2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. To do my review, I first looked at what I was writing about and what people were reading on my blog in 2008.

Challenges 2008

Tony Karrer

This was a great exercise and the fact that I had not considered my big challenges for 2008 made it harder to do my Conference Planning for ASTD TechKnowledge 2008. So, when I look at 2008, some challenges jump out at me: Challenge #1 - How do I balance time spent between blogging, direct conversations, small group virtual conversations, small group networking, speaking at virtual conferences, speaking at conferences and writing?

Happy 2008

From the Coleface

Welcome to 2008. I’ve had a fantastic start to the year, with the joys of becoming a father for the first time. Lilia is gorgeous, hard work at times and suddenly 9:30 pm has turned into an eminently sensible time to go to bed, rather than a time to move on to the second pub. Back in the world of work, the start of the new year means that the biggest e-learning event of the year is on the horizon. The Learning Technologies show is on 30 and 31 January.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Predictions for 2008

Learning Visions

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 My Predictions for 2008 I wont deign to make grandiose predictions about the state of eLearning in the year 2008 as many have already done. Posted by Cammy Bean at 11:06 AM Labels: 2008 , Learning Circuits 4comments: Christine Martell said.

Training 2008 Presentation Links

Kapp Notes

Here are some links to some postings in my blog that provide additonal information about Second Life. Second Life Resourses The Office in Second Life.CNN in Second Life The Learning Webvolution. article written with Tony O'Driscoll.)

TechKnowledge 2008 Blog Coverage

Tony Karrer

However, I've noticed that there have been quite a few posts discussing experiences at ASTD TechKnowledge 2008. ASTD TechKnowledge 2008, Lots of Fun TK08 - Tony Karrer and Implementation of Social Learning How to Add Scenarios to Your Rapid E-Learning Courses.Rapidly! My experience has been that ASTD audiences do not blog as much as other audiences such as the eLearning Guild and I commented about that in More eLearning Bloggers.

Best eLearning Blog 2008

Tony Karrer

I want to thank everyone who voted for and reads this blog - eLearning Technology. It was announced that we won for Best elearning / corporate education blog. I previously had some commentary on the edublog awards. I also lobbied for a few of my fellow bloggers who did not win. The bottom line is that none of us do this to win awards. It's nice to be recognized, but it's not going to change what we do. In a way, each of us votes every day for blogs. We spend time reading them. Commenting on them.

2008 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big Question for January is "What are your Predictions for Learning in 2008?" The three questions, now modified for 2008, are: What will you remember most about 2007? What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2008? What are your predictions for 2008?

Summer Academy 2008 Bloomsburg University

Kapp Notes

Even after a long day, the audience of college faculty members of the PA State System of Higher Education asked insightful questions about "digital diversity".

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2008 Summer SL Class Underway

Kapp Notes

Once again I am teaching a class using virtual worlds, this class "Learning in 3D" will include the use of both ProtoSphere and Second Life.

Best media of 2008

From the Coleface

It seems like this is the time of year when newspapers are putting together lots of lists of the highlights of the year, so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. My list is of new media treatments that could be used for learning. It’s unusual in that it only has one item. Have a look at Darth Vader canteen on Youtube. It combines great content with an attention grabbing yet harmonious media treatment.

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Summer Reading List 2008

Kapp Notes

Ok, I know this is a little late but I have actually been away on vacation using Blogger's advanced posting function for the past two weeks. It is great for vacation by the way. Any way here are some interesting books for summer reading. They are not all training related and I am sure you've heard of them but they are some of the more interesting books I've read about the changing Internet and overall technology climate.

Virtual World Tour 2008

Kapp Notes

Here is a great video providing a broad perspective on all types of virtual worlds. Well Done!Sharon Sharon Burns. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Summer 2008: Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

Matt and I have teamed up at several conferences as co-presenters (see ASTD TechKnowledge 2008, Lots of Fun and Second Life Training Presentation for more details on our presentations) so it was great to team up with him again.

2008 Predictions: The Pressure is On!

Kapp Notes

Stephen Downes has upped the ante on predictions for 2008 by creating a report card on predictions of 2007. But I do thank him for the time and effort and it has made me more careful with my 2008 prediction which will be released soon.

My Predictions for 2008

Learning Visions

Summer 2008 Learning in 3D Class: Four

Kapp Notes

Overseeing the interesting structures built by students. Second Life class last night had to go on without me as I was "in-the-air" to Texas during class time due to the perils of air travel. So we had a guest speaker who covered basic scripting and some semi-advanced building.

Summer 2008 Learning in 3D Class Three

Kapp Notes

Here we are sitting around the conference room discussing our visits to far away places in the metaverse. This was an exciting class, we first learned to create note cards and then learning about Learning Archetypes in Second Life which are picking up some momentum.

ASTD TechKnowledge 2008, Lots of Fun

Kapp Notes

Arrived back from the ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 conference late the other night (3:00am) but the conference was worth it. I got to see a lot of people and make some really good connections. Matt Monahan and I had a lot of fun in our pre-conference workshop, Learning in 3D.

Learnlets » 2008 Predictions

Clark Quinn

US Economy and e-Learning in 2008

G-Cube

Here are my views in response to January’s Big Question from ASTD -. One of the leading e-Learning forecasts suggests that current size of the US market alone is close to $10 billion. Market has shown consistent growth over last 5 years.

ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 - Conference Planning

Tony Karrer

ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 is coming soon in San Antonio. Now that it's less than a month away, I thought I'd sit down and try to do some conference planning. To help me prepare, I went back to a few previous posts on related topics.

Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

The Big Question this month are Predictions for Learning in 2008. during 2008. Prediction #2 => Virtual Classroom Tools - Meeting Tool + Second Life Lite A medium size Virtual Classroom / Meeting Tool will announce features in 2008 that are not 3D immersive, but that are more like Mii characters in a 2.5D Prediction #10 => Knowledge Worker Skills - Just Beginning in 2008, Big in 2009 The discussion of knowledge work skills is going to be BIG.

ASTD's Big Question for December 2008: New Learning

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2008? I learn so much all the time from students, clients and colleagues, it is hard to narrow it down to just two or three things, but I'll try. Here are a few of the lessons I have learned.

eLearn Magazine 2008 Predications are Out!

Kapp Notes

You can see the entire list of predication's-- Predictions for 2008. You can see a longer list of predictions I made for 2008 at 2008 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges Also, there was a little more pressure than usual this year as Stephen Downes evaluated last years predictions in an interesting blog posting Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions. You can see a discussion we had about the evaluations at 2008 Predictions: The Pressure is On!

2008 Conferences Retro

Learning with e's

Here are my top ten learning technology conferences of 2008 (look, I know it's eleven really, but whose blog is this anyway?): 2 = The EDEN 2008 conference was held at the Belem Cultural Centre in beautiful Lisbon in June.

What will be hot in 2008?

From the Coleface

January is the time of year when you’ll read lots of predictions as to what will be hot in 2008 in L&D, so I thought it would be rude not to get into the act too. Hence my safe prediction for 2008 is that you’ll be hearing lots about web 2.0. My methodology is surprisingly simple – take what two bodies who try to predict what conferences people will pay to attend have included in their programmes for the year.

Learnlets » 2008 Predictions for Learning

Clark Quinn

Upbeat Learning Technologies 2008

Lars is Learning

I spent last week in London at Learning Technologies Exhibition and Conference. The general mood amongst the vendors and attendees I felt demonstrated a confidence in the future at odds with the wider economic gloom that the media and city types would have us believe. While the longer term impact of globalisation and an overstretched financial sector will clearly affect us all, I wonder if we

Stats Review from 2008

Experiencing eLearning

I’ve been blogging for just over 2 years now; my first posts were on December 26, 2008. I’m still quite pleased with the growth I saw in 2008 over my first year of blogging. 2008: 61062. time more views in 2008. 2008: 121. 2008: 223 , in September.

The 2008 Top 3 Semi-Learning Related Books

Kapp Notes

So there you have it, the 2008 Top 3 Semi-Learning Related books for you to read before 2009. :) __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideHere are some great reads to take you into 2009 and to get you to think about technology, learning and games from a new perspective. They'd make great stocking stuffers for the geeky person on your Christmas list as well.

Training budget shock in 2008

Lars is Learning

As reported by Personnel Today in the UK: - Almost half of large companies in Western Europe plan to spend more on training and L&D in 2008, according to Human Resources consultancy Mercer. Its 2007 European Total Rewards Survey found 46% of 200 multinationals surveyed planned to up their training spend this year. Just 4% said they would spend less, while half said expenditure would remain

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Learn about Learning - 2008

The Learning Circuits

2008 - Past experiences. We are going to continue a tradition in the Big Question. The Big Question for December is: What did you learn about learning in 2007?

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Buzz words of 2008

Learning with e's

Here we go again with 2008. Although some of these words (or phrases) are not strictly '2008' words, or are just emerging, they have begun to rise in prominence or are perhaps being used to describe things that weren't really available or widely known about, this time last year.

2008 Milestones Retro

Learning with e's

Here are my top ten milestones of 2008. achievement for 2008 was an invitation for me to edit the proceedings for the ICT and Learning for the Net Generation IFIP conference which was held in Kuala Lumpur in July this year.

2008 Places Retro (2)

Learning with e's

Continuing my top ten favourite places visited during 2008. My Number 1 for 2008 - Barcelona, Spain. Here are my top five cities in reverse order: 5 - Salzburg, Austria.

Learnlets » TechKnowledge 2008 kickoff

Clark Quinn

2008 Places Retro (1)

Learning with e's

I have had been fortunate to visit some of the most beautiful and exotic destinations in 2008. In reverse order, here are numbers 10-6 in my top ten (or eleven) places visited in 2008.

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2008 Friends Retro

Learning with e's

I have made many new friends in 2008 (picture left: with Paul Kirschner, Paul Walsh and Debby Notts in Barcelona). Here is an alphabetic list of 20, including links to their splendid blogs and excellent websites, but it is by no means exhaustive.

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Innovation 2008

eLearning Evangelist

And now, Bob and I have been asked to speak at Innovation 2008 April 14-15 at Breckenridge CO The Issues Brief that I wrote with Bob Blomeyer on access and equity and followup webinar has attracted some attention. A Google search shows a number of links.