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Games and Gamification: Research from the eLearning Guild

Knowledge Guru

Recently, the elearning Guild published a report by Brenda Enders discussing games and gamification for learning. Out of respect for the Guild and the work they have done compiling their report, I encourage you to read the full report if you would like to see the specific studies. The post Games and Gamification: Research from the eLearning Guild appeared first on.

Learning goes small, social, savvy

Origin Learning

To put it in Marc’s words: “So the first part of our definition of mobile learning is learning that is available any time and anywhere, and is platform agnostic.” Rosenberg, Ph.D., is a management consultant, writer, educator, and expert in the world of training, organizational learning, eLearning , knowledge management and performance improvement. Gadgets galore.

Explore eLearning at the Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

Web Courseworks

The summer is always a busy season for industry conferences and eLearning networking opportunities, and one event near and dear to my heart is the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning held in Madison, Wisconsin. Having this important meeting of industry experts hosted so close to my home base is an added benefit, and I’m definitely looking forward to reconnecting with friends and colleagues from the region. The post Explore eLearning at the Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning appeared first on Web Courseworks.

21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

Join thousands of other L&D professionals who are learning from each other in these elearning communities. Elearning network. The eLearning Guild. eLearning Global Network. Elearning edge. Elearning heroes. eLearning Industry. Elearning. Innovation in Elearning. Elearning network. LinkedIn – eLearning Global Network.

eLearning Guild Research Reports

Tony Karrer

In my last post on Flash Quiz Tools , I mentioned how I had used the eLearning Guild Research to streamline my effort of find the right tools. This level of membership also gives you several other nice things such as the eMag, access to data behind eLearning Buyers Guide, Training Modalities, the e-Learning Salary & Compensation Report, and the e-Learning Projects Database.

eLearning Thought Leaders: OpenSesame

eLearning Weekly

They are changing the way elearning, module-by-module, is bought and sold online. eLearning Weekly Interview with Josh Blank, SVP/General Manager, and Tom Turnbull, VP/Community Development at Open Sesame. eLW: I go to and see that you are the elearning marketplace — what does that mean? Can buyers run the elearning on their LMS? know I will love it.

This Week on the Learning Game Design Blog: Playtesting and Research from the eLearning Guild

Bottom-Line Performance

Games and Gamification: Research from the eLearning Guild. Recently, the eLearning Guild published a report by Brenda Enders discussing games and gamification for learning. We definitely encourage you to download the full report, but if you’re not a Guild member or just don’t have the time, then we’ve got you covered. BLP News

Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

Tom Spiglanin

The term hasn’t yet made its way into dictionaries, so a crowd-sourced definition seems appropriate, and Wikipedia’s has apparently been copied to a number of other places: Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Let’s consider a typical hour-long elearning course. Microlearning is definitely fab, and not a fad.

Jeremiah Owyang mLearnCon keynote mindmap

Clark Quinn

Jeremiah Owyang, analyst at Altimeter, keynoted the opening day of the eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon conference.  He talked about the intersection of mobile and social, talking mobile definitions, organizational structures, and core transitions, using a metaphor of bees. mobile social

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 29, 2007 e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report The e-Learning Guild presentation of the most recent 360 Research Report on Mobile Learning. Presenters include: Steve Wexler : e-Learning Guilds research guru Brent Schlenker : e-Learning Guild Evangelist.

xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY


The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild , is nigh upon us. The Guild helped us launch xAPI at mLearnCon back in 2012 and they have been a steadfast supporter of xAPI. The eLearning Guild is a terrific host and partner in making xAPI Camp available to attendees as a pre-conference event. With the Guild, we at MakingBetter have three other partners we’re super happy to work with. We aren’t freaking out — we are FREAKING EXCITED!!! Partnering Organizations. RISC Inc.

In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces


Is Your LMS Social Enough? : In this article, Patti Shank shares her insights based on the findings of The eLearning Guild’s research report ‘Evaluating and Selecting a Learning Management System’, prepared after the survey they conducted about respondents’ experiences of their learning management systems. Even as we are writing this, learning is changing: From push to pull. Videos.

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Smart Companies Support Informal Learning


And since informal learning makes up the bulk of learning inside organizations, this could be a truly perilous move.”   ~ Patti Shank, Director of Research at The eLearning Guild. For more, download the full eLearning Guild report which examines informal workplace learning, and offers guidance on how companies can make it work for them. Source: [link].

