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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” When I say that, keep in mind that 90% of what workplace learning is all about will be basically unchanged this year. It’s mostly going to be the same – as it always is.

Mobile Learning (mLearning) Applications - An Example

Upside Learning

During the course of a routine trawl of my news-feeds I stumbled on something interesting that I found relevant to my current research into mobile learning. What make this iPhone application different is that it’s not targeted at meeting a specific need. Rather, it’s more an application that can be tailored to your specific need. Tool use in a controlled environment – as a simulation. 2.

Realistic Graphics and Learning: What’s most effective?

The eLearning Coach

Before you just place any old photo into an online course or informational web site, it’s a good idea to think about whether a realistic graphic is required. And if so, how much realism will be most effective? By realism, I mean how well a graphic appears to be a successful copy of its referent. common assumption is that more realism corresponds to greater comprehension. Tweet This! Buzz up!

Substance Abuse: The Danger of Superficiality in e-Learning by Dr. Carmen Taran

Learning Solutions Magazine

Instructional designers must always deal with the question of how much is enough? Unfortunately, under the pressure of clients’ “I want it yesterday” demands, too often the default is to offer as little as possible in order to get the product out the virtual door on time and under budget. Take some time to savor this essay on avoiding superficiality!

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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How creative is your environment?

The eLearning Coach

I’ve worked with numerous design and development teams over the years and one noticeable characteristic of these teams was their creativity. They spent lots of productive time creating games, matching themes to content, brainstorming interactions and developing suspenseful scenarios. Yet among some learner groups, online learning has a reputation for being boring and dull. Tweet This!

Mobile Learning - Learning 2.0

Bottom-Line Performance

I think of Learning 2.0 in terms of two things: fast access to user-created content that helps me learn and creating my own content that helps others. Focusing on that first aspect of Learning 2.0, I spend most of my time “learning&# on my smart phone. The iPhone keeps me connected to everything, whether work or social. But I don’t. It teaches several little tips with a clearn UI.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #8

Upside Learning

Printliminator. The Printliminator is a bookmarklet with some simple tools you can use to makes websites print better. One click to activate, and then click to remove elements from the page, remove graphics, and apply better print styling. 2. Apple’s Tablet Interface. The design of interaction is often restricted by the user interface paradigms in current use. Disney Ptex library goes Open Source.

Instructional Design for Virtual Worlds

Experiencing eLearning

Welcome to stop #10 on the blog book tour for Learning in 3D! How does the instructional design process change when you’re working with virtual worlds and 3-D environments? That’s the question addressed in Chapter 7 of Learning in 3D by Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll. 3-D virtual environments can be very different from the typical kinds of learning experiences most of us design.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Presentation Resources for Learning Tree Presentation

Kapp Notes

Today, I met some wonderful folks at at Learning Tree International's Learning Leader's Forum. presented on the topic of "Innovations in Technology and the Impact on Organizational Learning" at an early morning breakfast meeting which was a little early considering I met up the night before with some alumni and had a great dinner at a wonderful Italian Restaurant. Statistics.

Employee Engagement in 100 Sentences

The Peformance Improvement

Advice about developing employee engagement in organizations is offered in a new, free e-book titled, Employee Engagement: Powerful Sentences of Advice for Managers. Published by the Employee Engagement Network , edited by David Zinger , and written by its members, the e-book consists of 100 sentences about  employee engagement. Beauford). Phil Canale). Download the e-book here.

I have seen a thousand faces.moments in life captured!

ID Reflections

The post, "I have seen a thousand faces" left me wondering and reflecting for a long time. It was my discovery of the morning.It is a visual representation of moments captured, moments that make up everyone's life, moments of pain, love, laughter. The human face has always been the teller of tales, and here you will see a beautiful rendition of that ageless story--the story of life.

3 Ways to Link in Lectora

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. As a developer you learn quickly that there are always multiple solutions to a problem. This can be frustrating at first but soon you learn the benefits and drawbacks of each individual solution. Lectora is a popular tool for creating e-Learning content for exactly this reason--it provides multiple ways to solve problems. Problem. Which approach do you use? Solution.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

eLearning Guild Learning in 3D Webinar Resources

Kapp Notes

Great presentation today, here are links to some of the resources and concepts discussed in today's eLearning Guild webinar series called Thought Leader Webinars. Here are the slides. Learning in 3D Thought Leader Webinar View more presentations from kkapp. Web site for the book Learning in 3D. If you would like to purchase the book, you can receive a 20% discount directly from the publisher.

