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6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard by now that mobile learning is no longer the next big thing – it IS the big thing. Here is a quick breakdown of the mobile learning trends you need to be watching. All of these trends saw significant uptake in 2012… and look to continue. 1. mLearning in the classroom…and in the workplace. The best part? Snack learning”.

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Ideas About Games and Learner Assessment

Kapp Notes

Just read an article in our local newspaper that indicated the state of Pennsylvania spent $30 million dollars last year on testing. It kinda made me sick…especially since fill-in-the-blank testing only really has value when measuring a person’s ability to be successful at fill-in-the-blank tests, no real-world application. Games would be so much better at teaching application. Games

Video: Education Technology is the Future of Education?

Dont Waste Your Time

I came across this great video over the weekend, posted by Brian Kotts ( @ iEducator ). I was not aware  that the Norwegian and Swedish education systems were as good as is reported on this post : “When policy makers support and cooperate with practitioners, schools prosper and do well. Let us take an example of educational research. ” YouTube: The Future Start Now (2012 ed).

The power of one

E-Learning Provocateur

A lifetime ago I worked in an office that, like most others, had a tacit dress code. A tie was not mandatory unless you were meeting clients; otherwise a collared shirt and sensible slacks (or a nice blouse and a long-enough skirt) sufficed. Then the next week, more people were in their civvies. You would look very strange indeed if you turned up in a suit. Are you using it? Ironic, eh?

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.

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5 Tips To Evaluate The Success Of LMS Switch

Upside Learning

You have finally switched over to a new LMS. major load has been lifted off your shoulders. You now plan to sit back and let the new LMS take its time to set in. But before you get too comfortable with the new LMS, it’s important you evaluate how good the switch has been for you. Below are 5 tips that will help you evaluate the success of your LMS switch: 1.Checklist against key drivers.

The power of one

E-Learning Provocateur

A lifetime ago I worked in an office that, like most others, had a tacit dress code. A tie was not mandatory unless you were meeting clients; otherwise a collared shirt and sensible slacks (or a nice blouse and a long-enough skirt) sufficed. Then the next week, more people were in their civvies. You would look very strange indeed if you turned up in a suit. Are you using it? Ironic, eh?

Writing & Grammar: Proper Punctuation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Last week I issued a punctuation challenge to you "skills and drills" readers. Here is the paragraph shown as it was punctuated when it was originally published: Until very recently, the only way you could distribute multimedia files over the Web was by using external files as described in the first half of this chapter.   --From Teach Yourself Web Publishing  with HTML 3.2 by Laura Lemay. Some acceptable variations (and some commentary) include the following: The comma after the first three-word introductory phrase is optional.


Is Augmented Reality really the answer? #edtech #AR

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Following on from previous posts on Augmented Reality ( Does it have a place/future in education? and Augmented Reality on campus ) I’ve spent a little time trying, and enjoying, the experience of using and creating Aurasmas , but have not got anywhere past the stage of just trying it out. So, if you plan it properly for a classroom environment, what can you do? AR treasure hunt.

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.

In an Internet minute

Learning with e's

The futurologist Ray Kurzweil once said that 'change is not linear, it is exponential.' Sociologist Alvin Toffler described three waves of evolution in our interaction with tools. The first two, the agricultural and industrial revolutions laid the foundations for the larger, Third Wave - the technology revolution. These staggering metrics are only the tip of the iceberg. Unported License.

Webinar recording on #train-the-trainer from Jacqueline Batchelor #mobimooc

Ignatia Webs

During the third week of MobiMOOC , Jacqueline Batchelor focused on the challenges and benefits of creating a train-the-trainer set up for teachers/tutors/trainers to use a mobile phone at the center of their training and teaching. The powerpoint of the presentation can be found here, and the youtube or audio presentation is also embedded more below. Train the trainer from Jacqueline Batchelor It is a great seminar, combining theory with practical implementations from her South-African context. mLearning low resource setting education training mooc mobimooc eLearning train-the-trainer

Adobe RoboHelp: Pining to Pin?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    When I use a program frequently, I tend to pin the program to my Taskbar for quick access. If you've never pinned an application to the Taskbar, it's a simple process. On Windows 7, click the  Start  button on the Taskbar and find the program you'd like to pin. Of course, I use Adobe RoboHelp every day too. What gives? Not so fast.

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Games for Learning Infographic

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Here’s an interesting infographic on “ Can Gaming help Kids Learn? ” Click to view the full Infographic. Here are some little factlets: 74% of school administrators feel that digital education technology increases student engagement (while 50% think it helps to personalise instruction). 90% of school children (2-17 years old) play electronic games.

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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.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. By  Jay Cross | Chief Executive Officer, Internet Time Alliance. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. Higher education institutions must capitalize on this shift. Co-written with  Chris Sessums | Director of Educational Research, Internet Time Lab. Where do I post my profile?

