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CEGOS 2011 survey provides many new insights

Clive on Learning

Cegos 2011 learning trends survey draft, final may 11 When I received this presentation from CEGOS, which describes the results of their latest survey of L&D practices across Europe, I couldn't understand why they wouldn't want to share every aspect of the results as widely as possible. It provides some interesting insights but also raises many questions. research

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.

Fourth Summer 2011 Learning in 3D class

Kapp Notes

Andrew provided a great tour of all the wonderful features of the software, including the ability to play games within the virtual world, the ability to easily follow another avatar, the VOIP features and the ability to use the virtual world without having a thin client download. For this class, we were privileged to have Andrew Hughes, the president of Designing Digitally visit with us.

Small Business Marketing Tips From SMX East 2011

ZaidLearn

Consider getting involved in sites like Yelp, FourSquare or Gowalla, which will help you provide that incentive for a user to give you a shot. From Small Business Trends Small Business Marketing Tips From SMX East 2011. While I was at SMX East last week I had the opportunity to sit in on the SoLoMo Landscape session (my liveblog ) that was taking place there. You’ve heard this before.

Design e-Learning Like a Game Developer: Provide Incentives for Good Work

Kapp Notes

Games provide incentives for doing what they want you to do. Games also provide you incentives for completing a level. Games provide players with new clothes, powers and abilities when they achieve desired levels of skills or knowledge. learning should provide the same level of incentives for doing the right thing. You do something great in a game, you get rewarded.

Learning Tools Directory 2011

Jane Hart

In terms of pricing, others have changed their pricing models, with some now only providing a “lite&# version for free with pricing plans for more functionality, whereas others are offering free, open source versions – notably a couple of the LMS vendors. I’ve just spent the last few days overhauling the Learning  Tools Directory. Tools

In case you missed it – 2011 in posts

Clive on Learning

Before I take my leave for Christmas, I thought I'd provide you with this summary of all my posts on Clive on Learning in 2011. I've marked with asterisks a few posts that were particularly significant from my point of view. December Where is the model for e-learning? Massively scalable training * Face-to-face is for special occasions * Can we dispense with email? November Profile of a learning architect: Darren Owen Shepherd accused of sensationalist claptrap Beware who's selling informal learning * Blending is a continuum Want to write?

Reflections 2011

Clark Quinn

And I personally am excited about more activity around content: about more quality design, more structure around the content, and more awareness of the need for architectural work around it. I was thrilled to hear more discussion about this in a number of forums, and I think the opportunities to capitalize on finely granulated and articulated content will provide flexibility and personalization going forward. The opportunities are big. think more should be thinking about mobile from a strategy perspective as well. Another area of excitement is social and informal learning. meta-learnin

Impressions of the Masie Learning 2011 Conference

Social Learning

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Learning 2011 conference, organized every year by Elliott Masie.  So in this month’s blog I wanted to talk about some general impressions I had there. For example: How do you provide a mobile learning experience without ensuring that your employees have access to the devices? Uncategorized mobile learning Elliott Masie Learning 2011

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eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. December 2011 November 27-December 1, 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE): Reaching Across Boundaries, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Online.

eLearning Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

Web Courseworks

This increase in social networking will become a spearhead for increased collaboration and sharing, and also provide a way to bring together different sources of content and educational experiences in one single point of contact. 2011 distance education eLearning future mobile learning predictionsOpen universities in Asia, for example, have over a ½ million students enrolled.

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

Upside Learning

Online learning, cheap access devices, open content, and broadband will soon provide low cost universal access to quality high school learning and building a bridge to post secondary and job opportunities for the next billion youth. Learning Trends 2011. Learning Tools Directory 2011. TechKnowledge 2011: Why Learning Professionals Still Have a Lot to Learn. wonder.

Learning Providers (wk.4) #OpenBadgesMOOC

Dont Waste Your Time

Week 4 – Learning Providers. I can see the benefit of looking at badges for the soon-to-leave-education school leavers, and those already in work either actively looking for a new role or to up-skill themselves. Would AMBA (Association of MBAs) accept badges as a currency from a £20,000 a year MBA provider? 2011 Think different? Huffington Post , 22 September 2011. Available

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

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.

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

Initially I was going to provide a list of all my award winners including web conferening, stand alone mobile learning, etc., Award winners for 2011. The 2011 Open Source Commercial System of the Year goes to . 2011 Commercial System of the Year. Awards LMS m-learning mobile learning Open Source 2011 award winners Absorb LMS Docebo elearninfo itslearning Learning Maestro 5 learning management systems Taleo Talent Managementbut after much consideration, decided this week to focus only on the LMS sector. Mobile Learning. Here are the spins. Reality. support.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

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. think case studies from enterprise organizations on the leading edge will abound by year’s end for successful mobile learning initiatives by thus providing the “I want to do what they did!” Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time.

The Storytelling Element of Instructional Games

Kapp Notes

Humans are great at adding story narrative to a variety of situations because stories add meaning, provide context and guide action. The combination of a video game and storytelling provides an interactive story which engages and moves the player forward. Games can provide a visual and narrative context for player performance. Saving the Earth from Aliens. Content Guide

Instructional Design for Beginners – What Motivates People To Learn?

Upside Learning

It provides a good summary of the issues to be considered when designing learning material. Provide feedback and support internal attributions for success. ? The game provides the learner with choices that affect the course of the game. Most feedback is provided by events in the game because the events reveal whether the learner’s previous action was appropriate.

What Is Game Based Learning?

Upside Learning

Flexibility: Provide the learner with multiple ways to achieve each goal. Immediate Rewards: Instead of the learners just accumulating points on a scoreboard, provide them with immediate rewards such as new capabilities in the game environment or even unlocking a new task or level. After all, what else could it be? It doesn’t! So what conclusion can we draw here?

