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Want ‘Facebook’ In Your LMS?

Upside Learning

It also helps in creating material that educates customers and addresses their needs in a more organized fashion. need ‘Facebook’…. Of late one of the things I’ve heard from prospects and clients is “I need Facebook in my LMS&#. The central idea often is also expressed as “I want to create some PULL for the learning that we provide in our organization&#.

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.

Using a Skills Hierarchy to Organize eLearning Content

Integrated Learnings

Using different colors helped keep it organized by group. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed By Dean Hawkinson. Imagine that you have been assigned the task of creating a series of eLearning courses to teach a particular job. In addition, this job is quite complicated with numerous skills and tasks that need to be taught. Hints.

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

Upside Learning

As people increasingly embrace social media and new technologies with open arms, social learning, informal learning and blended learning continue to gain a strong foothold in an organization’s learning palette. Learning Trends 2011. Learning Circuits recently polled readers on how they’re using eLearning in their organizations. Learning Tools Directory 2011. wonder.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

” This is one of the most inclusive descriptions that captures the various threads and reasons for building communities in organizations. Yet, this is where organizations are struggling. IMHO, it is time to let go and show more trust in the very employees that the organization has selected through well-defined recruitment and interviewing processes. 4. ” 3.

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Unlike Facebook or Twitter where one accesses the ‘firehose’ of data that one subscribes to and is dependent on the Friends/Following, and where users mostly use features like groups/lists etc to sort out noise from the stream, Plus uses a different approach and lets users create ‘circles’ that allow them to separate streams. For now, it remains a geeky sort of place.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

This organization makes the conversation seem more like a roundtable discussion. Patrick tells us: Talkwheel’s design makes class conversations easier to follow, more interactive, and more effectively organized. Quora is a Q&A site nicely integrated with Facebook that has done a good job providing a means to ask questions and get answers. eLearning Technology.

Google Plus: Initial Impressions

Upside Learning

It shouldn’t be surprising that I’m making lots of comparison to Facebook which is the defacto social networking standard right now. Circles is a great way of organizing and separating feeds; unlike Facebook’s fire-hose in your face approach. Does it compare to Facebook? I’d say yes, will the masses leave Facebook and embrace +(Plus)? Have you tried it?

eFront Best Open Source Solution Announced as Honoree for Best of ELearning! 2011

eFront

2011 Awards. 2011 winners will be announced at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo on September 28th, 2011. magazines and reaches over 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals all evaluating or implementing enterprise learning and workplace technologies across their organizations each year. Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Connect with us on LinkedIn Visit our Blog. best open source solution eFront LMS efront the best alternative to moodle eFront Best Open Source Solution Features Honoree for Best of ELearning 2011

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?

Call to Action: 3 Big Reasons You Need a Portfolio

Trina Rimmer

Here are just a few ideas: Reach out to local non-profits, charitable organizations - even your kids' school teacher. Volunteer to design some communications, create a brief course, or organize a "Parent University". but it helped raise enough money to get the organization off the ground. Connect with others via LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook , etc. Win and win. Think.

Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

Sure, lots of companies want to replicate ‘Facebook’ behind the firewall; safe from prying eyes, but open enough for employees to freely express themselves. Has your organization implemented a social networking platform? Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning?

ADDIE isn't Dead; it's just more Agile

Integrated Learnings

Wow, that would be performance improvement in an organization. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Jay Lambert. Readers of this blog know that I've been a big defender of ADDIE ( Adapting 20th Century Training Models for the Future , ADDIE isn't Dead, how can it be? , etc.). No ADDIE isn't dead. But it is evolving. What do you think?

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Make Learning Supportive and Available Everywhere

Integrated Learnings

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. One thing that struck me was how often Masie recommended that just-in-time electronic performance support would often meet an organization's needs instead of traditional training. How is your organization responding?

Learning In The Future – Exploring Five Themes

Upside Learning

We’ve gone from attending eLearning conferences to mLearning conferences; it’s just around the corner from mLearnCon 2011. Given I’m only looking at a decade, it made better sense to organize these thoughts around themes rather than elucidating them individually. Lifestreaming – Persistent and Always On – Twitter, facebook are only the first wave of lifestreaming. It’s been a trying time of the year; erratic schedules, vacations and finding time to introspect has meant I’ve not blogged over the last month or so. Will they even impact learning? Only time will tell.

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.  Can you say future book deal?

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

Nowadays small and medium size organizations (SMEs), educational institutions, and independent consultants struggle to adopt an expensive eLearning solution. Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Connect with us on LinkedIn Free eLearning Resources Visit our channel on YouTube Top 10 open source eLearning project to watch for 2012 View more presentations from Christopher Pappas.

Preparing a massive open online course on mLearning, balancing old and new thinking

Ignatia Webs

A couple of weeks ago I started to structure an idea I had on organizing an MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the subject of mLearning. At this point in time I did create online sites (twitter, facebook, google group,) to create an open (and free) course environment. In the next couple of weeks I will post about the process, and some of my thoughts as I build the course.

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Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

said in my last post that Kirkpatrick’s four levels were all about the training itself rather than how the training affects organizations.  Tom Gram, in the February 17, 2011 post on his Performance X Design blog, says that our training programs are working when we can point to evidence and linkages in performance terms.  Kirkpatrick is now saying that we need to start with Level 4.

6 Alternatives To Bullet Lists

The eLearning Coach

In the computer literacy example below, different multimedia file formats (on the right)  are organized into a table by media type (on the left) rather than using four separate bullet lists. Join me on Facebook for more about eLearning, graphics and instructional design. Bullets make lists of important points easy to read. The trick for going beyond bullets is to think visually.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

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. She enhanced it.

