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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?

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.

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.

eLearning Authoring Tools

Tony Karrer

Authoring Tools Several questions came up recently around Authoring Tools and I wanted to point people to some past posts on authoring tools that I think serve as good foundation. eLearning Course Authoring Tools Satisfaction - More Articulate, Captivate, and Lectora Tops in Authoring Tool Satisfaction Course Authoring Tools and Rapid Authoring Tools Satisfaction Use of Wikis as Compared to Authoring Tools Rapid Authoring Tools Shift in Authoring Tool Use from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids 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 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?

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 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?

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:

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

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?

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

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.

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?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Edu-Gaming in the latest Escapist | Main | Article comparing new Mash-Up tools (Popfly, Pipes, Google) - thanks Sam Adkins » June 03, 2007 Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer. Read More] Tracked on June 05, 2007 at 01:11 AM Comments The comments to this entry are closed.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

This post has been removed by the author. Oh, and as I mentioned in a recent entry on my blog, Dont Make Me Think by Steve Krug is useful on the usability stakes - perhaps more so when you step from courseware and in to the wider field of elearning/performance support. 7:49 AM Cathy Moore said. This post has been removed by the author. 4:41 AM Amit Garg said. Or can we stop?

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LCB Question for December - Past Year, Present Challenges, Predictions

Tony Karrer

What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007? Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups What do you see as the biggest challenges for 2007? could answer this as the biggest challenges for Learning Professionals generally, and maybe I'll come back and do that, but for now, let me just write what I see as some of my bigger challenges in 2007. And if you are talking Reusable Learning Objects, Courseware Templates, Tracking Mechanisms, Content Management, etc. What are your predictions for 2007?

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org

The E-Learning Curve

Having discussed two key components of this Open Environment for E-learning; an XML-based authoring and content-generation tool, and an image-manipulation application, today I will discuss an XML-based productivity suite - a word processor, spreadsheet application, and presentation tool called OpenOffice.org. Now read on. Figure 1. References: OpenOffice.org version 3.x.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In some settings, free authoring tools may do better, but they probably won't get much traction in workplace training. I’m looking for the numbers on this, but I believe it’s true based on anecdotal evidence. Grade: B #8 - More Wiki Pages - Same Authored Minutes - Less Classroom Minutes I pretty much already said this, but I might as well mention it again. tools. As such, eLearning 2.0

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

In some settings, free authoring tools may do better, but they probably won't get much traction in workplace training. #7 - Niche Tools Emerge and Get Traction in Niches So the caveat to the above statement about the big players getting bigger is that I believe we will see more and more niche tools get traction. self-directed learning, quick wins and toolkits all suggest that more web pages - authored via wikis - will be the name of the game in 2009. Last year I laid out in January my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 tools.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Browse eLearning Content

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

Several times due to such business centric strategies, you even get limited to only creating certain kinds of content and dont have any other option as the companies I named have pre-established standards and strategies that you cannot really deviate from if you want to create courseware for them. Monday, March 23, 2009 Market Differences in eLearning Im a fan of the number 42. What gives.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

Learning Visions

eLearning vendors (those that design custom courseware) are often handed the course to be built. Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

My trans-Atlantic observations indicate that UK/Ireland courseware is more likely to be accessible and media-switching software more generally available. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Whats your take on using audio in eLearning? For or against? Really. Hello.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

Word of mouth." We review 150 developers in our custom content knowledge base and identified 550 vendors that produce custom courseware. Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The eLearning industry is a weird beast. How true Cammy.