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eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] December 9-10, 2010 What’s Hot, What’s Not in e-Learning , eLearning Guild Online Seminar. link] January 4-7, 2011 Hawaii International Conference on Education , 9 th annual, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. link].

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011.

Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working (eLearning Guild Webinar) #inttime

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from today’s eLearning Guild Webinars with members of the Internet Time Alliance (ITA): Harold Jarche, Charles Jennings, Clark Quinn, Jane Hart, Jay Cross Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working The questions for the session were sourced from the crowd. Dirty Words: Training, Learner, eLearning, Informal, Social, School, Learning What is the role of L&D specialists in working smarter? workingsmarter ) You don’t really understand these tools until you immerse yourselves in them. Make work more fun! Also changes in management.

eLearning Guild Releases Report - Rapid eLearning Authoring: Top Tools

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The eLearning Guild just released another report today: Rapid eLearning Authoring: Top Tools. Joe Ganci authored this report and does a fabulous job of explaining the data collected by the Guild's survey of its members. The data that makes up the foundation of this report comes directly from the eLearning community. What rapid authoring tools do you use?

eLearning Conferences 2012


Only listings until June 30, 2012 are complete as dates, locations, or Internet addresses (URLs) were not available for a number of events held after this date. => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another eLearning Conference! An explanation for the format of the list can be found HERE Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Connect with us on LinkedIn Free eLearning Resources Visit our channel on YouTube Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change ; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. Petersburg Beach, Florida, USA. link].

eLearning Podcasts (and a few others)

The eLearning Coach

Although there are many education-related podcasts, there are surprisingly few devoted to eLearning in the workplace. eLearning Stuff is produced by James Clay, a learning Resources Manager at Gloucestershire College. The Toolbar features Brian Dusablon and Judy Unrein as they drink beer and discuss the authoring tool and development side of eLearning. eLearning 2.0

The eLearning Guild releases Mobile Learning Report in time for mLearnCon

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The eLearning Guild announced the release of this years research report on mobile learning titled, Mobile Learning: Landscape and Trends. Paid Guild members can download the report HERE. The Guild's survey of its members regarding mobile device usage has some great data points to consider. Security issues and a Lack of Standards also topped the list of barriers.

Getting a job as an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

Volunteer for an organization like Lingos ( eLearning Global Giveback Competition) and create something for their clients. Try different design approaches using different tools to show you’re not just a one trick pony. And if your ID bag does not include using actual tools (mine doesn’t!), In fact, most job postings typically include tools right in the job description.

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Michael Allen's new eLearning Books


Michael told me about two new eLearning books that he was writing at the moment. What I really like about Michael is that he offers free chapters from these books. I am looking forward to purchase Michael's new books and share my thoughts with the eLearning community! ?If free elearning books Allen Interactions 40 free elearning books Michael Allen new elearning books

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D


These survey results of the UK Learning Trends Index (produced by GoodPractice in partnership with The Corporate eLearning Consortium, The Charities Learning Consortium, Reed Learning and INL Consultancy Work) gives a fresh view on the current state of L&D in UK today. Click here to become a signatory and pledge to promote Serious eLearning. Tools. The result? Quotes.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

Another month, another trip to Orlando it seems and last week had me attending two different shows down near the Mouse House; Learning Solutions 2011 and CTIA Wireless 2011. The Learning Solutions 2011 Event. The eLearning Guild’s LS2011 event was well attended and features 50+ vendors and more than 1300 participants from the training and development industry.

Transmedia Storytelling as a Teaching Tool

Enspire Learning

Enspire’s own Matt Lisle will speak at the eLearning Guild’s Top Trends in eLearning Online Forum on Friday, Sept. Matt’s session, Transmedia Storytelling as a Teaching Tool, is one of ten sessions to be held during the two-day Online Forum centered around new systems, approaches, and learning experiences. In this session, you’ll see examples of transmedia in popular culture, discuss the benefits of transmedia storytelling as a teaching tool, and brainstorm ways to integrate transmedia storytelling into your eLearning programs.

