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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

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.

Evaluation Copy of Switch just came in. Very cool.

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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.

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.

Critical pedagogy: people can learn, but that does not make them philanthropists

Ignatia Webs

Social media helps us all to connect, we all learn at an increased pace, both in educational institutions, in our professional organizations/companies and just for ourselves. But how much of our learning is aimed at making the world a nicer (more human and balanced) place? How much of our learning is aimed at becoming more critical? Or impossible in this more corporate ruled world?

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.

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.

LSSM (Lonely Single Screennoms Monster) Seeks Loving Adventurer!

Visual Lounge

If you love making tasty screencasts and delicious captures with Snagit, Camtasia Studio, Camtasia for Mac, Camtasia Relay, Jing and Morae, there's a Screennoms Monster waiting to meet you! Meet the TechSmith Screennoms Monster ! We've been invaded by a bunch of Screennoms Monsters and they need new homes. First 100 people to respond get a monster - US only. Om nom nom!

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.

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!

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.

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!

Time Saver Tuesday - Snagit Print Driver + PDF

Visual Lounge

Surfing Twitter today, reminded me of a little known feature in Snagit that can save you lots of time. Snagit has a 'printer' capture option. Snagit shows up as a 'printer' that you can choose when you go to print an image or document. This is useful for several reasons - you can use Snagit as a virtual printer. often travel so I don't always have access to a printer or a fax machine.

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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.

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.

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!

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.

Meet Mike Kujansuu - TechSmith Product Marketing Manager

Visual Lounge

Kelly Rush, our videographer and I still wandering the halls of TechSmith to get interviews with the people behind the products you use. We recently caught up with Mike Kujansuu, the Product Marketing Manager for Camtasia Studio, Camtasia for Mac, Camtasia Relay, Morae and UserVue. It's a quick video that runs 4:40 minutes. Check him out him in his festive red blazer. Any other requests?

The web has been around for #20years (and I’ve been around for 14 of them)

Adventures in Corporate Education

EMC has an online magazine called On. In this month’s issue, it talks about the Web being 20 years old. Len Devanna tagged myself and Barry Burke to answer the following questions (which were also asked in the magazine): How has the Web changed your life? How has the Web changed business and society? What do you think the Web will look like in twenty years? How has the Web changed your life? I’ve talked about my journey before, but basically the web pulled me out of poverty. My electronics classes were on a campus about 30 minutes away from my house. learned html. Its up to you.

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.

Ribbon Hero – A Cool Game to Hone Your MS Office Skills

The Writers Gateway

Microsoft has launched the prototype of a game called Ribbon Hero which will help people boost MS Office knowledge and skills. You You just  have to download and install Ribbon Hero. It acts as an add-in in MS Word, MS PowerPoint etc. How does it work? Every time you use a feature in MS Word or MS Powerpoint, you gain points for it. If you use advanced features, you gain more points. My View.

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!

Presentation Materials - Request Online

Visual Lounge

I was at "CES":[link] and "CodeMash":[link] last week. I met with lots of User Group leaders and people conducting workshops. And, that reminded me that it's been awhile since I've mentioned our "Presentation Materials":[link]. we are happy to support you! You can also find a generic PowerPoint presentation, product logos and more "here":[link]. And, we'd love to come visit you.

Value of an Online Degree

Tony Karrer

Related to my recent post about eLearning Certifications , someone went back through some of my older related posts such as eLearning Certification , Online Degrees Get No Respect and particularly: Lower Value of Online Degree Programs and asked: I am curious, now that things have changed over the last three years, where do you stand with online degrees, specifically, WSAC (regionally) accredited online PhD degrees? Don't you think that a person with an accredited PhD and has real world experience should be a top candidate versus a PhD who has been going to school for the last 10 years?

Agile Bengaluru 2010 - Facilitating Dialogue in situations of Conflict (session outputs)

The Learning Generalist

As promised, here are the workshop outputs from the session Rixt Wiersma and I ran on the topic of 'Facilitating Dialogue in situations of Conflict' at the Agile Bengaluru 2010 conference. It was a really enjoyable session for us as participants and we had a wonderful crowd that impressed us with their keen interest in the humanistics of Agile software developments. At the end of the exercise, here are the thoughts that teams had about dealing with conflict. who is involved?) eg: What do you think? Do you agree? hurry or unnecessary 'push' towards decision making Avoid making assumptions.

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.

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.

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.

Metalearning and Learning Styles

Big Dog, Little Dog

First, I'm sorry for the long delay between postings but I got tied up with a couple of complex projects. Hopefully future postings will be more timely. One of the elements in the Periodic Chart of Agile Learning is metalearning — being aware of and taking control of one's own learning (Biggs, 1985). It is often used in Learning Style theory. Effect size. Reinforcement. Instructional quality.

Top ten tips for using video effectively in e-learning

Spicy Learning

Videos can be a great addition to e-learning packages - but only if they’re used in the right way. Here are Saffron’s top ten tips for making sure videos are adding value to your e-learning rather than just adding megabytes to your course. 1. Keep videos short and to the point. Unless you’re making the video interactive, keep it short and focused so your learner doesn’t switch off. This is especially true for monologues given by company executives: keep the learner engaged by keeping it short and sweet. 2. Use videos for emphasis. Don’t overuse video. Be creative.

Evaluation Copy of Switch just came in. Very cool.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

Video: Educational Transformation, Sir Ken Robinson

Dont Waste Your Time

If you haven’t come across Sir Ken Robinson before, he is a very witty and very astute individual in the realm of education and innovation, and is able to break down the barriers and present thoughts and ideas in such an easy digestible way that I find it difficult to find fault. “The challenge we all face now [.] Related posts: Alternatives to PowerPoint in the classroom. Video: Pay Attention. Video: Digital Learners. Technology Video Academia 2.0 eDelivery eLearning mLearning Presentation Web 2.0

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,