July, 2012

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Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound. The mlearning domain is still new to many, so this confusion is to be expected. These myths are holding back widespread adoption of mobile learning in the workplace. Here is a list of the more common ones I come across. Also contrast with a list of myths we posted on this blog a couple of years ago. 1. It’s not secure.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. Information Aggregation. RSS readers (i.e.,

The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: We’re an organisation of about 1000 people and we don’t have any e-learning. How far behind are we? This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012. My experience is not exhaustive and my opinion will have inherent biases. This is a shame. Learning Strategy Our Changing Practice

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Envisioning the Future of Education Technology #edtech #eLearning

Dont Waste Your Time

“Education lies at a peculiar crossroad in society. On one hand it has the responsibility of anticipating real-life skills by preparing us for an increasingly complex world – but education methodologies can only be formalized after practices have been defined. ” Thanks to Michell Zappa for this follow-up infographic to the Envisioning Emerging Technology I posted yesterday.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

The Best Quick Reference Guides to Web 2.0 on the Planet.Period!

ZaidLearn

CLICK HERE.for the Scoop.it version to all! THE STORY! Last year, the amazing Prof. Dr. Mohamed Amin (Deputy Director, e-Learning, Centre for Academic Development, UKM) discovered through a large survey he conducted to staff and students from mostly public universities in Malaysia that there was a lack of awareness (and training opportunities) about Web 2.0, and how Web 2.0 So, what did Prof.

How to Create a Learning Culture in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Several excellent blog posts have recently come to my attention that, when combined, provide a how-to for creating a learning culture in organizations. One of these posts appears in Jane Hart’s blog, Learning in the Social Workplace. In this post , she writes that workplace learning is: Structured learning experiences (e.g., training) and informal learning experiences (e.g.,

Augmented Reality – Making Paper Interactive

Upside Learning

Clients who already use paper-based materials for distribution or in an instructor-led environment often ask us how we can enhance the learning experience for participants. One of the ways we recommend is to use elements of Augmented Reality. Ever browsed through an Ikea catalog? It’d be a shame to throw that out the window and replace with a digital version. more about this later).

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. Information Aggregation. RSS readers (i.e.,

The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: We’re an organisation of about 1000 people and we don’t have any e-learning. How far behind are we? This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012. My experience is not exhaustive and my opinion will have inherent biases. This is a shame. Learning Strategy Our Changing Practice

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Why I’m adopting Tin Can

Stoatly Different

I’ve never been a big fan of SCORM as a standard. Whilst I can easily buy into the need for such a standard to exist, it’s always bothered me that we’ve been forced into reverting to type whenever SCORM comes into the debate. The philosophy forces one into creating packages of sequenced content for learners to play through. Enter Tin Can. And using Tin Can, I can know this.

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3 Reasons Teachers use Technology in the Classroom #edtech #infographic

Dont Waste Your Time

This infographic on ‘Components of a 21 st Century Classroom’ has some interesting facts and figures (not all do) but the real interesting point is in the top-right corner: “top 3 reasons for teachers to use technology in the classroom”: 76%  (use tech to) adapt to diverse learning styles. 77% (use tech to) boost student motivation. Is this surprising?

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

ASTD Philadelphia Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

I had a wonderful time at the ASTD Philadelphia elearning SIG meeting last week. Wonderful people, fun time and great exchange of knowledge and information. We played the game “Fact or Fishy” where I gave some information and using the software Poll Everywhere , the audience members answered the questions, one half of the audience against the other. Special thanks to Karl G. Games

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10 Great Learning Game Design Links

Upside Learning

As our forays into game-based learning continue, so does the research. Thought it’d be a good time to share the 10 most interesting links I’ve looked at in the last month or so. 1. Learning From Game Design: 11 Gambits For Influencing User Behaviour. Dan Lockton about 11 ways to increase engagement using ‘gamey’ ways. Learning From Game Design: 11 Gambits For Influencing User Behaviour.

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What specifically is e-learning good for?