Upcoming Webinars, Articles and Events

Kapp Notes

Thursday, December 8, 2011 10:15 AM (Pacific Time). As part of the eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, I am speaking on the topic of Gamification. Description: In the past few years, the terms games, gamification, and game-based learning have entered the vocabulary of trainers, eLearning developers, and instructional designers. What elements of games should eLearning designers borrow from game designers and what elements are not appropriate in a learning situation? Instructional Gaming: December 9, 2011. Date: Friday, December 9, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. Many organizations hit a roadblock when a group of people, or one high-ranking person, resists using new social media tools. ” Whatever the reason, it’s important to understand why people are resisting social media tools in your organization.

eLearning Thought Leaders: OpenSesame

eLearning Weekly

They are changing the way elearning, module-by-module, is bought and sold online. eLearning Weekly Interview with Josh Blank, SVP/General Manager, and Tom Turnbull, VP/Community Development at Open Sesame. eLW: I go to and see that you are the elearning marketplace — what does that mean? Can buyers run the elearning on their LMS? know I will love it.

mLearnCon 2011 - Mobile Learning Awesomeness in 1 place!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The buzz from Learning Solutions 2011 is still humming. If you are in elearning, whether a n00b or tested old timer, you need to get up to speed on mobile learning. And of course there will be Master Classes giving you an up close and personal look at the tools of mlearning. The stages of Guild events offer additional content in a comfortable relaxed format.

How to Reduce eLearning Costs?


Would you like to reduce eLearning costs? In this complimentary eBook, eLearning Guild members reveal imaginative ways to cut eLearning costs , and share insights on how to optimize your resources to get the job done more efficiently and effectively, without sacrificing quality.

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

This reminds me of a session I attended on emotional intelligence at the eLearning Guild ‘s Learning Solutions 2011 conference last month. This shift in leadership style can be characterized as moving from the “Do as I say&# leader to the “Let’s work together to find the best solution&# leader.  Leaders Yeah, right. Terrifying! Yes, it could. Blog this!

9 Ways to Encourage the Adult E-Learners

Rapid eLearning

Real learning isn’t a one-time event (like many elearning courses) where it’s just a matter of getting new information. For example, if I was training operating room techs on setting up an operating room in the real world there’s the cost of pulling a room offline for training, coordinating staff, and maintaining a sterile environment and tools. Learning is a funny thing. Free Willy!

Our Takeaways from DevLearn 2011

E-learning Uncovered

knew many people there from #lrnchat and the communities that the eLearning Guild has helped to cultivate, and I met many others at the conference itself. Phil is an incredibly smart statistician who works for the American Public University System and he showed us some of the tools and techniques that they’re currently using to measure student engagement with the material.

Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint’s designed as a presentation tool. While the application is versatile and great for elearning, many people still struggle to get past the PowerPoint look because the features are designed to encourage the use of the templates. They’re Just Tools That Build Multimedia. Vendors design tools with features. The key is to understand the tools and what you get.

Celebrating 5 years of Raptivity : Form is Temporary, Class is Timeless

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

As we celebrate 5 successful and growing years of Raptivity , the world's first and leading rapid interactivity building tool for eLearning creators, it gives me and the team at Harbinger Group immense joy and a sense of fulfillment. In the game of cricket, they say a player's form is temporary, but the class is timeless. Five years is a long time in the software industry.

Company News: December 2011

E-learning Uncovered

Judy Unrein will be hosting the Articulate Storyline Creation Stations , and Diane Elkins will be presenting a breakout session evaluating the accessibility (Section 508) features of popular e-learning authoring tools — specifically Captivate, Lectora, and Storyline. In March, Judy will be hosting “table talks” on the benefits and tradeoffs of rapid authoring tools during the eLearning Foundations Intensive program in advance of E-Learning Guild’s Learning Solutions conference. E-Learning Uncovered: Captivate 5.5 Coming Soon! for both PC and Mac.

