Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. I haven’t done my list in a few years, but you can see my past lists from 2011 , 2009 , 2008 , and 2007.

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President Elect Brings Web 2.0 to the People

Kapp Notes

Well, we now know his is going to be using those tools in his presidency as well. tools.isn't it good enough for your learning and development department and your company to use these tools?

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Trending Sources

Webinar Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are some resources to support today's webinar: A whitepaper titled Embrace Informal Learning: Understanding the tools of informal learning and their impact on organizations.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

Connectivism and the modern learner

E-Learning Provocateur

These days we have many excellent tools to do just that, and the modern learner is using them. Recently, I read a blog article about connectivism by Debora Gallo. Soon after, I attended a presentation about m-learning by Jan Herrington, in which she too mentioned connectivism.

NASA Jumps into the Game Development Universe

Kapp Notes

The game is Designed to enhance learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, the game would be designed to draw players into a synthetic environment that can serve as a powerful "hands-on" tool for teaching a range of complex subjects, officials said.

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Do we really need to design differently for the so called "Digital Natives"?

Kapp Notes

Perhaps we should create training that can be leveraged by these tools. Tools that, if left behind, they stop the car and return home to get them before they continue on with the day.that is how important these tools have become.

Top 20 Tools 2007-2011

Jane Hart

As you will know I finalised the 5th Annual survey of Top 100 Tools for Learning in the middle of November 2011, and at that time placed the presentation on Slideshare.

Gamer Rater: New and Improved

Kapp Notes

A while ago, I posted an assessment tool developed by Heather G. called Gamer Rater. The post Gamer 1.0, or 4.0? asked a series of questions to which one could answer to determine what level gamer you are.

Tell Me a Story

Kapp Notes

From a training perspective, the tools in that book can be quickly adapted to designing stories for learning. Karl asks Stephen Denning about the power of storytelling.

Yes, Ok, I Admit, I've Stayed at the Mayflower Hotel, but.

Kapp Notes

No, I am not "Client Number 10" from the infamous Eliot Spitzer scandal. My stay was perfectly above board. Last year I was a speaker at the Kaplan-EduNeering Knowledge Summit. I spoke on the topic of Games and the Gamer Generation to over 100 people and had a chance to do a book signing.

Cost Consious Corporate Gift Idea

Kapp Notes

It reveals new methods and tools that are being used successfully in a variety of settings, including Flash mobs and cheat codes, video iPods, instant messaging and blogging. It is always so hard to determine what type of corporate gift is appropriate for clients, co-workers or your boss? What do you get them that is not too expensive but not too inexpensive, that is business-focused but not too business-focused. With these tough economic times, such decisions can be difficult.

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PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac: Inserting YouTube Videos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This week I'm going to show you how to do the same thing, but in PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac. From the Standard toolbar, select the Media tool and choose Insert Movie (if you do not see this toolbar, from the Menu bar, choose View > Toolbars > Standard ).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

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

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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2011

Experiencing eLearning

This is the fifth year that Jane Hart has been collecting lists of top tools for learning. I have contributed my lists in 2007 , 2008 , and 2009. You can contribute your top tools too. Google Reader is still my main tool for personal learning. is my blogging platform of choice and a great tool for personal reflection. Captivate is my tool of choice for simulations and interactive learning.

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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. Horizon Report 2008 The annual Horizon Report seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations. Tools - A Summary : eLearning Technology 84.

Learning styles don't exist

Clive on Learning

The debate was already red hot before this video by Professor Daniel T Willingham from the University of Virginia (brought to my attention by Stephen Downes ) added fuel to the fire. On the one side are the learning and development romantics, all voodoo and crystals, holding firm to their pseudo-psychological beliefs.

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.

Learning Organization Dimensions

Clark Quinn

I note that it doesn’t seem to capture more about informal learning than just providing the environment, and no mention is made of tools or infrastructure. And your social networking tools will make very concrete any gaps in those. After my post on Improving Organizational Learning Infrastructure, Daan Assen suggested that it was too limited in reference to the broader Learning Organization picture.