IMU Student Blogging Project to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle!

ZaidLearn

To really connect with the youth in an inspiring and engaging way, this hard working project team mashed-up their own original graphics, directed and recorded a short Abstinence Educational Video , set up a Facebook page , and used Xtranormal to create this cool animated video: In one word: AWESOME! Harvard University - Facebook ). Surely that is more inspiring and exciting, right?

Network thinking

Learning and Working on the Web

One major challenge in helping organizations improve collaboration and knowledge-sharing is getting people to see themselves as nodes in various networks, with different types of relationships between them. Provide options for workers to come and go and give them ways to stay connected when they’re not employed (like Ericsson’s  Stay Connected  Facebook group). ” 5.

Steve Rosenbaum – Curation Nation - #devlearn keynote

Learning Visions

These are my live notes from DevLearn November 4, 2011 in Las Vegas. Facebook now stores 140 billion photographs. July 2010 – the US time spent online – when it changed to open architecture where everyone is a publisher – that’s where Facebook usage starting far outstripping all the other sites. Steve says he often goes to Facebook now first to find people.) In the last 6 months it’s just gotten harder to find things. Organizations have to trust your people. It’s not Facebook. Curation is a good news/bad news thing. The is too much signal. Iran is #5.

Blending social and mobile

Bottom-Line Performance

Its roots are NOT in mobile learning as social became a hit with the advent of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook – which emerged before mobile phones gave access to these sites. The concepts of social learning and informal learning are intertwined with social tools such as Facebook, blogs, microblogs (e.g. This is part 2: Blending social and mobile. Mobile Learnin

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives.  Twitter gets a bad rap.  Blog this! Properly d.

Fundamental Design of Learning Activities

Aaron Silvers

There were challenges that went with the mysterious thing called eLearning: it was very difficult to swap content out of one system into another, which was forcing lock-in to vendors as organizations were adopting learning content that was tethered to the systems that tracked it. As McGonigal (2011) might put it, participation is where this model is prone to the most challenges.

Update from TaleoWorld 2011: Talent Intelligence, Mobile, and LinkedIn Partnership

Learning on the Leading Edge

Social Recruiting means deep integration with LinkedIn, Facebook, and other referral recruiting networks and network mining companies. Our experience with the PeopleFluent mobile application is that it truly "re-imagines" the way HR software works - and with a simple pinch and swipe you can now browse the organization, find people, collaborate, and take action. Taleo Today.

Update from TaleoWorld 2011: Talent Intelligence, Mobile, and LinkedIn Partnership

Learning on the Leading Edge

Social Recruiting means deep integration with LinkedIn, Facebook, and other referral recruiting networks and network mining companies. Our experience with the PeopleFluent mobile application is that it truly "re-imagines" the way HR software works - and with a simple pinch and swipe you can now browse the organization, find people, collaborate, and take action. Taleo Today.

ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?

Integrated Learnings

It's during this phase that we define an organization's true business need and determine whether or not that need can be resolved via training. It's the only way to prove that our industry is making an impact within organizations; and, let's face it, it's the only way to keep our budgets intact so that we can continue with our efforts. Our intiatives are supposed to make things better for both the learner and the organization; evaluation is the only way to know if that is happening. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Jay Lambert.

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The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Business networking not only brings new business and new talent, but it supports collaboration – whether it’s collaborating with internal team members or making connections outside of the organization. Networking comes naturally for some people, but not-so-much for others. So big deal, you say. Why is networking so important anyway? Your business networks can be your most valuable resources!

Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace by Paul on February 21, 2011 in social learning If you’ve paid any attention to the adult learning landscape over the last few years, you know that the new social learning push is being fueled by the emergence of social media. 

#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer

Learning Visions

Facebook – a consumer marketing platform – great for promotions, contest, activities, feedback on naming things, civic and community involvement Communicate with an educational mindset. Supporting existing online training: Phase 1: Organize existing online: – this is a gadget, loads anywhere someone wants it – Sifting terms – browse for training via specific keyboards Phase 2: Wanted to support volunteers who were not IDs. Volunteer makes selection and then gets panel instructions… Organizing info and making it findable. There is no one way to organize data.

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Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media. Many companies block external sites such as Twitter and Facebook, but a lot of them are deploying their own internal social media sites or corporate-friendly tools such as Yammer. How are you using social media with training in your organization? You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Dean Hawkinson. We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. We hope you found this post helpful. eLearning Blog

What you don’t need to know about SCORM

Integrated Learnings

My organization was ready for online training, but was still in the process of choosing an LMS. I was able to start developing content (to the SCORM standard) and use it with a temporary learning management solution while my organization went through the process of choosing an LMS. This is really just a compressed file with XML data that contains an organized map to the content files. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. by Jonathan Shoaf. The first time I heard the term SCORM was about 10 years ago. never paid it much attention.

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Elearning applications

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! However, nowadays small and medium size organizations struggle to adopt an expensive e-Learning solution. January 3, 2011 11:31 AM Christoforos Online said.

George Orwell's Advice for Writing eLearning Content

Integrated Learnings

Plus, using avoidable terminology that is specific to a single department in a company limits the reusability of that training for other parts of the organization. --6-- Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable. Learners can be fickle, quickly slipping into distraction or boredom if we ask them to read too much. In a culture of multi-tasking skimmers, we must write as clearly and concisely as possible to help keep learners motivated. They mean the same thing.