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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.

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US Economy and e-Learning in 2008


Such organization, today realize that talent quality has to improve rapidly to create and maintain lead in business and that is a key driver of this trend. Here are my views in response to January’s Big Question from ASTD -.

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Summer Reading List 2008

Kapp Notes

Traditional business book layout but if you have any interested at all in Web 2.0 and how it is impacting training, business and society.then this is the book for you. You might find something interesting there.less of a business focus. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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.

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 And because it ties directly to metrics that matter to the business, this will get significant attention during the year.

Christmas Eve News - 2008

Big Dog, Little Dog

Learning technology sector shuns recession - New Brunswick Business Journal. Business can benefit from training," he said. The third one, Designing Learning, should be finished before New Years Eve: Identifying Business Impacts. How NORAD Tracks Santa - Wired.

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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. All have been visited while I was on business, so I have only experienced a short while in these cities, yet even a few short hours have left some indelible impressions.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Worlds Management Industry Forecast 2008

Mark Oehlert

Also examined in the report are the 2008 business goals for many of the leading companies in the industry. What are your top 3 trend predictions for 2008? What business goals have you set for 2008? A number of new platforms are launching in 2008.

Getting Settled In

Experiencing eLearning

This feeling of being out of sync is something I need to remember when I’m busy being the change agent at work. If you’ve been wondering why things have beent a little quiet on the blog, my husband and I just moved from Chicagoland to North Carolina, in the Raleigh-Durham area.

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Mobile Mania and the Business Impact

E-Learning Provocateur

I attended an informative presentation today called Mobile Mania and the Business Impact presented by Robin Simpson , Research Director at Gartner , and Matt Brennan, Enterprise BDM for Emerging Technologies at Apple. While both speakers were excellent, Robin highlighted a trend that really struck a chord with me: Technology providers are primarily targeting the consumer market, not the enterprise market.

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 02/26/2008

Experiencing eLearning

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Examples of eLearning 2.0

Clark Quinn

During my presentation last Thursday that was an introduction to eLearning 2.0 as part of an online event for the eLearningGuild, I mentioned a few common ways that I've seen eLearning 2.0

Virtual Worlds Management Industry Forecast 2008

Mark Oehlert

(from the site ) " This Virtual Worlds Management Industry Forecast 2008. (a predictions for virtual worlds in 2008. are the 2008 business goals for many of the leading companies in the. What are your top 3 trend predictions for 2008? What business goals have you set for 2008? What challenges do you expect 2008 to bring for the virtual worlds. A number of new platforms are launching in 2008. in 2008

TCC08: Creating and Teaching a College-Level Undergraduate Course in Social Networking

Experiencing eLearning

This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference, presented by Robert Fulkerth, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA. Developed a course on social networking for business. Many businesses consider time on social networking sites wasted, but not all. Technorati Tags: socialnetworking , business , tcc08 , web20

Instructional Design Certificate or Masters Degree

Experiencing eLearning

I’ve spent 20 years in various business assignments with the last 8 in IT.) So the question is… would employers have value someone who has a lot of business experience (including facilitation skills) and only the grad cert or is the MS degree the minimum requirement. I got a good question via Ask a Question yesterday and would like to hear some other opinions on this issue: I’m very seriously considering a career change into ID. (I’ve

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ?

Daily Bookmarks 04/25/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Upload your own pictures from Flickr or use the designer options provided to print mini-business cards, stickers, postcards, etc. MOO.com | We love to print. I think this would be very cool to have some cards the next time I go to a conference. tags: flickr , print , career , images

Business Value of eLearning - Elevator Pitches Needed

Tony Karrer

April 2008's Big Question was What would you like to do better as a Learning Professional? It was interesting to see that the first two responses both dealt with selling the business value of eLearning. Jay Cross will tell you to forget ROI, but I'm not so sure that you can dismiss the notion that you have to explain the business value of what you are doing ahead of it in order to sell it in the organization.

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Daily Bookmarks 08/12/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Businesses and organizations may worry about social media and Web 2.0 The Bamboo Project Blog: Privacy, Social Media and Learning. tools in terms of privacy and confidentiality, but their fears are largely unfounded. If people are going to share your secrets, they have plenty of other ways to do so besides social media–and those other ways are likely more effective. tags: web2.0 , orgculture , privacy.

Social Media in Plain English

Experiencing eLearning

This really is about the change in the business & media environment at a high level rather than the specifics of how to use any one technology. The folks at Common Craft have another great video, this time about social media. What I especially like about this one is that it doesn’t talk about technology until near the end.

