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.

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. What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective. First, let me say that we all have a tool set and a set of methods and frameworks that go along with that tool set.

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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 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.

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.

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. 37) Training Method Trends (27) Examples of eLearning 2.0 (26) I expect this to gather speed in 2009.

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LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Microlearning – the learning that results from “micro” content published in short form and limited by the software and devices used to view it – offers alternatives to traditional development methods for workers who deal with web-based information as part of their job. Basic goal: make learning more effective through new media. To know if it’s effective. Hug & Friesen, 2009.

LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

Experiencing eLearning

A PKM Method. Not the only method–not something to force people into, just one way. What is effective for one person may not be for another. These are my live blogged notes from Harold Jarche’s LearnTrends session on Personal Knowledge Management. My side comments are in italics. Sense-making with PKM. When he moved to consulting and didn’t have an IT department and those resources, he realized he had to do something different.

Mobile Learning in India

Upside Learning

There are many kinds of learning and many processes that people use to learn, but among the most frequent, time-tested, and effective of these are listening, observing, imitating, questioning, reflecting, trying, estimating, predicting, speculating, and practicing.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

What makes a really effective learning organization? Need to work around the silos to be more effective. ADDIE looks backwards, looks for old best method & replicates that. “least assistance principle&# what’s the smallest thing we can do to make people effective (Clark). These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. My side comments in italics.

TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508

Experiencing eLearning

This presentation will be an overview of the different methods in the planning, producing, publishing and promoting of hybrid podcasts with instructions on the building of a 508 compliant podcast. free special effects can be downloaded. Podcast logo.

When should you use Informal Learning?

Upside Learning

So these are all formal learning methods. Build a scaffolding of learning I think informal learning would be more effective if training programs built a ‘scaffolding’ of learning, with informal learning at the very top.

CCK09: Notes on Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge

Experiencing eLearning

Cognitivist methods do have some research support, after all. Think multimedia learning, Clark & Mayer’s “ELearning and the Science of Instruction.&# ) But their methods could (at least sometimes) be right even if their explanation of the underlying mechanism is wrong. In effective networks, content and services are disaggregated. An effective network is desegregated.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Creating animation is also quite complicated as one has to code time slots and animation effects parameters manually into the XAML file. How to Develop Cost Effective Game Applications for the iPhone. Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Creating animation is also quite complicated as one has to code time slots and animation effects parameters manually into the XAML file. Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

Pointing to the Five Moments of Learning Need

Integrated Learnings

They've identified 'Five Moments of Learning Need' and matched these needs to their most effective delivery method.

Multi-touch – Is it the Future of Human Computer Interaction?

Upside Learning

Such a shift will have huge implications of electronic learning which has always relied on the mouse as the primary interface method. Natural gestures – The simplest gestures that function effectively across cultural/linguistic boundaries (are there any such? – We constantly come across interesting user interface technologies; Microsoft’s Natal was one I’ve written about before. There have been others pushing the limits of human computer interaction.

What are Serious Games? A Follow-up Post

Upside Learning

Another major distinction between ‘casual’ and serious games is that serious games work on the logic of cause and effect. Given this choice, I’d choose methods to increase the fidelity of the game/simulation. Soon after I posted These are Not Serious Games on the blog and as a discussion on Linked-In , there was a flurry of comments over a couple of days that quickly covered some thoughts about Serious Games.

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In Response: Signs of Authority-Important Presentation Traits

ID Reflections

Like him, I have been a classroom lecturer facing students and using the "chalk and talk" method of communication. What did the chalk and talk method demand of a presenter that holds true for all effective presentations? Sometimes, it could be effective to just talk.

