What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?
JUNE 14, 2016
I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work. What this represents is people talking about the tools they use to do their jobs, and I reckon it’s important for us to talk about tools for learning.
1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools
JUNE 5, 2016
Looking for some new ideas for tools to support your work? Here are the links to the pages in my Directory of Learning & Performance Tools , which lists over 1,000 tools in 4 main categories as shown below. Want to add or amend a tool’s details? What are your favourite tools for learning? Voting is now open in this year’s Top Tools for Learning survey. INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS. Learning Authoring Tools. Quizzing & Testing Tools. CONTENT TOOLS. Documentation tools. PDF & Flipping Book Tools.
The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
To help you out, I’ve aggregated 11 of the top development tools to help you easily put together either native, or web-based mobile LMS software apps for your workforce. Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps. Tools for Native eLearning Apps. What other cool mobile learning tools are out there? iUI : Bank of America’s mobile site is built on the iUI framework.
Blogging to Build Your Business
MAY 3, 2016
I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging. started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. Planning.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
incredibly useful tool – and like all tools, it’s what. together using online social media tools. (16% vs 2%) FORMAL SOCIAL WORKFLOW. Those adopting 70:20:10 are more likely to use technology to deliver across all phases of the model: Supporting learning in the workflow: 2x more likely to use performance support tools. support tools. blogs/news. In-Focus.
Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016
APRIL 12, 2016
Top 100 Tools for Learning poll. All of mine fall in the latter category, because my performance support tools are productivity tools! So So here’re my votes, FWIW: Google Search is, of course, still my top tool. I’m looking up things several if not many times a day. Skype is a tool I use for communicating with folks to get things done, but also to have conversations (e.g. WordPress is my blogging tool (where you’re at right now), and it’s a way I think ‘out loud’ and the feedback I get is a wonderful way to learn.
Tools For Mobile Learning Development
MARCH 21, 2010
Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. In the process of development, we are often forced to explore the various tools available. want to share some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. On broad level those tools can be categories into tools for: Enterprise application like LMS, LCMS.
20 tools for legacy learning
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 28, 2015
Here are five ways we can give our knowledge to generations of learners we will never meet: 1) Blogging. Blogs such as the one you are now reading have been set up to share knowledge, and also to encourage discussion. If you want to blog, tools to look out for include Blogger , Wordpress (includes Edublogs ), Typepad , Tumblr. 2) Video. Teaching is for a season.
25 eLearning tools you need to have
MAY 12, 2016
It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Best productivity tools for eLearning. Tool: Trello. Tool: Google Drive. Tool: IFTTT. Tool: Momentum.
Authoring Tool Trends
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Here now are the latest authoring tool trends (excluding the ones I posted in last week’s blog). 1. Many authoring tools give you limited color options and may/may not enable you to add your own logo. Allows courses that are being built in the authoring tool to be in another language beyond what used to be the standard norm of just English. Some authoring tools offer as few as two, with English being one of them. Besides it being fun, it creates engagement and interactivity that was missing with the rapid course authoring tools. Marshmallows.
Online Learning Tools to Improve Studying Process
MAY 28, 2015
We all come across students who may need a little nudge, technique or tool to help them study. Allow us to suggest some great online tools that will make you a better learner! In addition to tests, you’ll also find study guides and blog articles that will help you improve the studying process. Study games, tests, and flashcards are proven tools for successful learning.
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. WordPress is my blog host. Even when I’m sporadic in posting, WordPress is a great tool for personal reflection. Skype is one of my primary tools for keeping in touch with clients. Personal Learning. Course Design/Development.
Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 20, 2013
Most – okay nearly all – final ranking lists appear in December, but here at E-Learning 24/7, it is all about breaking the boundaries. It is all about doing something that others do not do – we all know that the readers of this blog – are trend setters! desktop authoring tool that provides a wealth of features and additional software. Translation tool.
Delivering Impactful Induction Training through Social Tools – Some Practical Tips
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
Social learning platforms like wikis or blogs can be utilized as a platform of discussing and reflecting on new knowledge or skills gained. For them, a ‘reading list’ can be prepared on the blog or wiki to read up. Social tools like discussion boards can be dedicated to address the queries of new inductees for the first few months. Tools & Technologies
Seven Technology-Enabled Tools that Empower the Modern Corporate Trainer
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Some of the technology-aided tools that can be adopted by new-age Trainers to help them connect more to the learners and teach more effectively –. Blogs and Wikis. There are many social Blogging sites that can be utilized by Trainers to encourage learners collaborate together to create learning resources that they can utilize. Trainers can employ many ways to utilize a blog.
