Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

I wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007. Adoption is going to be personal/consumer first - organizational adoption is going to lag: Web 2.0 - Consumer vs. Enterprise Use. The Big Question is back.

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Leading In a Technological Disruptive Market

Your Training Edge

While we all are appreciating and embracing disruptive technologies and innovations, it is still unclear whether we are able to convert our mindset into this repeatable process. Technological Disruptive Market Demands Disruptive Leadership. 6] Hamel, Gary & Breen, Bill (2007).

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Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Interestingly, BJ Fogg (the professor) came onto my radar a few years ago because he was writing about persuasive technology - i.e., how do you persuade humans to behave a certain way with technology - a key component of human performance improvement through technology.

Ten Technology Strategies for 2008 via Gartner Group

Kapp Notes

Over at ComputerWorld , an article titled Gartner's top 10 strategic technologies for 2008:Whether you incorporate these technologies or not, they're not going away, the research firm says Here are three items from the list: Green IT --I don't view this as too much of a stretch.you want to catch attention now a days, add green infront of anything.just like the letter "e" oh so long ago. Especially as more and more people adopt these technologies.

The Role of Technology in Digital Publishing


From rocket eBook reader in 1998 to the ever-popular Amazon Kindle readers first launched in 2007, the dedicated reading devices have evolved tremendously. In fact, 74% of teachers say, education technology is a student motivator.

Thoughts about 2006 and Predictions for 2007

Kapp Notes

What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007? What do you see as the biggest challenges for 2007? that is professional and personnel) What are your predictions for 2007?

Learning Through Reality-based Video Games

Kapp Notes

Over at Tony Karrer's eLearning Technology , he has an entry titled Learning from Sports Games where he writes how a video game (MVP Baseball) has helped his son learn the rules of baseball.

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Second Life and Learning - Tony O'Driscoll

Tony Karrer

I think Tony's conclusion to the article may have been the most telling: Unless your organization is a true early adopter, it is premature to invest a ton of resources in VWs.

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Smartphones, tablets, and laptops had become a permanent requirement along with using technology in the classrooms by this time. The State appropriations per full-time student have fallen from an inflation-adjusted $8,489 in 2007 to $7,642 in 2017. Thus, replacing expensive textbooks with technology in the classroom is the right thing to do in the current scenario. The post Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks appeared first on Kitaboo.

Horizontal Learning

Tony Karrer

Horizontal technologies for learning. These technologies are supposedly designed for learning but that is not true. These technologies are institution-centric and vertical by nature. In 2006 I was at EC-TEL where Scott Wilson asked the audience full of educational technology specialists, "how many of you use a LMS for your personal learning?”. Social technologies are different. Interesting post.

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Digital native or digital immigrant?

From the Coleface

Prensky’s metaphor of people being digital natives (intuitively understanding how recent technology works) or digital immigrants (needing support/ training in order to grasp new technology) seems wonderfully rich to me. As the people providing them with learning, we need to challenge our assumptions about how learners use technology – which methods need updating and which are constantly effective.

The Role of Technology in Digital Publishing


From rocket eBook reader in 1998 to the ever popular Amazon Kindle readers first launched in 2007, the dedicated reading devices have evolved tremendously. Many just wait for the technology to mature before investing, others remain confused about how they can take advantage of the rich opportunities that are available in digital publishing. To simplify, technology in an eBook or digital publishing business can be broken down into three components – content, devices and platforms.

37% Adults Use Social Networking - Adoption to e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

When technology helps us to do things faster and better,we adapt. Social networking is perceived by many adults as waste of time. This is perhaps changing. Financial Post reported that 37% of adults visit social networking sites, 27% who visit FaceBook create a profile. I remember the time when corporate managers where suspicious of instant messaging. Today, it's part of our workplace tools.

eLearning Defined

Tony Karrer

eLearning / E-Learning - Broad definition of the field of using technology to deliver learning and training programs. Took awhile for the right term to come about, circa 1995 it was all called "Internet based Training", then "Web-based Training" (to clarify that delivery could be on the Inter- or Intra-net), then "Online Learning" and finally e-learning, adopting the in vogue use of "e-" during the dot com boom.

