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More Random Web 2.0 Statistics

Kapp Notes

Statistics I've been gathering for some presentations. In January 2010, over 75,000,000 people visited Twitter.com representing 1,100% growth over January 2009. Twitter Statistics: The Full Picture. The January 2010 sales surpassed December 2009 sales of 19.1 Estimated number of iPads sold as of April 11, 2010 821,000. Here are some more random Web 2.0 Web 2.0

8 Surprising Gamification Statistics

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve rounded up 10 statistics on the use of gamification in eLearning, some of which may surprise you. Since 2010, over 350 companies have launched major gamification projects. The post 8 Surprising Gamification Statistics appeared first on. Gamification has become much more common in the last few years, in fact, it is now the norm – nearly all eLearning includes some sort of gamification. Sure, gamification may seem great, but what is it and what have the results been like? The gamification industry is expected to grow to over $2 billion in the U.S. Huffington Post ).

Interesting Mobile Statistics By Tomi Ahonen: mLearnCon

Upside Learning

His presentation was full of interesting statistics about mobile usage among teens and across geographies – all very useful pointers for m-learning developers. In 2010 Estonia has also become the first country to allow tax returns to be filed by SMS. Tags: Mobile Learning mLearnCon mLearning Mobile Statistics His presentation is now available here.

Key eLearning Statistics for 2015

Atrixware

billion in 2010. The post Key eLearning Statistics for 2015 appeared first on Atrixware E-Learning Solutions. I love the looks I get from people when I tell them what I do for a living. It’s kind of a blank, yet knowing stare, mixed with a head nod that clearly says “Oh! You’re a writer.” But here’s the thing. Let me give you a few examples.

Bloomsburg University Instructional Technology Students Win Awards

Kapp Notes

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Bloomsburg University College of Science and Technology Spring Honors Symposium and students from a number of departments were honored. Sara Dierk (an online student) Jessica Laasonen Anthony Ruth Jessica and Tony receive their awards. It is so gratifying to see students doing so well and to see their passion for learning and for the field.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

Such data may include productivity statistics, quality scores, complaint volumes, engagement indices… whatever can be analysed to identify training needs and/or evaluate learning outcomes. In my articles Online courses must die! Heeding the advice of Bill Brandon , I will now flesh out that idea with an illustration of how it might be implemented in a real organisation. Figure 1.

What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design

Kapp Notes

Event By now you've probably already heard that the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award 2010 has gone to a project that uses a 3-D virtual environment to hold a virtual scientific poster session. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Healthcare industry provided 14.3 The session, held by the pharmaceutical company Merck was conducted in Photosphere and featured the opportunity for scientists to gather and interact with each other. To learn, collaborate and exchange knowledge. wonder if they are not going to have a major push in the near future in the area of 3D?

SCORM Implementation Strategies For Mobile: mLearnCon

Upside Learning

Amit had summarized about it in his posts on How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I and Part II and Interesting Mobile Statistic. Recently, the first mLearnCon covering the A-Z in mobile learning was held in San Diego. While going through the session list, I noticed one session on SCORM Implementation Strategies for Mobile. View more presentations from Jason Haag.

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The World in Figures 2010

Clive on Learning

I was pleased to receive a complimentary copy the other day of the Economist’s Pocket World in Figures for 2010. As someone who revels in statistics, this was an irresistible read. There’s lots of great stuff in there, but I’ve pulled out a few which are of relevance to learning and technology (excuse my UK focus): Of the world’s top 10 universities, four are British and the rest American. Canada and Japan are the only other countries to appear in the top 20. The UK is outside the top 25. Countries with the most internet hosts: USA (332m), followed by Japan (43m). The USA is 11th.

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

won't re-iterate the statistics because you know already what a fundamental difference it makes to be so connected so comprehensively and so continuously. I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now. Anyway, this post provides me with an opportunity to clarify my thoughts in preparation for the discussion.

A Few 2010 Training Industry Statistics

Kapp Notes

Here are a few highlights: Average training expenditures per learner in 2010=$1,041. 32% of training budgets decreased in 2010. The average expenditure for training outsourcing was $257,871 in 2010. Every year Training puts out a “state of the industry report&# well worth the read. Average hours of training per employee=40.1 (up 9 from 2009). 61% of Mandatory or Compliance Training is delivered online. 23% of Executive Development is delivered online. 76% of companies do not use podcasting as a method of training. Down from $306,178in 2009.

How Much Do People Forget?

