning.
Would a 'Networked Learning Strategy' be more appropriate than an 'eLearning Strategy'?
Conceptually networked learning appears to have broader connotations:
- face-to-face and online networking
- personal and professional learning networks
- learning communities and communities of practice
- national broadband networking of homes, workplaces, community centres with campuses
- connecting the physical, the virtual and the mobile
- networked cloud computing
Or is that a bridge too far? Everyone has just got used to eLearning :-)