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Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009  

One of the really cool things about eLearning Learning and Browse My Stuff is the ability of the system to determine hot topics or trends based on the content that is being brought together in topic hubs. Using the system, I found that the top hot topics in eLearning for 2009. I would be very curious to hear thoughts on topics that you feel were big discussion points around eLearning that are not listed below. In other words, What’s missing? Hot Topic #1 - Twitter No surprise here. Twitter has been the talk of the town during 2009. For me, I’m still figuring out where twitter will fit - Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool. But it certainly has been useful: Twitter Conference Ideas and Twitter and Webinars.

  1. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources, August 12, 2009
  2. Free PowerPoint Twitter Tools, October 6, 2009
  3. All things Twitter, October 14, 2009
  4. How to use Twitter on Campus, September 18, 2009

Hot Topic #2 - Social Media, Social Networks, Social Learning, and Informal LearningSocial media, social networks, communities for learning both formal and informal is bigger than I think we can even imagine at this point. I was really struck by the kinds of things emerging this year and some of the interesting examples.

  1. 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team, October 22, 2009
  2. You can lead them to social media, but can you make them drink?, August 25, 2009
  3. Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning, April 9, 2009
  4. What is Informal Learning, February 19, 2009
  5. Information Radar, January 13, 2009
  6. I Finally Get It – Why Social Networking is So Important, September 29, 2009
  7. Social Networking on Intranets (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox), August 12, 2009
  8. Sense-making with PKM, March 12, 2009
  9. Coaching informal learning, May 9, 2009
  10. Informal learning - what is it?, February 25, 2009

Hot Topic #3 - Google WaveI was somewhat introduced to the potential of Google Wave during the LearnTrends Conference. The flow is certainly better than a standard chat. While I still find it a bit clumsy, the potential is there for new kinds of interfaces that will support powerful new models for social learning.

  1. Google Wave in education, November 16, 2009
  2. Google Wave in 10 Minutes, June 23, 2009
  3. Google Wave as a Learning Tool, June 12, 2009

Hot Topic #4 – SharePoint Despite SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals, SharePoint is installed and the tool of choice in too many organizations. Get on board.

  1. Using SharePoint, December 16, 2008
  2. SharePoint Examples, December 5, 2008
  3. SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools :: Personal InfoCloud, March 16, 2009
  4. SharePoint vs. Social Media, June 22, 2009

Hot Topic #5 – Video Certainly we reached a tipping point for video both in terms of capture with things like Flip Video Camcorder as well as ever increasing ability to deliver video online.

  1. PowerPoint: embedding YouTube video, November 17, 2009
  2. Video: Bring your presentation alive, September 10, 2009
  3. Building a Studio for Instructional Videos on a Tight Budget, December 4, 2008
  4. Your Top 10 Videos (That Inspire Us To Rethink The Way We Learn)?, May 22, 2009

Hot Topic #6 – Mobile , Mobile Learning and iPhone Walking around with a mobile device that has access to video, email, twitter, web, camera, GPS, etc. makes it more and more clear that there’s going to be an increasing opportunity to support learning and performance using these devices. In fact, this is big enough that it has it’s own topic hub – Mobile Learning

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  1. iPhone…The Ultimate Learning Device (My 10 Top Learning Apps), October 6, 2009
  2. Educational iPhone Apps to Make You Smarter, October 8, 2009
  3. How do develop web content on the iPhone, January 29, 2009
  4. Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources, November 2, 2009
  5. Five Myths of Mobile Learning, August 24, 2009
  6. The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle, May 18, 2009

Hot Topic #7 – Changes in Design and Instructional Design and our Roles With all that is going on in terms of long tail learning and the business of learning, not to mention social and informal learning, there’s no surprise that there’s a lot of discussion around changes in design and instructional design as well as lots of discussion about new roles in this new world.

  1. No time for design?, June 23, 2009
  2. ADDIE is dead! Long live ADDIE!, September 9, 2009
  3. Top 6 Tips on Course Design from an Instructional Designer, February 12, 2009
  4. The Various Roles of Instructional Design (work in progress), June 5, 2009
  5. Roles in the ‘New’ Training Org, July 5, 2009
  6. New roles for former trainers, March 14, 2009
  7. The Various Roles of Instructional Design (work in progress), June 5, 2009
  8. Designing For Experts, August 14, 2009
  9. Instructional Design Models, September 14, 2009
  10. Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model, June 10, 2009

Hot Topic #8 – Webinars and Virtual Classrooms About a year ago webinars and virtual classrooms as a delivery model reached a tipping point. As our experience and design capabilities grow with these, we are finding ourselves using these more and more. See also the great list of eLearning online events.

  1. 15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online, July 27, 2009
  2. Web meetings, webinars and virtual classrooms compared, August 21, 2009
  3. Live online learning – a free download , October 13, 2009
  4. Twitter and Webinars, May 14, 2009
  5. Webinars – A Cool Marketing Tool, June 5, 2009

Other Hot Topics in 2009 According to eLearning Learning

Camtasia

  1. The Ideal Computer for Camtasia Studio, June 17, 2009
  2. Hi, I'm a Mac, and I have Camtasia..., August 7, 2009
  3. All About Screencasting - Meet Scrast and Camtasia Users Group, September 30, 2009
  4. Capture that E-learning Demo 3: Captivate and Camtasia, January 9, 2009

LearnTrends

  1. Microlearning presentation at LearnTrends, November 19, 2009
  2. LearnTrends: Microlearning, November 19, 2009
  3. LearnTrends 2009, October 17, 2009
  4. LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference, September 21, 2009

