Learning is the single most important tool for people, teams,
and companies that want to get fast and stay fast in the new
economy. Learn from two experienced leaders in the fields of
Web-based and corporate learning.
ESTEE SOLOMAN GRAY
Strategic E-learning Advisor, InterWise Inc.
Santa Clara, California
"When the day is done, I believe that we'll all be saying that live
e-learning was the Batman of the new economy - mostly cloaked
but always present. Cloaked in the sense that, with the Internet,
'learning' occurs automatically and is melded with 'doing.' That's
big shift from the days when educators packaged material and then
funneled it to learners. The trouble with that sys- tem was that
learners ended up with little sense of themselves doing what they
were learning about.
"E-technology changes that. With the Web, learning becomes
knowledge as practice - which is wonderful. No one wants to feel,
'Oh, I'm having a learning moment now.'
"So, where in the old economy, content was king, in the new
economy, context is king. You see that shift when a company uses
e-learning technology to teach people about new business
applications. And the Web also allows people to learn in
communities. There's a whole taxonomy of places on the Net - portal
exchanges, community sites, support sites - that mix business with
learning. No one talks about those places in terms of learning, but
that's why people go to them."
Estee Solomon Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) founded Congruity, a Palo
Alto-based technology-management consulting Þrm, before joining
InterWise Inc. InterWise is an e-learning company whose offerings
include InterWise Millennium, a program that provides live,
instructor-led learning via the Internet.