Staying on top of internet and other technology trends are important to understanding the future of social learning and learning management systems.
How individuals are using the internet and how countries are developing the infrastructure to support online growth is critical to how quickly people will adopt new online opportunities for shopping, learning, sharing photos, stay connected, etc.
The results of how people around the world are experiencing the online world may surprise you.
According to a recent study, not only does the US have a lower percentage of households with personal computers, but also offers slower bandwidth per user than countries such as Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Japan, and others.
So, which country uses the Internet best? Please take a look at the infographic below created by oedb.org :
There is no doubt that ranking in the top 10 means that the average citizen of that country has decent access to online information. What about everyone else?
My prediction that as the technology costs decrease and the value of online resources increase, countries not currently on the top 10 list above will be able to leap frog into the information age . This will allow more people, all over the world, to connect, share, and learn while leveraging lower cost resources than ever before.
Just look at how some African development companies have chosen social learning management systems to build a better foundation for the future.
The Information Age is upon us, but there is still a lot of room for growth. The world will get smaller, and our future will continue to look brighter.
Vice President, Business Development