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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.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Network thinking - Harold Jarche , December 15, 2011. 5 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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2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

Taking the steps now have some immediate payoffs in terms of optimizing content development streams and looking anew at what are important interactions, but the big returns come in creating optimized learning and performance interactions. For 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:

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.

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

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. Just Ja


Where is the model for e-learning?

Clive on Learning

As designers, we don't have that steady stream of everyday examples to give us inspiration. With most learning media, there is an expectation of how it should look and behave based on the mass media. We can benchmark what we do against 1000s of everyday examples. We can model our learning videos on what we see on TV and on YouTube. We can model podcasts on what we hear on the radio. We have endless examples from print media and the World Wide Web on which to model our text-based materials.

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I used a Dutch article about various learning theories : ontwikkeling van leren in organisaties by Keursten to look at what the various thought streams might think about twitter: Behaviorism: learning is equivalent to influencing and changing behaviour. Within this thought stream twitter is more interesting. Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning.

The Promise Of 3D Learning

Upside Learning

Same applies to bandwidth, it is now good enough to stream video, and should easily transfer data for 3D. Every now and again I wonder about the multi-user 3D environments, or virtual worlds that were all the rage just a couple of years ago, the finest example being Second Life. Second Life itself was a promising collaborative 3D learning platform. That day is far off yet. Learning in 3D.

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Unlike Facebook or Twitter where one accesses the ‘firehose’ of data that one subscribes to and is dependent on the Friends/Following, and where users mostly use features like groups/lists etc to sort out noise from the stream, Plus uses a different approach and lets users create ‘circles’ that allow them to separate streams. Ironic that.

Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Video streaming Moodle does not stream video effectively. For better streaming experience third party integration with services like YouTube, Kaltura and so on. I've been too wrapped up thinking about interactivity to pay attention to the pains learning managers must go through for making their Moodle implementations effective. So, when I sat down to talk with Dr Asheesh Choksi, technology consultant and architect, about Moodle, he gave me a 12-point program to add value to Moodle - which was quite an eye opener. Catalog Management What does the learner see on logging in?

The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration

Social Learning

But, if the tool requires switching workflows mid-stream, user adoption will continue to languish. Plenty has been written about why employees are slow to adopt enterprise collaboration tools. Most opinions on the matter, however, don’t provide satisfying conclusions about why collaboration tools are so slow to gain traction in large organizations. This makes a lot of sense.

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Tips for Starting to Freelance

Experiencing eLearning

Multiple Income Streams. In August, I quit my job as a long-term contractor at Cisco to officially make the leap to freelancing. I did some side projects earlier in the year, but not enough to replace my full-time income. I want to share my experiences and tips from these first three months as an independent contractor for anyone else thinking about making this change. Get a Project First. If you’re currently working, don’t quit until you have a project lined up. Put Money in Savings. You need a cushion in the bank to cover expenses when you’re getting started.

Face-to-face is for special occasions

Clive on Learning

A great deal of your media consumption is asynchronous - under your time control - using iPods, hard disk video recorders, streaming media and the like. Ask yourself. What proportion of the music that you consume is at a live performance? Chances are it's something between 0 and 10%. What proportion of the drama that you watch is at the theatre, rather than at the cinema or on TV? I'd be surprised if it's more than a few percent. And what proportion of the sport you watch is in a stadium rather than on TV. You get the idea. Perhaps even peak experiences.

Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager

ID Reflections

This is the proverbial organizational hive mind but someone has to enable the enterprise to make sense of this stream, separate the wheat from the chaff, and connect the dots to reveal the key patterns below. Faced with the tsunami of information, we are all floundering to find our way to content that actually matters. From setting up filters--both of the automated and human variety--to trying to make sense of what we find, we are in a fix, so to speak. The scene within an enterprise is not much different. The lifespan of enterprises are declining rapidly. Very closely, I would say.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning

Kapp Notes

GeoLearning has been the ideal partner for organizations seeking to increase sales, accelerate time to market, raise productivity, generate new revenue streams, and reduce expenses. As of January 5, 2011, SumTotal and GeoLearning are now one integrated company with a unified strategy and vision. Here is some information from the announcement. Today, SumTotal announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. The combined company represents the largest and most complete talent management provider in the industry supporting every industry and every market segment. industry

Third Summer 2011 “Learning in 3D Class”

Kapp Notes

We then got to observe a concert venue that featured streaming video of different bands shown in different places including a concert by the beach. Monday night in class we had the opportunity to check out VirtualU and see how it functioned. Here we are gathering to begin our journey to different worlds within VirtualU. Well done Mark and Jim!

My life…in elearning

Learning Visions

We don’t have cable TV, but download or stream most of our media content over the Internet. 20 years ago I was a struggling recent college graduate who had moved to Boston in the middle of a recession. I worked as the Assistant Aquatics Director at a JCC, teaching and coaching swimming. I had never heard of elearning and did not own a computer. It sounded really glamorous to me. You there.

App Fusion: Inside eLearnchat — Live Streaming Community Collaboration by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

You may have watched eLearnchat, or Leo Laporte’s and wondered how you could use Webcasting to increase learning outcomes. Wonder no longer! This month’s App Fusion gives you the rundown on the applications, equipment, and content strategy you need for success! Future Trends Instructional Design Learning 2.0 Professional Development Social Media Synchronous

The Six Hats of a Community Manager

ID Reflections

Theactivity stream turns into an overwhelming flood and people lose control oftheir information flow. In my previous post, I wrote about the tenets of communitymanagement based on my learnings from the past 6 months. In this post, I wantto talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers.This was well put in the diagram by Andy Wibbels which you can see in this post called Inside the Mind of a Community Manager.It graphically represents a number of things a community manager needs to be aware of in her/his role. What we are asking for is a behaviour change.