Covert Consulting: A Survival Competency for Today’s Training Organizations

Living in Learning

For the full benefit of blunt effect, I had a single PowerPoint slide with Sales Training smack in the middle of it…72-point font…bold…that’s it…and an animation with that red circle with a diagonal slash through it animated to overlay a second later. The phone rings early, and I answer without the benefit of my first cup of caffeine. The Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing is on the line being his usual all-business self, even at 7:05am.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Creating animation is also quite complicated as one has to code time slots and animation effects parameters manually into the XAML file. Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

December 2009 December 1-4, 2009 New Zealand Association for Research in Education , Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand. www.online-educa.com December 2-4, 2009 eAsia , Colombo, Sri Lanka. link] December 3-4, 2009 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture , Rome, Italy.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This is the heart of the challenge in defining eLearning Strategy: predicting future needs, planning to effectively and efficiently service those needs. You have to walk people through different tools and learning methods.

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.

Change Leadership: When Change Management Is Not Enough

Living in Learning

Are there not technology standards, workflows, and certifications that demand low tolerance for error, elimination of poor quality output, and avoidance of extraordinary waste if not executed effectively? Regardless of the nature of Change, ripple effects across related or dependant business functions imply interdependent changes in human performance. Effective Change Management ? Effective Change Leadership.

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Analogies are like Informal Mnemonics

Bottom-Line Performance

Telling your audience that the Jedi mind trick isn’t the most effective training method for new hires won’t work very well with an audience of sports fans, unless they harbor a secret geek side. What do you think – have you used analogies effectively in training? Analogies have been a source of great amusement for me this past wee k. Analogies can be very helpful in learning, if they’re used correctly.

Work Context Drives Learner Intent

Living in Learning

Certainly, an effective solution is ultimately what we seek, but I argue that the path to the “right” solution may be shorter if we become more intimate with the nature of the learner’s intent. At the point of attack (in the work context ), one question holds relevance: “What learning solution effectively supports the performer in their moment of need?”. Executive Briefings, CLO Magazine, July 2009 at [link]. (2) Accessed June 26, 2009 at [link].

Do Your eLearning Lessons Appeal to a Variety of Learning Styles?

Integrated Learnings

Avoid the pitfall of designing to your own preferences - make sure you've incorporated instructional methods that appeal to a wide variety of learning styles. Since everyone's brains are wired differently (which explains the great variety of personality types among those we know), training must appeal to a variety of learning styles in order to be effective for varied audiences. By Shelley A. Gable. I took a course on learning styles a few years ago.

eLearn Mag predictions

Clark Quinn

eLearning Magazine’s 2009 predictions are now up , including those of yours truly. Consequently another common theme is an increase in online learning, as a cost effective method, although there is some differences of opinion on whether the quality will rise or fall. It’s a fascinating look of optimism, pessimism, and viewpoints from a lot of different perspectives.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Dion Hinchcliffe declared 2009 - The year of the shift to Enterprise 2.0. There is a network effect with the adoption of discussion groups. You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption.

Driving User Adoption of e-Learning Programs

ID Reflections

Feel that transferring a ppt into flash is all about e-learning (putting "lipstick on a pig" effect takes place.Refer to: How to avoid putting lipstick on a pig by Cathy Moore again) 4.

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The Future of Learning is Not Now!

Living in Learning

We are already struggling to handle the velocity of learning requirements effectively to survive today’s demands. Meeting the demands of this work environment changes our approach to design methods – to our development choices – and to our delivery venues. I realize this may stretch the pretext of a cute catchphrase, but it seems appropriate this afternoon.

ePorfolios Blogs and Audience Response Systems at Back to School Night

Tony Karrer

I'm quite curious what recommendations people have around how to effectively create an ePortfolio that will help you get into college. I was surprised how effectively it kept everyone engaged. I must say that many back-to-school nights are a bit painful.

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Learning Power Laws

Tony Karrer

Several of them I regularly talk about: Amara’s Law ( backstory ) states that " we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. But over time it often has pretty incredible effects that sneak up on us.

Skimming and Learning Design

Tony Karrer

Many of us are familiar with the Horizon Report for 2009 , The World Is Flat , and Stephen Downes - The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On. Part of this is helping them to learn skills and adopt practices to make them more effective in self-serving their knowledge work and learning.