Think about it. Where’s the opportunity in your field? Mainstream, or new ideas on the sides and ends? Where are you aiming?

Tony Karrer at eLearning Technology notes that new eLearning startups are looking beyond the traditional:

Today the startups in eLearning sit in smaller niches or by attacking tangential opportunities in eLearning. They are going after things like:

  • specialized tools and content that meet particular industry or audience needs
  • games and simulations
  • Web 2.0 approaches that leverage distributed content creation, social aspects as part of learning, collaborative learning and editing.

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Tim Berry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software and Bplans.com. Follow him on Twitter @Timberry.