Happy 2008

From the Coleface

Welcome to 2008. If you want to catch up for a cuppa, track me down at one of the stands or give me a call. 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.

Question: Tracking CBTs

Experiencing eLearning

My experience has mostly been in higher ed, so I’ve always needed to do grading or more tracking than what this reader needs: I am the sole person involved with e-Learning in my branch, and I am mostly limited to using freeware. Â My client wants two things that I am stuck on: 1) good server software for posting CBTs and then having basic tracking of student usage. Â While this is better than nothing, it is a far cry from the “real&# tracking of CBT course players.

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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.

2008 Places Retro (2)

Learning with e's

Continuing my top ten favourite places visited during 2008. I went to a Beer Garden and enjoyed an enjoyable couple of hours (I think it was two hours but I lost track) sampling the local Austrian fayre in the shade of the trees. My Number 1 for 2008 - Barcelona, Spain.

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 has to be the social networking tool of 2008. Props' (award points) are given and received when people like the track you are playing.

Christmas Eve News - 2008

Big Dog, Little Dog

How NORAD Tracks Santa - Wired. Infrared satellites track the jolly old elf's flight path once he's airborne.

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My 2008 E-Learning Predictions.Not too bad.

Kapp Notes

You can see his entire list of grades at Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed. The videos even track who is watching them and what parts they've watched and what parts were not watched.

IiL08 September 25 and 26, 2008

Janet Clarey

There are 8 conference tracks…Emerging Learning Technologies, Learning Games, Immersive Environments for Learning, Collaboration and Community, Mobile Learning, Designing Learning Experiences, Implementing Innovative Solutions, and New Training Practices.

Monitter - Keyword Tracking of twitter

Mark Oehlert

You enter three keywords and then Monitter tracks those words in twitter and pushes the results into three columns. could see this and/or its accompanying widget being a sort of dashboard for tracking twitter feeds relevant to or from within your organization.

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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! track emerging opportunities in learning (if it’s not at the forefront, it’s not allowed in). 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.

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

eLearning Weekly

Arriving right on the heels of DevLearn , the free (and 100% online) Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 conference begins this week! The goal of this conference is to "…explore new developments, track emerging opportunities, network with other learning pioneers, and deal with topics you don't find at the conferences you have to travel to."

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.

Captivating Moodle Scorm

Moodle Journal

In short it tracked attempts, timing and produced the correct score for a quiz. Should you be a regular reader of this blog, then you will no doubt have picked up that we have experienced a number of aspiring highs and avalanching lows in our attempts to deploy Scorm materials.


Top 5 Funny and Semi-Learning Related Videos

Kapp Notes

Because training and "help desks" are so intertwined and helpdesk issues, if tracked properly, become part of training.but some things just can't be "trained." Holidays can stress people out, so here are some lighthearted, funny videos that can add a smile to your face.

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Traces of how ideas travel

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I found it through tracking the referring URL to my weblog. In the offline world, there is no way of tracking who is using your words, ideas, or who is talking about you. But online, it is much easier to track down what kind of ideas or blogposts get referred to.

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Corporate Advisory Council Conference:Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

As a culmination of our Corporate Track, students are required to answer an e-learning request for proposal (RFP), create a prototype of the proposed solution and give a 20 minute sales presentation to a group of representatives from various positons within the field of e-learning.

Death of the Podcast

Moodle Journal

At the time my students thought this was a bit of a novelty, and by tracking their activity I found they seemed to be making good use of them, very encouraging for me.

Data Driven

Tony Karrer

THE PROCESS AND MODEL At its simplest, the model is based on providing metrics that suggest possible tactical interventions, support the creation of action plans to improve the metrics and track the changes in the metrics so that performers can see their progress and continually improve.

New Music Distribution Model: Video Games

Kapp Notes

comparison, the same track received slightly more than 10,000 downloads via digital services like iTunes and Amazon.a A new music distribution model has arrived (about time for the music industry) and it's called Rock Band.

