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.
eLearning & mLearning: 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Takeaways
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JANUARY 18, 2011
Tablets Many have coined 2011 "the year of the tablet" and I believe it. Even though Apple doesn't show at CES, their presence was certainly felt as the competition scrambled to churn out products that would be able to compete with the ever-popular iPad. by AJ George. Another year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has come and gone. What did this year's CES bring to the table for the eLearning industry? The iPad has been well received among educational institutions. Some of the standouts: Motorola Xoom Blackberry Playbook.
Better Productivity with Raptivity: A Story of Customer Centricity
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
OCTOBER 3, 2011
It is no different with product design. You design products in a flash of inspiration, and keep making them better by listening to your customers. release is full of productivity features that are based on ideas that come straight from the trenches. Raptivity's productivity enhancements span across the entire product usage experience. Likewise, while deactivating the product, the license key is detected automatically. These little enhancements bear testimony to Raptivity's commitment to the course developers' productivity The Raptivity 6.5
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. I was surprised. They finally figured it out.
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. I focus here on what I think are the top skills for elearning now, in 2011. Instead, when looking to hire, I think managers are going to care more about these job skills, my top skills for elearning in 2011. Video Production. Graphic Design.
Does The Food We Eat Affect Our Productivity?
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
According to the flagship study released on the subject by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2005, our nutrition habits have a direct impact on our productivity. In fact, the World Health Organization says that adequate nourishment can raise national productivity levels by 20 percent! This begs the questions: What foods are brain foods and drain foods? Online Training
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.
Vote for The Best of ELearning 2011 Awards
JUNE 29, 2011
Are you going to vote for The Best of Elearning 2011 Awards? Each year the Elearning Magazine allows professionals involved in the eLearning industry to nominate eLearning products and services. In its 7th year, the balloting period is open and you can vote your favorite eLearning product or service in 26 different categories. Lets make it happen! The Elearning!
Product or process?
Learning with e's
AUGUST 7, 2011
But what you don't see is all the learning, thinking and the skills development that went into the mix leading up to Sophie's production of such a wonderful piece of art. We are not running a production line, and we don't need quality control. It is the age old question of product versus process, and it influences the delivery of the curriculum. Picture the scene. Or does it?
Gamification vs. Serious Games–What’s the Difference?”
MAY 26, 2011
For example, creating a game to encourage people to buy a particular product or behave in a particular manner such as taking the steps verses and escalator (as shown below). Interesting comment the other day, Dianne asked: Just curious if you make a distinction between gamification and serious games. (I There does seem to be some type of distinction between gamification and serious games.
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. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time. mLearning Engagements Expand. examples the industry has waited for over the past many years. Case studies featuring accelerated ROI with tens of thousands of learners (or more!) Pad/Tablet Use Explodes !
My 1-liners from ElNet 2011
MARCH 15, 2011
Erin McCuskey recommends treating your training video like a mini Hollywood production – with character development, a storyline and emotional connection – which makes it so much more engaging. Last week I attended ElNet’s Workplace E-learning Congress in Sydney. As per my tradition, I will share my 1-line takeaways with you here, and I am more than happy to discuss them further.
Product Review: EasyGenerator Rapid Content Authoring Tool
APRIL 26, 2011
Preview window can be seen in Chrome, IE, Firefox and Safari browsers, and when choosing preview will do so – based on your set criteria of what browser to do so (within the product). The result of course, is you do not want to do anything, which is sad considering the robustness of ease of use of the product. . Which any product never wants to be. EasyGenerator. Average.
Two Software Tools for Creating Simulations
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Add motions and gestures to the production timeline for more engaging eLearning content. Here are two tools that can be used for creating effective and engaging simulations. Let me know of other tools. SimWriter. Screen Capture from SimWriter simulation creation software. It is now on version 3.0 Here is a demo you can checkout. Try it out for yourself with a free trial demo here. CodeBaby.
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. The line to get in was long.
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 As organizations look for cost saving measures and methods to increase productivity by delivering courses to the mobile workforce through internet enabled delivery on any device ranging from a smartphone to a tablet PC elearning plays a pivotal role. This provides tremendous potential for learning.” Source. billion in 2010. Source.
Match Content to be Learning with Right Game Type
AUGUST 25, 2011
For example to learn declarative knowledge, critical information such as the names of products, ingredients and machinery simple matching games or drag and drop will address the needs of the learners. Problem solving is any activity that involves original thinking to develop a solution, solve a difficult problem or create a new product. Design Games Games video games
Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models
JUNE 22, 2011
In addition to e-learning, Talkwheel helps enterprises improve productivity and communication both internally and externally and allows users to organize their social and professional networks in an effective manner. Particularly we focused on the implications of TalkWheel, Quora and Namesake. There's obvious value in bringing the classroom collaboration dynamic to online learning.
Product Review: Liquid Authoring Content Authoring Tool
MAY 24, 2011
Product: Liquid Authoring. In test version, product did not work in FireFox, had problems in Safari, but worked well in Internet Explorer. It is as though, the product itself wants to be two things to two groups of end users. Liquid Authoring, a new rapid content authoring tool from Landmark ASP, tries to bring together easy to use functionality with advanced capabilities.
