Tool Set 2009
JANUARY 5, 2009
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? What should be in your tool set? What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Should twitter be part of your tool set? But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective. What is a Tool Set?
Top 100 Learning Game Resources
JUNE 24, 2009
Building Better Learning Games- Learning Visions, April 9, 2009. 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. Examples from TWITCHSPEED.COM Digital Game-Based Learning, June 17, 2009. Casual Games get Serious, June 17, 2009.
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. Here’s a screen grab of tag cloud for our posts: Here is a list of some of the best posts of 2009: Top 20 Most Viewed Posts. 1. Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009. 5.
Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014
AUGUST 26, 2014
Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. haven’t done my list in a few years, but you can see my past lists from 2011 , 2009 , 2008 , and 2007. Even when I’m sporadic in posting, WordPress is a great tool for personal reflection. Personal Learning.
Open Source eLearning Tools
OCTOBER 13, 2010
I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Here’s some of what I pulled out.
Irish Learning Alliance Visit
MARCH 28, 2009
NetWORKed Learning - Redefining Learning in a World Gone Web Dr. Tony O'Driscoll, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University Informal Learning Becoming Formal Al Johnson, Senior Advisor, Bersin & Associates ILA ELITE 2009 - Tools for our Times Jonny Parkes, Chairman, Irish Learning Alliance The visit was on March 16th, one day before Saint Patricks Day. One of my most authentic St.
Tips and Tools for Synchronous e-Learning
JULY 29, 2009
Higher education folks have put some thought into how adult learning theory relates to synchronous learning tools and techniques. This article concluded that in “order to create learners’ satisfaction and enhance their performance…(it needs) to be attuned to adult learners needs , and listed the following as traits of adult learners that should be considered when selecting synchronous learning tools. The next trick is to identify ways to leverage synchronous tools to hit these key adult learning practices. SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING TOOLS. INTERACTION.
Training Industry Statistics
NOVEMBER 23, 2009
2009 U.S. billion (a 7% decrease from last year) 41% of organizations plan on purchasing online learning tools and systems in the next year. 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
Mobile phones as training tools
JUNE 17, 2009
Check out this video - admittedly focused on using cell phones in the classroom - and let me know what you think? 1) Are mobile phones a viable training tool in the distance-based or live classroom in a training setting for adults? 2) Should schools be embracing mobile phones as teaching tools for children in schools? What role do you think mobile phones should play in training? Can’t wait to hear what you think! Click here to view the embedded video.
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. While Boomers see technology as a tool, Gen Y and Tweens see technology as an environment. Students and workers now want to personalize tools to enhance the quality of their work and save time.
Spending Some Time At Penn State to Learn about Games and Social Media
OCTOBER 21, 2009
Here is Cole Camplese, Karl Kapp, Beth Baily and Matt Meyer (recently moved from corporate to academia) Matt is working with Cole to create the next generation of cyber-pedagogy using tools to enhance the student's learning experience. Beaver Stadium, home of Penn State Nittany Lions. The past few days, I have spent quite a bit of time at Penn State University. He is doing some great work!
NOAA: Advice for Federal Agencies about Virtual Worlds & a Great Interactive Example
JULY 10, 2009
One recent prototype we call Second Earth attempted to blend the capabilities of tools like Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth with the collaborative capabilities of Second Life. Waiting for the tsunami to hit on NOAA's island in Second Life. My advice to other federal agencies interested in virtual worlds is to define your goals before you break ground.
Simulations and Learning how to run a "Code"
JUNE 15, 2009
As part of the workshop, I got to experiment and see some of the medical mannequins and tools they use to help train future nurses. I got the opportunity to run a "code" with a life-sized simulation dummy (we called him Mr. Wham) in Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. Taking a break from the Innovation in Learning workshop conducted at Johns Hopkins. It was interesting.
APRIL 15, 2009
tools for large organizatons. This presentation discussed how Sharepoint is used to provide Web 2.0 Rachel and Nick discuss using Sharepoint as a Web 2.0 product within their organizations. The team of Troychock and Troychock (Nick and Rachel) presented on the topic of using Web 2.0 technologies for online learning. Each representing a different company who adopted the technology.
Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. Ease of Use – definitely plays into the decision making. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. ontent Authoring Tools Directory. The Ten Best Course Authoring Tools. #10 Aura Interactive – SH!FT Here are my criteria.
Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse
JANUARY 29, 2009
The first software element that makes up a virtual world is a synchronous learning tool similar to WebEx or Adobe Connect or Saba’s Centra. Synchronous learning tools allow for real-time interaction on a computer among learners separated by great distances. Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds. This is similar to the Web 2.0
Virtual World Brainstorming Session
JANUARY 28, 2009
Some take aways included: Provide new learners with an experience in the virtual world in which they must to perform a task to learn about navigation and virtual world tools without giving them a list like " Ok, now press F2 to walk, then press F3 to go backward." It makes it more fun and more engaging. Why invest in 3D learning spaces? It is learning by doing.
Workplace learning in 10 years
MARCH 24, 2009
However, that should change over time as their confidence and experience grows with using these tools. I’m sure you’re better with Word now than when you first started? However, advances in mobile technology and connectivity, coupled with the business world’s shift towards cloud computing , will eventually render the cell phone an indispensable learning and working tool.
Free Tool for Camtasia Studio Users
OCTOBER 20, 2009
And, he has recently created a free tool to quickly build custom user interfaces (also known as front end menus) for Camtasia movies placed on CDs. Have you seen any other useful tools to use with Camtasia? I'm starting the Bill Myers fan club! I've blogged about him several times before. Bill's been using Camtasia Studio to create training DVDs and CDs. Thanks, Bill!
