2009 Review

Experiencing eLearning

Looking at just the numbers, my number of views didn’t increase dramatically in 2009. It’s time for that annual ritual of looking back at the year. Unlike last year , this year I’m actually reviewing before the new year starts. What did I do this year?

eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog

Upside Learning

As we knock on 2010’s doors, it’s a good time to look at what we did on this blog in 2009. We started this blog in March 2009 and in its 10 month existence has more than a 100 posts. Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009.

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My Top Ten Tools for Learning 2009

Experiencing eLearning

As of January 2009, Sakai is our LMS, a great improvement over our previous system. I’m updating my Top Ten Tools for Learning for Jane Hart’s Top 100 list. I decided this year that I wouldn’t look at my 2007 or 2008 lists first and would just start fresh.

Goodbye 2009!

Bottom-Line Performance

As we prepare about the new year, I encourage you to check out the Learning Circuits Big Question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? Thanks for spending part of 2009 with us, whether in person or here on Lessons on Learning! Hello blog readers! BLP is wrapping up our year and we won’t be posting over our holiday break. and consider how you’d answer the question. I know I’ll be thinking about that and will have a post on the topic in early Janaury.

US eLearning Market Stats: 2009

Upside Learning

eLearning Network today released the below graphic providing some stats about the US eLearning market in 2009. That report put the world market in 2009 at $27.1 Click To Enlarge The Image.

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The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009

Upside Learning

What did you learn about Learning in 2009? I think my learning for 2009 was focused around three primary areas; this obviously derives from my focus on innovation in elearning and is biased, but here goes.

Learning in 2009: My Story

ID Reflections

b) it forced me to think of what I have learned and done differently in 2009. I have not been a regular responder to the LCB's Big Question of the month. However, I do read the responses that flow in each month from varied bloggers. This month's question prodded me out of my lethargy because.

Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009

Upside Learning

We decided to contribute to the 2009 list by sending in our own list of Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals. Jane Hart conducts annual surveys of the top 100 learning tools. Her site, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , has some wonderful resources on learning tools, social learning, and more. If you’ve not yet visited this website, I strongly recommend you do.

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LearnX Awards 2009

E-Learning Provocateur

The annual LearnX E-Learning & Training Awards were announced today, and I’m proud to say that my team won a Gold award for Best Training Team , for our development and support of a self-paced, blended learning model at AMP.

LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer are pleased to announce our third annual free online conference: LearnTrends 2009 The Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Conference November 17-19, 2009 | Online | Free The theme/focus this year is on Convergence in Workplace Learning.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. Certainly the Hottest Topics in eLearning for 2009 were social and informal learning.

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009: The Final List

Upside Learning

Jane Hart released the final list of top 100 tools for learning 2009 last month. We contributed to this list and here’s the list of Our Top 10 Tools for Learning 2009. Here is a presentation put up by Jane on SlideShare : Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009. It’s been created based on responses from 278 learning professionals worldwide and has taken several months to compile. The Top 10 Tools are: 1. Twitter. 2. Delicious. 3. YouTube. 4. Google Reader.

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ASTD ICE 2009 -Impressions

Web Courseworks

I’ll confess that I may not have been at the ASTD conference every day this past week, but I do have some impressions of the event I’d like to share. I was pleasantly surprised at the large turn-out (unofficial estimates are somewhere around 8,000), which was comprised of a large contingent of international attendees and probably a good amount of people networking for a job. This was my first visit to ICE since the DotCom Era.

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eLearn 2009

Tony Karrer

Just a quick note that I will be up in Vancouver for E-LEARN 2009 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education. If you are attending and see this post, please drop me a note. It's always good to connect with people face-to-face at events. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

2009 Top Posts and Topics

Tony Karrer

It’s interesting at the end of the year to go back through blog posts to see what my Best of 2009 is. I’ll also do a post similar to my post last year 2008 2009 that will look at my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009. But for now, let me just focus on my Best of 2009. Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank eLearning Portal Integration Data Driven Notable Topics for 2009 Work Skills and Knowledge Work Work Skills Keeping Up?

2009 Top Posts and Topics : eLearning Technology

ID Reflections

2009 Top Posts and Topics : eLearning TechnologyThe list of posts from Tony Karrer.

Predications for 2009

Kapp Notes

Take a look and let me know what your predictions are for 2009. eLearn Magazine's Predictions for 2009 __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. It is that time of year again.

