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  • MOBILE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009)
    University of Canberra, November 2009. Leonard Low. ABSTRACT: Since July 2007 there have been more mobile phones in operation in Australia than there are people ; and when you add in the other mobile, digital devices that ordinary Australians own – such as media players, digital cameras, and portable computing devices – it is apparent that there are tremendous tools for personal and lifelong learning in the pockets of our students.  Author’s Notes. Why aren’t students already using their mobile devices for personal and lifelong learning?
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
    [2009] Informal Learning 2.0
    Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Effectiveness – Jay Cross. Informal Learning 2.0. Jay Cross. In the world of business, the era of networks is crowding out the Industrial Age. Network connections are replacing rigidity with flexibility, penetrating internal boundaries and silos and obliterating the walls that have separated businesses from their customers. Networks reduce transfer costs to zero, enabling companies to focus on what they do best while outsourcing what others can do better. In sum, networks are ushering in new ways of doing business. Like the U.S.
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
    [2009] Review: Testlink - an open source test management system
    Testing is one of those tasks, like writing documentation, that most of us tend to avoid until abolutely necessary. good test process, however, should help to ensure that you deliver exactly what the client ordered, and allow you to prioritise fixing problems in the your system. Depending on the size of your project, and the number of interlinked systems, you may have a number of different stages of testing activity, such as: Unit testing - looking at each component part of one system. Unit link testing - looking at whether the "units" fit into their host system OK. Testlink is such a product.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009
    [2009] Mashups for Learning - 2009 - ASTD
    Site Map My ASTD Membership Store Home > Learning Circuits > 2009 > Mashups for Learning Mashups for Learning By Ryann K. Ellis Along with social networking, Gartner indentified enterprise mashups as one of its Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2009: “ Enterprises are now investigating taking mashups from cool web hobby to enterprise-class systems to augment their models for delivering and managing applications.&# However, while the workplace learning and performance community is familiar with social networking tools for learning, mashups are still a new concept for many.
  • 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
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009
    [2009] Ways of Effectively Leveraging your SME when developing e-learning
    Sumeet Moghe, 2009. I write this blog because I'm a little upset about the fact that we used our SME as a glorified proofreader in a recent module, than someone who could actually provide shape to the learning and its activities. I've been thinking all night about what we could have done and should do in future to use our SME(s) more effectively. Here are a few thoughts and I write it from the perspective of what a client would like a professional e-learning consultant to do: Do your homework An SME is likely to be quite passionate about their topic. or "How are you different?".
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009
    [2009] So many thoughts, so little time
    The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. Blog , January 26, 2009. How to Revise an Email So That People Will Read It - HarvardBusiness.org , April 14, 2009. Google Bets Big on HTML 5: News from Google I/O - OReilly Radar , May 27, 2009. New Twitter Research: Men Follow Men and Nobody Tweets - HarvardBusiness.org , June 1, 2009. Old Growth Media And The Future Of News - stevenberlinjohnson.com , March 14, 2009.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [2009] Video - What is a Learning Platform?
    Thanks to Chris Thomson and Aaron Bowler from the Sheffield East City Learning Centre. The video has a good finish; “… by itself the Learning Platform isn’t going to transform anything. It will all be down to how the staff and students choose to use it!&#. Wise words. Although Although this is aimed at primary and secondary schools (children & [.]. eLearning CMS LMS PLE University 2.0 Video VLE Web 2.0
  • SKILFUL MINDS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
    [2009] Social Business Design: Insights from HP’s WaterCooler
    So, here social media sits, between fear and faith. Needless to say, the truth about social media's implications for business design lies somewhere in the middle. The fact of the matter, as Todd Defren tells us, is that we need to begin seriously discussing "how Social Media Thinking will impact the greater whole of the company.". Customer Experience Enterprise 2.0 Experience Design social business design social media socialCRM
  • STICKY LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2009
    [2009] Twitter for learning
    Why wouldn't you use Twitter?! I've only been actively participating on Twitter for 4-5 months now. tweet (as @stickylearning ) mainly about learning related topics and follow people who also have learning as their main focus. I'm also interested in how design thinking impacts upon learning and the use of visuals to communicate ideas and knowledge.  In the few months that I've been active on Twitter I have been exposed to more ideas from more sources than in whole years previously. Twitter keeps me current. could attend workshops, but they take time and cost money. on Twitter. rnarchana. c4lpt.
  • BUSINESS CASUAL  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2009
    [2009] 5 Nice Finds From the Week of Oct 18 to 24, 2009 - Presentation Support Tools
    Here are some nice "finds" I came across last week that I've added to my list of productivity tools. Then I had a thought: rather than keep 'em to myself, why not share them with you? No brainer.) Here you go. FontCapture. Create your own custom fonts in your own handwriting. Kudos: Tom Kuhlman, Rapid E-Learning Blog.) o How to snap an iPhone screenshot. Kudos: @TawnyPress for the find. Daniel Nations for the post.) included the three that resonated with me the most.  But Olivia includes seven others in her post. Keynote Tweet. SlideSix Presenter Desktop (beta).
  • 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.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] Corporate learning not preparing workers for the future
    Clark Quinn and I will present the results of the survey of hundreds of chief learning officers at the CLO Fall 2009 Symposium in Colorado Springs next week. Three out of four chief learning officers say their people are not growing fast enough to keep up with the needs of their business. Another way to state this would be “Our people are falling behind.&# That’s but one of the findings of the togetherLearn / CLO Survey on Meta-Learning. We plan to post the results of the Survey — and the session in Colorado — at togetherLearn.
