Younger employees — like that new batch of college grads hitting the market right now — are going to be pushing employers to use Web 2.0 technologies on the job. And if their companies don’t start adopting them, younger workers will most likely just start using them on the sly
“People are bringing from home an expectation of how computing should be,” said Dennis Moore, a general manager with SAP, who also gave a keynote presentation Tuesday morning. “Ten or 20 years ago, people did not bring computing expectations to the office. Now people have better computer technologies at home. … People want to use their favorite technologies at work. They’re satisfying themselves and not waiting for IT.”
Now what might this do for the landscape that is affectionately known as learning – training – instructional design – courses – and such?
If workers – these digital natives – have a higher expectation of how technology ought to work and support them on their job … then what might we assume those expectations to be when it comes to their learning? Are we ISD-ers prepared now to meet these challenges (nope!)?
So then, what are we doing – or should be doing? … cuz’ chances are that most of us (and I’m counted among this number) are from the immigrant class.