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LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2

E-Learning Provocateur

Following on from my previous article , below I share some of the key messages that I drew from Day 2 at the LearnX Asia Pacific conference held recently in Sydney… Personal Professional Development: I expected the keynote by Stephen Downes to be the standout session of the event, and I was not disappointed. Instead of focusing on supporting the learning of others, Stephen shifted his focus to how e‑learning professionals can support their own learning. His premis is, bluntly, if you don’t take care of your own career, you risk losing it. One of Stephen’s key principles for personal professional development is interaction, which he defines as participation in a learning community (or CoP). In fact, Stephen considers it so important, he elegantly expresses it as: “Interaction is breathing for the brain&#. His point is: if you aren’t interacting with other people through media such as mailing lists, blogs, Twitter, discussion forums etc, then you are not developing professionally and you will eventually stagnate. Stephen offers the following tips: place yourself (not the content) at the centre of your own learning network; organise your knowledge (eg build your own CMS with Drupal ); simplify your learning by summarising it; and accept the fact that you can’t read it all, so choose what you need now and let the rest of it go – if you need it again in the future, it will be on the Web somewhere. Stephen has kindly made the slides and audio from his session available on Stephen’s Web. Connecting Many Voices to Make a Difference: Anne Walsh and Brendan Revell from Fraynework Multimedia provided an overview of the e-learning support they are providing to The Sisters of Mercy. The Sisters are a religious order working to alleviate poverty in 47 countries around the world. They use web conferencing to facilitate large group meetings and also 1-to-1 meetings across geographical boundaries. Each Sister has the power to set up a web conference via their organisational CMS platform, which also provides access to their email, e-newletters etc. Anne and Brendan are clearly proud of their work, given that the average age of the Sisterhood is over 65. The implementation of web conferencing has not only reduced travel costs significantly for the order, but has also given each member a voice that they otherwise would not have had. A practical tip that Anne and Brendan share for introducing web conferencing to those who are unfamiliar with it: facilitate several group conferences first to allow the audience to grow comfortable with the concept. As their confidence grows, they will start to set up their own meetings at their own pace without feeling like they are being railroaded into it. Training Remote Workers and Their Managers - Getting the People & Technology Right: Margaret Aspin , Director of Aspin Online Consulting , explored the challenges of managing and training teleworkers and virtual teams. Key drivers in our changing environment (eg tightening labour market, climate change, terrorism, work/life balance) are increasingly pushing workers to the virtual workplace. Margaret maintains that it takes about 6 months for office-based workers to feel comfortable transitioning into a fully virtual team space. This new paradigm demands proactive, transformational leadership from people managers. Margaret offers them the following tips: always be mindful of the remote worker/learner; train them to chunk their days into productive periods free from interruption; avoid information overload; and build social capital through social networking. Margaret also recommends the resources at Telework Australia and Knowledge Ability. Fusing eLearning and eMarketing Best Practices to Achieve Your Business Objectives: By applying principles of e-marketing, Faith Legendre , Senior Global Consultant at Cisco WebEx , explains how you can optimise the success of your online training. Faith umbrellas these principles under 7 steps: determine the goals of your training program; smooth out the technologies and systems you will use; plan who does what during delivery; promote the event; execute the training; follow-up the training after delivery; measure and report. Faith also offers practical tips to maximise attendance: survey your learners to identify the most appropriate delivery day and time for them (avoid Mondays and after 3pm); employ champions throughout the organisation to raise the profile the event; send out an engaging video clip to prospective attendees prior to delivery, and send out another video clip to the actual attendees post delivery as a “gift&# for attending. Thriving in the midst of a slowing economy: Invest in powerful rapid eLearning tools: Nachiket Khare , Sales Manager at Harbinger Knowledge Products , reminds us that while one of the consequences of cost-cutting during the GFC will be less interactivity in our e‑learningware, it’s an important aspect of learning. Nachiket used this concept as a segue to introduce his company’s tool, Raptivity , as a low-cost, yet powerful, rapid and easy-to-use interactivity builder. Caryl Oliver was on hand to demonstrate her use of Raptivity in building engaging, self-paced e-learning for the hospitality and transportation sectors. Despite the commercial overtones of this session, I happen to think that Raptivity is a wonderful product, and it certainly won plenty of awards at this year’s LearnX. Animating E-Learning: Robb Reiner, CLO at Evolve Studios , informed us that static graphics are typically more effective than animations for conveying general information to learners. However, animations are superior when illustrating complex structural, functional and procedural relationships between objects and events. Robb demonstrated a few of the impressive works that his company has produced for various clients, including a mind-blowing 3D animation of the inner workings of a glock pistol for the Australian Police. Unfortunately I think that during the GFC, amazing resources like these are going to be beyond most non-government budgets. Is m-learning just learning hype? Carolyn Barker , Managing Director of TheCyberInstitute , finalised the conference with a keynote about m-learning. Carolyn exploded the myth that m-learning is a passing fad; however, she maintains that it must be done right. In particular she recommends: restricting m-learning to “nanobites&# of no more than 3 minutes in duration; covering only 1 or 2 key concepts per nanobite; using rich media where appropriate; and providing opportunities for collaboration (eg discussing photos uploaded to Flickr). Carolyn also made the point that m-learning should support other forms of learning. She maintains that “blended learning is king&# – m-learning is just one of its inputs. I hope you have learned something from my synopses of the conference, or at the very least they have provoked some creative ideas. See you at LearnX 2010! Tags: conference challenges development e-learning m-learning multimedia positives promotion social media social networking virtual classrooms virtual workplace.

eLearning Development India: Results of Salary Survey 2009

Upside Learning

I’d been waiting for the results of the Unofficial Salary Survey 2009 after we wrote about it about 6 weeks back. Related posts: eLearning Development India - The Unofficial Salary Survey 2009 eLearning Development: How long does it Really take? This year the survey got over 100 responses from eLearning professionals in India – up from 54 last year. At such a growth rate this survey has the potential to be a good benchmarking source for Indian eLearning companies.