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Tracking Instructor-Led Classes in an LMS

eLearning Weekly

This week’s post starts with a simple question: At your organization, when you hold an instructor-led class, how do you give learners credit for attending the class in your LMS? I’ve seen organizations do this several ways, but I’ve never been a huge fan of how it gets done; it has always seemed like a workaround more than anything else. I’m going to list out a few of the ways I’ve seen. Please chime in if you know of other ways… Use a sign-in sheet.

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More Educational Games

Kapp Notes

In the game, your mission is to track down and root out the Nanobots that have invaded the brains of the scientists there. I had a lot of positive feedback on my list of educational games in my post It's All Fun and Games and Then Students Learn.

Face to Face Workshop Suggestions

Kapp Notes

Maybe an LMS Administrator Track, an online learning track and a stand up teaching track. From time to time, I evaluate workshops designed for faculty members to share best practices and ideas with each other.

List to Learn, Learn to List

Kapp Notes

One place to track and organize my thoughts. This month's ASTD Big Question is, again, a series of questions. Apparently one BIG question is not enough for the learning and development community. We aim to exceed expectations.

Books and eBooks

Moodle Journal

In this age of digitised music, the needs of the market seem to being served by the granulation of the traditional album into tracks from which personalised albums can be constructed, can we not think about doing the same with chapters!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum

Learning Visions

Monday, February 04, 2008 The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum The Learning Circuits Big Question this month: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? a track record of experience. (Hi

Wii to the Rescue.Wii Causes Injury.Infinite Loop

Kapp Notes

How does this use track with the story below from from the parody site Wii have a problem As the story states: "I've had my Wii for 3 weeks now. Yet, another great use for video games. This time the Wii console is used for helping to re-hab from injury.so

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eLearning Guild Annual Gathering 2008 - Day 1- Social Learning Discussion

eLearning Weekly

Sorry - no time to track these down and link them right now. (Whew - longest title ever. From here on, I’ll refer to the conference as AG08.). We’re off to a great start! I attended an excellent discussion group this morning - one of the Breakfast Byte sessions on Tips & Tricks When Implementing Social Learning. The session was led by Kevin Jones, GTS. About 15 people attended and we had several great thoughts flying through the room for about an hour.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Some used it to track bugs. 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. In my post SharePoint Examples there are some great examples in the comments. I've had conversations with several of these folks in more detail and with a few others.

Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape

Tony Karrer

Beth Griese - posted a response Is Learning 2.0 a long tail? to my post Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis. In it, Beth shows a graphic: This caused us to have a good exchange.

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

Kapp Notes

This month, I worked with Tony Karrer to help create the ASTD Big Question (which always seems to be multiple questions under one big theme.) The main question is Learning design differences for Digital Natives?

Visual Learning and Information Display: Professor's Memory Lapse

Kapp Notes

Luckily, I try to keep track of everything by writing it down either in my blog or in my books.an

CoComment Co.mments Switch

Tony Karrer

After struggling for a while with tracking my conversations via CoComment, I've recently decided to switch over to Co.mments. I discussed the specifics of Blogs, Community and Discussion Tracking - What's Really Needed a long time ago. It's still very messy to try to track all your activity across the network. It seems to be working pretty well. I considered a few of the other services as well, but it seemed like they were the best choice.

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100 Conversation Topics

Tony Karrer

Metrics we actually track that are meaningful and useful that may be applicable to other learning professionals. Today, I saw a post by someone suggesting ways to come up with ideas for blog post topics and they gave some examples. The examples were not all that relevant to most of the readers of this blog, but it definitely sparked a thought for me. Almost every time I have a conversation, I learn something new. Most of the time I learn something, I write a blog post.

Reading, writing and rupturing

Learning with e's

danah boyd , speaking at Handheld Learning 2008 was resplendent in her famous wooley hat and scarf. Searchability is also important - the ability to find people and track what they are doing is also something that can work either as a good or bad effect.

Wiki Course Authoring

Tony Karrer

In my Ten Predictions for eLearning for 2008 , I said - Wiki + SCORM + Add-ins will become more common for easy authoring. Not sure if he saw my post, but I was just reminded by Tim Seager from Xerceo about their Prescribe tool that provides: Full Wiki, RSS functionality that is SCORM conformant for tracking and managing competencies.

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