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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

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. Here are my top 10 eLearning predictions for 2011. We would welcome lots of discussion.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them.  Blog this! Properly d.

13 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 25

Upside Learning

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. 2. Digital marketing production house Imano surveyed 2,000 UK iPad users in May to find out. Know more here. 3.

Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. Generally speaking, nothing innovative – there is so much potential there and it is wasted – I mean this can be a really awesome product, but they missed the boat. They finally figured it out. Average. People.

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Product Review: Cornerstone OnDemand

eLearning 24-7

The hype on the product was huge, after all, the company’s revenue has increased significantly over the past two years. Search Connect – their search capability within the product. Product in general. With more systems including a solid social learning component, it should be included in all their products at no additional cost. Chatter was everywhere.

How Sleep Affects Performance?—?And What Companies Can Do

CLO Magazine

Companies nowadays are increasingly committed to helping employees quit smoking, lose weight, become more fit, and improve sleep and rest. Among all the wellness-related efforts companies are taking on, sleep is arguably the most important. Lack of sleep and fatigue contribute to both performance deficits and bottom-line costs for companies. Implications for Companies.

20 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 13

Upside Learning

Read this article to know how blended learning will empower hundreds of millions of youth to lead healthy and more productive lives. 2. Learning Trends 2011. Learning Tools Directory 2011. This post gives a walk through nine clusters of education tech companies. 9. TechKnowledge 2011: Why Learning Professionals Still Have a Lot to Learn. wonder. Know how. 6.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

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. Sure, companies may still provided workers with an old BlackBerry (on a 2-year contract), but increasingly more people will opt to use their own iPhones/iPads or Android handsets or tablets once their devices can be secured and supported within their organizations. 3. mLearning Engagements Expand. Buyer, beware! 9.

Future of elearning industry looks Bright!

Kapp Notes

According to a report by Ambient Insight, called “The Worldwide Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2010-2015 Forecast and Analysis,&# the worldwide market for Self-paced eLearning products and services reached $32.1 This coupled with a report from McKinsey & Company indicating a dramatic increase in the intensity with which people use digital devices and platforms is leading to growth in the elearning delivery market. This provides tremendous potential for learning.” Source. billion in 2010. billion by 2015. Source. Source. Source. industry

MT2 Announces 2011 Top Simulations & Training Companies

The Learning Circuits

With Ben’s expertise in simulations and games, I thought it might be worth mentioning that Military Training Technology (MT2) magazine recently announced its listing of the 2011 Top Simulation & Training Companies. The companiesproducts and services enable U.S. Companies were selected based on various criteria, which included innovation and program effectiveness.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

Upside Learning

Today, mLearnCon 2011 opens it doors to hundreds of visitors from in and around the US. Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems. A ‘Performance Support System’ or PSS refers to any system that improves worker productivity by providing on-the-job access to integrated information, advice and learning experiences. See you there. What Is Mobile Learning?

8 interesting things at CeBIT

E-Learning Provocateur

Well suppose you work for a financial services company that’s introducing a retirement income product for UK expatriates. conference 2011 Australian Defence Force CeBIT CeBIT Australia Chargebar DrapeBrowser Emotiv eWAY Getac Getac Rugged m-learning mlearning NuMaps Promethean whiteboardHowever I still like to go to the expo. And this year was no exception.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

It can act as an instant messaging service a bit like Yammer, HipChat for companies and other groups, but the layout is designed to make these discussions easier to see, archive, and work asynchronously. Particularly we focused on the implications of TalkWheel, Quora and Namesake. Below I've captured aspects of our conversation (interestingly enough done via email - how old school).

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia -  Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. CERT and performance support -  Clark Quinn , May 31, 2011. Monday Video – Doodling -  Nancy White , May 31, 2011. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking -  Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload -  Luis Suarez , May 4, 2011. A big question -  David Weinberger , May 1, 2011. This will be fun: Mother of all MOOCs -  George Siemens , May 19, 2011. Just Jay

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The College Tour Right of Passage–Done Virtually

Kapp Notes

company named,  Designing Digitally, Inc. , has created a product known as  “ 3D Virtual Campus Tours.”. has developed a number of interactive virtual world, simulation and e-learning solutions for companies and agencies around the country and the globe. Company Website: [link]. Product Website: [link]. Visiting college campuses was never easier. Twitter: [link].

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Like so many other Google products, this one is in beta and is gradually opening up to more users. While designers always consider the user of a product/service, the scope/scale of interaction with users possible now was unheard of just a decade ago. Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. One unique aspect separates Plus from other Google services.

Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.

Social Learning

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. Blog this!

Growth In Formal Learning

Upside Learning

With service industries ending up as major consumers of learning, the focus on knowledge is more pronounced, I sometimes feel it is the one key influence affecting the level of service a company can offer and profit from. The knowledge life-cycle is shortening, in some cases, products such as cars took five years or more to develop and roll-out. Do you think so too?

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

by Andrea on April 15, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , Training Development , blended learning , eLearning , social learning Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a keynote speech by Dr. John Medina on his book Brain Rules at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2011 conference.  We All Did. The rules really come down to common sense. What did you do?

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning

Learning Visions

Analyst at Float @gwoodill Jeff Tillet mLearning Strategist and Evangelist at Float (formerly ID at T-mobile) @mojotillett Chad Udell at Float @visualrinse www.floatlearning.com 18 month old company with focus on mobile. user controlled media/production/playback (use your personal devices for your own productions - “looking from the bottom up”) 9. www.floatlearning.com/blog Basic research and strategies Analysis on what’s going on within your companies Prototyping and building solutions. floatlearning Agenda: conversation points Where we came from Where we are at?

