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  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2009
    [2009] Will at Work Learning: Myths the Business Side Has About Learning: Result of Data Gathering
    About Search This Blog Web Notable Books Sponsoring Ads (vT1) Tracker Sponsoring Ads (vG2) « Performance Support for High-Stress Situations | Main | Famous Measuring-Training Story from Neil Rackham » Friday, 23 January 2009 Myths the Business Side Has About Learning: Result of Data Gathering I've been gathering a list of Myths that the Business Side Has about Learning. link] Posted by: Dan R | Saturday, 24 January 2009 at 05:57 AM Very useful will. Will at Work Learning Will Thalheimers research-based commentary on learning, performance, and the industry thereof.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2009
    [2009] Predictions for 2009
    My predictions for 2009: With the continued economic difficulties, e-learning will grow due to its cost efficiency, or at least its perceived cost efficiency. And because of its low environmental impact it will become very attractive to companies wishing to become "green." Blogs and social media will grow as a knowledge management tool. It has already begun, but we will see it become more common place. And they will not only be used as learning tools internally, but also externally, reaching out and educating clients and customers. Blogging m-Learning e-Learning Networking
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [2009] Six Steps to Creating High Quality Video Training by Jeremy Vest
    Games and immersive learning are great, but today the most accessible and most easily developed instructional medium is video. Producing great video instruction for use online is simpler than you may think, and may also be less expensive than other rapid development methods. Here are six steps you can begin using today to develop online video e-Learning.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
    [2009] SMBs and Social Learning Technologies
    Here are slides from the presentation I did yesterday. The session was hosted by SumTotal Systems. SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). View more presentations from Janet Clarey. Some notes: Polls: Most attending work in L&D with some HR, IT, and learning services providers. Most attending work in organization with 2000+ ee’s but several were SMBs (under 2K ee’s for this presentation). Current learning delivery channels primarily ILT classroom and ILT online as well as a fair amount of self-paced e-learning. Very few people work with fellow employees at one physical location.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009
    [2009] Role Models in Educational Technology on Ada Lovelace Day
    Suw Charman-Anderson is the catalyst behind Ada Lovelace Day , “an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology.”. Suw described Lovelace as someone who understood that computers could do a lot more than crunch numbers. think our little corner of the blogosphere – the edusphere – has a fair amount of women who understand that “learning technology” encompasses a much broader definition of both learning and technology. I’ve blogged about women edubloggers a total of six times (list below) each time finding new and interesting voices to follow and learn from.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009
    [2009] LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga
    It’s Friday yay! That means it’s time to feature another LMS that kicks ass! This is the seventh featured system in my Friday series highlighting LMSs that are doing innovative, kick-ass things with social media. Mzinga is the result of a merger between KnowledgePlanet and Shared Insights at the end of 2007. My first encounter with them was when they were still known as KnowledgePlanet. I was at a demo of their system at a company near where I live - an area that is not an easy destination to fly to. Anyway, the rep I was working with at the time was Jen Chambers. Thanks Dave!
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] The Future Of Learning Design
    If you are intrigued by the future of learning design, you won’t want to miss the second half of this interview with Karl Kapp. In case you missed the first half, see Games and Simulations. Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer? Karl: The biggest problem is that in the learning field we sometimes get seduced by the technology and forget the underlying learning need and, even more importantly, the underlying business need. Learning initiatives are not altruistic for companies. Wrong format. Thanks, Karl!
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009
    [2009] Learning Pulse
    Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse April 8th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Jay Cross has started a conversation on the Future of Organizational Learning and Development. Brandon-Hall just published a new 526-page report entitled “Learning Technology Products 2009: Authoring Tools, Learning Management Systems, and Learning Content Management Systems” that contains short one – to three – page profiles of the products featured in three Brandon Hall Research KnowledgeBases: Authoring Tool KnowledgeBase, LMS KnowledgeBase and LCMS KnowledgeBase.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
    [2009] Learning Pulse
    Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse October 30th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Harold Jarche is blogging about the future of the training department , briefly looking back at the pre-training age and then at how training has evolved after its invention in the 20th century. Clive Shepherd is blogging on how this has changed in 2009. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Learning technologies are not adopted similarly by all types of people. But this year we have seen a major shift. Many of my colleagues are doing the same.” No trackbacks yet.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
    [2009] US eLearning Market Stats: 2009
    eLearning Network today released the below graphic providing some stats about the US eLearning market in 2009. That report put the world market in 2009 at $27.1 Related posts: Global Self-Paced eLearning Market Forecasts eLearning Development India: Results of Salary Survey 2009 CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009. Tags: eLearning eLearning Business eLearning Development eLearning Market eLearning Market Stats US eLearning Market Stats US eLearning Market Stats: 2009 Click To Enlarge The Image.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009
    [2009] learning pulse
    Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse May 27th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Tony Karrer is blogging about the term “meta-learning” and its definition as it was used in the article “ Become a chief meta-learning officer ” by Jay Cross and Clark Quinn. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Great insights are shared by author and commenters. Harold Jarche is exploring the challenges of training in complex environments. “In complex environments, only emergent practices are effective, as backward-looking “good practices” are inadequate”. No trackbacks yet.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] Does your organization need a Chief Learning Officer?
