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. Here are my top 10 eLearning predictions for 2011. We would welcome lots of discussion.
Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.
MAY 4, 2011
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.
Product Review: Saba Social
AUGUST 12, 2011
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.
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. 2. Digital marketing production house Imano surveyed 2,000 UK iPad users in May to find out. Know more here. 3.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
companies to lose millions or even. Smart organizations understand this: Aberdeen Group’s Best-in-Class companies are 60% more likely to consider microlearning. more information than ever before to keep up with growing product complexity, highly. visible, and not-so-visible mistakes can cost companies millions, even billions of dollars. Companies plan. knowledge.
Product Review: Cornerstone OnDemand
DECEMBER 12, 2011
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.
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. focus here on what I think are the top skills for elearning now, in 2011. More companies will have one or two elearning people handling all the elearning duties for their team. Video Production. Working in elearning taps into many skill sets.
20 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 13
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
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.
Flash Dead for eLearning
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
In February of 2011, Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash , I pointed to the smart moves by Rapid Intake to work around this problem. Authoring Tool Companies => you must immediately talk to your product roadmap and how you will be able to deliver HTML 5 content. And said, The death of Flash is continuing. What does all of this mean? No More Fence Sitting!
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.
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. 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.
5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012
DECEMBER 20, 2011
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.
What every software company needs in a learning management system
MARCH 29, 2016
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.
Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts
JUNE 21, 2011
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?
To Tweet or Not To Tweet: Are Companies Allowing Employees to Use Social Media in the Workplace?
AUGUST 9, 2011
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
Learning And Social Networks
JULY 12, 2011
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.
Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog
MARCH 15, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. But it wasn’t. Blog this!
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. Blog this!
MT2 Announces 2011 Top Simulations & Training Companies
The Learning Circuits
OCTOBER 18, 2011
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 companies’ products and services enable U.S. Companies were selected based on various criteria, which included innovation and program effectiveness.
Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011
MAY 31, 2011
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
Growth In Formal Learning
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
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?
Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait. I mean it is not like something is going to change in just a few weeks for any such product. Innovation – if the product doesn’t offer some innovative features, then they are stale. One product reminded me of bad shareware. When you see many of these awards from organizations – the general mass of them (but not all of them) require the vendor/company to submit an application for whatever category or categories. FT - Really intriguing product. Final Note.
The College Tour Right of Passage–Done Virtually
APRIL 4, 2011
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].
Future of elearning industry looks Bright!
JULY 28, 2011
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
8 interesting things at CeBIT
JUNE 1, 2011
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.
Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
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.
Product Review: Mindflash.com
OCTOBER 17, 2011
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.
Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models
JUNE 22, 2011
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).
Mobile Learning Has A Promising Future In India
MAY 18, 2011
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
Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog
APRIL 14, 2011
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?
E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There
JANUARY 20, 2011
It is what makes any product or service, aspire to new heights. Product updates, some new features – but boring town. Sure, there are plenty of failures when you are in the “Innovators & Risk Takers camp, but I’d rather take a spin on that product that stay along the course (no pun intended) with what everyone else is doing. Innovative Products. The product is still in beta, but the premise and possibilities are really there. So far, I like what I see, but beta is beta. You open the product. I love innovation. New concept.
Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning
OCTOBER 11, 2011
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?
You Are Not a PowerPoint Monkey
OCTOBER 10, 2011
Of course not, but I do think that every little productivity shortcut should be carefully weighed in the context of its impact on the end design - and something tells me that design is rarely a consideration. **. It's also troubling to me when I read about how many of us, out of practical necessity, are eschewing standard, broad-based design practices like storyboarding elearning courses.
Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
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.
A Conversation with Reuben Tozman
MAY 9, 2011
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
eLearning: Tips for Better Data Representation
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
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?
5 Strategies To Free Your Team From Organizational Silos
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
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).
How to Motivate Learners without Rewards: Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation
AUGUST 16, 2011
Our highest paid colleagues were often the least productive. This also reminds me of a recent story on National Public Radio, about the shoe company Zappos. After putting its new hires through a four-week training program to work in their call center, they make what’s known as “the offer:” If the employee wishes to quit, the company will pay him or her $1,000 to leave. Mastery.
OpenSesame Named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon!
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
As OpenSesame’s Community Manager, I’m very excited to announce that OpenSesame has been selected as one the the Top 100 Companies to Work for in Oregon for 2015 by Oregon Business magazine! We’ve worked hard since our founding in 2011 to build a strong company culture and are so proud to be recognized for our efforts. . Don Spear, President & CEO. . Josh Blank, Sr.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
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.
Stop Trying to Make Training Memorable
AUGUST 9, 2011
Many companies and their learning organizations would have me believe that my reliance on tools is a sign of weakness. They'll reach these conclusions about me based on my inability to recall every step in a complex sales process or to memorize product trivia from their elearning modules. I don't know about the rest of you, but my memory is shot. The Visual Design Myth. Of course not.
E-Learning: An Impossible Dream?
AUGUST 3, 2011
While the increase of pages dedicated to e-learning is growing (and the best it has ever been in publications), on average more pages are dedicated to ILT – especially with sales, product and technical. . “We only have IE 6 at our company. have been at companies that removed audio cards from the employees workstations and we were still able to launch a very successful e-learning program. know of a company who was running Windows 98 and they e-learning solutions. It is 2011. This begs the question, why? Brainwashed. ILT. . Facts. Example. Whammo!
Make Learning Supportive and Available Everywhere
MAY 16, 2011
This year's 2011 Lectora user conference provided my first opportunity to hear learning futurist Elliot Masie ( of The Masie Center ) speak live; he didn't disappoint. The sales associate didn't know the answer, but pulled out his Android and looked up the product on a home improvement blog he follows. Thoughts on Elliot Masie's Lectora User Conference Keynote. By Jay Lambert.
Design Thinking for Educators
JULY 6, 2011
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.
Snap! by Lectora Review
JULY 6, 2011
While the product isn't revolutionary and at times leaves more to be desired, with a $99 price tag, Snap deserves a closer look. However, Snap isn't the first product of its kind, and other vendors have had comparable software on the market for some time. comparing Snap to the two biggest competing products, Articulate Studio and Adobe Presenter. By Joseph Suarez. by Lectora.
Clients From Hell. and Heaven!
Learn and Lead
APRIL 30, 2011
As a result, the carefully crafted content, a product of myriads of reviews and rework, sits on the specially chosen highly-secure servers for years without being used by anyone. Often, the person in charge is either not empowered to make decisions and/or the company’s culture is very hierarchical. It got me thinking about the clients I have interacted with in the last 10-12 years.