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  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
    [2009] Brandon Hall Free Webinars Added
    Just a quick note to announce that the crew at Brandon Hall have joined up as eLearning Calendar Curators. Janet Clarey just announced it today on Workplace Learning Today. The bottom line to this is that we will all be working together to create a calendar of Free Online eLearning Events. If you want to subscribe to be notified of upcoming events , go subscribe to the Best of from eLearning Learning. If you want to help by becoming a calendar curator , please Leave A Comment. If you see events that we are missing, please Leave A Comment. eLearning Technology.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009
    [2009] Rules for Kids and Teenagers for Facebook Usage
    So I succumbed to pressure and signed up my daughter on Facebook. Most of her friends are already on Facebook. In just a few hours, she has 7 friends and 3 more pending requests. Her FB wall is now active and flowing. browsed her wall updates and some of her friends’ profiles and I am… PETRIFIED, and that’s an understatement. So I plan to give her a printout of the following rules for Facebook. Don't talk to strangers. Just as we tell you not to talk to strangers in real life, the same rule applies online. Do not accept friend requests from people you don't know. Watch what you say.
  • LARS IS LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [2009] How to build a social learning culture
    I was asked by Trainingzone to provide some tips for bringing the learning benefits to bear of social tools within an organisational context. All comments/feedback welcome. Resisting the rush to social media feels a bit like trying to push water back up a waterfall doesn't it? fairly futile exercise. Why is it so popular? Well, homo sapiens are a particularly social
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [2009] [from emapey] Ignatia Webs: My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning:
    skip to main | skip to sidebar Ignatia Webs eLearning techtales with social media in low resource and mobile settings Monday, April 6, 2009 My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: The eLearning Guild is putting together a list with top tips for starting with eLearning. April 6, 2009 9:59 PM Gabi said. Linking to existing content frees you up to focus on designing the learning process rather than writing the content :-) April 9, 2009 12:43 PM Ignatia/Inge de Waard said. It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. It always looks much easier than it ease.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
    [2009] Solve problems with screencasting
    Screencasting can be useful in distance education. Recently, I met with colleagues who are designing a distance course in physics. In this particular course, the emphasis is on mathematical problem solving. When they deliver the course in class, they spent the first 15-20 minutes of each lecture thoroughly going over solutions from previously assigned homework problems. Students report that this investment of time in problem solving in the classroom really helps them master the subject matter. Remote screencasting was the front runner in the discussion. Create a storyboard. Image credit here.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009
    [2009] Control vs. Influence
    This is a guest post by S Ranganathan. I got a chance to interact with Ranganathan during a leadership development program that I attended at ISB. Ranga, as he would like to be called, is a regular Executive Coach at ISB where he partners with different trainers in their Global Leadership Program. Ranga holds a Post Graduate degree in Management from IIM Bangalore preceded by a Post Graduate degree in Mathematics from IIT Chennai. Ranga is the Founder-Director of SymIndia Training and Consultancy Pvt. He can be contacted at ranga [at] symindia [dot] com.
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009
    [2009] 4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio
    Tidbits: I’m at the ASTD 2009 International Conference & Exposition this week. Good audio is critical to your elearning success. You might be a great instructional designer and create the most engaging courses possible. But it all falls apart if the audio quality in your course is not very good. In an earlier post we looked at when it makes sense to consider paying for professional narration. If you have the money, this is a viable option. However, many of you are like Old Mother Hubbard and your cupboard is bare. Today we’ll look at the microphone and recording environment.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] Engaging Learning
    How do you systematically design learning experiences that effectively engage the learner? This was the question I set out to address more than 5 years ago.  Based upon years of deep investigation into learning & instruction theories and design processes, and practical experience in designing games, I wrote Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games. The book was based upon work I’d published as an academic, but was focused very pragmatically.  Subsequently, books by Gee, Shaffer, and others have highlighted the opportunities. Learning can, and should, be hard fun!
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009
    [2009] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
    Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ► September (7) ► August (4) ► July (5) ► June (6) ▼ May (10) Join Me at ASTD ICE June 1&2 iPhone and the End of All Boundaries eLearning on Alltop eLearning Brand Name Recognition? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] The 2009 Neon Elephant Award goes to Ruth Clark
    The 2009 Neon Elephant Award goes to Ruth Clark for her many years in leading the workplace learning-and-performance field with research-based insights and recommendations, and—by so doing—helping to professionalize our field. The Neon Elephant Award The Neon Elephant Award is awarded to a person, team, or organization exemplifying enlightenment, integrity, and innovation in the field of workplace learning and performance. Ruth Clark's Special Contributions. Prior to founding CLARK Training & Consulting, Dr. Clark served as training manager for Southern California Edison. click here.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [2009] [from catspyjamasnz] Learning with 'e's: Two fingered salute
    They stood facing each other across a muddy ploughed field. It had rained heavily the night before. On the one side, flying their colourful banners, the pride of French medieval nobility: at least 30,000 men in shining armour, armed to the teeth and ready for an overwhelming victory. On the other side, the army of Henry V - less than 8,000 English and Welsh soldiers, weakened and bedraggled from weeks of forced marching, dysentery and hunger. The French looked like they had just stepped out of a Louis Vuitton boutique, and their opponents looked like crap. The personal web is on the rise.
  • LEARNADOODLEDASTIC  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
    [2009] Camtasia is King and Live Online Learning is the thing
    Enjoying Distance Learning Yes the thing – the thing to bring some emotion and enjoyment to the business of distance learning. Live online learning not only connects people, but is also a powerful aid to learning. How so! Using web conferencing software a teacher/facilitator has a vast array of tools to promote active learning and whether that be face to face or online at a distance there is a vast array of literature that extols the virtues of active learning. What tools say thee! The lessons we are learning are: 1. Voice conferencing 2. Text chatting 3. Web browser demonstrations 4.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009
    [2009] Using the Dreyfus Model to engage people in your Online Learning program
    Sumeet Moghe, 2009. The success of your Knowledge Management or online learning initiative depends on how well you can engage different people in your organization and really, how apt is your mode of delivery, to the content you're delivering. Very simply, the purpose of any online learning/ knowledge sharing implementation is to make capabilities explicit in an organization. I've been thinking about this recently and I think the Dreyfus Model of Skills Acquisition is a great way to articulate the different levels of expertise in a certain area, in an organization.