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Consider Generational Learning Styles and Tools

Kapp Notes

For the Greatest Generation, the Boomer generation and much of Generation X, this included a linear step-by-step approach with little technology in the classroom or room for discussion. In terms of technology, computers and even calculators were not available for much of the educational life of the boomers and only in middle or high school for much of Generation X. Teachers, trainers and other educators tend to teach in the same style and format in which they have been taught.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event Take Home Point #1

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 eLearning Guild Event Take Home Point #1 Last Thursday night after the eLearning Guild event, I was fortunate to have dinner with a small group of eLearning professionals -- a diverse group coming at the industry from lots of different angles. In the "Appropriate Use of New Technologies" session with Keith Resseau, a large percentage of the audience had never used blogs or wikis.

Brandon Hall Network - Back from the Dead?

Tony Karrer

I would actually like to believe that the community of people interested in the use of technology for learning and performance support would form a vibrant online community, exchanging ideas, making connections, etc. And, it's worse when you are targeting a particular community that doesn't have a great adoption rate. It takes a lot to get from putting up the network software to getting widespread adoption. Or maybe someone like ASTD will adopt Ning and give it a huge push.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry I listened in this afternoon to the Adobe seminar: Overview of the eLearning Industry. Adobe, Articulate building little back-end server technologies that enable you to build straightforward courses, install in LMS and track results. 3) Dont let the technology get in the way of what youre trying to do. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

How Wikipedia Works and Wikis in the Enterprise - HBS

Tony Karrer

But an encyclopedia is only one of the things you can build with wiki technology. Both are uses in smaller workgroups which is probably an early place to look for adoption. Great article - How Wikipedia Works (or Doesn't) that looks at Andrew McAfee's experiences around the " Enterprise 2.0 " article and Wikipedia 's Articles for Deletion process. It's an interesting discussion of the net impact of Wikipedia's process - which can be frustrating, especially to casual users.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM.

Mark Oehlert

Main | "A Vision of Students Today" from the Creators of "The Machine is Us/ing Us" » October 19, 2007 Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM. Posted by: Sean FitzGerald | October 19, 2007 at 03:31 PM The comments to this entry are closed.

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e-Learning Acupuncture: Learning objects that work!

E-Learning Acupuncture

skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Tuesday, September 11, 2007 Learning objects that work! We can vote to keep the current Past-the-Post method or we can choose to adopt a new method: Mixed member proportional. link] September 12, 2007 7:42 AM rlubensky said. September 12, 2007 8:10 AM Ramprekash said.

4 Reasons Companies Should Adopt Mobile Learning…Are You Missing the Boat?

SHIFT eLearning

With the amount of mobile devices exceeding 7 billion (the world’s current population), mobile technology has provided companies with the opportunity to reach employees in new and striking ways. However, mLearning goes beyond simply using technology to deliver content to mobile devices; it is about knowing how to successfully operate across new and ever changing contexts and learning spaces. There is no question about it: now is the time to embrace mobile learning.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 01/07/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

Web Trend Map 2007 - IA. Internet 2007 Predictions. 2007 Web Trend Map in postcard format, DIN A4 or DIN A3 (PDF). They view older workers as having less energy, along with high health and life insurance costs, higher salary expectations and an unwillingness to learn new technology, however, older workers require one-third less job training and stay in their jobs longer because they're not interested in ladder climbing. Technology 'embraced by public' - BBC.

How can We Train People on Web 2.0 and Social Networking When They are All Just Emerging Now?

Vignettes Learning

Through Ray Sims' blog I found this video of Matt Moore with relevant ideas on adoption of Web 2.0 Technical people can figure out the technologies, but have no clue on how users should use the technology.

elearning, PACTwiki, Creativity, Instruction, & mLearning

Big Dog, Little Dog

A resource and resource guide for all PACT Practitioners adopting and adapting the "starter-set" of PACT concepts, models, methods, tools and techniques. Handheld Learning 2007: Keeping up with Change (Marc Prensky) - Learn 0n-the-go. What Steve Jobs Can Teach You About Designing E-Learning - Articulate. People can only retain so much information at one time. So, its important to design your elearning courses (even simple ones) so that the learner can recall as much as possible.

