eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog

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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. Here’s a screen grab of tag cloud for our posts: Here is a list of some of the best posts of 2009: Top 20 Most Viewed Posts. Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009. eLearning Development India - The Unofficial Salary Survey 2009.

US eLearning Market Stats: 2009

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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 Related posts: Global Self-Paced eLearning Market Forecasts eLearning Development India: Results of Salary Survey 2009 CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009. Click To Enlarge The Image. Earlier this year I had mentioned about Ambient Insight’s report on global self based eLearning market forecast.

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eLearning Development India: Results of Salary Survey 2009

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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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eLearning Development India – The Unofficial Salary Survey 2009

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Manish Mohan has launched the Unofficial eLearning Salary Survey 2009. It would be great if, in addition to IDs and PMs, more functions participate in the 2009 survey. This is the third edition of the survey that aims to provide a glimpse into salary ranges of eLearning and content development professionals in India. This time, the survey is also trying to examine the impact of the economic situation on salary hikes – which would be interesting to see.

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eLearning Development India - The Unofficial Salary Survey 2009

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Manish Mohan has launched the Unofficial eLearning Salary Survey 2009. It would be great if, in addition to IDs and PMs, more functions participate in the 2009 survey. This is the third edition of the survey that aims to provide a glimpse into salary ranges of eLearning and content development professionals in India. This time, the survey is also trying to examine the impact of the economic situation on salary hikes – which would be interesting to see.

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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? A few things come to mind. In January, we officially launched Sakai as our LMS , marking the end of a long process of choosing the right system and converting all our courses.

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. I’m also organizing my list into tools for personal learning and for developing courses. Personal Learning.

McAfee Keynote at DevLearn 2009

Clark Quinn

Andy McAfee gave us a lively and informative presentation on his view of Enterprise 2.0. Punctuated by insightful examples, he defined Enterprise 2.0

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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eLearning Development: Useful Firefox add-ons

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Since its last major release in June 2009 it has already crossed one billion downloads and to celebrate that Mozilla Foundation has even launched this website [link]. Mozilla’s Firefox is a preferred web browser for many. What makes Firefox different from other browsers is it being open source and highly customizable using Firefox add-ons. Anyone can create add-ons to suit their needs and then share it for others to use through Mozilla’s add-ons website.

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

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A couple of weeks back we posted about Silverlight posing some (at this time, actually little) competition to Flash. Now we have HTML 5 coming up – this makes the race hotter. Or does it? Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio.

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eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

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With increasing bandwidths and better compression techniques available, use of videos in Flash platform based eLearning courses is on the rise. However, often we find videos not being used optimally. This could leave your learners with a bad experience. Here are a few technical aspects to keep in mind when working with videos. Please do share any others that you may know in comments area. Choosing source video.

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eLearning Outsourcing: Training Companies Turn to eLearning for Survival & Growth

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Last week I met several new prospective customers - training companies. The prospects varied in size from a single person company (with several associates on contract basis) to very large companies serving Fortune 500 companies; and whose focus varied from soft skills training to Aerospace graphics and documentation. The common theme emerging from these meetings is that their clients have started asking for eLearning solutions or blended solutions.

We’re hiring!

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Our HR team is getting really busy since a last few weeks. After being slow (well almost non-existent) for a couple of quarters, hiring is back on the agenda. And with a bang! New project wins have been quite impressive in the last couple of months and all indications are towards a stronger demand in coming quarters (hopefully years!). No wonder some of these requirements are URGENT! You know how it is after clients sign on the dotted line. They want everything as on yesterday.

The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009

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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. Mobile Technologies – 2009 was the year that mobile technologies have exploded on the scene. Related posts: The Big Question: Time Spent CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009 Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources.

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009: The Final List

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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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Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

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Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based).

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based).

ASTD ICE 2009 -Impressions

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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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CLO Summit Comes To India

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Upside Learning is happy to be associated with the inaugural CLO Summit India. CLO is a respected forum worldwide and it is exciting to see them initiate activities in India. The event scheduled for Nov 20th in Mumbai will focus on how organizational learning can impact business. So what can you expect? Excerpted from the CLO Summit brochure: “A day filled with inspiring keynotes, a few crisp panel discussions, stimulating presentations. And a few pleasant surprises.

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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

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. a) it is that last question of the year, and. I couldn't ignore point b and sat down to do some serious.

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.

Is Adobe’s AIR better than Microsoft’s Silverlight?

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The New York Times recently launched version 2.0 of their Times Reader for Windows, Mac, and Linux, developed using Adobe’s AIR and Flex. This is available for download from the NY Times’ Time Reader 2.0 site or Adobe’s Marketplace. The previous version of Times Reader was developed using Microsoft’s Silverlight and Windows Presentation Format (WPF).

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. We’re in good company, with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service taking out the Platinum award, and the Commonwealth Bank and TheCyberInstitute also claiming Gold.

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. I'll also be providing details shortly about the LearnTrends Innovation Awards 2009.

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. So this post is my chance to go back to the predictions I made at the start of 2009 and see how I did. #1 As I discussed in my look at what I learned during 2009, I’ve found that the term eLearning 2.0 My thinking has definitely evolved around this in 2009.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

JANUARY 2009 January 3-4, 2009 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. January 4-7, 2009 Presidents Institute : Investing in the Future – Students, Institutions, and the Public Good sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Cocomut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. link] aspx January 14-17, 2009 British Educational Technology Show , London, United Kingdom.

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.

eLearning Development: What’s new in Flash CS4?

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By first 2 quarters of 2009, it should cross 80%. Adobe’s CS4 suite is the second major release since Adobe acquired Macromedia. The new Adobe CS4 suite has some new exciting and time-saving features in all its products. If you have been bugged by previous Flash versions not allowing you to publish for latest Flash Player there is some relief here. Flash CS4 allows us to finally publish SWF files for Flash Player 10 - the latest version of Flash Player.

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HTML 5 and eLearning Development

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A couple of weeks back we posted about Silverlight posing some (at this time, actually little) competition to Flash. Now we have HTML 5 coming up – this makes the race hotter. Or does it? Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio.

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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. Lisa Neal Gualtieri of eLearn Magazine has issued her annual list of predications from elearning folks in academia, business and not-for-profit organizations.

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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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