  • JOITSKE HULSEBOSCH ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] 10 online icebreakers
    For the third time I was going through all my resources- files and bookmarks to find online icebreakers. thought I'd do myself (and you) a favour by listing the most interesting ones. 10 online icebreakers (the picture relates to number 10!): Two Lies and A Truth. Ask participants to list three interesting things about themselves. I own two iguanas; I once shook hands with Tom Cruise; and I love to waterski.) Two must be lies and one must be true. Other participants must vote to determine which interesting thing is the truth. The participant with the most incorrect votes wins. Childhood Dream.
  • SIMPLY SPEAKING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [2009] The Ted (India) Talkers
    Take a few hours off to read what drives these people, and why they will be in Mysore November 4-7, 2009. Aparna Wilder is an “ accidental filmmaker ” and co-founder of Global Rickshaw , where she and her life partner Shivraj Shantakumar (who won MTV India’s Best Music Video Award in 2009) make short movies to promote the messages of non-profit organizations. Responding to a call from Kiruba Shankar , a bunch of us got together and embarked on a project of interviewing all the TED India fellows. The way we went after them, they might well be referring to us as the TED Stalkers.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009
    [2009] LMS and Social Learning
    As a follow on to the discussion of social learning and formal learning in Long Live … great post by BJ Schone - Have LMSs Jumped The Shark? constantly hear people (across many organizations) complain about their learning management system (LMS). They complain that their LMS has a terrible interface that is nearly unusable. Upgrades are difficult and cumbersome. Their employees’ data is locked in to a proprietary system. Users hate the system. It’s ugly. Did I miss anything?) We’ve recently seen LMSs shift to include more functionality, such as wikis, blogs, social networking, etc. Seriously?”
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] Missed Opportunities?
    m supposed to be preparing for a panel session at DevLearn 2009. The panel description is: From Learning to Performance — Using Technology to Make It Happen Thursday November 12, 2009 01:15 PM Tridib Roy Chowdhury, Adobe Systems, Inc. I need your help. But instead, I’m finding myself wondering what I’m going to be discussing with people. Ruth Clark, Clark Training & Consulting David Metcalf, University of Central Florida Lance Dublin, Dublin Consulting Joe Ganci, Dazzle Technologies Corp. Tony Karrer, TechEmpower, Inc. and learn some frameworks for execution. Please help.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
    [2009] Learning Performance Business Talent Focus
    One of the more interesting aspects of the discussions I've had over the past few weeks as I prepare for the free online conference on the future of learning is the perspective on the focus and scope of responsibility of internal learning organizations and external learning/training companies. Caveat: This is definitely not a new issue. I'm not really claiming any great new insights. It's a first cut at a developing mental model. This is only partially formed and I need help to flesh out my thinking. Please let me know what you think. Does this ring true? Does the model work for you? Thoughts?
  • BAMBOO PROJECT  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
    [2009] 10 Questions for Your Reflective Practice
    Meredith Levinson has posted a series of 6 excellent questions to identify change agents and innovators during a job interview that she got from Amanda Hite, founder and president of recruiting and HR consulting firm Talent Revolution. It occurs to me that these six questions would also be great thought starters for both individual and organizational reflective practice. They are: What do you do to build, manage and maintain your network? If I Google you, what will I find? What do you do to stay focused? What do you do to stay relevant? What innovative solutions have you created?
  • THE BOGGS E-LEARNING CHRONICLE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [2009] Top Picks for November 2009
    Below are the top picks for the Boggs e-Learning Chronicle's November '09 posts: e-Learning Lingo Podcast: SyberWorks e-Learning Lingo Podcast #114: "Generative Learning Model". SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Series: SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast Looks at Hospital Certification and Training Learning Management. SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series: SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast #37: "Learning Management Systems Used in Distributor-Modeled Training" SyberWorks News: SyberWorks Media Center Presents a New Article: “Spreading the e-Learning Word (Part 1)”. elearning.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] Best Practices for Creating Online Courses
    There are many things to think about when creating eLearning. There’s no way that I can mention all of them in this post but I’d like to mention a few that come to the top of my mind. Course Outline / Storyboarding. Know the audience. Find good SMEs. Always create an outline of the course. Storyboarding allows you to structure content flow. Decide what knowledge/skills need to be taught first. SMEs can take a glance at the flow and content. Content creating will go more quickly. it’s faster than creating content and then starting over). Learners scan, they don’t read.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010
    [2009] UpsideLMS wins THREE Awards at 2009 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards
    It was an exciting moment when Tom Werner of Brandon Hall started announcing the names of the winners for various categories in the online ceremony for the 2009 Excellence in Learning Technology Awards. We were informed that the UpsideLMS was a finalist in three categories and we were waiting to find out what award we were going to win. The final tally, for UpsideLMS, after the ceremony stood at an impressive – 1 GOLD, 2 SILVER: Best Advance. Learning Management Technology for Blended or Informal Learning. Best Advance. Social Learning Technology. Best Advance. Cheers!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
    [2009] The 7 c’s of natural learning
    Yesterday I talked about the seeding, feeding, and weeding necessary to develop a self-sustaining network. referred to supporting the activities that we find in natural learning, for both formal and informal learning.  The goal is to align our organized support with our learners to optimize the outcome.  In thinking about it (and borrowing heavily from some slides by Jay Cross ), I discerned (read: worked hard to fit :) 7 C’s of learning that characterize how we learn before schooling extinguishes the love of learning: Choose : we are self-service learners. 