Blogging

  1. Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs, August 20, 2009
  2. Driving Change: Selling SharePoint and Social Media Inside the Enterprise, January 30, 2009
  3. Presentation: Blogs in Education, May 22, 2009
  4. Blogging in a Walled Garden, February 1, 2009

Resources (1382)

  1. 5 great resources to find out about Google Wave, October 14, 2009
  2. The future of e-learning is social learning, April 25, 2009
  3. 25 Tools: A Toolbox for Learning Professionals 2009, May 19, 2009
  4. A Guide to Social Learning, February 7, 2009

Collaboration (1168)

  1. Collaboration Tools, December 2, 2008
  2. Remote Collaboration, January 20, 2009
  3. Rapid (Collaborative) Authoring Tools for developers/SMEs in multiple locations, June 17, 2009
  4. Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups, June 6, 2009

Facebook (554)

  1. Should Educators be Afraid of Having a Facebook Profile?, November 20, 2009
  2. SocialSafe: Save your Facebook account!, August 9, 2009
  3. Facebook Dispatches from Gen Y, April 1, 2009
  4. Facebook tips for Educators, November 23, 2009

Presentation (1804)

  1. Presentation Resources, September 1, 2009
  2. Effective Presentation Techniques, November 19, 2009
  3. Video: Bring your presentation alive, September 10, 2009
  4. Presentation: Blogs in Education, May 22, 2009

Tools (2397)

  1. Collaboration Tools, December 2, 2008
  2. Top 100 Tools for Learning: The Final List, November 16, 2009
  3. 101 Free Learning Tools , August 14, 2009
  4. 2 mind mapping tools, April 22, 2009

Learning Management System (319)

  1. Rapid Learning Management Systems, October 20, 2009
  2. Learning Management Systems: The wrong place to start elearning, April 28, 2009
  3. 100 Commercial Learning Management Systems, July 20, 2009
  4. State of learning management systems in higher education, August 26, 2009

Integrate (636)

  1. eLearning Portal Integration, October 13, 2009
  2. 10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 1), June 15, 2009
  3. My Top 25 blogs for 2008, December 11, 2008
  4. Integrate your Google Apps, September 10, 2009

Community (1202)

  1. Communities of Practice, March 13, 2009
  2. Networked community management, September 23, 2009
  3. The Community Manager, March 9, 2009
  4. Connecting ideas with communities, June 30, 2009

Personalization (1728)

  1. Bamboo Project Readers' Guide to Blogging for Personal Branding, February 17, 2009
  2. Your Guide to Job Search and Personal Branding on Twitter, May 16, 2009
  3. Personal in Personal Knowledge Management, July 22, 2009
  4. Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool, January 21, 2009

Strategy (836)

  1. Learning Strategies You Can Use, September 9, 2009
  2. eLearning Strategy, September 14, 2009
  3. Social media trends for 2010, November 3, 2009
  4. elearning, strategically, March 12, 2009

Enterprise (539)

  1. Modern Corporate Training: The Enterprise Learning Framework, May 24, 2009
  2. Enterprise 2.0, August 1, 2009
  3. Determining the ROI of Enterprise 2.0 | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com, April 15, 2009
  4. Tags vs. Hierarchy, March 16, 2009

Search (854)

  1. Search, February 2, 2009
  2. Your Guide to Job Search and Personal Branding on Twitter, May 16, 2009
  3. Visualizing Search Results, April 1, 2009
  4. Google Wonder Wheel & Other Search Options, August 11, 2009

Audio (504)

  1. Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?, May 12, 2009
  2. Music or Audio for your Presentation, November 23, 2009
  3. Adding Audio to Adobe Captivate, March 12, 2009
  4. Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better, June 9, 2009

Screencast (161)

  1. Solve problems with screencasting, April 14, 2009
  2. We Need Your Help - Screencasting Tips for New Screencasters, September 21, 2009
  3. What Is Screencasting | O'Reilly Media, December 11, 2008
  4. Screencast of the Week - Why Most Screencasts are Tedious... , November 8, 2009

YouTube (390)

  1. PowerPoint: embedding YouTube video, November 17, 2009
  2. How to Download YouTube Videos, December 1, 2008
  3. How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations, December 29, 2008
  4. How to customise your YouTube channel, August 3, 2009

Google (765)

  1. Google Wave in education, November 16, 2009
  2. 3 more Google Wave resources, October 31, 2009
  3. Integrate your Google Apps, September 10, 2009
  4. Import your Google Docs to Slideshare, August 26, 2009

Captivate (249)

  1. Tackling a New Captivate Project, August 21, 2009
  2. Captivate Widgets Tutorial: Create your first Widget, June 19, 2009
  3. Captivate 4 tutorials, April 3, 2009
  4. Adding Audio to Adobe Captivate, March 12, 2009

Storyboard (96)

  1. Storyboard Templates and Resources, June 29, 2009
  2. Storyboarding The Visuals, August 19, 2009
  3. Storyboarding The Visuals, August 19, 2009
  4. It Came From Hollywood - Storyboarding, June 25, 2009

Virtual World (484)

  1. Resources for Researching Virtual Worlds, October 7, 2009
  2. Implementing a Virtual World, January 13, 2009
  3. Extending Virtual World Affordances, October 6, 2009
  4. From World of Warcraft to Second Life – Teaching Science with Immersion and Excursion, July 16, 2009
 

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