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. First from eLearning Learning , Here are my top posts. How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009. In my consulting practice, I get asked a lot about how to pilot test new technologies within an organization.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs. Predicting Needs The starting point for an eLearning Strategy is predicting needs. eLearning Technology.

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These Are NOT Serious Games!

Upside Learning

Recently I’ve been consulting with a customer on the design of a series of digital learning games for sales training. A lot of casual game solutions available in the elearning development market claim to be ’serious’ games. Tags: Game Based Learning Learning Design eLearning Development Casual Games DGBL Serious Games Most clients have done their research online about serious games, and find the whole gamut of samples, demos, etc.

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35 More Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

Since then, the eLearning community contributed so many qualities to the list it is now overflowing. Engage in cross-disciplinary knowledge, consult with others and expand one’s own knowledge base and perspective constantly.

Role Models in Educational Technology on Ada Lovelace Day

Janet Clarey

Betty Collis , Emeritus Professor, Consultant. Nancy White , Founder at Full Circle Associates, Consultant. Beth Kanter , trainer, blogger, and consultant to nonprofits and individuals in effective use of social media. Lisa Neal Gualtieri , Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine, Adjunct Professor at Tufts University. Margaret Driscoll , Managing Consultant, IBM. Gloria Geri , Consultant. Artichoke, Consultant, Blogger. Global Consultant at Cisco WebEx.

How long does it take to select an LMS?

Tony Karrer

I may even be the person he's talking about in his post as the other consultant, but I'm not quite sure. Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition eLearning Learning - LMS Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com.I saw a post by Bryan Chapman discussing how long it takes to select an LMS. I've known Bryan for quite a few years - more than 10. And he and I do a lot of LMS selection and implementation work. And I think we are both pretty good at it.

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

Mzinga believes that while traditional web-based training and eLearning courses have provided great ROI and cost reduction, they lack the social aspect of learning—the diversity in perspective, the insights, and the real-world stories and sharing that have always happened in a classroom. All the technology and consulting in the world can’t force these cultural requirements into existence. It’s Friday yay! That means it’s time to feature another LMS that kicks ass!

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1

E-Learning Provocateur

Learning without boundaries: Ben Saunders , Business Analyst Consultant at HCS , provided us with a comprehensive overview of m‑learning. Glen also recommends The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous e‑Learning.

Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

It can also be incorporated into your elearning courses. Consider it a post-course consulting tool. What are some other ways that you can think of blending Twitter with your elearning courses? Twitter’s all the rage. Some people love it. Some people hate it.

ASTD ICE 2009 -Impressions

Web Courseworks

I sensed some of the same vibrancy of those heady days when eLearning exhibits reached several stories high. Yes, the eLearning folks are getting their swagger back, especially newcomers like Citrix’s “ GoToTraining Beta.” I was a little disappointed that ASTD decision makers, whoever you are, did not put the eLearning vendors together. Elaine is a no-nonsense trainer, consultant, author and grandmother.

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

Tony Karrer

Luckily, I have a short cut to seeing the stuff that is generating interest across most of the top eLearning bloggers. So, here's the hot list for April 1 - April 11 via eLearning Learning. 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.

Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

Well not quite, but it is pretty dang close to the definition of Management Consulting in Wikipedia: Management consulting refers to both the industry of, and the practice of, helping organizations improve their performance, primarily through the analysis of existing business problems and development of plans for improvement. In this world, you can't really distinguish the mandate of Management Consulting from the mandate of: Enterprise 2.0 Browse eLearning Content

Top 20 Posts for Q1 2009

Tony Karrer

Of course, I cheated and used eLearning Learning to help me come up with these. Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 eLearning Conferences Tool Set 2009 Remote Collaboration Better Memory Share Best Practices – Patterns Information Radar How long does it take to select an LMS? Browse eLearning ContentOne of the best things about having kids is getting a Spring Break with them.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

The challenges for publishers has been well documented: From Terrible to Terrifying : “The stats show that total newspaper ad sales dropped by an unprecedented 28.28% in the first quarter of 2009, a deep plunge that represents a loss of more than $2.6 Browse eLearning Content

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Social Media And Learning

The eLearning Coach

eLearning Coach: You were an early adopter of using social technologies for learning purposes. eLearning Coach: What are your criteria for defining a technology as social ? eLearning Coach: Can you describe the advantages of the social media environment, Elgg?

CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009

Upside Learning

It’s disappointing to read that a little more than a third of the respondents will introduce or continue their eLearning programs. Perhaps this ties into the current economic conditions or their company’s track record and results in implementing eLearning.

Contest - Win a Free Copy of Digital Habitats via LearnTrends 2009

Tony Karrer

Nancy White and John Smith will be doing a session at LearnTrends 2009 (a free online conference – you should definitely go register). Session Descriptions Below are the descriptions of the sessions that Nancy and John will be involved with at LearnTrends 2009. eLearning Technology.

