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A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

Mobile Learning. Sadly though many still are in the dark on true mobile learning – i.e. not accessing their platform via a mobile web browser. Despite overall consumer demand (not just within e-learning) for tablets, and numbers showing that tablets are outselling notebooks, e-learning vendors as whole are sitting back and waiting. eLogic Learning. On Fire.

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#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

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Your friends days before your big 30-40-50-60, heck even your wedding – again, is this really necessary? #10 eLogic Learning - Essential LMS. TinCan support with mobile learning, however no on/off synch. Mobile learning support, but no TinCan nor on/off synch. Jam – which is their social learning and collaboration tool. Learning, but no on/off synch.

#SLCONF 2012–Social Learning in action

Lars is Learning

Last Thursday I attended the #SLCONF Social Learning Conference in London. It largely practiced what it preached – in that it proved to be a highly social discussion and effective forum for sharing ideas and experiences with an experienced group of professionals and practitioners. social networking social media social learning mobile learning #SLCONF motivationGood use was made of alternative formats and seeding conversation between groups. think the fact that this was a.

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What is social learning?

eFront

Social learning’ has been the elearning buzzword du jour for a couple of years now and people often ask us exactly what social learning is. think Marcia Conner captures it perfectly in her definition as follows: Social learning is learning that takes place through social interaction between peers and it may or may not lead to a change in attitudes and/or behavior.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

corporate Learning & Development inside out. employee learning challenge is ensuring that what is taught is actually understood and. In the next 12 to 24 months, many businesses plan to increase their spending on learning. corporate Learning & Development. Microlearning is a technique of delivering learning content in short, bite-sized bursts (from. learning path.

2012 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning Report

Dont Waste Your Time

If you’re involved in any way with Learning Technology or Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) then you ought to spend some time looking through this report – at 149 pages it’s a lot to take in, it does have a very useful summary if you want the best bits. Related posts: HEFCE: Technology-enhanced learning.

Defining Social Learning

Marcia Conner

Two years after we published The New Social Learning , I still hear people say “there is no definition” or worse yet, defining it in truly silly ways. How do you define social learning? define social learning as participating with others to make sense of new ideas. What isn’t social learning? Social learning is new. 2.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. For the mobile learning space – it is a necessity. If you are still a huge fan of ILT or believe a blended learning approach is necessary, why stick only to PowerPoint, handouts and long talks? Social Learning. Boring.

6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

Since it’s still January and people are blogging about trends or predictions for the new year, I thought I’d share some areas I believe Rapid eLearning Vendors should focus on in 2012 in order to stay ahead of the curve or worse, have a small startup eat their lunch. 1. happen to think this is the future of how we will learn about new software and acquire it from here on out.

Social Learning: what actually is it?

Jane Hart

Following my last post  Social Learning: Are you starting from the right place , I was asked to explain what “social learning” actually is in an organizational context. If you haven’t yet come across  The New Social Learning  book (by Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham), this is a must-read. Companies that fail to learn will wither and die.

Top 50 Articles of 2012

Jane Hart

However, this year,  I’ve decided to keep the list to just 50 – that is the 50 articles I enjoyed most from my  2012 Reading List. Social learningFor the last 4 years I have produced a Top 100 articles of the year list. Once again I’ve created a Wordle to visualize the key themes emerging from the titles of the 50 articles.

State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

For the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform. Back in the early 2000′s, LMSs often had content mgt features built within their system, but called themselves learning management systems. Peer Review, Chat, Collaborative Learning – 68.5%.

Connecting Social Learning to e-Learning

JPL Learning

Social media continues to grow worldwide. As learning consultants, we need to take a tip from the social media craze, and determine ways to leverage it in our online courses. One way to do this is by using social media as a tool to supplement collaboration online. Group collaboration has aided in the success of classroom learning for a long time. However, with the introduction of online learning, not all the instructional strategies that apply to the classroom are as effective in the online environment. Social Learning

Social Learning, Strategically

Clark Quinn

Increasingly, as I look around, I see folks addressing learning technology tactics; they’ll make a mobile app, they’ll try out a simulation game, they’ll put in a portal. However, in the longer term, you want to start doing so strategically. I’ll use social media as an example. Talking with my ITA colleague Jay Cross at lunch the other day, it occurred to me that I was seeing the same pattern with social media that I see elsewhere. “We’ve put in a social media system to use around our formal learning.” social strateg

10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of social media for learning)

Jane Hart

Yesterday I listened into the #lscon Twitter stream for Learning Solutions conference in Orlando, Florida. There was some discussion about social learning, so I tweeted a few thoughts myself. I’ve been asked to repeat them in a blog post here, so here are some of my tweets plus a few more points. Social learning is the lifeblood of all businesses. Social learnin

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big believer in the natural learning that occurs through social interactions. also think it’s wonderful that our profession is starting to focus more on the learning that naturally takes place within the day-to-day activity of the workplace.

