In 2001 -- the year that ASTD first asked people how their companies delivered training -- the split was 76% via classroom and 11.5% via technology. Fuqua School of Management professor Tony O'Driscoll believes that there are at least four issues that are marginalizing the classroom as training's primary channel to market. But more than anything else driving these trends, it is the realization that learning takes place 24-7 -- in the workplace, at home, and on the road -- that is changing the balance between classrooms and technology. The example of the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) should inspire any organization. IHG runs a virtual "leaders lounge" where hotel general managers and senior leaders from around the world share resources, help each other solve problems, and network on a regular basis. The lounge breaks down barriers to development by providing instant access to learning and to conversations with the CEO and the senior team.