Reduce Searching Start Talking

Tony Karrer

I just saw When Knowledge Management Hurts … Professors Martine Haas from the Wharton School and Morten Hansen from INSEAD , for example, examined the use of internal knowledge systems by teams of consultants in one of the big four accountancy firms trying to win sales bids. They measured to what extent these teams accessed electronic documents and how much they sought personal advice from other consultants in the firm. eLearning Technology. Browse eLearning Content

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, June 26, 2009 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? According to an eLearning Guild survey conducted in 2007 , 18% of respondents in corporate settings reported using Moodle. Last week in Madrid, I worked with Moodle consultants who have extended the system and install it in major corporations. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

Recent examples for me are … Business side of professional speaking Aggregation technology Research on categorization / types of eLearning New Way of Learning In fact, if you run down my blog posts you could consider about half of these to be part of this. So, the reality is that we need to be looking at Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant. eLearning Technology. Browse eLearning Content

How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course

Rapid eLearning

One of the most common scenarios for rapid elearning developers is to take an existing PowerPoint presentation and convert it to an “elearning course.&# Dump the Drone: Livelier Elearning. Now, check out the Dump the Drone elearning course I did.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened in the world of eLearning. This also contributed to the Hot Topics and eLearning Trends for 2009. So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009. Actually from December 1, 2008 to November 30, 2009.

Google Wave - Twitter - eLearning Learning Best of October 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. October 2009. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. Learner Personas for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , October 5, 2009. Rapid Learning Management Systems - eLearning Technology , October 20, 2009. Twitter for learning - Sticky Learning , October 25, 2009. The Standalone LMS is Dead - trainingwreck , October 24, 2009. Ignatia Webs , October 9, 2009.

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 Best elearning / corporate education blog: Two things come to mind about this category – aggregation sites with no original posts and ‘how to guides’ for a specific elearning too.

Preparing for DevLearn09 - Part 4 - FREE Consulting

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

So why not get over 1000 eLearning pros to review your latest project and give you the BEST feedback? Tell your boss, or the bean counter, that DevLearn is the cheapest consulting you'll pay for EVER! or as we like to call it, DEMOFEST!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen?

Association eLearning Guru

Web Courseworks

The association marketplace has caught my attention as a promising avenue for eLearning services. Professional consultant Jeff Cobb has positioned himself as an expert on eLearning and associations. His current research report on the association eLearning space is a bargain at $200. As I mentioned in eLearning Blogs Contribute to Industry Dialogue , Cobb did an excellent job on his three part series on “Marketing Your Blog.”

Will eLearning Work For You?

Integrated Learnings

Many organizations are converting pieces of their classroom training into eLearning modules. While there are a lot of advantages to eLearning - reduced delivery costs, on-demand availability regardless of time and location, consistent delivery, etc. I've worked on a couple of projects over the past year that have involved analyzing the training needs of a particular business unit and determining which can be met with eLearning solutions. Tags: eLearning By Shelley A.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 23, 2009 Market Differences in eLearning Im a fan of the number 42. I agree with Rupa and Poonam on the elearning industry in India but there are variations too.

ASAE Professional Development & Social Media: Where does eLearning fall?

Web Courseworks

In the following six minute interview with eLearning consultant and social media expert Jeff Cobb, we discuss the ASAE Professional Development Council and Jeff’s thoughts on the recent ASAE conference in Toronto. I was particularly interested in his ideas on the intersection of eLearning and social media with respect to associations. Tags: ASAE Association eLearning Association LMS

Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by Amit Garg Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. His list was very similar to the list of sources that eLearning Learning includes. It made me wonder how many sources does eLearning Learning include? Please let me know if I'm missing any blogs that produce good content on eLearning and more particularly Workplace eLearning that would make sense to include. The Best Of also includes upcoming free elearning webinars.

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

I’m going to reflect on what I’ve been up to in 2009 thus far. Winter 2009. Spring 2009. eLearning. Rather, we recommend redeploying them in new capacities, serving as connectors, wiki gardeners, internal publicists, news anchors and performance consultants. Gave opening keynote at IADIS eLearning 2009 on Rethinking Instructional Design in Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal. My new car is one year old! How did that happen?

Don’t use Gratuitous Images in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Below are two simple examples: eLearning Brothers, LLC specializes in making you look good. Flash games, challenges, interactions, and some pretty sweet look’n custom course development…contact us today for our complimentary consultation. As always, Happy eLearning!

RFPs SUCK: Lessons for eLearning Managers

Web Courseworks

Individuals with careers in eLearning often started out as educational technologists or programmers, writers or creative educators. The client or consultant already has a favorite vendor (and it’s not you), but they are required to solicit other bids. This short “how-to” book will more than pay for itself, especially if you’re an eLearning manager looking to win your next big project. Tags: eLearning RFPs Presentations Proposal Writing RFP

eLearning Tour - May 21 - Free

Tony Karrer

On May 21, LearnTrends will be hosting an eLearning Tour Event. Our tour guides and their topics are: Bob Mosher - Performance Support Tools Judy Brown - Mobile Learning Solutions Karl Kapp - Games and Simulations Tony Karrer - Self-Paced and Other eLearning Solutions Each tour guide will give a brief overview of what's happening out there and then we'll see examples. These examples are coming straight from our eLearning community. eLearning Technology.

Association LMS Report & the Entrepreneurial Jeff Cobb

Web Courseworks

I am writing about the LMS Report because it is an invaluable guide for associations considering a business model involving eLearning. He successfully sold his business in 2005 and formed Tagoras, a consulting and research firm in 2009 with his wife Celisa.