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
    [2009] Prepare to Feel Old
    Workplace Learning Today pointed me to a post Ten Common Phrases That Could Soon Be History. use similar kinds of examples in my presentations (and posts such as Work Skills Keeping Up? ). thought it might be fun for me to catalog some of the ones that I’ve used in my presentations and other places as well as have this ready for future presentations. So here is a list of technologies that: Boomers – used Gen X – know what it is (probably) Millenial – never used / likely don’t know what it is If you are a Boomer or an older Gen X, this list is sure to make you feel a bit old. Call me collect?
  • LITMOS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009
    [2009] 7 Things To Avoid in Online Training Video Design
    Jeremy Vest knows video design. Having been a teacher, marketer, art director, author and instructional designer , his company xTrain are leaders in online video training having won Emmys for incorporating award winning television production with software-based training. The following is a summary of his slightly longer post that he brought to my attention today - thanks! Sins of Online Video Instructional Design Not connected to learners When creating video training, have the SME address the camera, do not just show screen shots. This will ensure proper video delivery worldwide.
  • 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
  • ELEARNING BLENDER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [2009] Why Moodle?
    Why Moodle? One of the most frequently asked questions I get from blog readers is "Why did I choose to go with Moodle" over other Learning Management Systems. The answer is simple; Moodle gives you the most bang for your buck, especially if you don't have a lot of bucks. huge factor in my case is that I had zero budget to implement eLearning in my organization so I didn't have many options. However, when it comes down to it, Moodle met most of the requirements I had listed out and met those requirements at the lowest cost by a long shot. However, Moodle is not all rainbows and unicorns.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009
    [2009] Tackling a New Captivate Project
    When I'm not performing interpretive dance, this is what I do. could have sworn I have written this down before somewhere in this blog. If I have, it's been awhile and I'm sure I've fine-tuned the process since then. the request of the Manager.How Wendy tackle's a new Captivate project! create software simulations about 95% of the time. This is how I tackle a software simulation project. This process assumes: - Yes, we need a Captivate tutorial on this and not something simpler like a PDF. I'm not gonna get into the Assessment process here. That's a whole 'nother post. It's ugly. It takes time.
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
    [2009] When it's just so obvious NOT to train it's painful to watch it happen
    The amount of time, effort and money wasted on formal ILT training prior to rollout or upgrade of enterprise platforms (particularly ERM and CRM) and other new software systems is really quite amazing. Some managers and L&D people just don’t seem to get it. It reminds me of the remarkable insight of the author Aldous Huxley when he said “I see the best, but it’s the worse that I pursue” The evidence has been around for a long time that formal training on detailed task and process-based activities in advance of the need to carry out the task or use the process is essentially useless. Bingo!
  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [2009] Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning
    I've received various forms of the same question from different people over the past few years. The basic question is: How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization? Which provides us this month's big question: Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning? Let me provide some flavor for this question straight from someone who asked me about this: My coworkers are Baby Boomers and Traditionals. They either haven't opened their mind to the idea or really care. In essence, if it is not classroom, they are really not interested in it. to management?
  • GRAM CONSULTING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009
    [2009] Leveraging the Full Learning Continuum
    Formal learning (structured and designed classroom or e-learning programs) has been taking a beating these days.  The informal learning movement, powered by constructivist concepts of learning and web 2.0 applications is well underway. Carl Sauliner almost got his virtual head lopped off in the blogosphere for suggesting that predictions of the death of classroom training may be premature ( Long Live Instructor Led Training). too believe that facilitating informal learning in the workplace is critical and has been long overlooked by the Learning function.  Learning by doing. Web 2.0,
  • THE BOGGS E-LEARNING CHRONICLE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] Preview of the 2009 Holiday Wrap-Up on the SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast Series
    Here's a sneak preview of our holiday wrap-up on the SyberWorks LMS. Learning Implementation Podcast Series. Have a listen. Audio Preview. Time: 23 Seconds. elearning. learning management systems. elearning podcasts. Competency Management. Dave Boggs SyberWorks, Inc. SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series. SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast Series e-Learning Lingo Podcast Series SyberWorks Training Center Learning Management System. Join the SyberWorks Learning Management Technology Group on Linkedin. Follow SyberWorks on Twitter.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [2009] Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production
    Having outlined the conceptual terrain of podcasting, it's time to look at the nuts and bolts of podcast production. In this part of the series, I won't delve too deeply into script-writing: I'll return to that subject in a later series of blog posts, but if you have a look at my series of articles on instructional design to understand my orientation on theoretical and pedagogical approaches to this activity. Today, I'm going to talk about digital audio, and the basic hardware and software you'll need to begin creating your own podcasts. But we’re not going to do that today. Figure 1.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009
    [2009] The Ten Commandments of eLearning
    We discovered ‘The Ten Commandments of eLearning” as elucidated by Cath Ellis and Clive Shepherd. We’ve decided to follow in the same vein and list our commandments. First off, we thought ten is too many to remember, so we cut it down to five. There are some similarities to Cath and Clive’s commandments but that is to be expected given the nature of this post. Pedagogy First, Technology Second – Cath put it first on her list, we do as well. Use technology, leverage it, but always remember it’s a means to an end. Remember, technology can’t replace learning, only augment and support it.
  • SKILFUL MINDS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009
    [2009] Empathy and Collaboration in Social Business Design
    To get to the main point quickly, let's do what few people offering thoughts about collaboration actually do. Let's explicitly discuss what it is. First off, collaboration isn't just about people sharing information to achieve common goals. Collaboration is about people working with other people to achieve common goals. Advocates of Enterprise 2.0 sometimes make the fundamental mistake of arguing that collaboration is really only about achieving goals, leaving the implication that incorporating social software into the workflow of organizations is sufficient. It requires shared experience.
