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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. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? What should be in your tool set? What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Should twitter be part of your tool set? But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

Building Better Learning Games- Learning Visions, April 9, 2009. Marc Prensky – Twitch Speed, June 17, 2009. Using computer games in education- ThirdForce Blog, January 30, 2009. Digital games and learning gains (PDF), June 17, 2009. By Kurt Squire, June 17, 2009.

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.

Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. I haven’t done my list in a few years, but you can see my past lists from 2011 , 2009 , 2008 , and 2007.

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Irish Learning Alliance Visit

Kapp Notes

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate it enough to travel to see the Prime Minister of Ireland and hear about the Irish Learning Alliance. Unfortunately, I didn't get to go to Ireland, instead I traveled with some friends up to New York to visit with the Irish Learning Alliance.

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Training Industry Statistics

Kapp Notes

2009 U.S. billion (a 7% decrease from last year) 41% of organizations plan on purchasing online learning tools and systems in the next year. Small companies (10-999 employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009. Midsized (1,000 to 9,999 employees) spent about 29 hours of training per employee in 2009. Large (10,000 or more employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009. Here are some interesting statistics from TRAINING.

Tips and Tools for Synchronous e-Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Higher education folks have put some thought into how adult learning theory relates to synchronous learning tools and techniques. This article concluded that in “order to create learners’ satisfaction and enhance their performance…(it needs) to be attuned to adult learners needs&# , and listed the following as traits of adult learners that should be considered when selecting synchronous learning tools. SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING TOOLS.

Apple Keynote.no.not that one

Kapp Notes

I am at the Winter 2009 ICT Educator conference. While Boomers see technology as a tool, Gen Y and Tweens see technology as an environment. Students and workers now want to personalize tools to enhance the quality of their work and save time.

Blending Learning with Social Technology Components

Upside Learning

unleashed a wave of tools that facilitate learning by leveraging social networks and informal channels. Such tools must form an essential part of any company’s learning strategy going forward; as these will fast emerge as the primary channels for learning.

Mobile phones as training tools

Bottom-Line Performance

1) Are mobile phones a viable training tool in the distance-based or live classroom in a training setting for adults? 2) Should schools be embracing mobile phones as teaching tools for children in schools? What role do you think mobile phones should play in training? Check out this video - admittedly focused on using cell phones in the classroom - and let me know what you think?

Spending Some Time At Penn State to Learn about Games and Social Media

Kapp Notes

Here is Cole Camplese, Karl Kapp, Beth Baily and Matt Meyer (recently moved from corporate to academia) Matt is working with Cole to create the next generation of cyber-pedagogy using tools to enhance the student's learning experience. Beaver Stadium, home of Penn State Nittany Lions.

NOAA: Advice for Federal Agencies about Virtual Worlds & a Great Interactive Example

Kapp Notes

One recent prototype we call Second Earth attempted to blend the capabilities of tools like Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth with the collaborative capabilities of Second Life. Waiting for the tsunami to hit on NOAA's island in Second Life.

Simulations and Learning how to run a "Code"

Kapp Notes

As part of the workshop, I got to experiment and see some of the medical mannequins and tools they use to help train future nurses. Taking a break from the Innovation in Learning workshop conducted at Johns Hopkins.

Web 2.0

Kapp Notes

tools for large organizatons. This presentation discussed how Sharepoint is used to provide Web 2.0 Rachel and Nick discuss using Sharepoint as a Web 2.0 product within their organizations. The team of Troychock and Troychock (Nick and Rachel) presented on the topic of using Web 2.0

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Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

The first software element that makes up a virtual world is a synchronous learning tool similar to WebEx or Adobe Connect or Saba’s Centra. Synchronous learning tools allow for real-time interaction on a computer among learners separated by great distances.

Virtual World Brainstorming Session

Kapp Notes

Some take aways included: Provide new learners with an experience in the virtual world in which they must to perform a task to learn about navigation and virtual world tools without giving them a list like " Ok, now press F2 to walk, then press F3 to go backward."

Workplace learning in 10 years

E-Learning Provocateur

However, that should change over time as their confidence and experience grows with using these tools.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. C ontent Authoring Tools Directory. The Ten Best Course Authoring Tools. #10

Free Tool for Camtasia Studio Users

Visual Lounge

And, he has recently created a free tool to quickly build custom user interfaces (also known as front end menus) for Camtasia movies placed on CDs. Have you seen any other useful tools to use with Camtasia? I'm starting the Bill Myers fan club!

