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Gearing up for #ALTC 2015

Dont Waste Your Time

Blog: www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk. Big question. So, with only two weeks to go before this years ALT conference (ALTC) it’s time to start making sense of the programme and sessions, see what’s happening and when, and then trying to work out how to be in several places at once. and meeting ‘virtual’ friends for the first time. So Twitter: hopkinsdavid.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”. The question is inspired from a post by Derek Morrsion – Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015 , quite an interesting post, a must read. I can only wonder at the pace of change of technology that the world has seen in last decade.

Create a Corporate Training Program that Sticks: Part 1 – Defining Your Problem

Visual Lounge

But the most important follow up to questions like this is to ask, “why?”. We’re often asked big questions that need to be broken down further. In the following blog post, I will help you find the information you need to correctly identify your problem. This is part one in an ongoing series about how to create a corporate training plan. What does that mean?

May's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

Learning Circuits' Big Question for May is "So what can, should, or will, we offer the digital generation by 2015?" Off the top of my head here are a few things I think we will be offering in 2015. Upside Learning Blog has a good post on HTML5 and e-learning development that is a worthwhile read on this subject. Hopefully page turners will be extinct by 2015. Five years is not very far into future, but in terms of technology things can change immensely in that amount of time. Just think of how learning technology has changed in the past five years.

How Fortune 1000 Companies Succeed With Video

KZO Innovations

Congratulations to the big players that’ve made the 2015 Fortune 1000 list! The big question is: How’d they do it? What factors helped catapult these leading companies to success in 2015 ? Featured-Blog benefits of videos Business Video Creating Business VideoThis list is an annual ranking by Fortune magazine of the top US companies by gross revenue, including both publicly and privately held US companies. One important common theme we’d like to discuss is the ingenious utilization of video. The Walt Disney Company. Dish Network.

Why Interactive Videos Work Best for Students

KZO Innovations

The next big question is: How should video be used for interactive learning? Ask questions during and/or after video clips.  . Using thought-provoking questions together with video clips can benefit the learning experience. Questions that immediately follow video segments can encourage active thinking and help build on a learner’s existing knowledge base. Also, students may learn better if they are required to answer guiding questions during the videos because the questions force students to be more active while viewing the videos.

The Things We Can Do With Crowdsourcing Are Limitless (But Hard)

Nick Leffler

The big question for crowdsourcing is how it’s going to benefit me. What’s One of the easiest things to do is assume that crowdsourcing is the answer to all your problems and people are going to be begging to help you solve your big problem. ” question covered from all directions so you won’t just get forgotten. Idea Management and Design. Wrong.

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How Small Businesses Are Using Video to Grow Quickly

KZO Innovations

Even if your small business doesn’t have the marketing budget that allows for big video productions or doesn’t have anyone on staff that specializes in video, you can still create compelling messages through video that effectively resonate with your target audience. Of course, the big question is: How? Video blogging is another great way to use thought leadership to engage your audience. The use of embedded video to support a blog post will make the page more visually exciting, more engaging, increase shareability, and improve SEO, as well.

May Big Q: Workplace Learning Technology 2015

Clark Quinn

The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question of the Month for May is “What will workplace learning technology look like in 2015?&#   This is a tough question for me, because I tend to see what could be the workplace tech if we really took advantage of the opportunities. Maybe I’ll answer both. T he opportunities on the table are immense. 

Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

June's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits blog is regarding tools one should ".learn learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015." So you know my perspective, since my start in e-learning I have always been both a designer and developer. So back to the big question, I would recommend the following types of tools, and examples where appropriate, that you  should ".learn learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015." Yammer or Twitter), blogs, social bookmarking (e.g. Second Life).

Learning Technology 2015

The Learning Circuits

I was struggling this month to feel inspired about a Big Question. probably need some help soon to keep the questions going and interesting. Luckily Stephen Downes came to my rescue by pointing me to a fantastic piece Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015? So the May Question is: What will workplace learning technology look like in 2015? Volunteers?

Performance Support in 2015

Tony Karrer

The Big Question for May is Learning Technology 2015 – it asks what we expect workplace learning technologies to look like in 2015. In a post on my CTO Blog , I talked about Match Performance Support ,the performance support that goes along with many matching solutions such as in eHarmony. A lot of people miss that we are being tasked to do so many different kinds of things and are doing them infrequently so we basically are not very good at it. Please add your predictions to the big question. But these will be getting better.

4 Tips for Optimal Video Engagement

KZO Innovations

Since visuals tend to capture attention more than just words alone, the big question is, how do you keep viewers engaged? Featured-Blog capture video Create Video video engagementAccording to HubSpot , 85 percent of the U.S Internet market watches videos online. It turns out there are some simple key steps that you can use to retain your audience’s’ fickle attention.

In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

January Learning in 3D: a stop on the world blog book tour (review) Is it time for Learning Technologies to use learning technologies? The big question: predictions for 2010 The World in Figures 2010 1000 tweets but still not sure why February Homo Competens – learning, doing, sharing (review) How professionals learn The one-sided battle Confessions of a public speaker (review) The secrets of success (review) Just why do Aussies, Brits and Italians network so much online? The Big Question: What questions are you no longer asking?

Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash

Tony Karrer

Earlier this year I questioned why there was Still No Flash on the iPhone and iPad. Today the big news is Scribd Switches to HTML5; Adobe To Make Tools for HTML5. The only question is my mind is how long/slow it will be. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs What does this mean in practice?

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. A lot of it is thinking through where my thinking has changed over the course of the year. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Tony’s question is fairly specific, but anchored in the “what did I learn that I’m glad I did&# vein.  10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning - Rapid eLearning Blog , June 1, 2010 I’m no audio engineer. mean, you just hit the big red button and start recording. Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning - Upside Learning Blog , June 17, 2010 After a few years of hype, mobile learning has now started flourishing; the advent of new generation of mobile devices, high-speed network access, powerful mobile browsers and better native apps are all contributing to this.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. Many of whom I really respoect. I see it in blog posts, comments, posts, LrnChat discussions, and all sorts of places. ipad. A Few Practical Tips on Storyboarding - MinuteBio , May 16, 2010 When I peruse my blog stats it always amazes me that my storyboarding posts are some of the most visited and my storyboard template has been downloaded far more than expected.

Future of Virtual 3D Environments for Learning

Tony Karrer

Based on the recent Big Question - Learning Technology 2015 – I received an interesting question: "Tony, what do you think of environments like Second Life? So to answer the question directly: Virtual worlds offer the possibility of creating some incredible learning experiences, however, Current technical and learning curve adoption hurdles make it a niche technology, thus If I’m creating a new company, product, etc., I’m pretty skeptical about basing it on these technologies. What about by 2015 to go along with the big question?

What tools should we learn?

Learning and Working on the Web

The LCB question this month is, What Tools Should we Learn , or: The question is really about the specific tools that would make sense to learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015? I’m going to start with a broad definition of tools, in the spirit of  The Educated Mind: How cognitive tools shape our understanding , an excellent read and highly recommended.

Goals Accountability and Social Support for Big Impact

Tony Karrer

This month’s big question is Examples of Big Impact from Technology and I’ve taken it as an opportunity to go back and look at the elements of different projects that I’ve worked on over the years that have had a big impact. We always present why this is important and ask some questions around it. In other cases, having a very simple daily/weekly check in with a standard question or two can be effective. So the question is whether it’s worth the effort. In fact, we’ve also used it as a means of some fairly generic goal setting processes.