You May Already Own the Tools to Create Simple E-Learning Avatars

Rapid eLearning

With this tool you can make it much more interesting. If you’re working with a limited budget, a tool like this lets you add some creative flair to the assets you have access to as you build your elearning courses. August 16 : Atlanta, GA—ASTD: I’ll be doing two sessions, a pre-conference workshop on elearning (3 hours) and the other on elearning graphics.

Find the Mobile Learning Answers You Need - mLearnCon 2011

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Come discover new strategies, identify the skill sets needed, learn best practices, and explore new technologies for designing, delivering, and managing your mobile learning at The eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon 2011, June 21-23 in San Jose, CA. Stay on top of the newest trends in mLearning and discover the latest tools and technologies on three exciting learning stages, including the mLearning Future Zone, MOSHPit (Mobile Operating Systems Help) and Master Classes stages. We look forward to seeing you in San Jose! mlearncon mlearning

Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses

Rapid eLearning

Things You Can Only Learn from a Real E-Learning Expert : Learn to work with subject matter experts and the tech-savvy millennials; and get a definitive explanation of how to finally spell e-learning eLearning elearning leearning. Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning : Social media tools are all the rage, but what’s their role in elearning? Do it.


Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ― one of the most successful authoring tools ever created. As we know, Authorware became a groundbreaking authoring tool combining power and ease of use, and ultimately the industry standard. Authors tend to do what tools make easy. We wanted to encourage authors to do whatever needs to be done for learner benefit, whether we as tool designers thought of it or not. hope so.

What does an mLearning participant look like?

Integrated Learnings

My paradigm in regard to mLearning, however, was shifted recently as I attended an eLearning Guild event that challenged my thinking about this new trend. I had always understood the word “mobile” in this context to refer to the device on which the learning was delivered. sales force that travels and has the tools to receive the training “on the go” are great candidates for mLearning. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. by Dean Hawkinson. Feel free to share your experiences!

I Don’t Care What You Had For Lunch: Finding Professional Value in Twitter

Social Learning

Here at Dashe & Thomson, we made a New Year’s resolution for 2011 to dig a little deeper into social media and explore how to use it for social and informal learning, increasing website traffic, and building networks. Of course, Twitter was on the list of tools we were nudged to start using on a regular basis. have to say, I met this announcement with an inward groan.

10 Tips to Help You Get Started

Rapid eLearning

I get lots of questions from those who are just getting started with rapid elearning. They want to know what they can do to build good elearning. The same goes for elearning. You won’t necessarily build world-class elearning the first time you build an elearning course. Learn to use the tools. hear so many complaints about boring click-and-read elearning.

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eLearning Design for Short Attention Span and Overloaded Learners

Vignettes Learning

At the eLearning Guild Learning Solutions Conference, March 23-25, 2011, I facilitated a breakfast session on “Design for Short Attention Span Learners.” It was refreshing to hear so many good ideas on how to help learners assimilate knowledge in spite of the distractions, mobility and rapid demand for learning. These are the common themes. 1. webinars classroom2.0 Web 2.0

7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Two things always stand out during these trips: There is no one way to do elearning. Some people build courses, some create marketing material, and some use the rapid elearning software to create multimedia information. One of the sessions I did in Atlanta was on how to get the graphics you need for your rapid elearning courses. I had a great time in Atlanta last week.

The New Learning Architect

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Clive Shepard’s presentation titled The New Learning Architect , part of the eLearning Guild’s Thought Leaders Webinar Series. Means (access to tools, resources; having skills needed). Finding the right balance for tools is the architect, but specific details are the instructional designer. are mine, not the presenter’s.

My top learning technology conferences of 2011

Stoatly Different

jetted off to the desert in November for the eLearning Guilds DevLearn event.  The Guild bills it as the most popular elearning tech event in the USA and I’ve no doubt it probably is! Not that big and a fair number of tools orientated providers.  This audience knows what it wants e-learning to be and wants the tools to make it happen better/faster/cheaper.