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Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs

Upside Learning

We follow a whole lot of blog – most of them focused on the learning, workplace learning, eLearning, and learning technology domain. We have learnt a lot from these blogs and thank all those blog writers for their invaluable insights on various topics. Here is a list of top 47 blogs (in alphabetical order) that Upside Learning team follows. 1. Bersin & Associates : Blogs. 3. eLearning Blog // Don’t Waste Your Time…. eLearning Curve Blog. Informal Learning Blog. Internet Time Blog. 38. T+D Blog. Bozarthzone. 6.

TrainingDay: Back on The Blog

Kapp Notes

So, I have to admit that when I was co-writing Learning in 3D , my blogging was diminished but now that the book is 99% finished (just the permissions and instructor guide to finish), I'm back to almost regular blogging and as part of that I am again blogging at the TrainingDay blog. Here is my latest entry. Letter to Your Boss About Virtual Immersive Environments.

Blog Carnival

Bottom-Line Performance

If you want to share tips in a longer format than a comment allows, join our new blog carnival. The first carnival entry will run on July 29, and (not surprisingly) the topic will be synchronous e-learning.You can enter your post by e-mailing me HERE or by including a link to your post as a comment on this blog entry before July 28th.

Training Industry.com: Blogging Over There Also

Kapp Notes

It seems that I am now blogging all over the place. I now a Featured Blogger and am writing a periodic blog over at TrainingIndustry. The blog is called The Tech Dimension and will expand on idea and concepts related to integrating technology into the learning process. So, while I am blogging at other places, know that I will continue this as my "home base" of blogging and will point you toward my other entries as appropriate. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guidelearning technologies.

2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources. This entry was made because I was doing a presentation on the topics and I wanted to use my blog as the platform for presenting the information and as a "leave behind" resource so that the teachers could reference and find the games all in one place when they wanted to use them for the classroom. Here are my top posts via Google Analytics for 2009.(I'll

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

While doing so, I documented a few of the better ones. I’d been mulling posting these to the blog. Building Better Learning Games- Learning Visions, April 9, 2009. Serious Games Blog. Marc Prensky – Twitch Speed, June 17, 2009. Using computer games in education- ThirdForce Blog, January 30, 2009. Digital games and learning gains (PDF), June 17, 2009.

IMU Student Blogging Project to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle!

ZaidLearn

"Every blog has a story behind it." - Teenage Advisor THE STORY In late October 2010, Sheba DMani, the coordinator (facilitator) for the ' A Critical and Reflective Response to Media ' (Medical Humanities Selective) course (at IMU ) explored with me the idea of assigning students to work in groups to develop blogs addressing important issues and promoting a healthy lifestyle. ZERO !

The Best EDU Blogs on the Planet!

ZaidLearn

TOP BLOGS! blogs or sites of this and that. Most of them just vomit out lists, without putting much effort to justify their claims, or at least say why the selected blogs should be on the list. Actually, what I would want to see is simply what so special about the blog selected, and why should I follow it. Probably because my blog at that time (2007) was rather unknown.

Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

December 1, 2009 to December 15, 2009. eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail - trainingwreck , December 13, 2009. Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009 - eLearning Learning Posts , December 2, 2009. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter - Adobe Captivate Blog , December 11, 2009. Dont Waste Your Time , December 10, 2009. Free-to-Use E-Learning Development 19: Techsmith Jing (Part 3) – Conclusions - The E-Learning Curve , December 8, 2009.

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

Upside Learning

Marc Prensky Blog. Ulearning Blog. Mlearning Blog. Upside Learning Blog. Derek Bruff’s Blog. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009. 2009 Horizon Report. I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse.

Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)

Janet Clarey

You can teach people instructional design without having an instructional design blog but I don’t think it’s as easy to teach people ‘business 2.0′ You know one of those brief tweets or status updates that can easily be lifted from bigger, continuous conversations  you’re having with online friends and followers? Out of context stuff. Poor partygirl99. Wha???

Five Years of Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

Five years ago today, I published my first two posts on this blog. have done better in 2011, with 52 posts, but one of my goals for 2012 is to blog more regularly. I can see the effect of infrequent posting in my stats. Monthly views plateaued for most of 2009 and 2010, but started increasing again in 2011 as I posted more often. When I started this, I had no idea how much I would learn through blogging and how many wonderful people I would get to know. I’m a better instructional designer today because I’ve been blogging for five years.

