Evolution of the Desk

For a couple of months now, a short video with the title ‘Evolution of the Desk’ is popping up all around the internet, showing how much our desk has changed since 1980 due to the technological advancements of the last decades.

Nowadays it’s impossible to imagine people learning without making use of  a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Besides from being a trip down memory lane, it shows quite well how much we have become familiar and dependent on just a few machines, including of course the smartphone, tablet and computer.

The technological advancements shown in the video have also made a large impact on the way we learn today and will do in the future. Nowadays it’s impossible to imagine people learning without making use of  a smartphone, tablet or computer.

And this development is stil going, and even stronger and faster than before, maybe best illustrated by some facts about the use of e-learning

  1. Online Corporate Training.
    The online corporate market is expected to grow by 13% per year up to 2017. Today, 77% of USA companies offer online corporate training to improve the professional development of their employees (source: eLearning Industry)
  2. MOOCs in Corporate Training.
    Currently 8% of companies use MOOCs, while another 7% consider to experiment with MOOCs. It is predicted that in the following two years this percentage will rise to 28% (source: eLearning Industry)
  3. Demand of eLearning Software And Services in 2015.
    The following statistics present what the small, mid-sized and large companies intend to purchase in 2015, based on the 2014 Training Industry Report.

    • 44% of companies intent to purchase online learning tools and systems
    • 41% of companies intent to purchase Learning Management Systems (LMSs)
    • 37% of companies intent to purchase authoring tools/systems (source: eLearning Industry)
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