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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

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.

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The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

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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.

Best eLearning Resources of 2014

eLearning Brothers

We can’t believe 2014 is coming to a close. If you happened to meet with us personally at an eLearning Conferences this year, you know that we released tons of great eLearning products in 2014: eLearning Stock. Another great part of 2014 was all the great eLearning resources, tips, and tutorials. Great Project Management Tools for Custom eLearning Development.

DevLearn 2014 Conference Review

eLearning 24-7

For those of you unaware of DevLearn, the show has been around for years and is one of e-learning guild’s premier shows in my opinion.   To me the show is geared more towards those folks who are building courses (either by choice or not),  instructional designers, e-learning developers and those seeking new e-learning tools to make their ability to build content more desirable and effective.

Mobile Learning Pitfalls To Avoid – Presentation

Upside Learning

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

Is Wearable Tech a 2014 eLearning Trend to Watch?

Bottom-Line Performance

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!

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2014 EduBlogs Awards #eddies14

Dont Waste Your Time

Best free web tool:   Twitter. Best mobile app: Minecraft. Yes, thanks to Chris Rowell  (and for the nomination), I’ve realised it’s that time of year again … Edublog Awards. The purpose of the Edublog awards is  promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media.” ” A thoroughly good event to get involved in, and be nominated for too.

Business of eLearning – Trends for 2014

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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.

9 Ways People Are Using Mobile Learning – Presentation

Upside Learning

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 […].

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

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.

A tool for screening #gender and #ethnicity in #mobile courses

Ignatia Webs

First of all a wonderful 2014 with lots of inspiring moments and growing wisdom! To start this new year, I gladly share a short paper that describes an instrument I made years ago to screen mobile courses for their gender and ethnicity depiction/narrative before roll out. Integrating gender and ethnicity in mobile courses ante-design: a TELearning instrument. 2009).

2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

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.

The best and easiest to use totally free mobile learning apps

eLearn Hub

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.

Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective

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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.

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Influence of Mobile Learning is Growing

LearnDash

True mobile learning has been around for close to a decade, right around the time when the first smartphone and tablet (Apple) wereintroduced 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

Video and LMSs – Why changes will need to be made in 2014

eLearning 24-7

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. 

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Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics

Origin Learning

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.

Learning Solutions 2014 Conference Takeaways

JPL Learning

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.

2014: The Year of the Corporate MOOC?

Your Training Edge

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.

Updated E-Leaning Authoring Tools Comparison

E-learning Uncovered

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

Origin Learning

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.

5 Mobile Learning Must-Haves for 2016

Knowledge Guru

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.

You’ve Implemented Mobile Learning – Now How Do You Sustain Interest?

Upside Learning

One of the things I always like doing is talking to our customers about 6 months after our mobile performance support tool (Upside2Go) has been implemented in their organization. common thread I've noticed is there is a lot of initial excitement/activity during the mobile app roll out period the first few months. Mobile Learning Yet as […].

Extending Mobile Models

Clark Quinn

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

Adobe Learning Summit 2014 session recordings now available!

Adobe Captivate

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.

How much does Mobile eLearning cost?

eFront

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.

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Design Corner: A Few of My Favorite Things: 21 Must-Have Tools for the Mobile Designer

Visual Lounge

As a lead user experience designer, I spend a good portion of my time researching new tools, techniques and processes. For the last three years, Ive worked exclusively in the realm of mobile app design, so most of my research focus has centered around the mobile space. Mobile-patterns.com. To facilitate the rapid generation of these designs, we use a variety of tools.

E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014

Learnnovators

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.

PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

These programs are tools; what you do with them determines whether or not they’re effective. Both programs are designed as presentation tools, so either one should be able to fill that role. I’ve already written about how to create eLearning using PPT, so I won’t re-visit that here. So when could Prezi shine as an eLearning tool? What do we want to use the program for?”.

What Digital eLearning Trends will Emerge at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase 2014?

Web Courseworks

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!

Basic tools for e-learning students

eFront

In the previous posts in this mini-series we investigated the necessary tools, services and software you’ll need to setup your own e-learning solution, as well as the required software needed to create and manage your courses. In this installment we’ll have a look at the software and basic tools for e-learning students which are gonna need while attending your e-learning program.

Adobe Captivate 8: Responsive Projects for mLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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.

Learning 2014: Mobile and Social Opportunities

CLO Magazine

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?

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Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

The two that are free are more than enough to get you going, especially since the core – MetaStudy includes 70 tools (I call them features, but whatever). Metaauthor is an assessment tool, which yeah I agree, the title doesn’t go with what it is does. #6 OLAT. These include assessment tool, social including chat and forums, learner home page, calendar, email notifications, bookmarks, file repository, certificates, add users and groups and course catalog.  System also supports mobile. #2 forma.lms. There is even a mobile app for Moodle.  Criteria.

Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning

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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’.

The 3 mindsets of m-learning

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

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Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

OEB 2014 Review. There was quite a few assessment vendors, plagerisim detection vendors (three), e-learning tools, custom content developers but more along the lines of building games and gamification, other gamification like vendors,  screen recording/video capturing vendors – as in those for live presentations and ideally used for MOOCs. . Includes a video conferencing tool.