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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.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

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.

Knowledge Skills Mentoring Tips - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

July 1, 2009 to July 10, 2009. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009. mLearning; Tricks to using the iPod Touch in class - Don’t Waste Your Time , July 7, 2009. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. So many thoughts, so little time - Internet Time , July 6, 2009. Kapp Notes , July 9, 2009. eLearning Technology , July 2, 2009. Presentation: iTunes U - Don’t Waste Your Time , July 6, 2009. Learning Developments , July 2, 2009. Top Posts.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? Share this on Linkedin Tweet This! 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. Listing is alphabetical.). Audacity. Dimdim. TalkShoe.

Audience Take-aways From LinkedIn Training

eLearning Cyclops

Several weeks back I held my last online professional networking class, which focused on using LinkedIn. And due to the bank acquisition and upcoming lay-offs, it had a very strong focus on using LinkedIn as a tool for employment networking. The class did teach many skills I will not be able to view via their profiles such as writing an effective introduction, searching for business or employment opportunities, actively participating in groups, using LinkedIn as a CRM tool etc. Hopeful it provides some insight for any LinkedIn trainers out there. link].

Will at Work Learning: Myths the Business Side Has About Learning: Result of Data Gathering

Will at Work Learning

About Search This Blog Web Notable Books Sponsoring Ads (vT1) Tracker Sponsoring Ads (vG2) « Performance Support for High-Stress Situations | Main | Famous Measuring-Training Story from Neil Rackham » Friday, 23 January 2009 Myths the Business Side Has About Learning: Result of Data Gathering I've been gathering a list of Myths that the Business Side Has about Learning. I reached out to my clients, to groups in LinkedIn, to my Brown Bag Learning participants. Training Alone Produces Improvements in On-the-job Performance. No time for training.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

Assuming that your learning audience regularly visits the enterprise portal, then its great to be able to show employees upcoming learning events, training requirements, content that might be of interest, or other similar things. LinkedIn: SumTotal's LinkedIn API integration will allow employees to maintain their Portable Career Profile in LinkedIn, and then make this information available through SumTotal's ResultsOnDemand Performance application. I've had a similar discussion several times over the past few months. And it's definitely a nice thing to have done.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

And as part of this, I’ve been taking advantage of: 2009 Predictions How Did I Do? 2009 Top Posts and Topics , Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009 and just running through my blog posts for the year. 2009 has continued that effort. And many of my 2009 Top Posts and Topics are related to exactly this. When I look at my particular skills, methods and tools for 2009 and compare them to 2008, I would say that it’s mostly a question of degree of use and certainly my use of Twitter has grown. However, during 2009, I had a bit of an aha moment.

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.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Communities, PLEs, small groups, & power - Adventures in Corporate Education , March 31, 2009 My mom loves telling the following story about me, to emphasize the fact that I have always been bossy. Web 2.0

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0

Review: The Back of the Napkin

The eLearning Coach

We might need to convince a client that training will solve a problem, show a SME a quick sketch for an interactive activity, or visualize some concepts to help a client understand where we’re going with an idea. Share this on Linkedin Tweet This! eLearning is an abundantly visual medium. The great news is that visual thinking can be developed. Why would you want to? Online Training Library Review

The eLearning Coach

I’ve been a subscriber to the training library for years and found them to be a life saver when working under tight deadlines with little time to learn something new. That means you can use the courses for both just-in-time and comprehensive full-course training. Post from: The eLearning Coach Online Training Library Review. Share this on Linkedin.

The Power of LinkedIn: Real or Imagined?

There Is No Chalk

I participated in the first half of a session on the power of LinkedIn for training industry professionals this past Friday. About two-thirds of the audience was using LinkedIn to varying degrees, Tags: LinkedIn social networks networking The session was delivered by Tony Karrer of eLearning Technology blog, and Mark Sylvester. Alas, I did not get to stay for the entire hour, but the polls that Mark ran revealed some interesting results.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

This also contributed to the Hot Topics and eLearning Trends for 2009. Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009. Actually from December 1, 2008 to November 30, 2009. Google Wave in education - Dont Waste Your Time , November 16, 2009. 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 - eLearning Technology , January 26, 2009. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Learning Putty , November 20, 2009. eLearning Conferences 2010 - eLearning Technology , November 19, 2009. ZaidLearn , May 22, 2009.

