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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. Training department staffing will grow by a modest 2%. Learning apps. Video galore.

12 Most Popular eLearning Posts: January 2011 Monthly Roundup

Upside Learning

LMS for Training Companies – Then & Now: Get The Free eBook. Monthly Roundup Beginner Instructional Designers eLearning Game Based Learning January 2011 Monthly Roundup Learning Games LMS LMS Wiki Microlearning Monthly eLearning Roundup Training Companies WikiJanuary was a month of varied topics. Two guys with immense potential, I promise you. This LMS Has No Traps!

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] or www.col.org/OERPolicy December 1, 2010 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 6 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. link] March 17-19, 2011 Computer Using Educators (CUE) Inc.:

2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

The second part is a bit of evangelism hoping that more organizations will follow the path foreseen by my Internet Time Alliance colleagues, and move beyond just training to covering informal learning.  I’ve talked before about looking at the bigger picture of learning, because I’m convinced that the coming differentiator will not be optimal execution but continuing innovation.  For the annual eLearn Mag predictions, this year I wrote: I think we’ll see some important, but subtle, trends. Amazon and Netflix) and mining that as a basis for optimizing interactions. 

Top 100 Tools used by Learning Professionals in 2011!

ZaidLearn

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 TOP 100 LEARNING TOOLS The list is compiled (by Jane Hart ) from the Top 10 Tools lists of 531 learning professionals worldwide (from education, training and workplace learning). Jane has also created a Best of Breed 2011 list, which categorizes the tools under a number of headings. What else can I say! shall write NO more.

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Massively scalable training

Clive on Learning

Interested as I am in all this, my work is not in education, it is in training. But in a training context this is very rarely the endgame. So what would a massively scalable online training programme look like? So many online training courses over-focus on knowledge and cognitive skills, because these are the only computer-assessable elements, but competence comes through practising and obtaining feedback, not taking tests. Some fantastic progress has been made recently in realising the concept of massively scalable education. There is, of course, an overlap.

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. have divided them across five categories for easy reference. approaches?

Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.

Social Learning

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.

Training: The Value of Assessments

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Although I do know of at least one training company that offers assessments and feedback after the class, I am deducing that conducting assessments is not the norm. have read a couple of articles--and one book--saying that we will need to start proving that our training is effective by providing after-the-class assessment. Training on Trial , by Jim D. To begin to tap into these additional levels of assessment, we have to go back to the books and clearly define the goals of the training, and then assess whether measurable results have occurred. training

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. Massively scalable training * Face-to-face is for special occasions * Can we dispense with email? Get on a train Why does learning content seem so much more exciting on an iPad? 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? The Big Question: how to assess informal learning Can self-study be social? Back in business If in doubt, do it yourself

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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Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011

eLearning Weekly

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. Graphic Design. Video Production.

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.

Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training

Upside Learning

The Centre for Performance Development has released the results of their Learning & Skills 2011 survey – which was held both at the event and online. The survey asked people to put blue or orange m&ms in various jars representing the L&D activities they expected to do more or less in 2011. Less classroom training. As classroom training will diminish. SUBJECT.

What does 2011 look like for consultants?

Spark Your Interest

2011 is 1/12th over and thanks to my exalted status as thought leader (!!) for the BQ, I am compelled to write my predictions for 2011. Plus, while most organizations give their managers company owned smartphones, the HR perspective around policy/fairness makes it more challenging.  I thought the concept of using Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) for training at a large hotel  chain was quite a smart idea.  It identified the challenge of multi-platform devices that make it more daunting to create mLearning and while it is electronic it is not online/social. Tony Bates.

Infographic: LinkedIn Bootcamp: Basic Training For The Personal Marketer

Mindflash

With help from the LinkedIn guru himself, Lewis Howes , we have enrolled you in our basic LinkedIn boot camp training to give you the fundamental tools necessary to use the site for all your business and personal marketing needs. Online Training LinkedIn Marketing social media trainingClick image to enlarge).

Stop Trying to Make Training Memorable

Trina Rimmer

They want me to believe that people who are truly top performers have encyclopedic abilities to recall every bit of information learned through training. My training needs more interactive animations and better graphics to be really engaging. The trick to making information stick is to make training more memorable. I don't know about the rest of you, but my memory is shot.

eLearning Hot Topics from 2011

Integrated Learnings

So, it seems fitting that we’d look back at our 2011 posts and create one for this blog. How do these compare with your own eLearning hot topics from 2011? --1-- Storyboarding. The post with the most views in 2011 was Practical Storyboarding – Not Just for Developers. This post suggests that partnering with a subject matter expert (SME) to write dialog for training scenarios results in scenarios that are more robust and realistic than what an instructional designer is likely to create without a SME’s help. What topics did you talk about most in 2011? Cheers!

Training for No Results

The Peformance Improvement

Why do companies continue to deliver corporate-wide employee training in a way that ensures minimal results? Recently, I heard about two examples of national corporate offices requiring that employees in local offices attend their training programs. Unfortunately, this is typical of centralized training programs. That is not necessarily a bad thing.