It’s a matter of culture

The Learning Circuits

My small training/consulting company was asked to prepare the entire staff on two fronts: intercultural (dealing commercially with other countries, including speaking the same language) and adoption of PCs (the machine, the keyboard, DOS, spreadsheets, databases, word processing, etc.). They could have adopted an attitude of "visionary evolution” focused on the long term, taking into account human behavior; but of course the obsession with quarterly results still makes that difficult.

Collecting Knowledge and Learning - 3/25/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

technologies: blogs, wikis, podcasts, RSS, social networking and content tagging. CIOs said adoption is being driven by gains in worker efficiency and fear of competitive pressures. Disrupting the disrupters and Next-gen biomimicry and New fields of peer-to-peer technology. CIOs use Web 2.0 to keep up with competition: study - Computer World.

Collecting Knowledge and Learning - 02/24/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

Invention vs. Innovation - The Technology Liberation Front. Apple doesn't invent much, but they do take technologies that are currently only available to people who are intimately familiar with gcc and vi, and makes them accessible to ordinary people. More than half of business technology pros surveyed by InformationWeek are either skeptical about tools such as blogs, wikis, and online social networks, or they're willing but wary of adopting them. technology

Breakthrough eLearning: Score an "A" in eLearning (X4)

Breakthrough eLearning

Secondly, even if you get past such objections, you may develop a very good eLearning program, but there is poor adoption of this because it was designed without a solid understanding of the targeted learners. Accessibility: How easy is it for the target learners to access and use technology?

Getting trainers on board

Clive on Learning

At the conference I attended this week in Luxembourg, participants were split into groups to try and find ways in which resistance to learning technologies from fellow learning and development professionals could be overcome. I kept notes of some of the more interesting suggestions to share with you: Adopt a blended learning strategy : Well I know what they meant, but as far as I'm concerned keeping classroom trainers on board is not a reason for blended learning.

Breakthrough eLearning: Dealing with eLearning Objections

Breakthrough eLearning

We Dont Have the Technologies or Competencies Necessary to do eLearning As I have said on many other occasions , there is no need to go out and spend a fortune on a learning management system when just starting out with eLearning.

Over the Horizon.

Learning with e's

It also takes a long time to establish new technologies in the classroom or learning setting. The recent Horizon Report attempts to set the scene for the wide adoption of new technologies into teaching. One of their predictions is that time-to-adoption of virtual worlds will be 2-3 years. By this time tomorrow I shall be airborne, over the horizon and headed north to the frozen wastes. I'm back working in Sweden for a few days.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources


The Learning Circuits Blog, October 13, 2007. Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Games Let You Do That- Kapp Notes, July 30, 2007. using the technology of today, in the classroom today. Yes You CAN Create E-learning Games- Bozarthzone , June 22, 2007. Training Games, June 12, 2007.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources


The Learning Circuits Blog, October 13, 2007. Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Games Let You Do That- Kapp Notes, July 30, 2007. using the technology of today, in the classroom today. Yes You CAN Create E-learning Games- Bozarthzone , June 22, 2007. Training Games, June 12, 2007.

eLearning & mLearning: It's All Happening--And Faster Than You Think

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

About a year ago I wrote about the 2010 Horizon Report and what it said about the impending adoption of mLearning. Electronic books and mobiles as they apply to education are slated for adoption in a year or less. This adoption isn't coming, it's taking place now.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

Experiencing eLearning , July 27, 2009 Wikis at Work - eLearning Technology , February 25, 2007 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Blog or Wiki? Clive on Learning , April 13, 2007 Wikis: Ways to use them for a more Collaboration and Interaction - Dont Waste Your Time , August 28, 2009 Do wikis work for any topic? I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions.

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5 Ways to Engage Users in a MOOC course

Your Training Edge

Adopting an ever popular MOOC is almost equal to zero level strategy if you are unable to engage the largest stakeholders involved in it i.e. the learners. Experts have observed a number of engagement approaches adopted by the teachers in different MOOCs, webinars and discussion forums.