Ten years ago, just 9 percent of courses were delivered via
technology-based tools. Today, more than three times as much
instruction relies on technology. In its 2008 State of the
Industry report, ASTD described the situation this way:
Although traditional classroom instruction still occupies a
prominent space, learning professionals are turning to technology
to help streamline operations and deliver learning at less cost and
with greater reach.
Donald Kirkpatricks approach endeavored to measure a training
industry that was all classroom instruction, just about all the
time. But what about today, when learning moves into the workplace,
and programs are dotted with wikis, blogs, social nets, and
on-demand resources? It is risky to assume that all is well when so
much is new.