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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

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. Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. My list is divided into personal learning and course design/development. Personal Learning. Diigo is my social bookmarking option.

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2014 E-Learning Awards

eLearning 24-7

With that in mind, I’d like to present my e-learning awards for 2014. Top three nominees for E-Learning Conference of 2014. Top three nominees for Web Conferencing Tool of 2014. Top three nominees for Authoring Tool of 2014. Top three nominees for Free Digital Tool of 2014. Top three nominees for Learning Management System of 2014. ExpertusOne - 2011, 2012, 2013-14 LMS of the year.  Everyone loves to win awards. In fact, I can’t recall someone not being happy to win an award. Okay, Marlon Brando and George C. 20th). Nominees. Review.

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E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014


What were some of the interesting predictions for the global e-learning market for 2014? Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014: To start with, here is our post that carries our predictions for the e-learning industry for the year 2014. eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014 : This post by Sharon Boller (of BottomLine Performance) lists her interesting e-learning predictions for 2014. 2014 Live Benchmark Trends : Here is a report on what is trending in this year’s learning strategies. In 2011, it was estimated that about $35.6

Trends in Learning: What’s Latest!

Origin Learning

By comparison, a previous Accenture survey found that only  21 percent  of US workers said they received company-provided formal training between 2006 and 2011. A 2013  Accenture survey  on Skills and Employment Trends revealed that a large skills gap exists in most businesses. Make your training content succinct, entertaining, mobile and self-directed.”

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

Before joining Twitter in 2009 (and really starting to use it in 2011), my PLN was limited to those I had worked with or perhaps saw once a month at a SIG meeting.  When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. even gave it my own name: “On-fire learning.” Andrea May.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Siri , the quirky and intelligent personal assistant has been an integral part of the Apple iOS since October, 2011. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. Five years seem like a pretty short time but in today''s context, it can be a very long time. Anything can happen in five years. You don''t program Watson; you work with Watson". Utopian?

Engagement: A Critical Element in Learning and Gamification

Kapp Notes

Sitzmann (2011) found individuals learned more, relative to a comparison group, when simulation games actively, rather than passively, conveyed course material. 2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. You need to develop approaches to engage the student. Gibson, 2009). Merrill (2009. P. References: Gibson, J.T., 2009).

14 Interesting ELearning Facts


As we forge ahead into 2014, the elearning industry is certainly carrying some momentum. It is reasonable to expect an increased growth (and interest) in elearning for 2014. In 2011, it was estimated that 35.6 Last year was exciting on many fronts – from new technologies, new services, and tools. Proof of Industry Strength & Growth. Today, elearning is a 55.6

Abstracts of Three Meta-Analysis Studies of Serious Games

Kapp Notes

2011) A Meta-Analytic Examination of the Instructional Effectiveness of Computer-based Simulation Games. A meta-analysis is a study of studies. It is a way of aggregating research data to make informed conclusions rather than relying on the data of one study. Here are three abstracts from three different studies.Games for learning do have merit but they are not a blanket panacea. Wouters, P.,

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A Recipe for Explaining eLearning During Thanksgiving

eLearning Brothers

billion in 2011, despite negligible growth or possibly contraction in overall learning expenditures from year to year.  [2] Similar to Bersin, the magazine indicated public sector organization are growing faster than L&D resources, resulting in less spending per employee ($205) in 2012 than in 2011 ($274). Good luck! YOU: (Grab a pie or two. MOM: “Why is this happening? And…”.

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

The Mozilla Foundation launched its Open Badges project in September 2011. Is Your Organization Ready? Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. But it’s often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements that happen outside of school. From Mozilla’s Open Badges wiki page. Will the badges be valued? social media). Consumers ( g. Certainly. Summary.

How are you going to “add new value” to your eLearning?

Coffee and Design

In 2011 alone, for example, Microsoft reported more than $50 billion in cash reserves. In 2011, the company purchased the Internet communications company Skype, creating an entire new business division. Also in 2011, Microsoft proved that it could remain strong in all areas of computing, with new Office software, new Xbox offerings and updates to Windows Phone.

