Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity. Training department staffing will grow by a modest 2%. Learning apps. Video galore.
eLearning Conferences 2011
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] or www.col.org/OERPolicy December 1, 2010 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 6 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. analytics/ February 27-March 1, 2011 BrainStorm 12.0:
50 Posts and Articles that Made Me Think in 2011
DECEMBER 29, 2011
Inspired by JaneHart’s Top100 Articles of 2011 , I thought I should put down at least the top 50 thathas made me reflect and ponder in the past one year, has changed the way I dothings and shaped quite a bit of my work-life decisions. Not all the posts havebeen written in 2011, but since I either stumbled across them in 2011 or readthem with greater appreciation this year, I thought it fair to include these inthe list. I have divided them across five categories for easy reference. approaches?
12 Most Popular eLearning Posts: January 2011 Monthly Roundup
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
LMS for Training Companies – Then & Now: Get The Free eBook. Monthly Roundup Beginner Instructional Designers eLearning Game Based Learning January 2011 Monthly Roundup Learning Games LMS LMS Wiki Microlearning Monthly eLearning Roundup Training Companies WikiJanuary was a month of varied topics. Two guys with immense potential, I promise you. This LMS Has No Traps!
JANUARY 1, 2011
The second part is a bit of evangelism hoping that more organizations will follow the path foreseen by my Internet Time Alliance colleagues, and move beyond just training to covering informal learning. For the annual eLearn Mag predictions, this year I wrote: I think we’ll see some important, but subtle, trends. Deeper uses of technology are going to surface: more data-driven interactions, complemented by both more structured content and more semantics. These trends are precursors to some very interesting nascent capabilities, essentially web 3.0: system-generated content.
Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.
APRIL 26, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become Extinct by Jon on April 26, 2011 in Development Tools , Training Development , Video , budgeting , eLearning For some, the idea that a major corporation could do without it’s training department is unthinkable.
13 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 25
JULY 5, 2011
We recently concluded a great show at mLearnCon 2011. mLearnCon 2011 Backchannel – Collected Resources. This post collects the resources shared via the backchannel of the mLearnCon 2011, that was held between June 21 and 23 in San Jose, California. The mLearning flavor spills over into this week too as we scour the web for the best in mobile everything. Know more here.
eLearning Conferences 2012
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. December 2011 November 27-December 1, 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE): Reaching Across Boundaries, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Online.
Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011
JANUARY 11, 2012
So we thought it would be interesting take a journey down our blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2011. So without much ado, here are Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2011 from our blog as determined by you, our readers. Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training. Read them. Reflect on them. March.
Meet Us At CIPD HRD 2011, Olympia, London
MARCH 18, 2011
2011 seems to be really big on events for us. After a huge success at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011, April will see us participating in CIPD HRD 2011 , an HRD conference and exhibition. Scheduled to take place on the 6th and 7th of April 2011 in Olympia, London , this event will see leading learning and organization development suppliers in a range of disciplines including training, L&D, OD, leadership, coaching and more, come together under one roof. We’ll also be sharing practical ideas on building a strong training function in organizations.
Training: The Value of Assessments
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Although I do know of at least one training company that offers assessments and feedback after the class, I am deducing that conducting assessments is not the norm. I have read a couple of articles--and one book--saying that we will need to start proving that our training is effective by providing after-the-class assessment. Training on Trial , by Jim D. To begin to tap into these additional levels of assessment, we have to go back to the books and clearly define the goals of the training, and then assess whether measurable results have occurred. training
Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011
FEBRUARY 27, 2011
Designing or developing elearning requires experience in training and project management as much as audio and video production. I focus here on what I think are the top skills for elearning now, in 2011. Instead, when looking to hire, I think managers are going to care more about these job skills, my top skills for elearning in 2011. Graphic Design. Video Production.
