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2013 Corporate Learning Trends: Where Are We Now? (White Paper)

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The white paper focused on 7 trends we expect to see grow in 2013 and beyond. Based on what we’ve seen through industry conferences (ASTD ICE 2013, Training 2013 anyone?), recent client work and the latest eLearning Guild research reports, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities remains on track with most of its predictions. The contrast is fascinating.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 2-6, 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and Asia Pacific Educational Research Association Conference , University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. link] December 3-5, 2012 mHealth Summit: Technology, Business, Research and Policy , Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC, USA. link] January 6, 2013 Search Marketing SMX , Jerusalem, Israel.

The best elearning reads of 2013


Research in the digital age, it’s more than finding information , Scientific American. The Emerging Collaborative & Sharing Mentalities of the Millenial Generation , P2P Foundation’s Blog. The Top 10 Workplace Trends Of 2013, Dan Schawbel , Forbes. It’s the end of an era – enter the knowledgeable networker , John Kotter, Forbes. Social media at work.

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Learning and Working on the Web

Our individual sense-making can be shared, and from it can emerge better organizational knowledge. Research shows that work teams that need to share complex knowledge need tighter social bonds. “The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” ” - Thierry de Baillon. ” Knowledge. Seek : Sense : Share.

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20 strategies for learner interactions in mobile #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

Let's be honest, we all LOVE research *grin*, or facts, or lists, or useful practices. In my latest research I focused on the impact of mobile access on learner interactions in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The research was done to get my Master in Education at Athabasca University. 2013). Allow networks to emerge. or practical strategies for that matter.

Technology Evaluation Checklist for Learning Professionals (Free Download)

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You need to match hot technologies to your needs, efforts, or emerging issues. Start researching pricing options and sign up for free trials if possible. Name: Email: Company: Emerging Technology learning tools New Technology technology We are living in the digital revolution and, much like the industrial revolution, progress is truly exponential. Why do we have a checklist?

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013


Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. Each of the market research reports that we analyzed highlights the impact that these key trends are going to create in the e-learning space. Most of the market research reports portray a very positive picture for e-learning.

Learning wrap up, last post of Gregorian Calendar 2013

Ignatia Webs

Social media 2013 With selfies being shared and produced at an ever increasing rate, social media is now fully absorbed in marketing. In many countries and on a variety of levels education faces severe budget costs (hitting teachers in Europe , special education in the USA , institutional education in UK , and educational research also being brought to the slaughter house).

eLearning Guild Research: Why Failing (While Learning) Is Good by Patti Shank

Learning Solutions Magazine

The eLearning Guild’s latest research report. Emerging Topics Games & Learning Training Strategies “Freedom to fail” is a critical gaming feature that players leverage in order to improve their achievement. the various goals within a game. The “do-over” provides motivation and rewards engagement, and that. one more reason why game learning can be so powerful. Here’s an introduction.

MOOC completion and drop-out rates

Ignatia Webs

There are many reasons for this (she researches for non-US institute, while looking at US xMOOCs so outside the universities providing the courses, privacy issues, platform difficulties,). cross-continental research project would be wonderful, a bit like CERN and the Large Hydran Collidor, universities from the world collaborating for the good of all! is another research all together.

Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC]


Some platforms make this easier than others, so make sure you do ample research as you select the best one for your situation. In fact, it seems like every day there are new tools emerging to make the sharing of information easier and more user-friendly. Enter the “Guide to Online Course Design” infographic by MindFlash. Wikis. Group Pages (Google). Discussion Boards.

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Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?

Ignatia Webs

If you want to you can join us at 11.45 on Tuesday 10 September 2013 in session 342, right after the keynotes. Due to these new technologies and emerging formats, education is forced into a process of transformation. education technology economic crisis critical research mooc future of education For a full time schedule, look here. However, this term gathers many factors.

50 Best eLearning Posts Of 2012

Upside Learning

We hope you have had a good start to 2013. New Mobile Learning Research. Learning Management System. 4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS. Happy 2013 everyone! We are going to make it even better! We have compiled the 50 best eLearning posts of 2012 from our blog. It’s a chance for you to catch up on some interesting stuff you might have missed the last year. Mobile Learning.

Free #mobile toolkit and link to the FRAME mLearning model

Ignatia Webs

Emerging Practice in a Digital Age (Mobile Learning Info Kit) (pp. mobile mLearning research mobile learning eLearning The University of Leicester has been looking at a framework for mobile learning to fit their learning with iPads in university project called PLACES. 2011). 1-65). Retrieved from [link] (Or: ) Koole, M.