    Innovation in eLearning | Upside Learning CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009. Upside Learning sponsored the inaugural CLO Summit India at the end of last week. My partner Amit Gautam and I attended the summit and came back satisfied with the level of participation seen at this inaugural summit. Overall we felt it was a great inaugural event that pulled in some respected names to speak. There were some equally respected names in the audience too. We feel the CLO Summit has the potential to grow into a premier HR event in India focused around L&D. Do you need a CLO?
  • 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
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
    [2009] Convert ILT to eLearning - Estimating
    I received an inquiry from a reader and I'm hoping that people can chime in on their thoughts. It relates to my post about eLearning Costs , which bases cost estimates on seat time of the eLearning course. So, the basic question is: We current provide a two day (16 hour) classroom training course for our employees. We are planning to prepare an e-learning course based on this classroom course. How should we estimate the e-learning course duration for this lesson? What are the important criteria in estimating eLearning duration when its based on a classroom course? Is it feasible to do so?
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Innovation Awards 2009
    We’ve just announced the innovation awards associated with LearnTrends 2009. The session was fraught with technical difficulties, so I thought it would be worth capturing a bit about each of the four award winners here. CUDA Business Brain CUDA technologies is a small software firm within the Hi Performance Learning and IQ Business Group in South Africa, the United Stated and Australia. In 2007, they launched the CUDA Business Brain as an integrated Workplace Performance Support Solution. It provides a blend of learning management and performance support. Congratulations to the winners.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] CAC 2009 Student Presentations
    Mock E-Learning RFP Fall 2009 This semester the focus is on developing a “Training System” for the introduction of a new product from Big Power Tool Company (BPTC). Today student's present their mock solution to a mock exercise as part of their Master's of Science in Instructional Technology degree requirement. It is a great event. Students have written a 40 page proposal, created a 20 minute "sales" presentation and are prepared for a 15 minute question and answer session from our corporate advisory council members (we have over 30 in attendance this semester).
  • 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.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
    [2009] Are Learning and Entertainment Mutually Exclusive?
    Jennifer’s post titled Corporate Training – Journalism or Entertainment , really got me thinking about learning versus entertainment. Are they congruous or exclusive? want to believe training can effectively be delivered in an entertaining way. I for one want to be entertained. However, is it possible that I may learn more from something on the boring side? Possibly, it is a fine line to follow. Let’s consider a couple examples. How frequently does an instructor lead training have a lively and entertaining facilitator, is fun to attend and popular with learners? Where is the balance?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] The Best EDU Blogs on the Planet!
    Here are other useful blog lists: 100 Most Inspiring and Innovative Blogs for Educators Blogs by Indian Learning Professionals and Companies (Manish Mohan) Top 50 P-12 Edublogs (Dangerously Irrelevant) Top 100 Language Blogs 2009 Top ELearning Blogs The Top 20 Venture Capital Bloggers (Erick Schonfeld) Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs (Upside Learning Blog) 8 Top Elearning Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss (Articulate) SPECIAL MENTION Alright, I cannot resist! TOP BLOGS! blogs or sites of this and that. Is that so hard to ask for? within 10-15 minutes. MY TOP LISTS = TROUBLE?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009
    [2009] The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS
    As responses to a recent post where I listed f ive things not to do while selecting an LMS I received a couple of queries about using an Open Source LMS, customizing it to suit the requirements and if it is advisable to do so. There were also questions around the best approach to use an open source LMS and on how to estimate the amount of maintenance such might require on an ongoing basis. This post is for people exploring an open source LMS as an option either for a new LMS setup or for a switch-over. A lot has already been written about open source LMSs in multiple contexts. Training.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009
    [2009] the Horizon report 2009 from Educause
    The Educause Horizon Report for 2009 has just been published. It makes predictions about the emerging technologies that are likely to have a significant impact on education. This year's predictions are: mobile devices, cloud computing, geo-everything, the personal web, semantic-aware applications, and smart objects (always linked with examples). With its 36 pages it is a great report to read. Not always that surprising, but I bet you will be able to use some of the links to your benefit. For more details see the full report.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [2009] $1 million e-learning no more…
    Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > $1 Million e-Learning no more… $1 Million e-Learning no more… April 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’ve been in the training and development business for nearly 20 years now. September 18th, 2009 at 12:02 | #1 rapid elearning courses rapid elearning courses… Hey nice post there. I’m Aaron from rapid elearning courses and I’ll be following your stuff from now on. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Things certainly have changed a lot in that time. Each course cost over $1 million dollars! Regards!…
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2009
    [2009] ASTD ICE 2009 -Impressions
    I’ll confess that I may not have been at the ASTD conference every day this past week, but I do have some impressions of the event I’d like to share. I was pleasantly surprised at the large turn-out (unofficial estimates are somewhere around 8,000), which was comprised of a large contingent of international attendees and probably a good amount of people networking for a job. This was my first visit to ICE since the DotCom Era. sensed some of the same vibrancy of those heady days when eLearning exhibits reached several stories high. There are insiders, and then there are outsiders.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  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.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
    [2009] E-Learning Debate 2009
    Today saw a tremendous gathering of the who's who of UK learning technologies in the historic debating chamber of the Oxford Union. Many thanks must go to e-learning developers Epic for putting together this event and allowing their own industry to be placed under the microscope. The motion was as follows: "This house believes that the e-learning of today is essential for the important skills of tomorrow." " Needless to say this wording is open to all sorts of interpretations. There were eight speakers, so excuse the fact that my notes are sketchy: For: Prof. serious gaming, etc.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  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.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [2009] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 My Top Ten Tools for 2009 Cammys Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ► September (7) ► August (4) ► July (5) ► June (6) ► May (10) ▼ April (6) Games for the Six and Under Crowd (iPod Touch/iPho. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Now I stop first at Twitter. Have a question?