Games Article Published in Online Training Magazine
DECEMBER 7, 2011
James Sharpe discusses what training professionals seem to be most excited about—and most need to think about—in the realm of educational games and simulations while the team from Discovery Learning Inc., Here is a link to an article by Margery Weinstein with an interview from me and great additional pieces and interviews with James Sharpe, senior vice president, Strategic Solutions, PDI Ninth House and Chris Musselwhite, Sue Kennedy, and Sue Probst of Discovery Learning Inc. And simple but quick games like Angry Birds. Check out the entire article here. Games
Training for No Results
The Peformance Improvement
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
Why do companies continue to deliver corporate-wide employee training in a way that ensures minimal results? Recently, I heard about two examples of national corporate offices requiring that employees in local offices attend their training programs. Unfortunately, this is typical of centralized training programs. That is not necessarily a bad thing.
Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review
DECEMBER 28, 2011
How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time. a.k.a.
Rapid Instructional Design for Accelerated Learning
OCTOBER 6, 2011
It is still taught in universities and by most train-the-trainer firms. The Accelerated Learning Rapid Instructional Design (RID) model is based on the concept that people learn more from experience with feedback than from training materials and presentations. Meier says its weakness reflects a male-dominated point of view and a behavioristic approach to learning. See my web post.
Gamification vs. Serious Games–What’s the Difference?”
MAY 26, 2011
Although serious games can be entertaining, their main purpose is to train, investigate, or advertise. or Serious Game: “a mental contest, played with a computer in accordance with specific rules that uses entertainment to further government or corporate training, education, health, public policy, and strategic communication objectives. " ( Wikipedia ). Design Games
Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011
JANUARY 2, 2011
It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, then 2011 will be the year of the deployment. As stated in our previous post , the mobile learning “app” has proved its superiority over less compelling mobile web-delivered training materials. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time. mLearning Engagements Expand. Pad/Tablet Use Explodes !
What does 2011 look like for consultants?
Spark Your Interest
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
2011 is 1/12th over and thanks to my exalted status as thought leader (!!) for the BQ, I am compelled to write my predictions for 2011. I thought the concept of using Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) for training at a large hotel chain was quite a smart idea. Maybe training groups need to include budget for the dispensation of devices in their project plans too? Others have put together a ton of great predictions already. Such as: Horizons report. Actual thought leaders – elearn magazine’s list. Tony Bates. Social learning is still a fuzzy concept.
Infographic: LinkedIn Bootcamp: Basic Training For The Personal Marketer
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
With help from the LinkedIn guru himself, Lewis Howes , we have enrolled you in our basic LinkedIn boot camp training to give you the fundamental tools necessary to use the site for all your business and personal marketing needs. Online Training LinkedIn Marketing social media trainingClick image to enlarge).
My 1-liners from ElNet 2011
MARCH 15, 2011
Erin McCuskey recommends treating your training video like a mini Hollywood production – with character development, a storyline and emotional connection – which makes it so much more engaging. Last week I attended ElNet’s Workplace E-learning Congress in Sydney. As per my tradition, I will share my 1-line takeaways with you here, and I am more than happy to discuss them further.
Live Training vs. eLearning: Which is Better?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
OCTOBER 13, 2011
With one day's work, I had trained hundreds of people. Nevertheless, asynchronous training has some pretty compelling advantages. But the reason I am thinking about all of this today is that I was recently asked how to show that live, classroom training still has an advantage over eLearning. And now I was being asked to justify classroom training. My question for you this week is probably an old, familiar one, but one that comes up in both directions in the training world. Are there different reasons for different kinds of training? by Jennie Ruby.
Four Phases of Learning
JULY 12, 2011
In the training world, the optimum number seems to be “four.” When designing a learning program, training developers put 80% or more effort, money, and time into creating presentation materials. People learn more from experience than they do from presentations and training materials. How Many Accelerated Learning Phases Are There? There is also a four-phase learning cycle.
