Top 100 Tools For Learning 2010 – C4LPT Survey

Upside Learning

The final list of top 100 tools for learning for 2010 is now out on Jane Hart’s website. Top100 Tools for Learning 2010. Tags: Learning Technology Social Learning eLearning 100 Tools For Learning elearning tools learning tools list leartning Tools Top 100 Top 100 Tools For Learning Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010 top elearning tools

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Learning Technologies 2010 – Day 2 Recap

Upside Learning

After having a great first day at the Learning Technologies 2010 I was looking forward to an exciting second day. Some bits of what Josh shared in his presentation are available in this complimentary report titled Predictions for Corporate Learning and Training Management 2010 (registration required). Source: Predictions for Corporate Learning & Training 2010 by Bersin.

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Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study

Upside Learning

2010). Bryan Chapman from the Chapman Alliance informed me this morning about the completion of a study they started last month to collect data about the time and cost of custom elearning development. The report is available for download here. I had participated in the study and find the results align well with our own data. The study categorizes custom elearning into 3 levels as below: Level. Definition. Level 1 eLearning (Basic).

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GBL 2010 – Recap (Day 2 Part 1): Serious Games

Upside Learning

Related posts: Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1 Patterns at Play – Fundamental to Games What are Serious Games? Tags: Game Based Learning DGBL Game Based Learning 2010 GBL GBL 2010 Getting Serious About Games Patient Rescue Triage Trainer I have been thinking about penning this one for a couple of weeks now, but just couldn’t do sooner. And as I worked on this one I realized some of them have already faded away from my memory.

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May 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Tags: Monthly Roundup CloudCourse Does LMS Manage Learning Future of Learning Technology Future of Learning Technology - 2015 HTML5 and eLearning Development HTML5 And Google I/O Instructional Designers Learning Revolution May 2010 Monthly Roundup Monthly Roundup Post May 2010 The Semantic Web Web 3.0

April 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Related posts: eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 – Upside Learning Blog Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1. April 2010 Monthly Roundup augmented reality Effective Learning Measurement Engaging eLearning Free LMS Game Based Learning LAYAR Learning Games Learning Resources Learning Technology LMS Monthly Roundup Monthly Roundup Post Monthly Roundup Post April 2010 open source LMS Rapid eLearning Tablet Computers for Learning in India

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

After a few years of hype, mobile learning has now started flourishing; the advent of new generation of mobile devices, high-speed network access, powerful mobile browsers and better native apps are all contributing to this. There is still a lack of standardization across devices and amongst networks across geographical areas resulting in mlearning content development being somewhat constrained.

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. A few days before the launch of iPad Apple had released a list of ‘iPad ready’ websites having support for HTML5. Clearly Apple is backing HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript for developing future web applications. Yes, HTML5 is a major revision over its predecessor HTML4.

Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

Upside Learning

While working on rapid authored courses (courses authored using rapid authoring tools), I often encounter the decision point of whether to use freeform rapid authoring tools or the traditional template-based tools. Both have their own pros and cons. In this post, I attempt to discuss more on these. Last year, we mentioned that there is a time and place for rapid authoring while opting for it. Here, let me just put some characteristics of the two types of rapid authoring methodologies.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

UL Fun-e-toons: Rapid Learning

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Related posts: Should you be using rapid authoring tools? Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based.

Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1

Upside Learning

Tags: Game Based Learning Augmented and Alternate Reality games Augmented Reality games Game Based Learning 2010 Games for Healthcare GBL Learning Games Medical Simulation

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PowerPoint 2010: Inserting YouTubeVideos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In the latest version (2010), uploading videos from the web is easier than ever. Unfortunately I don't think it's quite right yet, as many of the new, fancy video formatting options included with PowerPoint 2010 will not work on embedded YouTube videos. by AJ George. According to their recent reports, every minute 35 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube. That's up 10 hours from their report released just last March of 24 hours of video a minute.)

