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#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

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Built-in help desk. Here are #25 to #11 for 2012. 2012 e-learning e-learning vendors education human captial management learning learning management system LMS m-learning mobile learning TinCan learning management systemsWell here it is, the final countdown. Every television show on New Year’s eve, heck anyone in public on New Year’s eve. Unlimited portals. Alerts.

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

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All of these trends saw significant uptake in 2012… and look to continue. 1. Rather than the old system of recording pass/fail data, Tin Can provides trainers with useful information that can help personalize learning. It’s launching at DevLearn 2012. Here is a quick breakdown of the mobile learning trends you need to be watching. The best part? Snack learning”.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] January 2012 January 2-4, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Orlando, California, USA. link] January 3-6, 2012 National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NIToP), 34 th , annual, The TradeWinds Island Grand Hotel, St. link] January 10-13, 2012 Higher Ed Tech Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012. And, I hope our blogs and YouTube channel help too. Question from a client: We’re an organisation of about 1000 people and we don’t have any e-learning. How far behind are we? This is a shame. Additionally, L&D budgets are vulnerable to cuts.

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Want to help someone learn? Have them assume a role.

Kapp Notes

Note: Some of these thoughts are based on a paper by John Rice, a school technology director in Texas. John has spent several years researching instructional gaming and his doctoral dissertation focuses on predictors for student success in educational video games. Assume a Role. role-play that involves speaking to a nurse. The classroom context is artificial.

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How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online

Allison Rossett

And while trails have been forged and markers laid out, human guides are a big help. She has “people” to help her turn her ideas into reality. By 2012, the focus of the SDSU annual symposium on teaching and learning was:  Making Assessment Work for You, Your Course, Your Program and SDSU. They help each other out. Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger. Wedding?

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How We Helped Faculty Move Their Courses Online

Allison Rossett

And while trails have been forged and markers laid out, human guides are a big help. She has “people” to help her turn her ideas into reality. By 2012, the focus of the SDSU annual symposium on teaching and learning was:  Making Assessment Work for You, Your Course, Your Program and SDSU. They help each other out. Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger. Wedding?

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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

From helping stroke patients, senior citizens at healthcare facilities, to fitness to robotics and in education. Kinect technology and gesture free will equally make an appearance in 2012. I am projecting that the number of vendors who enter this space to start slow, but gain steam – at least with some aspect, by the end of 2012. If you had to decide which of the following: AR or Kinect technology will be more widely used in 2012, I’m betting on Kinect technology. This is my major hot trend for 2012. See you back in 2012. Brainstorming?

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Next week, 12-12-12, will be #10 to #1 learning management systems for 2012. New features include m-learning on the iPad with native app (no on/off synch), integrates with Yammer, themes, custom URL, assessment tool, the authoring tool is the key component, help and feedback tab. While their UI is very user friendly, they really haven’t done much in terms of new cool features in 2012. Now in 2012, they overhauled that UI, added some very forward thinking features including digital signatures and are now on the rise. Drum Roll please. #25 Mindflash.com.

The End of the Road for me at Adobe. 2012 and Beyond.

mLearning Revolution

2012 and Beyond? I can’t remember being as excited as I am these days with the new opportunities that lie ahead in 2012. In addition to covering Rapid eLearning Tools, I will also blog about mobile technologies, with emphasis on how these help advance Mobile Learning, for example HTML5, Tablets, the Cloud and Mobile Apps. So that’s it, that’s my plan for 2012.

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In case you missed it – 2012 according to Clive on Learning

Clive on Learning

Before I take a break for Christmas, I thought I'd provide you with this summary of all my posts on Clive on Learning in 2012. 2012: A time for highly connected learning specialists I've marked with asterisks a few posts that were particularly signifiant from my point of view. What specifically is e-learning good for? Life beyond the course What is e-learning good for? June Is e-learning effective? When compliance is not enough * M-learning: What's the big deal? learning and L&D salary data for the UK How much is an authoring tool worth?