  • LEARNING PUTTY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [2009] Answers to Their Arguments: Corporate Use of Facebook and Other Social Networking Sites
    Argument: “According to a July 2009 study by Nucleus Research Inc. There are two main goals for every corporate trainer, 1) provide training that is engaging and meets the business need, and 2) limit the amount of time an employee is away from their work.  Social networking sites such as Facebook provide a way to meet both of these goals, however according to a survey  54% of U.S. employers employers ban sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn at work.  Let’s take a look at the facts and get you some answers to their arguments. Their Arguments, Your Answers. Productivity.
  • ELEARNING 3.0 BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009
    [2009] What is the TRUE cost Rapid eLearning?
    Wish List for 2009 … What is the TRUE cost of Rapid eLearning? What are you plans to make your training programs better in 2009? Anyone that has worked in a large corporate environment is more than likely familiar with the boring Voice-Over-PowerPoint sexual harassment training that is out there. This is a horrible example of rapid eLearning! Rapid eLearning is training that can be designed, developed and distributed quickly. Most organizations turn to rapid eLearning to quickly fill a need for training or replacing classroom instruction. Cons: PROS: Fast time to market.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording with Audacity
    Having given you the ha'penny (or dime) tour of Audacity , it's time to talk about recording audio with a digital editor. Figure 1 describes the end-to-end audio production process. Today, I will look at steps 1 through 5: Figure 1. Audio Production Process [Click to enlarge] And these are the steps in detail: Activity Requirement Audio source A Narrator Capture A Microphone Encoding Audio editing software Audacity Sound Forge WaveLab GarageBand Once you have your narration script, your mic, and your audio-enabled computer you may begin recording. Save this project to a location of your choice.
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
    [2009] 13 More Tips to Help You Record Narration Like the Pros
    You don’t need to be a professional audio engineer to record narration. However, you do want to pay attention to what you’re doing and do the best job possible. Last week, we looked at some basic tips to record high-quality audio. Those tips leaned more on the technology. Today we’ll look at what you can do to get the best narration. also added some tips from last week’s comments section. Place your microphone in the right position. By setting the microphone 6 to 12 inches from the narrator you’ll get a crisp clear voice. Scooter also recommended keeping your mic cord away from your power cord.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2009
    [2009] Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009
    We decided to contribute to the 2009 list by sending in our own list of Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals. Jane Hart conducts annual surveys of the top 100 learning tools. Her site, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , has some wonderful resources on learning tools, social learning, and more. If you’ve not yet visited this website, I strongly recommend you do. So here’s a list of our favorite tools for creating custom content for clients: 1. Adobe Flash: It’s no wonder this is at the top of our list. Our team just loves it. Please do share your favorite ones.
  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
    [2009] Social Learning Strategies, Models, and Roles
    I’m presenting a new deck tomorrow at a pretty big company.  I’m not sure that I can name them so I’m going to err on the side of caution.  The basic gist of the talk and the follow-up workshop is “&# typing&# your social learning initiative.&#   Many months ago I came up with this idea of “typing&# learning needs in a similar fashion to a Myers Briggs.  I’ve chronicled the history of this idea and related ideas in other posts. So I’ve taken this to the next level and created a kind of learning needs assessment framework.  Emergent Questions.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009
    [2009] Blogs by Indian Learning Professionals and Companies
    Last December I posted top 10 blogs by learning professionals in India. Since then I have come across many other blogs by learning professionals and companies in India. Here are the blogs by learning professionals and companies in India that I read.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [2009] “What Matters Now”: Seth Godin’s free eBook
    This is Seth Godin’s new eBook about ‘things to think about (and do) next year’ … “Now, more than ever, we need a different way of thinking, a useful way to focus and the energy to turn the game around. Here Here are more than seventy big thinkers, each sharing an idea for you to think about as [.]. Blogging Collaboration eBook eDelivery Education eLearning Pedagogy Presentation Social Media Social Network Web 2.0
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009
    [2009] Time to Develop One Hour of Training - 2009 - ASTD
    elearning design instructionaldesign development
  • JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [2009] 5 places to learn how to touch type - for free
    Want to learn how to touch type?  Here are 5 free sites that I've collected over time. Goodtyping.com - Online typing course. Peter's Online Typing Course - A set of free online typing lessons and typing exercises. for beginning typists. Power Typing - this online free typing tutor is an educational web site for kids, students and adults alike! typeonline.co.uk - structured touch. typing course for motivated. individuals looking to develop their keyboard skills. Typing Web -. free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all ages. All skill. lessons.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] Music or Audio for your Presentation
    While there are many websites you can go to for royalty free images, is there anything for those of us who might want to have some background music … say, if you’re creating a video presentation as opposed to a PowerPoint one? Why, yes there is, and here are a few; FreePlayMusic (as mentioned on BBC Click [.].
  • 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. 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.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009
    [2009] Conference Report: Make it Personal, July 2009
    I started making notes of the key points I wanted to take away from today’s Conference at the University of Greenwich. Then I gave up and just listened instead. was going to tweet my way through the various presentations, but with no open-access wifi available I was stuck with texting my tweets, which I decided [.]. Conferences Academia 2.0 Blogging Collaboration Conference eAssessment eDelivery eLearning PLN Presentation Social Network Technology Twitter Web 2.0 Web 3.0
  • DAVE'S WHITEBOARD  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
    [2009] 21st-century skills: Downes’s OS for the mind
    Stephen Downes recently posted a detailed essay on “21st century skills,&# An Operating System for the Mind. He’s asking whether and why a common core of knowledge is necessary, and whether students ought to be tested on that core. Downes is thorough–copied into Word, the post comes to eight single-spaced pages. wanted to read it and follow what he’s saying, which explains this post. If things aren’t clear here, blame me.  Then, read Stephen’s original for yourself. What’s at the core? you “need to know about bones to study medicine&# ).  nobody.