Clive on Learning

Last week I attempted to answer the question 'what is e-learning good for?' and came up with a very simple answer: E-learning, in its many and varied forms, is suitable for any learning activity which does not have to be conducted face-to-fac e. went on to explain what the circumstances would be in which a face-to-face solution would be needed, but I probably didn't go far enough to satisfy most learning professionals. The reason is that you can't generalise about e-learning because it comes in so many forms. As a tool to allow groups of learners to collaborate on projects and assignments.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

For all the mind-boggling stats we read about the video revolution, like how we are publishing video to YouTube at the rate of 72 hours every minute, and consuming over 3 billion hours of video each month, as well as other stats you can see here , video as a medium hasn’t really evolved. For the most part it has remained a fairly passive experience. Video and the Flipped Classroom. link].

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. It even threatens to overtake the blogosphere’s current obsession with gamification. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Which one is correct? They all are. You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other.

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

How We Helped Faculty Move Their Courses Online

Allison Rossett

Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger. She and our SDSU colleagues have enjoyed some solid successes in bringing faculty to rely on and appreciate technology. Here is her story. I’ve been working with university faculty on teaching, learning and technology for almost ten years. The program had impact. It catalyzed strategic alliances with key units and leaders. ITS is a place. This Wedding?

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Review: Learning Everywhere by Chad Udell

Experiencing eLearning

I am still very much a novice in mobile learning. I’ve known for quite a while that mobile was a topic I’d have to learn more about eventually, but to be honest, it isn’t something most of my clients are talking about yet. suspect I am one of the only instructional designers left in the world who doesn’t own a smartphone.

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Leveraging Mobile Learning For Sales Training

Upside Learning

It’s probably easier to push toothpaste back into a tube than convince sales professionals to attend classroom training. Sounds like an exaggeration? Not in my opinion! In my previous job with a life insurance company, I noticed that most sales professionals actually dislike training. Why do sales professionals dislike classroom training? No wonder they eventually start hating it.

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Fourth Summer 2012 Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

In the fourth “Learning in 3D Class” we had the opportunity to visit within the virtual world of ProtoSphere. It was a great tour led by Domenick Naccarato of ProtonMedia , the creator of ProtoSphere. Here are some videos of what we were able to experience. Here are some images from our exploration. Gathering in ProtoSphere for our tour. 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

eLearning: Google Gets Into Online Learning with "Power Searching with Google" Course

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I have recently written about  how to use Google to search for eLearning images you can actually use  and  how to search specific websites using Boolean operators in Google search queries. Those  Those skills, however, are just the tip of the Google search iceberg. Starting today (July 10), you can take a free virtual course called "Power Searching with Google" straight from the folks at Google. The virtual course will be spread over two weeks and consist of six 50-minute interactive lessons.   eLearning mLearning

Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

eLearning 24-7

The argument that you have to spend over 50K to find a sweet LMS is totally bogus.  What is true is that there are plenty of awesome systems for less than 25K and even sweet systems with very nice feature sets for under 10K. I’m not talking about freebies such as Moodle or Sakai, but actually commercial systems. Number of Users. These are folks who are going to use your system. In my experience, small businesses (500 or less users) are the ideal audience for a low cost system. Are there low cost systems for the education market? Absolutely. . User Interface. Skinning. Mobile and Social.

How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online

Allison Rossett

Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger. She and our SDSU colleagues have enjoyed some solid successes in bringing faculty to rely on and appreciate technology. Here is her story. I’ve been working with university faculty on teaching, learning and technology for almost ten years. The program had impact. It catalyzed strategic alliances with key units and leaders. ITS is a place. This Wedding?

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Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. It even threatens to overtake the blogosphere’s current obsession with gamification. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Which one is correct? They all are. You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes

Ignatia Webs

Choosing the best (smart)phone or tablet for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. It also depends on what you want to do with it and how easy you can get used to technology. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. Let's say you want to explore mobile learning, these are some of your options.

Is It Time To Move Onto A Unified Learning System?

Upside Learning

As new challenges emerge, organizations look for new solutions and more often than not, end up bolting on a new system or software. Very often, the new system may be able to address some of the challenges faced, but in a very disjoint manner. Today’s learners also want to be able to choose the technology that they use to access their training material. Track course progress and completion.

Games for Change Part 1: The Power of Urgent Optimism in Learning Games

Bottom-Line Performance

Games change us. They change our brains and they change how we think. They put us in the middle of situations we would have never imagined or expected and allow us to make choices and decisions we never thought possible. Games offer a safe place to feel uncomfortable, a controlled place to experience the chaos of real life. But can games lead us to meaningful SOCIAL change?