Getting Started in eLearning

eLearning Cyclops

I think like most people in our field, I am often asked how to get started in eLearning. Well, the eLearning Industry site has released " How to Become an eLearning Professional ," an ebook of tips for people interested in getting started. It will definitely be a resource I share with people interested in entering our field. While we''re on the subject, I will add that anyone getting started in elearning need to be prepared to invest the time to acquire the competencies needed. It also involves becoming competent in elearning design.

Devlearn conference 2011: retrospective

Challenge to Learn

This was my second Guild conference (been to Learning Solutions in March) and one thing that really struck me at both conferences is the atmosphere. Both guild conferences have the feeling of a gathering of peers. believe that you have to add moderation to curation in order to be effective. I you point me in the direction of a new book that’s helpful, if you tell me what the content and the relevance is, it has a greater value to me. I’m still processing this, but I will definitely come back on this. Another topic I will definitely get back on. Curation.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Definitive iPhone eCard

Mark Oehlert

» July 14, 2008 The Definitive iPhone eCard Beautiful man, just beautiful. via SomeeCards ) July 14, 2008 in Apple/iPhone/iPod | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Definitive iPhone eCard : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. and Web 2.0 Clay Shirky My latest additions to

eLearning Design for Short Attention Span and Overloaded Learners

Vignettes Learning

At the eLearning Guild Learning Solutions Conference, March 23-25, 2011, I facilitated a breakfast session on “Design for Short Attention Span Learners.” It was refreshing to hear so many good ideas on how to help learners assimilate knowledge in spite of the distractions, mobility and rapid demand for learning. These are the common themes. 1. rather than keeping them hidden. 6.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): My Definition of Collaboration.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Cool Tool Alert: Online FLV Converter | Main | Optimal Length of Copyright Term Solved: Now Watch the RIAA, MPAA, Disney, et al Squirm as they confront real numbers » July 22, 2007 My Definition of " I have found this definition to be most helpful.


What’s Next for Learning, Technology, and Our Profession – Resources Shared at #eLGuild Online Forum

David Kelly

On December 17th, I had the pleasure of delivering the closing session at the eLearning Guild’s Online Forum exploring elearning trends. The Expanding Definition of “Mobile” by David Kelly. Responsive eLearning Design – Why It Matters by James Rasmussen. elearning feeds. General + elearning elearning guild Online Forum TrendsThe title of my session was What’s Next for Learning, Technology, and Our Profession. Session Slides. coming soon). Learning on Multiple Devices. How Do People Hold and Touch Mobile Devices?

ELearning Guild AG08 Day 1

eLearning Development

Being a solo elearning and training developer it has been great to just talk with people about eLearning. The eLearning Guild did a fabulous job picking the sessions for this year’s event. I’ve had to make some tough choices about which sessions to attend. A lot of people are blogging the event. Setting an eLearning Strategy. After more than a decade of the Internet, eLearning should be run-of-the-mill. It was well worth the time and Keith had a lot to offer the eLearning community. also think it holds the future of eLearning.

Devlearn conference day one: an exhilarating day

Challenge to Learn

As always at the first day of a guild conference it was an exhilarating day. I was able to attend some sessions and keynotes and talked to lot’s of people. Acceptance for cloud based solutions is definitely growing, almost all the vendors have plans in that direction. According to him the same goes for eLearning. So we are off to an excellent start with DevLearn.

eLearning Thought Leaders: Eric Bort of Clearly Trained

eLearning Weekly

But his elearning has been seen by millions and it speaks for itself. The elearning industry is ripe for the entrepreneur, but running a successful business is still challenging, so the experiences and tips Eric Bort shares in this interview should be very helpful — after all, his elearning business is thriving in Louisville, Kentucky. What Can You Learn from This Guy?

Reflections on DevLearn 2014

Spark Your Interest

Check out the best of in the elearning guild webinar. Although overall, it was a good experience and I’ll definitely attend another in the future. I don’t want to miss an opportunity to connect and share face to face with my PLN! Having returned from my first ever DevLearn, it seemed appropriate to capture some rambling reflections and share them. As As with any large conference there are some ups and downs, and for those of you considering attending a DevLearn in the future, here are a few of my main take-aways (and pieces of advice for the future). What got me excited?

