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Mobile is still on the rise, with more vendors (LMS, authoring tools, assessment, e-learning tools, etc.) They have integrated the API into their tool, platform, and so on. and when they have net connectivity again, the data is pulled back into the tool or system. The majority of vendors that do offer an app, are really saying that you can access their tool, system online via the app. So, in essence, you open up the app, click and it opens up your mobile web browser. Messaging in a Bottle err Device. Instant Messaging. Yippee!

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage you to experiment in a small way at first. Each tool fulfills at least one of these criteria: encourages collaboration; enables user-generated content or input; provides a way to share; and facilitates informal or formal learning. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools.

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Web 2.0 Definition of the tool. Best Use of Tool. A wiki is a self-organizing knowledge web site. Wiki software allows users to create, edit and link web pages easily. It is so named because of the speed in which wiki software allows someone to update the web site. The term comes from “web log” which is shortened to “blog.” Short Text Messaging. Examples. Wiki. Blogs.

Is Multimedia the Most Underrated Tool for Internal Communication?


The average person spends less than 60 seconds on a text-only web page and chances are that you understand why. Instant messages with embedded links, videos, and photos. Being creative with the way that you share your message might mean the difference between real change and just another workplace memo. The post Is Multimedia the Most Underrated Tool for Internal Communication? It’s a scenario that can make any L&D pro cringe: You have an overarching vision for a new way to improve training and development, but no one else seems to be all that interested.

Asynchronous social learning is newer than you think

Clive on Learning

Synchronous learning also benefited by technology; first the telephone and then online tools such as text chat, instant messaging, internet telephony and web conferencing. And when that asynchronous learning is online as opposed to by snail mail, then the practical barriers break down: You can post messages just about instantly. But in the grand scheme of things it's a relative newcomer and - as is becoming increasingly apparent as I talk to those learning professionals with no online experience - not an obvious thing to do. But individual it remained.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

While Twitter is asynchronous, it's not easily used as other kinds of tools for discussion. Because of that I've been watching closely what's happening with various tools that have different ways of supporting asynchronous conversation models. There are some new tools emerging that have a different take. Finally, Namesake, is a tool for real-time and asynchronous conversations.

7 Tips for Delivering Engaging Live Online Training Experiences

DigitalChalk eLearning

When employees are not being watched, they may feel as though they can get away with checking instant messages and emails during the meeting. Test and Employ the Right Tools for the Job. Note the old saying, “a carpenter is only as good as his tools”. Check out our 6-step guide for delivering professional web conferences here. Set Expectations Ahead of Time.

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Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

SHIFT eLearning

The reality is that a plethora of tools facilitate or even encourage cooperation—from social network to instant messaging applications. In web sessions or web-enabled class, students from all over the world turn to each other for help and connect in virtual classrooms. They turn to the web to directly access information and, eventually, solve a problem.

Entrepreneurship Got Plastic Surgery, and it Looks Better: The Changing Business World


A sound business plan is still vital for companies with many moving parts, and can act as a great organizing tool. In today’s world of constant communication and instant messaging, location matters even less than it did previously. The generation and tracking of leads has become wholly web- based. People need just two things to start a company: an idea and a computer.

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned in Real-Time Collaborative Editing , I had a fantastic experience participating in group editing of a Mind Map of collaborative tools during a session at Learn Trends. You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below.

Dimdim. Another Web Conferencing Tool

Take an e-Learning Break

I am checking out DimDim , another web-conferencing tool. You can send them Webcam video and audio (or make it a two-way conference if you like), chat with all attendees, or send private instant messages to individuals. Setting up a meeting in Dimdim is very easy. You can kick off a meeting immediately or schedule it for later (including recurring meetings). The product lets you conduct online slide shows using PowerPoints and PDFs. You can annotate as you go and let users mark up, too. You can also work on a shared, multipage whiteboard. Check it out: [link

Clever Tool - IM Aggregator

Bottom-Line Performance

Meet one tool that can bring them all together into one place. Digsby combines email, social networking, and instant messaging in one little list off to the side of your screen. It will show any new messages from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, or LinkedIn. If they add RSS readers to Digsby, I may never open a web browser for anything again

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning: Benefits and Limitations

CommLab India

Asynchronous learning : Asynchronous learning is self-paced in which courses are designed in various authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Lectora Inspire, etc. Unlike synchronous learning, this training is delivered online, i.e., via the web. Instant gratification: Participates can raise queries via instant messaging and get the answers instantly.

Strategies for transformation 2: from synchronous to asynchronous

Clive on Learning

The most obvious examples are classroom courses and on-the-job training sessions, but also in this category we must place the use of the telephone and live online tools, such as instant messaging, Skype and virtual classrooms. Reading a book, watching a video, listening to a podcast, surfing the web or interacting with an e-learning programme are all asynchronous; so is communicating by post, by text messages, by email or through forums, blogs, wikis and social networks. Every organisation is different and needs to find its own balance. transformation

Top 100 Tools For Learning 2010 – C4LPT Survey

Upside Learning

The final list of top 100 tools for learning for 2010 is now out on Jane Hart’s website. I understand this list is more inclined towards tools that learning professionals use for their own learning as opposed to those used for creating learning programs or training sessions. I see great gains made by some of the tools while I have not even experienced them as yet.

The Golden Keys to Personal Productivity

Learning Wire

Whether it be apps, software, computers, meetings or projects that you are asked to manage, working to full your potential means successfully handling these tools. You can now easily share your calendar, your tasks, and even your current projects with colleagues and clients using web-based applications like Google Docs. This could be instant messaging or phone calls.

The Semantic Web Cometh – 2

Upside Learning

In my last post ( Semantic Web Cometh ), I mentioned how the underlying principles of the Semantic Web should make it highly inclusive and provide a uniform descriptive language across all sorts of media and technologies and consequently let users spend more time immersed meaningfully in the learning process. In the current scheme of the web, we spend inordinately long amounts of time finding information to use and little time using and interacting with it. As bits and pieces of Web 3.0 of the web as inevitable? As for instructional technology, Web 3.0

Project Management Tips for Your eLearning Course


If you don’t already have favorite project management software to help you formally schedule out the project, here are a few suggestions: Microsoft Project is a software program that offers the ability to produce a project timeline including resource allocation, instant messaging within groups, and team collaboration. Trello is a free tool that offers both a web and app version. Using effective project management tools allows you to stay focused on the entire project and make good decisions when adjustments are necessary. I have a confession to make.

Lights, Camera, eLearning: What Project Managers and Hollywood Directors Have in Common

Association eLearning

There are lots of tools you can use to create your project plan, from a simple spreadsheet to web-based collaborative management systems. How will meetings be held, in person or by phone or web conference? What are the acceptable forms of communication; for instance, email, phone, instant message, in person? In this post, we’ll address several of them. Budget.

5 Blended Learning Activities to Consider for Memorable Corporate eLearning Courses


Typically, webinars are held through web conferencing software that features instant messaging tools. So, your employees don’t need any graphic or web design experience to create engaging online training content. Online Training Simulations As Diagnostic Tools. Thus, realistic online training simulations are one of the most effective diagnostic tools.

At The Water Cooler of Learning

Marcia Conner

We need to use technology to facilitate the informal as well as the formal transfer of knowledge by including expert locators, e-mail connections with instructors, real-time Internet meeting places, virtual-learning support groups, instant messaging, expert networks, mentor and coaching networks, personal e-learning portals, moderated chats, and more. Learning also makes them smarter.

E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

The E-Learning Curve

E-Learning authoring tools are part of a larger organizational infrastructure and learning ecosystem which typically includes hardware, software, content delivery mechanisms, and processes that support the delivery and management of learning programs. Broadly speaking, an authoring tool is a software package which developers use to create and package content for delivery to end users.

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)


There’s also the fact that Twitter provides few mechanisms for saving, cataloguing and viewing tweets at a later time, besides the rather inflexible hashtags; it’s more a stream-of-messages than a content repository. Besides using Twitter for eLearning delivery, you can also use it as a supplementary tool for your main eLearning platform. Twitter. YouTube. Instagram.

