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.
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.
Product Review: Litmos LMS
FEBRUARY 26, 2011
API E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted Litmos LMS mobile learning Product Review SAAS SCORM Uncategorized craig weiss elearning vendors learning management system litmosSo what makes a Lite LMS different from a Standard LMS? Analytics and thus reports are not as robust as some of the standard systems, typically lesser amount of reports than a standard system. To Do.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
more information than ever before to keep up with growing product complexity, highly. more knowledgeable in their jobs, whether it was safety knowledge, product knowledge, customer services practices or policies and procedures10. Issues around increased product complexity, intensified. continuously reinforce major learning events to drive product knowledge every day has.
Better Productivity with Raptivity: A Story of Customer Centricity
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
OCTOBER 3, 2011
When Yehudi Menuhin was asked: "What has music taught you?" he replied: "It has taught me to listen." 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. The Raptivity 6.5
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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. 2011 Commercial System of the Year. Mobile Learning.
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. Instead, when looking to hire, I think managers are going to care more about these job skills, my top skills for elearning in 2011. 1. Video Production. Graphic Design.
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,
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.
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!
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. 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. 6.
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
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. 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. Center – main screen.
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. 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.
5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012
DECEMBER 20, 2011
In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated. 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. For vendors creating standalone apps for the masses on a variety of offerings or new product lines, costs will need to be significantly lower, otherwise it will not be successful. Expect a large swath of vendors to move into a SaaS only product.
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?
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). There does seem to be some type of distinction between gamification and serious games. While “serious games can be defined as a game “designed for the purpose of solving a problem. Design Games
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.
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.
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. typical Venn diagram has two or more related topics. If you don't like those available via SmartArt, you can easily create your own. Animate a Venn diagram.
Friday’s Finds for 2011
Learning and Working on the Web
DECEMBER 30, 2011
call it Friday’s Finds and here are some of the more notable finds during 2011. In today’s knowledge economy, the motivation of workers is a key determinant of productivity. Blogging. Blogging for knowledge workers : incubating ideas; by @mathemagenic. Those relations do not appear automatically: it takes time and effort before one can enjoy social effects of blogging. Learning.
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
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. Identifies the best of the best and now identifies vendors who offer a reader discount when you purchase their product. They were selected because the fit all my criteria above and frankly it is a very good product. Here are my criteria.
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!
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MARCH 4, 2011
March 13-16, 2011 | Long Beach, CA. Adobe Learning Summit March 21, 2011 | Orlando, FL. will be leading one session at the The Adobe Learning Summit 2011. Join leading eLearning designers, developers, trainers, industry experts, and Adobe product teams in a collective explosion of information, imagination and inspiration The Conference for Software Users Assistance. will be leading two sessions at the Conference for Software User Assistance. This conference is for Learning professionals who want to learn the latest from industry leaders and Adobe experts.
Sir Ken Robinson On Schools Killing Creativity
SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
Schools run on a production line approach, that was appropriate for the industrial age and doesn’t work in the information age. I’ve written about Sir Ken Robinson’s thoughts on education before. While it’s been around a while, I stumbled on this today. After putting our kids through 16 years of formal education, what we end up with are un-employable adults.
Growth In Formal Learning
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
The knowledge life-cycle is shortening, in some cases, products such as cars took five years or more to develop and roll-out. Today, most major car companies have a design cycle that rarely exceed 24 months for production models. This effectively means the knowledge acquired and implemented on a car platform is useful only during the production cycle for that car.
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. Not very exciting?
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.
Getting Started With Mobile Learning?
MARCH 28, 2011
What services will help learners be more productive? Mobile learning is in the air. It’s the buzz word in training these days and you can’t escape all the noise surrounding it. At Upside Learning, we have been doing a fair bit of mobile learning for more than two years now. Recently we released an innovative mobile learning platform – Upside2Go. What is Mobile Learning.
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. authoring tools e-learning vendors elearning Mindflash Product Review craig weiss e-learning learn learning mindflash mindflash.com product reviewI have been following Mindflash since it started as a beta. Ability to add YouTube videos to course(s). Certification templates.
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.”. 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. remember tour colleges myself trying to find that perfect fit. So, we pile into the car and drive all over in search of the perfect campus.
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
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.
Are #mLearning projects in Africa really successful? #ICT4D critique
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
This is a description of a seminar given by John Traxler at the London Knowledge Lab (London, UK): “Too many elephants in the room: learning with mobile devices in developing regions" on 8 November 2011. John Traxler lives and breathes mobility. During his seminar, John raised two major questions: Are learning projects based on mobile devices really helping Africa forward?
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.
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.