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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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Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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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.

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.

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!

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.

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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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!

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 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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.