Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014
AUGUST 26, 2014
Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. read on my smartphone much more in the past, and Feedly’s mobile app fits in my workflow. Even when I’m sporadic in posting, WordPress is a great tool for personal reflection. Personal Learning. WordPress is my blog host.
Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014
JANUARY 18, 2014
The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. Mobile Learning. We believe that 2014 will see more powerful changes, owing to the maturing and convergence of some of these technologies. If 2013 was a year of ‘contemplations’, 2014 will be a year of ‘decisions’! Learning Forecasts for 2014. HTML5.
The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
According to a 2012 survey of mobile learners, 99% believed the mobile format and presentation enhanced their learning, and it was found that 45% actually spent less time in training than their (non-mobile trained) peers, with no loss of comprehension. If you’re not getting into the mobile game with your training and eLearning initiatives, you’re falling behind.
eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Storytelling in Training: This trend/topic that began peeking its head out last year, and seems off to a roaring start in 2014. Agile development: This one got very hot in 2013, and I think interest in it will remain strong in 2014 and beyond. There’s no question that mobile has NOT taken off as predicted. Our industry is notorious for chasing after trends.
2014 E-Learning Awards
DECEMBER 29, 2014
With that in mind, I’d like to present my e-learning awards for 2014. Yep, totally unscientific here for the most part, except for the LMS awards and authoring tools based on a set of criteria (which was used in the 2014-15 LMS Top 50 report, available for purchase on Jan. Top three nominees for E-Learning Conference of 2014. If you have an authoring tool this is a must show. Top three nominees for Web Conferencing Tool of 2014. Mobile is slick. Top three nominees for Authoring Tool of 2014. Has an on/off synch mobile app.
E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
And, in the wake of this evolution, it brings about an immense growth opportunity for the entire fraternity (including vendors and tool publishers). What were some of the interesting predictions for the global e-learning market for 2014? Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014: To start with, here is our post that carries our predictions for the e-learning industry for the year 2014. eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014 : This post by Sharon Boller (of BottomLine Performance) lists her interesting e-learning predictions for 2014.
Is Wearable Tech a 2014 eLearning Trend to Watch?
JANUARY 13, 2014
Consumers will continue to adopt wearable tech in 2014… there’s no doubt about it. But if the last few years have been any indication, we cannot assume the buying behavior of consumers will have a significant impact on the eLearning tools used in corporate settings… at least not right away. Mobile learning uptake is a prime example. Big data? Of course not!
2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs
MARCH 17, 2014
Built-in audio narration tools including some editing. Screen capture and recording tool – I’m a big fan of this being included, but would like to see new capabilities beyond just the basics, then again, there are plenty of freebies out there that will do just fine. Timelines - I’m not talking tracks here, I’m talking timelines (seen in quite a few education focused tools). More authoring tools - Just as it is being seen in the LMS market. Most have an app, but the tool itself is not self-contained. Right now, not amazed. Growth.
Learning Solutions 2014 Conference Takeaways
APRIL 3, 2014
I recently had an exciting opportunity to attend the 2014 Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. Storytelling gives us the tools to evoke an emotional connection with our learners, spark an idea, or even just recall a memory. This can be delivered by vendors, free online tools, or through universal means such as mobile texts, email alerts, or automatic email/notification pushes from your Learning Management System. Gamification, storytelling, and subscription learning were just a few of the trends featured at the Learning Solutions 2014 Conference and Expo.
20 Incredible Mobile Learning Quotes
APRIL 4, 2014
THE QUOTE: “Mobile phones are misnamed. THE JOURNEY: We love mobile learning, and are excited about its potential, not just for learning, but also for performance support! Today, we set out on a quick journey to revisit our most precious resources on mobile learning. This changes with mobile.” – Geoff Stead (in our interview with him here ). From Our Blog Posts.