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Is e-learning something I can do?

Clive on Learning

In what will probably be the final post in my series of questions most frequently asked by learning professionals, I tackle the question ‘Is e-learning something I can do?’ As has been the case with all of these posts, the answer very much depends on what type of e-learning you are talking about: Facilitating virtual classroom sessions Generally speaking, if you’re confident facilitating in a physical classroom then there’s no reason whatsoever, other than fear of the unknown, why you should’t do the same in an online environment. Onlignment publish a free virtual classroom facilitator’s guide.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Why Learn?

The Peformance Improvement

Why should you keep on learning? You have a college degree, maybe a terminal degree such as MBA or Ph.D. You have a job that you know how to do and you’re good at it. You get a regular paycheck, and, if you’re lucky, have a long-term contract and stock options. Other than your supplier’s new products and services, what is there left to learn? Learning and work have merged. You know the trends.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

I love Mobile and everything that it represents. like the physicality of touch, the idea that nothing gets in the way of me and my content, no keyboard, no mouse, no stylus, no usb ports for a microphone or webcam to connect to, nothing but touch. enjoy the simplicity of mobile. suppose you can say that I think “ mobile-first ” and everything else, including desktop-second.

Envisioning Emerging Technology #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

“Understanding where technology is heading is more than guesswork. Looking at emerging trends and research, one can predict and draw conclusions about how the technology sphere is developing, and which technologies, should become mainstream in the coming years. Envisioning technology is meant to facilitate these observations by taking a step back and seeing the wider context.

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. ASTD conducted a free webinar on that research report this week. The speakers at the webinar were Kevin Oakes (founder & CEO of i4CP, earlier founder of Click2Learn which was merged with Docent to form SumTotal) and John Polaschek (Sr.

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

Games for Change Part 1: The Power of Urgent Optimism in Learning Games

Bottom-Line Performance

Games change us. They change our brains and they change how we think. They put us in the middle of situations we would have never imagined or expected and allow us to make choices and decisions we never thought possible. Games offer a safe place to feel uncomfortable, a controlled place to experience the chaos of real life. But can games lead us to meaningful SOCIAL change? BLP News

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Adobe Captivate 6: The Theme for Today is Consistency!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    If you are creating a soft skills eLearning lesson (a lesson teaching a life skill such as conflict resolution instead of a software simulation), the appearance of each individual slide is critical. If you are creating a software simulation, the background is typically the application being simulated so that's one less thing you have to worry about.

What is e-learning good for?

Clive on Learning

Continuing my series of posts that answer the questions I most get asked by learning professionals, I turn to one that's always difficult to answer: what is e-learning good for? There's nearly always an agenda behind this question or at least a great deal of scepticism about the potential of e-learning. What people really want to know is whether e-learning has any relevance beyond the obviously restricted domain of regulatory/compliance training. In particular they want to know whether it has the potential to challenge what they are currently doing in the classroom.

Create #mobile #quizzes free & paid options for #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

A couple of days ago someone asked me ‘how can I create quizzes and conduct them through mobile phones? ‘. The question was sent to me through my ask box! never had a question received through that ask-box so I am excited! So I gladly dedicate a blogpost to the answer. There are a couple of ways to set up or conduct quizzes that are delivered to mobile phones.

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How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

A staggering 80% of sales professionals report they don’t remember or implement their lessons from annual sales kickoff meetings.Our new publication, available below, explores how companies can avoid costly mistakes in sales training.

eLecture (cartoon)

Dont Waste Your Time

Image source: sandraschoen on Flickr. Related posts: Infographic: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs & the Social Media that Fulfill ‘Em. Creative Commons explained (video). Presentation: “Creative Commons: What every Educator needs to know” eLearning Cartoon Echo360 Lecture

LMS – Evolving Into A Unified Learning System

Upside Learning

Accommodating different learning styles in Learning Management Systems (LMSs) represents an important step towards providing a wholesome learning experience to the learners. Most of the LMSs to date are based on a single learning style – catering to a specific channel of learning or a specific technology option. But this is changing. Moving towards a unified learning system.

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