  • GRAM CONSULTING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009
    [2009] 10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 1)
    The goal of learning in the workplace is performance–individual and organizational.  If we’ve learned nothing else in recent years, we’ve learned that improving performance through learning is more effective the more it is integrated with real work.  Learning pundits encourage the “integration of learning and work&# but don’t always offer practical strategies that busy learning professionals can to use to make it happen.  How can we begin to truly reduce the number courses and catalogs in enterprise training and find ways to bring learning to the job?
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [2009] Slow Evolution of Learning Solutions
    Great post from Charles Jennings – Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest? Learning Tree reported a decline of 31.2% in earnings compared to 2008. Operating expenses were down from $22 million to $14.6 million ($1.5 million of that contributed by producing less of those damn catalogues). And overall operating profit was down by 40.7% compared to the same period in 2008. Net income was down 44.7%. This is similar to what I've been discussing in the Business of Learning and we are both citing Learning Tree's woes.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
    [2009] Win an award for an innovative project, product, or practice
    George Siemens ,  Tony Karrer , and I are pleased to announce the LearnTrends 2009 Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to recognize products, projects, processes, and companies that represent interesting innovations in applying technology for Corporate / Workplace Learning and Performance. Winners will make short presentations during the LearnTrends conference. Deadline for submission is: October 30. To apply for an award, fill out the: Submission Form. Spread the word. There’s no admission charge. We want to recognize innovations, from individuals to teams to enterprises.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
    [2009] Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool
    Other Posts in the Series Tool Set 2009 Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Networks and Learning Communities Collaborate Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Literacy Workshop Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.comFor people new to the concepts of social media and reviewing their tool set, is Twitter a good choice as a tool? Thus, my opinion is: Twitter is not a tool for people who are new to social media and the use of social media for personal learning and work. There is one exception to this.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [2009] You had me at Snagit - Snagit for Mac is Coming!
    Now that we've released Camtasia for Mac , one of the top questions I've been hearing is, 'Will there be Snagit for the Mac?!' Well, you asked for it. The good news just keeps coming today! I'm pleased to share the news that you will be getting your wish! I'm happy to announce that TechSmith is in the early stages of actively developing Snagit for the Mac! Want to keep up with the latest news about Snagit on the Mac? You can sign up to receive email updates here. I'll also post any news and info here on the blog and on Twitter.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] LearnTrends: Microlearning
    “…occurring at the most minute of levels…minutes or seconds of time.&# Hug & Friesen, 2009. These are my live blogged notes from Janet Clarey’s LearnTrends session on Microlearning. My side comments are in italics. Official description: Microlearning: Beyond Learning Objects and Just-in-time Performance Support. The need and pressure to learn continually, coupled with limited time available to learn, make new digital media viable for professional development. Let’s discuss how microlearning might address the realities of learning in a digital age. reusable.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009
    [2009] Learning Notes From an E-Learning 2.0 Implementation Workshop
    "Students who ask better questions, are independent learners, deep thinkers and ethical leaders of the future" - NTU's Greatest Achievement WHY GO? Alright, the actual title for the 2-day workshop was: E-Learning Implementation and Web 2.0 Technologies in the Higher Education Sector The main objective of this hands-on practical workshop was to develop an understanding of the implementation and application of e-learning technologies within an institution of higher education. Also, it explored several web 2.0 It was organized by AKEPT , UPM and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Let's begin.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [2009] A right punch-up
    Tags: MLE James Clay blog VLE PLE Nick Sharratt Steve Wheeler ALT-C 2009 Graham Attwell #altc2009 CMS
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009
    [2009] Working around the LMS
    I was at a local learning/technology conference yesterday and one of my peers (who I'll keep anonymous) did a great presentation on some short, just-in-time videos/screencasts that her department had done. thought one of the most interesting points she made was that at this time, they aren't bothering to put them in their LMS, because they're just interested in people getting the training (which they want to make as easy as possible). they aren't interested in tracking it. We have done some similar projects and we have taken the same approach. Do you need reporting?
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2009
    [2009] Not a Good Week for the Virtual Worlds Space
    First, Metaplace announced it will be closing its virtual doors on January 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. This was one of the alternatives I listed for something other than Second Life in my Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again) I described Metaplace as: Is a Flash-based virtual world platform that allows players to buy and sell items, own property and play online games. Because it is Flash-based there is no download required. Another particularly interesting aspect of Metaplace is that it can be embedded into a webpage. Formerly Meteplace was known Areae. LAYOFFS REPORTED.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [2009] Virtual sessions at Online Educa
    Guten Tag! You are invited to attend several virtual sessions of Online Educa Berlin. Thursday, December 3. Tools of the Trade, Jane Hart. 16:30-17:30 Berlin. 10:30 New York. 15:30 London. World Time: [link]. Friday, December 4. Pecha Kucha. 11:30 – 12:15 Berlin. 5:30 New York. 10:30 London. World Time: [link]. Future of Leadership Training. 13:30 – 14:15 Berlin. 7:30 New York. 12:30 London. World Time: [link]. Future of Technical Training. 14:15 – 15:00 Berlin. 8:15 New York. 13:15 London. World Time: [link]. Video Festival. 15:00 – 16:00 Berlin. 9:00 New York.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2009
    [2009] Business+Web 2.0 from McKinsey
    McKinsey has an insightful new study on business and web 2.0 that’s well worth a read. Free, but registration required.]. For the past three years , roughly 1,700 executives from around the world—across a range of industries and functional areas—have responded to a McKinsey survey on how organizations are using Web 2.0 technologies. This year we created an interactive tool that links the data from these survey results and charts it to the emerging trends in Web 2.0 adoption. Adoption is spotty but growing fast: Companies are using web 2.0 The heaviest users of Web 2.0 adoption.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009
    [2009] Ignite, a five-minute presentation
    Just as you can put a lot of information into a 140-character Tweet, you can convey many thoughts in a five-minute Ignite talk. Micro-content is on the way. Ignite. If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to show their answers. Ignite was started in Seattle in 2006 by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. Since then 100s of 5 minute talks have been given across the world. There are thriving Ignite communities in Seattle, Portland, Paris, and NYC.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] Nothing More Important in my Life Than Blogging
    From Jay Cross' Informal Learning Flow Hot List for August , fantastic video with Seth Godin and Tom Peters discussing the value of blogging. They sound a lot like what I say about blogging and learning. This is going to be pretty good for an upcoming presentation to professional speakers about the use of social media. Seth Godin Doesn't matter if anyone reads it. What matters is the metacognition of thinking about what you are going to say. How do you force yourself to describe in three paragraphs why you did something. It has changed my life. It has changed my perspective. Both And it's free.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009
    [2009] Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question
    This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Here are several ways to help sell Social Media in an organization. Address a Business Need The most important element in communicating the value of Social Media is to solve a pressing business need. If you try to sell the use of social media as a technology play, it will not work. Address the need to share knowledge over distances or the value of timely information to sales tactics, don't focus on the technology. Lessons Learned.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
    [2009] 25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites | AceOnlineSchools.com
    News and Resources for Online Students About Archives Contact 25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online posted by Mark on June 18th, 2009 Just because you’re online doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the world first-hand — or as close to first-hand as possible. Here are websites that feature virtual learning experiences, exposing online visitors to everything from history to geography, astronomy to anatomy, literature to government. Wonders Panoramas - 360-degree views of the Seven Wonders of the World. Mount St. Helens 360 - See how the volcano Mount St.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
    [2009] I'm an Irish Web Awards 2009 Finalist!