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

Coffee and Design

Originally posted by Jane Heart’s Jane’s Pick of the Day: Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. The 8th annual survey is now open to find the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. A learning tool is defined as any software or online tool or service that you use either for your own personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning solutions. Please share your own favourite tools for learning.

Gadgets, games and gizmos for learning

Clive on Learning

It's the wrong tool for the times." " The solution, says Kapp is to communicate with gamers using the tools and methods with which they are most comfortable, i.e. gadgets, games and gizmos (by the way, from what I can see by checking some definitions online, a gizmo is the same as a gadget; presumably Karl couldn't resist the alliteration-fest). I've enjoyed reading Karl Kapp's Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning (Pfeiffer, 2007).

LMSs that kick ass:

Janet Clarey

Q: What social media tools is incorporating into their LMS? Q: What drove your decision to incorporate social media tools into your LMS? This week on the Friday series, LMSs that kick ass , I’ m pleased to feature ’s LearnCenter system.

How do you measure effectiveness when transitioning from presentation of content to a constructivist-based, distributed learning model?

Janet Clarey

I think social media tools are the better choice here for supporting the learner. powered by the tools that foster social experience. This is a question that I think has probably been answered by people much smarter than me. However, I’m working through the question in the context of a report I’ve just written about designing instruction for a multi-generational workforce.

eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008

Tony Karrer

See also - Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 I was talking with someone last night who asked me what some of the bigger eLearning Trends were. eLearning Trend #2 - Virtual Environments - see Second Life and Learning eLearning Trend #3 - Open Source and Free Tools eLearning Trend #4 - Do-It-Yourself Learning - see Disruptive Changes in Learning , Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free. Come to Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 if you want to: participate in a stridently unaffiliated event (no sponsors! November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free. Check out the line-up of catalysts at the Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 site. November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free. Jane Hart - 25 Free Tools Every Learning Professional Should Have in their Toolbox.


Learnlets » Game Development Tools

Clark Quinn

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?

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Using SharePoint as Project System for Training Organization Quite a few people talked about how they were using SharePoint as a collaborative tool to work on projects. I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint. SharePoint is so flexible and the documentation for it is so big and diverse, that a big part of my goals have been to understand the different ways that training organizations are using SharePoint.

Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

use of Web 2.0 / social media for work and learning) is that organizations often have not established their policies or guidelines around the use of these tools. tools as part of our eLearning 2.0 One of the barriers commonly cited during my presentations around eLearning 2.0 (use Unfortunately, companies sticking their head in the sand doesn't do any good. Employees are using these things in some way. Companies need a policy.

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.

Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer have organized the second annual free online conference: Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation 2008 November 17 - 21, 2008 | Online | Free Last year's conference had two thousand people from all over the world take part in the week-long conference.

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

PB Wiki Wikispaces Here are a couple of posts about cross-generational teaching: Consider Generational Learning Styles and Tools Technology Shapes Generations Also, here is a post about opening up my class up to the "at large" blog community which I did last summer.

Test SCORM Courses with an LMS

Tony Karrer

We are developing a SCORM or AICC compliant course either custom or using an authoring tool. This is created using whatever authoring tool we will be using and it will contain no content. We use our own so I can't vouch for these tools. This is less common these days, but it's good to know that there are tools at this level.

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My top 10 of everything

Learning with e's

It's the top end of the year once again, and boy, did 2008 fly by ever so fast! 2008 was quite an eventful year in many ways, and quite a successful one for me. 2008 Achievements Retro will be a reflection on my own top ten personal and professional achievements over the last year.

Experiencing E-Learning » Top Ten Tools: 2008 Update

Experiencing eLearning

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? What should be in your tool set? What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Should twitter be part of your tool set? Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective.