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eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com. It covers events from four continents. All Internet addresses were verified at the time of publication. Private? Personal?

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com. This year, he has cut down the list slightly to cover "selected events." " But its still a massive list. link].

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

Leveraging Learning , October 6, 2009 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team - Learning Putty , October 22, 2009 10 Tips to Get Started with Twitter - Learn and Lead , April 18, 2009 Coping with Twitter - Learning Conversations , February 26, 2010 Hashtags in Twitter and walls, fountains, ways to keep everyone's remarks in the picture - Ignatia Webs , May 15, 2009 I'm on Twitter. subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology. In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

In 2008, I talked about how there would be "Continued Scattered Examples and Disappointment" In 2009, I said we would see "Mobile Learning Niche Growth." " My belief is that mobile this year has reached a tipping point a bit like Virtual Classroom tools in 2009. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. Learning apps. Video galore.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Learning on the Leading Edge , February 9, 2009 Harold Jarche » Open Source LMS - Learning and Working on the Web , June 25, 2006 Selecting an Open-Source Online Course Development and Delivery Platform - Tony Karrer delicious links , February 16, 2010 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark? Here’s some of what I pulled out.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. If you care about being relevant and valuable in 2015, you had better be making moves in 2009. Recommendations The intent of this series is to capture my thinking at the start of 2009 about the tools and methods for work and learning. I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? So, here goes.

Twitter Conference Ideas

Tony Karrer

Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. Here are a few of the things we've been doing Twitter as Social Chat At both DevLearn and TechKnowledge , we created a hashtag and created a specific Twitter account that was the hub. Using TweetLater and GroupTweet anyone who sent a direct message to the hub account then broadcast to everyone following that account.

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Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations

Tony Karrer

However, because of the dramatically different characteristics of Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences and because of the narrowing gap between face-to-face and online presentations – we will see a shift towards more online conferences such as LearnTrends 2009. Are people noticing this? It seems that face-to-face and online presenting are becoming more similar. Some aspects: Wireless access is becoming more common in places where presentations occur. If you are a conference organizer and you don't arrange for wireless, be prepared for some negative comments. and paying attention.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

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.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. A lot of it is thinking through where my thinking has changed over the course of the year. So here are a few of the things that are a bit different for me. 1. It was definitely helpful to spend time going through Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles. 2.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI? Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Wesley points us to a post by Kevin Washburn “TMI! Information Overload and Learning.” where Kevin points out: TMI floods the brain with data, preventing comprehension and elaboration, and thus, preventing learning. Because the brain has a do-it-yourself attitude toward learning.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

December 2009 December 1-4, 2009 New Zealand Association for Research in Education , Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand. link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Louis, Missouri, USA. and Web 3.0

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Also, before you read these, you might want to go back and look at predictions in the past and how well I did on those predictions: Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 , 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009. Prediction #1 => Hacking Work At this time last year, I did my series Tool Set 2009. It’s mostly going to be the same – as it always is. So, viewer discretion is advised.

Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Information Overload

Tony Karrer

Certainly, I’m paying attention to this and I’m going to go through Tim’s post – Personal Aggregate, Filter and Connect Strategies to see how it might impact my Tool Set 2009 tools and methods, especially Information Radar , Networks and Learning Communities ). Great post by Tim Kastelle - Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Innovation. Anyone (hopefully everyone) could submit their script / movie.

When Do Learning Games Make Business Sense?

Tony Karrer

T+D Blog - Serious Gaming in the Workplace asks the question: Is serious gaming being taken seriously in your workplace? It is time to change the perception of "gaming" among CEOs and other corporate executives. It is a valuable learning tool that is taking too long to become a mainstream part of everyday learning. But transfer does not equal ROI. And how do we know that going in?

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How long does it take to select an LMS?

