What has happened over the past decades is we now have a much better understanding of what e-learning can do and what it cannot do. We know what types of subjects are well taught online and which aren't. For example, we know that e-learning is well suited for delivering information and basic levels of education. It is widely used to deliver safety training, to introduce new employees to company policies, and to show step-by-step instructions. It is superb at teaching anything visual or physical such as photography, painting, exercise routines, and so forth.
"Our current teacher-centered framework is hard to challenge because it is familiar and because we are all products of what it delivers. But it prevents change and inhibits new architectures. I believe we need to deliberately create frameworks where experimentation, non-verbal communication systems, social networks, learn-by-doing, and other tools and concepts enhance our learning. This is happening in some places. The Idea Lab and other innovation centers practice much of what I am talking about. The corporate university has an opportunity to resist the “develop a curriculum” challenge and to break the habits and frameworks of traditional learning."