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. Seven Tips for an Easy and Effective LMS Switch.

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.

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.

A Year in Books (2009)

Learning Visions

2009 was a big year for me. The classic, in which Mayer looks at research and provides conclusions on effective use of multimedia in eLearning. Ideas and best practices on using multimedia effectively in Moodle. Working with and designing for Moodle was new for me 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. Advanced features for character creation and animation, and special (CG) effects and dynamics, help to display realistic environments, situations, and actions. Adobe After Effects: This sophisticated desktop/broadcast video editing tool has useful features like compositing, lighting adjustments, etc. Jane Hart conducts annual surveys of the top 100 learning tools.

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Effective virtual facilitation

E-Learning Provocateur

As virtual classes rapidly become de rigueur , the need for an effective virtual facilitation framework accelerates. I propose the 5-stage model of e-moderation developed by world-renowned networked learning guru, Gilly Salmon.

Innovation Awards 2009

Tony Karrer

We’ve just announced the innovation awards associated with LearnTrends 2009. It makes it possible to develop rich simulations in a fast and cost-effective way. 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.

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. Each of these allowed me to fast forward my learning and share knowledge effectively. However, during 2009, I had a bit of an aha moment.

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Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Four

Kapp Notes

Holocaust Museum has some really well done effectives like fire and falling glass. 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.

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

In my post, 2008 2009 - written in December 2008, I looked at how well I did in those predictions, and my results were pretty good, not perfect. Some training will still be preferred face to face such as when team building or in-person soft skills are important, but 2009 will be the year when we realize that we should be justifying any in-person training. 2009 is going to be a big year for this issue. Last year I laid out in January my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Don't Waste Your Time , April 1, 2009 This has been brewing for some time now.

Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Five

Kapp Notes

Also, check out this particle generation script at Particles-LSL-Generator so you can create your own particle effects. Scripting tips from Matt. This week's class was a whirl wind of different platforms.

Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Two

Kapp Notes

We then discussed how 3D learning is a form of storytelling and how learning in third-person might just be a more effective method than learning in first-person. Border crossing created in Second Life for use at Loyalist College.

Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class One

Kapp Notes

Recently, we had our first summer class of the course "Learning in 3D," the class focuses on how to create 3D learning spaces and how to use those spaces effectively to promote learning and to leverage the wonderful attributes of 3D. Getting the class together in SL.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1

E-Learning Provocateur

Professional Audio - The Key to Effective E-Learning: This was a shameless sales pitch, but to be fair, the presenters didn’t pretend otherwise. I attended the annual LearnX Asia Pacific conference this week at Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Reflecting on 2009's Posts - Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

December's Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog is "What did you learn about learning in 2009," but they also suggest looking at your top 2009 posts for "aha moments." So, here are my top ten 2009 posts according my blog's best of list found through eLearningLearning. I cannot speak about what I learned without mentioning that in 2009 my employer (Provident Bank) was acquired another bank.

2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources. How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009. This posting is some of that advice that've found to be effective. Here are my top posts via Google Analytics for 2009.(I'll

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. We won't hear much this year, but in 2009, this will be something you'll hear in a big way. Maybe 2009?

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. Advanced features for character creation and animation, and special (CG) effects and dynamics, help to display realistic environments, situations, and actions. Adobe After Effects: This sophisticated desktop/broadcast video editing tool has useful features like compositing, lighting adjustments, etc. Jane Hart conducts annual surveys of the top 100 learning tools.

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E-Learning Debate 2009

Clive on Learning

It's more effective and more efficient. Today saw a tremendous gathering of the who's who of UK learning technologies in the historic debating chamber of the Oxford Union. Many thanks must go to e-learning developers Epic for putting together this event and allowing their own industry to be placed under the microscope. The motion was as follows: "This house believes that the e-learning of today is essential for the important skills of tomorrow."

Seven Tips for an Easy and Effective LMS Switch

Upside Learning

A recent survey on customers’ happiness with their LMS (conducted in Jan 2009, published in Mar 2009) by Bersin & Associates observed: “The study found that a significant proportion of LMS customers – fully one-quarter of customers – are dissatisfied with their systems and say they are likely to switch vendors within the next year.” A vendor who implemented LMS replacements similar to yours in scale will be able to drive your switch-over faster and in an effective manner.

