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  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009
    [2009] Twitter Conference Ideas
    Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. Here are a few of the things we've been doing Twitter as Social Chat At both DevLearn and TechKnowledge , we created a hashtag and created a specific Twitter account that was the hub. Using TweetLater and GroupTweet anyone who sent a direct message to the hub account then broadcast to everyone following that account. We also encouraged everyone to put in the hashtag. Through twitter search you can see the various conversations going on. DevLearn was more successful because of the free Wifi.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009
    [2009] LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers
    I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? Generally 50-70%. How many of you actively use LinkedIn? Generally down to 10%. How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn. And I consider knowing how to effectively use LinkedIn to be a core Work Literacy.
  • BOZARTHZONE   |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
    [2009] 2009 Top Ten Tools for Learning Professionals
    Each year Jane Hart of the UK's Centre for Learning and Perfomance Technologies invites practitioners to submit their "Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals". Here's mine; be sure to check out the lists others have submitted. 1. iPhone. It completes me. Much more computer than phone, it’s on this list because of the apps (which count as “software”, I should think). Also excellent for settling barroom arguments, not that I’d know. 2. Google reader : Pops up on my IGoogle home page with everything I want to follow, with minimal clutter and fuss. 3. Very inexpensive., From Techsmith. 5. YouTube.
  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2009
    [2009] Challenges Plans and Predictions for 2009
    Thus, for January the question is: What are your Challenges, Plans and Predictions for 2009? Happy New Year! We had great response to last month's question - What Did You Learn about Learning in 2008? This was a great opportunity to look back at 2008. This month we are going to look forward. The goal here is again to be a bit reflective. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? What are your major plans for the year? What predictions do you have for the year? December 2006 - Past experiences. Present Challenge. Future Predictions.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] How do I learn to teach online?
    For some teachers, there are misconceptions about the process of teaching online. Some think it’s exactly the same as teaching in the classroom. Well, as a practitioner of both types of teaching I can attest that they are significantly different processes. So if you have never had the opportunity to be a student in an online course or have never had a mentor who can teach how to teach online then where do you gain the knowledge and skills? There are few different answers to this question. You could go to school to learn this material. That’s what I did. This document is fantastic.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] 8 Scary and Uncomfortable Reasons for the Growth of Virtual Worlds
    S top, proceed with caution. While I think there are many legitimate reasons why an organization should partake in virtual immersive environments (VIEs) for learning and collaboration, there are also some "less-than-comfortable" reasons organizations are leaning in this direction. Many times these reasons aren't discussed but they are just as valid in the minds of many. Pandemic(s) People are becoming more and more paranoid about contagious disease and these diseases are getting more and more pressing making people more nervous about "catching something." won't. Are these on target?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009
    [2009] ZaidLearn: Any Free Hosted CMS or LMS? (Yes, Obama Says!)
    Related Posts - Edu2.0 & LectureShare Can We Host and Facilitate Our Courses Online For Free? Are there any FREE Course/Learning Management Systems (C/LMS) out there that require no financial hardware, software and hosting investments? In other words, are the any free hosted C/LMS that we can explore and perhaps use? FREE HOSTED C/LMS? Features include: wiki content editing, course blogs, online grades, announcements, text messaging, Nfo mail, message boards, student journals, and chat. MyiCourse Provides tools for users to build, manage and deliver courses. How do they make money? IMAGINE!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010
    [2009] Top Posts of 2009
    Predictions for 2009. welcome your thoughts of what made these the most interesting posts of 2009.  Seeing all the top 10 lists, I thought I’d look at what the top 10 posts were for Learnlets (using Google Analytics), and I have to say that the responses were interesting, as some weren’t the ones I thought were most interesting. suspect that they’re the ones that other people pointed to most for a variety of reasons (including me pointing people to the Broken ID series beginning). Here’s the list: The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle. Learning Twitter Chat!
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009
    [2009] The Ten Commandments of eLearning
    We discovered ‘The Ten Commandments of eLearning” as elucidated by Cath Ellis and Clive Shepherd. We’ve decided to follow in the same vein and list our commandments. First off, we thought ten is too many to remember, so we cut it down to five. There are some similarities to Cath and Clive’s commandments but that is to be expected given the nature of this post. 1. Pedagogy First, Technology Second – Cath put it first on her list, we do as well. Use technology, leverage it, but always remember it’s a means to an end. Remember, technology can’t replace learning, only augment and support it. 2.
  • BUSINESS CASUAL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
    [2009] BusinessCasualBlog.com's Top 10 Articles for 2009.
    (courtesy wstera2 via creative commons-attrib-nc-sharealike) Yesterday I listed the top 5 "aha" moments I had about Learning in 2009. At the end of the article I also posted BusinessCasualBlog's Top 5 most read articles for 2009. But, yesterday's "most read" list was based on the tally by a niche community of Learning professionals at eLearningLearning.com. If, on the other hand, I look at a tally using Google analytics , a different list comes up. The Business Casual "Best Of" list according to Google: #1. The Change Curve On Death and Dying.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] The Big Question: What will workplace learning look like in 10 years?
    Can it be that time again? Another month of my life gone, another Big Question from the Learning Circuits Blog. And the questions don't get any easier do they? The problem with predictions is that they're almost impossible to make with any certainty. And if they cover too short a period, then it's easy for people to check back and prove you wrong. The good thing about ten year predictions is that absolutely no-one will remember that you made them. It's easy when projecting ahead to imagine a future which would be entirely of your liking. Wishful thinking is fun but it's hardly useful.
  • BOZARTHZONE   |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009
    [2009] The Myth of "Best Practices"
    I get lots of requests for list of "best practices".in in e-learning, in the virtual classroom, in instructional design, in classroom presentation. Here's the deal: there's no such thing. A "best practice" is best only in the precise, specific context in which it exists. don't recall who first offered this analogy, but think of it this way: what works in my marriage won't necessarily work in -- and may even damage -- yours. Even if moved from one situation to another very close one, the odds of transfer being made with practice intact is nil.