Will at Work Learning

And then there are the statistics I keep hearing—that are passed around the learning field from person to person through the years as if they were immutable truths carved by Old Moses Ebbinghaus on granite stones. Here is some information so cited (as of December 2010): People forget 40% of what they learned in 20 minutes and 77% of what they learned in six days ([link]. link]. link].

Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

Bottom-Line Performance

In the ILT course, learners used fun-size bags of M&Ms to learn about basic statistical concepts. Bottom-Line Performance, Inc. Promote Your Page Too. We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning. And sometimes I think that people perceive the process will go something like this: We start with a 126 slide PowerPoint presentation. And we did.

Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

After learners attempt to guess, reveal the alarming statistic. By Shelley A. Gable. You’re tasked with outlining an eLearning lesson. You’ve analyzed your content and audience, and you have a clear understanding of what learners need to be able to do by the end of the lesson. But how do you avoid designing a lesson that’s little more than a basic info dump? How do you truly engage learning? One of the more popular models is Robert Gagne’s nine events of instruction. Here are the events: Gain attention. Spark learners’ interest and curiosity to motivate learning. Stimulate recall.

Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

Bnet.com defines command-and-control as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization. Command-and-control leadership remains pervasive throughout business, government, and nonprofit organizations. command and control approach to leadership is authoritative in nature and uses a top-down approach, which fits well in bureaucratic organizations in which privilege and power are vested in senior management. It is founded on, and emphasizes a distinction between, executives on the one hand and workers on the other. Sloan, Jr.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

Data Collection : Does the tool provide detailed statistics on individual and/or group performance? I’ve recently been working with Sameer Bhatia the CEO of ProProfs as I was going through an evaluation of various online tools that support easy, fast, low-cost testing and quiz tools. He helped me pull together the following evaluation of a few different solutions: ClassMarker Quia ProProfs Google Docs Forms Creator, and Quibblo. Evaluation Criteria For the specific need I was looking at, I was looking for the following out of a solution: Cost : Is the tool free or very-low cost to use?

Personal learning or universal education?

Learning with e's

The result: children become disenfranchised and demotivated, teachers are exhausted and demoralised, schools are positioned unfairly in league tables, and governments measure success not through human achievement or creativity, but through cold, hard statistics. If those students could jump into a time machine and be transported a hundred years forward to 2010, what would they be amazed by?

Random 3D Virtual World Statistics

Kapp Notes

Sitting at my virtual desk gathering statistics. Here are some interesting Virtual World Statistics gathered from a number of different sources. The virtual world of Whyville, aimed at providing an educational virtual world for kids, turned 11 years old in March 2010. million to The Make-A-Wish Foundation in February 2010. The majority of these actions will be completed by March 31, 2010. What statistics or links would you like to add? __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

Learning Statistics

Kapp Notes

Here are some interesting statistics about learning. These types of informative statistics appear in ASTD’s annual State of the Industry report. billion (Rs 2,05,000 crore) by 2010. Of course, the data was collected before the great finanical meltdown but still interesting data According to ASTD, an organization of professional learning and development practiioners: ASTD estimates that U.S. organizations spent $134.39 billion on employee learning and development in 2007. Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. total ($83.62 The remainder ($50.77 It has a library of 3,500 courses.

More Examples of Correlation Without Causation

The Peformance Improvement

In a previous blog post , I wrote about the common misconception that a statistically significant correlation between variables means that one of those variables is causing the other. So, what might be true statistically for a large group might not be true for an individual. Ivy League) in order to be successful. This is absurd. What are they?  .

A “Dear John” Letter to Corporate America

Trina Rimmer

Like most of us, I cringe whenever I hear the latest unemployment statistics.  I have so many friends and relatives who've been looking for months and even years - without any luck.  I know how completely devastating job loss can be.  As I was reading this morning's AP headline about unemployment claims , I couldn't resist reflecting back on my own, bitter confrontation with worker disillusionment.

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GBL 2010 – Recap (Day 2 Part 1): Serious Games

Upside Learning

No wonder that in trials they could see statistically significant better results in trainees exposed to this solution as compared to those undergoing the traditional training. Related posts: Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1 Patterns at Play – Fundamental to Games What are Serious Games? And as I worked on this one I realized some of them have already faded away from my memory.

Digital literacy 9: Broadcasting yourself

Learning with e's

The video sharing service YouTube's usage statistics should convince even the strongest sceptic that people really want to share their content. These are staggering statistics. In the last in the series on digital literacies , we explore how each of us can become our own broadcasters and publishers. The shift is from push to pull. This is a characteristic of the Web 2.0

Heads you win, tails you lose

Learning and Working on the Web

The Long Tail is one of the most commonly quoted models for business on the Internet: The Long Tail or long tail refers to the statistical property that a larger share of population rests within the tail of a probability distribution than observed under a ‘normal’ or Gaussian distribution. In pocket #2 of the curve, he also talks in terms of the creator. Why is that?