Preliminary Research Validates MindMeld SME Collaboration Model

Web Courseworks

In 2011, Penny Ralston-Berg and I published our book, MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration Between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts. The purpose of the study was to examine the effectiveness of Aleckson and Ralston-Berg’s (2011) micro-collaboration model 1 in the instructional design and development process. Learn more at Works cited: 1. Madison: Atwood. 2.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Performance Learning Productivity

An earlier piece of Corporate Leadership Council research, L&D Team Capabilities Survey (2011) , found that although participants and their managers report high levels of satisfaction on individual learning interventions, their feedback on the performance of the L&D function as a whole was extremely low. 2014 Charles Jennings It’s about the output rather than process.

When is Mobile Learning Being Used?


2011). Mobile learning is a regular occurrence today, used by both educational and corporate sectors. The ability to easily deliver an elearning course from a tablet or smartphone makes sense on many levels. First, it allows people to control the pace of their learning, as well as gives greater flexibility as to where it can occur. When Do People Use Mobile Learning? 17% while exercising.

Best of the Best – Top 5 Gamification LMSs

eLearning 24-7

It has an extensive feature set, updates monthly with new components and capabilities and exemplifies what is possible in 2014. Card sports game I created when I was seven years old, played until college and tried to sell to a few companies in the board/card game industry at age 14. . 2.  EA NCAA Football 2011 for Xbox-360.  Let’s play a game. Anyway. Do you have your list?  Okay, now I want you to take that list and reduce it to five games.  Five games, that is it.  Yeah, I know you have dozens or more to enjoy. Do you have them? Super. Now,  review those five games. 

ELearning Shows No Signs of Stopping


In 2011, roughly $35.6 People sometimes think that elearning is more of a new phenomenon, made possible by the glitzy tech tools of today. The truth is though, elearning has been around for quite some time – some would argue that it existed with the first computer based training program around the 1960s. billion was spent on elearning globally. Today, that figure is around $55.2

MOOCs at the 5 Moments of Learning Need

Your Training Edge

In 2011, Bob Mosher and Conrad Gottfredson fundamentally changed many firms’ approach to training when they introduced the idea of five moments of learning need. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. When does your organization provide training to employees, when it’s a good time for you or when it’s a good time for them? If you are stuck too firmly in the first category, it’s time to start inching over, and massive open online courses (MOOCs) are excellent tools to help you get there. The five moments of learning need are: New: When learning something for the first time.

#ASTDTK14 Slides and Resources

Kapp Notes

2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. 2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. 2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. So, I am going to try to provide information and ideas here.

Freedom, democracy and education

Learning with e's

2011) Out of Our Minds: Learning to be creative. What is freedom? Many have asked, and there are many answers. Some would define freedom as a human right - to speak, to act or to think as you wish - and see this exemplified in a truly democratic society. Others would be content to see freedom as a state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. References Dewey, J. 1916) Democracy and Education.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond


Some of the most interesting survey data supporting this was published in the Corporate Leadership Council’s 2011 L&D Team Capabilities Survey. ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. Charles has deep experience in both the business and learning practitioner sides of performance improvement and effective learning solutions. He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

Mobile Learning: A Designer’s Guide to Fighting Learner Distraction

SHIFT eLearning

in late 2011 confirmed that users engage in short activity burts. Structure information so it can be easily accessed” (Malamed, 2011). 5. 2011). One of the biggest issues in eLearning is distractions. The brain is constantly bombarded with stray thoughts even when users exert great self-control. Content That Engages Users Instantly. Design Content with Mobile in Mind.

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Experiential learning

Learning with e's

2011) Democracy and Education. This is number 7 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. In the last post we examined the work of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi on Flow Theory. He also placed greater emphasis on the social context of learning.

