Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for E-Learning, 2006

Published: 05 July 2006

ID: G00141123

Analyst(s): Lou Latham, Kenneth Chin, Mark R. Gilbert, Karen M. Shegda, Debra Logan, Van Baker , Allen Weiner, Jeffrey Mann, Rita E. Knox, Matthew Cain, Gene Phifer , Tom Eid, Nikos Drakos , Mike McGuire , Ray Wagner, James Lundy, Waldir Arevolo De Azevedo Filho, Eric Ouellet


Gartner's 2006 Hype Cycle for E-Learning shows the maturity level of various e-learning technologies. Before investing in e-learning more aggressively, understand the risks and rewards of each technology.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Podcasting
    • Immersive "Edutainment"
    • Mobile E-Learning
  • At the Peak
    • Authoring Suites
    • Smart Enterprise Suites
    • Learning Analytics
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Web Services for E-Learning
    • E-Learning Suites
    • Expertise Location and Management
    • Learning Content Management Systems
    • Virtual Classrooms
    • Digital Rights Management (Enterprise)
  • Climbing the Slope
    • E-Learning Application Service Providers
    • E-Learning Integration
    • Application Simulation Tools
    • Web Conferencing
    • Enterprise Content Management
    • Programming-Free Authoring Tools
    • Learning Management Systems
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Embedded Just-in-Time E-Learning
    • Off-the-Shelf Content Courseware
    • Self-Paced IT Courseware
  • Appendices
    • Previous Iteration of the Hype Cycle
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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