    I am delighted to announce that I have been shortlisted as a finalist for two categories in the 2009 Irish Web Awards sponsored by Realex Payments. I’ve been nominated for the following categories: Best Education and Third Level Website The E-Learning Curve Blog (you’re reading it now) Best Podcaster E-Learning Curve’s Other Podcasts The awards ceremony takes place in the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Dublin on just under two weeks from now on Friday October 10th 2009. Tags: IWA09 best podcaster education irish ireland irish web awards 2009 web awards IWA
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009
    [2009] [from bwatwood] Learning with 'e's: e-Learning 3.0
    I'm excited by the future. It's something I have always looked forward to! But what will e-learning look like in a few years time? When Stephen Downes laid down his manifesto for e-Learning 2.0 in 2005 , he tapped into the zeitgeist of emerging social technologies and theorised a number of possibilities. Four years on technology is moving ever more rapidly, and a reappraisal of learning within digital spaces is overdue. In conversation earlier today on Twitter with Sue Waters and Darcy Moore , we discussed what learning would look like in a Web 3.0 believe that e-Learning 3.0 If Web 1.0
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009
    [2009] Computer-Based Training Improves Neuropsychological Status Scores
    Hat tip to Donald Clark for pointer to a Science Daily article - Improving Brain Processing Speed Helps Memory : Mayo Clinic researchers found that healthy, older adults who participated in a computer-based training program to improve the speed and accuracy of brain processing showed twice the improvement in certain aspects of memory, compared to a control group. For an hour a day, five days a week for eight weeks, study participants worked on computer-based activities in their homes. six auditory exercises designed to help the brain improve the speed and accuracy of processing.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [2009] What e-Learning Tools are You Using
    In our survey out how long it takes to develop one hour of training , we also asked about what e-learning tools were being used. The results were interesting and are shown below. The two most widely used tools were MS PowerPoint and MS Word. What tools do you use? __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] Alternatives to PowerPoint in the classroom
    We’ve all seen the presentation “Death by PowerPoint&#. if you haven’t, shame on you and go and see it now – “Death by PowerPoint / SlideShare“ This isn’t to say that using PowerPoint is wrong, or should be stopped. It highlights the techniques that are used over and over again to bore the audience, and should [.]. Technology Academia 2.0 eDelivery eLearning eResources PowerPoint pptPlex Presentation Prezi University 2.0 Web 2.0
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [2009] Outsource Training to Customers
    The Business of Learning (see Free Online Conference – Future of Learning with Recordings Here ) event went really well. One of the really interesting ideas came from Allessandria Polizzi who is Group Manager for Accountant Training & Relations at Intuit. Her role is to make sure that accountants are trained on the Quickbook products. You can see Allessandria at 21:30 of the following video: Intuit used to produce the content themselves, but they have transistioned to hiring their Accountants (their customers) to produce the training content for them. They add legitimacy to the content.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [2009] Learning Community, Peers and Outside Experts
    While strife with technical challenges, Nancy White and John Smith’s presentation at LearnTrends 2009 ( LearnTrends 2009 Recordings ) provided some really interesting food for thought. In some ways this relates closely to the post on Selling Learning Communities. By way of background, Nancy White and John Smith are gurus around all things Communities and Networks. I’ve worked with Nancy to create the Communities and Networks Connection which helps me continuously learn. And I keep a copy of their book Digital Habitats; Stewarding Technology for Communities next to my computer.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009
    [2009] The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Agile Re-explained
    Sumeet Moghe, 2009. In my last post we looked at the problems with our existing approach to building elearning. In summary, the problems we noticed were: A lack of shared understanding within the team, about the the customer's learning problem. The high risk associated with not having generalists in the team. The delay in seeing working pieces of elearning. The time spent in creating documentation and in analysis. The risk of endless reviews and amendments. In today's post I'd like to introduce Agile thinking. Elearning development isn't very different from Software Development.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
    [2009] 10 Social Media Tools For Learning
    Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? Understanding the universe of options can help you match your need to the best approach. So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage you to experiment in a small way at first. Be sure to do additional research and comparison with similar products prior to making a selection as this is just a small sampling. Listing is alphabetical.). Audacity.
  • GRAM CONSULTING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] ADDIE is dead! Long live ADDIE!