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. 5 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. Learning 2.0
The College Tour Right of Passage–Done Virtually
APRIL 4, 2011
has created a product known as “ 3D Virtual Campus Tours.”. Franklin, OH April 04, 2011 – Designing Digitally, Inc. , Product Website: [link]. Well, its the time in my life where things have gone full circle. I am now touring colleges with my oldest son. I remember tour colleges myself trying to find that perfect fit. Visiting college campuses was never easier.
Preview of Articulate Storyline at LS 2011
MARCH 29, 2011
I was really impressed with the demo of Articulate Storyline at the Learning Solutions 2011 conference this month. Tom Kuhlmann gave a nice personalized walk through of what the product can do. The product is also introducing variables which will make it more competitive with Lectora or Captivate. Output to iOS and HTML5 will be a part of it, although some challenges remain to make it do everything Flash can do (that seemed to be common with all e-learning products I saw demoed). This product will not be replacing the Articulate Studio. Articulate
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 whiteboardI don’t find CeBIT very interesting. However I still like to go to the expo.
PowerPoint 2010: Animating a Venn Diagram
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
AUGUST 8, 2011
It would be difficult to add such an animation to a Venn diagram created with shapes and text boxes as outlined above because each section is not an actual shape; rather the sections are products of overlapping shapes. by AJ George. A typical Venn diagram has two or more related topics. If you don't like those available via SmartArt, you can easily create your own. " PowerPoint
20 Signs of Employee Disengagement
The Peformance Improvement
DECEMBER 7, 2011
Poor product and service quality – employees are not doing their best work, are not paying attention to customer needs, and are not showing a high level of concern for quality. Lack of innovation and creativity – you are not hearing new product and service ideas and new problem-solving suggestions from employees. You don’t need an organization-wide survey to answer this question.
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. E-Learning Trends 2011. Learning Tools Directory 2011. TechKnowledge 2011: Why Learning Professionals Still Have a Lot to Learn. It’s 2011 and mobile devices are flying off the shelves faster than ever before. wonder. Know how.
Product Review: Melon LMS
MARCH 4, 2011
For example, if Susan is having difficulty with a certain product or learning a skill, you can see if they are going to those areas in the course, how often and how long. Product: Melon LMS. E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning Lite LMS LMS Melon LMS Product Review craig weiss E-Learning 24/7 lite lmsWhile the Melon Lite LMS has some clever ideas, these get los t in interfaces that create more confusion then watching another Charlie Sheen meltdown. Front End. After logging into the Melon Lite LMS you are presented with an interface. Administration Side.
Product Review Raptivity
JUNE 27, 2011
Product: Raptivity. Don’t get me wrong, this is a product that offers some really great features, but it constant pitching within the product to upsell, becomes irritating, so much so, I can easily see someone blasting the product into recycle bin space. Raptivity calls their product an interaction tool with templates, games, simulations, etc. SCORM 2004/1.2,
Second Summer 2011?Learning in 3D” class explores another virtual world
JULY 19, 2011
So that is why collaboration in a traditional 2D product is so hard, no one knows who has everyone’s focus and so people talk over each other, hesitate to speak and just get frustrated because they can’t tell who has the focus of the group. Last night in class we had the opportunity to check out VenueGen and see how it functioned. VenueGen Courtroom setting.
A Conversation with Reuben Tozman
MAY 9, 2011
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. Tozman: edCetra is about to launch a revolutionary product that builds off of a Google® like paradigm, but uses rapid publishing and semantic web technologies. Competition has always been fierce in the business world.
Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning
OCTOBER 11, 2011
user controlled media/production/playback (use your personal devices for your own productions - “looking from the bottom up”) 9. These are my live blogged notes from a webinar today with Float Learning: Instructional Design for Mobile #id4mlearning. Advance apologies for typos or incoherence… Brought to us today by: Adam Bockler, Float Gary Woodill, Sr. 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.
2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Award winners for 2011. The 2011 Open Source Commercial System of the Year goes to . To see the modules, select “products” Ideal for higher education and academia, it packs a whallop. The product offers a nice set of modules, but alas, only the two above are free. From a feature standpoint the product is slick. The product though has come a long way, and with some clever additions, it was just by a narrow margin, I selected Absorb LMS. That said, it is the product to beat. Tango is a different product line from CertPoint – fyi.
The Internet In India 2011
MAY 31, 2012
In the course of routine trawling, found this interesting report – Internet in India 2011 , published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). There are some bits about internet usage in India that I hadn’t imagined would be so. Worth a read. Future Technology Internet And Mobile Internet In India
The lowdown on Pastiche™ 1.2 from the product developer
JULY 13, 2011
We believe that it’s a revolutionary product that will change the way organizations define blended learning and we’re proud of our continued work on its development. You have probably heard the (rather exciting) news of Xyleme’s new “iPad app that creates apps” - Pastiche™. Keeping true to that process we just released a new version to the App Store last week. Pinch-to-Zoom. ramonguiu.