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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. I haven’t done my list in a few years, but you can see my past lists from 2011 , 2009 , 2008 , and 2007. Even when I’m sporadic in posting, WordPress is a great tool for personal reflection. Personal Learning.

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Here’s some of what I pulled out.

Top 20 Tools 2007-2011

Jane Hart

As you will know I finalised the 5th Annual survey of Top 100 Tools for Learning in the middle of November 2011, and at that time placed the presentation on Slideshare. You will also know, Twitter topped the list again for the 3rd year running, although in 2008 it was only ranked 11th and in … Read the rest. Social learning

President Elect Brings Web 2.0 to the People

Kapp Notes

Well, we now know his is going to be using those tools in his presidency as well. tools.isn't it good enough for your learning and development department and your company to use these tools? We all know that President-elect Barack Obama used text messages and his web site to a distinct advantage in the election. Check out the entire article Obama launches Web site to reach public.

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Real Time Video Game Updates

Kapp Notes

Many technologies start in the video game world and then move into mainstream applications and tools. A powerful tool with real-time data is the immediate possibility of doing "what-if" scenarios quickly and effectively before deciding on a course of action. The game is NBA Live 09. Dynamic DNA emulates - with absolute precision - an NBA player in every sense of the word. Of course.

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Connectivism and the modern learner

E-Learning Provocateur

These days we have many excellent tools to do just that, and the modern learner is using them. Recently, I read a blog article about connectivism by Debora Gallo. Soon after, I attended a presentation about m-learning by Jan Herrington, in which she too mentioned connectivism. This got me thinking… I don’t know anything about connectivism! Theoretical foundations. Moving on.

NASA Jumps into the Game Development Universe

Kapp Notes

The game is Designed to enhance learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, the game would be designed to draw players into a synthetic environment that can serve as a powerful "hands-on" tool for teaching a range of complex subjects, officials said. Are you trying to "sell" games internally as a valid method of teaching content.

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Do we really need to design differently for the so called "Digital Natives"?

Kapp Notes

We can't lead them into a classroom and lecture to them on sales techniques after FORCING them to turn off computers, cell phones and other technologies.hey don't they use these technologies to schedule appointments, track customers and perform other job related tasks.perhaps we should incorporate those tools into the training process. Let me rant first. Yes, yes and yes. the answer is "Yes."

Gamer Rater: New and Improved

Kapp Notes

A while ago, I posted an assessment tool developed by Heather G. called Gamer Rater. The post Gamer 1.0, or 4.0? asked a series of questions to which one could answer to determine what level gamer you are. We had some issues with age so we have modified those elements, added some menu item information and made a few other cahnges. Give it a whirl and let me know what you think. again?)

Tell Me a Story

Kapp Notes

From a training perspective, the tools in that book can be quickly adapted to designing stories for learning. Karl asks Stephen Denning about the power of storytelling. Last week I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 5th Annual Kaplan-EduNeering Knowledge Summit (more about my speaking with Nadira Hira in another post.) I really enjoy these knowledge summits. What a great idea.

Yes, Ok, I Admit, I've Stayed at the Mayflower Hotel, but.

Kapp Notes

Currently, I am in San Franciso at the Kaplan-EduNeering Life Sciences Knowledge Exchange talking about Trends in Learning Managment and having a great time with EduNeering clients and learning how they are deploying Compliance Wire and other tools to improve thier operations and, again.signing books:) Here I am in San Fran signing books for a great audience. technologies.

Cost Consious Corporate Gift Idea

Kapp Notes

It reveals new methods and tools that are being used successfully in a variety of settings, including Flash mobs and cheat codes, video iPods, instant messaging and blogging. It is always so hard to determine what type of corporate gift is appropriate for clients, co-workers or your boss? What do you get them that is not too expensive but not too inexpensive, that is business-focused but not too business-focused. With these tough economic times, such decisions can be difficult. However, I think the perfect answer is Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. ,

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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2011

Experiencing eLearning

This is the fifth year that Jane Hart has been collecting lists of top tools for learning. I have contributed my lists in 2007 , 2008 , and 2009. You can contribute your top tools too. Google Reader is still my main tool for personal learning. is my blogging platform of choice and a great tool for personal reflection. I also back up bookmarks to Delicious, but especially after the disastrous transition to AVOS (a third of my bookmarks didn’t survive the migration), I’m so glad I don’t rely on Delicious as a primary tool.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Im not looking for the obtuse theory books. I prefer the get-down-and-dirty variety. Or can we stop?

