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eLearningGuild Online forum: integrating a #MOOC in your training environment

Ignatia Webs

The eLearning Guild has wonderful online forums, and tomorrow another set of interesting sessions is planned on the topic of leveraging learning infrastructure for your learners and your organization , and will run 10 sessions on the subject during 15 and 16 May 2014. But to succeed with MOOCs, we must understand what has and has not worked so far.

Free eLearning solutions at the Learning Exchange platform @eLearningGuild

Ignatia Webs

The eLearning Guild has launched an interesting content creating and sharing program, called the Learning Exchange. The idea is simple: let your members share their expertise (fits any expert learning format). The nice thing is that we all get to know each other better, and it provides us a stage to share eLearning content that we make anyway. And wondering what content I could share on it.

Top 21 Tips For Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

The eLearningGuild recently released a great resource “158 Tips on mLearning: From Planning to Implementation” Very interestingly, in the introduction Chris Benz says – the big question last year was “Should we do mLearning?” Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Tips The eLearningGuild ” The question this year is “How should we do mLearning?” ” It’s a fantastic change – one that we’ve been looking forward […].

Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge - Look Out eLearningGuild Annual Gathering in Boston

Tony Karrer

Are you going to the eLearningGuild Annual Gathering in Boston? If so, I've got a suggestion. At ASTD TK07 , I was invited by Jim Javenkoski (who created his blog during one of my hands on sessions) to a beer tasting event that he was doing on behalf of Unibroue. Jay Cross , Harold Jarche , Clark Quinn all were able to join me. The beer and conversation were fantastic. I've put them below.

eLearningGuild Session - 3D Simulations, DirectorMX

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I just finished my first web session for the eLearningGuild. Breeze is very cool. My session was Interactive 3D Simulation Training Using Macromedia Director MX (session 401) If you attended today, or view the video, I would love to get your feedback. Seriously.even if its negative. If you want to see the video again click the link below: The Simulation video (google video) Also, If you want to see more, I am leading several sessions at DevLearn2006. I am leading sessions on 3D simulations , MMO Games & Environments , and RSS: The New Learning Pipeline. Panel discussion.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to The eLearning Guild!!!

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You can tweet to @elearningguild or blog about your experiences. The eLearning Guild turned 10 years old today. Help me wish everyone at The eLearning Guild a Happy Anniversary!!! 2012 is sure to be a banner year, so renew your membership and stay connected with your colleagues in eLearning from around the world. Cheers

5 Tips for Using Social Media in eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

eLearningGuild, @learningsolmag and @elearnindustry are a few great ones to start your list with. As social media continues to grow in popularity in the eLearning industry, there are many benefits and values to using it. Instructors, educational institutions and companies can share practices, promote information and educational material, share opinions, and more. Be valuable.

The Pulse of Mobile Learning

Allison Rossett

Of course, the elearningguild’s  mobile learning conferences are a great place to launch. A faint pulse today. Most of what is said and written about mobile learning and support  touts potential and points to the future. Current studies confirm a faint pulse for mobile in enterprise learning today. first noticed this enthusiasm-action gap when colleague Jim Marshall and I  surveyed workplace learning professionals about their learning technology practices. “Are you offering programs that rely on mobile for delivery of learning and support now?” ” Most were not.

Take Flight with Twitter Resources for e-Learning

Everything E-Learning

eLearningGuild. Twitter—it’s not just for the birds! Pause while everyone cringes at my terrible pun. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about how Twitter can benefit you as an e-Learning developer. Twitter Chats. These moderated conversations have a hashtag—that word or phrase attached to a pound sign—and are focused on a particular subject. Conference Resources. CLOmedia.

Speaking at the eLearning Guild's DevLearn

Will at Work Learning

I'm delighted to be attending the eLearningGuild's DevLearn conference in Las Vegas coming up in late September and early October.  .  . The eLearning Guild always puts on a great conference and I'm excited to learn the latest and greatest on elearning and mobile learning. This year, I'm going to be keeping my eyes out for examples of micro learning and subscription learning -- as I see more an more interest in smaller learning nuggets. Come join me 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, October 1. Learning Measurement Work-Learning Research

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

What I wrote more about in 2010 than past years: Text-to-Speech (8) OCW (3) SharePoint (8) eLearning Strategy (16) eLearning Tools (34) Corporate eLearning (18) Knowledge Worker (8) Authoring Tools (8) Voice (15) Knowledge Work (4) Captivate (11) Adobe Captivate (6) Enterprise 2.0 (6) iPad (5) SkillSoft (2) Social Learning (15) Virtual Classroom (5) ASTD (8) eLearningGuild (2) And here were my top posts based on social signals. And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. A lot of it is thinking through where my thinking has changed over the course of the year.