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

The program, dubbed BaseCamp 2010, addressed 40 participants drawn from the senior and mid-level ranks of the company. The whole of BaseCamp 2010 was delivered in asynchronous mode, and that did not stop us from interacting in meaningful ways. 7. All the record-keeping and statistics happened there. I recently conducted a one-month leadership development program at Harbinger Group. The goal of the program was to expose participants to selected ideas in innovation, strategy, leadership and vision: all of them set in the context of high tech industry. What are your thoughts?

Janitors With PhDs?

Mindflash

The Bureau of Labor cites some incredible statistics: 11.5% of shampooers, 15.2% of taxi drivers and chauffeurs, and 11.5% of manicurists and pedicurists have college degrees. With debt levels soaring, tuition costs on the rise, and record unemployment rates for recent college graduates (4.4% — the highest in since 1970), are college degrees becoming less relevant? Source. Source.

What It Takes To Be a Mall Santa

Mindflash

Here’s a little Santa 101 for interested applicants: Job Market and Statistics. Based on these statistics, job hunters are looking at just around 2,208 openings nationwide, making it a rather competitive marketplace. source ). Like any other job you might apply for, the availability of positions depends on the demand for mall santas. Job Requirements. source ). How To Apply.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 5

Upside Learning

This article talks about many such startling statistics. 5. Augmented Reality Marketing In 2010 And Beyond. Along with location-based marketing, augmented reality applications really came into focus for many brands, from luxury companies to small businesses in 2010. How To Revamp Your Learning Model. There’s a lot of talk these days about informal learning vs. formal learning.

Webinar Series: The TrainingMagNetwork.com Story

Mindflash

In this webinar series, we will share statistics, stories, and insights that will inspire you and guide you in your own implementations. Our friend and guest blogger, Ray Jimenez is co-hosting a free webinar series, The TrainingMagNetwork.com story. Here’s a quick series description: After growing Training Magazine Network for the past two years, we found the same: Learning by growing Training Magazine Network to over 13,000 members has given us a rare opportunity to apply the theories and emerge with facts, best practices and anecdotes to share with our colleagues in learning.

Are You Training for Ideas or Actions?

Mindflash

Clearly he needs some training. I’m considering one of these two training options: Option 1: Give him an essay to read on waste disposal practices and share some impressive statistics about the positive impact of recycling on our planet.  I’ll email him a link to the recycling guidelines and our neighborhood’s waste collection schedule. Instead: Ask why? Why Ask what? Once

20,000 US Hackers Wanted.Creating the Computer Elite (or Failing at it)

Kapp Notes

He provided statistics like an "estimated 1.5 In the future, experts predict that wars will be fought both in physical places, like Afghanistan and Iraq and in cyberspace such as the recent attacks that have allegedly originated in China on NATO and the European Union computers searching for secret intelligence material. So the need for hackers is not trivial. He was spot on. Examples?

White Boardom Part 4 – Icebreakers and statistics

Onlignment

Statistics can be a great way to capture attention during a virtual classroom, as long as they are credible and reliable. Sometimes I move on to ask how much change one would expect if they had bought the same items in 1950 rather than 2010. Here are some examples of how I have been using them. The first example is a simple reveal. Wherever possible. This is all about inflation.

Weird recursion

Learning with e's

Brian used the hit count statistics of my slideshow as an example of event amplification in a keynote presentation he gave in Girona, Spain, just one week later. Brian Kelly has posted a fascinating analysis of the success of my slideshow 'Web 3.0 - the way forward?'. In What's the value of using Slideshare? My 'audience' rapidly increased 1000 per cent when I posted my slides on Slideshare.

Tween's Playing Online Games Like Never Before

Kapp Notes

In 2007, when children's marketing research firm KidSay asked boys what virtual worlds or online games they had visited in the past two weeks, 35 percent of boys aged 8 to 11 replied "none." In 2010, when M2 Research asked a similar question, they found 91 percent of boys and 93 percent of girls aged 8-11 are playing games online on a regular basis. Tween's playing a video game.

5 Tips to help you Plan your Next Presentation

The Learning Generalist

There's something I want to say about statistics at this point. We seem to be obsessed about presenting statistics in our presentations. Steve presented a lot of statistics in this talk, but it's an education to see how he presents these numbers. A few things Jobs does really well: He doesn't present more than one number at a time. Jamie presents statistics and yet he doesn't.

