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Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

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have seen a significant increase in attention towards LMS both in terms of technology and also in terms of the end value being delivered by it to an organization, its end users (learners, instructors, and administrators). list below a list of top 13 blogs (in alphabetical order) that we follow for LMS (and learning technology): ALearning. Educause – Learning Technologies.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013


Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. These developments have expanded the possibilities of taking e-learning to great heights more than ever. These disruptive technologies are re-shaping the learning and education landscape. WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY.

Learning Technology Trends in 2016


Each year, the research firm Brandon Hall conducts a study across the Learning Technology industry to discover trends, desires, and new technology in the business. The top goal of organizations is to explore new technology. As the world becomes more connected through social media and online forums, almost half of the companies surveyed are looking for social and collaborative tools in their online learning. Current learning technology is second-rate. This leaves 60% for content, social technology, mobile technology, and new developments.

How companies are rethinking their approach to learning technology


Each year, the Brandon Hall Research Group publishes its findings from a survey of organizations that use LMS. This year, the group compiled data from previous studies and provided four critical calls to action for LMS-fueled companies that want to rethink their approach to learning technology. In short, the legacy systems have not managed to stay up to date with changing technology, so learners are left in the dust. The report outlines four critical calls to action that can help organizations rethink their approach to learning technologies : 1.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

corporate Learning & Development inside out. employee learning challenge is ensuring that what is taught is actually understood and. In the next 12 to 24 months, many businesses plan to increase their spending on learning. been huge strides made in both brain science and technology, resulting in a wealth of. corporate Learning & Development. work and learn.

10 hot topic talks at Learning Technologies 2016

Sponge UK

Learning Technologies 2016 is just around the corner, and Europe’s leading L&D exhibition and conference is bigger than ever. Multi-device learning One of the topics discussed at length in the. was mobile and multi-device learning. Brush up on mobile learning with our multi-device picks for Learning Technologies 2016: Talk 1: Love to learn!

Wearable Computing Technology In Learning

Upside Learning

We’ve been tracking the growth of wearable computing devices and associated technology as they are likely to have interesting implications for learning technology. In addition to seeing technology companies attempting to make a market of these technologies, there is also significant research emerging from academia around this area, couple of interesting papers -.

10 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 28

Upside Learning

Another technology that has found its feet not just in marketing but more so in just-in-time, self-based learning is Augmented Reality (AR). Besides this, our technology-tuned ears have also caught some scoop on iPhone and Flash; finally, the marriage seems to be on the cards. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further?

Does a Slow Down in Self-Paced E-Learning Signal Growth for Other Learning Technologies?

ATD Learning Technologies

The growth rate for self-paced e-learning in the United States is now negative at -2.7 percent, according to the recent Ambient Insight report, The 2015-2020 Self-Paced E-Learning Market. According to Ambient research, U.S. But is this good news for other learning tech options that have been positioned for growth? revenues will drop from the $21.3 reached in 2015 to $18.6

Hiring a Technology Consultant

Web Courseworks

CIOs, CTOs, and other technology executives are often saddled with problems that their staff hasn’t demonstrated an ability to solve, either due to a lack of knowledge, resources, or drive. These problems usually have a direct and measurable effect on the business value being delivered by the technology group, and certainly can cause angst amongst the rest of the business leadership.

17 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 15

Upside Learning

Know how work would shape up in the future, major ideas that would change the world of training and how learning would soon turn mobile. For all you Tech savvy folks, get the scoop on how technology wires the learning brain and how HTML 5 aids cross platform development. While all you creative geniuses can learn some of the great iPad tools for graphic designers.

New Learning Technology Research – Be A Part Of It

Upside Learning

We have always believed in helping organisations perform better by effective use of learning technologies. Towards Maturity’s independent industry benchmark reports effectively help organisations to identify and adopt effective practices in workplace learning. record 600 organisations participated in the 2011 research. The reason? Quite simple. Same vision.

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Free eBook/iBook: “Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning” #edtech

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“The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute and the EU TELMap project have brought together the luminaries from the European research area to showcase their vision of the future of learning with technology via their recent research project work. 2012 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning Report.

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Upside Learning

These devices, with their immense potential to enhance learning, are on the cusp of something profound; be it in the classrooms or the boardrooms. Also, learn about some interesting tidbits on blended learning and content authoring. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further? More on this below. Know more.

Learning Technologist collaboration research project #LTFE #LTHE

Dont Waste Your Time

I am pleased to be involved in a project with Geraldine Murphy and Rachel Challen from Loughborough College which looks to explore the identity of a Learning Technologist through the “analysis of language” Read the full project brief here: “Exploring the identity of a Learning Technologist through the analysis of language” Project outline. Hopkins, 2009).

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning


How different this type of modern information transmission is from that of centuries past when behaviors and theories were learned by observation and practice. In other words, learning has gone from being informal and organic to formal and structured. Employees Learn Best When They Learn Informally. Informal learning is the polar opposite of formal learning.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Over the last ten years the learning technology industry has undergone radical change. With a flurry of acquisitions and many new technologies now available for learning, it is increasingly difficult for a corporate training manager to develop an integrated learning platform. Evolution of the Learning Management System (LMS) Market. billion. The $1.8

Video: Education Technology is the Future of Education?

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Let us take an example of educational research. One way to advance the quality of education is to encourage educational research both qualitative and quantitative ones. “These researches are the real mirror that reflect the true status of education and it is based on them that recommendations are made as to what should be modified, deleted, or applied in  curriculums.

LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. Want a handy guide to learning tech terms? There are nearly 700 vendors specializing in learning solutions for corporate, academic, association and continuing education needs. Current State of Learning. Or Something More? Some people hate them.