2010: My blogging year recapped

E-Learning Provocateur

As 2010 draws to a close, I thought I’d take a moment to recap my blog posts during the year. • My 1-liners from LearnX 2010. • My 1-liners from TEDxCanberra 2010. blogging 2010 cartoons e-books engagement events government 2.0 I hope you take the opportunity to read any that you may have missed. Oh, and please leave a comment or two or three…! Learning theory & instructional design. • Taxonomy of Learning Theories.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. When do I use it? What do I like about it? What do I not like about it? For many tools, the answers are as expected. Again, the fact surfaces that not all tools are perfect but each tends to be targeted for specific use cases.

Do We Learn Differently Now?

Upside Learning

Just before I went on holiday recently I was asked how human learning has changed with the advent, penetration and increasing ubiquity of computing technology. My answer was simple – it hasn’t. Human learning hasn’t fundamentally changed over the last fifty years. Our ability to learn is something honed over several hundred millennia, it’s what set us apart from the primates in the first place.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India. link] January 3-6, 2010 One Voice Australia , Sydney, Australia, sponsored by the One Voice Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education. link] January 8, 2010 Higher Ed Tech Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process

Upside Learning

Earlier this month, Tom Kuhlmann talked about 10 things to do before your eLearning course goes live. His post makes great sense but what really caught my attention was the statement he began with. “It’s It’s amazing how fresh eyes can find things you might have overlooked during production. So, before launching your elearning course, it’s a good idea to have others review it. You want to discover any hidden issues before the big launch.”. This is true.

PowerPoint 2010: Using the Shape Union Tool

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Two of the coolest new tools in PowerPoint 2010 (especially if you like to make your own graphics) are the Shape Union and Shape Subtract tools. If you've been playing around with PowerPoint 2010 but have no idea what I'm talking about, this is by no fault of your own. Check back next week for how to use PowerPoint 2010's Shape Subtract tool. by AJ George.

PowerPoint 2010: Reuse Slides

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George. Sometimes it would really save time if you could reuse a slide from an existing presentation rather than have to copy and paste all of its elements to a new slide. Here's how to do that. In Normal view, decide where in your presentation you would like to reuse a slide and select the slide directly before it. PowerPoint will insert the slide after whatever slide you have selected.)   From the Home tab, choose Slides > New Slide > Reuse Slides.

Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry

Upside Learning

I have great respect for Apple as an organization particularly because I use an iPhone and I think the iPhone has definitely become one of those game-changers in the smartphone world and by a large margin. I was looking forward to the Apple iPad even more so as we have been doing good stuff on mobile learning and putting up applications and tools on iPhone as pilots and on a trial basis.

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Do You Know The Why Of Design

Upside Learning

“How To&# is a procedure which is defined by someone in number of steps. The web is full of sites that share information and tutorials about “How To&# design and develop characters. However it is also important to know the “Why” to designing a character. Knowing the answers to “Why&# helps one take decisions about the design process. The Tuts+ (pronounced tutsplus) education network which has tons of “How To&# tutorials is now focusing on “Why&# tutorials as well.

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UL Fun-e-toons:Online Learning

Upside Learning

Related posts: UL Fun-e-toons: Rapid Learning UL Fun-e-toons: Learning Management UL Fun-e-toons: eLearning By Pages.

Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts

Upside Learning

I have been involved with Rapid eLearning Projects at Upside and also creation of our own Rapid Authoring Framework that sits in our LMS (UpsideLMS). Naturally I do a lot of sifting around Rapid eLearning. I thought it would be a good idea to share my list of top 25 blog posts on the subject. These posts cover varied topics around rapid eLearning including authoring tools, effective techniques, and decision considerations.

Horizon Report 2010 - Mobile Computing

Upside Learning

The Horizon 2010 report has been published and is available for download. 2010 promises to change the way we look at electronic learning , a move from the personal computer/browser environment to the mobile computing environment. Related posts: The Social Media and Mobile Computing Explosion A Great Start to 2010 The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology. It’s definitely worth a read; lots of interesting trends that will affect the way we live and learn.