Mobile Learning Pitfalls To Avoid – Presentation
AUGUST 12, 2014
Mobile technology, having seeped into popular culture, is now finding widespread acceptance as a learning tool in the workplace as well. According to Towards Maturity’s In-focus report titled Mobile Learning in the Workplace, 2013 was the year when mLearning became the norm rather than the exception; with seven out of ten businesses now adopting mobile […]. Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Pitfalls Pitfalls of mobile learning
2014 – The Year In Review
DECEMBER 30, 2014
2014 has been a wonderful year for us, because it was replete with LEARNNOVATIONS (learning innovations). We started our journey of 2014 with a quick review of the previous year and followed it up with the under-mentioned: Completed the first anniversary of ‘Crystal Balling’ Interview Series : If you have been following us, you would have noticed that it’s a year since we started publishing our Crystal Balling interview series with some of the eminent personalities of the e-learning industry. The inaugural issue of Learnobytes was released on Monday, 3rd March, 2014.
Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective
JULY 24, 2014
With the growing utility of mobiles devices in our everyday lives, the Training & Learning industry is realizing that learners are spending a large chunk of their time on their smartphones or tablets. The increasing popularity of mobile-based learning is a direct output of this realization. Text-based documents can be sent, shared and stored in a mobile device. Taylor.
2014: The Year of the Corporate MOOC?
Your Training Edge
MARCH 6, 2014
With these developments, more companies are seeing MOOCs as promising models of training and development, and 2014 will quite possibly be the year the massive courses really start to make waves in corporate training. Less than half of total training time is spent in a classroom, with nearly 20 percent being delivered via mobile devices. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.
The best and easiest to use totally free mobile learning apps
JANUARY 11, 2014
Posted in Interesting Stuff Tools. Here are the best totally FREE mobile learning apps that can be used on both Android and Mac mobile platforms. When we use mobile phones or portable devices for education we call it ‘mlearning’ This basically […] The post The best and easiest to use totally free mobile learning apps appeared first on eLearn Hub.
Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics
JUNE 2, 2015
For organizations that underestimate the power of mobile devices , here’s the catch: global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and one fourth of the total global internet page views come from mobile devices. Geo-location and mobile app analytics tools help deliver personalized learning experiences which are authentic and context sensitive for employees.
Video and LMSs – Why changes will need to be made in 2014
JANUARY 3, 2014
With 2014 already in play, it is time for many LMS vendors to awaken by the trumpets playing the background – you might think it is Muzak, but no it’s trumpets. In 2014, I believe it will be the year of video for consumers in e-learning, specifically with content and as a one off on that – in the LMS. Analytics tracking on video and/or video courses that have been downloaded onto a mobile device – hearing a lot with people wanting data pushed back from the mobile device – with video into a LMS. Another is Biz Library. Big difference.
9 Ways People Are Using Mobile Learning – Presentation
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
What began as an attempt to improve the telegraph, more than a hundred years ago, has evolved into the single most important piece of consumer electronics in the world, acting not only as a communications device but now as a learning tool too. It’s the mobile phone. Mobile Learning While some of the first smartphones had touch […].
Business of eLearning – Trends for 2014
JANUARY 15, 2014
I’m sure by now you’ve seen all kinds of predictions on what elearning is going to look like in 2014. Social, MOOC, gamification, games, byte-sized learning, performance management, mobile content, HTML5, Tin Can API – these were the buzz words in 2013, and many gurus have predicted that these trends will gain further momentum in 2014. Would love to receive your feedback.
Updated E-Leaning Authoring Tools Comparison
JUNE 24, 2014
With the release of Adobe Captivate 8 a few weeks back, I thought I would update our popular—and often controversial—comparison grid on the major authoring tools. At the end of the day, the decisions about which tool(s) you choose to use should be based on the features that are most important to you and your organization. Updated Authoring Tools Comparison Webinar.
4 things you didn’t know about Mobile Learning
AUGUST 14, 2014
Mobile learning is hot and new! And then there are many related things that you probably don’t know about mobile learning and content development so far. You may think you’re better off with delivering only PC based learning because there are hordes of apps and tools out there that let you play around with content and design it the way you want. Continuity.
Influence of Mobile Learning is Growing
AUGUST 12, 2014
True mobile learning has been around for close to a decade, right around the time when the first smartphone and tablet (Apple) wereintroduced and opened up a new world of possibilities for training and education. Thailand’s government is planning to supply 13 million mobile devices to students within the same time-frame. ed tech mlearning mobile learning
5 Mobile Learning Must-Haves for 2016
JANUARY 14, 2016
Mobile learning has come a long way over the last several years. Some organizations have truly embraced mobile as a training delivery method, learning as they go how to create an impactful mobile strategy. Other organizations are still on the sidelines trying to decide if mobile learning makes sense for their workforce. Make it Mobile-First. Make Sign-On Simple.
