Long live Learning!
So – it’s finally happened!
I’ve been banging on about this (my students will be heard sighing with relief) for a couple of years now – explaining the issues with prefixes before the -Learning word and the implications and restrictions it causes…
And now…. here’s the first strategic deletion of the "e" (that I’m aware of… if anyone else has done it – get out there and be celebrated!) – welcome to ELIG (although it still starts with an "e"!) the European Learning Industry Group:
"The E-Learning Industry Group is now the European Learning Industry
Group, a change that reflects a shift within the organization itself,
as well as within the learning industry.
“The term ‘e-learning’ has been overused,” said Joe Hegarty, Intel
Innovation Centres director of business operations. “Technology is now
clearly embedded in all modern learning solutions.”
He also said technology must be regarded as a partner in the evolution of the learning industry."
But… I’ve just explored the ELIG website and… there’s "e"s all over it…. from "e"-Learning Summits to their tag line: "Promoting e-Learning in Europe" !
Oh well – I guess it’s too much to drop the "e" entirely…. perhaps?? ;-(