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eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008

Tony Karrer

Tools for Personal Learning eLearning Trend #5 - Course and Courseware Fading - The Future of eLearning eLearning Trend #6 - Emergent Systems - Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System , Future Platforms for eLearning eLearning Trend #7 - Composition, Add-ins, Mash-ups - Incredibly Cool! See also - Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 I was talking with someone last night who asked me what some of the bigger eLearning Trends were. told him about eLearning 2.0 and the move to DIY. and eLearning 1.0 vs. 2.0 Does a Learner WANT an LMS?

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007. Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Wow, what a great list from 2006, I'm glad I have that saved somewhere. ;) So how about in here's a random list of things from 2007: My 10 year old son edited Wikipedia - A Fourth Grader Wikipedia Update and added value. The Big Question is back.

Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

Respondus StudyMate is a Windows authoring tool that lets you create numerous Flash-based activities and games using four simple templates. StudyMate provides an authoring environment that requires no experience with Flash programming, game design, or HTML. Rapid Intake Flashform Rapid eLearning Studio creates interactive Flash-based AICC or SCORM-conformant e-learning courseware. Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received. This tool is listed at the bottom. client wanted to create online quizzes that would live inside of a larger site.

236 Open Courseware Collections, Podcasts and Videos

ZaidLearn

Connexions Connexions is a rapidly growing collection of free scholarly materials and a powerful set of free software tools to help authors publish and collaborate instructors rapidly build and share custom courses learners explore the links among concepts, courses, and disciplines. It uses Web 2.0 It is true to MIT's values of excellence, innovation, and leadership. Thanks Stephen Downes!

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Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. Courseware Authoring Tool Satisfaction - Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction - I'm only showing tools with 15 or more evaluations. Impatica Inc.

OpenOffice Impress - a rapid tool?

Learning Rocks

It is entirely possible to create blogs, wikis, elearning courseware and even LMSs for free. I've just noticed that OpenOffice Impress , the counterpart to the well used 'authoring tool' PowerPoint, has the option to output to Flash directly. The open source movement supports pretty much all we have to offer. To design your projects you can replace Adobe with a range of sophisticated desktop apps such as GIMP , Nvu/ Kompozer , Inkscape , Audacity and so on. has anyone used that feature? How easily can this be "SCORMed"? Anyone tried that? rapid tools open source tools flash

eLearning Solutions

Tony Karrer

Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Shift in eLearning Solutions from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Direction of eLearning Solutions - Emergence or Big System Future Platforms for eLearning Solutions View of eLearning Development Software - Ease vs. Power Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition in eLearning Solutions Rapid eLearning Tools Virtual Classroom Instruction - Resources Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools Posts on eLearning Solutions: What is Rapid eLearning?

Keeping Interactivity at the Center of Rapid Development

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

What we DON'T need in the industry, Bryan argued at a recent webinar, is a faster way to create page-turning courseware! Bryan Chapman is Chief Learning Strategist at Chapman Alliance. Formerly he was the Director of Research and Strategy for independent research and consulting firm Brandon Hall Research. Does it have to be that way? According to Bryan, the answer is an emphatic “No.”

eLearning 2.0 Presentation - ASTD OC

Tony Karrer

Tools Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 I'm trying Slideshare for the first time. I've embedded the presentation from last week that I mentioned before. SlideShare Link A few posts that go along with the content: Delicious Upgrade Have Work and Learning Changed or the Way We Do Work and Learning? Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes) What is eLearning 2.0? eLearning 1.0, 1.3 and 2.0 Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0 Web 2.0

eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Posts on eLearning Tools: What is Rapid eLearning?

Mahalo Social (Human-Powered Search)

ZaidLearn

Save time Discover great new links Spend time enjoying great content instead of looking for it Say goodbye to spam, mediocre content, and deceptive sites Mahalo focus on the areas where traditional search engines struggle.more Mahalo will link you to : Sites that are considered authorities in their field (i.e. Mahalo Mahalo Social Mahalo Follow Reference - Mahalo (Jane Knight) MAHALO? JUICE?

Mahalo Social (Human-Powered Search)

ZaidLearn

Save time Discover great new links Spend time enjoying great content instead of looking for it Say goodbye to spam, mediocre content, and deceptive sites Mahalo focus on the areas where traditional search engines struggle.more Mahalo will link you to : Sites that are considered authorities in their field (i.e. Mahalo Mahalo Social Mahalo Follow Reference - Mahalo (Jane Knight) MAHALO? JUICE?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning Welcome to stop #3 of The Karl Kapp Games, Gadgets, and Gizmos Virtual World Book Tour. So instructional designers need to move beyond being able to design courseware. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tom beat me to the punch. Cheat codes and all.