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] 2009 Predictions How Did I Do?
    In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. So this post is my chance to go back to the predictions I made at the start of 2009 and see how I did. #1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Certainly the Hottest Topics in eLearning for 2009 were social and informal learning.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] 2009 Top Posts and Topics
    It’s interesting at the end of the year to go back through blog posts to see what my Best of 2009 is. I’ll also do a post similar to my post last year 2008 2009 that will look at my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009. But for now, let me just focus on my Best of 2009. Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank eLearning Portal Integration Data Driven Notable Topics for 2009 Work Skills and Knowledge Work Work Skills Keeping Up? What I found is that read counts are actually dominated by mostly older posts. eLearning Technology.
  • 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!
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009
    [2009] Learning Professionals’ Skills 2.0 – Learning Circuits Big Question July 2009
    This month's Learning Circuits Blog Big Question is. In a Learning 2.0 world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more. skills development Learning Circuits Blog Big Question Learning Professional
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos
    With increasing bandwidths and better compression techniques available, use of videos in Flash platform based eLearning courses is on the rise. However, often we find videos not being used optimally. This could leave your learners with a bad experience. Here are a few technical aspects to keep in mind when working with videos. Please do share any others that you may know in comments area. 1. Choosing source video. a. Don’t double compress videos – use uncompressed or lossless formats when compressing to FLV format. b. Supported source formats are: asf, avi, dv, mov, mp4, mpg, mpeg, wmv.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  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.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
    [2009] 2008 2009
    It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. In my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 , my last prediction was: Prediction #10 => Knowledge Worker Skills - Just Beginning in 2008, Big in 2009 The discussion of knowledge work skills is going to be BIG. We won't hear much this year, but in 2009, this will be something you'll hear in a big way. The fact that this is one of the general sessions at ASTD TechKnowledge is interesting way to start 2009.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
    [2009] My Top 10 Learning Tools, Apr 2009
    My top 10 learning tools in April 2009: Google Reader – I read blogs via RSS feeds. It’s time to update my top 10 learning tools and techniques list. This time I’ll try to focus more on tools and services. You can view my previous lists of Aug 08 and Jan 08. have tried Google Reader, NetVibes, Bloglines and Feedly, and I have stuck to Google Reader. It also allows me to share interesting articles from my feeds. In case you are interested, you can view my shared items here. Twitter – I will complete one year of Twittering next month. It’s been a great learning tool.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009
    [2009] Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009
    Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Ignatia Webs , April 7, 2009 While trying out different types of solar panels, I began to like the set of solar panels mentioned below. Steve Hargadon: Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education , April 3, 2009 web2.0
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2009
    [2009] The Big Question: Predictions for 2009
    The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for January asks what are your challenges, plans and predictions for 2009? Here are my offerings: Challenges Keeping innovation and change on the agenda when all anyone's interested in is survival. Keeping the income flowing in when spending on external contractors could take a hit. Plans I want to finish my project Learning in all Contexts , which has been on the back burner too long. also want to write a short and really accessible book on learning technology for trainers. When there are days left over you do your own thing.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
    [2009] E-Learning Tools List - Top 10 for 2009
    Every year Jane Hart – owner and proprietor of the estimable Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies website asks learning professionals to submit their Top 10 E-Learning Tools for the. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
    [2009] My Top Ten Tools for Learning 2009
    As of January 2009, Sakai is our LMS, a great improvement over our previous system. 10. I’m updating my Top Ten Tools for Learning for Jane Hart’s Top 100 list. decided this year that I wouldn’t look at my 2007 or 2008 lists first and would just start fresh. I’m also organizing my list into tools for personal learning and for developing courses. Personal Learning. Google Reader is my main tool for personal learning right now, as it’s the hub where everything I read comes in. When I’m actively working on new ideas, this is where I collect my thoughts.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
    [2009] Top Nine Posts of 2009
    Building Better Learning Games My live blogged notes from an April 2009 webinar with Enspire learning. 4. From January 2009, in which I get Karl Kapp’s goat ;) 5. wrote this one back in June 2009 and it does seem to be the year of Moodle. The eLearning Guild’s 2009 LMS report certainly agrees , and by evidence of the number of corporate Moodle projects we’ve worked on this year at Kineo the tipping point seems to have arrived. 6. Looking through this list, most of these posts weren’t even written in 2009! Why not ten? I don’t know. 1. Isn’t there a better way?
