* Alongside Formal Learning
o Blog as writing tool
o Wiki as a collaborative learning tool
* Editable reference materials (Wiki)
o Internal / External Product information
o Process information
o Sales scenarios
o Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) / support information
o Online reference / glossary
* Experience Capture
o New-hire blog
o Maintaining a “lab or project notebook”
* RSS Reader, Podcasts - Steady Drip
While these examples make sense and I've been using (and advocating the use of) wikis as fundamental tools within teams since 2003 ever since I ran across the Cisco Engineering Wiki which ran MoinMoin, I just don't get why folks are trying to lump in these core technologies as "e-learning."
RSS, Blog, Wikis, etc. are fundamental workplace tools in the same way that other tools (office applications, web applications, the Internet etc.) are also tools, but think of the absurdity of making a big deal of Excel as an "e-learning 1.0 tool."
Is it because corporate trainers (I am one now, so I can critique them) are so backward and 2.0-illiterate? Is that why this is a big deal? To me if you make the definition of "e-learning" so expansive (and yes, I realize there is overlap between e-learning and knowledge management but to classify knowledge management activities as learning seem silly) it makes the term almost meaningless. Yes, everything you do should be about learning and creating knowledge, but this is different from Learning with a Big-L and little-l learning. What am I missing here?