  • 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. 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. lot of this social media stuff can be distracting and a waste of time. For me it’s all about context. You know who you are. Follow the Subject Matter Expert. today.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009
    [2009] Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009: The Final List
    Jane Hart released the final list of top 100 tools for learning 2009 last month. We contributed to this list and here’s the list of Our Top 10 Tools for Learning 2009. Here is a presentation put up by Jane on SlideShare : Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009. It’s been created based on responses from 278 learning professionals worldwide and has taken several months to compile. The Top 10 Tools are: 1.    Twitter. 2.    Delicious. 3.    YouTube. 4.    Google Reader. 5.    Google Docs. 6.    Wordpress. 7.    Slideshare. 8.    Google Search. View more documents from Jane Hart.
  • ELEARNING 3.0 BLOG  |  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. 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. Nurse.
  • ENGAGED LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009
    [2009] CMS vs. Web 2.0 vs. Social Media – Do You Know the Difference?
    On the SLQOTD on Twitter today, I am asking “What is the difference between a Web 1.0, CMS, Web 2.0 and Social Media.” Here is my take: Web 1.0 is a push from one ‘person’ to many people. To make a change or add, it often has to go through a process if internal to an organization or the person needs to know HTML (I am making some generalizations here, but go with me…) There is one person who owns the content and who is the authority. It is focused on the information or document and the user cannot customize what they want to see. Others can go get it. call it a 1:portal:1 model. Web 2.0
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] E-Learning Development Toolkit: A Complete List of OSS and FTU Applications
    So at last I have reached the conclusion of this E-Learning Curve Blog series of posts about Using Open Source and Free-to-Use software for E-Learning. Learning Development Toolkit: A Complete List of OSS and FTU Applications is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2008
    [2009] Futurist Top Ten for 2009 and Beyond
    Here are the editors top 10 forecasts from Outlook 2009: 1. The Society hopes this report, covering developments in business and economics, demography, energy, the environment, health and medicine, resources, society and values, and technology, will assist its readers in preparing for the challenges and opportunities in 2009 and beyond. The Outlook 2009 report was released as part of the November-December 2008 issue of THE FUTURIST magazine. Everything you say and do will be recorded by 2030. Humans will have nanoimplants, facilitating interaction in an omnipresent network.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2009
    [2009] Instructional Designers need more skills than just writing!
    Sumeet Moghe, 2009. Today is Teacher's Day -- as a coach, trainer and learning professional I feel really proud every day this year. This is a career I'm deeply passionate about and each time I think of it, I strongly feel that I wouldn't have traded this for anything else! In the recent past, Patricia Carlin has taken charge of ThoughtWorks Bangalore and her evangelist leadership where she's actually spending time training consultants, strongly reinforces my belief in the mantra of Leaders as Teachers. More on that later! Today's post however is about one of my pet-peeves.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009
    [2009] LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers
    I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? Generally 50-70%. How many of you actively use LinkedIn? Generally down to 10%. How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn. And I consider knowing how to effectively use LinkedIn to be a core Work Literacy.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
    [2009] Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences
    Setting Audacity Preferences on Your Computer Before beginning a recording project in Audacity, it's necessary to configure your version of Audacity’s preferences in the Edit Preferences dialog box. This ensures that the sound source and playback options are set correctly as well as bit-rate, quality indicators and so on. Follow this step-by-step procedure to configure Audacity for your computer and operating system. Configuring Audacity You Try Launch Audacity Check the Preferences. Checking the Audacity preferences is very important step and should be done before you begin editing any audio.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
    [2009] E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized
    E-Learning authoring tools are part of a larger organizational infrastructure and learning ecosystem which typically includes hardware, software, content delivery mechanisms, and processes that support the delivery and management of learning programs. This includes everything from hardware such as servers and workers’ desktop computers, software such as learning management systems (LMSs) and authoring applications, delivery mechanisms such as routers and network wiring, and services and processes such as systems administration and the help desk. Web 2.0 tools category to their list. 2003).
  • SKILFUL MINDS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
    [2009] Social Media is a Compound Noun
    Social media is not a noun (media) accompanied by an adjective (social). In fact, as long as we think of it that way social media can only fail to achieve what the thought leaders who advocate its use believe it capable of doing. Social media is, in fact, a compound noun. Neither term is sufficent to describe what is done by those using it unless we consider it as part of the other. social business design social media
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009
    [2009] Your Top 10 Videos (That Inspire Us To Rethink The Way We Learn)?
    3-10 minutes) in my presentations to spark or inspire participants to think about, or rethink the way we learn and teach in the 21st century (It is already 2009!). Wouldn't it be cool if we could do something similar to Jane Hart's Top 10 Tools Lists of Learning Professionals 2009 for inspiring learning videos, and then do the top 100 and hoopla, hoopla, hoopla.! Starting point - 80+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy My Top 10 List (Vote or rearrange according to.) THINKING I was last night exploring Dr. Alec Couros amazing list of videos for Tech. Believe it or not!),
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] Training Industry Statistics
    2009 U.S. Small companies (10-999 employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009. Midsized (1,000 to 9,999 employees) spent about 29 hours of training per employee in 2009. Large (10,000 or more employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009. Here are some interesting statistics from TRAINING. Training Expenditures (including payroll and spending on external products and services) was $52.2 billion (a 7% decrease from last year) 41% of organizations plan on purchasing online learning tools and systems in the next year.