Microsoft Surface: Will It Help mLearning?

Upside Learning

Will it help Mobile Learning? I see it making a big push in mobile learning because Microsoft Surface simply makes integration of mobile devices into an existing ecosystem much easier. Yesterday Microsoft finally unveiled its new tablet called Surface. It seems to have made a solid first impression , which is good news for Microsoft given this one represents several firsts for Microsoft.

eLearning & Gamification: The Octalysis Framework

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Judging by the feedback I received on my article  How to Incorporate Gamification Elements , I think the question eLearning developers are facing is not whether to add gamification elements at all, but how to determine which gaming elements will be most helpful to encourage motivation, keep learners interested, and achieve the desired learning outcomes. What is the Octalysis Framework?

Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?

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Crossword puzzles, word searches, and strategy games are popular because people like to solve problems and they like to formulate strategies that can help them build things, achieve, collect, triumph, etc. Digital Game-Based Learning , EduCause, Vol 41, No. 2: [link]. [ii] Kapp, Karl (2012). This is the full text of a “scroll of knowledge” from the Knowledge Guru himself.

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Does Mobile + Social + Games = Learning? Help us find out

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then this game should help you learn…while you also have fun and engage with other people who are doing the same thing as you. How well does a social/mobile/gaming approach work in helping people learn…particularly when no one is pushing them to learn? Yes, we’re all hearing the buzz. The holy grail of learning is shifting to games/gamification, mobile, and social.

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Voting for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 is now open

Jane Hart

teacher, academic, trainer, consultant, developer, practitioner, analyst, etc) and active in the field of (e-)learning, please share your  Top 10 Tools for Learning  to help me build the 2012 Top 100 Tools list. Top Tools 2012This is the 6th annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list I will be compiling based on the contributions of learning professionals worldwide.

To be an effective designer it helps to understand how people learn

Clive on Learning

In the course of my work, I get to meet hundreds of l&d professionals every year, not just the managers, but those who work day in day out designing, developing and delivering courses for their organisations or their clients. Almost without exception I find that they're enthusiastic, intelligent and great fun to work with. Does this matter? certainly believe so. In this case it was 83.

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What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. People love the ability to find short videos to inspire them, help them understand ideas or to acquire new (or remind themselves of old) skills, e.g. how to carry out software tasks. Top Tools 2012Yammer  (on the 2010 list at #20) might be a possibility. 10 -  Wikipedia.

Adobe RoboHelp: Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Help System

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Neil Perlin  has written a well-rounded white paper covering the top mistakes Help authors make when creating a Help System. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Help Authoring RoboHelpAmong the mistakes: Not developing mechanisms to support content consistency. Not developing mechanisms to support format consistency. Not revisiting project design in light of 'environmental' changes. Not planning to test QA (Quality Assurance) and usability. Not planning to create an index   Read more.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2012 November 29-December 1, 2012 International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) Conference in conjunction with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Convention , Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Clayton R. link].

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

Upside Learning

For MobiMOOC 2012 she’s lined up a very impressive faculty to conduct weekly sessions on mobile learning and related topics. quick overview of MobiMOOC 2012. The wide range of free courses will cover topics related to mLearning that will help you in designing mlearning strategy and bringing about its effective implementation. Week 1: 8 – 14 September 2012. TOPIC.

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned! It helps you manage student, teacher databases and all other activities online.

Four Articles & Papers Defining this thing called #Gamification

Kapp Notes

think Figure 1 and Figure 2 in the article are helpful for thinking about gamification vs. other game-like experiences. Does gamification provide an opportunity to help schools solve difficult problems related to motivation and engagement. WARNING–There is not a general consensus among these articles…that’s exactly why I collected these different views. Design Game

Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

Note, for easy reference, all the resources in my daily Picks  are collated monthly on my 2012 Reading List. 1 -  Social networking in online education: It is time to revisit the pedagogy  - Sachin Dua, 25 April – the quote in bold for me says it all! Here is my pick of the resources that I shared on Twitter and in my  Pick of the Day  in April. Pick of the Month

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8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! In 2012 Apple announced the iPhone 5, two new iPads and the new iPad mini; Google unveiled their first tablet, the nexus 7 and later the 10″ version; Amazon gave us three Kindle Fire HD tablets. One final statistic I would like to include here is the fact that as of September 2012, Android alone accounted for 1.3 Samsung S3).

