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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.

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&#.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations


” 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.

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.

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.

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


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

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.

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?

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.

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?


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?

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.

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?

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


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.

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?

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.

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?

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!

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy


To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. An organization cannot bolt on social learning just as it cannot bolt on a few Facebook and Twitter-like tools and call itself a social business. hierarchical, permission-driven organization will find it very difficult to get employees to collaborate or cooperate voluntarily.

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.

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

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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.

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.

#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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Michio Kaku #devlearn opening keynote

Learning Visions

With this genome we can grow new organs from our own cells… Today we can grow skin, bladders, blood… Learning will be everywhere – in your car, in your living room, in your bathroom… In the year 2020, when computer chips cost a penny – we can grow organs, we can revolutionize learning itself! The Internet, Facebook and Twitter – spread democracy. These are my live notes from today’s devlearn keynote. Forgive typos and omissions! Michio Kaku: author of Physics of the Future. Education hasn’t changed much in 2000 years. Moore’s Law – computers double in power every 18 months.

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.


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.

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. 

What does an mLearning participant look like?

Integrated Learnings

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around Mobile Learning, or mLearning for short, and how it is changing the face of learning in organizations. Obviously, there is a lot to consider when evaluating mLearning as an alternative delivery method for your organization. Do you have any other ideas as to what types of learners would benefit from mLearning, or do you have any experience using mLearning in your organization? You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. by Dean Hawkinson. began to think about mLearning in a different way.

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

Fri April 29: ASTD Conference “Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind” #ASTDL20

Learning Visions

come to ASTD New England Area’s Regional 2011 Conference: Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind. Networking Reception: On Thursday evening, April 28, 2011, 6:00 - 10:00, included in the conference registration fee for those that can join us, we will have a highly engaging Networking Reception, including cash bar, hot hors d'oeuvres, audio visual treats, speed networking and an opportunity to participate in a real-time Lrnchat on Twitter with international learning professionals (check out transcripts of previous sessions at [link] ). 978-692-8200. Don't get left behind! astdl20

Manager Engagement in eLearning Transfer to the Job

Integrated Learnings

If the purpose of an eLearning course was to meet a specific business need – something that would increase revenue, save money, or protect the organization from risk – it makes sense that a learner’s manager would be accountable for goal-setting and coaching for new skills after training is complete. After all, wouldn’t the organization ultimately hold that manager accountable for ensuring that the new behaviors that increase revenue, save money, or reduce risk actually occur? Organizations should address challenges like this as part of a larger change management effort.

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Social Learning in Financial Services – Tales from the Real World

Social Learning

However, I think there are a few inhibitors to social learning platforms along the lines of Facebook, YouTube, blogs and message boards. read the posts of my friends on Facebook, but I rarely, if ever, post anything myself. Like so many other things, the acceptance of the concept depends a great deal on the people that make up the organization. Shane : This is true.

eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

In contrast, only 20% of organizations’ learning budgets go toward enhancing informal learning. Does this suggest that organizations are missing an opportunity to take learning to the next level? You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable. How did most of your workplace learning occur over the past year? Much of my learning came from brainstorming with peers, participating in online forums , reading (articles, books, blogs, etc.), observation, experimentation, trial and error.and, of course, reflection. How might this work?