  • THE WRITERS GATEWAY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [2009] Free Session on Learner Centric Methodology Used in E-learning on September 19, 2009 at 11:30 AM IST
    The Instructional Designers Community of India  is hosting yet another free  learning session on September 19, 2009. This time the session is about Learner Centric Methodology used in E-learning. The session coverage would be: 1. What is LCM? 2. How does LCM help design effective learning? 3. What are the key principles of LCM? 4. How does LCM benefit stakeholders? 5. A case study based on LCM. LCM methodology will be explained using use cases/case studies. Audience Level : Advance. About the Speaker : Geeta  Bose heads a learning innovations and design company, Kern Learning Solutions.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [2009] What is a Learning Technologist?
    Learning Technologists are not always involved in purely online, distance, eLearning or mLearning, we are used to help improve and update face-to-face materials to either introduce a new technique or just to update a presentation, make it more 2009 and less 1999. The question "what is a Learning Technologist", I've finally realised, can be answerd differently based on who you ask, where they work, and what day of the week it is. We are also sometimes referred to as an Educational Technologist, but never as a Demonstrator. Does that make it any easier? No, how about this.
  • ELEMENT K BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [2009] The 2009 Edition of Top 100 Tools for Learning
    So it is high time that I give an update, and Jane has provided me the perfect excuse as she recently announced the final results of the 2009 edition of her survey of Tools for Learning. Here are the top 10 tools for 2009, with the number of votes each received. The growth of YouTube—not just in terms of the number of videos it serves up daily, but in how people perceive it—is evident by its climb from a modest 18th place in 2008 to 3rd in 2009. And another big climb is evident for SlideShare, which went from 31st in 2007 to 20th in 2008 to 7th in 2009. 159 Twitter.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010
    [2009] UpsideLMS wins THREE Awards at 2009 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards
    It was an exciting moment when Tom Werner of Brandon Hall started announcing the names of the winners for various categories in the online ceremony for the 2009 Excellence in Learning Technology Awards. We were informed that the UpsideLMS was a finalist in three categories and we were waiting to find out what award we were going to win. The final tally, for UpsideLMS, after the ceremony stood at an impressive – 1 GOLD, 2 SILVER: Best Advance. Learning Management Technology for Blended or Informal Learning. Best Advance. Social Learning Technology. Best Advance. Cheers!
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009
    [2009] Audio in E-Learning
    Audio is a powerful and impactful tool, but it is often used incorrectly within e-learning courses. recently had a discussion with Dan Bliton in his role at the Metro DC ASTD chapter about this topic, here is a small part of the interview. common question is "Should we have audio in the e-learning module that exactly matches the text on the screen?" The general answer is no. It’s not that you can’t learn from audio and text, it is just that the learning is more productive if the two are separate (audio that enhances what is on the screen not repeats it word-for-word). Here are some reasons why.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology
    Personal Learning Informal Learning Corporate eLearning eLearning Design Authoring Tools Rapid e-Learning Tools eLearning (e-Learning) e-Learning Software Blended e-Learning e-Learning Tools Learning Management Systems (LMS) e-Learning ROI and Metrics Search via eLearning Learning for first time visitors Thursday, September 10, 2009 eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology A reader sent a note asking my opinion on the vendor pricing in The Great eTrain Robbery? eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Or not.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
    [2009] Observe the Supreme Court, Become President, Negotiate Peace with Online Games
    Here are three games that can be used to teach the civics topics of how elections are conducted, how the Supreme Court functions and the complicated issues of the Middle East. Supreme Court Justices in the game Supreme Decision. Here is a free computer game for teenagers created with the help of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that helps explain what happens at the Supreme Court and its impact on the United States. Supreme Decision," the first of several planned web-based games, went online earlier this month as part of a project called Our Courts.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [2009] Upcoming Webinar: The Future of eLearning Content
    The Webinar is called " Future of eLearning Content " and is scheduled for December 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. This Thursday I am on a great panel doing a webinar for Meridian Knowledge Solutions. hope you can join me and this exciting panel. Short Description If you’re responsible for buying or managing your organization's training content, don’t miss this free, 45-minute online discussion. Register today at: URL HERE. Our panel of experts will riff about the ways learning management technology, mobile applications and social media will shape the elearning content you buy.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
    [2009] Moodle is an Airport, Not a Total Solution!
    No, it is not an Airport! It is more like a space station ! If you ask a true learning professional, he or she will probably articulate Moodle as a virtual learning environment (VLE) , or course management system (CMS) , or worst case a learning management system (LMS). Whatever Moodle is, in this post Moodle is an 'Airport' (figurative speech that is!). However, I am not going to spend the rest of this post proving the 'Airport' theory, but I will share some of my experiences and ideas on how we can get the best from Moodle, and not fall into the pitfalls (that I have faced over the years).
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [2009] Trends in Learning
    Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. initially said - "Look at my blog," but when I looked, I realized it might be a bit harder than I thought to pull out the central themes. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. And the risk is pretty severe as described in the Business of Learning. Training Method Trends suggests that social learning tools are beginning to take off. are emerging.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
    [2009] Sales Team Portal for Content and Expert Access
    I wanted to share some discussions I've recently had around an interesting project where the company provided the sales team a collaboration, content distribution and expert access portal. Do you have a case study for me? I'm hoping to do a lot of case studies over the next 6-12 months looking at interesting examples of the use of social/informal/web 2.0 learning. If you have an example, please drop me an email: akarrer@techempower.com. Another example of this is: Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank. They are a large, distributed organization. They discussed iterations.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D-Example of Using SL for Education
    In the Learning in 3D class, students have created some great machinimas showing the use of a 3D virtual world for learning. Here is one of the first examples. This piece contrasts traditional education with the use of a virtual 3D world and shows how co-creation can be a powerful tool for learning within a virtual world. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009
    [2009] The Secret - Get 100.000+ Followers On Twitter In 24 Hours!