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

Tozman: I have a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and began my career as an instructional designer for a web development company that just got their first CBT gig. From my first days as an ISD, I immediately saw the impact an ISD person has on production cycles with a technical team when left to their own devices without supervision. And so edCetra was formed based on the notion that ‘custom’ eLearning production can use better models that allow for creative instructional design while reigning in production costs. industry

To Tweet or Not To Tweet: Are Companies Allowing Employees to Use Social Media in the Workplace?

Mindflash

Today, companies are implementing social media policies of all shapes and sizes – and it’s no wonder why: every month we hear of another PR disaster because of a single tweet gone awry. Click image to enlarge). Online Training social media social media marketing Twitter

Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems

Upside Learning

What is a ‘Performance Support System’? A ‘Performance Support System’ or PSS refers to any system that improves worker productivity by providing on-the-job access to integrated information, advice and learning experiences. We unveiled our mobile learning solution – Upside2Go – at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011. The four components of a good PSS. Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated. One company even went so far as inviting me to speak on the topic to their L&D group. Product training becomes real – they interact, engage and see it in real time, rather than a static experience. These vendors, I believe will consist of: Vendors who offer an authoring tool or game sim and will develop additional product lines tied to Augmented Reality. Great opportunities in education (K-12 and higher ed) and even with companies, although I see it more with mid size and large.  Brainstorming? Boring.

eLearning: Tips for Better Data Representation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Boxes around information. (He gave the example that tobacco companies are forced to add Surgeon General warnings to their products. by AJ George. recently attended an Edward Tufte course on "Presenting Data and Information." " If you are unsure of who Edward Tufte is, I would suggest checking out his Wikipedia page. Here are some of the top tips I took away from the course: Stop Assuming Your Audience is Dumb Have you noticed that PowerPoint presentations and eLearning modules will often do the "slow reveal," only showing one bullet point at a time?

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Mobile Learning Has A Promising Future In India

Upside Learning

However that might change very soon if we are to believe research conducted by McKinsey & Company. The evolution of HTML will further boost the power of mobile devices, accelerating changes in the way people consume content and the potential use of smartphones and tablets as both a marketing platform and a productivity tool. Key Points. In fact, they consume an average of 4.5

eLearning Australia

Upside Learning

During the visit I had an opportunity to discuss our solutions and services with some leading elearning companies, a few TAFE/VET institutes, and a few corporate clients there. Some thoughts I had about the Australian market: - Over the last few years several new elearning development companies have sprung up in the region which is in line with the growth of elearning market. Sydney, Melbourne, & Brisbane happen to boast a high number of elearning and related companies. We’ve been serving the Australian market for more than four years now.

5 Strategies To Free Your Team From Organizational Silos

ZaidLearn

For example, an organization’s R&D team will value efforts that help the organization create improvements or innovations to their product/service line to become or maintain their position as a leader in their industry. While both departments see inherent value in the creation of new products/services, where they diverge is in what each group defines as being the value from that collective effort. A few weeks ago, one of my readers left a comment on my blog asking why are there so many silos present in today’s organizations. the marketing team’s contribution).

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Design Thinking for Educators

Upside Learning

IDEO is one of the companies I admire for solid and contemporary product design and especially follow their Play and Digital Experience areas on their website. recently heard on twitter that they’d launched a toolkit for educators to assist with Design Thinking at [link]. If you’re a K12 educator, you’ve probably heard about this one by now. IDEO has broken design thinking down into five elegant steps and describe them as: 1. Discovery – I have a challenge. How do I approach it? 2. Interpretation – I learned something. How do I interpret it? 3. Ideation – I see an opportunity.

What every software company needs in a learning management system

LearnUpon

We understand what cloud-based software companies need from a learning management system – because we are a cloud-based software company! From the beginning, our relationship with a similar company, KeyedIn Solutions , was built on what we share – similar products, values, and a trajectory that has brought us both rapid international growth.

Product Review: Mindflash.com

eLearning 24-7

The product continues to add new features that overall are surprisingly solid.  However, they continue to incorporate some instructor led training components, which is a disservice to an otherwise nice product. This is really a very nice and easy to use feature with the Mindflash product. Ask a question – this will send whatever you are looking at and your question to someone else at your company or wherever – it does not mean you send a question to Mindflash, I tested this option and found that it worked as advertised. Certification templates. Average.

JIT Performance Support Mobile App Development

Upside Learning

I mentioned before in one of my posts about the growing use of smart phones application as a form of Just-in-Time performance support; as mentioned before ; I feel eventually technology will enable individuals and not just companies/departments to deliver applications. Unlike other software applications, companies cannot spend months on development and deployment, speed is of the essence.

Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

Upside Learning

Ironically, while employees need more time for learning in order to optimize their productivity, they actually have less time to participate in formal learning activities. Globalization has changed the paradigms of business dramatically. The organizations of today need to be more agile than ever to maintain their competitive edge in the marketplace. The Challenge. The Solution.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning

Kapp Notes

The combined company represents the largest and most complete talent management provider in the industry supporting every industry and every market segment. Founded in 1997, GeoLearning has a recognized history of innovation with comprehensive software products to address the needs across both employee development and extended enterprise. Companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations rely on GeoLearning’s deep domain expertise to drive organizational performance. What is the timeframe for integration of the two companies? industry