Steve Wheeler published a post about the new concept of e-Learning 3.0. He described four key drivers that will enable this change:
While he may be correct in technical terms, the question remains, will it be used. I am afraid that a new divide will be opened. A divide between the people who want to collaborate and who want to use mobile technology, etc. to learn, and the people who consider learning to be (hard) work interfering with their leisure time. I am afraid that updating e-Learning 2.0 to the next version does require also an upgrade of the previous mindset of the potential users to mindset 3.0, with its prominent features:
If these features are not widely available, a few (10/100?) million people globally will race ahead towards e-Learning 4.0 while the majority maunders behind. To upgrade the mindset will be a major task to be carried out by schools, parents, and society as a whole.