    ". Would you like to get 16,000 Followers in 90 days & Make Money doing it? ".more more THE SECRET Why think so small! If you first want to think really big, you might as well go for it for real. mean what is 16,000 followers (and in 90 days, come on! Peanuts, man!), even if it is a targeted audience to your personal, or company needs to generate traffic and revenue. Forget all the Twitter Gurus (for a few minutes!), and read carefully the secret to getting (Can't wait! Please, tell me know!). This means that if you follow one million, you will eventually get 100,000 followers. censored).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [2009] 2 Juicy Ways to Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint
    RealPlayer YouTube Video Wizard Format Factory Today we basically have FREE access to millions (if not billions) of videos on the Internet ( my personal favorites! ) , and surely among them you are going to find some mind stimulating videos that you would like to infuse into your face-to-face learning sessions (like this amazingly funny video: Learning English Pronunciation ). Now, I am going to share with you two (2) juicy ways to insert your favorite YouTube videos (or videos from other sites) into your PowerPoint presentations. So, how can we get the job done quickly?
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] #lrnchat - December 10, 2009
    #lrnchat December 10, 2009
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [2009] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Session hosted by Training Magazine. Effective design using PPT as a tool. Not PPT 101. But will talk about how to make instruction more engaging, interactive and interesting. Why PowerPoint? We have it. It’s cheap. It’s idiot proof. Pretty universal. Easy to deal with. Can do an awful lot with PPT. Info dumps are not instruction!
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] Bridging the e-learning skills gap
    This morning I presented on ‘the e-learning skills gap’ for a webinar run by the Learning and Skills Group (LSG). The LSG webinars are always well attended (this one attracted 120) and ably hosted by Don Taylor. recording of the webinar will be available here in due course, although there’s also a SlideShare version if you just want to flip through the slides. I was asked by Don at the end to identify three skills which all l&d professionals need to beef up on if they are to bridge the skills gap. Facilitation: the skills needed to run successful live online learning events.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [2009] Google Wonder Wheel & Other Search Options
    OK, apparently I have been oblivious in the last few months, because I didn’t even realize that Google had added a whole new set of search options. Click “Show options&# on any Google search results page to see what’s there. Google Wonder Wheel. The “Wonder Wheel&# is an interactive map with related searches. For “instructional design,&# the related searches shown include “instructional design models,&# “addie,&# and “instructional design courses.&# It might even be a way to help teach people how to come up with better search terms.
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Guild DevLearn 2009 Trip Report
    I received a very nice direct message from Shanta Rohse (@shantarohse) yesterday, alerting me that she'd used one of my DevLearn 2009 presentation slides in her recently featured blogpost in eLearning Magazine. I am super flattered that my "Hype Cycle.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
    [2009] Adopting Digital Game-based Learning: Why and How
    It’s everywhere – these varied conversations about learning games and the spending of millions of dollars to further the state of art in learning games. I’ve been on a similar tack; however, it’s quite obvious that most training departments don’t have the millions or even hundreds of thousands of dollars that are required for sophisticated learning game development nor do they have the many months it can take to develop a full-fledged game. Where do they start? What do they start with? It’s meant for organizations who want to get their feet wet with creating learning games.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [2009] Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank
    Looking at Capital City Bank from the outside, I wouldn’t have expected to find a great example of social learning inside. They are a solid, conservative bank. They have more than 1,100 associates spread out across Florida, Georgia and Alabama. recently had a great conversation with Becky Barch, a performance consultant at the Bank, about her smart application of discussion forum software from ElementK. The forum is targeted to a small group – loan/lending assistants. There are roughly 22 people in that role in at Capital City Bank. One person had become the “defacto associate help desk”.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] Missed Opportunities?
    I need your help. I’m supposed to be preparing for a panel session at DevLearn 2009. The panel description is: From Learning to Performance — Using Technology to Make It Happen Thursday November 12, 2009 01:15 PM Tridib Roy Chowdhury, Adobe Systems, Inc. But instead, I’m finding myself wondering what I’m going to be discussing with people. Ruth Clark, Clark Training & Consulting David Metcalf, University of Central Florida Lance Dublin, Dublin Consulting Joe Ganci, Dazzle Technologies Corp. Tony Karrer, TechEmpower, Inc. and learn some frameworks for execution. Please help.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [2009] Online Education: Better than the Classroom?
    A recent study issued by the United States Department of Education, titled Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning found that “ On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction. ” The study is a study of studies (meta-analysis), meaning they looked at many studies comparing online, face-to-face and blended learning and then drew conclusions. Of course it seems to come down to the fact that well design e-learning is good sound instruction. Another interesting and random-as it relates to this blog post-fact.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] What's On Your Screencast Gift Wish List for 2009?
    In the past, we've done gift lists for Screencasters in "2006":[link] and "2008":[link] It's time to compile the list for what to get your favorite screencaster for 2009. It's that time of year. And, I need your help! I'll get the list started for the screencasters on your 'nice' list: "Storyboard graph paper":[link] - perfect for planning your screencasts and stories. like that one side of the paper is a story board and the back side is just a dot grid if you need to map out bigger ideas without the constraint of the storyboard. And, here's where I need your help. Chime in!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Seed, feed, & weed
    In my presentation yesterday, I was talking about how to get informal learning going.  As many have noted, it’s about moving from a notion of being a builder, handcrafting (or mass-producing) solutions, to being a facilitator, nurturing the community to develop it’s own capabilities.  Jay Cross talks about the learnscape , while I term it the performance ecosystem. The point, however, is from the point of the view of the learner, all the resources needed are ‘to hand’  through every stage of knowledge work. But if you build it, they may not come. Networks take nurturing. 