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Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

If letting users determine when to access content is the pull-model – here the organization would need to provide mobile interfaces to a knowledge or document/content management system that functions across the organization, mobile can only be a part of such a solution. Find a problem with learning or performance first , think about learning next, and mobile learning last. Content pull?

Instructional Design And The Six Thinking Hats

Upside Learning

First and foremost, focus on the input content provided to you. certainly believe that this process can provide us with excellent results, especially in situations when we are working in groups. I spent most of my free time over the last few weeks reading Edward de Bono’s book, Six Thinking Hats , and thinking about how this thinking process can be applied to Instructional Design.

Infographic: 10 Hot Jobs for 2011 (and How to Get One)

Mindflash

Donna Wells is the CEO of Mindflash.com , software that provides the best online training for small businesses. We’re all hearing the same grim news on the U.S. jobs front: Nationwide unemployment sits stubbornly above 9 percent. The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows no significant uptick in hiring. percent. The Click image to enlarge). Happy hunting.

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Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

Upside Learning

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?

Four Phases of Learning

Social Learning

Provide positive suggestions by having a display of success stories of previous attendees. How Many Accelerated Learning Phases Are There? In the training world, the optimum number seems to be “four.”  There are four learning styles, four stages of competence, and a four-level evaluation model. There is also a four-phase learning cycle. This is what it is: Preparation: Arousing Interest.

Questioning Gagné and Bloom’s Relevance

Experiencing eLearning

At a previous job, we had regular quasi-formal professional development training for the instructional designers, provided by other members of the team. Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren Hirsh. Lauren needed to do an informational interview for her masters program, and I needed some new profile pictures. Gagné’s Nine Events. Bloom’s Taxonomy. Neither did Bloom.

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LMS: Build Vs Buy – A Decision Paradigm

Upside Learning

It is important to understand how close the match is between what the business requires and what an off-the-shelf LMS provides. Many times I come across this typical dilemma my clients face and deliberate upon – should they try to custom build an LMS or buy an off-the-shelf LMS and customize it? Does off-the-shelf LMS match your business requirements? How much? Time to Market.

Education at a glance: 2011

George Siemens

OECD has released the 2011 version of Education at a Glance. As the report states: The proportion of working time spent teaching provides information on the amount of time available for activities such as lesson preparation, correction, in-service training and staff meetings. It’s available for free download. Come to think of it, I’ve made those appeals myself.

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

It’s quite clear to me now how social networks could influence learning by: Providing a digital space for free expression about the work and workplace. Providing a sense of community and common purpose. Providing the ability to observe and participate in tasks with other more experienced individuals. Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers.

Game Based Learning Isn’t Always Electronic

Upside Learning

The money Nerdcore Learning raises by selling the game goes toward an organization Dr. Mathews created called HOPE, Hospital-based Online Pediatric Environment , which provides video game consoles to pediatric hospitals. A very popular myth surrounding game-based learning is that it involves learning through video games. In the game you play as either an Apothecary or a Lord of Pestilence.

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Rapid Instructional Design for Accelerated Learning

Social Learning

Meier says there needs to be a new approach to instructional design that replaces the outdated ISD.  It needs to proceed from a new understanding of the learning process, be in tune with today’s rapid-fire environment, and provide better learning and performance for all types of learners. These are some reasons why he believes it should be “scrapped”: It is too time-consuming. Basing the.

The Complexity Of Learning

Upside Learning

For example, if the environment is a factory shop floor, and the process or machines used in process change, the network must recognize this change and reconfigure itself to be able to provide learning about those changed elements. Have been reading about the science of ‘ Complexity ’ recently, and find that many of the aspects described apply equally well to learning. How does this happen?

How Suitable Is HTML5 For Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

One aspect not to be ignored is the lack of mature development/authoring tools, the sort that Flash provides. HTML5 is adoption for mobile learning is picking up; perhaps the iPad is one driver of change , rapid improvements in regular and mobile browsers rendering HTML5 another. Recently, Large companies, especially in the BFSI market need security built into their technology solutions.

Microlearning – A Paradigm Shift In The Way We Learn

Upside Learning

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill. Many of my friends and ex-colleagues usually dislike training. They dread entering the training room, the way they would dread entering a torture chamber. In most cases, Training is reduced to an exercise in futility and the prevailing emotion is “Let’s just get this over with!”.

Getting a job as an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

You have to provide some proof of your capabilities and at the very least be able to point to a really kick ass portfolio of design treatments or even courses you’ve built (or collaborated on with someone else). that provides some good discussion and practical tips. I get a lot of emails from people asking me how to break into the ID field. This post is my response to those emails.

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What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

Upside Learning

I recently came across a report on the Deloitte website , which estimates that global Smartphone market sales will touch 375 million by the end of 2011. This means that there are going to be millions of Smartphone users out there, who can access mobile learning anywhere, at any time. That’s a huge market whose needs we can hardly afford to ignore. Limitations. Additional Resources.

Friday’s Finds for 2011

Learning and Working on the Web

call it Friday’s Finds and here are some of the more notable finds during 2011. It shows how work really happens through human interactions, and provides powerful new practices and metrics for managing collaborative work. Blogging. Blogging for knowledge workers : incubating ideas; by @mathemagenic. Information rag and bone men who curate the weak signal and the long tail.

9 Essential Elements for Fun in Games

Upside Learning

The game environment needs to provide the space, or rather a sense of space that prompts the player to explore. Every game must require varied levels of skill when using the abilities that the game provides. I’ve been obsessing about the design of games lately and have attempted to study some of the patterns of good games. Every game must necessarily include a range of challenges.

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