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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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. Here are my top posts via Google Analytics for 2009.(I'll So there are my most popular posts for 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. It allows for reviews and comments from peers, clients, and SMEs, with changes tracked. 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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CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009

Upside Learning

Perhaps this ties into the current economic conditions or their company’s track record and results in implementing eLearning. CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) recently published their annual Learning and Development report and is now available for download.

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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. It allows for reviews and comments from peers, clients, and SMEs, with changes tracked. 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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How to keep track of clients’ favorite details

Making Change

Here’s one way to track what happens to your client’s favorite content. How do you keep track of details? You lurch awake at 2 AM, thinking, “What if the client asks where I put sub-policy 12.5B? Did I cover it? Where?&#.

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Asking the right questions during design to track down elusive content

Bottom-Line Performance

As a first-time BLP blogger, I was very eager to lock down my e-learning topic and join the ranks of my fellow bloggers. Last week, I determined my three blog topics for the month, all focused on curriculum design and development. I felt good identifying my first topic: designing an e-learning course with little to no content in sight, and then…do you know what happened next? Ironically, I had created the topic and struggled with…the content. I can’t escape!

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Staying on track

Spicy Learning

Quite often, making the project team, sponsors and stakeholders aware of the risks and consequences of missing deadlines will encourage them all to stay on track - they don’t want to delay the project any more than you do and they certainly won’t want to incur additional costs! One of the biggest challenges with any project is sticking to the original plan. There’s often so much to do, often within tight timescales, and no project runs exactly as planned.

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DevLearn 2009 – Day 2 Recap

eLearning Weekly

Google used David’s MovingKnowledge engine , which provided a game engine, leader boards, curriculum tracking, and reporting. Day 2 of DevLearn kicked off with a keynote from Eric Zimmerman on Serious Game Design. Cammy Bean did a fantastic job of taking notes during the keynote, so I’ll defer to her on this. You can see her notes here. Thank you, Cammy!). Session 401: Overview of Latest Learning Trends: What’s Hot, What’s Not, and Why.

Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest?

Performance Learning Productivity

These turbulent economic times have not been kind to two of the large publishers of catalogues and journals - Reader's Digest and Learning Tree International.

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Advantages of 3D for Learning

Kapp Notes

Am I on the right track? Some thoughts on the advantages of 3D environments (virtual worlds) for learning. Advantages of 3D Immersive Learning Learner cues on visual, auditory and spatial elements of 3D environment which leads to better recall and application of learning.

Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Here are several ways to help sell Social Media in an organization.

TRUST – if L&D is to have any impact, it's vital

Performance Learning Productivity

The first question is: “Do most senior managers actually believe that L&D managers play an important role in keeping the organisation running and on-track’’? Trust is very important in our lives. As children we put our trust in our parents.

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Valuable Content - Views and Social Signals

Tony Karrer

I just saw two posts by a couple of the nicest people out there: Nancy White - Most Viewed Posts First Quarter 2009 - What next? Nancy's top ten posts for Q1 according to various social signals were: Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience - Full Circle , March 23, 2009 CoP Series #6: Community Leadership in Learning - Full Circle , March 10, 2009 Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed - Full Circle , March 6, 2009 CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice?

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6 Month Review – Seeking Feedback

Upside Learning

Since we started tracking only towards the end of April, the numbers for March and April would be little higher than those shown here, but certainly lower than those of May. Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009 (1,044 views). Top 6 Posts Popular on Twitter (as tracked by Topsy): 1.

Google Fusion – Is This the Future of Free Data Visualization?

Upside Learning

Fusion Tables keeps track of who contributed each part of the data and who has permission to edit. Often the real meaning and potential impact of a database can be hidden behind all the raw names and numbers, but a well-chosen visualization can bring the data to life.

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How to steer your client away from an information dump

Making Change

I kept track of the branching by writing the dialog and results in an informal flowchart. For a quick overview of the Action Mapping process described in this interaction, see Be an elearning action hero.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s Your Max Learning Strategy?