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. When the above graphic was taken, it shows the overall satisfaction reported by eLearningGuild members about various tools. I was reminded of the various Brandon Hall shoot-outs. As far as Atlantic Link, I believe that the eLearningGuild survey treated them as a Software Simulation Tool and that's part of the reason they didn't appear when I created the graphic above (2007). Page update Mar 2008.

New Blogger - Tony O'Driscoll - and Beer Reminder

Tony Karrer

Tony will be on a panel around the what's coming next in eLearning at the eLearningGuild in Boston. Hint - several of us bloggers are still waiting for a vendor to invite us for beer (or wine) tasting in Boston - see Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge - Look Out eLearningGuild Annual Gathering in Boston One of the bigger thinkers organization learning, knowledge management and the use of technology - Tony O'Driscoll - has finally bit the bullet and started a blog: Learning Matters!

Web 2.0 Corporate Access

Clark Quinn

I’ve been working with Steve Wexler and the eLearningGuild on the eLearning 2.0 survey. This is resulting in some pretty interesting data such as the Web 2.0 Tools Used in corporations. One of the comments I received on Network Effects - YouTube - Video Blogs and More that had a video hosted on YouTube was: We see and hear more and more about corporate content published on YouTube. How many companies are giving their employee's access? If there is a way to separate the good from the rest, I'd love to hear about it. tools. So, YouTube is blocked 27.7%. Wow, that's quite a bit.

5 Tips for Submitting a DevLearn 2010 Session Proposal

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LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought

Tony Karrer

Thus, by searching the eLearningGuild or ASTD groups, I'm able to find people who can help answer questions. If you read my blog much, you know that I use LinkedIn quite a bit to help me find experts and expertise. You can see how I do this in my posts/screencasts LinkedIn Searching for Experts and Expertise and LinkedIn Answers to Get Help. One of the techniques that I show in the first is that you can expand the reach of your search by choosing to search groups. The screencast then shows how I would go about formulating a request for help through an intermediate contact.

Learning 2.0 Strategy

Clark Quinn

found in the recent eLearningGuild survey. Over the past two years, I've worked with start-ups and corporations around the world who are grappling a bit with the impact of Web 2.0 on learning. One of the more interesting aspects of this is that I've really changed and refined what I advise both audiences in terms of their learning 2.0 strategy. But, here's what I see in terms of a CLO perspective. Seven Key Aspects of Learning 2.0 Strategy 1. Start Tactical and Bottom Up The title of the post is horribly misleading. initially attacked eLearning 2.0 and Learning 2.0 the same way.

Attending AG09 Remotely

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The gLearning Challenge

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Free Webinar: Leveraging Voice Tools for Training

Take an e-Learning Break

Nancy has been a presenter for regional ASTD chapters, eLearningGuild's mLearning Conference and a repeat presenter for the Chicago eLearningShowcase January27th, 1:00pm ET Space isLimited Reserve Your Webinar Seat Now At: [link] You've tried every trick in the book to engage your learners. Everything fromsimple drag and drop to highly animated avatars but you may be missing out onone of the best and simplest forms of engagement, conversation. Thepresenter will be Nancy Munro, CEO of KnowledgeShift and a seasoned developerof online and mobile learning applications.

How to Get the Most Out of a Conference

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DevLearn 2009 – Day 2 Recap

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DevLearn 2008 Bloggers

eLearning Weekly

In case you’re not getting enough DevLearn 2008 coverage, here’s a list of awesome bloggers who are writing about their experiences here in San Jose: Jay Cross (also here). Brian Dusablon. Josh Goldman. Kevin Jones. Tony Karrer. Mark Oehlert. Clark Quinn. Brent Schlenker. Wendy Wickham. Did I accidentally leave you off the list? If so - I’m sorry! Please add a comment with a link to your blog

DevLearn 2009 – Day 3 Recap

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Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

So, the eLearningGuild research again to the rescue. Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received. This tool is listed at the bottom. client wanted to create online quizzes that would live inside of a larger site. They didn't really need tracking of user responses, instead they wanted them to be fun. suggested a couple of tools, but then wondered if I had given them the best list of tools. Here's guild member satisfaction ratings for tools in the test / quiz category. Note - the empty column now contains links to more information on the tools.

Training Method Trends

Clark Quinn

Steve Wexler who runs eLearningGuild research has been producing some really interesting information recently. All of the data comes from surveys to the eLearningGuild membership (which is more than 30,000) and typically they have 2,000 - 3,000 respondents on surveys which is large enough to get pretty good indications. He recently provided me some information about what learning delivery methods were being used and particularly if they were trending up or down. The way he did it was by assigning scores to responses that were - Often, Sometimes, Rarely, Never. So, if you see a 4.5

Needed Skills for New Media

Tony Karrer

Henry was great at introducing the concepts of participatory culture - but he didn't really get into the implications of what this meant for all of us. So, I am very glad that George pointed me back here, because this gets into exactly what I was hoping for from him. While Henry focuses primarily on students, the question is really important to all of us. In other words, in a world with Wikipedia, blogs, social networking, etc. - not to mention in a world of Google as the interface to knowledge - what new skills, techniques and tools do we need? And help build these skills in others?

Better Conferences

Tony Karrer

Discussion of Wifi issues at conferences, George Siemens lamenting about ED-MEDIA 2007, Jay Cross and Karl Kapp calling for an unconference in Monterey - and my suggestion to colocate with the eLearningGuild in Santa Clara/San Jose, a question of whether virtual conferences are better, and more. The post / poll / discussion around having better conferences continues to grow. There are quite a few really good comments and the trackbacks from the post are really quite good. Great stuff

How long does it take to select an LMS?

Tony Karrer

But to give you some better answers than that the eLearningGuild has some great survey data on it. I put out some of that data in my post - LMS Team Size and Time - Wow 23 Months! I saw a post by Bryan Chapman discussing how long it takes to select an LMS. I've known Bryan for quite a few years - more than 10. And he and I do a lot of LMS selection and implementation work. And I think we are both pretty good at it. I may even be the person he's talking about in his post as the other consultant, but I'm not quite sure. So, the real answer to how long it takes is, of course, it depends.

eLearning Guild Simulation and Gaming Survey

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

From Clark Quinn and Mark Oehlert , a plea for help completing a very quick eLearningGuild survey. If you are new to the eLearningGuild, then check them out HERE. will second, or third, the plea. Check out Mark's post in the link above for a quick 4 Step process to get it done

Update on Software Simulations Tools

Tony Karrer

I'm never sure what updates people will see, but I wanted to alert people that I've made a small update to my page: Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools) The update primarily added some data from the eLearningGuilds Research at the bottom of the page - eLearning Tools Satisfaction. This shows satisfaction among tools that fall into categories related to software simulation: screen capture, electronic performance support (EPSS) and simulation.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

These are being reported out of the larger eLearningGuild population and I would claim that they are likely more accurate than survey research that goes through the vendors themselves. Update, Nov. You can get the abstract for the report and sign-up for a webinar on Sept. The survey data itself I find to be pretty interesting and useful for some important aspects of selection. Trivantis 1 8.00

Role and Voice of Community Leaders - Your Input Needed

Tony Karrer

Based on the post He Had a Bad Day , Mark Oehlert , Heidi Fisk and I have had an email conversation that raises an interesting broader questions around the role, voice and communication norms of people who are the leaders / organizers of groups like the eLearningGuild. Certainly, if you look at the eLearningGuild, Masie, ASTD, VNU, Brandon Hall, etc., Should they try to stay behind the scenes and put members out in front? Should they have a strong voice and opinion that champions approaches or direction for the members? Do they need to remain neutral?

DevLearn 2008 - Day 3 Recap

eLearning Weekly

Today was the final day of DevLearn, and technically, it was only a half-day. presented Session 702: Virtually Anywhere: A Case Study of Mobile Learning at Qualcomm , along with Barbara Ludwig. The slides are below; I’ll try to get the handouts posted soon.). Unfortunately, I missed the keynote by John Medina , author of Brain Rules. talked with several people who raved about it, so I may have to pick up a copy of John’s book. Surf on over to read Clark Quinn’s blog and Brian Dusablon’s blog for updates on Day 3 of DevLearn. Your hard work definitely paid off

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DevLearn 2008 - Day 2 Recap

eLearning Weekly

I kicked off Day 2 at DevLearn by facilitating a Breakfast Byte session on DevLearn Live! which is the collection of Web 2.0 apps we’re using regularly this week. Not many people showed up, but Wendy Wickham , Matt Wolf , and I spent the time well by discussing our current projects, our impressions of DevLearn, favorite technologies / tools, and more. It was a great way to start the day. Next, I went to the keynote by Dan Roam, author of  The Back of the Napkin. Here’s a summary of my notes from the keynote: We can solve nearly all problems with pictures. Where (Draw using a map).