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [2009] Learned about Learning in 2009
    And as part of this, I’ve been taking advantage of: 2009 Predictions How Did I Do? 2009 Top Posts and Topics , Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009 and just running through my blog posts for the year. 2009 has continued that effort. I’m convinced that we are all struggling to have our Work Skills Keep Up. And many of my 2009 Top Posts and Topics are related to exactly this. Online Sessions / Conferences / Discussions => Now Visible Networking I’ve seen during 2009 a real growth in the ability to spark up interesting discussions as online sessions.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Portal Integration
    I've had a similar discussion several times over the past few months. These discussions center on what requirements should go into an LMS RFP and more broadly how the LMS should really be integrated into the organization. Initially, the conversation was about having learning content appear on the enterprise portal. Many LMS vendors provide portlets, gadgets or widgets that allow for access of learning content (most often meaning courses and courseware) through the corporate portal. This has been a common requirement for a number of years. And it's definitely a nice thing to have done.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Video-Based eLearning Authoring Tools
    I've been asked several times a similar question so I thought I would throw it out to see what readers here will recommend for doing basic video-based elearning authoring. The situation is that they have five, two-hour training videos (10 hours total). It's currently used as a watch and then answer these questions experience. The topic almost doesn't matter, but assume it's Safety Training. They would like to convert this to self-paced eLearning. Thus roughly: Video Segment -> Questions -> Video Segment -> Questions -> Exam They do not have an LMS, but they need some kind of reporting.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2009
    [2009] The Year That Was 2009
    Here’s a look back at the popular posts on this blog and where readers came from during 2009. Top 10 posts: eLearning and Content Development Salaries in India. Also in the list were posts inviting participation in the survey and the 2008 salary survey findings. Rules for Kids and Teenagers for Facebook Usage Instructional Designer Competencies Getting Started with Instructional Design Learn and Lead (About) Blogs by Indian Learning Professionals and Companies Web 2.0 Quotient - version 1.1 shift happens (Data source: Google Analytics).
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009
    [2009] Unofficial eLearning Salary Survey 2009
    Launching the Unofficial Salary Survey for eLearning / Content Development Jobs in India for year 2009. Click Unofficial eLearning Salary Survey of India 2009 to participate in the survey. There's nothing official about this survey. The survey is not based on responses by companies but based on responses provided by you, the employee. This survey is not associated with any organization. The survey is anonymous. This year I also attempt to find out how the economic conditions have impacted the salary hikes this year. will publish the findings on my blog here sometime in August.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [2009] Blog: August 2009
    Top 10 posts viewed in August 2009: Online Induction: Ice-breaker activities (August 7th) - read 634 times. Reading: Global Mobile Learning Research Project 2009 (August 19th). Blackboard vs. Moodle: a comparison (July 23rd). What is a Learning Technologist (August 13th). Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators (May 9th). In the Classroom. August 3rd). Poll: What is the best mLearning Device? August 15th). Effective Practice in a Digital Age - JISC (August 1st). Why call it 'eLearning' when it is clearly NOT eLearning (April 1st). Universities face closure (August 13th).
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] Top Learning Resources of 2009
    2009 was a continuation of my journey of online self-learning. share with you the top learning resources from my PLE (personal learning environment) for the year 2009. Here are my top learning resources for the year 2009 (in no particular order): Twitter has been one of the most valuable learning tool for me this year. have found these valuable in my learning during the year. This is definitely not a comprehensive list. You can find the learning professionals I follow here and here. If you thought PowerPoint was boring, you’d be dead wrong. Great writing on leadership.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [2009] CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009
    CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) recently published their annual Learning and Development report and is now available for download. Some data that’s emerged is quite interesting. “Fewer practitioners (39 per cent) are involved in “introducing or extending e-learning” this year, a fall of 6 per cent on 2008.&#. It’s disappointing to read that a little more than a third of the respondents will introduce or continue their eLearning programs. Perhaps this ties into the current economic conditions or their company’s track record and results in implementing eLearning.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009
    [2009] Sense-making with PKM
    Note: This is a revised HTML version of previous PDF’s posted on the site , which should make it easier for sharing. We may learn on our own but usually not by ourselves. People learn socially. In looking at how we can make sense of the growing and changing knowledge in our respective professional fields, I see two parallel processes that support each other. One is internally focused, as in “How do I learn this?” and the other is external, as in “Who can help me learn this?”. Here is an internal process based on repeating four activities: Sort. Categorize. Make Explicit. Retrieve. Write.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Five
    Scripting tips from Matt. This week's class was a whirl wind of different platforms. We started in Second Life and then we went to ProtoSphere and then to Centra and then back to Second Life. We visited the Genome project and the Particle Laboratory in Second Life, both great places and then we went into ProtoSphere to check it out and then we went to learn a little about scripting in Centra and then we went into Second Life to do some scripting. One really cool web site we visited allowed us to create automatic Second Life scripts. Hillary's page also has other great Second Life information.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Four
