Having looked at several of the projecti…

Having looked at several of the projections resources I have found the ‘predictions’ section of e-learning.com to be one of the most interesting ones. The first reason for this is the breadth of learning technologies and trends that this source covers. The other reason is that while it attempts to predict trends for the coming year, it also highlights the development in how different technologies have been viewed and used over time by means of the hype curve.
The 2019 hype curve was created by using data analytics on twitter feeds of a number of influencers while past hype curves were created by the website authors only. As there is a hype curve for the last 4 years, readers can compare the accuracy of past predictions with the reality of their experience with the particular technology or area of e-learning. This makes the resource particularly useful to instructional designers and learning technology specialists, especially if they are considering using or implementing a particular technology in their professional context. Admittedly, educators who are not in direct contact with a range of e-learning technologies may not find the resource as valuable for their day to day teaching practice. I will come back to this site in the future to check how the hype curve for various technologies has changed and to see how my own assessment or ‘feeling’ about several areas of e-learning that I am interested in compare.