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DevLearn 2008 - Day 1 Recap

eLearning Weekly

Day 1 of DevLearn 2008 kicked off today with a great keynote from Tim O’Reilly ( @TimOReilly ), where he walked us through the Web 2.0 movement and how it has impacted learning and training. Here are some of the notes I took during his keynote: We should always try to follow the “alpha-geeks.&# These are the people who are constantly hacking and studying things in unconventional ways. They are often the ones who come up with the most innovative solutions and they tend to have the most fun. If we follow their fun stuff, it’ll usually lead us to innovation. The idea of Web 2.0

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A-ha! Moments of DevLearn 2008

eLearning Weekly

Did you learn something at DevLearn this year that opened your eyes? Did you learn something that could make your life easier or save you time? If so, please add a comment to this post and share your thoughts. This will help us share our great experiences with those who couldn’t make it to San Jose this year. So, what did you learn

Let’s Meet at DevLearn!

eLearning Weekly

If you’ll be at DevLearn in San Jose in a few weeks, let’s meet up! I’m always anxious to meet other people involved with learning, technology, and performance improvement - and events like DevLearn provide a great venue for this. Get a hold of me any time at the conference if you want to chat. will be floating around from session to session, and I will be pretty active on Twitter ( [link] ). In fact, see my next post…

Using Twitter at DevLearn

eLearning Weekly

My eyes were very much opened to Twitter at the last eLearning Guild conference. About 15 of us used Twitter to… Keep in touch with other conference attendees, co-workers, and friends, Tell others about good and bad conference sessions (ex. “Come check out session 702, it’s great!!&# ), and to. Arrange dinner outings (ex. “Interested in dinner? group of us will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30…&# ). I’m betting there will be tons more Twitter activity at DevLearn coming up in a few weeks. Judy Brown ( @judyb ). Mark Chrisman ( @badsquare ).

DevLearn 2008: A Case Study of Mobile Learning at Qualcomm

eLearning Weekly

I will be presenting Session 702: Virtually Anywhere: A Case Study of Mobile Learning at Qualcomm , at DevLearn 2008 next month along with a co-worker, Barbara Ludwig. Here’s a quick summary of what we’ll cover in this session: Mobile technologies are transforming the way we work. But are we harnessing their potential to transform the way employees learn? See how Qualcomm uses mobile technology to deliver learning resources employees need when they need them, and turns those "in between," otherwise wasted moments into micro-learning experiences.

Advice for Learning and Technology Professionals

eLearning Weekly

I will be facilitating one of the Breakfast Byte sessions at the upcoming DevLearn 2008 conference. The session will be called, " I’m new to eLearning and I have no idea where to start! " This will be an open session for people who are new to the learning and technology (eLearning) field. will provide resources, tips, tricks, suggestions, etc. I’ll do my best to help people get on the right track. figured I would break my information into these groups: Learning Management Systems / AICC / SCORM. Tools and technologies. Useful blogs, eBooks, and books. (e)Learning 2.0. Thanks

DevLearn 2008 - Register Now To Save $100

eLearning Weekly

Early bird registration is almost over for DevLearn 2008 ! Register by September 26th to save $100.00 off the total cost. DevLearn, which runs from 11/14 to 11/18, will be held once again in San Jose, CA. If you’ve never been, DevLearn is an excellent conference for learning and technology professionals. You’ll have great opportunities to learn new skills, see what other organizations are doing, and network with peers. will be presenting Session 702: Virtually Anywhere: A Case Study of Mobile Learning at Qualcomm , along with a co-worker, Barbara Ludwig.

Use of Wikis as Compared to Other Tools

Tony Karrer

Heidi Fisk suggested I look at the eLearningGuild research reports. It gives some interesting indications: Number of evaluations by eLearningGuild Members of the use of the types of tools: Courseware authoring tools - 4,000 Rapid eLearning authoring tools - 3,000 MediaWiki - 40 users This analysis is very crude as compared to the rich data. and 2.0. For example, I've not included use of software simulation tools, etc. However, it gives you a rough idea of where it stands. kind of approach

How Valid are Research Results? And What to Do

Tony Karrer

How Research is Conducted So let's start with how Bersin and the eLearningGuild gather their data. The eLearningGuild asks industry experts to formulate survey questions that are then sent to their members. So the eLearningGuild gets surveys based on asking a large audience and receiving somewhat random inputs based on who responds. The eLearningGuild approach is going to get a much more diverse set of inputs and is much more likely to find people who are not satisfied with the product. The eLearningGuild received roughly 1,300 respondents.

Conference Preparation

Tony Karrer

As I'm thinking about going to the eLearningGuild Annual Gathering in Boston next month and ASTD in Atlanta in June, I went back to look at some notes I had created before around getting ready for conferences. Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee And the net of it was that you really needed to be prepared with good questions, which I had talked about in: Better Questions for Learning Professionals Then, I realized that the LCB Big Question from February would be a good thing to look back at: Continuing Thoughts on Questions What Questions Should We be Asking?