Wearable Computing Technology In Learning

Upside Learning

As more and more such devices and broadly platforms emerge on the market, they will provide a developer options just as the mobile operating systems do today. In addition to seeing technology companies attempting to make a market of these technologies, there is also significant research emerging from academia around this area, couple of interesting papers -. Rauch). FREE eBook.

8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Here is  more research  done about the effectiveness of scenarios.). Present an emergency situation and have the user click on the steps to do CPR. Scenarios are a great way to make online training more engaging. They help participants learn at a deeper level. Basically, scenarios turn information into practical application. Why Use Scenarios? Elements of Effective Scenarios.

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Karl Kapp’s New Gamification Fieldbook for Learning Professionals

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I was a regular on the L&D conference circuit in 2013, starting at DevLearn in October 2012 (when I first met Karl Kapp) and continuing onwards to DevLearn 2013. Besides professional development for our team, we attended these conferences to bring Knowledge Guru , the first learning game engine tied to research-based learning principles, to market. Where do we start?

Top 7 Custom eLearning Articles on our Blog in 2013

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Our goal is to educate and inform, and to that end we invest considerable time creating and researching content that the learning and development community will find useful. That’s because we started a second blog in 2013 on , solely dedicated to using games for learning. Why do we all love ‘best of’ posts so much at the end of the year? 

The future of learning management

E-Learning Provocateur

Despite the Big Brother message pushed by the film, it prompted me to recognise an emerging opportunity for Tin Can if it were to re-align its focus on assessment and exploit the Internet of Things. The Consortium for the Barcode of Life – based at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, no less – is currently researching DNA barcoding.

The Question Of Why (Not) eLearning On iPads Or Tablets?

Upside Learning

2012 saw the re-emergence of ‘Mobile learning’ or ‘mLearning’ as “new” (ok, not really new) buzzwords in L&D and Training circles around the world. Upside Learning has supported research bodies like ASTD (Mobile Learning: Delivering Learning In A Connected World) and Towards Maturity ( Mobile Learning at Work ) to bring out independent research reports on mobile learning.

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Wrapup from HR Technology Conference 2013 and SuccessConnect

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today only Oracle and SAP are close to fulfilling on this, but interestingly 12% of buyers (according to Lexy Martin's research ) want Workday to fill this gap - so the writing is on the wall: standalone talent management systems are slowly being collapsed into HRMS vendor platforms. These are the types of innovation which keep corporate training relevant as new technologies emerge. We've just published a detailed research report on SAP-SuccessFactors integration and the scenarios and solutions are well along. Innovation continues. The big players get bigger.

My review of #LearningLive 2013 Day 2

Tayloring it

As mentioned in a  previous blog post , I’m participating in Learning Live 2013. How a more collaborative learning culture is emerging. He’ll share his background thinking, hints and tips to obtain that critical ‘buy in’ from stakeholders and the research to back up his campaign approach along with those all important ‘lessons learnt’; AKA the bits that Craig got wrong!

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Open presentations on MOOCs and MOOC Research Initiative

George Siemens

As part of the MOOC Research Initiative , I’m organizing two open events this coming week: Oct 22, 11 am Mountain Time (see conversions ): An Overview of the MOOC Research Initiative: The project, literature, and landscape. This presentation will provide a timeline of the development of the MOOC Research Initiative, its goals, the review and selection process, and lessons learned. I’ll also provide early results from structured mapping of research literature, research methodologies, and parent disciplines of researchers.

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The Gamification of Sales Force Training by Karl Kapp

Learning Solutions Magazine

Emerging Topics Games & Learning Learning Research Training Strategies One of the struggles learning and development organizations have is keeping their sales forces up-to-date. on new products and new product functionality. However, continually bombarding a sales force with online. or stand-up courses can become burdensome. Here’s how Scott Thomas, director of product enablement.

#MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good

Ignatia Webs

As such group dynamics, mass dynamics, come into place and should indeed be researched in the light of MOOC's. Semantic learning algorithms: like mini google search offerings based on keywords, or field interests that emerge from learner posts. But my heart really goes out to Fatimah Wirth, for she dared to test new approaches but. you sure got all of our minds going, including mine.

The future of learning management

E-Learning Provocateur

Despite the Big Brother message pushed by the film, it prompted me to recognise an emerging opportunity for Tin Can if it were to re-align its focus on assessment and exploit the Internet of Things. The Consortium for the Barcode of Life – based at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, no less – is currently researching DNA barcoding.

