Time out for a brief rant about “blended learning”

I am scanning Twitter and ran across an item with a link to a post that purports to explain what “blended learning” is and why it is important.

Arrrgh. I hate that term.

And I’d argue it’s done more harm than good in the quest to get learning & development professionals to think more creatively and broadly about learning.

ALL learning is blended. It’s social, it requires applied practice and tapping into all sorts of forms of content. Why can’t we just stop this silly labeling nonsense and just declare that the entire organizational workplace is our learning environment – and that includes all the ‘blend’ of rich activities, connections and technologies that make up the workplace?

I’m done now. Thanks.