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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. Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. 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. Learning apps. Video galore.

Learning by coincidence on Twitter

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

(cartoon via Rob Speekenbrink ) I get involved in lots of discussions whether Twitter - is learning (or nonsense). Often I answer that you definitely learn through twittering because you can link through to blogposts, articles etc. From a social learning point of view, Twitter is an important medium in which people converse, and build relationships. learning twitter

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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Twitter: Le triple filtre

Learning with e's

I've been discussing the merits of Twitter as a professional social network recently in conversation with colleagues. One of the regular objections to using Twitter professionally is that there is too great a noise-to-signal ratio. But they should also realise that Twitter can actually save them time if used in an appropriate manner. Happy Twittering! don't blame them.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting take a journey down our blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2011. We have pulled these up based on social signals (views, comments, twitter and more). So without much ado, here are Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2011 from our blog as determined by you, our readers. Read them. Reflect on them. Debate them. Enjoy them! March.

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. Social learning is still a fuzzy concept.  It’s hard to claim expertise in this area.  It isn’t simply a matter of slapping a blog up or creating a twitter hashtag to gather class discussion.  It is important that consultants treat technology as a tool, and recognize that the secret is to figure out how to engage learners in the use of it and create context. Others have put together a ton of great predictions already.

Twitter: it's still about the connections

Learning with e's

The current consensus is that Twitter is for oldies, and that younger people (particularly those under 30) don't tend to use it. Whilst we must avoid sweeping statements, and accept that some young people do actually use Twitter on a regular basis, some recent polls such as the Pearson and Babson Survey have suggested that only 2% of teachers have used it to communicate with their students.

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. From a behaviourism point of view, twitter might not be very relevant as a means for learning. However, from a social-constructist view you might see a twitter network building relations. In that case twitter is very important. Within this thought stream twitter is more interesting.

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.

Learning Tools Directory 2011

Jane Hart

Many have become much more social, e.g. with links to Twitter, Facebook or using their own social features. Take a look at the 2011 Learning Tools Directory here …  and if you want to recommend any tool/s, just add them in the Comments of the relevant page/s and I’ll add them in. I’ve just spent the last few days overhauling the Learning  Tools Directory. Tools

Unearthing Diamonds in Twitter

Social Learning

First, I have to confess that I am not a Twitter pro. It was only about six months ago that I set up a “business” Twitter account, and I have only a few tweets and followers to my name. My monthly Twitter stats are embarrasing, at best. I’ve had several conversations with colleagues about Twitter that end in “I just don’t get it.”

Twitter reflections – a year later

Spark Your Interest

It was about a year ago that I started seriously using Twitter.  At first it made me feel dumb and as I’m hanging out with HR folks at the BCHRMA conference , tweeting it up, I am hearing people who were in the same place that I was at first. Well, after a year of solid Twitter use, here’s what I’ve noticed: To get professional value from Twitter, you have to follow people who tweet good stuff, it ain’t about friends, which is something that you have to get over.  It is the opposite of Facebook, but people lump them together as “social networking&#.

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 !

Twitter’s Impact on Your Brain-Same as Bilingualism

Kapp Notes

This is much like what people do when they’re updating their Twitter status, instant-messaging friends, or answering text messages and emails while they’re doing something else. Studies on infant brains have shown that knowledge retention is only possible when accompanied with personal interaction or activity, but this becomes even more important as people get older. Adults must be socially stimulated to learn, which is why language retention is usually only successful for adults when they are immersed with other language-speakers. social media

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. From Making Scenarios Realistic to 5 Ways to Tell Stories in eLearning , several 2011 posts talked about how to design eLearning with scenarios and stories as well as the benefits of doing so. What topics did you talk about most in 2011? I enjoy “year in review” type articles. Happy New Year!

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives.  Twitter gets a bad rap. 

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

We also see it in twitter (see Twitter for Learning ). While Twitter is asynchronous, it's not easily used as other kinds of tools for discussion. It's a bit like Quora but more focused on conversation as compared to Q&A and it allows real-time conversation a bit like twitter. Particularly we focused on the implications of TalkWheel, Quora and Namesake.

1000 eLearning Twitter Users Who Will Follow You Back

eFront

Recently I realized that several people that use Twitter and are involved in the e-Learning industry want to follow professionals with the above criteria. I love to tweet about topics such as e-Learning, educational technologies, instructional design, open source software, learning management systems, distance education. The most of the times I follow them back.

Create Your Own Twitter-Powered Personal Learning Network

Mindflash

Then it occurred to me, “Why not post a question on Twitter and see if anyone has any ideas?&# Many avid Twitter users use this approach, and many refer to it as tapping into their  personal learning network , but perhaps something else is going on here. Twitter is becoming a  tool for personal development. The first reason is that Twitter is “real-time.&#

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. 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 Jay

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Top 5 things I hope not to hear in 2011

E-Learning Provocateur

Dear Twitter. Twitter isn’t the Batcomputer. netiquette 2011 Facebook learning styles LinkedIn PowerPoint TwitterThe title of this article is self explanatory, so here goes… 1. Death by PowerPoint. If you mean “death by bullet point&# then say that instead. PowerPoint is just a tool. poor tradesman blames his tools. 2. I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. …if we’ve never met. LinkedIn even tells you “Invitations should only be sent to people you know personally&#. Take the hint. 3. We get it. Sheesh!