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2010
    [2009] My "Top Ten List" for Mobile Learning News in 2009
    new stories, technical advances, market trends) that shaped the "mlearning marketplace" in 2009. Given the constant and oftentimes harsh distractions 2009 dealt us all in terms of budget cuts, canceled/postponed projects, long decision cycles, there was actually a lot of positive news and both technical and market innovations to make 2009 an outstanding year in the maturity of mobile learning. In my opinion, this was the biggest news of 2009 for everyone involved in the enterprise mlearning space. Market Activity/Consolidations. Market Activity/Consolidations #2.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
    [2009] Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked
    Essays Parents Guide to Game Ratings Additional Reading > Take the Quiz < Back to Main Menu Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked Henry Jenkins MIT Professor A large gap exists between the publics perception of video games and what the research actually shows. The following is an attempt to separate fact from fiction. The availability of video games has led to an epidemic of youth violence. According to federal crime statistics, the rate of juvenile violent crime in the United States is at a 30-year low. According to a 2001 U.S. The game industry caters to adult tastes.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009
    [2009] Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups
    Aune Comments With businesses and families spread out more and more, we’ve dug up 60+ sites that will help everyone be on the same page. Business Productivity 37Signals.com - Maker of collaboration tools including Basecamp Basecamp reviews (others listed below). 8apps.com - A mixture of social network and productivity applications. BlueTie.com - Online collaboration directed towards small and medium sized businesses. Businessitonline.com - Centralized cash flow, documents, calendars and more for a team or small business. They can then access them from a number of different mobile devices.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [2009] Grading 2.0: Evaluation in the Digital Age
    HASTAC is running a series of forums related to education/media/society. current topic – Grading 2.0: Evaluation in the Digital Age – is being actively discussed. The introduction to the discussion states: As the educational and cultural climate changes in response to new technologies for creating and sharing information, educators have begun to ask if the current framework for assessing student work, standardized testing, and grading is incompatible with the way these students should be learning and the skills they need to acquire to compete in the information age.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2009
    [2009] Why Doing Things Half Right Gives You the Best Results
    There are times in life when I expect something to be perfect. When I open the box of my new Macbook Air, for example. Or when I take money out of the ATM. In most cases though, I expect imperfect. And in organizations, I think that's a good thing -- but not in the if-I-expect-imperfect-I-won't-be-disappointed sense. I'm not suggesting you settle for imperfect. I'm telling you to shoot for it. Several years ago, a large financial services company asked me to help them roll out a new performance management process for 2,000 people. Why me? Why not do it yourselves?" We tried!" People resisted.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [2009] Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention
    Others bemoan the emergence of a new educational economy that threatens to convert students into nomadic consumers of information and faculty into "automatic professor machines" [ Winner 2009 ]. Winner 2009 Winner, Langdon. Langdon Winners Homepage [Website] 2008 [cited January 20 2009]. Interacting with personal screens during a lecture or other live event has become commonplace and, as a result, the economy of attention that defines these situations has changed. Is it possible to pay attention when sending a text message or surfing the web? In 2007, two thirds of U.S.
  • DARETOSHARE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2009
    [2009] Free, High Quality, Reusable Content
    What would you say if I told you that I know where you can find some FREE , HIGH QUALITY , and REUSABLE courses, modules, and lesson plans? I guess your answer depends on who you are. A company or person that sells “course or module&# development, books, and “training&# courses might not like knowing that their “competition&# is giving “it&# away for free. People who have the words “learning and development&# or “training&# in their job title might not like knowing that someone else is willing to do “the job&# for free. My dissertation proved this.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Seed, feed, & weed
    In my presentation yesterday, I was talking about how to get informal learning going.  As many have noted, it’s about moving from a notion of being a builder, handcrafting (or mass-producing) solutions, to being a facilitator, nurturing the community to develop it’s own capabilities.  Jay Cross talks about the learnscape , while I term it the performance ecosystem. The point, however, is from the point of the view of the learner, all the resources needed are ‘to hand’  through every stage of knowledge work. But if you build it, they may not come. Networks take nurturing. 
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009
    [2009] Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar
    Kineo will be holding a free webinar on creating effective product knowledge e-learning on July 16th, 2009. The free Kineo webinar will use real case studies to demonstrate: Effective designs for product knowledge e-learning How to use sales scenarios as part of the learning Prototyping effectively How to use xml files to update product e-learning in a matter of minutes How to use games and challenges to motivate learners How to design and deliver a product portal The one hour webinar will be held at 3pm UK time/10am Eastern on July 16th, 2009.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2009
    [2009] Not Your Father’s ROI
    The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online. It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI. Today’s networked era requires a new way to make investment decisions that incorporates intangible assets and more accurately depicts how value is created. The industrial age has run out of steam. Look at General Motors. Look at Chrysler. We are witnessing the death throes of management models that have outlived their usefulness. What to do?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2009
    [2009] Blending Learning with Social Technology Components
    A lot of companies today face a resource situation that’s not unique in this age. few key individuals holding important technical and project management knowledge is quite common. Such key knowledge in the hands of few prevents it from being disseminated broadly and leads to an unhealthy dependence on those individuals. Recently, I was asked to propose a solution that addressed just such a business concern. To change a purely instructor-led-program for leadership development that runs over eight months and involves these key individuals is a large and complex activity. Web 2.0
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] Presentation Resources
    Thinking of converting your Slide Presentation from drab to fab (I always wanted to write that.) Well here are some resources that can be of assistance. So, Interactivity by Design is an older book and not specifically geared toward a slide show (it is focused on designing visually appealing e-learning). But it is well written with wonderful examples. strongly recommend it if you are creating PowerPoint, Keynote or e-learning presentations/training. Here is one: One Hour PowerPoint: Ten Strategies for Improving Presentations View more presentations from David Jakes.