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eLearning 2.0

Tony Karrer

Start-Up Guides Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 eLearning 2.0 The following are the best posts from my blog on eLearning 2.0 as of 2007/04/01. will attempt to update periodically to continue to keep this up to date. Starting Point: What is eLearning 2.0? eLearning 1.0, 1.3 and 2.0 Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0 Practical Suggestions: Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Tools - A Summary Issues: eLearning 2.0:

The eLearning Guild's FREE eBooks (Yummy!)

ZaidLearn

162 Tips and Tricks forWorking with e-Learning Tools In October and November 2007, The eLearning Guild conducted a survey of its members, asking for their favorite tips for using software to create e-Learning. Link to eLearning Guild's FREE eBooks WHAT? eBooks from The eLearning Guild are guaranteed to put a wealth of information at your fingertips! The Guild has two formats for eBooks.

eLearning Software

Tony Karrer

eLearning Software posts: eLearning Software Tools Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Software Satisfaction - Satisfaction survey results for eLearning Software. eLearning Software Trends Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups - How eLearning Software is changing based on Web 2.0 Shift in eLearning Software Approaches from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids - An alternative eLearning Software approach. eLearning Software Satisfaction (More) - follow-up on satisfaction results for eLearning Software. What is Rapid eLearning Software?

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

Start-Up Guides 1,368 1 22 eLearning 1.0 vs. 2.0 - Help Needed 1,206 17 21 Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment 1,199 3 23 Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction 1,155 8 6 Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Given the nomination , I'm not sure how much new traffic will come to check out this blog, but I know that it's always hard to come to a blog and get a sense of what the person talks about. This is the reason I created the First Time Visitor's Guide. However, it's been a while since I last updated this page. bookmarks. See another sort below. and eLearning 2.0

Rapid downloads for free rapid e-learning e-book

Clive on Learning

Here are two definitions I found which endorse this view: "Rapid e-learning is courseware (live or self-paced) developed in less than three weeks, where SMEs act as the primary development resource." LTI Magazine "Rapid e-learning is web -based training programmes that can be created in a few weeks and which are authored largely by SMEs." I'm enjoying Tom Kuhlman's new Rapid e-Learning Blog. So useful, in fact, that some 6000 people had downloaded it within 24 hours. If you haven't picked up your copy, then it's a good read.

Use of Wikis as Compared to Other Tools

Tony Karrer

It gives some interesting indications: Number of evaluations by eLearningGuild Members of the use of the types of tools: Courseware authoring tools - 4,000 Rapid eLearning authoring tools - 3,000 MediaWiki - 40 users This analysis is very crude as compared to the rich data. For an upcoming panel session that will be looking at where eLearning is going, I was trying to get a ballpark sense of how much eLearning is being done with various tools as an indicator of where we stand in terms of adoption of eLearning 1.0, 1.3 and 2.0. kind of approach

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 16, 2007 eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0? These learners would go through online courseware for about 6 hours that would teach them about the software and test them using simulations. Once all five people were done with the courseware, the instructor would schedule a WebEx and go through the questions. Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Take the Survey! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Activity in Last Six Months

Tony Karrer

Better Questions for Learning Professionals Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Clark Aldrich - "Second Life is not a teaching tool" Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0 Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM Course and Courseware Fading - The Future of eLearning Web 2.0 I just updated my First Time Visitor Guide and I wanted to see what pages had been most visited over the past six months. found some interesting things (at least to me). Here are the 25 most visited pages.

eLearning 2.0 - Go Do It

Tony Karrer

Start-Up Guides Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Since my presentations last month at the Harvard Business School and at the eLearningGuild Annual Gathering, I've been getting several basic questions about what Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 really are. I've been trying to answer these questions by pointing people to various descriptions I've provided in the past such as: What is eLearning 2.0? eLearning 1.0, 1.3 and 2.0 Law #1: You will NOT really understand Web 2.0

OER Articles, Reports, Sites and Tools (Getting Dizzy!)

ZaidLearn

PRODUCE & REMIX OER: Author and Modify This 60-minute tutorial provides information on and practical tasks in creating and modifying open content in an open process formats that can be published as open educational resources and tools, that support this process how to use standards and metadata. In fact, most of the time, the content is protected by copyrights not allowing reproduction.

OER Articles, Reports, Sites and Tools (Getting Dizzy!)

ZaidLearn

PRODUCE & REMIX OER: Author and Modify This 60-minute tutorial provides information on and practical tasks in creating and modifying open content in an open process formats that can be published as open educational resources and tools, that support this process how to use standards and metadata. In fact, most of the time, the content is protected by copyrights not allowing reproduction.