6 Steps to Choosing the Best eLearning Authoring Tool
JUNE 9, 2015
The mere thought of choosing a new e-Learning authoring tool may make some eLearning professionals cringe, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful and time-consuming task. In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of choosing the best eLearning authoring tool for you. The Steps to Follow When Choosing an eLearning Authoring Tool. Authoring Tools Blog
Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 30, 2013
This year we will focus on the top ten authoring tools for 2013. Doubtful – and if you do, don’t share that info with your colleagues, because if a blog post scares you, well. Nice assessment tool. Proof that you can create an amazing authoring tool without being based in the U.S. One of the trends I forsee in 2014 is an increase in the number of authoring tools enabling multilingual while creating a course. One of the first authoring tools to enable the synching of your voice to match the actors/avatars’ lips. Shocking? You bet.
Social Learning Has Never Been About a Single Tool
JANUARY 20, 2015
I noticed a ReTweet from Shannon Tipton yesterday morning where she was disagreeing with the flop part of the following blog post: What eLearning Trends Will Pop, Flop and Flip in 2015 ? What are Social Media-styled eLearning Tools? I don’t know. My first thought is the fad several years ago where rapid development tools were shoving in ways to Tweet from within a course and calling it social learning. I’m not necessarily against that, it could further discussions if it was used. Social Learning Tools. Be it a LMS, rapid development tools, or whatever.
Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools
AUGUST 20, 2015
HTML5 is one of the main tools used by eLearning professionals, mainly because of its versatility and flexibility. There are several HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available for developers. In the continuation, you will find a list of the top 10 tools you can start using with ease. This online tool enables you to create basic, but effective courses and lessons.
2015 top 10 tools for learning
JULY 7, 2015
Jane Hart has been widely and wisely known for her top 100 Tools for Learning (you too can register your vote ). As a public service announcement, I list my top 10 tools for learning as well: Google search: I regularly look up things I hear of and don’t know. It often leads me to Wikipedia (my preferred source, teachers take note), but regularly (e.g. WordPress: my blogging tool, that provides regular reflection opportunities for me in generating them, and from the feedback others provide via comments. meta-learning technology
New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Initially I wasn’t going to post authoring tool rankings beyond the top ten, until July. As noted on the Top 10 list, this is for February. A new update will be July and then the final in December. #20 eLab - The user interface is intriguing and enables anyone to build a course, without having the typical “ooh that looks so lame” with some rapid content authoring tools.
"Working Out Loud": Using the Tools We Already Have
JULY 9, 2015
In this post, I want to break down the activities based on the tools/platforms we already have at our disposal, and often access on a daily basis. This thought was triggered by David Kelly's presentation - Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and learning.
Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. Ease of Use – definitely plays into the decision making. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. ontent Authoring Tools Directory. The Ten Best Course Authoring Tools. #10 Aura Interactive – SH!FT Here are my criteria.
5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads
MAY 3, 2012
Given this trend, it is but obvious that the demand for rapid authoring tools which can publish content in HTML5 will also increase. In this post, we examine 5 rapid authoring tools which show tremendous promise. 1) Adobe Captivate 5.5 Once these files are converted to HTML5, you can edit them with an HTML editing tool, such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Upcoming Tools. Thanks!
15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads
JANUARY 30, 2013
– pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. So here’s the list of the tools that can do the job and which you might want a closer look at. One of the best tools, if you are already using Articulate, to convert your existing (Articulate based) courses to run on iPads, other tablets and mobile devices.
Tools of the trade
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 19, 2011
The first, the Staffroom is quite public, calling on high levels of communication and high profile, and involves the use of microblogging tools such as Twitter. assume that this is because most of the tools she identifies as falling into this category of PLN deployment is push technology (RSS feeds, Google Reader etc). blog wiki RSS personal learning Twitter PLN Joyce Seitzinger
My History of Live Blogged Notes
JANUARY 27, 2015
When I attend webinars or participate in online courses and conferences, I usually live blog my notes. Because I have done so much live blogging, I was able to provide proof of my ongoing professional development efforts. LMSs and Other Tools. Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why? Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning. World. Synchronous Learning.
Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Breakout Rooms
MARCH 24, 2014
This is the third post in a series of seven titled Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer. Virtual training design doesn''t need to be difficult - but designers do need a working knowledge of the features each virtual classroom tool provides. Click here to start reading at the beginning of the series. Breakout Rooms. Yes, just like in a "REAL" class.)
Open Source eLearning Tools
OCTOBER 13, 2010
I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Here’s some of what I pulled out.
The Best of Breed Learning Tools 2014
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
As readers of this blog will know, I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list on Monday 22 September – a list that I compiled from the votes of over 1,000 learning professionals worldwide. But I am constantly being asked questions like “What is the best blogging tool?” ” “What is the best e-learning authoring […].
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.
