Berlin (GER), December 2015 - (by Andreas von Oertzen) OEB 2015, the 21st edition of Berlin’s landmark international conference on technology-enhanced learning and training for the corporate, education, and public sectors, bore the title "Accelerating the Shift". In fact, the event saw some of the demands to accelerate the shift presented with great vehemence from the very beginning. They ranged from relatively well-known points such as true end-to-end connections and the right mix of peer-to-peer and top-down learning, to a concrete vision for change, improved scalability, and more influence for learning experts in the role of consultants.
The direction in which the accelerating shift will go remains to be seen with anticipation.
At some places during the presentations, the sentence came to mind, "When something online is free, you're not the customer, you're the product", taken from Andrew Lewis' sentence, "If you are not paying for it, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold."
Obviously, many people around the world are already working assiduously on the technological shift - possibly even faster than many are aware of - or like.