My friend +Sandra Sinfield commented on my first post - referred to stepping back from e-learning to think about Office. I think the way forward for many academics is to move forward with both. What I find exciting about the new developments from Google and Microsoft in on-line document tools is that they break down that distinction even more.
For some years I have been working with academics who do not see themselves as doing e-learning but are interesting improving their work effectiveness. What I stress is that many of the tools that help me to be effective - also enable me to share things with a variety of audiences, from my calendar for arranging meetings to my current documents, bookmarks, reading etc.
Often I use blogs for purely selfish reasons - they are a very effective way of storing information - sharing is an added extra - or is it the other way round, I forget.