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.
DevLearn 2014 Conference Review
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
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.
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.
Best eLearning Resources of 2014
DECEMBER 30, 2014
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.
Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough
give their LMS high marks in terms of value for price In the survey, many respondents identified their top reasons for looking for a trade-in: • Poor reporting features • Difficult to use • Poor customer support • Out-of-date appearance • Inability to adapt to changing needs • Lack of mobile features “In a nutshell, far too many organizations feel they are paying. Turbocharge your LMS.6
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.
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.
Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014
AUGUST 8, 2014
And now, I present my top 15 systems for 2014 as of mid-year (final 2014 rankings will be in December). very nice win is the ability to create marketing lists and marketing campaigns.. Video demo on lmsdemos.com. #14 MediaCore - A pure video learning platform. If it is about video and you want a system that can edit video, capture video including real time presentations, acquire video via mobile devices and offer functionality of a LMS, than this one to check out.. Mobile is an extra fee. I should also note that they prefer a minimum of 2,500 users.
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.
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
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 EduBlogs Awards #eddies14
Dont Waste Your Time
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
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.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
67% of all workers use mobile and wireless computing. social media tools or apps. With the overall adoption of mobile learning growing by 20%. since 2013, and up to 85% of people carrying smartphones9, mobile learning is essential, allowing employees to learn where. supported their environment of constant change, with multiple generations and a mobile workforce.
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.
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.
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 […].
A tool for screening #gender and #ethnicity in #mobile courses
JANUARY 7, 2014
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).
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 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
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.
State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015
JULY 14, 2015
The “WOW” They have failed to grasp the power of mobile content, beyond “responsive”; understood gamification (a few have, the rest “nope”) and see the real power and value of a video course with all the trimmings, not a video embedded in a course. Always ask. I should note that the publish once to all is usually seen with the SaaS authoring tools.
Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14
DECEMBER 9, 2014
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.
You’ve Implemented Mobile Learning – Now How Do You Sustain Interest?
APRIL 3, 2014
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 […].
Latest Eight #LMS #Trends
JUNE 24, 2014
Trend 2 Responsive mobile design. Basically it means that regardless of the mobile device, the screen will automatically change to reflect that device. . Personally, I am a big fan of responsive mobile design. More people are accessing systems via a mobile device, mostly tablets. People want to access their content, take courses, do assessments, and use their mobile app for a wide variety of items beyond the course capability BUT also want the ability to go offline and then when possible, go online. Buying extras like sodas, chips, etc. or earlier.
Design Corner: A Few of My Favorite Things: 21 Must-Have Tools for the Mobile Designer
AUGUST 8, 2014
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, Ive 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.
How to select the right authoring tool
SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
Actually, it can be just as exhausting and face nearly same challenges when you are looking for an authoring tool to build your courses. Authoring tools list AKA Where do you want to live. That same occurs when you are deciding on an authoring tool. With over 180 authoring tools in the market and with the majority not as well known, picking just the right one can be as challenging as selecting an area to live. I’m interested in what type of house err tool. In the housing world that would be whether you want a townhouse, apt., Yep, house hunting.
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.
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.
PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
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?
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!
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?
Basic tools for e-learning students
OCTOBER 13, 2014
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
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.
#mLearncon Joe Ganci, Which tools to use for desktop and mobile development
Challenge to Learn
JUNE 24, 2014
Joe talked about a ton of authoring tools in this presentation. Joe also has his column on tools: [link] for more info. Joe states that authoring tools are either powerful or easy to use. He divides tools into three categories: power plug plugins, installed tools and cloud based tools. In general he says that the plugins are easy to use but not that powerful, the installed tools are the most powerful and complex and the web based tools tend to be easier to use. Mobile does affect the type of content that is being created. Learning
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’.
Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know
JUNE 2, 2014
Modern UI – front and back - Ties a bit to the top criteria point, but this is 2014, not 1999. Learning Features - On/Off synch, Native app, self-contained app, responsive mobile design, capabilities in the app. Gamification – You have it or it is on your roadmap for 2014; what are the capabilities/components contained within your “gamification” feature. Volatile - in that people change systems more than say some other e-learning products (ex: authoring tools, web conferencing products). Hence a mid year report. Q: If I bought the Jan.