Instructional Design for Videos

eLearning Brothers

A lot of training is using video and it’s becoming very easy to create and distribute. As things become easier and cheaper we often see the quality decrease. For example, if you had to spend $10,000 to hire a camera crew to come out and do a video shoot then you’d probably have all of the scripts and talent well prepared. However, if you can quickly create a video on your handheld camera and upload it to YouTube then you might be tempted to just “wing-it&#. Here is a great article by Jeremy Vest on things to keep in mind when doing instructional design for video.

Tips and Tricks for Web 2.0

Bottom-Line Performance

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” - H.L. Mencken. This quote is appropriate for so many things – including implementing Web 2.0 (or any other new) technology within an organization. As easy as many Web 2.0 technologies are (and more of them are supposed to be), implementing them successfully is neither simple nor easy. Here are some tips for making these tools work within your organization. Social learning environments need to be seeded and weeded. Our YouTube video of The Training Word , in contrast, has gotten a whopping 152 views. Which is fine.

New Research on High Performance Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

Outstanding leaders care more about productive relationships with their team members than they do about “making the numbers”, according to a study recently completed by researchers at The Work Foundation   and titled, “Exceeding Expectation: the principles of outstanding leadership.” The researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 77 senior leaders and their managers and direct reports in six “well known and enduring” companies in the UK. They looked for differences between “outstanding leadership” and merely “good leadership.” They were surprised by their own findings.

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.

Bloomfield College Keynote Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are the resources to accompany my address: Understanding Digital Diversity for Bloomfield College (which ranks first among small colleges in New Jersey according to Forbes list of best colleges.) Here are the slides: Bloomfield Keynote View more presentations from kkapp. Discussion of some of the key value of games for learning. Random Web 2.0 Statistics Learning, Web 2.0,

Awesome Quizzes – Tips to Use Articulate Quizmaker

eLearning Brothers

I really like Articulate’s Quizmaker ‘09. It allows me to do some pretty powerful stuff quickly. Here is a list of how do make your quizzes awesome in Quizmaker. Grouping Questions. There are times when you need to group questions to ensure that they flow in a certain order. Here are the steps: 1. Create your questions. 2. Click Question Group. 3. Drag the questions into that group.

Instructional Design Live on EdTechTalk: Show #2

Learning Visions

I'll be talking with Robert Squires today about Instructional Design on the Instructional Design Live show EdTechTalk. Join us for the conversation, today at noon eastern time! link].

For newspaper read classroom

Clive on Learning

In a special feature on newspapers and technology in The Economist of December 19th, the following caught my eye: "The internet may kill newspapers; but it is not clear if that matters. For society, what matters is that people should have access to news, not that it should be delivered through any particular medium; and, for the consumer, the faster it travels the better." " What this quote makes clear to me is how easily we get confused between the medium and the message. And in the end, that's their problem. That's what being in business is all about. In some ways it is.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

Train for Success Meeting was a Success!

Kapp Notes

Today, Tony O'Driscoll and I had the pleasure of meeting with the Train for Success group lead by Anders Gronstedt of The Gronstedt Group as part of our online book tour. We met at the United States Holocaust Museum where we ran into, by accident, David Klevan the Education Manager at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It was great running into David because he is a contributor to the book! So it was great to virtually interact with everyone. It was a really good discussion and excellent questions were asked and answered by many members of the group.

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 01/20/2010

Experiencing eLearning

YouTube – Inkscape-Screencast9 – Glass Button Effect Redux. Tutorial on how to create a glassy effect in Inkscape with gradients, an intersection shape for the highlight, and the dynamic offset. Includes explanations of why certain

SharePoint Templates for Academic Departments

Tony Karrer

One of my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was “Lots of SharePoint”. received the following inquiry in between the time I finished writing my predictions and when it went live: I found your post, SharePoint Examples , regarding finding others using SP in training organizations. have recently been charged to lead a team to assist with the design, look, feel and governance of our existing SP deployment. work at a University and one of our first task’s is to work on a template that might meet 80% of an Academic Departments needs. Please help. eLearning Technology.

Horizon Report 2010 - Mobile Computing

Upside Learning

The Horizon 2010 report has been published and is available for download. It’s definitely worth a read; lots of interesting trends that will affect the way we live and learn. found it interesting that the report points to mobile computing and open content as being on the near-term horizon, within the next 12 months. To follow after on the horizon are electronic books and augmented reality. 2010 promises to change the way we look at electronic learning , a move from the personal computer/browser environment to the mobile computing environment. Exciting times lie ahead.

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.