Preliminary Research Validates MindMeld SME Collaboration Model

Web Courseworks

The book was the result of my seven years of doctorate research at the University of Wisconsin into best practices for developing online interactive learning objects (ILOs). Learn more at The contents of a design journal, design documents, and interviews were analyzed and focus-coded around the research questions. Works cited: 1. Madison: Atwood. 2.

Technology makes a difference

Learning with e's

Interactive tools engage learners I have often heard the argument that there is no evidence that technology improves learning. This is a vacuous claim that is either a) based on ignorance of the available research literature, or b) possibly the result of a deep seated fear, mistrust or dislike of technology in general. Technology does make a difference.

Is technology eliminating the Learning & Development role in corporations?

Your Training Edge

You must have seen in many of the previous posts by [1] the revolutions taking place in corporate learning and development brought about advancement in technology. And the great thing is that most of the newer technologies being launched in this regard are increasingly cost effective as well. Let’s explore this debate here. population. All Rights Reserved.

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Envisioning Emerging Technology #edtech

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“Understanding where technology is heading is more than guesswork. Looking at emerging trends and research, one can predict and draw conclusions about how the technology sphere is developing, and which technologies, should become mainstream in the coming years. Related posts: 3 Reasons Teachers use Technology in the Classroom #edtech #infographic.

18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –12

Upside Learning

iPad takes centre stage once again as it gains increasing foothold in education, with educators touting it as one of the must-have technologies and students preferring it over hardcover books. Learn how you can stay on top of current events, eLearning market stats, the future of education, the evolving role of an Instructional Designer and more. Learning occurs in many contexts.

Free report durable Technology Enhanced Learning #Telearning

Ignatia Webs

The Beyond Prototypes report provides a UK-based in-depth examination of the processes of innovation in technology-enhanced learning (TEL) with a special emphasis on building online learning solutions that are durable. The focus is also on design-based research. education eLearning ICT4D mobile learning online learning technology

The Race between Learning and Technology

Your Training Edge

Well, this post is going to be quite significant since it discusses an ever popular buzz comparing the learning with technology. Well, to be honest, I would first be starting with technology as a compliment for learning, since being a trainer I witnessed a number of technologies since last decades that just transformed the training and development industry.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Over the last ten years the learning technology industry has undergone radical change. With a flurry of acquisitions and many new technologies now available for learning, it is increasingly difficult for a corporate training manager to develop an integrated learning platform. Evolution of the Learning Management System (LMS) Market. billion. The $1.8

18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 11

Upside Learning

Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further? Talks how games are not just fun and engaging, but bring about effective learning as well. 4. In a new report, market research firm Gartner forecasts that global mobile app store revenues will triple from $5.2 Seems like, the war between social networking sites is far from over.

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Students and Information Technology 2012 #edtech #eLearning #educause

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The Educause Centre for Applied Research (ECAR) has recently published their “ ECAR Study of UNdergarduates and Information Technology, 2012 ” report. Blended-learning environments are the norm; students say that these environments best support how they learn. Use e-mail and the course and learning management system for formal communication with students.

Call for gender, mobile and learning research cases ideas

Ignatia Webs

If you work on a project, or idea which involves gender and mobile or online learning, make sure you get an article in to Ronda Zelezny-Green. She is the founder and organizer of the Gender & Mobile/Learning Newsletter , packed with news and now running up for its first year edition. Ronda Zelezny-Green is just one of those stars that will and are changing the learning world.

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9 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –22

Upside Learning

Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further? Read on to learn some specific re-design tips that work. 2. Globalizing E-learning For International Audiences. Research shows that learners learn best in their native language and familiar cultural context, by respecting local languages and cultures at every level.

Supporting emerging technologies

Dont Waste Your Time

Thanks to Grainne Conole for sharing this on Facebook this morning, and to Michelle Pacansky-Brock for sharing on LinkedIn too –  5 Ways to Support Faculty Who Teach with Emerging Technologies. It’s a great image (available from Mindwires, CC BY) depicting 5 types of innovators, or rather 5 approached of innovating in learning and education, from the (my understanding of the labels, anyway!): ‘Laggards’ Those who  follow on once a technology has proven itself. Related posts: Envisioning Emerging Technology #edtech. Late majority. Innovators.

1st #Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot

Ignatia Webs

love it, so I gladly send out the news for the upcoming Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot. And as a keynote they give the floor to Hans de Zwart (English blog) who is the innovation manager for global learning technologies with Shell. moodle research LMS eLearningMoodle is still going steady and leading the community based LMS world. More Info URL: [link].

The influence of social media for learning - technology is more than just a means to a goal

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I often hear: "technology is just a tool and should be the starting point, let's start with the goal and the technology will follow". The tech does not matter if we achieve our goal." In this blog post, I argue that technology is much more than a means. Social technology is a driving force behind social learning. Technology is means or a goal?

Students and Information Technology 2013 #edtech #eLearning #educause

Dont Waste Your Time

The Educause Centre for Applied Research (ECAR) has recently published their “ ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013 ” report. Students recognize the value of technology but still need guidance when it comes to better using it for academics. Students prefer blended learning environments while beginning to experiment with MOOCs.

Reputation in Social Learning Technologies

CLO Magazine

Reputation in social learning technologies is what people use as an indicator of trust, value and usefulness. When a person is in search of an answer to a question, it is reasonable for them to ask who created the answer or the content, yet many learning technologies fail to quickly answer this basic question. During the past five years, a number of researchers have studied reputation systems and explained why they are important to have online and embedded within systems where peers share information. Exposing