    I’m at risk of flogging a very dead horse here, but some recent posts from Ellen Wagner (What is it about ADDIE that makes people so cranky?) and Donald Clark ( The evolving dynamics of ISD and Extending ISD through Plug and Play ) got me thinking about instructional design process and ADDIE in particular (please  don’t run away!). Don responded with some great comments on how ISD (ADDIE) has evolved and adapted. Much of my career has been involved in applying ADDIE in some form or other and I’ve landed on LOVE/HATE relationship with it that that you, lucky reader, will now be subjected to.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2009
    [2009] Better Memory
    Other Posts in the Series Tool Set 2009 Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Networks and Learning Communities Collaborate Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Literacy Workshop Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.comIn Your Outboard Brain Knows All , Clive Thompson talks about how our need to remember is changing. Neuroscientist Ian Robertson polled 3,000 people and found that the younger ones were less able than their elders to recall standard personal info. I'll get back to this below.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009
    [2009] A Growing List of Free Learning Tutorial Sites!
    Wiki-version - A Growing List of Free Learning Tutorial Sites I was thinking the other day, why not create a simple raw list of links to EXCELLENT SITES (with short descriptions) that have or link to tutorials that explore learning tools and online learning. Here is my initial list, but I am quite sure there are many more great resource sites out there. So, if you have anyone to share, please post them in the comments section and I will add them. Ops, shouldn't we be using a Wiki for this kind of activity (Collaborative list creation)? Click here , if you want to add using the wiki-version.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
    [2009] Learning to teach through video | In the Library with the Lead Pipe
    Home About Authors Archives Contact Us News Submission Guidelines RSS (Posts) RSS (Comments) ISSN: 1944-6195 « An Inflection Point for American Public Libraries Learning to teach through video by Kim Leeder October 14, 2009 Print This Post samsungtv 009 / [link] / CC BY-NC 2.0 It’s a truth so many of us keep in the dark corners of our lives as instruction librarians: we were never taught to teach. 2009). –Chad Reply Ron says: October 14, 2009 at 3:05 pm This was extremely useful, thank you so much. The murder victim? Your library assumptions. Suspects?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2009
    [2009] Promoting social media
    The Big Question of the Month is “How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?&#.  Now, this is late, but it’s because I’ve been getting ready for and then attending DevLearn (as always, was a great event), but Jay Cross and I spent a day talking about this issue in the larger picture of social learning in the media. Then, in last night’s #lrnchat , the question was asked again as part of the usual 3 question format.  So, I decided to pull out my tweeted contributions and elaborate on them a bit as my response.  Good luck!
  • BUSINESS CASUAL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
    [2009] Live Blogging - ASTD Orange County's November 2009 Meetup With CEO of WD-40
    In this morning's post , I mentioned that I was considering liveblogging this evening's keynote with Garry Ridge.  I'm still thinking. thinking. don't pressure me!). thinking. okay, yes!  Unless you're attending in-person at the meetup venue (registration required), feel free to join us here instead at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18. Are you a fellow "Tweep"? Follow me on Twitter ( @melaclaro ) Or, connect with me on LinkedIn:  LinkedIn.com/in/melaclaro  or Facebook:  Facebook.com/melaclaro. Got friends?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] Go Online! Go Mobile! Lost in Space!
    ICEL 2009 On December 1st and 2nd, I attended the 2nd International Conference of e-Learning hosted by UiTM (in cooperation with AKEPT and MEIPTA as joint organizers). THINKING! So, when you prepare your curriculum, learning environment, or course content, do you develop everything yourself (Me, Myself and I)? Or are you good at using whatever you can find ? Or perhaps you combine the best of both worlds to mash-up amazing learning experiences for your students. So, what is your secret recipe to constructing effective learning content and activities? The theme was: Go Online! Go Mobile!
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
    [2009] Learning Styles Challenge -- Three-Year Update
    It has been over three years since I offered $1,000 to anyone who could demonstrate that utilizing learning styles improved learning outcomes. Click here for the original challenge. So far, no one has even come close. For all the talk about learning styles over the last 15 years, we might expect that I was at risk of quickly losing my money. Let me be clear, my argument is not that people don't have different learning styles, learning preferences, or learning skills. The challenge is still on.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2009
    [2009] Social Media and Love
    This is in response to a post put up by my co-blogger. The post highlights in a very straightforward, and therefore hard-hitting, terms the values and commitments one must bring in when engaging with social media. You can read the original post here. Two statements that leapt out and struck a chord with me: “Social media is your own child and once you are committed to it, you cannot stop loving it.” There is no room for translucency in the name of transparency.” Absolutely true! I am first and foremost a mother before anything else. It’s the same with social media too. Be totally transparent.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009
    [2009] Text to Speech
    As part of the eLearning Tour , Christopher von Koschembahr demonstrated a podcast where he conducted an interview. The interviewer was a female voice asking questions. She would ask a question and then he would respond. What was interesting is that the interviewer was produced using Text to Speech. You can listen to the result at the 12:23 mark of the first video on the eLearning Tour page. The effect was interesting. For short bursts of text, the computer generated voice was okay. Thus, it works well with the interview structure. Of course, you quickly know that he's written the questions.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] Pecha Kucha
    In preparation for the New Era of Corporate Learning track at Online Educa Berlin , my friend Heike Philp prepared this delightful, six-minute video about Pecha Kucha. You haven’t heard of Pecha Kucha? It’s Japanese for chit-chat. This is an event that’s both fun and practical. PechaKucha was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] Ruth Clark: Evidence Based E-Learning #dl09 #dl09-104
    These are live blogged notes from DevLearn '09 -- session with Ruth Clark on Evidenced Based E-Learning. arrived a few minutes late to the session and just had to dive in. ** Learning Styles/the Learning Styles Myth -- Did an experiment: Self report, Barsch learning style inventory, memory test. What were the correlations? If someone said they were kinesthetic, were the other measures showing the same? Instead, they found NO Relationships! Her new book takes on the biggest myths of the field including Learning Styles. This is controversial!) For whom do graphics improve learning? Distracting.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
    [2009] Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning
    I came across this study courtesy of Donald Clark who reviewed it back in early September. It reports on a meta-analysis of more than 1000 studies of online learning conducted between 1996 and 2008, focusing in on those which contrasted online learning with face-to-face instruction. It was published by the US Department of Education in May. The report can be downloaded here. Interpretations of this result, however, should take into consideration the fact that online and face-to-face conditions generally differed on multiple dimensions, including the amount of time that learners spent on task."