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Games Article Published in Online Training Magazine

Kapp Notes

James Sharpe discusses what training professionals seem to be most excited about—and most need to think about—in the realm of educational games and simulations while the team from Discovery Learning Inc., Here is a link to an article by Margery Weinstein with an interview from me and great additional pieces and interviews with James Sharpe, senior vice president, Strategic Solutions, PDI Ninth House and Chris Musselwhite, Sue Kennedy, and Sue Probst of Discovery Learning Inc. And simple but quick games like Angry Birds. Check out the entire article here. Games

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April 2011 Monthly Roundup: 7 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training. 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. Learning Creativity and About Creativity From Lego.

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

Upside Learning

Learning Trends 2011. Learning Tools Directory 2011. TechKnowledge 2011: Why Learning Professionals Still Have a Lot to Learn. Read this to know why the learning road for training professionals is still a long one. Online courses are on the rise as firms continue to cut training budgets and the newly redundant update their skill sets. wonder. Know how. 6.

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

Mindflash

We’ve outlined the specific training requirements needed to break into one of these hot markets, whether you’re an entry-level college grad or a recession-weary creative-class type looking to make a career leap – and one that is likely to stick. Donna Wells is the CEO of Mindflash.com , software that provides the best online training for small businesses. percent. The

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Live Training vs. eLearning: Which is Better?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

With one day's work, I had trained hundreds of people. Nevertheless, asynchronous training has some pretty compelling advantages. But the reason I am thinking about all of this today is that I was recently asked how to show that live, classroom training still has an advantage over eLearning. And now I was being asked to justify classroom training. My question for you this week is probably an old, familiar one, but one that comes up in both directions in the training world. Are there different reasons for different kinds of training? by Jennie Ruby.

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.

Microlearning – A Paradigm Shift In The Way We Learn

Upside Learning

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!”. Amidst today’s hectic schedules and tight deadlines, who has the time for training anyway?

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

eLearning 24-7

Award winners for 2011. The 2011 Open Source Commercial System of the Year goes to . However, I had an issue with BlueVolt’s training catalog-classes-resources, which I found some redundancy that was not needed. 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 ManagementInitially I was going to provide a list of all my award winners including web conferening, stand alone mobile learning, etc., Tasks.

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The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Social learning

Rapid Instructional Design for Accelerated Learning

Social Learning

Created in the military during World War II, the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) model has dominated curriculum design for the last 40 years.  It is still taught in universities and by most train-the-trainer firms. RID reduces the development time from months to hours, resulting in reduced training time, a higher level of learner involvement, and better learning. See my web post.

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. As stated in our previous post , the mobile learning “app” has proved its superiority over less compelling mobile web-delivered training materials. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time. mLearning Engagements Expand. Pad/Tablet Use Explodes !

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Happy New Year! (or is it New Year's?)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. New Year's Day is the proper noun naming the day we celebrate the new year. That is why it is always capitalized. New Year's Eve is the night before, when all the partying really takes place. When wishing someone a happy new year, the phrase is capitalized and does not need the possessive apostrophe: Happy New Year! Occasionally, you may be using the phrase as an abbreviated form of the proper name of the day: Will I see you on New Year's? with no fear about the apostrophes!

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

More than pushing training on to a mobile device, designing mobile performance support solutions would be the greatest opportunity. For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. number of these posts can be found at this link. Weaknesses. No more just a buzzword or science fiction. Due to lack of Flash.

My 1-liners from ElNet 2011

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

Online Trainer Training: Engaging the Virtual Learner

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

" That's encouraging news for trainers and training companies looking to offer classes online. Before jumping into the online training world with both feet, consider this: the world is littered with online courses that fail. During this live, 3-hour online training event you will learn how to facilitate online (synchronous) training classes. You will be introduced to the best practices for leading an online training class and the hardware, software and venture capital you will need to get started. trainingWho should attend this class?

Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

Best of Working Smarter Daily , September 1 – 30, 2011. surprising facts about recorded lectures -  Donald Clark Plan B , September 17, 2011. simple tips for setting up online communities -  Jane Hart , September 30, 2011. Refuting Every Point -  Stephen Downes: Half an Hour , September 23, 2011. Thoughts on Conferences: What Makes them Good or Bad? -  Kevin Wheeler , September 10, 2011. Education at a glance: 2011 -  George Siemens , September 14, 2011. Making Sense of the World -  Jay Cross , September 20, 2011. Why E2.0 Just Jay

Four Phases of Learning

Social Learning

In the training world, the optimum number seems to be “four.”  When designing a learning program, training developers put 80% or more effort, money, and time into creating presentation materials. People learn more from experience than they do from presentations and training materials.  How Many Accelerated Learning Phases Are There? There is also a four-phase learning cycle.

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. This is compounded by the fact that a large number of organizations and institutions are opting for new modes of learning as part of their training and development. Read this to know how you can leverage mobile learning for training your global workforce. 9. See you there. But what next?