Issuing Points for Completion of Learning Events

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The point system is engrained in higher education. A typical undergraduate degree in a university where I reside requires the completion of 120 credits. university student who completes an individual course usually earns three or four credits. Often, students can be given the opportunity to take on special projects or extracurricular activities to earn extra credits.

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Live to learn

Learning with e's

As I was walking in to the university yesterday, a thought struck me. asked myself the question, why do I work at the university? It certainly isn't because of the money. Firstly, I could earn a heck of a lot more in other industries. Secondly, I don't really need to work any more. So why do I stay employed? live to learn. That's the kind of awe we should feel when we consider learning.

Are you still thinking ‘What is Quora’?

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If, like me, you’re still trying to figure out what Quora is and how you can use it you might not find this video Infographic very useful in that respect, but it might just help you see where it has come from and where it’s going: YouTube: Quora animated infographic. The big question I’ve heard about Quora is ‘how is this different from Wikipedia?’ Is it a plane?

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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.

The Tin-Can Calamity: RESOLVED!


A few weeks ago I wrote about the ongoing difficulties this project was having with SCORM protocol, specifically the new Tin-Can API that is on the cusp of changing the industry (albeit slowly). For those of you who don’t care either way, then I can see how this news isn’t all that revolutionary. Let me put it another way. As always, feel free to ask any questions or leave comments. Tweet.


Do not wait to take control of your professional development

Learning and Working on the Web

What happens when freelancing becomes the norm? The US is no longer an industrial-based society where you can count on having a job for life and a sparkly new watch at your retirement party. And forget about that pension.) According to the Freelancers Union, one in three workers are now toiling as freelancers, temps, “permalancers”, perma-temps, contractors, contingent workers, etc.

Limitless learning

Learning with e's

The personal learning environment (PLE) is still a bone of contention. Over at the Open University of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Ismael Peña-López has been doing some stirling work on theories surrounding Vygotsky's learning model and PLEs. His article can be accessed here in its entirety. Ismael starts by simplifying Vygotskian theory. For me, the PLE is peculiar to the individual who makes it.

Future of Technology in Education App #FOTE12

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Future of Technology in Education Conference (iPhone/iPad/iPod) : If you’re considering attending the Future of Technology in Education FOTE conference this year then you may want to think about downloading the dedicated App for it (also available for Android devices). “The FOTE12 app offers delegates of the conference all relevant event information in the palm of their hand.”

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.

Here’s How to Convert Click & Read to Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

One of the most frequent questions I get is how to convert linear, click-and-read courses to something more interactive. Linear courses are often the result of our focus on sharing information and not knowing how to move beyond this. In today’s post we’ll look at a few guiding principles that help in the transition from linear to interactive elearning. The Interactive Trifecta. Relevance.

A look at 5 #mLearning theories and examples with Geoff Stead

Ignatia Webs

During this week of MobiMOOC (the free, open online course on mobile learing), Geoff Stead from the Tribal lab in Cambridge , UK managed to link 5 mobile learning theories with practical mLearning examples in a 60 minute webinar. The webinar can be viewed here. theory mobile learning theory mLearning mobile learning mooc mobimooc

The future is a big place

Learning with e's

If I have learnt nothing else this week, I have learnt that the future is a very, very big place. wrote recently that we live in exponential times , and this was brought home to all of us this week at The Windsor Debates. We are simply not prepared for the future. We are not ready for the rapid and wide reaching changes that will impact us all in the next few decades. The demise of Kodak was cited.

Teaching Expert Learners

Kapp Notes

Here are some tips for teaching expert learners. As employees and learners gain experience performing tasks and learning information, they develop mental representations known as mental models or a schema. These mental models are used by individuals to drive performance, make decisions and interpret a situation. These models are not necessarily completely accurate understandings but they are useful representations of how the elements of a situation, concept or idea interact with one another and what outcomes may be anticipated. This is what is known as “Expertise Reversal Effect.” [2]. Gagne.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

weeLearning 6 – Roundup


weeLearning 6 was all about video in learning, here's what people were saying about it Read more › events annotag jisc video

Enterprise 2.0 transition

Learning and Working on the Web

The E20 Meetup in Paris today discussed the role of “Organizational Development” (OD) and “Human Ressource Management” (HR) in the Enterprise 2.0 game play. The discussions focused on how and in what manner OD and HR can support  adoption & transformation processes. Bjoern Negelmann was the host. Jon Husband and I attended via Google Hangout. transition? Enterprise 2.0

This week on #TalkTech: Virtual Browsers, Free Wi-Fi and mLearning in Traditional Industries

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#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We’re never at a loss for new tech news, apps, and interesting blogs to explore in our weekly chats. Take a look at what we have planned for this week: Topic 1: How can virtual browsers change workplace training? .