LearnTrends 2009 Video Archive Available

eLearning Weekly

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the LearnTrends 2009 Online Conference , but I heard great things about it. LinkedIn. eLearning Conferences InstructionalDesign learntrends technology Tools Training Web 2.0Fortunately, I ran across a video archive of the conference, thanks to a blog post by George Siemens. LearnTrends was sponsored by Jay Cross, Tony Karrer, and George Siemens.). Check out the video archive. There are tons of other details about the conference here , and you can get more info about LearnTrends on these social networks: Twitter. Delicious. Enjoy!

Webinar - Skills - Social Media - Best of eLearning Learning - July 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

July 2009. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009 How to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. mLearning; Tricks to using the iPod Touch in class - Dont Waste Your Time , July 7, 2009 Some of the best resources on using mobile devices in class. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009 Jay Cross response to this month’s big question “In a Learning 2.0 New Skills for Learning Professionals - The Learning Circuits Blog , July 1, 2009. July 29, 2009.

The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Social Learning

Simply put, in most cases failed EHRs suffer from the same symptoms that are seen in countless other IT implementations: insufficient staff buy-in, insufficient training, and an ROI that is often slow to make itself apparent. Clearly, improved communication and training are important — but only if it can be done in a way that does not overburden already overworked employees.

10 tips for improving retention with online learning

Growth Engineering

If you’re a learning manager responsible for delivering training to hundreds of employees, you’ll have a pretty keen idea of the importance of knowledge retention. Was it a thrilling journey full of twists and turns – or was it something that happened at a training seminar in some god-forgotten conference centre? Don’t rely solely on Formal Training. Build a solid foundation.

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

I’m going to reflect on what I’ve been up to in 2009 thus far. Winter 2009. Articles: Get Out of the Training Business. Next week, we will close the training department. We are shifting our focus from training to performance. Any remaining training staff will become mentors, coaches and facilitators who work on improving core business processes, strengthening relationships with customers and cutting costs. I’m changing my title from VP of training to VP of core capabilities. The Future of the Training Department (with Harold Jarche).

Twitter VLE Conversation - Best of eLearning Last Week

Tony Karrer

is up - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 18, 2009 European training survey shows HR and training holding back change - Clive on Learning , April 22, 2009 Social Learning Designer - eLearning Technology , April 22, 2009 Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Love The Conversation - Blogger in Middle-earth , April 17, 2009 Learning With A Webcam - Blogger in Middle-earth , April 22, 2009 Who Needs to Be on Your 3D Development Team? Home , April 22, 2009 How to make e-learning work!

Is Social Media Making You Think

Integrated Learnings

I'm developing self-paced training for my organization. There is a train moving very fast called social media that I am working very hard to master. This video "found me" through the LinkedIn social network. Online training is constantly changing and some would say changing dramatically in the last couple of years. This is both in there personal life and career.

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

Social Learning

Through an interview with John Congemi, senior manager of retail learning and development, we learn that all training initiatives at Best Buy now center on the three pillars of ROLE: freedom, co-creation and a robust library of learning content. I think the same thing applies to employees or even people in general when it comes to training. I know I haven’t. Or don’t. Properly d.

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Social Learning

Through an interview with John Congemi, senior manager of retail learning and development, we learn that all training initiatives at Best Buy now center on the three pillars of ROLE: freedom, co-creation and a robust library of learning content. I think the same thing applies to employees or even people in general when it comes to training. I know I haven’t. Or don’t. Properly d.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 19, 2009 Instructional Design: Whats in a name? A fancy term for writing training material." If all we do is write training material, then perhaps yes. Some folks are "writers of training material." I get paid more to create training materials.