Best of working smarter for September 2011
OCTOBER 6, 2011
Best of Working Smarter Daily , September 1 – 30, 2011. 7 surprising facts about recorded lectures - Donald Clark Plan B , September 17, 2011. 3 simple tips for setting up online communities - Jane Hart , September 30, 2011. Refuting Every Point - Stephen Downes: Half an Hour , September 23, 2011. Thoughts on Conferences: What Makes them Good or Bad? - Kevin Wheeler , September 10, 2011. Education at a glance: 2011 - George Siemens , September 14, 2011. Making Sense of the World - Jay Cross , September 20, 2011. Why E2.0
eLearning Hot Topics from 2011
DECEMBER 28, 2011
So, it seems fitting that we’d look back at our 2011 posts and create one for this blog. How do these compare with your own eLearning hot topics from 2011? --1-- The post with the most views in 2011 was Practical Storyboarding – Not Just for Developers. This post suggests that partnering with a subject matter expert (SME) to write dialog for training scenarios results in scenarios that are more robust and realistic than what an instructional designer is likely to create without a SME’s help. What topics did you talk about most in 2011? 1-- Storyboarding.
Learning Faster through Electric Shock?
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
A report in the Huffington Post revealed that ” Air Force researchers recently learned that they could cut training time in half by delivering a mild electrical current (two milliamperes of direct current for 30 minutes) to pilot’s brains during training sessions on video simulators.” Typically accuracy in identifying threats declines steadily after 20 minutes.
2 of the Funniest Instructional Design Related Videos
OCTOBER 21, 2011
Why is it in the Semi-Training Related series? Because training and “help desks” are so intertwined and helpdesk issues, if tracked properly, become part of training…but some things just can’t be “trained.” So, anyone who has worked with an instructional design or training client has encountered this scenario. Design
Online Trainer Training: Engaging the Virtual Learner
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
" That's encouraging news for trainers and training companies looking to offer classes online. Before jumping into the online training world with both feet, consider this: the world is littered with online courses that fail. During this live, 3-hour online training event you will learn how to facilitate online (synchronous) training classes. You will be introduced to the best practices for leading an online training class and the hardware, software and venture capital you will need to get started. trainingWho should attend this class?
Questioning Gagné and Bloom’s Relevance
AUGUST 2, 2011
At a previous job, we had regular quasi-formal professional development training for the instructional designers, provided by other members of the team. Gagné wasn’t emphasized as much in my education training, so I don’t have as much to unlearn there. Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren Hirsh. Gagné’s Nine Events. Bloom’s Taxonomy. Neither did Bloom.
My Learning 3.0 Conference Slides and Resources
OCTOBER 5, 2011
Article in Training Quarterly: Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer. Here is the audio version of my Training Quarterly article titled Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer. Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Chicago presentation at Learning 3.0!! I love Chicago, such a great city and relatively close by air travel. gamification.
Writing & Grammar Workshop: Happy New Year! (or is it New Year's?)
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JANUARY 9, 2011
I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. New Year's Day is the proper noun naming the day we celebrate the new year. That is why it is always capitalized. New Year's Eve is the night before, when all the partying really takes place. When wishing someone a happy new year, the phrase is capitalized and does not need the possessive apostrophe: Happy New Year! Occasionally, you may be using the phrase as an abbreviated form of the proper name of the day: Will I see you on New Year's? no apostrophe) and Happy New Year!
The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
The Training Department (aka the L&D dept) has traditionally focused on designing, developing, delivering and managing instruction – in the form of courses, workshops, e-learning and other training events. Social learning
South Florida ASTD Slides and Resources
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
Here are some resources and posts related to today’s webinar: Article in Training Quarterly: Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer. I had a chance to give a presentation to the South Florida ASTD chapter virtually this evening, would have loved to have been there in person. The beauty and curse of technology. Anyway, here are the slides and some resources. Design
Infographic: 10 Hot Jobs for 2011 (and How to Get One)
JANUARY 26, 2011
We’ve outlined the specific training requirements needed to break into one of these hot markets, whether you’re an entry-level college grad or a recession-weary creative-class type looking to make a career leap – and one that is likely to stick. Donna Wells is the CEO of Mindflash.com , software that provides the best online training for small businesses. percent. Happy hunting.