How much does Mobile eLearning cost?
JANUARY 31, 2014
Mobile learning is the next big thing in the LMS/eLearning space. Because mobile learning is, essentially, publishing your eLearning courses as a mobile app (either web-based or native) costs for mobile learning will largely mirror costs for developing a general mobile app. Thus, for example, an eight page enterprise mobile app would take eight weeks.
The Changing Face of Corporate L&D
AUGUST 15, 2014
Learning in the Workplace Survey 2014 : Here are the results of the 2014 Learning in the Workplace Survey (conducted annually by Jane Hart ) in which over 1,000 respondents worldwide rated the importance of 10 different ways of learning in the workplace. It presents some brilliant insights in the form of top ten tasks for L&D (in 2014). 2014: The Year For Change In L&D?
What Digital eLearning Trends will Emerge at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase 2014?
JULY 16, 2014
If you are an eLearning manager seeking a great opportunity to network with industry professionals, discuss the latest eLearning trends and best practices, and learn new approaches and techniques from experts, I strongly encourage you to make plans to attend the 2014 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase. The all-day event will be held at the Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus on August 5 th , 2014. To receive the discounted rate for the 2014 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase, you must register by July 17 th. Getting to Wow!
Adobe Learning Summit 2014 session recordings now available!
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Last month we had a great show at Adobe Learning Summit 2014 in Bellagio, Las Vegas where Adobe community experts, industry luminaries, experienced learning professionals, and Captivate engineering team got together and talked about the latest and upcoming eLearning technologies. Missed attending it? We recorded some of the sessions for you.
Adobe Captivate 8: Responsive Projects for mLearning
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 5, 2014
by Kevin Siegel Creating eLearning for mobile devices was high on the wish list a few years ago when Adobe asked users for the top features they'd like to see added to Adobe Captivate. HTML5 allowed developers to create interactive content that can be used by mobile learners who have a device that does not support Flash. Mobile user: 360 pixels.
Extending Mobile Models
OCTOBER 21, 2014
In preparation for a presentation, I was reviewing my mobile models. Here, an individual might actively practice, have mixed initiative dialogs, or even work with others or tools to develop an outcome or update some existing shared resources. So, this is a more nuanced look at the mobile opportunities, and certainly more complex as well. mobile
Learning 2014: Mobile and Social Opportunities
DECEMBER 21, 2013
CLOs are cautiously optimistic about their budgets and impact in 2014. Many suggest mobile and social learning technology will have the greatest effect on organizations. Technology remains an important part of the solution, but the application of social and mobile technologies is both highly anticipated and skeptically received. Bright Times Ahead for 2014?
The 3 mindsets of m-learning
JANUARY 28, 2014
Given the increasingly mobile workforce and the emergence of BYOD, increasing pressure is being placed on the organisation to distribute its content to multiple devices. Responsive web design may render my argument moot – but only when rapid authoring tools adopt the protocol, enabling Average Joe to implement it. felt that I had missed something. Mindset #1 – Push.
20 Wonderful Resources for Using BLE Beacons in Mobile Learning
MAY 3, 2014
This may feel futuristic, but the cool thing is that the technologies are all already there (and cheap!) ” – Geoff Stead (Head of Mobile Learning, Qualcomm). Since then, we have been doodling and dreaming about using this fascinating tool to create proximity-based learning applications. They can also help trigger location specific ‘actions’ in users’ mobile phones.
Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning
MARCH 23, 2014
Blog e-Learning New Ideas Tools & Technologies Blended Learning Classroom Training Informal learning Mobile Learning online trainings workplace learning In the corporate scenario, Knowledge is what equips an employee to do his or her job better. There are many learning practices that are prevalent in the modern workplace and each one comes with its associated ‘knowledge behavior’.
Identify Your LMS Requirements Easily Using this Powerful Visualization Tool
JULY 15, 2014
Invariably, these so-called learning management system selection tools suffer from one or more of the following design flaws: They ask vendors to provide information they won’t ever disclose and/or is not relevant to the acquisition of a learning management system. Here’s a fun tool you can use to quickly identify and prioritize your LMS requirements. ” .