Tony Karrer

I saw a post by Bryan Chapman discussing how long it takes to select an LMS. I've known Bryan for quite a few years - more than 10. And he and I do a lot of LMS selection and implementation work. And I think we are both pretty good at it. I may even be the person he's talking about in his post as the other consultant, but I'm not quite sure. So, the real answer to how long it takes is, of course, it depends. But to give you some better answers than that the eLearningGuild has some great survey data on it. I put out some of that data in my post - LMS Team Size and Time - Wow 23 Months! months.

eLearning Templates – 20 Resources

Tony Karrer

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

Convert ILT to eLearning - Estimating

Tony Karrer

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?

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eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

JANUARY 2009 January 3-4, 2009 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. January 4-7, 2009 Presidents Institute : Investing in the Future – Students, Institutions, and the Public Good sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Cocomut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. link] conferences_events/presidents/ 2009.asp January 4-7, 2009 Hawaii International Conference on Education , 7 th annual, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. link] index.php January 18-22, 2009.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

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.

Video-Based eLearning Authoring Tools

Tony Karrer

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.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

Experiencing eLearning , July 27, 2009 Wikis at Work - eLearning Technology , February 25, 2007 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Blog or Wiki? Clive on Learning , April 13, 2007 Wikis: Ways to use them for a more Collaboration and Interaction - Dont Waste Your Time , August 28, 2009 Do wikis work for any topic? I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki?

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Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

28 Web Conference Training Tips - eLearning Weekly , July 10, 2009 Learning to use web conferencing technology is pretty easy, but there is a lot more to training via web conference than just putting on a headset, dialing up an audio-conferencing bridge, and logging onto the application. How to plan and run a good web conference - Influence , May 7, 2009 While the technology is getting better and better ( here's a good list of options ), putting on a good web conference still requires some preparation and practice. Below are some helpful tips. It’s a guess why. Spot on, CogDog!

Dilbert Warns Me About Work Literacy

Tony Karrer

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?

Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug

Tony Karrer

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.

Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

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. I've pulled together the following diagram to hopefully help explain it a bit better. Human tagging? Automated?

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

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. and eLearning 2.0 adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0 Web 2.0 Survey Results: Enterprise 2.0

Leave A Comment

Tony Karrer

Blogs are all about conversation. just saw a post that explained to readers how to leave a comment, and I thought that might be a good idea to have that post as well and it would be a nice addition to the content in my First Time Visitor's Guide. Please, if you have thoughts or questions on one of my posts leave a comment. It shows me that you care. That it inspired a thought or a question.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

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. In the past few weeks, I've had some really eye-opening conversations about the state of Learning as a Business.

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Corporate Training

Tony Karrer

Jay Cross - father of the Informal Learning Flow has been doing some great writing recently that look at the future of corporate training. His recent posts make me really think (that's good) but also make me wonder. How many people really have the opportunity to pursue the Future of Corporate Training? More on this below. But first some context. Great points Jay. It's a scary question to ask.

Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

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?

Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

I've been asked numerous times over the past couple of years by various types of people and companies a very similar question: I plan to or have been conducting and charging for training workshops for clients. I'd like to creating this as self-paced eLearning possibly with other capabilities as well. And I want to charge for this. How can I do that? It's a company that has been offering 3-day workshops and now they want to put some portion of that content online. Ideally, they would offer it both publicly for fee and as well to particular clients. To me this is a new kind of system. Systems?

Free Webinars

Tony Karrer

Have you ever wanted to have a single list of the various free webinars brought together in a single place? In conjunction with eLearning Learning , we are working with Jon Udell (thanks Jon) to use his calendar aggregation technology to bring together a list of free webinars that we believe will be of interest to learning professionals. Free eLearning Webinars Let me know if you think this will be valuable. Integrated with Best of eLearning Learning We are planning to include events that are coming up in the Best of eLearning Learning each week. will tweet about it. Is this a good idea?

Text to Speech

Tony Karrer

As part of the eLearning Tour , Christopher von Koschembahr demonstrated a podcast where he conducted an interview. The interviewer was a female voice asking questions. She would ask a question and then he would respond. What was interesting is that the interviewer was produced using Text to Speech. You can listen to the result at the 12:23 mark of the first video on the eLearning Tour page. The effect was interesting. For short bursts of text, the computer generated voice was okay. Thus, it works well with the interview structure. Of course, you quickly know that he's written the questions.