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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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? 

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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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 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.

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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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.

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.

Infographics and Learning


At least 65 percent of us do, according to research reports! An emerging type of infographic is an ‘instructographic’ – a graphic used to represent step-by-step instructions on how to make something. The following are the skillsets required for developing infographics: Research Skills. “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.” ” ~ Leonardo da Vinci.

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.

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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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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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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Less Tell; More Games and Gamification

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He says this research is shared to “show that games andgame elements can be effective in promoting learning and achieving desired outcomes.Games and gamification are tools that, when applied correctly, result in the desired learning. emerging trends and technologies game based learning gamification Knowledge Guru game-based learning social learning white paperneeded. Not convinced?

Twenty-Five Years Later: Performance Support Adoption by Frank Nguyen

Learning Solutions Magazine

But now research is showing that the time is right, and. here is a preview of some findings that the author will present at Performance Support Symposium 2013. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Management Performance Support Training Strategies Timing is important. Even a brilliant idea, if launched at the wrong time, can take years to gain adoption. and bear fruit.

Once Again, Games Can and Do Teach! by Karl Kapp

Learning Solutions Magazine

Karl Kapp disagrees and offers this counterpoint, including evidence from research showing that games are effective teachers. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Games & Learning Immersive Learning Training Strategies

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Embracing Complexity: Survey Finds Leaders Feel Overwhelmed by News Editor

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complexities, compliance, and legislation, and with the emergence of new technologies. Emerging Topics Learning Research Learning Systems Management An independent survey reveals that over half of global HR leaders feel overwhelmed by organizational. complexity. Executives say they are not fully confident in dealing with increasing decision-making. The effects.

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.

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.

PLN or CoP?

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From a connectivist perspective, PLNs can emerge through our often random and serendipitous connections with others whom we encounter on the Web. Little if any research seems to have been conducted into a comparison between them. But this post is not about money. Nor is it about the morality of social media companies. Are PLNs and CoPs therefore one and the same? Unported License.

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

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Those who presented raised questions around the digital divide, the changing shape of schools, the impact of information and communication technology on learning gain, the ongoing debate about whether schools should filter social media sites, and the use of new and emerging technologies in education. LTT2013 was one of two conferences I was invited to speak at this week. Unported License.

Gamification and eLearning


So what’s emerging is that effective gamification is not about layering goals and rewards on top of content, but rather about “adopting a game-thinking mentality in order to integrate game mechanics into learning in a planned approach. Tech-industry research firm Gartner estimates that by 2014, “some 70% of large companies will use the techniques for at least one business process.

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.

Is all learning social?

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When I'm not talking about learning, I'm reading about it, researching it, thinking about it, and writing about it. One theory that has emerged from the social constructivist school, Activity Theory , suggests that all learning is shaped and motivated by social influences (Engeström et al , 1999). Available online at [link] (Retrieved 19 February, 2013). References Bandura, A.

The past tense of open badges

E-Learning Provocateur

It represents a structured, comprehensive education from – according to broader society – an elite bastion of knowledge and research. The emergence of badges is merely re-roasting the same old chestnut of whether degrees are necessary for the modern workplace. It is true they are uneasy bedfellows. Of course, open badges and college degrees are not mutually exclusive.

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Face-To-Face Training Still Leads the Way

Training Industry

One question I am often asked these days: “Is there any research available on the most effective modality for training programs – like the one our company is planning to launch?” The majority of leaders of technical professionals prefer to self-direct their learning, as learning leaders suggested in the research. The answer is, yes. face-to-face or online).  See Figure 1.)

Why Your Association Should Be Considering Responsive Web Design

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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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Training & Social Media: Fitting Into the Modern Marketing Mix

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

billion users in March of 2013. Potential customers can and are researching and learning about products and services online and within their ever-growing trusted social network. There is a need for a new model that can accommodate the new online world that is emerging in front of our eyes. by Rosie Hausler. Marketing's role is becoming more complex. Social Media training