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Top Three Learning Management Trends for 2011
Learning management is a growing market in certain geographical areas and within specific industries. The availability of mobile and collaborative learning

e docs  [CSCL] and more recently E-learning 2.0), allowing users to learn via the Internet and collaborate with others—to a certain degree. However, today’s collaboration tools , such as Adobe ConnectNow , Google Docs , Facebook —to name a few—have expanded on the earlier e-learning concepts, enabling users to not only view spreadsheets and presentations, but also easily share project files, collaborate on documents, and more. These tools can be leveraged for collaborative study with other employees or

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