Keep your eye on the world of Search. There is deep interest from the user and the investment community in expanding the world of Search. Google continues to add new functionality. Twitter users are developing a broad set of search tools aimed at harvesting knowledge from one’s social network. Microsoft has rebranded their search as Bing and poured resources. And, my inbox is filled with recent venture notices from engines like Wowd and Yebol. Instructional designers will need to do some deep thinking about the role of Search in learning architectures.
From Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS #580, June 8, 2009: