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.

TechKnowledge 2008 Blog Coverage

Tony Karrer

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. 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!

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. In a way, each of us votes every day for blogs. Blogging about them. You can see the ones that I most actively engage with either in the sidebar of this blog or in the sidebar of eLearning Learning. I previously had some commentary on the edublog awards.

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. I typically talk with 2 or 3 new prospects each week who come to me randomly mostly based on personal introductions from people I know or through my various speaking, writing, blogging, etc. In terms of accelerating learning, blogging is definitely the best for me.

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

David is doing some really innovative work with blogs in his classroom. I also met Matrin Rayala who writes a blog called andDesign. If you have a chance, check out his blog really great stuff on all types of design topics.

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. Half an Hour: Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions If you want to see most of the blogs referenced, see Darren Draper's Bloggers Make Better Predictions.

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.

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. Truly valuable content will be found as short videos on YouTube, entries on blogs, or a favorite page on a wiki, none will be housed in a Learning Management System. You can see a discussion we had about the evaluations at 2008 Predictions: The Pressure is On! Lisa Neal has compiled her annual list of expert predication's. There are some really interesting ideas so check them out.

Learnlets » 2008 Predictions for Learning

Clark Quinn

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. is the next generation of websites where users generate the content so that many publish to many e.g. blogs, wikis, on-line communities. Hence my safe prediction for 2008 is that you’ll be hearing lots about web 2.0.

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.

The Big Question: What did you learn about learning in 2008?

Clive on Learning

The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for December is 'what did you learn about learning in 2008?'

Learn about Learning - 2008

The Learning Circuits

If you are a blogger, I would highly recommend taking this as an opportunity to go back through your blog posts over the year and looking for any "aha moments" or highlight the posts that you think were the best/most interesting. 2008 - Past experiences.

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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.

New Blog

Tony Karrer

Ingrid O'Sullivan has a new blog and is the first person to take me up on my post 100 Conversation Topics which asks people to start a conversation with me and get aggregated into 100 conversations. Ingrid's post tells a bit of a story that is likely familiar to other authors of a relatively new blog. Ingrid tells us that among her hardest challenges is deciding what to write in the blog. I'm pretty new to blogging [.] noob's experience after 100-ish days of blogging.

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.

The big question: What are your predictions for learning in 2008

Clive on Learning

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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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. The conference was Handheld Learning, about which I have blogged elsewhere recently.

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Mandatory Blogging?

Tony Karrer

Over the past two years, my thoughts around blogging as a learning and networking tool have been slowly evolving. In Oct 2007, the LCB asked - Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging? I summarized the responses in: Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog At the time, while I felt that blogging was something good to do, I didn't push all that hard. If they were starting on some new learning activity, I'd want them to blog.

Learning Blog

Tony Karrer

I often suggest learning blogs (see Learning and Networking With A Blog (T+D article) and Personal Learning Strategies ). In other words, blogs are a fantastic tool for Personal Learning. I often suggest during presentations that starting a blog at the beginning of any learning endeavor is a great move. I know this happens all the time, but it's a quick reminder that creating a learning blog is a great move

Internet Time Blog » 2008 in retrospect

Jay Cross

Blog Discussion

Tony Karrer

Dave Ferguson just raised the issue of blog discussion that has come up before when I talk about Learning and Networking with a Blog. The issue he raises in Mandatory Blogging is: Here at your own blog, you often have extended discussions. Dave points out that given the 90-9-1 Rule he's not likely to get much dialog by creating a blog, posting and waiting for comments. I actually think Dave has a pretty good blog.

Internet Time Blog » Photos of 2008

Jay Cross

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Jott This Blog I havent had so much time lately to blog, as this project Im working on has been quite grueling. I find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. Practice safe blogging while driving!

Google Blog Search Problems

Tony Karrer

I rely pretty heavily on Google Blog Search to help me find people who are citing blog posts of mine so that I can see that kind of conversation. Unfortunately, it looks like Google Blog Search has decided that they will now include the entire contents of the web page rather than just the contents of the RSS feed. What this means is that I now get links to every post where the author includes my blog in their blog roll.

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Blog Learning

Tony Karrer

Something I (probably too often) talk about is learning via a blog. In other words, I'm learning via blog comments and blog posts by other bloggers - likely much more than anyone reading the blog itself. Blog learning! Blog Learning! I'm not claiming this is anything new (see Blogging for Learning and Networking ) but the comment this weekend gave me new appreciation of the value proposition

Blogging the Personal

Learning Visions

If I were to blog it all, we'd be WAY off the topic of instructional design. If the women bloggers who make Zaid's next list are the ones who don't interject their personal lives into their blogs (ala Cathy Moore as reported to Michelle Martin ), then I don't think I'll make that list. Blogging's not a contest. This is me trying to get my blogging energy back Janet Clarey's recent post On Growing Facial Hair is right up my alley of interest.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging the Personal

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Blogging the Personal Janet Clareys recent post On Growing Facial Hair is right up my alley of interest. If I were to blog it all, wed be WAY off the topic of instructional design. Bloggings not a contest. Blogs by definition are blabbermouths.

2008 Tools and Technologies Retro

Learning with e's

In reverse order, here are my top ten tools and technologies of 2008: 10 - Plurk is a fun tool for microblogging, and is multi-functional. It is a very useful little aggregator, working on hash tagging, to bring together Twitter tweets, Flickr images and other tags such as Delicious on blogs.

Blog-o- the-Month at ISTE Island in Second Life

Learning Visions

Imagine my surprise when Scott Merrick contacted me, letting me know that Learning Visions had been nominated as Blog-o-the-month on ISTE Island in Second Life.

What did I learn about learning in 2008?

Clark Quinn

The Learning Circuit’s Blog Big Question for December is “What did you learn about learning in 2008?&# It’s good to reflect, and using the end of the calendar year is a traditional time. Consequently, I trolled back through a year of blog posts. Whew! I saw several recurrent threads, but the strongest one is on learning to learn.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blog-o- the-Month at ISTE Island in Second Life

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 11, 2008 Blog-o- the-Month at ISTE Island in Second Life Imagine my surprise when Scott Merrick contacted me, letting me know that Learning Visions had been nominated as Blog-o-the-month on ISTE Island in Second Life. Nice blog.

Browsing Blog Content

Tony Karrer

I've added BrowseMyStuff to my sidebar and particularly links to keywords found in my blog and those found in various eLearning blogs. Browse eLearning Blogs - [link] Browse eLearning Technology - [link] It's nice that it basically provides automatic categorization. related posts on my blog: [link] Let me know what you think For example, here's eLearning 2.0