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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.

Video: Learning to Change, Changing to Learn

Dont Waste Your Time

This video, forwarded to me by ShellTerrell on Twitter, is something that many of us already understand, but many administrative individuals do not. Those of us who work ‘in’ education understand these concepts (“the death of education, the dawn of learning&# as Stephen Heppell says), but those who work ‘for’ education (administrators, planners, managers, chancellors, [.] Related posts: Design Learning Spaces. "I teach, therefore you learn … or do you?" Video: Future of Learning. Video Academia 2.0 eLearning Technology University 2.0 Web 2.0 Web 3.0

Videoblogging versus Blogging


This blog post gives me an initial opportunity to consider the potential of videoblogging compared with straightforward blogging. My initial conclusions are that for learning purposes, both types of blogging require some thinking through and some preparation and planning. Having a visual stimulus on the blog i think will spark more initial interest.

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.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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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!

Here’s a Quick Way to Create Your Next E-Learning Template in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, I showed you how to design your own PowerPoint templates. In other posts, I’ve talked about how to use PowerPoint’s drawing features to build the envelope icon and television monitor. These are all intended to help you become more proficient with PowerPoint and your graphic design skills. have a published example below, as well as a step-by-step tutorial.

Use Learning Paths to develop the right Learning Strategy

The Learning Generalist

Last month when I was in Sri Lanka, I tried a local dish called Kottu. Kottu's a simple, yet complex street side dish and it contains roti bread, carrots, beans, onions, other vegetables, eggs, meats, coconut oil; well almost everything you can imagine, thrown onto a pan and tossed together. Hold on - did I just say 'everything '? That's a bit of a magic word for anyone in the learning world.

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!

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Connect, aggregate, filter; then train

Learning and Working on the Web

The primary role of the “training&# department [or whatever it becomes] for any knowledge-based business is to Connect & Communicate. As workers co-develop emergent processes they need to be supported through updated information, tools and processes to do their work. So that makes three value adding activities in the digital economy: aggregating, filtering, and connecting.

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.

Evaluation Copy of Switch just came in. Very cool.

Learning and Technology

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Are you a Tech-Savvy Teacher?

eLearning Acupuncture

Have you ever been asked if you are a tech-savvy teacher? Probably not. Have you ever wondered to yourself if you are a tech-savvy teacher? If you answered 'yes' then this link I am providing below was meant for you. In November 2009, Staff at Rasmussen College in the United States have compiled what they believe are the Top 100 Apps (50 for the Web and 50 for the iPhone) for Tech-Savvy Teachers.

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.

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.

Evaluation Copy of Switch just came in. Very cool.

Learning and Technology

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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.

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.

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.

Converting a DVD from a windows pc onto a mobile device in 10 steps

Ignatia Webs

As a teacher or professor you want to use multimedia (e.g. from your school’s library) in your classes or for informal learning purposes, the trouble is how do you do that? If you have a documentary or a movie you made on history that you can distribute on mobile devices, you can deliver it to your learners in advance of a field trip. Step 2. Step 3. Just let the smiley do what it wants to. Step 4.

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.

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.

Do *more* with clickers to engage students

eLearning Acupuncture

It’s the beginning of term and I am planning against to use an audience response system in my class (i.e. clickers). If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I like to use the student’s own cellphones as their clickers ( see here ). They love it! He’s the author of Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments. bonus marks that week.

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.

2010 Horizon Report on emerging technologies' impact on education is out

Ignatia Webs

The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the New Media Consortium (NMC)’s Horizon Project in collaboration with Educause, a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression within higher education. You can download the report here. making sense of data is critical.

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,

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.