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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. wiki is a self-organizing knowledge web site.  A wiki is a discussion. Wiki software allows users to create, edit and link web pages easily. The term “wiki” is from a Hawaiian word that means “fast” or “to hasten.”  It is so named because of the speed in which wiki software allows someone to update the web site. Short Text Messaging.

Is Multimedia the Most Underrated Tool for Internal Communication?

eLearningMind

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.

The Work-Life Balance Myth

Tom Spiglanin

This may be said of the social Web, the semantic Web, and the mobile technologies that provide facile access to them and their services. Social media, web-based applications, cloud-based document stores, and online collaboration tools are just a few examples. Today a quick instant message gets answers in near-real time, resolving questions from wherever we happen to be.

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Students and Information Technology 2012 #edtech #eLearning #educause

Dont Waste Your Time

Bridge the gap between the technologies that have seen the greatest growth (e-portfolios, e-books/e-textbooks, and web-based citation/bibliographic tools) and students’ attitudes about their importance. Experiment with text messaging and instant messaging/online chatting, and don’t focus efforts on using social networks and telephone conversations to interact with students.

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.

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

OpenSesame

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.

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. 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.

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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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.

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.

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

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

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.

Free Web Conferencing Tool By Elluminate

The Learned Man

E-learning technology provider Elluminate has rolled out the final release of its new, free Web conferencing system, vRoom. The company has also announced version 2.0 of its Blackboard Building Block extension for Elluminate Live!, a distance learning tool. Elluminate's vRoom is a collaboration tool supporting up to three simultaneous users, including the moderator.

Free Web Conferencing Tool By Elluminate

The Learned Man

E-learning technology provider Elluminate has rolled out the final release of its new, free Web conferencing system, vRoom. The company has also announced version 2.0 of its Blackboard Building Block extension for Elluminate Live!, a distance learning tool. Elluminate's vRoom is a collaboration tool supporting up to three simultaneous users, including the moderator.

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

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 As for instructional technology, Web 3.0 Cheers - Abhijit.

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. Concerning communication: • Will you have project team meetings, and if so, how often and who will participate? • How will meetings be held, in person or by phone or web conference? Organization. Project Plan and Schedule. Budget. Tweet This!

Making transformation happen: learning architecture and infrastructure

Onlignment

In  this series of posts  I’ve set out a vision and strategies for transformation in workplace learning and development. The ‘three Ls’ inform and shape our transformation process, starting with the overall learning architecture and the creation of a supportive infrastructure: Learning architecture. The New Learning Architect was published by Onlignment in 2012. Learning infrastructure.

The writings of Lee Kraus: Google Wave as a Learning Tool

Learning and Technology

Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media June 12, 2009 Google Wave as a Learning Tool tags: elearning2.0 , google , social learning , waves The web is a buzz over Google Wave. The platform is an incredible communication tool that if realized will change the way we work, collaborate, and learn. The tool was created by the engineers that brought us Google maps.

Project Management Tips for Your eLearning Course

OpenSesame

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. have a confession to make.

Google Wave as a Learning Tool

Learning and Technology

The web is a buzz over Google Wave. The platform is an incredible communication tool that if realized will change the way we work, collaborate, and learn. The tool was created by the engineers that brought us Google maps. It solves one of the biggest problems on the web, which is long emails with multiple threads that contain a lot of critical information on various topics.

Top 100 Tools For Learning

ZaidLearn

Top 100 Tools: [link] Top 10 Favourite Tools: [link] Zaid's Top 10 Tools: [link] The Learning Toolbox: [link] Summary (PDF): [link] This TOP 100 list has been compiled from the TOP 10 FAVOURITE TOOLS lists of many (target +100) learning professionals (consultants, analysts, developers, practitioners, academics, etc) who responded to Jan Knight's open invitation. Yummy!

Top 100 Tools For Learning

ZaidLearn

Top 100 Tools: [link] Top 10 Favourite Tools: [link] Zaid's Top 10 Tools: [link] The Learning Toolbox: [link] Summary (PDF): [link] This TOP 100 list has been compiled from the TOP 10 FAVOURITE TOOLS lists of many (target +100) learning professionals (consultants, analysts, developers, practitioners, academics, etc) who responded to Jan Knight's open invitation. Yummy!

5 Blended Learning Activities to Consider for Memorable Corporate eLearning Courses

eFront

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.

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)

eFront

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.

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.

Corporate Collaboration Benchmarking Network

eContent

Along with several other large companies, I have started up a private collaboration benchmarking network which uses Yammer (threaded microblogging discussion tool) to exchange ideas. Instant Messaging. Web / Corporate 2.0Our initial groups of focus and usage policy is given below. Please contact me if you are interested and meet these guidelines (our usage policy). Our initial groups of focus are: Blogs. Facebook. LinkedIn. Microblogging. Search. Security. SharePoint. Twitter. Wikis. Yammer Stuff. YouTube. Stays in the Yammer! no public posts or Tweets, etc).

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. Instant

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know

Mindflash

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. 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.