In My End is My Beginning: E-learning at the Crossroads


  • Greg Blackburn IMC AG, Germany


E-learning taxonomy, Learner-centered learning, Education delivery, Interactive learning, Online instruction


The increasing popularity of e-learning does not refer to a specific educational method of instruction nor method of delivery. The design can have different meanings depending on the sophistication of the educational method employed, the resources made available, and the educator’s skills. Unfortunately the application of technology in education does not necessarily equate to effective forms of learning. The literature does not always provide clarity in defining a framework for educational technology initiatives. This paper suggests that such a taxonomy is necessary to establish distinct categories of e-learning between industrial models, bottom-up innovation and top-down institutionally-led changes. 

Author Biography

Greg Blackburn, IMC AG, Germany

Independent e-learning researcher and writer and senior business consultant for IMC AG, Germany.