Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs
AUGUST 20, 2009
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.
2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes
DECEMBER 4, 2009
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
eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog
DECEMBER 31, 2009
As we knock on 2010’s doors, it’s a good time to look at what we did on this blog in 2009. We started this blog in March 2009 and in its 10 month existence has more than a 100 posts. The blog now has about 500 subscribers and has received more than 53000 page views and more than 200 comments. Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. 3.
Top 100 Learning Game Resources
JUNE 24, 2009
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.
Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009
eLearning Learning Posts
DECEMBER 21, 2009
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
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
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.
Tool Set 2009
JANUARY 5, 2009
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 ).
Blogging in a Walled Garden
FEBRUARY 1, 2009
One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. However, it does give us the option of blogging within the system. We’re still using those tools for some courses, depending on the content and activities, but we’re starting to integrate this internal blog into our activities. Blog Conversations. Usability.
Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?
MARCH 16, 2009
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.
Effective virtual facilitation
OCTOBER 13, 2009
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.
Irish Learning Alliance Visit
MARCH 28, 2009
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.
Webinars: Past, Present and Future
DECEMBER 15, 2009
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.
Blogger of the Week
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
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.
Apple Keynote.no.not that one
JANUARY 8, 2009
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
DECEMBER 14, 2009
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.
Finding a MMOLE/Virtual Learning World Vendor
APRIL 27, 2009
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.
Workplace learning in 10 years
MARCH 24, 2009
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.
Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse
JANUARY 29, 2009
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.
Virtual World Brainstorming Session
JANUARY 28, 2009
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.
Learning in 3D Book Tour Start Date Announced
DECEMBER 21, 2009
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.
Great Year End ReCap
DECEMBER 28, 2009
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.
10 online icebreakers
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
MARCH 4, 2009
Source: comment on the ">Bamboo project blog. 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!): 1. Two Lies and A Truth. Two must be lies and one must be true. Childhood Dream. Miscomm-puter-unication.
Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning
OCTOBER 19, 2009
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
Sneak Peak at Virtual World Images for Learning in 3D
DECEMBER 18, 2009
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.
Seeking Some Assistance and Advice
DECEMBER 3, 2009
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.
Co-Author Speaking at 3D Life Science 2010 Event in Malvern, PA
DECEMBER 21, 2009
However, if you let them know you saw my blog post on the topic.you'll receive an invite. On January 19th, 2010. Tony O'Driscoll (my co-author and partner in 3D) will be presenting at an event co-sponsored by Microsoft and ProtonMedia. The event will be moderated by a top life sciences industry personality, and will feature several surprise guests, the panel will discuss how pharma organizations are using innovative (some would say radical) collaboration technologies to out-think and out-sell their competitors in today's exceedingly competitive environment.
The Best EDU Blogs on the Planet!
SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
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.
Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)
DECEMBER 29, 2009
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???
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games
APRIL 9, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009 Building Better Learning Games Interested in building casual games for your learners? Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. Focus on casual video games. Assessment.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
Providing a set of tools (wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc.) Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs. I've really been striking out.
Yesterday's blog post
Learning with e's
MAY 27, 2011
But are you as good as your last blog? Does yesterday's blog post still hold currency or must you continually press forward to write better, to expand on your ideas and elaborate your understanding of your subject? But some old ideas are fine, and the great thing about academic blogging is that the more you write, the greater will be the repository of content you have written.
What is a Learning Technologist?
Dont Waste Your Time
AUGUST 13, 2009
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.
Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
OCTOBER 20, 2009
October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Saturday, October 24, 2009. Monday, October 26, 2009. Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. eLearning Portal Integration - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2009. Mentoring vs. Training — Why Social Networking Isn’t Enough - aLearning , October 13, 2009. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009.
10 Social Media Tools For Learning
The eLearning Coach
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
Category: Blogs. Blogging to teach others is common in the public domain, but not so within an organization. This software provides a way to centralize and manage blogs within an institution by hosting them all on one domain. Internal experts could blog about their areas of proficiency. Listing is alphabetical.). Audacity. Category: Podcasts. Dimdim. Think of it. Yammer.