Daily Bookmarks 06/09/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Five-stage model for organizational change (originally developed for family therapy, but applies to businesses and larger organizations too). Steven M Smith - The Satir Change Model. Late Status Quo. Resistance. Chaos. Integration. New Status Quo. tags: change , orgculture , changemanagement. The Only Net-Gen Nonsense : Ruminate. Response to the “Net Gen Nonsense&# blog and George Siemens’ arguments that it’s the environment changing rather than the learners.

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Will Richardson Interview of Clay Shirky

Experiencing eLearning

The business model of the carriers is to charge for every single thing that goes over their network, and that doesn’t work well for education. It’s possible a different business model could emerge, more like the internet. I was very fortunate this morning to see that Will Richardson had rescheduled his live interview with Clay Shirky on U-Stream. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach was the chat moderator.

Wikis for Improving Productivity

Experiencing eLearning

RMC Vanguard is a mortgage company–able to do major increases in their business even with the economy not good for mortgage companies right now. PBwiki does backups on 3 servers plus offsite backups, so businesses don’t need to do it. A: For business, $8/user/month. Someone in the audience commented that in their small business, they have banned email attachments since implementing a wiki.

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Astroturfing by the Elearning Society

Experiencing eLearning

Astroturfing is when an organization, business, or politician fakes grassroots support. Today boys and girls we’re going to learn about astroturfing. Can you say “astroturfing&# ? I knew you could. A grassroots movement is an authentic spontaneous movement of support. Today I received two comments on my blog within minutes of each other, both about a new site called “the eLearning Society.&#

ASTD Keynote - Talent Managment

Clark Quinn

Tony asked the audience - how many know the key strategies of your organization and then key metrics of your business. Tony's Keys at the end of his presentation: Create a Learning Brand Learning - most important role is in talent management Take Action on the Skills Gap Become a business partners Great quote in one of the videos - self-development is the greatest challenge. I'm at the ASTD Conference in San Diego at the general session.

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2008 - MMVIII eLearning Year in Review

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

MMVIII (2008) started off visual and mobile to be sure. Since the eLearning community tends to lag a little behind I would have to say that twitter hit the eLearning community strongest in 2008. Twitter wins the 2008 "Big Story" award in my world.

2008 Edublog Awards – Nominations now being accepted

The E-Learning Curve

You know it’s getting close to Christmas when the Edublog Awards nominations open for business…. Just in case you’re not aware of Edublogs.org: Edublogs hosts hundreds of thousands of. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.

The Business Partnership Award

CLO Magazine

Transitioning from a regional service delivery model to a global business services model is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why WarnerMedia’s Account Business Services partnered with their People Development team to implement the six-pronged One World, One Team strategy.

Learning Objectives, Performance Objectives and Business Needs

Tony Karrer

It also just triggered something for me around Learning Objectives vs. Performance Objectives vs. Business Needs. To get outside the box, you need to have business needs and performance objectives This month's Big Question - Scope of Learning Responsibility? see my posts: Learning Responsibility , Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis and Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape) has raised some interesting questions in my mind.

A whole new world

E-Learning Provocateur

As of 7 July 2008, L$265 = US$1. And business isn’t restricted to entrepreneurial individuals. The corporate sector is exploring a whole new world. Which world? The virtual world. What is a virtual world?

Online eLearning Summit - January 23, 2008

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

It was comforting to hear the "hired gun" define new methods, new models, and exploring new solutions to business problems. I absolutely love being on panel discussions. Mostly because I get to learn so much from some of the smartest people in this industry. This is no exception!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wow.Has it been almost a month?! Lets Talk 2008.

Mark Oehlert

» January 07, 2008 Wow.Has it been almost a month?! Lets Talk 2008. " What are your predictions for learning for 2008 ?" Lets pretend though that the question was.what are your predictions for the e-learning/learning/training industry for 2008?

E-Learning challenges in vocational education

E-Learning Provocateur

The discussion was facilitated by Kate Carruthers (CEO, Digital Business Group), and my fellow panellists were James Dellow (Consultant, Chief Technology Solutions) and Catherine Eibner (Dynamics Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Australia).

“Talent Balance Sheet” is What We Need


Senior executives look at financial balance-Sheet with keenness as it reflects the standing of a business. Though these statements are useful they don’t reflect the true standing of a business and its future potential.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design.