    Class visits the Holocaust Museum in Second Life. This class consisted of three different parts. The first part we visited the exhibit at the US Holocaust Museum. The interactive nature of the exhibit and the interactions of the avatars with the exhibit made it a great educational place to visit. Holocaust Museum has some really well done effectives like fire and falling glass. We then had guest speaker Heather Gee. Heather provided a great tutorial on how to build a building within Second Life. She provide advise on creating phantom walls, how to make a roof and other key building information.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Three
    Experimenting with building in SL. This class was a blended class, as I am travelling in AZ, I recorded the first part of the session as an asynchronous class which students listened to before attending the "live" session. The recording discussed Learning Archetypes and using the ADDIE model to create instruction. The presentation below combines last night's class with some concepts (like the Tony O'Driscoll's Seven Sensibilities) that we covered in other classes. Why3 D2 Penn State Presentation View more presentations from kkapp. Then we all experimented with building.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Two
    Border crossing created in Second Life for use at Loyalist College. This class began with a tour of the border patrol work done by Ken Hudson and others at Loyalist College. It took a while but we were able to get everyone assembled and then toured the area and where able to see both the automobile crossing and the location used for air transportation training as well. Impressive. Here is a video about the project at Loyalist. We then discussed the Seven Sensibilities of 3D Learning developed by my co-author Tony O'Driscoll. Here is a video he created on the topic.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class One
    Getting the class together in SL. Recently, we had our first summer class of the course "Learning in 3D," the class focuses on how to create 3D learning spaces and how to use those spaces effectively to promote learning and to leverage the wonderful attributes of 3D. First we talked about different levels of Gamers (Game 1.0-4.0). To find out what level gamer you are, consider playing Gamer Rater. Evolution of avatars (thanks again Heather Gee). We then discussed different kids focused simulations, simulated games and virtual worlds like: Simulations at Edheads.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009
    [2009] 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009
    In my post, 2008 2009 - written in December 2008, I looked at how well I did in those predictions, and my results were pretty good, not perfect. Some training will still be preferred face to face such as when team building or in-person soft skills are important, but 2009 will be the year when we realize that we should be justifying any in-person training. self-directed learning, quick wins and toolkits all suggest that more web pages - authored via wikis - will be the name of the game in 2009. 2009 is going to be a big year for this issue. tools.
  • MAKING CHANGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2009
    [2009] Why you want to focus on actions, not learning objectives » Making Change
    Pop quiz! 1. What do these people need to do? A. Put out the fire. B. Describe the techniques used to extinguish a fire. 2. What does this woman need to do to stay in business? A. Sell flowers. B. Explain the principles of the flower-selling process. 3. This young man wants you to give him money. Which objective are you more likely to fund? A. Build a home for a displaced family in Sudan. B. Describe how to build a home for a displaced family in Sudan. Learning objectives are wimpy. Identify the action, then the knowledge. Many people start their design by writing learning objectives.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
    [2009] Dilbert Warns Me About Work Literacy
    Maybe reading blog posts about the topic is okay :) Tool Set 2009 Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Processing Pages with Links Networks and Learning Communities Collaborate Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Literacy Workshop eLearning Technology. Should the following Dilbert worry me about Work Literacy? Much of the idea of Work Literacy is to help people who need to keep up with how technology impacts knowledge work.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009
    [2009] Whither the library?
    I go to libraries, and check out books.  I admit it, when there’s a lot I want to read, I’d rather read it on paper (at 1200 dpi) versus on the screen.  And some recent debates have got me thinking about libraries in general, public and university.  There’re some issues that are unresolved, but leave me curious. As the editor on one for-profit journal (British Journal of Education Technology), and now on one ‘open access’ (Impact: Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning), I’ve been thinking more about the role of the journal, and the library. 
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009
    [2009] The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle
    While I agree vehemently with most of a post by Lars Hyland, he said one thing I slightly disagree with, and I want to elaborate on it.  He was disagreeing with  “buying rapid development tools to bash out ill formed ‘e-learning’ to an audience that will not only be unimpressed but also none the wiser - or more productive&# , a point I want to nuance.  I agree with not using rapid elearning to create courses for novices, but there is a role for bashing out courses for another audience, the practitioner.  And there’s something deeper here to tease out.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
    [2009] Over 100 Free Handwritten Fonts
    One of the questions I’m asked the most is, “What font are you using?” And it’s usually asked when I’ve used a handwritten font. That’s because handwritten fonts really stand out from the font crowd. Many of you are stuck with the default computer fonts. So you end up with elearning courses that all use the same familiar fonts. When you do want a font that’s less formal, you’re kind of stuck with comic sans, and we all know how much people like comic sans. Sure, you have the option of purchasing more fonts. That means you either buy them or you can’t use them. Use them as you wish. It’s free.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
    [2009] Business applications of Twitter
    Earlier this week, I attended a Twitter Camp billed Twitter is not for dummies. I had the privilege of facilitating one of the breakout sessions, which focused on the business applications of Twitter. We discussed a range of issues around this topic, and we generated some really bright ideas that I feel are worth pursuing in the corporate sector. Some of the ideas specifically relate to e-learning, while others may fall more comfortably into other portfolios. In a nutshell, I see the business applications of Twitter falling into three main categories: 1. External. 2. Internal. 3. Personal.