Resolve to Engage Your Learners in 2012

The Learning Circuits

Here are three tips to help you get started; some are borrowed from the field of video games which is an awesome place to look for inspiration for learning and development professionals. Don’t passively hand them content, instead make them do something in 2012. No one wants to watch a movie in which the director yells “Lights, Camera…Multiple Choice Question” We are more excited with movies directed with the words “Lights, Camera, Action.” Multiple choice questions don’t reflect reality. Not the need to choose the best answer out of four choices. Too many courses are too easy.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

What is a PLN? A PLN is “a system of interpersonal connections and resources that support informal learning” (Trust, 2012). Professional Learning Networks help people learn from each other in a self-directed and communal way. Educators typically use PLN tools to ask for help, feedback, and ideas. 2012). Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. Information Aggregation. Groups.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

What is a PLN? A PLN is “a system of interpersonal connections and resources that support informal learning” (Trust, 2012). Professional Learning Networks help people learn from each other in a self-directed and communal way. Educators typically use PLN tools to ask for help, feedback, and ideas. 2012). Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. Information Aggregation. Groups.

How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior

Tony Karrer

As a teacher, this could be a great tool to help figure out where you might want to spend more time. These tie back to points and basically help to motivate daily use. So, they have done some nice things to help first timers get started. In some ways, the broader efforts of Nike with Nike+ helps with longer term perspective. for motivating user action? Khan Academy.

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012

eFront

It’s that time of year again so just in case you haven’t heard: Voting for the Top 100 Tools for Learning closes on 12 noon GMT Sunday 30 Sept 2012. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 will be revealed on Monday 1 Oct 2012. Please share your Top 10 Tools for Learning to help [Jane Hart & C4LPT] build the 2012 Top 100 Tools list. The following is an excerpt from a post published on the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies blog. What is a “learning tool”?  How to vote. Using Facebook – add a comment on t his message on the C4LPT Facebook page.

Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

mLearning Revolution

UPDATE : If you are interested in helping me promote this training, I have created an affiliate program HERE. thank you in advance if you choose to help me promote this event. After delivering my 6Hr Mobile Learning Workshop for companies for a few months, today I’m opening it up for Learning Professionals. Why Register for this Training? Making a business case for mLearning.

Gamification in the Realm of Employee Training

Kapp Notes

If used properly, thinking like a game-designer will help instructional designers and organizations to think through the design elements included in their e-learning or classroom instruction and provide a more realistic and rich approach to all types of training. Interview training developed with the Thinking Worlds Tool. The second key thing gamification does is reduce the barrier of cost.

Your chance to help bring about a step change in adult learning and employability in the UK

Clive on Learning

The closing date for completion is 6 March 2012 Along with Dick Moore, Adrian Perry and Seb Schmoller, I have been commissioned to report to the Ufi Charitable Trust (UCT) on "priorities for interventions by the Trust and others through learning technologies in adult learning and employability in the UK". This followed the Trust's October 2011 announcement of the sale of Ufi Limited. If you're interested in influencing how UCT employs its funds to achieve its mission , perhaps you could contribute to this 10 minute survey.

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7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

mLearning Revolution

If there’s one thing Articulate knows is helping customers design eLearning and it shows in the way they developed Storyline. Amir Elion (@amirelion) May 5, 2012. First, let me start by congratulating everyone who works for Articulate for the launch of Storyline. Undertaking a monumental job such as writing an application like Storyline from the ground up is no easy feat. However if there’s a company that can do it, that is certainly Articulate. have been a fan of Articulate for a long time even as I worked for Adobe on the Captivate and eLearning Suite products. Conclusion.