I just finished a fascinating blog post by Michael Noble, CLO at my company. In this case, I’m not reposting for the company’s sake – I was geniunely intrigued by Noble’s takeaways from Masie’s.

Previously Now and in the Future
Learner recall Transactive memory (Sparrow)
Individual expertise Ambient intelligence (Oblinger)
Digital ADD Decision science (Begley)
Sports & entertainment heroes (models) Culture shift toward science & technology (Kamen)
One-time interventions Systems & systemic change (Clinton)
Expert-dictated design Mass customized learning (Hodgins, Schwahn, McGarvey)
Pedantic approaches Storytelling (Lithgow, Karet)
Teacher/student models Mentoring (Myers)
Classroom/podium models Spatial design, learning spaces (Fouchea, Vredevoogd)
Self-contained knowledge Cloud learning (Casserly, van Dam, Jindrich, Beaudry, Prabju)

Look at how learning development has changed (and think about how we’re approaching it vs. 50 years ago). How do we approach our clients, who may consider the ‘Cloud’ approach a fad? Or what do we say when she insists learners memorize key tasks that can easily be referred to in a job aid?