  • 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
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] What I Learned in 2009
    I'm not going to entirely couch this in terms of "What I Learned About Learning" ( this month's Big Question ) because I think it is all of a piece this year. Lesson 1: Learning how to play well with others I find that playing well with others often means ceding control. This requires huge amounts of trust. This year, the administrative team for our partially implemented LMS grew from 1.5 ( the Veteran did a lot of work with the Instructor-Led tracking piece) to 4. trust the other team members implicitly. History. They seem to feel the same way about me. It ain't policy - just common courtesy.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] Weapon of mass detraction
    It became a phenomenon in 2009. Galper was keynote speaker at the High Ed Web 2009 conference held in Milwaukee, USA earlier in the year. Expo (danah boyd) The great keynote meltdown of 2009 (Michael Fienen) Image source (edited) Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. No, not Twitter. I'm talking about the use of Twitter as a weapon of mass detraction - as a means of heckling keynote speakers at conferences. As a way to vent your spleen when you feel that the speaker you paid to come to hear is missing the mark. It's not the only occurance of 'harshtagging' either.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [2009] What is 'Cloud Computing', and what can it do for Education?
    I keep hearing people talk about the ‘cloud’ and ‘cloud computing’ So, what is it? Well; “Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet.&# ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing ). Does that help? No, then how about … “The concept, quite simply, is that vast computing resources will reside somewhere out there in the ether (rather than in your computer room) and we’ll connect to them and use them as needed.&# ( Times Online, May 2008 ). Web 3.0
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009
    [2009] My humble and short eLearning predictions for 2009
    What will 2009 give us? And I imagine 2009 will give us: content, social media, educational policies and. So let me give you my predictions for 2009. The world is evolving from an industrial age into a knowledge age, so content will become key in 2009. wish you all a fantastic 2009 in which you will see your wishes come true. Whatever we want it to give us, I imagine. mobile learning. First of all why should any of us learn? No matter how restricted your life has become, if you study you increase your chances to pick-up life once chances come along.
  • 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.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009
    [2009] Presentation: Twitter in Education
    Twitter in Education Twitter Blogging eLearning Social Network University 2.0 Web 2.0
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009
    [2009] Here's to the crazy ones
    Are you considered a little crazy? Are your ideas looked on with scorn, or with mild amusement? Well, don't give up. Twice I have come across the same quote today, in two different versions, and I now think that someone, somewhere is trying to tell me something. So I share it here with you. I'm not sure whether this is even the complete quote, but it's one that really inspires me, and the words also turn up within the amazing portrait by Dylan Roscover of Apple guru Steve Jobs (left): Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [2009] A Web 2.0 wonderland
    Instead of simply recommending some Web 2.0 tools to you in the traditional way, I thought I would do something different. It's the festive season after all, and if that's not a licence for a bit of fun, then what is? So here are the links to some tools some of you already know about and may have been using for some time, and perhaps a few tools you have not heard of, or would like to try out. Many more Web 2.0 tools can be found with links on the Go2Web20 Website. An API New Year to all! Beware the Jabbify , my son! The apps that bite, the widgets catch! One, two! One, two! Delicious day!
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009
    [2009] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild 2009 Salary Report
    Wednesday, January 07, 2009 eLearning Guild 2009 Salary Report Check out the 2009 salary report from the eLearning Guild. ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ► September (7) ► August (4) ► July (5) ► June (6) ► May (10) ► April (6) ► March (9) ► February (4) ▼ January (9) Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Want more?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
    [2009] Nintendo’s Four I Standard
    I was digging through some older GDC related posts during the course of some research yesterday. In a keynote that Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata delivered to a packed house at this year’s Game Developers Conference. He mentioned the “Four I’s&# that Nintendo uses as a standard for the games it develops. The reason, I believe, is that it meets the standards we set for all software we develop. We call these standards the Four Is. First, is it truly innovative – something different from what has come before? Second, is it intuitive ? Third, is it inviting ?
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [2009] Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug
    Jack Merklein from Xerox Global Services did a really great presentation at LearnTrends 2009 entitled - Common tools for Diverse Communities at Xerox Global Services. You can find the LearnTrends 2009 Recording including Jack’s presentation. A few follow-up thoughts. Jack is responsible for the development, care and tools for learning communities and knowledge sharing initiatives. Instead, it focused on Jack’s no nonsense ability to make communities an effect part of learning. And particularly, I got to spend time with Jack on how he sells learning communities in the organization.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] Open Source LMS
    Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS - Upside Learning Blog , October 23, 2009 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Learning Visions , June 26, 2009 Concerning Open Source, LMSs and SCORM: Correcting Some Common Misconceptions - The E-Learning Curve , October 19, 2009 To open source or not? Yes, Obama Says!) - ZaidLearn , May 16, 2009 Sakai 3 Development Process - Experiencing eLearning , June 9, 2009 How Big is Moodle?
