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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.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] January 2011 January 2-5, 2011 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 12 th , Bangalore, India. link] January 3-5, 2011 International College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Maui, Hawaii, USA.

Wanted–A Learning Strategy

Kapp Notes

They don’t know how to bring all their training efforts together, they lack strategy, focus and a unified vision. To establish a strategy, five steps are required. Step Two: Identify Courses and Material that Support Strategy Knowledge Objectives. IN the past few weeks, a number of organizations have approached me with a common problem. Within organizations, training requirements are not shrinking; in fact, they are becoming more and more chaotic. The organization’s strategic goals should guide the training direction. Step Three: Determine Learning Paths.

50 Posts and Articles that Made Me Think in 2011

ID Reflections

Inspired by JaneHart’s Top100 Articles of 2011 , I thought I should put down at least the top 50 thathas made me reflect and ponder in the past one year, has changed the way I dothings and shaped quite a bit of my work-life decisions. Not all the posts havebeen written in 2011, but since I either stumbled across them in 2011 or readthem with greater appreciation this year, I thought it fair to include these inthe list. I have divided them across five categories for easy reference. approaches?

Reflections 2011

Clark Quinn

I think more should be thinking about mobile from a strategy perspective as well. And, of course, that means getting strategic about learning ( big ‘L’ learning ), and then aligning with the overall organization strategy. On this, the shortest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere, it seems like a good time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the coming one. It’s certainly been an interesting year, and a good one personally. I feel there are lots of reasons to hope for good things to be coming too. The opportunities are big. meta-learnin

2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

mobile social strategy technologyFor the annual eLearn Mag predictions, this year I wrote: I think we’ll see some important, but subtle, trends. Deeper uses of technology are going to surface: more data-driven interactions, complemented by both more structured content and more semantics. These trends are precursors to some very interesting nascent capabilities, essentially web 3.0: system-generated content. I think it’s worth elaborating on what I mean (I was limited to 75 words). I’ve talked before about web 3.0, mobile). I welcome hearing your thoughts, too!

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Upside Learning

We recently concluded a great show at mLearnCon 2011. It’s no secret that effective learning cannot be achieved without a robust strategy. If this remains true for eLearning, why shouldn’t you have a strategy for mLearning too? mLearnCon 2011 Backchannel – Collected Resources. Why You Need a Mobile Learning Strategy. And not a very effective one at that.

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. Bill Clinton at Learning 2011 — at least, I think it was Bill Clinton. Uncategorized mobile learning Elliott Masie Learning 2011So in this month’s blog I wanted to talk about some general impressions I had there. Mobile Technology: The Future of Learning?

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Learning in 3D: First Class Summer 2011

Kapp Notes

We discussed some instructional strategies and what needs to be done as an instructional designer to create instruction that makes sense from a user perspective. The first class we once again ran into some technical difficulties. Second Life is being strange on our one island, it keeps throwing visitors into a perpetual teleport. This is really getting frustrating.

mLearnCon 2011 Recap

Upside Learning

It’s a great time to quickly recap those: First Impressions: mLearnCon 2011 Exposition. SCORM Implementation Strategies For Mobile: mLearnCon. How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I. How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part II. Interesting Mobile Statistics By Tomi Ahonen: mLearnCon.

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.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy


It is critical not only understand the drivers behind this sudden surge but also how it can be implemented in workplace learning strategy. Organizations, in a bid to make learning accessible and digestible, are trying to include micro-learning as a part of their workplace learning design strategy. Feedback discussions can be a part of an organization’s micro-learning strategy.

Kapp’s TechKnowledge 2011 Resources

Kapp Notes

This session will show you how instructional strategies can be applied to a variety of technologies to produce effective, efficient instruction that changes behavior and influences learners. Follow an abbreviated instructional design process -Apply the keys to creating instruction that changes behavior -Match the right content to the right instructional strategies. Links. Books.

mLearning: The Time is Now

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Before jumping in, consider these points from Jason Bickle's eLearning Devcon 2011 session, Design Approaches for Adapting Content for mLearning. an eLearning strategy that includes other forms of content? by AJ George   The push for mobile learning (mLearning) has been a surprisingly long one. " It looks like the future of mLearning is officially now. Do you have.

Strategies for Optimal SME Engagement

Integrated Learnings

Below are these barriers and some of the strategies that we came up with. Specify the “rules” up front for handling these conflicts – have everyone agree to an intervention strategy to deal with differences of opinion among SMEs. There you have it - five barriers to a successful SME relationship and some strategies to overcome them. Have you had any experiences with SMEs that you would like to share or any successful strategies? By Dean Hawkinson. We rely on them to provide insight into our project and to validate what we are writing or creating.

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.

Social Media Strategy thoughts

Clark Quinn

What is a social media strategy for outreach? Your Twitter strategy should be aligned with your Facebook strategy, so your tweets point to new information on Facebook, your Facebook account reflects your tweets, etc. Once you’ve got the identity, then you need to align your Facebook and Twitter strategies. social strategyReally, it’s about demonstrating your thinking, your values, and background. It’s about interacting with appropriate people in ways that reflect who you are. Here is some thoughts about how that maps out in two areas: Facebook, and Twitter.

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. 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 !