This Week on #TalkTech: iBooks Author, “Learnist” Social Learning Platform, and Downsides of BYOD Programs

Bottom-Line Performance

iBooks Author, Learnist (and social learning platforms in general), and the downsides of BYOD are on deck for today’s #TalkTech. Join us at 3 pm EST on Twitter to learn how iBooks Author can replace “click next” eLearning, social learning platforms like Learnist can be used for organizational learning, and weighing the pros and cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs. Articles:  7 Reasons to Learn Apple iBooks Author Now – THE Journal. Social LearningThings might get a little rowdy.

#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 I disagree on some fronts about their e-learning approach to WBT – can we say linear – they still possess all that is edgy with e-learning and especially with the new genres and sub-genres. . #24 Litmos. Video learning platforms. Learning 24/7.

Exploring social learning with Ben Betts

Clive on Learning

This week I got to have a go with Curatr 2 , the just-released, latest version of what has to be one of the most interesting learning platforms on the market, one that I would love to use within the context of a real learning intervention. In going through the demo, one of the objects I explored was a video of Ben Betts talking about social learning. In this video, Ben made the claim that "People build knowledge for themselves in a social situation." Sure, the social component is important but many people learn quite happily on their own.

Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. If you want to read further articles you will find many more that I have saved in my 2012 Reading List. 1 -  Through the 70-20-10 looking glass , Charles Jennings, ITA, 29 December 2012. … Informal learning and social learning are no doubt stealing the tarts.

PKM is our part of the social learning contract

Jane Hart

Yesterday, Harold Jarche shared the image on the right, in his post To learn, we must do. Whereas most people are concerning themselves with the new social and collaboration technologies, or how to get people to collaborate, for me the key to successful social learning is how the individual engages in his/her networks and contributes what s/he has learned or is learning along the way.

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Did Cavemen Use Social Learning?

Living in Learning

sorry] the first social learning moment and the true application of learning. What mattered about learning was reduced to its simplest form - what could you DO with whatever you learned. Rants & Ramblings Social Learning Sustained Capability Learning @ the Point of Work Learning impact LinkedIn social learningThe discovery of fire sparked [.sorry] Two knuckleheads, Igg Nyte and Puut Emowt, made the discovery on a Thursday many years ago. Maybe we need a little more simplicity in our search for effectiveness.

Three Simple Ways to Get Started with Social Learning

Mindflash

Social learning a lot of us hear a lot these days — we know, vaguely, what it is, and we know that it’s happening, whether we like it or not, every day. And yet the vast majority of our money and energy goes toward formal training programs, not these social, off-the-cuff initiatives. What is Social Learning, Again? That’s social learning.

Social Media in 2012: Month by Month

Jane Hart

This infographic takes a look at what happened in social media in 2012, from The SEO Company. The State of Social Media 2012 by The SEO Company. Social learning

Introducing the Social Learning Centre

Jane Hart

I’d like to introduce you to my latest venture, which I’ve  been working on over the last few weeks with a number of early users: the Social Learning Centre. The  Social Learning Centre  is the place where learning professionals can find out more about the use of social media for learning, as well as exchange thoughts and ideas with their peers and leading practitioners and thought leaders around the world. Social learningBecome … Read the rest.

Social Learning using Twitter

Adobe Captivate

As E-learning course authors you would have wished to help your students when they are stuck instantly and your students could also collaborate among themselves  real time more like a classroom setup which results in effective learning. This real time collaboration is now possible using Adobe Captivate Course Companion widget which is now extend to support this. There [.]. Extending Captivate Whats new Adobe Course Companion Learner Analytics Learner Engagement Twitter colloboration

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. What specifically is e-learning good for? Life beyond the course What is e-learning good for? June Is e-learning effective? goalgetter - assisting the transfer of learning European survey shows growth in coaching and blended learning Will e-learning put me out of a job? * Why is e-learning so unpopular? * May What's the point in competency frameworks? 2012: A time for highly connected learning specialists

Recapping a Smashing 2012!

