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eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog

Upside Learning

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 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

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.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Earlier this week, I attended a Twitter Camp billed Twitter is not for dummies. I had the privilege of facilitating one of the breakout sessions, which focused on the business applications of Twitter. In a nutshell, I see the business applications of Twitter falling into three main categories: 1. So as a technology, Twitter is really simple. External. 2. Personal.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Playground Mom: [blank stare] Me: corporate training. Playground Mom: [weak smile] Me: I create training for companies thats delivered on the computer. find that most people understand once I tell them I create training on computer or something like that. So I simply say I develop eLearning or training.

Top Learning Resources of 2009

Learn and Lead

2009 was a continuation of my journey of online self-learning. share with you the top learning resources from my PLE (personal learning environment) for the year 2009. Here are my top learning resources for the year 2009 (in no particular order): Twitter has been one of the most valuable learning tool for me this year. Jane Bozarth's Bozarthzone has thoughts about the training and development field. For updates about technology, I rely on my Twitter network. have found these valuable in my learning during the year. Great writing on leadership.

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. Nothing is closer to the truth as I am always involved in workshops and training for new features of the VLE (Blackboard) and introducing new technologies to colleagues. see my presentations on SlideShare for recent examples: SlideShare: Twitter in Education. Does that make it any easier? No, how about this.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 09, 2009 Building Better Learning Games Interested in building casual games for your learners? Work with and for consumers how to better manage their money. Focus on casual video games. Poll: Do you play any of these? D2Ds vision is financial entertainment. Learning Needs.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

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. Educause.

Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009

Upside Learning

We decided to contribute to the 2009 list by sending in our own list of Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals. 3D StudioMax: We use this 3D modeling, texturing, and animation tool to create environments for game-based learning, and for scenarios and products in our soft-skills and product-training courses. It produces output in high-quality videos for DVD formats, streaming videos (web), and also for mobile devices used for video-based training programs. 9. My Twitter id: Jane Hart conducts annual surveys of the top 100 learning tools.

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? Users can create and join groups, connect with friends, display a profile, blog and microblog (similar to Twitter). Twitter, the most well-known microblogging platform, is highly public—an issue for many organizations. Listing is alphabetical.). Audacity. Category: Podcasts. Dimdim.

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.

RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline

Learning and Technology

RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline Written by Richard MacManus / December 20, 2009 8:04 PM / 74 Comments « Prior Post One of the interesting trends of 2009 has been the gradual decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news and niche topics. Pheedo also has gone quiet from a blogging perspective - its last blog post was January 2009.

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Adult learning shminciples

E-Learning Provocateur

“I’ll do this training so it looks good on my resume. Just like you know only Gen-Y Americans are interested in Second Life and only spammers and corporate cowboys use Twitter. Even the most joyful of learners will be forced to do training that they consider bureaucratic and irrelevant. But what exactly are adult learning principles? The theory. The real world.

Twitter: The #1 Tool for Learning

Upside Learning

There’s been quite a bit written about how Twitter can be used for learning. A few interesting reads are listed at the end of this post. personally believe that Twitter is a great tool to get access to knowledge and information—provided you follow the right people. Now learning professionals have voted Twitter the #1 learning tool. Really. •. Happy Tweeting!

Indian Learning Professionals on Twitter

Learn and Lead

Following up on my post on blogs by learning professionals in India , here’s a list of Indian Learning professionals who tweet a little more frequently on Twitter. You can catch me on twitter at @manishmo. Here’s the list of Indian learning professionals on Twitter, sorted on most tweets: Ruchi Bhatia @rucsb : Web 2.0 Hate people who block youtube and twitter in schools. Taruna Goel @write2tg : “A learning professional” – an instructional designer, trainer, recruiter, supervisor, mentor, coach, change initiator, training manager…and more. dreamer.

Top 20 Posts for Q1 2009

Tony Karrer

Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 eLearning Conferences Tool Set 2009 Remote Collaboration Better Memory Share Best Practices – Patterns Information Radar How long does it take to select an LMS? Low Cost LMS Crowdsourcing in the Small Aggregation Types Corporate Training Workplace Productivity Video-Based eLearning Authoring Tools Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant Twitter Conference Ideas Long Live eLearning Technology. I'm fortunate enough to be doing that this week.

ADDIE is dead! Long live ADDIE!

Gram Consulting

Ellen’s post focused on how new Learning Designers get “cranky” at the first mention of the ADDIE process (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation).   It was in response to a #Lrnchat session on Twitter where most participants had a gag response to the to the mere mention of ADDIE (sound familiar?).  HATE (Phase A, Step 3.2.6). It clings to the wrong world view.


The Juiciest Learning Professionals on Twitter?


Directory of Learning Professionals on Twitter (Jane Hart) ZaidLearn's Twitter IMPORTANT NOTICE Since I posted this juicy list, Jane Hart has come to her 'Instructional Design' senses, and created a n exceptional list of 100 learning professionals that Twitter, which is also based on recommendations by others. Tags: Twitter OER/FREE Just CLICK HERE ! Learning 2.0

Top 10 things I Don't Have Time to Blog About

Learning and Technology

Where Marketing and Training come together. Twitter app in the form of Google Reader would be awesome. I am using Posterous now and thought that I would like to try to post to my blog from Gmail and so here it is. Top 10 things I Don't Have Time to Blog About When people don't respond to your email. What do you do? Did they miss it? Do they hate you? CreateWV Conference has some great tracks on Education. Web 2.0 and elearning. Where are we at right now? Data mining and SEO and Paid Search. Squarespace pros and cons. Mostly Pros. Not once, BUT TWICE? They hate you.