Contexts and Choices: Learning Strategies in 2012 by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

In 2012, without a learning strategy (whether for their organizations or for themselves) and without. a development strategy, professionals in the learning business (training, education, or what-have- you) will be seriously challenged by the most fundamental decisions. The key to strategy is context. Design Strategies Development Strategies Learning 2.0

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”


Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. The post 7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud” appeared first on Learnnovators. A community grows through conversation, collaboration, and showcasing of work in progress.

Designing a Digital Future: Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

You want to teach leaders about Strategy: Have them Play Civilization V. Here are resources from my talk at The Pennsylvania College of Technology for their workshop “Designing a Digital Future” Combining Art, Creativity and Industrial Simulations: Game-Based Tools for Learning and Instruction. View more presentations from Karl Kapp. References from Presentation. Courtesy of BMW.

DevLearn 2011 Recap: Expanding the Possibilities for Learning by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

DevLearn 2011 broke new ground in many ways: A new venue (Las Vegas), new themes, and on-site curation. Design Strategies Development Strategies Development Techniques Future Trends Management Strategies Professional DevelopmentRead about it here!

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We Must Address the Leadership Strategy Mortality Rate

CLO Magazine

Right now, somewhere in a sunny boardroom, a leadership strategy is being born. Leadership readiness is low and declining, according to two consecutive Global Leadership Forecast studies from DDI — 2011 and 2015. Of participating organizations, only 18 percent (2011) and 15 percent (2015) had sufficient bench strength to meet oncoming business demands. you’ll need them?

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eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

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. Do you have a similar story of unstructured, experiential, informal learning? Jay Cross, known for his informal learning research, tells us that approximately 80% of workplace learning occurs informally. In contrast, only 20% of organizations’ learning budgets go toward enhancing informal learning.

My Learning 3.0 Conference Slides and Resources

Kapp Notes

You want to teach leaders about Strategy: Have them Play Civilization V. Matching the Right Content to the Right Design Strategy (Must be an ASTD member to access.). Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Chicago presentation at Learning 3.0!! I love Chicago, such a great city and relatively close by air travel. Hope you find these resources helpful. gamification.

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2 Strategies for Teaching Facts

Kapp Notes

Here are two strategies that work well for teaching facts. One of the types of content instructional designers and training professionals need to teach often are facts. Items and information that require simple recall. One is Chunking content: This is the breaking down of content into small pieces of information that can be easily memorized. Studies indicate that the average adult learns best if presented with information in a logical group of approximately five to seven items. Chunking information into small lists or grouping under a common heading is an effect method of chunking.

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What Does a Good Mobile Learning Strategy Look Like?

The Learning Circuits

Last week we established a few baseline expectations of the benefits of a mobile learning strategy. With those points in mind, you’re probably ready to get your efforts underway in creating a strategy. Before venturing in this direction it’s vital to get a good understanding of what components comprise a great mobile learning strategy, what you need to avoid, the basics on what it takes to get started and what resources are out there to help you on all of this. What’s in a Strategy? What’s Not In A Strategy? A strategy should not be a dead tree.

South Florida ASTD Slides and Resources

Kapp Notes

You want to teach leaders about Strategy: Have them Play Civilization V. I had a chance to give a presentation to the South Florida ASTD chapter virtually this evening, would have loved to have been there in person. The beauty and curse of technology. Anyway, here are the slides and some resources. View more presentations from Karl Kapp. Game Levels and Scaffolding–They’re Related. Design

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Koulopoulos Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

social strategyThe afternoon keynote at DevLearn was an energizing and insightful visitation of innovation and the future by Thom Koulopolous.

Why is a Mobile Learning Strategy Important?

The Learning Circuits

With mobile learning getting a lot of interest recently (roughly 50% of businesses surveyed say they have plans to implement some form of mobile learning in the foreseeable future), it’s becoming clear that many companies don’t have a plan to successfully create a sustainable, robust mobile learning strategy. A mobile learning strategy can help give your work grounding and a solid base on which you can build. A mobile learning strategy's importance is not only limited to savings during the design and development of the applications that may be created.

Match Content to be Learning with Right Game Type

Kapp Notes

No one game strategy will address all of an organization’s needs, instead, the strategy needs to be composed of various parts. Matching the right type of game-thinking and mechanics to the right type of content to be learned, is the right way to design an instructional game. This is where employee knowledge creates the greatest value to the organization.

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Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy


The current failure of organizations to integrate social learning stems from their bolt-on strategy. It’s a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics. ” ([link].

April 2011 Monthly Roundup: 7 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

If the results of Learning & Skills 2011 survey by the Centre for Performance Development are anything to go by, technology assisted learning accounts for the larger piece in the learning and development pie. Developing a mobile learning strategy involves taking a preliminary and crucial decision – which device to target. Learning Creativity and About Creativity From Lego.

In Defense of the Term “Gamification” as used by Learning Professionals

Kapp Notes

Assessing Teacher User of Opportunities to Respond and Effective Classroom Management Strategies: Comparisons Among High-and Low-Risk Elementary Schools. Recently, on one of my blog postings Design e-Learning Like a Game Developer: Provide Incentives for Good Work , I received a response related to the fact that “gamification” is the easy-way-out and that we need to be careful about extrinsic motivation, that I was not correct in my posting about the use of extrinsic motivation. First thanks for stopping by and making a comment, very much appreciated. Gamification. 1026-1040.