8 Years of Blogging
DECEMBER 29, 2014
I missed my anniversary by a few days, but I’ve now been blogging for 8 years. Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014. Image Credit: Graphic Stock Filed under: Blogging , Lifelong Learning My first post on 12/26/06 explained that I was creating a graduate course on social media for teachers and felt I should “practice what I preach.” Total number of comments: 2,261.
Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing
MARCH 20, 2013
Right now I am doing a survey on authoring tools (more on this at the end of the post) and so far 100% of all respondents state that HTML5 output is required in an authoring tool. I do believe that HTML5 output will continue to grow as an authoring tool feature. It is time to realize that Flash output just isn’t enough anymore for folks. If you are an e-learning developer or instructional designer this has always been a favorite feature of authoring tools. Bonus note: I have a survey on authoring tool features that will be used for a blog post in April.
Blogging with Freire
Learning with e's
APRIL 28, 2012
So Freire didn't actually live to see the power and potential of social media, or the impact blogging would have on education. But what would he have said about blogs if he had been witness to the participatory web in all its present glory? In a blogging context, it is easy to be offended when an adverse comment is received on your blog. not exactly. Freire wrote: ".dialogue
10 Tools and Services For Successful Business Presentations
Your Training Edge
APRIL 8, 2016
To increase your overall productivity it’s imperative that you simplify the process with the tools technology offers. They offer a lot of unique features, free and paid, and are one of the best modern tools out there. Spresent – This tool offers business professionals the ability to create flash presentations with animation and other engaging visual effects.
E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison
JANUARY 24, 2013
We get lots of questions about our opinion on the major e-learning authoring tools. A while back, I did a comparison grid to help outline the key differences. There have been a lot of changes to the authoring tool landscape in the last 12 months, so I thought I’d update it. . Studio has a few more graphics tools, but Captivate has more animation options. Follow dpelkins.
Top 10 Tools for Learning
JULY 22, 2014
Jane Hart compiles, every year, a list of the top 10 tools for learning. WordPress: the other way I write out loud is on my blog (like this), and my blog is powered by WordPress. Google: the core tool in my searching for answers for things. Mail: email is still a major tool for getting pointers, staying in touch, asking questions, etc. OmniOutliner: another way of organizing my thoughts. A different tool for the same purpose. What tools do you use? And, of course, it’s that time again, so here we go. In no particular order: 1. Share. 3.
Blogging as literacy
Learning with e's
JUNE 24, 2012
My view is that in the social media universe, blogging is potentially the most powerful tool. Time and again, blogging is proving its worth in education and training, with countless learners discovering that sharing their ideas, sharing content and discussion ideas worldwide has a whole range of benefits. Unported License. Based on a work at steve-wheeler.blogspot.com.
JANUARY 26, 2015
Trim, cut, zoom, pan, callout, transition – the difference in a quality video is how you use the editing tools available to you. Camtasia provides a variety of editing tools to fit your needs. The following tips should help clarify the uses and functions of each editing tool in Camtasia to help you more effectively edit your screencast: Can’t see the video? Audio.
Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer
APRIL 3, 2014
This is the first post in a series of seven titled Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer. Virtual training design doesn''t need to be difficult - but designers do need a working knowledge of the features each virtual classroom tool provides. Why use these new tools at all? Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design
15 Bloggers choose their Top 10 Tools for Learning
AUGUST 27, 2015
Voting is continuing in the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 survey. Although most people opt to cast their votes for their Top 10 Tools, privately, using the online form, a number of people have shared their tools list in a blog post, and it is really interesting to find out (in more depth) which tools they […]. Social learning
Top Tools for Online Teaching
JUNE 28, 2013
Recently Top5 Online colleges.org published a list of the 99 Top Tools For Online Teaching , including eFront. Teaching Tools & Technologies. These tools for online teachers and learners can improve communication between participants who may be thousands of miles apart geographically, but learning together in a shared technologically enabled space. 1. Articulate Studio.
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.
The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market
JANUARY 18, 2012
The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. Jump on the Bandwagon. I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. Perhaps their audience is unaware of LMSs who offer assessment tools. What does it all mean? Desktop.
Audition, Audacity, and More…Oh My! – Part Two of Tools Review Blog Series
TLC Media Design
JANUARY 13, 2014
In part one of this blog series, we evaluated various presentation tools you can add to your toolbox. Now we’re going to take a look at some audio tools you can use. Audition Development Tools eLearning Software Reviews
I think, therefore I blog
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
In a recent blog post, I gave seven reasons why teachers should blog. It was subsequently expanded to 10 good reasons by the contributions from readers - which is actually an eleventh reason why teachers should blog - you get back such great comments, suggestions, arguments and advice, it would be crazy not to share your content. Evernote is a great tool for that purpose.