10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

Jane Hart

It’s partly a creature of collaborative technologies, such as email, instant messages, Web-based conferencing, internal social networks and so on. Instant access to information and services isn’t just convenient — it’s how we live our lives. They’re very clear that “verbal persuasion rarely works” despite being the most common tool we use. It’s something we are.

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know


e-Learning: e-Learning is a broad term used to describe learning that occurs through the use of electronic means, which can include web-conferencing, CD-ROM, and web-based training. e-Learning can be referenced as instructor-led training (ILT), web-based training (WBT), and even computer-based training (CBT). An LCMS has a built-in authoring tool, and LMSs do not.

Leadership Qualities of a Millennial Leader

CLO Magazine

According to Connecting to the Net.Generation: What Higher Education Professionals Need to Know about Today’s Students , 97 percent of Generation Y own a computer; 94 percent own a cell phone; 76 percent use instant messaging; 69 percent have a Facebook account; 44 percent read blogs regularly; 34 percent use websites as their primary source of news, and 28 percent author a blog. He required more than 500 of his top executives to find a younger, tech-savvy Web mentor to teach them how to use the web and understand e-business. Gen Xers learned to use one at school.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

Assessment tool with plagiarism detection (education system). Integrate with web based e-mail calendars – Gmail and Hotmail. Proprietary web conferencing – finally! more common is partnering with a web conferencing vendor). Tutoring, mentor tools. Instant messaging. Assessment tools – big question – how many don’t include them at no additional charge? Pre and Post assessment as part of their tool. These expand past the standard feature sets, which I call 90/10. We Will Rock You. Virtual printer.

Part 2: The Mentality Behind Measurement

CLO Magazine

“There are times when measuring your social media matters: seeing how many people clicked on your Web, how many people go into a virtual game you might have had for them to learn about your product — that’s getting good feedback,” she said. ” Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company that uses various facets of social learning such as instant messaging, group discussion boards and video chat, adopted a similar measurement strategy. I would look more at what that caused: Did capability get built?”

Employee Training Software: 18 Keys to Finding the Best Product for You

Do they actively use chat rooms and instant message or not? Short, custom training modules work better on mobile than long videos or web classes. It’s also a good idea to make sure you can download report data to a spreadsheet in case you want to integrate it with other business tools. Selecting the right employee training software takes some consideration. Guaranteed.

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

CLAs are focused on studying and reporting human behavior in relation to learning and productivity technologies, specifically, Web 2.0 Gaps consultant - a snapshot analyst for gaps in information, data or process that are missing in networks (project leads, instructional designers, writers, editors, researchers - example is tracking micro -learning impacts by using Web 2.0 tools). Toolkit Guru - has specialized in one Web 2.0 tool and is positioned as a champion, e.g. Wiki, Blog, Second-Life, social media, etc. tools to continue communications and support.

Making Sense of the World

Jay Cross

Skypechat, for instant messaging and discussion with my peers at Internet Time Alliance. Journals, again online and on paper, a vital tool for reflection. For me, this cycle of pull-reflect-push is my contribution to the knowledge commons that is the web. I give to the web and the web gives back. Work-life was much simpler in the last century. Just Jay

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Towards a state of onlignment

Clive on Learning

Today sees the launch of onlignment, a new blog focusing on the use of web conferencing and similar tools (from instant messaging to telepresence) for learning and business communications. There's no doubt that, something like ten years after their initial launch, web conferencing and other synchronous communication tools are now enjoying a huge surge in popularity. Web conferencing’s time has come. Communicating using web conferencing is not difficult, but does require some readjustment. knowledge sharing and training.

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)


There’s also the fact that Twitter provides few mechanisms for saving, cataloguing and viewing tweets at a later time, besides the rather inflexible hashtags; it’s more a stream-of-messages than a content repository. Besides using Twitter for eLearning delivery, you can also use it as a supplementary tool for your main eLearning platform. Twitter. YouTube. Instagram.

Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research


Google dominates the battle for the search engine with 66.7 % of all searches that occur being via Google – and of students surveyed, 94% used Google or another search engine as an online reserach tool. 1989: Demonstration of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee. 1990: Public release of the World Wide Web. 1990: First search tool for the web (Archie) was created.