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
    [2009] E-learning chart toppers
    IT Training magazine has just published its tables of top e-learning companies in the UK market according to sales. To accompany the tables I have written a summary of the market for bespoke content developers, off-the-shelf content providers, authoring tool providers and LMS/LCMS providers. Understandably, it was not possible to obtain figures for all of the top players (Adobe a good example), and open-source providers aren’t likely to figure in a competition based on sales, but the tables still make interesting reading. Still, make of the information what you will.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
    [2009] SkillSoft survey provides evidence for rethinking learning
    There's plenty to ponder in the results of Rethinking Learning , a report published in June by SkillSoft and based on research conducted on their behalf by OnePoll. The survey canvassed 2019 people working in companies with more than fifty employees, evenly divided across eight European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK). Around half of the respondents say that the formal classroom training they had been given was only useful in parts, with an overwhelming majority (87%) preferring to learn at their own pace. Only 35% have tried e-learning.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
    [2009] Defending 2.0
    I saw an interesting post by Mark Oehlert "Learning 2.0" " and why that name suddenly is torquing me off. Mark's main complaint and one that I've seen voiced before is that people are not really learning differently: I really don't believe that humans are learning differently - meaning, I think we are constituting memories, adapting behavior, practicing new skills - those activities that typically make up learning from the human standpoint - in much the same way as we have for hundreds if not thousands of years. I'm talking about our internal processes. Education 2.0) solutions.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
    [2009] Rapid Learning Management Systems
    I've been asked numerous times over the past couple of years by various types of people and companies a very similar question: I plan to or have been conducting and charging for training workshops for clients. I'd like to creating this as self-paced eLearning possibly with other capabilities as well. And I want to charge for this. How can I do that? It's a company that has been offering 3-day workshops and now they want to put some portion of that content online. Ideally, they would offer it both publicly for fee and as well to particular clients. To me this is a new kind of system. Systems?
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2009
    [2009] Educa reflections #1
    Online Educa Berlin 2009 at the Interconti… …couple of thousand people from nearly 100 countries… Jerry Michalski, Roland Deiser, & Richard Straub at the Speaker Reception. Educa Party at the Wasserwerk. Charles Jennings, introducing Internet Time Alliance. Heike Philp brought Online Educa online… …as Harold Jarche and Jon Husband in Canada joined Charles, Jay and Jane live in Berlin.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [2009] European report on 'The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy' also mobile social media
    The European Commission JRC (Joint Research Center), Institute for Prospective Technological Studies released last week at the EU Ministerial Conference on e-Government a comprehensive report on social and economic implications of Social Computing [aka Web2.0, social media]. The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy' (Eds.) Yves Punie, Wainer Lusoli, Clara Centeno, Gianluca Misuraca and David Broster. Valverde. For anyone interested in social media and the impact it has on both society and economy, this is a very worthwhile report.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [2009] Converting Classroom Courses to Online Courses - Ask an Instructional Designer
    I recently answered an email question from a reader named Barb that might interest other readers as well: Question: Hi Eric, I ran into your site through the Internet and would like some advice on the following. I am a trainer and am currently working with a couple of other trainers on converting our Instructor led courses into online self paced courses using Captivate. We know there will be work to re-design some of the content etc. However, I am looking for shortcuts. the content has already been approved by SME's. In other words I want to avoid extra steps. Perhaps in MS-Word format.
  • BOZARTHZONE   |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009
    [2009] Find Your 20%
    I see lots of good-presentations-gone bad, often due to the speaker trying to put too much information into the available time. The result: Critical points are lost in the mass of content, or the speaker is rushing at the end to get to what s/he really wanted to say. Often in coaching presenters I watch them approach their content as if they were 8th graders assigned to give a report on their "topic". They visit Wikipedia and Google and clip art galleries to amass piles of information, factoids, job aids, video clips, and PowerPoint shows, then try to compress it into a 75-minute session.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2009
    [2009] ADDIE should have been DADDIE all along
    By Jay Lambert. Being in the realm of performance improvement, we are always searching for ways to improve our own processes. So it was an “aha” moment when I read Gerry Wasiluk’s post about the DADDIE model on the Articulate Forum. Basically, his former group borrowed from Six Sigma and added the ‘Define’ step to the beginning of the learning industry-standard ADDIE model. (As a reminder, ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate.). What constitutes Define? Things we are all already doing anyway really. Define encompasses the logical first steps of a project.
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [2009] Twitter - Social Media - Informal - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning
    July 31, 2009 to August 7, 2009. Slides without presenters - three more options - Clive on Learning , July 31, 2009. Online Induction: Icebreaker Activities - Dont Waste Your Time , August 7, 2009. Upside Learning Blog , August 7, 2009. Getting Started - eLearning Technology , August 3, 2009. Why is podcasting so successful if 93 percent of communication is nonverbal? - The E-Learning Curve , August 4, 2009. Social Learning Primer - Daretoshare , August 2, 2009. Shifting from push to pull - Informal Learning , August 3, 2009.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010
    [2009] Captivate wins Best of eLearning! 2009
    2009 in the category- “Best Simulation Tool” This award is especially valuable because these are based on end user nominations- our customers voting for us. A good way to start of the year. Adobe Captivate has won Best of Elearning! Also, Adobe eLearning Suite (eLS), which is not even a year old, has won the Award of Excellence for  “Best E-Learning Development Tool” Our nascent eLS customer base has voted us up over other established products. would like to say ‘Thank You’ to all of you who took the time to vote. best of eLearning!
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
    [2009] 7 skills for the successful e-tutor
    Today I read an interesting article entitled: 'Seven habits of highly effective teachers' in the Times Education Supplement. It's an adaptation of Stephen Covey's self-help book: 'The seven habits of highly effective people' and I'm glad the TES has herded these ideas into a teaching context. Teachers are under a lot of pressure to perform and achieve good results, and it's not easy for them. They need all the help they can get. that e-learning tutors require to be highly effective. As ever, I value your opinions and invite you to comment on this post. But it helps. Why must I do it this way?