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PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac: Inserting YouTube Videos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This week I'm going to show you how to do the same thing, but in PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac. From the Standard toolbar, select the Media tool and choose Insert Movie (if you do not see this toolbar, from the Menu bar, choose View > Toolbars > Standard ). Find the YouTube video you would like to insert into your PowerPoint presentation. Copy the URL for the video.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. Horizon Report 2008 The annual Horizon Report seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations. Elgg, Drupal, and Moodle -- the components of an online learning environment | FunnyMonkey - Tools for Teachers 59. Tools - A Summary : eLearning Technology 84. just reached 100. Web 2.0

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. My blog is really the hub of my thinking and activity, so by going back through posts for the 2008, it gives me a pretty good perspective on what's been happening inside my head during 2008. during 2008.

Learning styles don't exist

Clive on Learning

Obviously learner differences are important, but there are more significant issues than their personality and preferences, for example: their motivation to learn the subject in question (if the motivation's not there, it has to be stimulated); their prior knowledge of the subject (novices need more structure and support); the extent to which they've learned how to learn (independent learners will be much less demanding); And let's not forget that we also have to work within the constraints set by time, budget, facilities, equipment, tools and skills. You can guess which side I'm on.

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

Coffee and Design

Originally posted by Jane Heart’s Jane’s Pick of the Day: Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. The 8th annual survey is now open to find the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. A learning tool is defined as any software or online tool or service that you use either for your own personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning solutions. This annual list of learning tools has become very popular as it has been compiled from the contributions of learning professionals worldwide. Looking forward to it.

Learning Organization Dimensions

Clark Quinn

I note that it doesn’t seem to capture more about informal learning than just providing the environment, and no mention is made of tools or infrastructure. And your social networking tools will make very concrete any gaps in those. After my post on Improving Organizational Learning Infrastructure, Daan Assen suggested that it was too limited in reference to the broader Learning Organization picture. Clearly the label has some issues, as Stacy Doolittle also opined, suggesting architecture may be a better word than infrastructure. Anyone have an opinion?

Gadgets, games and gizmos for learning

Clive on Learning

It's the wrong tool for the times." " The solution, says Kapp is to communicate with gamers using the tools and methods with which they are most comfortable, i.e. gadgets, games and gizmos (by the way, from what I can see by checking some definitions online, a gizmo is the same as a gadget; presumably Karl couldn't resist the alliteration-fest). I've enjoyed reading Karl Kapp's Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning (Pfeiffer, 2007). It's been out a few months now, but I just got round to it. Karl quotes Bill Gates: "America's high schools are obsolete.

eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008

Tony Karrer

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. eLearning Trend #2 - Virtual Environments - see Second Life and Learning eLearning Trend #3 - Open Source and Free Tools eLearning Trend #4 - Do-It-Yourself Learning - see Disruptive Changes in Learning , Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 I told him about eLearning 2.0 and the move to DIY. and eLearning 1.0 vs. 2.0 Does a Learner WANT an LMS? However, this should be a good basis for diving in deeper

Learnlets » Game Development Tools

Clark Quinn

LMSs that kick ass:

Janet Clarey

Q: What social media tools is incorporating into their LMS? Q: What drove your decision to incorporate social media tools into your LMS? This week on the Friday series, LMSs that kick ass , I’ m pleased to feature ’s LearnCenter system. By way of background,’s primary customer base is corporate universities and their total number of registered ‘learners’ is reported at over 2,000,000 worldwide at several hundred organizations. So, they’re one of the big players among commercial learning management systems.