Taking up residence

Learning with e's

Along with Alison Le Cornu, White published an article in 2011 that countered the Digital Natives and Immigrants ideas of Marc Prensky. David White , who is at Oxford University, is probably best known for his theory of Digital Residents and Visitors. We discovered that Natives and Immigrants didn''t actually exist - and that the theory was based largely upon speculation and anecdote.

eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 (Part 1)


Mobile continues to grow ( A ccording to  2011 Horizon Report , by 2015 80% of people accessing the Internet will be doing so from mobile devices )  and disruptive mobile learning tools keep coming.  So, mobile will soon become the dominant medium for offering learning material. Last week we posted an infographic about eLearning trends to follow in 2015 (click HERE  to see the infographic).

Battling Fraud in Distance Learning


In 2011, there were at least 100 fraud-ring investigations involving distance learning, compared to just 16 in 2005. Elearning is great because it affords people an opportunity to take courses that they may otherwise not be able to take due to financial or geographic constraints. But as with elearning, there are some negative aspects that accompany the good. What Can Be Done?

Why we’re betting Chromebooks aren’t just another interactive whiteboard

Visual Lounge

In fact, K-12 schools in 2011 spent an estimated 55-60% of their education technology budgets on hardware, with only 18-22% going toward software.¹. One thing we’ve noticed after 25 years in the educational technology space is that software products don’t get a lot of play on Parent Teacher Conference night. Technology in the classroom!” Students are hungry. They just need permission.

ELearning Critical to Lifelong Learning


In 2011, two professors at Stanford University start Coursera. In 2014, over 24 million people have taken a Codecademy course. Learning takes place well after the classroom. In fact, some would contend that the best learning happens the years that they are no longer in traditional education. This marks the beginning of the MOOC. and is a huge hit all over the world. elearning

Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research


2011: Number of internet users estimated as 2 billion world wide. With almost 30 percent of the human population, or 2 billion people, using the internet; and 94 percent of US students equating research with using Google or other search engines, it comes as no surprise that 75 percent of students use Wikipedia and online encyclopedias for research. 1962: J.C.R. any site. 2010: iPad launched.

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22 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 14

Upside Learning

Mobile Trends: The Future Guide To The Best Predictions For 2011. Find the most interesting and relevant trends, anticipations and predictions about the mobile world and how these will affect any web site publisher work in 2011. 2. HTML5 Will Be Done in 2014, What Comes Next? This time around we decided to go all out on training and learning. Training Evaluation: A Mug’s Game.

ASTD #TK11 Opening Keynote Tony Bingham

Learning Visions

Here we are in sunny San Jose, kicking off ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2011. Gartner study – by 2013 80% of orgs will support working use of tablets by 2014 90% will support corp apps on personal devices More buzz about “the cloud” We’re becoming “device agnostic” – can start a learning program on one device, then continue it on another. These are my live-blogged notes from the opening session. to be creative?) Is Web 2.0 a Fad? How do we support this? Search will keep getting smarter: knowing, who you are, your place on org chart, your stage of career dev, your learning preferences.


Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media

Learning with e's

wrote a post about the contrast between educational funnels and webs in 2011. He was known as an anarchist philosopher and an intellectual maverick. Ivan Illich hoped for a time when the transmission model of education, or ''funnels'', would be replaced by ''educational webs'' - his notion of what we now recognise as social networks. What would Illich have made of the social web? Illich, I.

Would you recommend your L&D department?

Jay Cross

Statistics from 2011 Corporate Leadership Council, L&D Team Capabilities Survey). This column appears in the April 2014 issue of Chief Learning Officer. Capturing L&D metrics too often entails asking the wrong people the wrong questions at the wrong time. Line leaders are a CLO’s most important customers. They judge the trade-offs in spending that determine L&D’s fate in the budget process. They base their decisions on what training professionals call Level 4: Did the training impact the bottom line? Did it matter? corporate SWAT team would tear into the problem.

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Disorienting Dilemmas, Eye-Opening Openings, and Inspirational Closings: Online Training 101


Pamela Meyer, How to Spot a Liar, (2011). “All children, except one, grow up.” J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan (1911). Okay, now I don’t want to alarm anybody in this room, but it’s just come to my attention that the person to your right is a liar. Laughter] Also, the person to your left is a liar. Also the person sitting in your very seats is a liar. We’re all liars. What do you do?”.