Twitter VLE Conversation - Best of eLearning Last Week

Tony Karrer

Twitter Cheat Sheet version 1.1 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? Really.

Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?

Janet Clarey

My email conversation came at a time when I saw the tweet (below) from Clark Quinn on Twitter so I felt some sort of validation of my opinion (don’t you love serendipity?). Cheap and fast but not likely to show up at the antiques show 150 years from now (or to go down in your most memorable training book IMHO). And, I’m probably about to come off the same way here.

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. Training Alone Produces Improvements in On-the-job Performance. Information Presentation is Sufficient as a Training Design. Formal Training has Little Impact. Contact me.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Session hosted by Training Magazine. Hope folks with any unanswered questions/comments find me via the group or Twitter. Effective design using PPT as a tool. Not PPT 101. But will talk about how to make instruction more engaging, interactive and interesting. Why PowerPoint? We have it. It’s cheap. Pretty universal.

The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009

Designed for Learning

December’s Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog is “What did you learn about learning in 2009”. realized the power of this by joining twitter and building my own Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Twitter has opened a new platform for me where I am meeting with and interacting with people on all things learning using only a few words. It has been amazing so far.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2

E-Learning Provocateur

His point is: if you aren’t interacting with other people through media such as mailing lists, blogs, Twitter, discussion forums etc, then you are not developing professionally and you will eventually stagnate. Instead of focusing on supporting the learning of others, Stephen shifted his focus to how e‑learning professionals can support their own learning. See you at LearnX 2010!

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. As I discussed in my look at what I learned during 2009, I’ve found that the term eLearning 2.0 My thinking has definitely evolved around this in 2009. tools.

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. I’m convinced that we are all struggling to have our Work Skills Keep Up. And many of my 2009 Top Posts and Topics are related to exactly this. See also: Twitter Conference Ideas and Twitter and Webinars. However, during 2009, I had a bit of an aha moment. In June 2008, Work Literacy Launched. eLearning 2.0

ASTD ICE 2009 -Impressions

Web Courseworks

What else could be said about the woman who wrote: Training for Dummies. ” I’m sorry I missed Tony Bingham’s speech (not) on “Learning Gets Social,” but if I have to hear about the importance of Twitter, tweets, and twits one more time… All right already, I'm going to start to actively twittering next week! This was my first visit to ICE since the DotCom Era. sensed some of the same vibrancy of those heady days when eLearning exhibits reached several stories high. There are insiders, and then there are outsiders.

My Twitter Bookmarks

Learn and Lead

Now that I am using Twitter more frequently, I am bookmarking links on Twitter as favorites. I don’t save all the links on Here are some of my Twitter favorites. Top 10 Most Painfully Funny Company URLs [link] rnarchana Ruth Clark's Give your training a Visual Boost [link] very precise, to the point, and effective. Tags: Lists Social bookmarking Twitter Links Bookmarks must read Quinnovator RT: @ eduinnovation : 3 Brainstorming Problems Faced By Professional Learning Communities. How do you know?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 15, 2009 My Top Ten Tools for 2009 Cammys Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. Now I stop first at Twitter. Tweetdeck Im officially hooked to Twitter and use Tweetdeck to organize and group those I follow. Not only is Twitter great for the occasional laugh, but also a great source of information and links. Ask your Twitter network! My best column: eLearning, of course!

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? Ignatia Webs , April 7, 2009 While trying out different types of solar panels, I began to like the set of solar panels mentioned below. Steve Hargadon: Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education , April 3, 2009 web2.0

What I Learned in 2009

In the Middle of the Curve

The resulting time spent in preparation + regular communication made the implementation and training less stressful than I anticipated. also think the quality of the resulting training was better. This can do nothing but make it easier to train. My springtime project, develop an ongoing training and support program for Vignette. I do this willingly because the team is so great to work with and I know I will get the support and information I need. learn so much from my morning Google Reader and Twitter reading. This requires huge amounts of trust. History.

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

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Benefits to SMBs: faster response, resilient, lower costs without sacrificing learning, increased productivity, supplements other training. provide up-front training/coaching, maintain content, allow for emergence during growth/maintenance, involve a broad cross-section of people, consider templates for consistency, identify super-workers/techies to pilot wikis, seek feedback/evaluate. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration / President’s High Growth Jobs Training Initiative. Twitter in Education , Clif Mims. Nearly everyone dispersed.

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

My more recent contact at Mzinga is Dave Wilkins. I’m a more recent reader of Dave’s blog and occasionally have conversations with him in Twitter. Mzinga believes that while traditional web-based training and eLearning courses have provided great ROI and cost reduction, they lack the social aspect of learning—the diversity in perspective, the insights, and the real-world stories and sharing that have always happened in a classroom. First, we think training and learning today are flawed. It’s Friday yay! Kudos Jen (if you’re out there). Thanks Dave!

Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

ID Reflections

Six years have passed since I joined Twitter in 2008, when twitter was in its infancy, and I was clueless about its use. stumbled across twitter quite by accident or should I say serendipity. Needless to say when I found the same person on Twitter, I was part excited and part overawed. It was the March of 2009, and I have completed 5 years of blogging this year.