  • THE BOGGS E-LEARNING CHRONICLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [2009] Top Picks for August 2009
    Below are the top picks for the Boggs e-Learning Chronicle's August '09 posts: e-Learning Lingo Podcast: SyberWorks e-Learning Lingo Podcast #102: Teleconferencing SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Series: SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast Discusses Performance Management in a Manufacturing Organization SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series: SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Episode #34: Interview with Dana Fine, Senior Instructional Designer at SyberWorks, Inc. Learning Management Systems: An article about e-Learning ROI. elearning. learning management systems.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009
    [2009] Workplace learning in 10 years
    The Learning Circuits Big Question for this month is: If you peer inside an organization in 10 years time and you look at how workplace learning is being supported by that organization, what will you see? To answer this question, I’ve organised my own two cents’ worth under six major banners… 1. The responsibility for e-learning development will decentralise across the organisation. In 10 years’ time, I believe organisations will rely less on external development houses to produce e-learning solutions, and instead bring more – if not all – of it in-house.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009
    [2009] Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog
    Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. T o implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning. The place to begin is by identifying a business objective that is vital to a corporate sponsor. New roles for former trainers. G et Out of the Training Business , my most recent column for Chief Learning Officer, called for the abolition of corporate training departments. Help me write the next installment. company.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009
    [2009] Blogs by Indian Learning Professionals and Companies
    Last December I posted top 10 blogs by learning professionals in India. Since then I have come across many other blogs by learning professionals and companies in India. Here are the blogs by learning professionals and companies in India that I read.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009
    [2009] Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?
    What's your take on using audio in eLearning? For or against? Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think it's broken if you don't? This has happened to me!) We've taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. We know to avoid narrating text word for word, for instance. You do know that, right?) As I'm ramping up in my new job, I'm talking with my new Kineo colleagues about everything under the sun. Really. In the UK, Mark tells me that audio is used sparingly. So why this difference, if it's indeed true?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] Seven Tips for an Easy and Effective LMS Switch
    recent survey on customers’ happiness with their LMS (conducted in Jan 2009, published in Mar 2009) by Bersin & Associates observed: “The study found that a significant proportion of LMS customers – fully one-quarter of customers – are dissatisfied with their systems and say they are likely to switch vendors within the next year.”  For an eLearning initiative to be successful, strong leaders and champions are needed in the organization. The LMS remains a key link in the success chain. Read on. The key point here is NOT to forget this is true. Some could be: a. Data migration.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [2009] Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points
    Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Session hosted by Training Magazine. Effective design using PPT as a tool. Not PPT 101. But will talk about how to make instruction more engaging, interactive and interesting. Why PowerPoint? We have it. It’s cheap. It’s idiot proof. Pretty universal. Easy to deal with. Many tools out there that still have to start with ppt Use it as a storyboarding tool, prototyping. Can do an awful lot with PPT. Creating asynchronous instruction. Info dumps are not instruction! How BAD can e-learning be? 73 slides of text.
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009
    December 1, 2009 to December 15, 2009. eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail - trainingwreck , December 13, 2009. Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009 - eLearning Learning Posts , December 2, 2009. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter - Adobe Captivate Blog , December 11, 2009. Dont Waste Your Time , December 10, 2009. Free-to-Use E-Learning Development 19: Techsmith Jing (Part 3) – Conclusions - The E-Learning Curve , December 8, 2009.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
    [2009] Adult learning shminciples
    In the global game of Corporate Bingo, the term “adult learning principles&# must be one of the most abused. It’s a convenient abstract that can whitewash a range of unsubstantiated claims and half-truths. But what exactly are adult learning principles? The theory. Malcolm Knowles is widely regarded as the father of adult learning. Since the 1960s, he articulated a distinction between pedagogy (the teaching of children) and andragogy (the teaching of adults). In a nutshell, andragogy boils down to 5 key assumptions: 1. Adult learners are self directed. 2. The real world. The ideal.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] Best Practices for Creating Online Courses
    There are many things to think about when creating eLearning. There’s no way that I can mention all of them in this post but I’d like to mention a few that come to the top of my mind. Course Outline / Storyboarding. Know the audience. Find good SMEs. Always create an outline of the course. Storyboarding allows you to structure content flow. Decide what knowledge/skills need to be taught first. SMEs can take a glance at the flow and content. Content creating will go more quickly. (it’s faster than creating content and then starting over). Learners scan, they don’t read.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2009
    [2009] Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009
    We decided to contribute to the 2009 list by sending in our own list of Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals. Jane Hart conducts annual surveys of the top 100 learning tools. Her site, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , has some wonderful resources on learning tools, social learning, and more. If you’ve not yet visited this website, I strongly recommend you do. So here’s a list of our favorite tools for creating custom content for clients: 1. Adobe Flash: It’s no wonder this is at the top of our list. Our team just loves it. 3. Please do share your favorite ones.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D Book Tour Start Date Announced
    It is official, the Learning in 3D book tour will start on January 11, 2010. We've got over 30 bloggers on the tour with a special Twitter hashtag of #lrn3d, a Twitter book give away, a 20% discount from the publisher and even a "prize" for folks that follow the entire tour and leave a comment on every blog. Details will be forthcoming. The tour promises to be an exciting event so get ready. The tour stops will be announced in the near future but I will tell you the first stop will be at the blog of the person that wrote the forward to the book, Ron Burns at ProtonMedia's blog.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Templates – 20 Resources
    Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts come through eLearning Learning that provide eLearning templates or toolkits or other kinds of interesting resources. And the list would be even better with help - see Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009
    [2009] Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009: The Final List
    Jane Hart released the final list of top 100 tools for learning 2009 last month. We contributed to this list and here’s the list of Our Top 10 Tools for Learning 2009. Here is a presentation put up by Jane on SlideShare : Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009. It’s been created based on responses from 278 learning professionals worldwide and has taken several months to compile. The Top 10 Tools are: 1.    Twitter. 2.    Delicious. 3.    YouTube. 4.    Google Reader. 5.    Google Docs. 6.    Wordpress. 7.    Slideshare. 8.    Google Search. View more documents from Jane Hart.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2009
    [2009] LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2
    Following on from my previous article , below I share some of the key messages that I drew from Day 2 at the LearnX Asia Pacific conference held recently in Sydney… Personal Professional Development: I expected the keynote by Stephen Downes to be the standout session of the event, and I was not disappointed. Instead of focusing on supporting the learning of others, Stephen shifted his focus to how e‑learning professionals can support their own learning. His premis is, bluntly, if you don’t take care of your own career, you risk losing it. Is m-learning just learning hype?