The Top 20 L&D Blogs

Voice of Clarity

It goes without saying that there are a lot of blogs on the Internet—181 million according to a survey by NM Incite. So it wasn’t easy to narrow the best blogs targeted at Learning and Development professionals down to only 20. We took into account how relevant the content was to workplace learning and how frequently the blog was updated. We also excluded company blogs (to be featured in a future list). His blog is set-up so that you can toggle between different layout formats. Learning 24/7 Blog –Craig Weiss is the brains behind the blog, eLearning 24/7.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

The information in this series has been something I've been presenting, writing, blogging about and more recently doing workshops around. But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. Sue's description of a personal learning network is: Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are all about using web tools such as blogs, wiki, twitter, facebook to create connects with others which extend our learning, increases our reflection while enabling us to learn together as part of a global community. Blogging Inside or Outside the Corporate Firewall ).

3 Ways Mobility Elevates Your Training Programs

mLevel

2009 saw the rise of songs like “Video Phone” by Beyonce, “Text Me” by R. Blogging E-Learning Learning Learning & Development Learning Technologies Mobile Social Business UncategorizedKelly, and “LOL :)” by Trey Songz. Next came Carly Rae Japsen’s “Call Me Maybe” in 2011, and recently “Hotline Bling” by Drake became the best-selling song in the U.S. But this this is good news!

Effective virtual facilitation

E-Learning Provocateur

Perhaps other courses, websites, discussion forums, podcasts, blogs etc. As virtual classes rapidly become de rigueur , the need for an effective virtual facilitation framework accelerates. propose the 5-stage model of e-moderation developed by world-renowned networked learning guru,  Gilly Salmon. The Model. This stage is about getting your remote participants up and running.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

News feeds, podcasts, blogs, wikis and discussion forums. Instructivism is dead. Gone are the days of an authoritarian teacher transmitting pre-defined information to passive students. In the 1990s, constructivism heralded a new dawn in instructional design, turbo-charged by the rise of Web 2.0. Students morphed into participants , empowered to seek new knowledge and understanding for themselves, in the context of their own unique, individual experiences. Fast forward to today and connectivism is all the rage. Slippery slope. But is this gradient a fair representation? The real world.

What did 100 blog posts bring me?

Challenge to Learn

When I started my blog in December 2009 I was curious what it would be like to blog and I wanted to improve my English (I’m still working on that). My blog now has an average of almost a 100 views per day. The fact that you have an audience makes a big difference, it turns your blog from a diary into a publication and most important: you get feedback. But that has now shifted. I use my blog to try out ideas. The first time I used my blog for this purpose was when I became CEO of easygenerator. Feedback. Writing on demand. Quit cool!

30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

Here is a list of top 30 blogs and websites that Instructional Designers would be interested in. aLearning Blog by Ellen. Discovery Through eLearning by Tracy Hamilton. E L S U A ~ A KM Blog Thinking Outside The Inbox by Luis Suarez. Learning Authoring Research Blog by Michael Allen. Learning Curve Blog by Michael Hanley. Learning Leadership Blog by Ethan Edwards.

Blogger of the Week

Kapp Notes

Thanks to E-Learning Planet for naming Kapp Notes the "Blog of the Week" for (November 01, 2009 to November 08, 2009N You can read the criteria and entry at Planet’s Pick of the Week. So thanks to E-Learning Tyro for the shout out. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

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Irish Learning Alliance Visit

Kapp Notes

You can see Tony's keynote slides and all the information from the meeting at the blog for the Irish Learning Alliance. A few weeks ago, I was fortunate it enough to travel to see the Prime Minister of Ireland and hear about the Irish Learning Alliance. Unfortunately, I didn't get to go to Ireland, instead I traveled with some friends up to New York to visit with the Irish Learning Alliance.

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Webinars: Past, Present and Future

Kapp Notes

The webinar begins on December 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. chief blogger for the elearning blog "Kapp Notes", and co-author of the newly released book, "Learning in 3D" James Moss Learning & Development Lead, Vivid Learning Systems Moderator: James Friesen Content Guru, Meridian Knowledge Solutions See you there. It was a lively discussion with good input from the attendees. Eastern Time.

What is a Learning Technologist?

Dont Waste Your Time

Learning Technologists are not always involved in purely online, distance, eLearning or mLearning, we are used to help improve and update face-to-face materials to either introduce a new technique or just to update a presentation, make it more 2009 and less 1999. SlideShare: Blogs in Education. know I will come back at a later date, re-read this and make some changes and publish an update, so please subscribe to the blog and receive updates via email and you'll be notified of subsequent changes to this and other posts. Does that make it any easier? No, how about this.