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
    [2009] LearnTrends Tweetstream backchannel
    link] Catch the sessions you might have missed. -4:48 PM Nov 18th, 2009. Feature | Block yuuhey RT @jackiegerstein : mLearnopedia – [link] – blogs, activities, research, resources for mobile learning – #learntrends -4:15 PM Nov 18th, 2009. voicethread, thinkingworlds, inxpo, odijoo, caspian learning, 5 moments of need – #learntrends -3:21 PM Nov 18th, 2009. Feature | Block trishuhl Poll results can be found at: [link] #learntrends -3:12 PM Nov 18th, 2009. send text to 99503 with 111231 then your msg -3:01 PM Nov 18th, 2009. Online!
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
    [2009] Virtual World Brainstorming Session
    One of the great things about what I do is getting to meet and work with really thoughtful and creative people and the other day, I got a chance to brainstorm with a group of great people on the topic of Virtual World Implementations. We discussed the need to create a collaborative community within the virtual world and how to overcome hurdles associated with a first-time user's experience in a virtual world. It makes it more fun and more engaging. Clark Aldrich, Karl Kapp and Eilif Trondsen on their way to lunch to continue the discussion on Virtual Worlds. Why invest in 3D learning spaces?
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009
    [2009] Implementing a Virtual World
    Image from a virtual world created by Forterra. Considering the implementation of a virtual world? Below are a few tips from a interesting whitepaper by Forterra Systems , a company that provides private, virtual world technology for the corporate, healthcare, government, education, and the entertainment industry. The main product of Forterra is OLIVE™ (On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment). OLIVE is an open, distributed client-server platform for building private, realistic virtual worlds. The architecture scales from single user applications up to thousands of concurrent users.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009
    [2009] The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Of Project Spaces & Project Managers
    My Tenets of Leadership From Training Specialist to Learning Generalist Why your Training Team needs Versatilists © Sumeet Moghe, 2009. Whether you're part of a consultancy or an in-house training outfit, you're providing a service to a customer your people should matter a great deal to you. A few years back, I read Guy Kawasaki 's Art of the Start and Guy insists that product manufacturers and service providers should niche themselves. He explains the thought using a graph like the one you see above. You're perhaps stupid if you provide a unique service and no one wants it.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009
    [2009] HOW TO Sell Social Media to Cynics, Skeptics & Luddites - Tips, Resources & Advice - UPDATED
    blog archives about Services Contact HOW TO Sell Social Media to Cynics, Skeptics & Luddites - Tips, Resources & Advice - UPDATED January 19th, 2009 by Robin Broitman Trying to make the case to someone on the benefits of using social media? Reasons You Need Social Media Marketing in 2009 From Stuntdubl: Offers up advice on how to pitch social media marketing internally in 6 easy steps along with 9 reasons you NEED social media marketing in 2009. Adrianne Machina 2 Selling Social Media Marketing to the CFO | Hot Ideas & Hot Air Jan 19, 2009 at 4:49 pm [.]
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009
    [2009] Great Quote
    I was flipping through the channels last night and saw some sort of charity softball game between the players and the coaches of the New Jersey Nets (Yes, I know there was some other baseball game on last night as well). Anyway, the coaches were loosing to the players 10-4 and then came back and won the game. At the end of the game, a reporter asked the head coach why they won when the players team was so talented.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Conferences 2010
    December 2009 December 1-4, 2009 New Zealand Association for Research in Education , Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand. link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com. ichov, Špindler?v
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] Battle of the Bloggers – last words – part 6
    This posting completes my re-cap of the responses I gave to the questions posed at last week’s Battle of the Bloggers at Online Educa 2009 : Question 6 is: With the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin wall, what walls would you most like to see broken down in learning? My response: There are some pretty major attitudinal walls to be broken down, particularly in the learning and development profession, where there is still a reluctance to contemplate any form of intervention that isn't formally packaged as a course and delivered face-to-face.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
    [2009] Do You Want To Learn English As A Second Language?
    Launching June 2009. A person who speaks two languages is bilingual. person who speaks three languages is trilingual. person who speaks four or more languages is multilingual. What is a person who speaks one language? Answer (Tip: Click the link and scroll down) WHAT? Speak English as a second language? Why a second language? Why not a third language? Or perhaps a fourth language? For some language gurus it might be the 15th language that they learn. In short, it depends (Easy way out!). But for others (or me), it is just plain funny. That doesn't sound right either! Gerunds! Oh man!
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
    [2009] LearnTrends Starts Tomorrow
    LearnTrends 2009 starts tomorrow! I’m really looking forward to very interesting conversations around the messy topic of convergence. There seems to be quite a bit of last minute registration activity. We have over 500 attending and over 140 who say they might attend. Should be lively. There will be lots of time for conversation as well. Speakers generally are scheduled for half the time and half for discussion. If for some reason you’ve not signed up (and read my blog). To register, you must first register on the LearnTrends community and then register on the Conference Event Page.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [2009] The Lincoln Interviews
    Last week I had the pleasure to visit Lincoln for the first time to help facilitate a workshop for Lincolnshire County Council. Lisa McGonigle of Learning Pool took the opportunity to interview me on video and has now posted the video on her blog. In the 3-minute interview I manage to answer the following questions: What is your definition of a mature approach to the use of e-learning? How do see e-learning helping to overcome the cost pressures facing particularly the public sector at the moment? What impact do you see social media happening on e-learning?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009
    [2009] Digital learning content does not have to mean CBT
    I am becoming increasingly aware of the the need to make clear a distinction between the broad concept of digital learning content, in all its many varieties, and the much narrower idea of interactive tutorials of the traditional CBT (computer-based training) variety. This is no more than a natural evolution from their traditional responsibility for the production of PowerPoint slides and handouts which support most classroom events. While some trainers will have the aptitudes and interests which will help them to excel in this area, in most cases this will remain a job for specialists.