Hey You Rapid e-Learning Peeps, Slooow Down and Take a Little Drive on the ISD Side of Town

eLearning Cyclops

However, they do wish to offer their staff online training. When I read e-Learning Magazine's article by Bob Little, Rapid e-Learning Polarizes Opinion , I was very irked by it. Especially when I read the following excerpt. I will say this, if they are not adhering to instructional design principles, then they are far less likely to improve workers' performance. So, here is what I suggest.

Will I Still Be Relevant In 5 Years?

WalkMe Training Station

As a training strategist, I hail from HR. Due to the rise of social media, e-recruitment and social media recruitment through platforms such as Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter have quickly become the primary methods for finding and attracting new talent. appeared first on Training Station. In fact, it is already happening. in the next five years. That isn’t all that A.I.

The Death of Training: Rumors Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Living in Learning

Several of the professional groups I have joined through LinkedIn yield consistent discussion themes that register concern for the future of training. The concern comes from a cross-section of trainers, designers, training managers, and vendors. Agreed, training budgets are shrinking and free-lance trainers and owners of training companies are wringing their hands searching for the next big thing. So…what is the next big thing in the world of training? My point is this – training is no longer our primary source of viable learning. Well…not so.

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Silence, in eLearning, is Not Always Golden


With the explosion of technology tools available, crafting engaging training with multimedia is ever-changing and full of possibilities. For your training content, think, “Will this content, as I’ve presented it, encourage real learning? Follow her on Twitter , LinkedIn or Google+. You can always delete this “test course” later. So, what is audio “good for”? No audio. Have fun.

Creds to the Classroom Trainers

eLearning Cyclops

So, I have returned to the classroom to teach online professional networking, which has a focus on using LinkedIn. ISD e-Learning Classroom TrainingSince the announcement of my bank's acquisition my e-learning projects have been cancelled. I am not new to teaching face-to-face classes, but I have not done it on a consistent basis since 2002. Here are some of the great things about being in the classroom that either we do not have the advantage of in asynchronous e-learning or are at least a challenge for the e-learning designer. Yeah that happens, at least to me.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

In his post, he really is looking primarily at the University of Manitoba's Connectivism Course that he designed and delivered with George Siemens to 2200 students in Fall 2008 and you can tell that he's busy thinking about the technology behind the Fall 2009 course. Training Modalities Stephen tells us at the outset: Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies. Possibly some of the social signals that we could use could have helped him, and I'll be curious how he automates more of that for the Fall 2009 class.


What Makes Yammer Different?

eLearning Cyclops

the training and development department can have its own separate group within the organization's Yammer network). Like LinkedIn, it allows one to view a member's employment and educational background, skills, interests, contact information, etc. I have started test driving Yammer. For the last six months, I have been using Twitter and getting great rewards from using it. So naturally a similar application that is tailored more for use in a corporate environment would spark my interest. Thus, I have created an account and convinced a few of my teammates to do the same. Thanks.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visuals and Audio in eLearning (Ruth Clark)

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, April 03, 2009 Visuals and Audio in eLearning (Ruth Clark) Donald Clark posted a link to a lovely little article by Ruth Clark: Give Your Training a Visual Boost in the April 09 edition of ASTDs T&D. This comes up every few months on training-related discusssion sites and in LinkedIn questions. The article contains such gems as: "Decorative visuals defeat learning." " This would be a great article to forward to a client. Take the Survey!

Where Organizations Go Wrong With e-Learning

eLearning Cyclops

A post on e-Learning Guild's group on LinkedIn asked, "In What Ways Do Organizations Get eLearning Wrong?" Too many training departments act as order takers and end up creating courses that are not addressing the solutions needed. Not identifying if e-learning is an appropriate medium for specific training needs. e-Learning is a breadth of training approaches. This question really got me thinking. There are many organizations that get it right, but many get it wrong too. Here are my thoughts on pitfalls organizations must avoid. Creating page turners, ugh!