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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.

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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.

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.

Thinking Strategy, Pt.1

Clark Quinn

my mobile strategy workshop at DevLearn next week), and so it’s forced me to reflect on what strategy is. I’ve previously talked about the technology components of an elearning strategy, and how they tie together, but I’ve need to take another cut at it. strategy has to start with a vision of what you’re trying to achieve. strategy

Learning 2011 Interview Mindmaps

Clark Quinn

Here are the mindmaps: social strategyElliot Masie has interviewed Stephen Lambert (Producer of Undercover Boss) and Peter Capelli (Managing the Older Worker).

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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: Those rules can be hand-crafted based upon good guesses or existing research, but new opportunities arise from having those rules capitalize on rich data of interactions. 

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Network thinking -  Harold Jarche , December 15, 2011. Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited) -  Jane Hart , December 6, 2011. 12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead -  Ross Dawson , December 4, 2011. Open Learning Analytics: A proposal -  George Siemens , December 10, 2011. March 29, 2011.

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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.

Reflections 2011

Clark Quinn

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-learning

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. Bill Clinton at Learning 2011 — at least, I think it was Bill Clinton. Uncategorized mobile learning Elliott Masie Learning 2011Mobile Technology: The Future of Learning?

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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.

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.

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. 3. Developing a mobile learning strategy involves taking a preliminary and crucial decision – which device to target. Learning Creativity and About Creativity From Lego.

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.

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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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. 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

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.

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. Twitter. Having a twitter account is a necessary start, maybe several. Facebook.

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.

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Both ‘Push’ and ‘Pull’ strategies can be mixed for best results. Though there are clear and actionable weaknesses and threats that mobile learning faces today, there is also a set of opportunities that will see mobile learning becoming an integral part of workplace learning strategies in the time to come. number of these posts can be found at this link. Weaknesses. Opportunities.

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 !

What Is Game Based Learning?

Upside Learning

Allow the learners to make a choice and design their own strategies while still achieving the learning objectives. I spent close to a year laboring under the delusion that game based learning was all about incorporating course material into a game. After all, what else could it be? It doesn’t! So what conclusion can we draw here? What makes a good learning game? Please feel free to comment.

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Instructional Design for Beginners – What Motivates People To Learn?

Upside Learning

Adopt strategies such as games or role-play to get learners involved with the material or subject matter. ? Some major strategies described by Keller include: ? Most rookie Instructional Designers have a misconception that Instructional Design is quite academic in nature. I was a part of the vast majority up until a few months ago. What is Motivational Design? What is the ARCS Model?

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. mobile learning strategy can help give your work grounding and a solid base on which you can build. mobile learning strategy's importance is not only limited to savings during the design and development of the applications that may be created. What will you measure?

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. For all of you who are testing the waters or have already implemented a mLearning strategy, this post, we assure you, is manna from heaven. 1. Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. If you still haven’t gotten your free expo pass , we urge you to do it right now.

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? strategy should not be a dead tree.

Nuts and Bolts: Do Your Learning Objectives Match Strategies and Outcomes? by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Design Strategies Evaluation Getting Started Instructional DesignHave you heard of Bloom’s Taxonomy, the system for getting your learning objectives to specify measureable outcomes? Here’s a quick summary and a great job aid for instructional designers.

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Mobile Learning In The Workplace – Survey

Upside Learning

If not already adopted, mobile learning is now certainly featuring in most strategy discussions within L&D teams in large and small enterprises. Training departments are unsure how to design, develop and implement a successful mLearning strategy that works for their organizations. Note: Survey closes on 30th September 2011. Mobile Learning Workplace Learning

Free eBook on Learning Strategies

aLearning

At over 100 pages, with eight strong case studies, the Masie Center has compiled an excellent overview of how learning leaders at major companies developed their learning strategies. Elliott’s “fundamental principles that hold in strategy after strategy in public and private sector organizations all over the world&# : “A strategy requires a complex process of deep thinking about the role of learning, and it should end up a solid ‘document’ to be used and referred to long after it has been created.&#. So how do they do this?

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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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9 Essential Elements for Fun in Games

Upside Learning

For example, in a real-time strategy game, a player is able to formulate varied strategies depending on the challenges that face him/her. Pricing failure encourages players to try out different strategies (combination of ability/skills) in attempt to avoid the price of failing. Patapon is really ‘fun’ ; and it set me thinking about what makes it fun.

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The Complexity Of Learning

Upside Learning

Objects need to adapt their strategies in response to their history, and the feedback they have received from the agent nodes of their network. Have been reading about the science of ‘ Complexity ’ recently, and find that many of the aspects described apply equally well to learning. How might ‘complexity’ as a scientific concept affect learning? Learning cannot happen without feedback.

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.

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.

Try This `Winning Strategy’ to Increase Learner Engagement

Absorb LMS

Cadel Evans, wearing the yellow jersey, 2011 Tour de France Winner. There are two ways to get a young child to school on time in the morning: Method 1: Every minute or so, repeat the words `HURRY UP!’ ’ at increasing levels of volume. After about ten minutes, and upon reaching a decibel level similar to a low flying jet, your goal will be achieved. Photo by Richard Nantel.