The Hottest eLearning Buzzwords for 2018 – Part 01: Honorable Mentions

Buzzwords and clichés – those are stock and trade. There’s nothing wrong with them.

~ Michael Nesmith

Love them or hate them, buzzwords are a fact of life. Here one year, gone the next, they emerge from the public conversations we have in our professional lives, and the eLearning profession is no exception to the buzzword phenomenon.

This article is the first of three posts that present the cold hard results of a search for the hottest buzzwords eLearning professionals are using in 2018. The goal was not to chart or predict trends, which has been well addressed elsewhere (cf. Suresh Kumar), but to find out the terms most used by eLearning professional today.

While not a scientific study, information on buzzwords was collected in a systematic manner. Candidate buzzwords were gleaned from a Google search of eLearning posts between January 1, 2018 and August 18, 2018. The prospective buzzwords were entered into Excel and then ranked according to their frequency.

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