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
    [2009] Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter
    Most would agree that Twitter was one of the social networking phenomena of 2008, and has enjoyed exponential growth in popularity. The microblogging tool has obvious potential to be used in formal learning, both in traditional online classroom settings and - through mobile technologies - for mobile learners. Ever since I first began to use Twitter I have been thinking about how to harness the potential of microblogging for the benefits of my own students, and have tried out several ideas to exploit it already. Below are my 10 top uses of Twitter for education: 1.
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009
    [2009] Valuable Content - Views and Social Signals
    I just saw two posts by a couple of the nicest people out there: Nancy White - Most Viewed Posts First Quarter 2009 - What next? Nancy's top ten posts for Q1 according to various social signals were: Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience - Full Circle , March 23, 2009 CoP Series #6: Community Leadership in Learning - Full Circle , March 10, 2009 Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed - Full Circle , March 6, 2009 CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice? Portals and KM , March 18, 2009 Enterprise 2.0 eLearning Technology.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [2009] E-learning on a shoestring
    E-learning in the workplace used to be the preserve of the large corporate or public body. Only they were able to afford the necessarily substantial investments in learning platforms and content development and had the large audiences against which these investments could be amortised. And only these major employers had the specialist technical skills and large l&d departments needed to support these investments. Smaller organisations were essentially priced out. But this year we have seen a major shift. Many of my colleagues are doing the same.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Informal learning hot list for February 2009
    February 2009 Posts. February 2009 Keywords. Wouldn’t it be cool to let the wisdom of your crowd suggest things on the net that merit your attention? It beats threshing a barrage of chaff to locate the kernels of information you want. It’s a time-saver, time is money, and most of us could use more of it. Enter smart aggregation. The Informal Learning Flow aggregator is beginning to take social signals into account. As Tony Karrer explains , we are using what is happening: with the content out in the network. on the eLearning Learning. Hot List on Informal Learning.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
    [2009] The Finnish Education System Rocks! Why?
    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela FUTURE LEARNING FINLAND A couple of weeks back (16th September), I attended a Future Learning Finland one-day seminar & networking session. Finpro had invited a few dozen people from Malaysia for this session. Their goal was basically to share and market their world class Finnish education system and related educational products and services, and also gain more insight into the current and future learning trends and needs in Malaysia. Though, how come they invited me of all people? NOKIA!
  • THE BOGGS E-LEARNING CHRONICLE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] Preview of the 2009 Holiday Wrap-Up on the SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast Series
    Here's a sneak preview of our holiday wrap-up on the SyberWorks LMS. Learning Implementation Podcast Series. Have a listen. Audio Preview. Time: 23 Seconds. elearning. learning management systems. elearning podcasts. Competency Management. Dave Boggs SyberWorks, Inc. SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series. SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast Series e-Learning Lingo Podcast Series SyberWorks Training Center Learning Management System. Join the SyberWorks Learning Management Technology Group on Linkedin. Follow SyberWorks on Twitter.
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009
    [2009] Use Your Brain
    Experts at OEB 2009 called for caution. Willingham (2009). At Online Educa, I chaired a session on neuroscience and learning, Here’s a synopsis from Online Educa’s News Portal. “Use Your Brain!&# – Neuroscience and Education. euroscientists are progressing rapidly in their research into areas highly relevant to education. Educators are eager to learn about their discoveries. Numerous teachers already use “brain-based” programmes in order to enhance learning. But can neuroscience really help to improve teaching? By Andrea Marshall. Daniel T. Daniel T. Brain Rules.
  • BOZARTHZONE   |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Alternatives to Kirkpatrick
    While the Kirkpatrick taxonomy is something of a sacred cow in training circles—and much credit goes to Donald Kirkpatrick for being the first to attempt to apply intentional evaluation to workplace training efforts—it is not the only approach. Apart from being largely atheoretical and ascientific (hence, 'taxonomy', not 'model' or 'theory'), several critics find the Kirkpatrick taxonomy seriously flawed. Learners work within a system, and the Kirkpatrick taxonomy essentially attempts to isolate training efforts from the systems, context, and culture in which the learner operates.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009
    [2009] It's not enough to be a professional, you also have to act like one
    You wouldn't hire an interior designer only to inform.them that you've already chosen all the colour schemes and furnishings; you wouldn't engage an accountant and then explain to them the way you wanted them to process your figures; you wouldn't employ a fitness trainer and then tell them what to include in your workout; you wouldn't buy a dog and then insist on doing all the barking. You'd like a 6-hour e-learning package to train customer service staff to sell over the telephone? No problem. That's what we're here for, to meet your requirements. Hang on a minute.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
    [2009] Resources for Researching Virtual Worlds
    Recently, a number of individuals have inquired about resources for virtual world research. Here are some valuable links. Please add your own resources in the comments. Journal of Virtual World Research --Great resource. This journal has freely available PDF articles describing the vast amount of work being done in virtual worlds. Recently, the journal featured a number of articles on using virtual worlds in the field of Healthcare. Worlds for Study: Invitation - Virtual Worlds for Studying Real-World Business (and Law, and Politics, and Sociology, and.) by Robert J. Doodson “Alone Together?”