Making an Emergency Plan with Snagit

Visual Lounge

We had a brush with tornadoes ourselves earlier this week, and, as crazy storms continue to rock the nation, we’ve taken it as a reminder to work on revising our own emergency plans here at TechSmith HQ. Taking the time to research warning signs and preparation tips for everything from earthquakes to pandemics , and keeping yourself informed gives you a huge advantage. The Plan.

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As Office Technology Emerges, Admins Left to Train Themselves

CLO Magazine

Millions of office professionals receive 10 hours or fewer of training on mobile and cloud technology each year, new research suggests. — April 19 Administrative staff isn''t being given the training they need to use evolving mobile and cloud technologies, new research suggests. A new infographic, with data drawn from IAAP and other sources, showed that while more companies are using mobile devices and cloud apps, about six million office professionals in North America alone get 10 hours or fewer of training every year provided by their employers. Kansas City, Mo.

Exploring #seamless learning for #MOOC and #mobile

Ignatia Webs

As this discipline merges the technological and human challenges faced by the emerging new technologies of the last decade (mobile learning, social media, MOOCs, etc.), it is becoming clear that the ultimate learning environment will have to provide a smooth learner experience, with options to both consume and create content. The full feature article can be read here.

The Future of Learning: School in the Cloud #SOLE

Dont Waste Your Time

” “We need to look at learning as the product of educational self-organisation – if you allow the educational organisers to self-organise then learning emerges. eLearning Research Video Cloud Computing Digital Learning EdTech Internet Learning Portal Social Learning SOLE Sugata Mitra Technology TEDHave you heard of the Hole in the Wall from Sugata Mitra ( @Sugatam )?

MOOCs and Emerging Educational Models: Policy, Practice, and Learning

George Siemens

We are now less than two weeks away from our MOOCs and Emerging Educational Models: Policy, Practice, and Learning conference. The conference will showcase successful grantees from the MOOC Research Initiative, as well as numerous panels addressing challenges around planning, designing, and running MOOCs. Registration is still open. The full schedule is now available

#MOOCs change education, but jobs decline in a knowledge era

Ignatia Webs

and Daphne puts everything out there very clear and with research based evidence + MOOC stat examples. Success stories emerge from MOOCs, with witnesses indicating how following MOOCs has changed their professional and personal lives (which is true and it makes me enthusiastic). at the beginning it is always the utopians versus the sceptics, but in the end. in quantity.

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The Unstoppable Force of M-Learning


Accompanying the increase in mobile technology is the emergence of mobile apps. Useful educational apps are emerging  daily. If you’re interested in more research on educational apps, specifically how they can be used for children, visit Mobile learning (also referred to as  mlearning ) is a relatively new “sub-niche” to elearning.

The Gamification of mLearning (Part 3 of 3) by Karl Kapp

Learning Solutions Magazine

Emerging Topics Games & Learning Learning Research Training Strategies Cricket Communications was seeking improved and more innovative ways to reach the sales professionals. working in its retail locations by introducing mobile-enabled learning games to their existing platform. is the story of their highly successful gamification initiative!

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Reading: “Online learning in the workplace”

Dont Waste Your Time

Since then we have seen the emergence of self-publishing through Blogs and the rise of the collaborative environment of Wikis. Reading: "Learning from the Learners' Experience" eLearning Blended Learning Blog Blogging Discussion Board Distance Learning eJournal Learning Technologist Online Course Research Wikiworld. If they don’t, what good are they? 2012). link].

Why Your Association Should Be Considering Responsive Web Design

Association eLearning

Already, more than one in three American adults own a tablet device, according to the Pew Research Center. But recently, a third option has emerged: Responsive design, an approach that aims to create websites that work and look great on any sized device, whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Are you reading this on a tablet? The answer is probably yes. Tweet This!

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Colorful Consulting: Lessons from Larry

Allison Rossett

Just when I think I am ready to let the gray emerge, I pass a mirror and recognize my grandmother out of the corner of my eye. He asked questions I couldn’t answer, leaving the door open for me to do some research on my own. Today I learned about consulting from a surprising source. It began at lunch yesterday, when my usually positive pal Ellie remarked that my hair wasn’t looking so great. think the word she used was listless. The cut was fine. But she wondered about the color. What was up with the color? What was that? It looked nasty. It remains a problem. This one cuts.