What’s the next buzzword?

I was perusing an old list of potential column topics, and came across one that asked about MOOCs. Now, you probably recognize that the term is pretty much evaporated from any list of top L&D concerns. That’s kind of funny, to me (ok, so you may question my sense of humor).  And it makes me wonder what topics are current and are on the horizon. What is the coming buzzword?

I talked in a column about the problem with chasing shiny objects. In short, it’s easy to get swayed by the latest hot topic, and want to be seen to be on top of things. But, as I’ve said repeatedly, a gilded dud is still a dud. If we get the core right first, then we can move on to see what’s real. And, of course, we need to dig into the real affordances, not just the hype (PowerPoint in Second Life, anyone?).

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