Learning Visions

Thursday, October 01, 2009 What’s Your Max Learning Strategy? And it’s not just about formal solutions as tracked in the LMS. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

PDR Design Model Supports Shift to Learning Design in the Work Context

Living in Learning

Utilization and Tracking – Through Prepare and Deploy, we pretty much have tracking nailed. Unfortunately, we track activity, not results. The concept of a learning shift represents a course correction by the USS Training Department.

Social Network = Social Class?

Kapp Notes

This research also tracks with some research I found about virtual worlds, you can read about it in You are Your Avatar: Your Avatar is You. Anna Owens says "MySpace has one population, Facebook has another." Is your socio-economic status reflected in your favorite social networking software?

Blogging in a Walled Garden

Experiencing eLearning

The other struggle for both students and especially facilitators is with keeping track of everything. Tracking is going to be a hassle for them, although I think tracking would be a hassle on external blogs too. If you facilitate using blogs, how do you keep track?

ePorfolios Blogs and Audience Response Systems at Back to School Night

Tony Karrer

And he ended exactly on time (used a timer in his hand to track). I must say that many back-to-school nights are a bit painful.

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50 Years of the Kirkpatrick Model

Upside Learning

Learning professionals do nothing to track the expectations of the business stake holders. Related posts: The Ten Commandments of eLearning More Digital Natives CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009.

A Lot of Ingenuity and $148

eLearning Cyclops

Two MIT students were able to accomplish a near space flight, capture images at 93,000 feet, track it with a GPS, and recover the equipment upon its return to Earth.

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Learning Events vs Environments: A Case for Putting the Learner in the Center

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

According to Gladwell, Alexander tracked the progress of 650 first graders from Baltimore public school system, looking at how they scored on a widely used math and reading skills exam called the California Achievement Test.

My 2008 E-Learning Predictions.Not too bad.

Kapp Notes

You can read the predictions in Predictions for 2009 and for the past few years Stephen Downes over at his Half an Hour blog grades the predictions. The videos even track who is watching them and what parts they've watched and what parts were not watched.

Four ways to move your learners from clueless to confident " Making Change

Making Change

If your tool can’t keep track of a variable (the sales progress bar), you could instead display a simple positive, neutral, or negative indicator to show the learner how their decision has affected the likelihood of a sale.

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TCC09: The Tao of Online Facilitation

Experiencing eLearning

Liveblogged from the TCC 2009 conference. When students disrupt or are on the wrong track, we don’t like to swim parallel to them and nudge them; we want to stop them and fight the flow. Ying Yang. My comments in italics. Presenter: Scott Robinson, Kaplan University.

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What’s Your Max Learning Strategy?

Learning Visions

And it’s not just about formal solutions as tracked in the LMS. I’m reading Chris Anderson’s latest book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. He talks about the what Google’s CEO Schmidt calls Google’s “max strategy.”

Server-Based Instructional Design Tool

Kapp Notes

The tool allows subject matter experts scatter around the globe to comment on the course and provides great tracking of information as a course is being developed. You can track changes and produce a high quality course in less time.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Not having an audio track at all can make it hard for audio learners to fully engage: having limited copy/text and full audio with images could make it a bit challenging for a highly visual reader.

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Stop Hovering over Learners

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Excessive guidance and tracking can actually shut down communication, depriving us of a key goal of interactivity. Helicopter Parents: Image courtesy The Telegraph, UK Helicopter parents, as we know, hover over kids, micromanaging every aspect of their lives.

Project Natal

Upside Learning

The E3 2009 extravaganza just concluded in Los Angeles recently. The device (still in prototype) tracks user movement and translates that into control inputs for the Xbox, amazing stuff.

Teach Students to Teach--So they become better learners

Kapp Notes

The trainer is expected to keep track of the progress of the discussion, noting which key points are reviewed and to what degree of clarity and completeness. Are students the only ones who ever learn in the classroom?

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Implementing New Learning Technology? Choose the Right Pilot Group

Kapp Notes

Choose a Group that is Easy to Track —Choose a group that will provide you with access and data when requested. Before a large scale implementation of any new learning technology, you really need to run a pilot group. You need to catch problems on a small scale and then adjust, correct and modify based on the feedback and experience of the pilot group. Skipping a pilot of a new technology is a dangerous gamble. It could be, as they say, "career limiting."