New York (USA), April 2008 - Elliot Masie, the American eLearning expert and director of the Masie Center, has recently formed an online community. It is called "LearningTown!", and its organizer describes is as a "vendor-neutral learning focused network". The "village for learning professionals" is sub-divided into special-interest groups such as mobile learning, nextgen learning, women and learning, boomer learning, and others.
Masie is well known for his Learning Trends blog, which contains mostly short, entertaining reports from the eLearning world. In under three weeks - as of 20 Apr 08 - he has been able to attract more than 3,300 people from almost seventy countries to join his new web effort.
It remains to be seen which medium proves to be the favorite, and what type of balance is established on LearningTown between the technical discussion and the desire for primarily social interaction.