  • LITMOS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
    [2009] US mLearning Market for 2010 Up $326M on 2009
    in 2009). Well if you ever had any doubts about the growing popularity of mobile learning , this report should put those to rest. Ambient Insight have published a revision of last year's US Mobile Learning industry report which covered 2009-2014, this time covering 2010-2015. Back last year I wrote this post covering the stats from their August 2010 report. But now due to 'favorable market conditions', Ambient Insight have revised their predictions upwards and it's definitely worth re-visiting the numbers. in 2010 (this figure was $632.2M The growth rate for this sector is now 29.3%.
  • ENGAGED LEARNING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [2009] Twitter & Yammer – Day 1 – Introduction
    Week 7: Twitter & Yammer: Day 1. There is SO MUCH to talk about Twitter that it is hard to choose and condense into five posts.  So, stay with me on this one… First: TWITTER. Imagine this scenario: You go to a Christmas party at a friend’s home.  When you enter you see many groups of people standing in circles talking to each other.  You enjoy mingling so you join one group standing by the fireplace. Its the guys talking about the fishing trip one of them took.  You are there for a few minutes, but are hungry.  So you leave to grab some munchies.  They are talking about monkeys.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
    [2009] Weblogg-ed " New Reading, New Writing
    Site menu: about | speaking | my stuff ed blogs | resources rss guide videos contact Connective Reading & Connective Writing 22 Apr 2009 08:50 am New Reading, New Writing A great essay by Steven Johnson in the Wall Street Journal this weekend “ How the E-Book Will Change the Way we Read and Write &# has me thinking hard once again about reading and writing skills and literacies as we move toward an even more digitally integrated world of texts and links. Nobody will read alone anymore. I’d say that is a pretty profound shift, wouldn’t you? The irony is palpable.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [2009] E-learning on a shoestring
    E-learning in the workplace used to be the preserve of the large corporate or public body. Only they were able to afford the necessarily substantial investments in learning platforms and content development and had the large audiences against which these investments could be amortised. And only these major employers had the specialist technical skills and large l&d departments needed to support these investments. Smaller organisations were essentially priced out. But this year we have seen a major shift. Many of my colleagues are doing the same.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2009
    [2009] Learning, Web 2.0 and Gaming Statistical Round Up
    Learning Statistics Video Games, Education and Entertainment Statistics Learning Statistics from ASTD 2009 State of the Industry Report Random Web 2.0 Lately I've posted a number of entries related to statistics for video games, Web 2.0 and the learning industry. Here are a list of the entries. Statistics Training Industry Statistics _ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [2009] Learning to Learn in the modern Enterprise
    Sumeet Moghe, 2009. The last few days in Hong Kong have been incredible -- I saw some great sights, participated in some interesting activities and backed all of it up with some great food. Talking of food, I very quickly realised that its kinda tough to get by without using chopsticks in Hong Kong. Now I'm sure that some upmarket restaurants offer forks and knives for food. Food for me however, spells 'cheap and streetside'. The only cutlery I got at these places were chopsticks and soup spoons. Thankfully I know how to use chopsticks, so I had no trouble. or "I don't learn that way."
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] Learning Strategies You Can Use
    One of my favorite topics of all times since I got into the profession. I'd love to share all I have on my mind relating to this topic and from all perspectives I've seen it apply. remember once when I was working on a course, a certain part of it was more like paper work and some planning activity to be done before beginning the project and come up with a list of resources needed. The product enabled the user to use these resources and flesh out a complete process that interacted with real-time systems to deliver a service, say a shipping or billing service. So what are Learning Strategies?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009
    [2009] It's not enough to be a professional, you also have to act like one
    You wouldn't hire an interior designer only to inform.them that you've already chosen all the colour schemes and furnishings; you wouldn't engage an accountant and then explain to them the way you wanted them to process your figures; you wouldn't employ a fitness trainer and then tell them what to include in your workout; you wouldn't buy a dog and then insist on doing all the barking. You'd like a 6-hour e-learning package to train customer service staff to sell over the telephone? one-hour podcast to teach manual handling skills? No problem. Hang on a minute.
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  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. 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. Internal. Personal. Scanning.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
    [2009] Twitter Brings Lower Quality Clicks
    Richard Hoeg points out that for his blog Twitter = High Visits But Low Conversion. Basically, he shows his "referring sites" from Google Analytics for the past two weeks: His conclusion: Folks who visit from Twitter don't visit as many pages and spend less time of the site. Of course, that made me wonder if twitter really was bringing lower quality clicks than other sources. That's contrary to what I would expect. You would think that someone who gets a link referred by someone they know would visit and then look around. It should be pretty qualified. Bloglines also has better numbers.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] A Few More Alternatives to Second Life
    With all the bad news in the virtual worlds space this week (read Not a Good Week for the Virtual World Space ), I wanted to point out that many healthy 3D virtual immersive environments still exist and more are coming on line daily. Here are three more virtual worlds to explore Blue Mars Hanging out in the visually rich Blue Mars Virtual Immersive Environment. Blue Mars features CryENGINE™2 powered graphics for highly realistic avatars and environments. The Blue Mars platform supports thousands of simultaneous users per region. Venuegen Hanging out in a coffee shop in Venuegen.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Guild Presentation: Applying ADDIE to 3D Worlds
    The schedule for the first day of the online conference. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to present at the eLearning Guild's "Designing and Managing Learning in 3-D Virtual Worlds and Immersive Environments" for the opening general session of the online conference. It was a lot of fun with a great group of attendees. My subject was "Applying the ADDIE Model to 3D Virtual Learning Worlds" We discussed ways in which the traditional method of instructional design needs to be modified to accommodate elements of 3D virtual worlds (we call them Virtual Immersive Environments).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009
    [2009] ZaidLearn: Use Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for Writing Learning Outcomes
    Do you have problems writing learning outcomes/objectives for your content or courses? Or more specifically, do you have trouble finding the right ACTION VERBS to describe what you want your students to achieve from the course, module, topic or unit? Have you tried using Bloom's Taxonomy wheel(s) before to assist finding those magic action verbs? Here are a few examples: Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Wheel Source: [link] Source : [link] Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel Source: [link] Source: [link] Source: [link] Why not print out the one you like most (not too many, due to the shortage of trees today!),
  • LEARNING PUTTY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [2009] How to Inspire Informal Learning by Sharing Conference Insights
    Ever wonder what you’re employees or co-workers are learning when they attend a conference?  Sure, sometimes attendees come back and provide a five minute overview but how does this help the rest of your team?  You can help foster informal learning opportunities by allowing your employees to share conference insights in real time. . Share Conference Insights Instantaneously. Share conference insights via Twitter. Attendees can share conference insights during the sessions by posting informative tweets to their Twitter accounts.  Start by allowing them to tweet on their phone.  Tweet This!