K-12 Classrooms: Research Review of Multigrade, Multiage, Combination Classrooms

Will at Work Learning

This review was conducted in September and October of 2010. -. Their results on combination multigrade classrooms were consistent with Veenman’s in finding no statistical differences, but they warned that “all things being equal, combination classes have at least small negative effects.” 2010). It also uses somewhat opaque statistical methods to estimate findings, not looking directly at actual comparisons between multigrade and single-grade classrooms. I don't usually delve into K-12 classroom-based research to any great extent. Context:              . 2002). 1998).

Advice to Teachers in Florida: Don't use Facebook with Students

Kapp Notes

Facebook Statistics "Educators just need to unfriend students immediately to prevent incidents like this from occurring," Donzelli warned. So rather than teach teachers or students how to intelligently use social media tools to communicate(like people do in corporations or in everyday social interactions), a school in Florida decided to advise against such silly and dangerous Web 2.0 behavior without supervision. This is going after the symptom and not the root cause. Is that an academic position?) Instead, they are asking teachers not to use it with students. Stay way.danger. Web 2.0

#mlearn2010 Andy Goff on Augmented reality for Learning

Ignatia Webs

statistic graph). Andy Goff can be followed on twitter: [link] Canada is a magnet for interactive jobs on learning. There is a big demand for well educated people that are into interactive media. Sometimes two markers are used to build interaction: multiple tracking. The AR gets people into conversations, into discussions, increasing understanding. NT Cragside - Lord Armstrong.

Gamification in Education Stats

LearnDash

Hopefully today we can help add some statistical validity to gamification, particularly within education. Since 2010 it has been reported that over 350 companies. Gamification in elearning is the hot-topic these days, and with good reason. It has proven to be useful in helping learners further comprehend and apply new information. billion. have launched major gamification projects.

Evaluating eLearning in a Crunch

Integrated Learnings

If you’re in a crunch to do this quickly, don’t worry about dusting off your statistics textbook. By Shelley A. Gable. For anyone who’s in the midst of designing an eLearning course, have you figured out how you’re going to evaluate its success? Some of you are proudly nodding. Some may be thinking that it’s not necessary. Others would like to evaluate, but lack the time and/or know-how to do so. For those of you in the first category.kudos. You’re onto something. hope you’ll comment on this post with some of your reflections and advice on evaluation. Take a few minutes to brainstorm.

Audio in eLearning.What Is Your Vote?

Integrated Learnings

To further this point, I think a lot of us have seen various statistics suggesting that people are more likely to recall information that they see and hear (as opposed to just one or the other). By Shelley A. Gable. Do you include audio narration in the eLearning lessons you develop? Or why not? I was working on a project several weeks ago where the team debated whether to include audio narration in a series of eLearning lessons. The team was split in their personal opinions. This post outlines pieces of my thought process. Let's think about this from a learning styles perspective.

SharePoint adopted faster than any other application I’ve ever seen!

SharePoint and Assessment

We have moved some of our installations to SharePoint 2010 and are in the process of moving all of the others. We’re really excited about some of the new features in SharePoint 2010 – for instance the ability to cross site collections to share data is easier than in SharePoint 2007. Last month, we deployed Microsoft Project Server 2010, which looks very promising.

ProProfs Quiz Maker - A Quiz Engine worth Looking at

The Learning Generalist

The tool also gives you pie-chart and bar-chart visualisations for your quiz statistics so you can get a quick snapshot of the results. A few months back I received a complimentary educational license from ProProfs Quiz Maker Pro - an online quizzing engine. Here's a quick blow by blow account of what I've found in the hour that I played with the tool. Sumeet Moghe, 2009.

Above-average learning: Head First Statistics

Dave's Whiteboard

Head First Statistics is really a form of teaching, not learning.  As with any book, you could see it as an extended lecture (660 pages, if you count the appendices).  No way to ask anything, easy to slide past questions or problems by turning the page. Hmm… the body-of-knowledge approach to learning.  It’s true: in many fields like statistics, there are concepts, principles, terms, equations, and so on that you’re expected to know. Granted, statistics does tend toward the lots-of-specific facts side. Yes, you’re right. 

2010 Horizon Report on emerging technologies' impact on education is out

Ignatia Webs

Given the enormous amounts of data being produced through social media, Department of Education statistics, etc., You can download the report here. The nice thing about this report is that it focuses on emerging technologies, but that it also puts a time frame on it (time to adoption one, three, up to five years). So, get the report, it is good public transport reading material.