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009
    [2009] Top 20 Posts for Q1 2009
    Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 eLearning Conferences Tool Set 2009 Remote Collaboration Better Memory Share Best Practices – Patterns Information Radar How long does it take to select an LMS? One of the best things about having kids is getting a Spring Break with them. I'm fortunate enough to be doing that this week. So, rather than doing my normal posts, what I decided to do was to go back and do a couple of best of posts during the week. Of course, I cheated and used eLearning Learning to help me come up with these.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [2009] Reflecting on 2009's Posts - Big Question
    December's Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog is "What did you learn about learning in 2009," but they also suggest looking at your  top 2009 posts for "aha moments." So, here are my top ten 2009 posts according my blog's best of list found through eLearningLearning. cannot speak about what I learned without mentioning that in 2009 my employer (Provident Bank) was acquired another bank. In 2009, I learned that I was extremely lucky to have been part of, and to have learned from, such a cohesive, talented and very effective team of trainers.
  • DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2009
    [2009] The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009
    December’s Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog is “What did you learn about learning in 2009”. This year has been interesting and eventful for me. have had many new things to learn and some things to unlearn. If I had to identify one key take-away, it would have to be my own learning about social learning and networking. realized the power of this by joining twitter and building my own Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Twitter has opened a new platform for me where I am meeting with and interacting with people on all things learning using only a few words.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
    [2009] Why mobile learning is on the rise and benefits diverse populations
    In January 2009 Carly Shuler (a fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center ) came out with a fabulous paper on the benefits of mobile learning entitled: pockets of potential - Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children’s Learning. Although the document focuses on mobile learning for children, you can easily deduct the benefits for all learner groups. Carly Shuler recently graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with an Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation and Education, where she studied how new media and emerging technologies can be used to effectively educate children.
  • 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
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
    [2009] Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?
    Training companies the world over are changing the way they operate and the services they offer customers. An important one is the inclusion of eLearning (or online training) as part of their core offerings for existing and new customers. Such an offering is not purely driven by a cost-saving strategy on the customer’s part, but is also due to the growing acceptance of eLearning as an effective way of delivering training. An appropriate Learning Management System (LMS) is the key to the successful execution of this piece of strategy. Who’s who in the LMS?
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009
    [2009] 2009: the year of bad measurement?
    However, what we will see in 2009 is even more pressure being exerted on L&D departments and suppliers alike to get more from less. So my tip for a trend to watch in 2009 is bad measurement…and lots of it. Having been at Learning Technologies, I got the sense that the e-learning industry is maturing to the point where there’s little radically new. This will inevitably lead to more effort on measuring results as a means of prioritising scarce resources. Here’s a few examples of how focusing on one measure can lead to the wrong conclusions being drawn: 1.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2009
    [2009] Online Induction: What happened?
    I wrote the post " Online Induction: What can possibly go wrong? " as I was getting myself and the materials ready for a week of induction activities for new students to the online degree programme at Bournemouth University. This, in itself, was a follow up to the " Online Induction: Icebreaker Activities ", where I was working through some ideas on what I would deploy for the students. So, with a week to recover, reflect, and collect the stragglers, how did it go? They then linked this page to the wiki home page, so other students could find and leave a comment on it. Wiki support video ].
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] Success depends on who we work with
    Here’s a description from Connected: The surprising power of our social networks and how they shape our lives , in which sociologist, Brian Uzzi, describes how creative teams (musical productions) function: Uzzi found that teams made up of individuals who had never before worked together fared poorly, greatly increasing the chance of a flop. These networks were not well connected and contained mostly weak ties. At the other extreme, groups made up of individuals who had all worked together previously also tended to create musicals that were unsuccessful. Creativity. Passion.
  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] Learning 2009
    The Big Question for December is: What did you learn about learning in 2009? We are going to continue a tradition in the Big Question. If you are a blogger, I would highly recommend taking this as an opportunity to go back through your blog posts over the year and looking for any "aha moments" or highlight the posts that you think were the best/most interesting. If you happen to be a blogger who is part of eLearning Learning , there are some tricks you can use to help you find your best stuff for the year - see Using Special Parameters to Create Year End Post for details on that.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
    [2009] Can Fun Help Change Behaviors?
    Yes, we believe it can. Having fun is an experience that stays with you longer than any form of instruction. We advocate inclusion of games & fun interactions to achieve long term learning, and change of behaviors. Learning Games that pull learners to have fun (and learn while they have fun). This video below from the fun theory , an initiative of Volkswagen, shows just how fun could be effective in getting people to consider changing their habits. Let’s use more fun activities in our learning courses as well. Related posts: What are Serious Games?