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009
    [2009] Warmth and Competence. How our Learners Perceive.
    Susan Fiske, who was awarded the 2009 William James Fellow Award, is one of the world's leading social psychologists, often working with Shelley E. If social cognition comes down to just two dimensions, Warmth and Competence, might our learners also rely on these two categories in deciding how much to engage in our learning interventions? AND, if so, do we need to ensure that all our learning events exude both warmth and competence? got thinking about this while reading a review of Susan Fiske's keynote for the Association for Psychological Sciences. Taylor. They lack a human connection.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
    [2009] Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface
    In my previous post , I discussed interface metaphors, and showed a video example of the process behind the analog tape-editing metaphor used by most media editing tools - including Audacity. Today, I will describe how this approach to editing is replicated virtually, via your computer's user interface. Figure 1 shows the primary menu options and functions of Audacity. Figure 1 The Audacity UI [Click to Enlarge] The menu bar contains all of the functions for Audacity. Figure 2 The Audacity Menu bar [Click to Enlarge] You’ll see some familiar features – Open, Import, Copy, Cut, Paste, and so on.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [2009] Five Myths of Mobile Learning
    I’ve been occupied with writing a paper to promote the adoption of mobile learning amongst corporates and enterprises. While trawling through multiple web-links, a pattern of myths about mobile learning emerges. Quite a bit of back and forth about these myths - I’m taking the liberty of listing and describing the five that struck me as odd, and am attempting to debunk them to an extent. While mobile devices’ still don’t match personal computers interface capabilities, they’ve come a long way in a very short time. Mobile content is expensive! How do you respond?
  • LARS IS LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [2009] KnowHow to KnowNow
    What a difference one letter change makes to that old term “knowhow”. KnowHow meant retaining knowledge in your head so you could apply it at some undefined point in time in the future. While clearly there are basic skills and knowledge that we need to retain internally it is often a fallacy to think that short term, event driven training will be retained long enough, and in a good enough state, Tags: education Memory KnowNow UPS performance support
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
    [2009] Ultimately it’s line managers that determine the success of learning and development
    A week or two back I attended an interesting presentation, Great employers need great line managers , by John Purcell, Strategic Academic Adviser, Employment Relations for ACAS and a part-time Research Professor at Warwick University. Here are some notes I took: There is a gap between intended policies and actual practices. What matters is not the policy, but what employees actually experience. There are big variations in employee perceptions of the quality of line management behaviour in terms of people management. The lesson from all this evidence is quite clear.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] How do I learn to teach online?
    For some teachers, there are misconceptions about the process of teaching online. Some think it’s exactly the same as teaching in the classroom. Well, as a practitioner of both types of teaching I can attest that they are significantly different processes. So if you have never had the opportunity to be a student in an online course or have never had a mentor who can teach how to teach online then where do you gain the knowledge and skills? There are few different answers to this question. You could go to school to learn this material. That’s what I did. This document is fantastic.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009
    [2009] Your favorite 2009 posts on Internet Time Blog
    eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. orporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. It’s cheaper: no travel, no facilities cost, no instructor salaries. This sort of fanciful thinking tripped up eLearning ten years ago. Informal Learning 2.0. n the world of business, the era of networks is crowding out the Industrial Age. Network connections are replacing rigidity with flexibility, penetrating internal boundaries and silos and obliterating the walls that have separated businesses from their customers. In sum, networks are ushering in new ways of doing business. No commercials.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
    [2009] Social Media Conversations
    This post is just a quick reminder of the beauty of interesting new social media conversations and social media relationships. Ken Allan and I have had several interesting exchanges via our blogs and around the eLearning Learning site. I'm not even sure what I would call Ken – it's somewhere in the peer, colleague, friend space. I've never met Ken and I don't think we've had a real-time conversation (apologies to Ken if that's not true). And the list of these kinds of relationships that I have is fairly long. But it's a beautiful relationship with wonderful conversations. Good luck with that.
  • 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?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] What's On Your Screencast Gift Wish List for 2009?
    In the past, we've done gift lists for Screencasters in "2006":[link] and "2008":[link] It's time to compile the list for what to get your favorite screencaster for 2009. It's that time of year. And, I need your help! I'll get the list started for the screencasters on your 'nice' list: "Storyboard graph paper":[link] - perfect for planning your screencasts and stories. like that one side of the paper is a story board and the back side is just a dot grid if you need to map out bigger ideas without the constraint of the storyboard. And, here's where I need your help. Chime in!
  • 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.
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