  • BLOGGER IN MIDDLE-EARTH  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] Connected World in Second Life
    Ratings in SL On 15 September 2009, Linden Lab successfully separated the "adult content" from the general grid. Maka, Huntress and Kallan enjoying a night out dancing This is the last of a series of September posts summarising some of what I’ve learnt while looking around Second Life (SL). Exploring SL from the elearning perspective, there are a range of features that facilitate communication, making it an accessible networking tool. In local text chat, selecting the range of communication provides a means of control over the ‘loudness’ of the chat.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009
    [2009] Edublog Awards, 2009 (Nominations)
    Well, for those interested here are my nominations to the 2009 Edublog Awards. I don’t want to put a nomination in for each category, rather only for the ones that stand out to me. These are; Best individual blog: Jane’s eLearning Pick of the Day Best individual tweeter: Steven Anderson / Web 2.0 Classroom Most influential blog post: Steve [.]. Awards Award Blogging Collaboration eLearning Social Network Technology Twitter Web 2.0
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009
    [2009] Implementing New Learning Technology? Choose the Right Pilot Group
    Before a large scale implementation of any new learning technology, you really need to run a pilot group. You need to catch problems on a small scale and then adjust, correct and modify based on the feedback and experience of the pilot group. Skipping a pilot of a new technology is a dangerous gamble. It could be, as they say, "career limiting." So I suggest a carefully chosen pilot group, but, you might ask, what does that pilot group "look like"? Here are some suggestions if your are implementing a virtual learning world or Highly Immersive Vitual Environment (HIVE). Any more ideas?
  • LARS IS LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
    [2009] Mobile learning – keep taking the tablets
    There is growing excitement with a new class of mobile device hitting the streets over the next few months – the electronic tablet. Most of the buzz is about Apple coming out with what’s dubbed the “iTablet” that essentially would be a larger screened iPhone or iPod Touch. Some enterprising people have mocked up images of what it could look like:   But several other vendors are beating Apple
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009
    [2009] Online Coaching
    Catherine Lombardozzi recent post Coaching informal learning sparked something for me around online coaching opportunities. In prior posts she identifies the following elements as being needed for informal learning strategy to be effective in the workplace: Motivation for learning. culture that provides access to other people who support learning in a wide variety of ways Easy access to materials that support learning Skills in utilizing electronic tools to manage learning. There's a new level of responsibility on learners. It's somewhat event oriented. They originate based on the work itself.
  • SKILFUL MINDS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009
    [2009] SharePoint is not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Networking " Skilful Minds
    The title for this post is drawn from a recent assessment of SharePoint 2007 offered on Thomas Vander Wal's bog, Personal InfoCloud. Thomas' post, as always, offers a unique point of view on what Enterprise 2.0 consists and, specifically, how SharePoint measures up. He isn't offering his own formal assessment as much as reporting the stories clients and potential clients shared with him over the past couple of years. The social software stack, in particular the difference between collective understanding and collaborative understanding, frames Vander Wal's perspective. Web 2.0 elearning 2.0
  • LIVING IN LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [2009] The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model
    recently had the honor to participate as a panelist in the July 27, 2009 online discussion sponsored by Learning Trends, ISA, and Training Magazine Network. Many of us cut our professional learning design teeth using the long-held tradition of the ADDIE instructional design (ISD) model. In our blogosphere I have heard how “old school”, and in some cases, how obsolete this foundational design model from the 1960s has become. If age denotes obsolescence, then I am in trouble for sure. Insightful words to be sure, certainly not an overt indictment of ADDIE. training. So what do we do?
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2009
    [2009] The Standalone LMS is Dead
    This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas. I’ll provide some feedback on that particular release in another blog posting (read Bill Simser for now) but what the conference itself got me thinking about was that, thankfully, the standalone LMS is definitely going to become redundant. Dinosaur. Soviet Union. Saturn Car. Hierarchy. you get the picture). Sadly, there are too many organizations like this out there. The LMS should no longer be thought of as a destination for the learner. Jon Husband does a good job of illustrating this over here.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
    [2009] Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines
    Managing staff who participate in social networks. This list also includes policies called; Staff blogging policies, enterprise social network guidelines, Employee Blogging Policies, Staff engagement in online communities, and so on. I’ve done a few press (radio, print) interviews this week re: Telstra so I thought I should have another look at how Enterprise, Government, Corporates, Not for Profits  are handling the fact that their staff are members of social networks too. . once had to step in to calm down a forum that was off the charts with negativity and general unpleasant comments.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [2009] DevLearn 2009: Building the Future of Learning by Bill Brandon
    Each year, DevLearn gets better, and this year was no exception. Over 1,300 people attended this premiere event in the e-Learning community of practice, and all went home tired, happy, and with expanded horizons and much larger professional networks. Read all about it here! Management Strategies Tools
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009
    [2009] Creating scenarios for learning - a four-step guide
    Tom Kuhler and his “Rapid e-learning&# blog once again bats 1000 by sharing tips for creating e-learning scenarios. Tom’s recent post, “ 7 tips for better e-learning scenarios &# has inspired me to share a 4-step process we use to work with subject matter experts (SMEs) to create scenarios that drive many of our e-learning courses.  After I review the process, I’ll share a finished example to help illustrate the end result of the process. The 4-Step Process. We create “scenario worksheets&# that we use with SMEs. Note that the 4-steps are not completely linear.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
    [2009] Every multimedia developer’s nightmare…the LCMS
    It seems important to begin this post with a disclaimer…this is my “multimedia developer&# opinion. You’ve been warned. As a multimedia developer the thought of developing e-Learning with an LCMS development tool sends shivers up my spine (not the good kind, like when you learn a new way to make something animate in Flash…yes, I know I need to get out more). Don’t get me wrong, the majority of LCMS development tools are great for rapid development, and are a great way to manage content and content objects with a single application.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009
    [2009] August Informal Learning Hot List
    August 1, 2009 to August 30, 2009. Blog – Five Futuristic Interfaces on Display at SIGGRAPH - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , August 3, 2009. How I use social media - Full Circle , August 4, 2009. Five Challenges Social Media Will Bring to Business - HarvardBusiness.org , August 14, 2009. Big Data and Real-time Structured Data Analytics - OReilly Radar , August 13, 2009. Defining the Big Shift - Edge Perspectives with John Hagel , August 2, 2009. 10 Ways to Archive Your Tweets - ReadWriteWeb , August 11, 2009.