The College Tour Right of Passage–Done Virtually

Kapp Notes

Franklin, OH  April 04, 2011  –  Designing Digitally, Inc. , a full-service interactive design company and developer of “ 3D Virtual Campus Tours ,” recently completed and launched a 3D virtual campus tour for The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) utilizing the award-winning Unity development platform for games and interactive 3D. Twitter: [link]. Designing Digitally, Inc.

eFront Best Open Source Solution Announced as Honoree for Best of ELearning! 2011

eFront

2011 Awards. 2011 winners will be announced at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo on September 28th, 2011. Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Connect with us on LinkedIn Visit our Blog. best open source solution eFront LMS efront the best alternative to moodle eFront Best Open Source Solution Features Honoree for Best of ELearning 2011ELearning! Media Group announces eFront as a finalist for the Best of ELearning! As the only reader’s choice awards in the eLearning industry, The Best of ELearning! If you are satisfied with you current LMS.

App Fusion: 30 Twitter Apps for the Learning Pro by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

Twitter is no longer a solution looking for a problem. list of apps that will improve your Twitter experience! Users find more uses for this microblogging service. every day through apps, and that includes uses for personal and organizational learning. Here is a handy. Design Strategies Development Strategies Getting Started Management Strategies Social Media Tools

eLearning Learning Launches New Features

Tony Karrer

For example as I'm writing this, I see a couple of great posts right up top: PowerPoint 2010: Animating a Venn Diagram 4Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking and Creativity Five days to better e-learning Best is decided by the system based on social signals - that's clicks, views, twitter, delicious, and other kinds of inputs that tell us what people are doing with the content.

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. Blog this!

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

by Andrea on April 15, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , Training Development , blended learning , eLearning , social learning Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a keynote speech by Dr. John Medina on his book Brain Rules at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2011 conference.  We All Did. The rules really come down to common sense. What did you do?

Twitter as a learning tool for surgeons

Jane Hart

For those of you who didn’t see the episode of Grey’s Anatomy that showed the use of Twitter as a learning tool for surgeons, here are some clips on YouTube. Doctor Bailey introduces Twitter as a learning tool to broadcast surgeries over the internet. TwitterThe chief on the other hand, is not very happy about [.].

Old vs New Ways of Thinking About…

Kapp Notes

Twitter, Facebook). Looking at the difference between old and new ways of thinking about knowledge, information, learning, video games and other critical concepts. Perception of…. Knowledge. Structured. Books, Memos, SOPs). Unstructured. (IM, Blog, email). Organizational Structure. Hierarchical Team-based Structure. Level Playing Field, Equality. Communication Channels. Formal. Face-to-Face, Phone Calls). Informal. Software Applications. Interface and Information are Separate. Information is the Interface. Career Advancement. Patient Ascent. Horizontal, Forward, Backward, Not Linear.

The A to Z of learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Simply follow the #azlearninggame trend on Twitter and chip in the next answer. pedagogy A to Z game learning prefixes TwitterIt all started with a tweet by Anne Bartlett-Bragg ( @AnneBB ) observing an instance of the term s-learning representing social learning. Then Anne suggested we play an alphabet learning game, and she proposed the first term: a-learning is awful learning?

Tools of the trade

Learning with e's

The first, the Staffroom is quite public, calling on high levels of communication and high profile, and involves the use of microblogging tools such as Twitter. blog wiki RSS personal learning Twitter PLN Joyce SeitzingerI was quite impressed by Joyce Seitzinger's Professional Learning Environment (PLN) model that she presented at Deakin University in Melbourne this week.

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Notes from Adobe Learning Summit 2011

Learning Developments

You can also read play-by-play tweets from the folks who are a part of the twitter-verse. I'm back in my hotel room after a long day at the Adobe Learning Summit. Adobe is doing a lot of good things with e-Learning and those things were on display today in Orlando. I've decided to summarize some of my notes I took at the conference today. Video and Audio in Adobe eLearning Suite 2. Rick Zanotti of RELATE corporation presented on best practices for video and audio in Captivate. Use Soundbooth for batch edits. Creating Mobile Content with Adobe Captivate 5 for Android Devices.

Hoodies, iPads & a Meetup: Getting Excited for ASTD 2011

OpenSesame

plan to sneak away from the OpenSesame booth and into the sessions to learn about innovative projects and ideas from presenters like Jane Bozarth, Matt Murdoch and Treion Muller. I’m also looking forward to seeing new and old Twitter friends like Shannon Tipton , Jenna Papakalos and Cammy Bean. Events Good Times

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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated. Augmented reality style: people see in real time the brainstorming ideas, they are transformed into a visual design based on the app, people communicate with Twitter or a built in micro blog, voting is possible and final ideas are vetted. will admit it is one of the most disappointing features that failed to deliver in 2011. People who use Facebook and Twitter prefer those over your own FB like page and micro blog. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. Brainstorming?