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 12/12/2009
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] A Few More Alternatives to Second Life
    With all the bad news in the virtual worlds space this week (read Not a Good Week for the Virtual World Space ), I wanted to point out that many healthy 3D virtual immersive environments still exist and more are coming on line daily. Here are three more virtual worlds to explore Blue Mars Hanging out in the visually rich Blue Mars Virtual Immersive Environment. Blue Mars features CryENGINE™2 powered graphics for highly realistic avatars and environments. The Blue Mars platform supports thousands of simultaneous users per region. Venuegen Hanging out in a coffee shop in Venuegen.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] Free Learning
    Free learning can come from groups like Work Literacy that provided a large online learning experience for free, or from LearnTrends that produces amazing content like LearnTrends 2009 for free. Harold Jarche had a great post If learning was free that raises questions that need to be continually asked by learning and development around the issues of Free. In the Business of Learning , I compared publishing and learning. Big publishers are having problems as the cost of distribution goes towards zero and as that brings along a ton of competition from the low end. is facing the same thing.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2009
    [2009] Using Gagne's 9 Events of Learning in e-Learning
    How well does Gagne’s Nine Events of Learning fit in e-learning? think it is a good fit, but in full disclosure, I do not always use all events or in the intended order. If you are not familiar with Gagne, here is a quick overview.   The following are examples of how I believe we can incorporate each event, although I have taken some interpretive liberties with each event. Then again, the events were not originally designed with e-learning in mind so some liberal interpretations must be made.      Gain attention – This works great in e-learning. Use of animation, audio, graphics, etc.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009
    [2009] Your favorite 2009 posts on Internet Time Blog
    eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. orporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. It’s cheaper: no travel, no facilities cost, no instructor salaries. This sort of fanciful thinking tripped up eLearning ten years ago. Informal Learning 2.0. I n the world of business, the era of networks is crowding out the Industrial Age. Network connections are replacing rigidity with flexibility, penetrating internal boundaries and silos and obliterating the walls that have separated businesses from their customers. In sum, networks are ushering in new ways of doing business.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like?
    As most of my posts these days are based on resources and my readings, I thought I’d continue with this I found (again) on Twitter: A Collection of PLE diagrams. Please look through all the ones listed (the list is growing daily so what I see now and, say, next month is going to be different) [.]. Blogging Facebook Generation Y mLearning PLE PLN Social Media Social Network Technology Twitter Web 3.0
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] Berlin Learning Video Fest
    ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN , the largest global e-learning conference for the corporate, education and public service sectors, is the key annual networking event for the international e-learning and technology-supported learning and training industry, attracting and bringing together experts in the vanguard of technology-enhanced learning from around the world. This December, we’re hosting a Learning Video Festival. The web is chock full of delightful, generally free video resources. You can learn how to fold a t-shirt in two seconds or study. What online video resources have you discovered?
  • LARS IS LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [2009] KnowHow to KnowNow
    What a difference one letter change makes to that old term “knowhow”. KnowHow meant retaining knowledge in your head so you could apply it at some undefined point in time in the future. While clearly there are basic skills and knowledge that we need to retain internally it is often a fallacy to think that short term, event driven training will be retained long enough, and in a good enough state, Tags: education Memory KnowNow UPS performance support
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
    [2009] Ultimately it’s line managers that determine the success of learning and development
    A week or two back I attended an interesting presentation, Great employers need great line managers , by John Purcell, Strategic Academic Adviser, Employment Relations for ACAS and a part-time Research Professor at Warwick University. Here are some notes I took: There is a gap between intended policies and actual practices. What matters is not the policy, but what employees actually experience. There are big variations in employee perceptions of the quality of line management behaviour in terms of people management. The lesson from all this evidence is quite clear.
  • BOZARTHZONE   |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009
    [2009] Final Version: E-Learning Buzzword Bingo Card
    Here 'tis, with thanks to all those who contributed (see original post and comments). I had more suggestions than spaces (especially loved Bex's "needs more cowbell") so if I compile enough maybe there'll be a Card 2. I am scared to think there might be that many buzzwords associated with e-learning, but fear there probably are
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
    [2009] Social Media Conversations
    This post is just a quick reminder of the beauty of interesting new social media conversations and social media relationships. Ken Allan and I have had several interesting exchanges via our blogs and around the eLearning Learning site. I'm not even sure what I would call Ken – it's somewhere in the peer, colleague, friend space. I've never met Ken and I don't think we've had a real-time conversation (apologies to Ken if that's not true). And the list of these kinds of relationships that I have is fairly long. But it's a beautiful relationship with wonderful conversations. Good luck with that.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
    [2009] ePorfolios Blogs and Audience Response Systems at Back to School Night
    I must say that many back-to-school nights are a bit painful. For those of you who are not familiar with this, it's an evening where you go to the school (without your children) and the teachers tell you a little bit about how they will approach the year. This year, I attended three different back-to-school nights for my three children (elementary, middle school and high school). Most teachers hand a sheet with all the information they plan to present (which is good because there are often lots of links and other helpful information). And then they proceed to walk through it. Any pointers?
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
    [2009] New online book on mobile learning -available for free download
    New online book on mobile learning -available for free download by Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney and Brian Ferry (editors), New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, 2009, 138p. ISBN: 978-1-74128-169-9 (online) Available: [link] It is fully downloadable from this site either as individual chapters or as the whole book in pdf form. Thanks to IAmLearn to send this new information around.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [2009] The King Kong List For Free Medical Online Resources!