Learning in 3D Book Tour Start Date Announced

Kapp Notes

We've got over 30 bloggers on the tour with a special Twitter hashtag of #lrn3d, a Twitter book give away, a 20% discount from the publisher and even a "prize" for folks that follow the entire tour and leave a comment on every blog. The tour stops will be announced in the near future but I will tell you the first stop will be at the blog of the person that wrote the forward to the book, Ron Burns at ProtonMedia's blog. What is a blog book tour? Some have asked me "What is a blog book tour?" This will happen at a different blog each day for 6 weeks.

Apple Keynote.no.not that one

Kapp Notes

Yes, I am in San Francisco and yes I am at a conference where a representative from Apple is the Keynote speaker but no.it's not Macworld. I am at the Winter 2009 ICT Educator conference. Jon Burgess of Apple presenting to ICT Educators. So the keynote was by Jon Burgess of Apple who did an excellent job outlining what educators should focus on for the future.

Upcoming Webinar: The Future of eLearning Content

Kapp Notes

The Webinar is called " Future of eLearning Content " and is scheduled for December 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. The panelist include: John Ambrose Senior Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Business, SkillSoft Janet Clarey Senior Researcher and blogger for several Brandon Hall Research blogs James Moss Vivid Learning Systems __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideThis Thursday I am on a great panel doing a webinar for Meridian Knowledge Solutions. hope you can join me and this exciting panel.

Great Year End ReCap

Kapp Notes

This time of year there are many recaps of blog postings and reflections on the "year in blogs." One good site to check out is ASTD's Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for December. So have some fun and enjoy a visual recap of Zaid's year of blogging, you learn a few things and have some fun! __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. It contains a number of great postings about what bloggers have learned this year. Another great year end post was done by Zaid Ali Alsagoff over at ZaidLearn.

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Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning

Kapp Notes

Extends Class Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog Some informal learning resources Wiki or a Blog? Here are some posts about the various uses of Web 2.0 in corporate settings. Web 2.0 and SharePoint Pedia Palooza A Pharmaceutical Leveraging Web 2.0 --In a Big Way The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question Tear Down the Walls: Web 2.0 Creating a Vibrant Learning Community Embracing Informal Learning (Whitepaper) __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Web 2.0

Workplace learning in 10 years

E-Learning Provocateur

As staff familiarise themselves with blogs, wikis, RSS, YouTube and Twitter, and as more tech-savvy Gen-Y’s & Z’s join the organisation, the demand for self-paced, self-directed learning will accelerate. To answer this question, I’ve organised my own two cents’ worth under six major banners… 1. Learning development should be no different.

Finding a MMOLE/Virtual Learning World Vendor

Kapp Notes

Attend tradeshows focused on 3D learning, read blogs by virtual learning thought leaders, read publications and vendor brochures, look at web sites and educate yourself on the vast number of virtual world options. A screen shot from the MMOLE of ProtoSphere. There are a number of preliminary things to consider when beginning to search for vendors to assist you in developing a MMOLE.

Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

capabilities of wikis or blogs where changes, updates and additions are easily made to web sites without the contributor needing to know HTML or any programming language. Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds. metaverse or virtual world is simply the natural extension and convergence of several technologies currently used for online learning.

Blog: August 2009

Dont Waste Your Time

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). Tags: Blogging Statistics 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).

Virtual World Brainstorming Session

Kapp Notes

One of the great things about what I do is getting to meet and work with really thoughtful and creative people and the other day, I got a chance to brainstorm with a group of great people on the topic of Virtual World Implementations. It makes it more fun and more engaging. Clark Aldrich, Karl Kapp and Eilif Trondsen on their way to lunch to continue the discussion on Virtual Worlds.

Sneak Peak at Virtual World Images for Learning in 3D

Kapp Notes

It is in its early stages but we are looking forward to the unveiling in January along with the Blog book tour that starts on January 11th. One of the exciting things about working on the Learning in 3D book is that we are going to have a space for the book and some of its content in a 3D world. Here are some sneak peaks at the concept. The introduction area and place to meet. Overview of areas which will show examples of the 3D archetypes. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

How to Create E-Learning Courses That Don’t Waste Your Learner’s Time - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

Seeking Some Assistance and Advice

Kapp Notes

One idea is the blog book tour but.we am looking for more ideas other social media, physical media or other channels. As you may know in January 2010 (around the 19th or so) my new book co-authored with Tony O'Driscoll is being published. The book, Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration is about using 3D virtual immersive environments for learning and collaboration. Learn more about the book here. Leveraging the "wisdom of crowds" we am seeking your input and ideas on how to conduct a viral marketing campaign for the book.

Presentation: Twitter in Education

Dont Waste Your Time

Twitter in Education Twitter Blogging eLearning Social Network University 2.0 Web 2.0