Audio in E-Learning
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
Audio is a powerful and impactful tool, but it is often used incorrectly within e-learning courses. recently had a discussion with Dan Bliton in his role at the Metro DC ASTD chapter about this topic, here is a small part of the interview. common question is "Should we have audio in the e-learning module that exactly matches the text on the screen?" The general answer is no. It’s not that you can’t learn from audio and text, it is just that the learning is more productive if the two are separate (audio that enhances what is on the screen not repeats it word-for-word).
ZaidLearn: Use Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for Writing Learning Outcomes
JULY 24, 2009
learning tools (and 21st Century learning): Bloom's Digital Taxonomy "It's not about the tools, it's using the tools to facilitate learning." Do you have problems writing learning outcomes/objectives for your content or courses? Have you tried using Bloom's Taxonomy wheel(s) before to assist finding those magic action verbs? Trust me! It is helpful, but to me it is misleading.
Learning in 3D Book Information
JULY 15, 2009
It describes how learning needs to be adapted to 3D environments and includes the tools that learning and development professionals will need in order to advance 3D learning within their organizations. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. TITLE: Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration READING LINE: How the Immersive Internet will shape the future of learning and work within the Enterprise.
Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter
Learning with e's
APRIL 23, 2009
The microblogging tool has obvious potential to be used in formal learning, both in traditional online classroom settings and - through mobile technologies - for mobile learners. Most would agree that Twitter was one of the social networking phenomena of 2008, and has enjoyed exponential growth in popularity. Below are my 10 top uses of Twitter for education: 1.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
You have to walk people through different tools and learning methods. This includes: Learning Method Support Tools / Technologies Process / People / Vendors You need to be the one who is aware of what's happening generally with technology in the organization. Technology steward – you likely can't say to the rest of the organization, "Don't use these tools."
Don't Play Video Games: Make Them
MARCH 31, 2009
Here is an interesting article that discusses how the creation of video games can be an excellend tool for teaching students. Screen capture from Scratch an MIT project that involves a simple to great game design software. The article Computer games as liberal arts? provides some interesting insights into how creating games can teach a number of subjects. Making video games].turns turns out to be perhaps the ultimate form of liberal arts. In order to create a computer game you have to think about the content. You have to write a script. The programming involves logic, math and science.
Video-Based eLearning Authoring Tools
FEBRUARY 16, 2009
May outsource some of the production work, but the tool must be an off-the-shelf, known authoring tool - no proprietary tools (see eLearning Course Development for rationale on that) Their only experience is with Camtasia. and Rapid Authoring Tools? Rapid eLearning Tools Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.comI'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 topic almost doesn't matter, but assume it's Safety Training.
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.
Top Ten Tools for Learning 2011
OCTOBER 23, 2011
This is the fifth year that Jane Hart has been collecting lists of top tools for learning. have contributed my lists in 2007 , 2008 , and 2009. You can contribute your top tools too. As in 2009, I’m going to divide my list into personal learning and course development. Google Reader is still my main tool for personal learning. just checked my stats, and I currently have 320 subscriptions and have read over 8000 items in the last 30 days, and over 300,000 items since February 2009. Jing is the best free tool for screenshots I’ve ever used.
Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”
AUGUST 31, 2009
Last week I hosted a webinar called “Come Moodle with Us: Straight Talk on Moodle as an LMS Solution. Along with two of my colleagues at BLP, we showed attendees OUR Moodle site - and attempted to illustrate many of the cool features Moodle provides and how Moodle facilitates informal learning and not just functions as a place to house and track e-learning. Those who want to use it just to track learning are missing its point. In our case, it connects all the employees in our organization to each other. Example: I created a “course in Moodle called Adobe Max.
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.
2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning
The eLearning Coach
DECEMBER 27, 2009
What technology trends of 2009 have impacted online learning and will continue to do so in the coming year? Web-based tools for scheduling, project management and documentation increase productivity and enhance personal mobility. Online image editors and other multimedia production tools provide access to a host of new and often less expensive applications. Cloud Computing.
Video - Screencast - Webinar - Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
August 21, 2009 to August 28, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 04, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 11, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 14, 2009. Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs - eLearning Technology , August 24, 2009. Electronic Papyrus , August 25, 2009. Tackling a New Captivate Project - In the Middle of the Curve , August 21, 2009. Blogger in Middle-earth , August 26, 2009. Kapp Notes , August 24, 2009.
The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Think Small (Iterations, Action Maps, Storyboards, and Mini-Modules)
The Learning Generalist
JUNE 22, 2009
Storyboarding - Simple, Lightweight design The index card is my favorite design tool. You can now deploy discrete pieces of learning, job aids, templates and what have you and not worry about how your elearning tool will handle all these artifacts. Sumeet Moghe, 2009. We explored the waterfall approach towards elearning development in a prior post of this series. Bespoke Flash?
Webinar Blackboard Slides - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
AUGUST 3, 2009
Week of July 24, 2009 to July 31, 2009. Proven tips in custom course development , Tuesday, August 04, 2009. CoachingOurselves 2hr Workshop for Individual Managers , Thursday, August 06, 2009. The Business Case for Measurement of Learning, Thursday, August 06, 2009. Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center, Friday, August 07, 2009. Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging E-Learning With Power Point , Monday, August 10, 2009. The e-learning skills gap - Clive on Learning , July 24, 2009. Blogger in Middle-earth , July 31, 2009.