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Adobe RoboHelp: Word 2010 Support

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The following was recently announced by Ankur Jain , Product Manager, RoboHelp on the Technical Communication blog : "Many of you must be wondering about Adobe's plans to support Microsoft Word 2010 in RoboHelp. Some of you have submitted requests for RoboHelp to support Word 2010, and many others have asked me about it in various forums. Please note that we haven't made any announcements about updating RoboHelp 8 for Microsoft Word 2010."

Updates On HTML5 From Google I/O

Upside Learning

At Google I/O event last year HTML 5 capabilities were demonstrated to developers for the first time. This year at the Google I/O some important announcements have been made which will make HTML 5 development easier across different browsers. . On day 1 of the I/O Google has made many announcements like release of open source, royalty-free video format WebM, Chrome Web store, opened up Google Wave, released open source Font API and directory etc.

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Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside. The main reason was that such simulation tools are not always used for developing just any type of learning but focused on training content creation for a specific software application or system. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools.

Reflections on ISPI 2010

Clark Quinn

Early in the year, I gave a presentation online to the Massachusetts chapter of ISPI (the international society for performance improvement), and they rewarded me with a membership. A nice gesture, I figured, but little more (only a continent away). To my benefit, I was very wrong. The ISPI organization gave each chapter a free registration to their international conference, which happens to be in San Francisco this year (just a Bart trip away), and I won!

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Global Self-Paced eLearning Market Forecasts

Upside Learning

Ambient Insight has last month released a report on how the global market for self-paced eLearning products and services will grow through till 2014. It estimates the market had reached US $ 27.1 billion in 2009. The demand is growing at a 5 year compound annual growth rate of 12.8% and will take the world market to US $ 49.6 billion by 2014.

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US eLearning Market Stats: 2009

Upside Learning

eLearning Network today released the below graphic providing some stats about the US eLearning market in 2009. Click To Enlarge The Image. Earlier this year I had mentioned about Ambient Insight’s report on global self based eLearning market forecast. That report put the world market in 2009 at $27.1 billion making US the biggest market with a huge 60% share of world market.

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Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

As social technology growth continues to march on and dynamic learning grows to be the need of the day, it is little surprise that social media has now become an integral part of learning as well. Various elearning development companies are integrating the popular social media services like Twitter, YouTube etc. right into their courses and LMS.

UL Fun-e-toons: eLearning By Pages

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Our Blog Turns One Today

Upside Learning

We look forward to a great 2010! Learning Technologies 2010 – Recap. It’s been a year since we started blogging (March 03, 2009) and we are raring to go another notch high. With 142 posts, over 75,500+ page views, and more 600+ subscriber base, it’s been an enjoyable journey so far. A big thanks once again to all our loyal readers for taking the time to read and for leaving your valuable comments. We sincerely appreciate your continued patronage.

The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

Adobe recently announced AIR for Mobile devices. This is an outcome of the Adobe initiated Open Screen Project , which was started a couple of years back. The Open Screen Project was started to help create a singular experience on multiple devices (using Flash) be it Computers, Mobiles, TV or Game consoles. There are several futuristic videos about how it will work available at [link]. Here’s one of them to give you an idea of what it really means: Why is Adobe really doing this?

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Looking Back on 2010 with ADDIE

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. Though a variety of models guide our instructional design work, I’d argue that ADDIE functions as the basic backbone of the process. Just about every model, trend, and best practice in the field supports one of the phases of ADDIE. So with this in mind, it seems appropriate to take a look at the articles posted to this blog over the past year and organize them according to how they jive with ADDIE. A = Analysis (analyze the problem/opportunity and its causes).

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PowerPoint 2010: Note Handouts with Multiple Slides Per Page

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you have tried to print handouts in PowerPoint 2010 that include the slide notes, you may have noticed a bit of a shortcoming. by AJ George. You can print handouts with multiple slides per page, or you can print handouts that include the notes. However, there is no way to combine these features and print handouts with notes and get more than one slide per page. While it's not possible to do it within PowerPoint, you can enlist MS Word to quickly get the job done.