Context Rules

Clark Quinn

I was watching a blab  (a video chat tool) about the upcoming FocusOn Learning, a new event from the eLearning Guild. Video (as opposed to animation or images or graphics, and similar to photos) is about showing how things happen  in situ (I note that this is my distinction, and they may well include animation in their definition of video,  caveat emptor ). This conference combines their previous mLearnCon and Performance Support Symposium with the addition of video. Listening to folks talk about the conference led me to ponder the connection, and something struck me.

Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”

Experiencing eLearning

Before I continue, I want to say that I enjoyed her book, eLearning and the Science of Instruction , and I have found some of the research there valuable. In the discussion on this post in the eLearning Guild’s LinkedIn group,  Cathy Moore made this observation: I don’t have access to the full study cited in Ruth’s article, but based on the description of the games in the abstract, (1) they don’t simulate a realistic situation that’s relevant to the learners and (2) they teach academic info that learners aren’t expected to apply in real life.

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David Kelly "Building a Learning Strategy from an Ecosystem of Resources" #ATDTK

Learning Visions

Let''s take this definition of an ecosystem in nature and apply that to the workplace. This definition is different than training. eLearning Guild Research Repor t just released on Learning & Performance Ecosystems. These are my live blogged notes from David Kelly''s concurrent session here at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. shift in the ways we define learning strategies within our organizations. Why don''t orgs have a learning strategy? Nothing really changed though. Not a learning strategy. It exists.

Top eLearning Sites?

Tony Karrer

I was asked what the biggest traffic sites are in eLearning that were not vendor specific sites. This was from a marketer trying to reach eLearning professionals. My quick answer was that Jane Hart’s site , eLearning Learning and The eLearning Guild would be among the top. It’s definitely not accurate as it way under reports traffic for eLearning Learning.

For the Love of Learning

Learning Rebels

For those of you who are in the dark about DevLearn, let me initiate you – DevLearn is a Learning and Development conference sponsored by the eLearning Guild   It’s main focus is on technology in learning. Definitely a plus, as this allowed me to wonder the aisles and actually look at the booths, unafraid of being accosted. Interaction works  both ways.). Halloween.

Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses

Rapid eLearning

Things You Can Only Learn from a Real E-Learning Expert : Learn to work with subject matter experts and the tech-savvy millennials; and get a definitive explanation of how to finally spell e-learning eLearning elearning leearning. Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning : Social media tools are all the rage, but what’s their role in elearning? Do it.


Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, August 16, 2007 31 Days: Days 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16 The 31 Days of this challenge is definitely dragging on. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! ► March (11) eLearning Geeks on Spring Break and New Skills for. Its nice to give gifts. know it does to mine.

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Eli Pariser Keynote, #DevLearn "The Filter Bubble"

Learning Visions

This are my liveblogged notes Eli Pariser morning keynote session on Thursday, October 24 at the eLearning Guild DevLearn Conference , happening this week in Las Vegas. Learning is by definition an encounter with what you don''t know." Forgive any incoherence or typos. I am in Vegas, after all. Eli Pariser, The Filter Bubble. We don''t all get the same Google anymore.

Here’s a Way to Make Your E-Learning Course Objectives Interesting

Rapid eLearning

In the past I’ve built similar elearning courses for organizations that taught their employees about having these disaster kits. When I first learned to build elearning courses the rule was that you HAD to have a page that stated the learning objectives. And, it’s definitely not the most interesting way. Understanding Objectives. Today that still seems to be standard.


10 Must-Read Materials About Synchronous Learning


In our eLearning 101 ebook you will find the essentials you need to understand what synchronous and asynchronous e-learning are, what are the main differences, benefits and drawbacks of each method and who should consider them. Definitely a must-read for designers working on synchronous courses. Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Where do we start? From the basics of course! All in one. 5.

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. For example, in 2007 PowerPoint to eLearning Shootout they compared: Articulate Atlantic Link I'm always somewhat skeptical of niche tools (see eLearning Course Development ). In June 2007, I added a few more rapid eLearning tools. Based on a couple of recent posts about Rapid eLearning and Rapid eLearning Tools ( What is Rapid eLearning?