Audio in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

Audio is a powerful and impactful tool, but it is often used incorrectly within e-learning courses. I recently had a discussion with Dan Bliton in his role at the Metro DC ASTD chapter about this topic, here is a small part of the interview. A common question is "Should we have audio in the e-learning module that exactly matches the text on the screen?" The general answer is no.

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Learning in 3D Book Information

Kapp Notes

It describes how learning needs to be adapted to 3D environments and includes the tools that learning and development professionals will need in order to advance 3D learning within their organizations. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

The microblogging tool has obvious potential to be used in formal learning, both in traditional online classroom settings and - through mobile technologies - for mobile learners.

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eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

You have to walk people through different tools and learning methods. This includes: Learning Method Support Tools / Technologies Process / People / Vendors You need to be the one who is aware of what's happening generally with technology in the organization.

Don't Play Video Games: Make Them

Kapp Notes

Here is an interesting article that discusses how the creation of video games can be an excellend tool for teaching students. Screen capture from Scratch an MIT project that involves a simple to great game design software. The article Computer games as liberal arts? provides some interesting insights into how creating games can teach a number of subjects. Making video games].turns turns out to be perhaps the ultimate form of liberal arts.

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Video-Based eLearning Authoring Tools

Tony Karrer

May outsource some of the production work, but the tool must be an off-the-shelf, known authoring tool - no proprietary tools (see eLearning Course Development for rationale on that) Their only experience is with Camtasia. and Rapid Authoring Tools? Rapid eLearning Tools Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Thursday, April 09, 2009 Building Better Learning Games Interested in building casual games for your learners? are 2D and is a good learning tool, the 3D world does take this to a altogether different place of enagement and interaction.

Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

Last week I hosted a webinar called “Come Moodle with Us: Straight Talk on Moodle as an LMS Solution.&# Along with two of my colleagues at BLP, we showed attendees OUR Moodle site - and attempted to illustrate many of the cool features Moodle provides and how Moodle facilitates informal learning and not just functions as a place to house and track e-learning.

Top Ten Tools for Learning 2011

Experiencing eLearning

This is the fifth year that Jane Hart has been collecting lists of top tools for learning. I have contributed my lists in 2007 , 2008 , and 2009. You can contribute your top tools too. As in 2009, I’m going to divide my list into personal learning and course development. Google Reader is still my main tool for personal learning. WordPress.com is my blogging platform of choice and a great tool for personal reflection.

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Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Saturday, October 24, 2009. Monday, October 26, 2009. Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. eLearning Portal Integration - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2009. Mentoring vs. Training — Why Social Networking Isn’t Enough - aLearning , October 13, 2009.

2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

What technology trends of 2009 have impacted online learning and will continue to do so in the coming year? Web-based tools for scheduling, project management and documentation increase productivity and enhance personal mobility. Related Articles: 10 Social Media Tools For Learning.

Video - Screencast - Webinar - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

August 21, 2009 to August 28, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 04, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 11, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 14, 2009. Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs - eLearning Technology , August 24, 2009. Electronic Papyrus , August 25, 2009. Blogger in Middle-earth , August 26, 2009. August 25, 2009.

Webinar Blackboard Slides - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Week of July 24, 2009 to July 31, 2009. Proven tips in custom course development , Tuesday, August 04, 2009. CoachingOurselves 2hr Workshop for Individual Managers , Thursday, August 06, 2009. The Business Case for Measurement of Learning, Thursday, August 06, 2009. Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center, Friday, August 07, 2009. Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging E-Learning With Power Point , Monday, August 10, 2009.

Knowledge Skills Mentoring Tips - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

July 1, 2009 to July 10, 2009. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009. mLearning; Tricks to using the iPod Touch in class - Don’t Waste Your Time , July 7, 2009. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. So many thoughts, so little time - Internet Time , July 6, 2009. Kapp Notes , July 9, 2009. eLearning Technology , July 2, 2009. Learning Developments , July 2, 2009.

[from catspyjamasnz] Learning with 'e's: Two fingered salute

Learning with e's

Anyone with a modicum of insight will see that there are several parallels here with the battle between the institutional VLE and Edupunk style ‘do-it-yourselves’ personal web tools. They stood facing each other across a muddy ploughed field. It had rained heavily the night before.

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