3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems

Upside Learning

Integrating with the social/collaboration theme, perhaps we should consider adding basic user-configurable semantic agents that can trawl the conversation streams looking for what ‘interests’ the user and alerting them to the correct content/user. Other curation tools to consider would be real-time search of the various data streams that are part of the system. technologies.

ALT-C 2011 retrospective

Learning with e's

Image by ALT ALT-C 2011 retrospective by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 James Clay Oliver Quinlan ALT-C 2011 Julie Voce ALT-C Live BetaThe ALT-C conference held at Leeds University this September was memorable for a number of reasons. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Our Takeaways from DevLearn 2011

E-learning Uncovered

See some prototypes of activity stream-based tracking and even build your own at Project Tin Can ; while this technology may not be in common use for another few years, it’s very interesting to think of how these new capabilities will affect our designs and the tools we use for development. Surprisingly, though, it didn’t feel impersonal to me. Here are my highlights. It’s About the People….

Elearning applications


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 open source e-Learning projects for 2011 that will help you implement a low cost e-Learning solution.

I Don’t Care What You Had For Lunch: Finding Professional Value in Twitter

Social Learning

Here at Dashe & Thomson, we made a New Year’s resolution for 2011 to dig a little deeper into social media and explore how to use it for social and informal learning, increasing website traffic, and building networks. Then, in March, I attended the Learning Solutions 2011 conference hosted by the eLearning Guild. I have to say, I met this announcement with an inward groan.

Stories as instructional design technique for e-learning

Spark Your Interest

I (like probably many of you) saw a link in my twitter stream, a game that seems to be sweeping the L&D world: Spent. As it often happens, many threads are weaving together for me in ways that I didn’t imagine. I’m building an e-learning course for a non-profit client and it took me a little while to flesh out the scaffolding for the course. It’s currently a 5 day train-the-trainer program, and I was struggling with how to “convert&# it to e-learning, but I have it now! Online anyway, I’ve never actually met her! - Aggregating Your Social Stream

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Curating your social stream could be the next big thing.or Aaron Silvers found this and pointed it out to me. HOJOKI.COM It's interesting. maybe just the next thing. tools curation

The world is your classroom

Learning with e's

This morning I happened to stumble upon an interesting Twitter stream hashtag - #qaz11 - which I quickly realised was being generated by a group of students in the care of my old friend Jose Luis Garcia (well worth following him on Twitter: @JL3001, over at the University of Cantabria in Spain. I want to inspire you to reach farther. Reach further - and become a worldwide educator.

How To Brain Sync With A Subject Matter Expert

The eLearning Coach

In case you’re new at this, instructional designers often interview subject matter experts to access their stream of knowledge. Short of performing a science fiction mind-meld, how can you efficiently transfer content from the brain of a subject matter expert (SME) into a form you can use? Leveraging the knowledge of SMEs is one reason that instructional designers are content neutral.

Tune in to The Forge - Live Today at 2pm EST

Visual Lounge

Tune in on this blog post today at 2pm EST to see the live stream of The Forge! Note: You may need to refresh this blog post to see the live stream and chat room at 2pm EST. We're using the hashtag #tscforge. Tune in on this blog post today at 2pm EST to see the live stream of The Forge! You're in for a treat - We have a great line-up for The Forge today! Tom Crawford from the Visualization Network and VizChef , will talk about Visual Communication. Mike Curtis, Information Developer for Jing, will share his tips for embedding video. Welcome to "The Forge" Chat!

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mLearning Tech A’plenty Released at CES 2011

mLearning Trends

In the midst of all the new 3D TVs, streaming home entertainment, futuristic toys and smart appliances, the primary market focus of this year’s show seems to be on mobility with smartphones, tablets and apps taking center stage in many of the main keynotes and featured front-and-center in larger vendor booths. To me, the more significant advances introduced at CES 2011 were the formal introductions from the leading carriers of their much anticipated “4G”, high-speed networks. Better Devices. Way Faster Networks.

The Forge - Live Today at 2pm EST

Visual Lounge

Tune in on this blog post today at 2pm EST to see the live stream of The Forge! Note: You may need to refresh this blog post to see the live stream and chat room at 2pm EST. We're using the hashtag #tscforge. Tune in on this blog post today at 2pm EST to see the live stream of The Forge! Today is the day! Here's the run down of the show: Microsoft OneNote and PowerPoint MVP, Kathy Jacobs , will share how she uses Snagit and Camtasia for my social media trainings, for PowerPoint and Onenote work, for OneNote work, and more. Welcome to "The Forge" Chat! Today is the day!

eLearning Conferences 2012


Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. link] January31-February 1, 2012 iLearning ParisForum 2011, 7 th , Espace Champerret, Paris, France. link] March21-24, 2012 Sciences of Electronics,Technologies of Information and Telecommunications Conference (SETIT 2011),7 th , Sousse, Tunisia, [link] March21-25, 2012 The Information Architecture Summit , sponsored by theAmerican Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), NewOrleans, Louisiana, USA. Petersburg Beach, Florida, USA. What’sNext?,

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

Another month, another trip to Orlando it seems and last week had me attending two different shows down near the Mouse House; Learning Solutions 2011 and CTIA Wireless 2011. The Learning Solutions 2011 Event. This first post will focus on LS2011 and I’ll post again on CTIA tomorrow. Contact them directly to sign up for the official beta of Claro too! Storyline from Articulate.

Twitter: Le triple filtre

Learning with e's

Firstly, see Twitter as a fast moving stream. You can choose when to dip your toes in the water and when to let the stream flow past. Thirdly, you can filter your Twitter stream by using keywords to search for specific content. I've been discussing the merits of Twitter as a professional social network recently in conversation with colleagues. I don't blame them.