  • USABLE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] ID Webcomic #1 – Working with SMEs on Content
    (You can make them sit through it, but you can’t make them pick it up and carry it around…). Also: more on working with SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) at Learning Circuits.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2009
    [2009] Learning = getting the job done
    DevLearn marked a significant shift in the field of corporate learning. Content and planning have become secondary to getting the job done. In today’s world, that means trusting workers to learn for themselves. The natives are taking control. Learning is mobile. Curriculum is toast. Skim through the following ideas from several dozen DevLearn speakers. None of these topics were being presented two years ago. Social/informal learning is crossing the chasm to mainstream acceptance. I’ll expand on that thought in later posts and video. Lance Dublin. Marc Rosenberg. David Mallon. Ellen Wagner.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009
    [2009] Showing the value of social media
    This month’s Big Question is one that I’m asked all the time. How do you cost-justify social learning initiatives? Social learning is no different from other business investments. You don’t sell the tools; you sell the business value of the project. Does it increase revenue? Cut costs? Improve service? Speed things up? How much? If there’s not an obvious, believable, significant business outcome, pick another project. Social media generally delivers astounding returns. Used by 20,000 employees, it saves $20 million a year previously wasted tracking things down.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
    [2009] Pointing to the Five Moments of Learning Need
    I can remember a project a few years ago where the subject matter expert (SME) fought and fought to include his 20-step process (complete with details and charts) in the course we were developing. He eventually persuaded his boss and won out, so we built the process into the course. Feedback from the learners was not positive and ranged from comments like "what is this and why in the world would I need to know it" on down to, shall we say, less positive remarks. Obviously a better needs analysis should have been conducted. I'm sure that most of you have encountered the same SME.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2009
    [2009] Why do I bother?
    The Edublogger Awards are in full swing, and people are voting as I write this. have been blogging seriously since the end of 2006, and have done so on a regular basis, so I will be interested in the results when they are announced. Reading Tom Barrett's post tonight ' Why Bother Blogging? ' got me thinking about my own reasons for blogging. It can be hard work, but it can also be very rewarding. Some readers have remarked that they wish they were as prolific as me when it comes to blogging, and other have asked me where I get all my ideas from to blog about. Now tell me.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
    [2009] cathellis13: Ten Commandments of eLearning
    skip to main | skip to sidebar Monday, 20 April 2009 Ten Commandments of eLearning Frequently when I talk to colleagues about eLearning they say something like I set up a bulletin board/blog/wiki etc but the students didnt use it. 20 April 2009 09:58 DivineChoice said. Ive added you to my blog list! * 20 April 2009 13:15 Tony Karrer said. My response to them is always the same: that the problem is more likely to be with their design rather than with their students. Like the original ten commandments, with these the first is the most important. Don’t be too ambitious.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009
    [2009] HTML 5 and eLearning Development
    A couple of weeks back we posted about Silverlight posing some (at this time, actually little) competition to Flash. Now we have HTML 5 coming up – this makes the race hotter. Or does it? Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio. list of new elements in HTML 5 can be found here at IBM’s site and the draft specification is available here at W3C’s site.
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [2009] Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning
    Twitter’s all the rage. Some people love it. Some people hate it. But many people really don’t know much about it or don’t do much with it. I’ll have to admit, I have mixed feelings about Twitter (and much of the other social media). On one hand, I really love to play around with all of the new social media tools and am excited about what’s going on and the potential for learning. On the other hand, much of their value is exaggerated. A lot of this social media stuff can be distracting and a waste of time. like to focus on the more practical information that I can use. You know who you are.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009
    [2009] Text-to-Speech to Enjoying Traffic Jams!
    Do you experience traffic jams? Do you curse at other 'Monkey' drivers? Do you feel like beating the 'Beep' out of them? Do you listen to the radio hoping for the right song? Do you spend more than 1 hour traveling on the road every day? Do you feel that you are wasting your time? Do you prefer just listening to music (to relax and chill!)? Do you have an iPod or MP3 player? REFLECTING Why waste so much time basically doing nothing while getting annoyed in traffic jams. Some people could potentially have learned enough to get a degree while stuck countless hours in traffic jams.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [2009] Is Boltelicious Keyboard Skills Required To Facilitate Online Effectively?
    Can you eat chicken nuggets a few hours before a 100 meters sprint race, and smash the world record with ease? If you are Usain Bolt, YES YOU CAN! Although, I have never been thrilled about eating chicken nuggets, I somehow feel like eating some right now. Since he went to McDonalds, I suppose. will stick to eating chicken rice at the Mamak stall. couple of juicy chicken legs with rice, and a mixture of different vegetables, curry and red hot chili peppers. Now, that is something I can't resist! His confidence and natural ability is breathtakingly breathtaking. 40+ words per minute.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
    [2009] [from catspyjamasnz] Australian Flexible Learning Framework - The seven deadly sins of e-learning - July 2009
    The s even deadly sins of e-learning Twitter , Moodle and Ning get you excited about learning, and blogs , wikis and RFIDs are common terms in your vocabulary. Visiting a virtual world is the norm, and you can’t understand why your colleagues don’t jump on board the e-learning super highway immediately. Well, according to Dr Karen Becker , a lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology with a PhD in ‘ Unlearning in the Workplace’ , many people need to unlearn past behaviours before they can accept that e-learning is a powerful teaching and learning tool.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
    [2009] Mobile Learning in India
    Six in ten people (more than 4 billion individuals) around the world are carrying a powerful computing device in their pockets and purses. They don’t realize it, but today’s mobile phones have the computing power of a personal computer from the mid-nineties, while consuming a fraction of the energy and are made at significantly lower cost. In India, the mobile phone has revolutionized communication and India is now one of the fastest growing markets for mobile phone services, with growing usage and increasing penetration. All of these learning processes can be supported through mobile phones.
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