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009
    [2009] Education Enhancement Conference, May 2009
    The annual Bournemouth University Education Enhancement Conference is taking place tomorrow (May 21st, 2009), with presentations from the various schools and partner colleges. The emphasis is being placed on “Improving Assessment and Feedback&# this year, with the keynote speech being given by Professor Stephen Hill. Professor Hill will be talking about “Radical Approaches to Assessment and [.]. Conferences Conference eAssessment ePortfolio eResources VLE Web 2.0
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
    [2009] Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning
    This results in posts such as: LearnTrends - Sound - Best of eLearning Learning Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning Camtasia - LMS - LCMS - Best of eLearning Learning August 2009 These posts are sent via email to people who have subscribed to the Best Of. eLearning Learning continues to improve, but I'm hoping to find people who want to work with me to make it even better. How eLearning Learning Works I've described all the elements of eLearning Learning before, but never in that much detail. We currently have several different groups of Curators. Human tagging?
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [2009] My Top Ten Tools for 2009
    Cammy's Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. Google Reader It's how I stay informed on the latest blog posts and news. Used to be my first stop in the morning after email, although that's recently changed. Now I stop first at Twitter. Tweetdeck I'm officially hooked to Twitter and use Tweetdeck to organize and group those I follow. My best column: eLearning, of course! Not only is Twitter great for the occasional laugh, but also a great source of information and links. Have a question? Ask your Twitter network! Very cool! Really.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
    [2009] 7 Tips for Better E-Learning Scenarios
    Tidbits: Next week, I’ll be in Washington DC at the ASTD 2009 International Conference & Exposition. In a previous post, we looked at how you can make your elearning courses more effective and engaging by getting your learners to pull the course content rather than you just pushing it out to them. great way to create a pull-type course is build it around problem-solving scenarios. scenario can put the course content into a context that is relevant to the learners because they can use the information in a real world setting. Focus on the desired result. What’s in it for the learner?
  • ELEARNING 3.0   |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [2009] Top 60 Jobs That Will Rock the Future
    Republished With Permission from GetDegrees.com. We know where the jobs are now… but where will they be ten years from now? Twenty? Some job descriptions will always be in need, but many others are evolving to fit the ever-changing course of technology and science. When the future of employment comes, will you be ready? Read on for some ideas of what to expect: HEALTH CARE. 1. Medical Roboticist. New technology is doing amazing things for medical patients these days, especially in the world of robotics. We aren’t quite at a Six-Million Dollar Man level yet – but we’re getting awfully close.
  • ELEARNING 3.0   |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [2009] Top 60 Jobs That Will Rock the Future
    Republished With Permission from GetDegrees.com. We know where the jobs are now… but where will they be ten years from now? Twenty? Some job descriptions will always be in need, but many others are evolving to fit the ever-changing course of technology and science. When the future of employment comes, will you be ready? Read on for some ideas of what to expect: HEALTH CARE. 1. Medical Roboticist. New technology is doing amazing things for medical patients these days, especially in the world of robotics. We aren’t quite at a Six-Million Dollar Man level yet – but we’re getting awfully close.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Guild 2009 Salary Report
    Check out the 2009 salary report from the eLearning Guild. Brent Schlenker asks, " Are you making over $78k as an elearning professional?" Want more? Here's an older post of mine on salaries for instructional designers.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2009
    [2009] Learner Personas for eLearning
    One thing we can learn from the field of User Experience design is how to create user personas , better known as learner personas in the world of eLearning. Personas are well-developed profiles of audience member groups for whom we are designing a course. These audience groups are prototypes of learners in your target audience that share common characteristics, such as their training goals, job responsibilities, educational background or skill level. Every course has at least one audience group and most courses have several. Why Create Personas? Gather Information First. Then Write.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009
    [2009] How to Create E-Learning Courses That Don’t Waste Your Learner’s Time - The Rapid eLearning Blog
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [2009] Social Software Adoption
    Dion Hinchcliffe declared 2009 - The year of the shift to Enterprise 2.0. You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0 adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0 Web 2.0
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  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.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  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.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009
    [2009] Business of Learning
    The challenges for publishers has been well documented: From Terrible to Terrifying : “The stats show that total newspaper ad sales dropped by an unprecedented 28.28% in the first quarter of 2009, a deep plunge that represents a loss of more than $2.6 This is a very strange time. While increasing amount of concept work and the pace of change puts a premium on learning, the business of learning faces an incredibly difficult time. In the past few weeks, I've had some really eye-opening conversations about the state of Learning as a Business. billion in ad revenue compared year-over-year.”
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009
    [2009] eLearning is not the answer
    eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. Corporations 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. In that first wave of eLearning, venture capitalists and the learning industry saw fortunes to be made by replacing instructors with computers. It didn’t work. Clive Shepard wrote about this a few months back. We were going to change the world and pick up some dot-com riches while we did it. Irrational exuberance? What happened? We were wrong.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
    [2009] Edubloggers 2009
    It's that time of the year and the Edublogger Awards are upon us again. Josie Fraser has done a remarkable job over the past few years organising this event. She deserves all of our thanks for the impact and reach it has had over the last few years in encouraging a veritable phalanx of creative and energetic posts on every educational topic imaginable. felt very honoured last year to be nominated in two categories - best individual blog and most influential blog post (neither of which I stood a cat's chance in Hell of winning of course.)
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