ZaidLearn

Alhamdulillah, 2012 was an exciting year with many inspiring learning adventures and memories ! For those of you who missed some of them, or are new to ZaidLearn, here is a compilation of the learning adventures and ideas explored in 2012. IMU WEBINAR SERIES The IMU Webinar Learning Series was conceptualized late 2011 and launched early 2012. Focus area?

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IMU-LS-08: Social Learning Revolution (Jane Hart)

ZaidLearn

If you are looking for an expert on social learning tools and how they are being applied for learning in the workplace, she is THE ONE ! In short, this webinar session should be unmissable for anyone embracing the future of learning, especially collaborative and social learning. Speaker: Jane Hart is an independent consultant, speaker and writer.

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Social Learning: Answers to 8 Crucial Questions

Stoatly Different

I’ve got an odd relationship with the notion of social learning. Whilst I’m often at pains to remind people that social learning is nothing new, I’m acutely aware that the term is today a much broader one than it has been in years gone by. Trouble is we didn’t phrase it ‘collaborative’ we called it social.

Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

But where does this leave the learning and development department? Much maligned after years of instructor led training, powerpoint presentations, and “click next” eLearning courses, it’s time for Learning and Development to step up. The same paradigm shift is happening in learning. Learning Design Social Learning community manager social learning Training

From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration

Jane Hart

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I’ve changed this blog’s title from “Learning in the Social Workplace” to “Workforce Collaboration” Why? Well, to try and avoid the “learning” word or at least the term “social learning”! Despite the fact that numerous studies have shown that most workplace learning takes place outside training - the term “learning” is for many people still synonymous with training. Collaboration Social learningLet me explain.

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Social Learning

I really enjoy following the learning frontier, reading about and analyzing the latest developments in learning tools and methodologies.  My last two blog posts were reactions to augmented reality, a concept that was thought up decades ago, coined in the 90s, and only starting to crawl into everyday life.  The post Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Competition Finalist 3: Social Learning Applied

eFront

Social Learning. Social Learning is one of the four trending topics in the e-Learning industry right now (others being Mobile, Gamification and Bit-Size eLearning). Sure, these are buzzwords also, but the truth is that these three are easily digestible when it comes to thinking applications to learning processes and e-learning technologies. And how?

What Kept Training Managers Awake in 2012?

Learn and Lead

So what kept training managers awake during 2012? What I didn't find in my conversations with them: Elearning, Blended Learning : Perhaps I was talking to “Training Managers”, perhaps most companies I spoke with were large and already have elearning libraries, I am not sure why but I didn’t find elearning as a strategic initiative while speaking with training managers. Most want it, or have it, but it was not clear to me how it was being used as a key initiative to drive down costs in the overall learning strategy. Social Learning : Still too early for this.

What is a Learning Technologist (part 8)?

Dont Waste Your Time

2012 has been a challenging and adventurous year for me and I planned to round it off with another post in my series of “What is a Learning Technologist” articles (this is number 8 – read the others from the list here ). These are: Curiosity – Learning Technologists have a “spirit of curiosity [that] permeates their working life. part 3).

Social Learning: Are you starting from the right place?

Jane Hart

When I hear people ask for advice about how to “do” or “implement” social learning it reminds me of this Irish joke. To get to Social Learning, you have to start from a different place (and a different mindset) than Training – with its inherent need to try organise and manage everything everyone “learns” in the organisation.

What Does “Social Learning” Actually Mean?

LearnDash

Today there has been much emphasis on social learning – but like any new and hot trend, it can become easy for the concept to lose its meaning. mean, what exactly is social learning… can it be consistently defined? The question of defining social learning came to me today when I was in a conversation with someone who emailed me regarding the WPLMS project.

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Social Learning

I really enjoy following the learning frontier, reading about and analyzing the latest developments in learning tools and methodologies.  My last two blog posts were reactions to augmented reality , a concept that was thought up decades ago, coined in the 90s, and only starting to crawl into everyday life.  Learnist describes itself as a tool for “people helping other people learn