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free. Come to Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 if you want to: participate in a stridently unaffiliated event (no sponsors! November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free. Check out the line-up of catalysts at the Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 site. November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free. Jane Hart - 25 Free Tools Every Learning Professional Should Have in their Toolbox. Robin Good - Best Online Collaboration Tools for Learning. Attend a conference for troubled times. no toadies!). Structure?


How do you measure effectiveness when transitioning from presentation of content to a constructivist-based, distributed learning model?

Janet Clarey

I think social media tools are the better choice here for supporting the learner. powered by the tools that foster social experience. This is a question that I think has probably been answered by people much smarter than me. However, I’m working through the question in the context of a report I’ve just written about designing instruction for a multi-generational workforce. What triggered this is a post by Phil Sueper who writes about making simulations more collaborative and demanding. The missing link is that learning is embedded in social experiences.

Challenges 2008

Tony Karrer

This was a great exercise and the fact that I had not considered my big challenges for 2008 made it harder to do my Conference Planning for ASTD TechKnowledge 2008. So, when I look at 2008, some challenges jump out at me: Challenge #1 - How do I balance time spent between blogging, direct conversations, small group virtual conversations, small group networking, speaking at virtual conferences, speaking at conferences and writing? At the end of 2006, I spent some time thinking about 2007 and wrote a post challenges and predictions for 2007. So, here they are.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Predictions for 2008

Learning Visions

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 My Predictions for 2008 I wont deign to make grandiose predictions about the state of eLearning in the year 2008 as many have already done. My Predictions for Learning in 2008 are, well, more about expected outcomes for my own learning journey this year based on some key personal events on my near horizon. This will be very different. eLearnin.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Using SharePoint as Project System for Training Organization Quite a few people talked about how they were using SharePoint as a collaborative tool to work on projects. I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint. SharePoint is so flexible and the documentation for it is so big and diverse, that a big part of my goals have been to understand the different ways that training organizations are using SharePoint. In my post SharePoint Examples there are some great examples in the comments. This is a bit crude, but I thought that folks might find these interesting.

Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

use of Web 2.0 / social media for work and learning) is that organizations often have not established their policies or guidelines around the use of these tools. tools as part of our eLearning 2.0 One of the barriers commonly cited during my presentations around eLearning 2.0 (use Unfortunately, companies sticking their head in the sand doesn't do any good. Employees are using these things in some way. Companies need a policy. And most corporate guidelines out there around social media are fairly similar. If you have good articles, posts, etc. solutions?

Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer have organized the second annual free online conference: Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation 2008 November 17 - 21, 2008 | Online | Free Last year's conference had two thousand people from all over the world take part in the week-long conference. This year the conference has an incredible set of speakers and lots of opportunities to discuss the issues. Dave Wilkins - The Amazon Model and Forum Model - the intersection of LMS and Learning 2.0 It's online. And it's free.

2008 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big Question for January is "What are your Predictions for Learning in 2008?" The three questions, now modified for 2008, are: What will you remember most about 2007? What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2008? What are your predictions for 2008? What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2008? Which Superhero am I?

Summer Academy 2008 Bloomsburg University

Kapp Notes

PB Wiki Wikispaces Here are a couple of posts about cross-generational teaching: Consider Generational Learning Styles and Tools Technology Shapes Generations Also, here is a post about opening up my class up to the "at large" blog community which I did last summer. My role was to speak on the topic of "Understanding Digital Diversity." It took this workshop for us to meet.

Test SCORM Courses with an LMS

Tony Karrer

We are developing a SCORM or AICC compliant course either custom or using an authoring tool. This is created using whatever authoring tool we will be using and it will contain no content. We use our own so I can't vouch for these tools. This is less common these days, but it's good to know that there are tools at this level. I was just asked by someone about how they could test a course they were creating against a particular Learning Management System (LMS) (in this case Docent 6.5). This is something we run into fairly often. The question is what to do about it.

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