    "A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession." - Martin H. Fischer After reading Dena White's excellent post on free health and medical online courses, I realized that I have yet to compile a juicy list of free medical online resources. Also, since I am now the e-Learning Manager for IMU (International Medical University) , it makes even more sense to do such a thing. Actually, I need to get my act together and smash together another juicy list right now! Let's start with. ppt) on medical related content.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
    [2009] Ten commandments of e-learning (content design)
    Cath Ellis recently set out her ten commandments of e-learning and this prompted me to try and articulate my own. Now e-learning's a big subject if you include all its many variants - formal and informal, synchronous and asynchronous and so on - and if you take into account all the issues relating to its management and marketing. So, what I've done is restrict my thoughts to the design of interactive, e-learning content, drawing heavily from the 60-minute masters : Structure into modules. Keep each module to one main idea. That's enough for most learners to cope with in one session.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management
    These are my live blogged notes from Harold Jarche’s LearnTrends session on Personal Knowledge Management. My side comments are in italics. Sense-making with PKM. When he moved to consulting and didn’t have an IT department and those resources, he realized he had to do something different. Idea from Will Richardson: what do you do when you read a blog post and come across an interesting few sentences? What do you do with that system? PKM is a set of problem-solving skills for work, focused on getting things done but not necessarily task focused. Too much information. Categorize.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009
    [2009] Mashups for Learning - 2009 - ASTD
    Site Map My ASTD Membership Store Home > Learning Circuits > 2009 > Mashups for Learning Mashups for Learning By Ryann K. Ellis Along with social networking, Gartner indentified enterprise mashups as one of its Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2009: “ Enterprises are now investigating taking mashups from cool web hobby to enterprise-class systems to augment their models for delivering and managing applications.&# However, while the workplace learning and performance community is familiar with social networking tools for learning, mashups are still a new concept for many.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
    [2009] Games lessons
    This week's Economist carried an interesting article about the use of video games at school. The article, Games Lessons , describes how Katie Salen, a games designer and professor of design and technology at Parsons The New School for Design, in New York, has taken the initiative in setting up Quest to Learn , "a new, taxpayer-funded school which is about to open its doors to pupils who will never suffer the indignity of snoring through double French but will, rather, spend their entire days playing games." It will be extremely interesting to see how they get on.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2008
    [2009] Futurist Top Ten for 2009 and Beyond
    Here are the editors top 10 forecasts from Outlook 2009: 1. The Society hopes this report, covering developments in business and economics, demography, energy, the environment, health and medicine, resources, society and values, and technology, will assist its readers in preparing for the challenges and opportunities in 2009 and beyond. The Outlook 2009 report was released as part of the November-December 2008 issue of THE FUTURIST magazine. Everything you say and do will be recorded by 2030. Humans will have nanoimplants, facilitating interaction in an omnipresent network.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
    [2009] Free Webinar - Models for Learning in a New World
    I'm doing a free webinar in a few weeks where I will be discussing some of the major trends that are affecting models of learning. think this will be an interesting discussion and I welcome your participation. Models for Learning in a New World This is a very interesting time to be a learning professional. Fragmentation of jobs, increasing concept work, and constant change all put a premium on learning. At the same time, we are seeing an explosion of information sources, greatly increased accessibility of experts and expertise around the world, and new tools emerging every day. Holly St.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
    [2009] Does Deliberative Practice Lead to Quick Proficiency?
    In Social Media Conversations , I posted the story of how this post came about. Briefly, I sent Ken Allan the following question: Any thoughts on how deliberative practice relates to becoming something less than an expert. It seems like it should be applicable to all levels of achievement, but everything I'm reading is the study of becoming an expert. Is that just aspirational, or is deliberative practice also studied for quick attainment of proficiency? And he responded with Proficiency and Deliberative Practice. In this case, I'm going to create a post out of it. Jack of all trades.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009
    [2009] Conference Report: Make it Personal, July 2009
    I started making notes of the key points I wanted to take away from today’s Conference at the University of Greenwich. Then I gave up and just listened instead. I was going to tweet my way through the various presentations, but with no open-access wifi available I was stuck with texting my tweets, which I decided [.]. Conferences Academia 2.0 Blogging Collaboration Conference eAssessment eDelivery eLearning PLN Presentation Social Network Technology Twitter Web 2.0 Web 3.0
  • BOZARTHZONE   |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2009
    [2009] E-Learning and the Panopticon
    Bentham developed the idea of the panopticon , a prison design that provided a single central point from which all prisoners/cells/activities could be observed. Many American shopping malls adopted this as a design guide, too.)Foucault Foucault wrote at length of the pervasiveness of the idea -- the need to observe and regulate -- as it extended to other institutions such as hospitals and schools. And it extends to a new realm, now. While the Dean could always drop by the traditional classroom, he/she didn't do it very often, and when it happened you knew he/she was there. That's it.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009
    [2009] Hosted vs. Behind-the-firewall LMS – How To Decide?
    Purchasing and implementing an LMS for your organization is a business-critical activity. And the wide number of choices available all around doesn’t make it any easier to decide which LMS fits your needs and of course, the bill. Adding to this dilemma is another level of decision making – whether to go for an OnDemand / SaaS / Hosted LMS service, or for a behind-the-firewall LMS deployment. Let me try to break this decision down into a few factors that’ll make it easier and more objective: Are you allowed to use hosted services? Is the LMS going to be all alone?