How to Develop Cost Effective Game Applications for the iPhone

Upside Learning

So by blending traditional web development with native iPhone development we were able to develop a cost effective mobile application. Recently we’ve been developing mobile applications for the iPhone.

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Fun does not mean effective!

ID Reflections

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Using the system, I found that the top hot topics in eLearning for 2009. Twitter has been the talk of the town during 2009. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , August 12, 2009. Free PowerPoint Twitter Tools , October 6, 2009. All things Twitter , October 14, 2009. How to use Twitter on Campus , September 18, 2009. 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team , October 22, 2009. August 25, 2009. February 25, 2009.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study

Learning Visions

Sunday, August 23, 2009 Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study Kineo will be holding a free webinar on developing cost-effective compliance training on Thursday, August 27, 2009. Rapid E-learning provides an alternative to develop compliance training cost-effectively and quickly. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Awards: Most effective training + Elearning company of the year

Lars is Learning

Our clients seem to agree too with comments like: Tags: e-learning Brighton awards e-induction work place performance Brightwave effective learning elearning This post is a bit of self congratulatory trumpet blowing, but the past two weeks can’t go by without comment. Last night Brightwave won the E-learning Production Company of the Year Award at this year’s E-learning Age Awards.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar

Learning Visions

Monday, July 13, 2009 Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar Kineo will be holding a free webinar on creating effective product knowledge e-learning on July 16th, 2009. Keeping costs down: Given the pace of change, product knowledge e-learning has got to be cost effective, otherwise the maintenance costs will be prohibitive. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Talking about my generation…effect

From the Coleface

The scientific basis for this is the “generation effect” which I remember fondly from my days of being a psychology undergraduate. The generation effect and the studies that he is citing are derived from experiments where people are asked to recall a random list of words. Generate associations and meaning around the words (this is why the phenomenon is called the “generation effect”).

Blog Post Updates - Effective Pattern?

Tony Karrer

As part of the Tools Set 2009 series, my first post was Browser Keyboard Shortcut Basics. I was a little surprised that this didn't come up as one of the more popular items recently when I did my Top 20 Posts for Q1 2009. Is there another Effective Pattern ? Now I've got a couple of additional things to add to this information, and it raises a question that I often face: What do you do when you have an update to a prior post? I feel like each of my options have drawbacks: 1.

TCC09: Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities

Experiencing eLearning

They effectively managed issues of trust, workload, and learning within their social network. Wiki Wiki. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics.

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How to Develop Cost Effective Game Applications for the iPhone

Upside Learning

So by blending traditional web development with native iPhone development we were able to develop a cost effective mobile application. Recently we’ve been developing mobile applications for the iPhone.

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2009 Edublog Award Nominations

Janet Clarey

Here are my nominations, by category, for the 2009 Edublog Awards : Best individual blog: elearnspace (George Siemens). 1: The Great Keynote Meltdown of 2009 and #2 Spectacle at Web 2.0 For the record I did listen to heavy metal music while in labor with no adverse effects. An Edublog is a blog written by someone with a stake in education (teacher, instructor, policy maker, corporate educator, etc.).

Camtasia - LMS - LCMS - Best of eLearning Learning August 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

August 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Tuesday, September 08, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Tuesday, September 08, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Thursday, September 10, 2009. Increasing Virtual Learning And Webinar Effectiveness With Your Social Learning System <!–( –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 11, 2009. August 28, 2009.

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Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

That pondering took me back to all the blog posts by various bloggers that have most influenced my thought process and my posts in 2009. As my thoughts surfaced from the subconscious to the conscious this morning when I woke up, I found myself thinking about Semantic Web and Homophily.

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Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Everybody knows about network effects: the value of a network increases exponentially with the addition of each new node. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Effective design using PPT as a tool. Organize: outlines headings graphics structure text (compare/contrast, cause/effect, classification order/sequence) Integrate: illustrations with captions animation with narration worked-out examples elaborative questions Take all of the info and make better sense of it for the learner.

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