Innovation Geography Based and Innovation in eLearning

Tony Karrer

Interestingly, I used to be involved in many more projects that indicated where next generation tools would be coming from (lots of us built authoring tools and LMS products from scratch before the right tools were available). Because I believe that innovation in classic eLearning (courseware based) is lessening and the opportunities are going to fall to providing open-source, free-hosted and other commodity type solutions. The answer may be "No" - because we are all still so focused on courseware that we can cross the chasm over to more innovative solutions

Rapid e-learning is swimming in too small a pond

Clive on Learning

After all, LTI Magazine defined raid e-learning as "courseware (live or self-paced) developed in less than three weeks, where SMEs act as the primary development resource". Bersin used a similar definition: "Web-based training programmes that can be created in a few weeks and which are authored largely by SMEs". They both refer to the authors of this rapid content as being SMEs. I attended the panel discussion on 'the future of rapid e-learning tools' at the eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering in Boston today with a misunderstanding. Notice how similar these definitions are?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. If youre trying to design courseware for a varied audience that youre not even having face-to-face contact with, how do you incorporate learning styles into that? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Over the past week, Ive been seriously reviewing my own outdated assumptions (go here and here for more on that). Thoughts?

An Aha Moment - del.icio.us as Indicator of Valuable Content - Importantly My Content

Tony Karrer

That would have added to the results the following posts near the top: Course and Courseware Fading - The Future of eLearning eLearning Technology: Informal Learning - Let's Get Real eLearning Technology: Do You WANT an LMS? Since many bloggers haven't caught up with having their own First Time Visitor Guide this gives me one somewhat automatically (and I don't have to rely on the opinion of the author). I saw a post by Ray Sims that quoted Bill Ives writing: Putting my blog posts into del.icio.us This was a bit of an aha moment for me. What is eLearning 2.0? 3,256 0:04:50 9 84 2.

October (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

learning transcends typical time and space barriers, allowing students to access learning opportunities day and night from various corners of the world? 2) Categories of eLearning Author: George Siemens URL: [link] This paper attempts to present the categories, not procedures, of the elearning field. Author: Kathleen Christoph, Carrie E. Provide spaced reviews and varied practice. 7) The Need for Universal Design in Online Learning Environments (OLEs) Author: Roberts, K. (Originally posted in ELC on the 2nd November, 2004) Assalamu Alaikum wrt wbt & Greetings to ALL!

October (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

learning transcends typical time and space barriers, allowing students to access learning opportunities day and night from various corners of the world? 2) Categories of eLearning Author: George Siemens URL: [link] This paper attempts to present the categories, not procedures, of the elearning field. Author: Kathleen Christoph, Carrie E. Provide spaced reviews and varied practice. 7) The Need for Universal Design in Online Learning Environments (OLEs) Author: Roberts, K. (Originally posted in ELC on the 2nd November, 2004) Assalamu Alaikum wrt wbt & Greetings to ALL!

International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (2004)

ZaidLearn

Courseware should include a lot of examples and activities (including games). How to quickly develop new e-learning programs from off-the-shelf courseware or e-learning (using tested and proven e-learning providers such as SmartForce or Skillsoft) through bundling courses according to certain competency development skill sets. Since most of the pre-conference workshops were really about developing standards-based quality e-learning content, I presented briefly during the panel discussion about UNITAR's hybrid e-learning model, and our experience in courseware development.

International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (2004)

ZaidLearn

Courseware should include a lot of examples and activities (including games). How to quickly develop new e-learning programs from off-the-shelf courseware or e-learning (using tested and proven e-learning providers such as SmartForce or Skillsoft) through bundling courses according to certain competency development skill sets. Since most of the pre-conference workshops were really about developing standards-based quality e-learning content, I presented briefly during the panel discussion about UNITAR's hybrid e-learning model, and our experience in courseware development.

ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

ZaidLearn

Vawkr Content authoring tool? iSpring Free Web authoring tool alternative to FrontPage and Dreamweaver? Bubbl.us or MindMeister Easy-to-learn 3D authoring software tool? ZAP Reader Interactive courseware to improve my workplace skills? This post has been removed by the author. Under #23 Web authoring tool alternative to FrontPage and Dreamweaver? del.icio.us

OpenOffice Impress - a rapid tool?

Learning Rocks

It is entirely possible to create blogs, wikis, elearning courseware and even LMSs for free. I've just noticed that OpenOffice Impress , the counterpart to the well used 'authoring tool' PowerPoint, has the option to output to Flash directly. The open source movement supports pretty much all we have to offer. To design your projects you can replace Adobe with a range of sophisticated desktop apps such as GIMP , Nvu/ Kompozer , Inkscape , Audacity and so on. has anyone used that feature? How easily can this be "SCORMed"? Anyone tried that?