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] Two Free Online Conferences
    Learn Trends 2009 This morning I learned about two free online conferences, one focused on educational technology in K-12 schools, one more focused on corporate learning. The second is LearnTrends 2009 , November 17-19, with the theme of “Convergence in Workplace Learning.&# The first is the FETC Virtual Conference and Expo on October 22. haven’t attended this conference before, but it looks interesting and the price is right. This is geared mostly for K-12 teachers and leaders. Join the Ning group and register on the conference event page. Now What? Beyond Networks.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
    [2009] Blackboard vs. Moodle: a comparison
    As a user of Blackboard at Bournemouth University I have been involved in various discussion about it’s merit or lack of). These are usually started by someone who doesn’t like Blackboard, and probably hasn’t used it much either (or even tried?). They are usually fans of Moodle, even if they’ve not used it (but have talked [.]. Blackboard Moodle myBU PLN Technology University 2.0 VLE Web 2.0
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
    [2009] The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Think Small (Iterations, Action Maps, Storyboards, and Mini-Modules)
    Sumeet Moghe, 2009. We explored the waterfall approach towards elearning development in a prior post of this series. As you will notice in the above representation of the model, the issues are: Too much time gets spent in upfront design and planning when all of this is quite likely to change. Customers get to see working elearning pretty late in the process - as a consequence we run the risk of an endless cycle of amendments. Can we reduce flab in our analysis and design phase? Can we create more opportunities for customer feedback? believe the answer is a resounding "Yes!"
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
    [2009] Google Wave in education
    Continuing on from my first post on Google Wave: “What is Google Wave?&# I’ve been finding and reading (and printing, sorry trees) a fair bit of information. I can’t keep my mind ordered enough to remember where I’m putting it all, so I’ll put links and choice quotes below; The Complete Guide to Google Wave Not necessarily about [.].
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009
    [2009] Price Ranges for Learning Management Systems in 2009
    Home About me Price Ranges for Learning Management Systems in 2009 by Richard Nantel on June 1, 2009 In my last post, we looked at the average cost of learning management systems in 2009. This pricing data is based on the  92 commercial systems included in our online  LMS KnowledgeBase 2009: In-Depth Profiles of 90+ Learning Management Systems, with Custom Comparison Across 200+ Features. It’s wrong to assume that the average pricing listed in my last post is representative of what most LMS vendors charge. LMS pricing is all over the map. Shouldnt you?
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
    [2009] Network Skills
    So I was super excited when I saw that Nancy White, who helps me learn about all things communities and networks , posted a response to the New Skills for Learning Professionals Big Question for July 2009. But, I by no means consider myself an expert and find that I spend quite a bit of my time building my network skills so I can do this more effectively. When I looked at her first post, I was actually disappointed because it wasn't really about networks and communities. My disappointment was purely my own making. I've come to few realizations from the process. Meet once a month.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009
    [2009] Facebook Applications for Learning - 2009 - ASTD
    social_systems elearning2.0
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Identity & authenticity on the net
    At DevLearn 09, Mark Oehlert led several days of non-stop workshops on social learning. Here’s ten minutes on the topic of identity and authenticity. This is the first of a series of videos I shot for display at Online Educa.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
    [2009] Visual Display of Virtual Worlds
    Dipity Flipbook view of virtual worlds timeline. Here is a nifty resource for looking at the development of virtual worlds over time. It is created at the website Dipity which is an aggregator of content with a twist, the twist is that the content can have meta-data added to it to add meaning and to display it visually within a timeline, a list or a flipbook. So one can gather data from all over the web and place it into a neat timeline or even a visual flipbook.(as as has been done on a number of topics including virtual worlds and H1N1). Virtual Worlds on Dipity.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009
    [2009] Advantages of 3D for Learning
    Some thoughts on the advantages of 3D environments (virtual worlds) for learning. Advantages of 3D Immersive Learning Learner cues on visual, auditory and spatial elements of 3D environment which leads to better recall and application of learning. Learner rehearses on-the-job behavior in an environment as close to job environment as possible. Realistic learning environment) Allows learners at a distance to be in the same place to practice behaviors (not just online at the same time). Learners become emotionally involved in the learning due to realism. Sense of “being there” for the learner.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009
    [2009] Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar
    Kineo will be holding a free webinar on creating effective product knowledge e-learning on July 16th, 2009. The free Kineo webinar will use real case studies to demonstrate: Effective designs for product knowledge e-learning How to use sales scenarios as part of the learning Prototyping effectively How to use xml files to update product e-learning in a matter of minutes How to use games and challenges to motivate learners How to design and deliver a product portal The one hour webinar will be held at 3pm UK time/10am Eastern on July 16th, 2009.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter
    I’ve finally managed make a decent recording of my session at the Adobe Learning Summit. The session was titled ‘Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter’- and showcases a new idea around how we believe Captivate courses of the future can help bridge the gap between 'Classroom based training' and eLearning. Follow this link to view the demo (runs 18 mins). This makes use of a Captivate widget that we will be sharing with you in the near future. So, post viewing this session, if you find the idea interesting and would like a copy of the widget, please drop me a note.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
    [2009] Indian Learning Professionals and Companies on Twitter
    I have updated my list of Indian learning professionals on Twitter. have included company Twitter accounts in the list. Feel free to leave a comment to suggest more professionals and companies who should be on the list. have been less discerning this time and have included all professionals who have more than one tweet on the list. Also listed them in alphabetical order. You can now use the TweepML link to easily follow these professionals on Twitter. dreamer. sapiosexual amitgautam - Amit Gautam atuljog - Atul Trainer,Executive Coach & a curious learner! Motto: Help others help themselves.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2009
    [2009] Social Learning Gets Real
    I always do my best work while asleep and now that I’ve slept two nights since DevLearn, here’s what I’m thinking. The last item begs explanation. In the past, we’ve focused on individuals but work is performed by groups. Hence, I expect us to start helping groups learn to perform instead of individuals. From: to… Related posts: What is informal learning? Excerpt from Informal Learning : Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance. My thanks to Mark Oelhert (our counselor at Social Learning Camp ) for helping me sharpen my focus.
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