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LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1

E-Learning Provocateur

I attended the annual LearnX Asia Pacific conference this week at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. While the weather was dreary, I found the sessions topical and thought provoking.

CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009

Upside Learning

CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) recently published their annual Learning and Development report and is now available for download. Some data that’s emerged is quite interesting.

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A Year in Books (2009)

Learning Visions

2009 was a big year for me. Working with and designing for Moodle was new for me in 2009. Visual Design & Presentations In 2009, I co-presented two sessions at DevLearn, gave a talk at the Massachusetts chapter of ISPI and presented a few online webinars.

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Gaining "Momentum" 2009 PDG Conference

Kapp Notes

Opening my talk at the PDG Momentum 2009 Conference in Philadelphia. This year I once again had the privilege of speaking at the client conference of Performance Development Group (PDG). I was challenged with a really interesting topic.

Top 20 E-Learning Blogs for 2009 + Some Reflections on 2009

The E-Learning Curve

I thought I’d beat the pack and publish my list of the twenty e-learning blogs I found most useful, was inspired by, and just plain enjoyed reading in 2009. Top 20 E-Learning Blogs for 2009 + Some Reflections on 2009 is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning blog learning 2009 Learning Circuits Blog Big Question top 20 twenty elearning blogs

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. If you care about being relevant and valuable in 2015, you had better be making moves in 2009. Recommendations The intent of this series is to capture my thinking at the start of 2009 about the tools and methods for work and learning. 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.

How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009

Kapp Notes

And now, I have partnered with Robyn DeFelice of DishingDesign and we have updated the article for 2009. Time to Develop One Hour of Training Perhaps the most interesting part of the article is the comparison of 2003 and 2009 numbers. In 2009, the low estimate is 49 and 89.both higher.

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SCORM.com is sooo 2009

Rustici Software

SCORM.com has been plugging away in its current design since 2009. The post SCORM.com is sooo 2009 appeared first on SCORM - . Some things are classic and can stand the test of time–but websites are definitely not one of them.

Learning 2009

The Learning Circuits

The Big Question for December is: What did you learn about learning in 2009? We are going to continue a tradition in the Big Question.

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CAC 2009 Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

Mock E-Learning RFP Fall 2009 This semester the focus is on developing a “Training System” for the introduction of a new product from Big Power Tool Company (BPTC). Today student's present their mock solution to a mock exercise as part of their Master's of Science in Instructional Technology degree requirement. It is a great event.

Innovation Awards 2009

Tony Karrer

We’ve just announced the innovation awards associated with LearnTrends 2009. The session was fraught with technical difficulties, so I thought it would be worth capturing a bit about each of the four award winners here. CUDA Business Brain CUDA technologies is a small software firm within the Hi Performance Learning and IQ Business Group in South Africa, the United Stated and Australia. In 2007, they launched the CUDA Business Brain as an integrated Workplace Performance Support Solution.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

And as part of this, I’ve been taking advantage of: 2009 Predictions How Did I Do? 2009 Top Posts and Topics , Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009 and just running through my blog posts for the year. 2009 has continued that effort. And many of my 2009 Top Posts and Topics are related to exactly this. However, during 2009, I had a bit of an aha moment. was considered a hot term in 2007 and 2008, but not in 2009.

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Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009

Upside Learning

We decided to contribute to the 2009 list by sending in our own list of Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals. Jane Hart conducts annual surveys of the top 100 learning tools. Her site, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , has some wonderful resources on learning tools, social learning, and more. If you’ve not yet visited this website, I strongly recommend you do.

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2009 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges

Kapp Notes

ASTD's Big Question for January is, again, a series of questions. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? What are your major plans for the year? What predictions do you have for the year? First a little reflection.

Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Four

Kapp Notes

Class visits the Holocaust Museum in Second Life. This class consisted of three different parts. The first part we visited the exhibit at the US Holocaust Museum. The interactive nature of the exhibit and the interactions of the avatars with the exhibit made it a great educational place to visit.

I'm an Irish Web Awards 2009 Finalist!

The E-Learning Curve

I am delighted to announce that I have been shortlisted as a finalist for two categories in the 2009 Irish Web Awards sponsored by Realex Payments. Tags: IWA09 best podcaster education irish ireland irish web awards 2009 web awards IWA

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