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] February 22-23, 2010.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 4

Upside Learning

Video infuses asynchronous e-Learning with human interaction and visual demonstrations that can be lost outside of live instruction.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Ways to Tell a Story (Alan Levine) - ZaidLearn , December 16, 2007 The power of Voice in online classrooms - eLearning Acupuncture , May 31, 2010 The Secret Recipe to Delivering World Class Lectures - ZaidLearn , August 29, 2009 E-teaching personality is good for e-learning - Electronic Papyrus , January 5, 2010 Online Discussions Face-to-Face Versus Threaded Discussions: The Role of Time and Higher Order Thinking Dr. Katrina A.

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Opensesame™ Unlocks an Open Marketplace for e-Learning at DevLearn 2010 by Learning Solutions Staff

Learning Solutions Magazine

Tags: Asynchronous Content Management

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How to keep up? Follow what sparks your interest…

Spark Your Interest

learn – methods and tools for learning on my own/in a group/with an instructor – these tend to be more traditional course based – synchronous and asynchronous. This month’s Big Question is simple: How do we keep up?

What will emerge from the mayhem?

Clive on Learning

The Towards Maturity 2010 Benchmark Report has confirmed what you would have expected to come out of a severe recession in terms of e-learning. It is unlikely to be obvious to the decision makers that they are actually bundling a whole load of decisions together: synchronous to asynchronous, collaborative to individual, face-to-face to online.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

A Formula for Storytelling in eLearning - Integrated Learnings , April 6, 2010 When a client asked our team to develop a sales skills enhancement course, we opted to base the training on the methods of the most successful sales person in the department. Work Context: The New Classroom - Living in Learning , March 22, 2010 Fifteen of those years were spent living out of a suitcase as a roving sale trainer and then as a manager. It is asynchronous.

Online learning is more efficient than face to face training – discuss

Clive on Learning

These can be categorised as: The use of online content, in its many forms, typically asynchronously (self-paced). Asynchronous collaborative activities, using email, forums, social networks, blogs, wikis, etc. Face-to-face learning’ is also a versatile medium, although it does not, almost by definition, support asynchronous methods of delivery. If we look at the first form of online learning – asynchronous online content – then the answer is a definite ‘yes’.

No Lecture Webinars

Experiencing eLearning

Is the forum the way to handle that, with asynchronous responses? These are my live blogged notes from the webinar How to Create No Lecture Webinars by Ray Jimenez , presented through Training Magazine Network. Awkward phrasing, grammar errors, and typos are mine errors, not Ray’s.

Learning in 3D: a stop on the world blog book tour

Clive on Learning

Back in 2007, in 3D e-learning is as diverse as 2D , I set out how I felt the applications of 3D worlds could be mapped as synchronous and asynchronous or individual and collaborative, just like 2D e-learning: So what about Karl’s and Tony’s book? I have been asked by Karl M.

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

The program, dubbed BaseCamp 2010, addressed 40 participants drawn from the senior and mid-level ranks of the company. The discussions were asynchronous and mediated. Asynchronous interaction works great There may be some value to bringing everyone online at the same time and conducing a class using a web meeting platform. The whole of BaseCamp 2010 was delivered in asynchronous mode, and that did not stop us from interacting in meaningful ways.

Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips

Upside Learning

Both synchronous and asynchronous modes of communication should be supported. There really is very little different about designing mobile learnin g from other forms of learning. The guidelines that apply for effective learning are really not much different but for the change in context.

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

The forum may be synchronous or asynchronous, or both. In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work.

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Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 6

Upside Learning

This article focuses primarily on asynchronous learning, specifically constructing self-paced e-learning courses, though these strategies could be applied to a variety of learning design and development situations. 2010 in Review Part 1: Top 10 C4LPT resources.

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Reflective Learning in Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

Keep in mind that the debriefing process can be important for both a synchronous learning experience as well as an asynchronous experience. A critical element in virtual world learning is the opportunity for the learner to reflect upon his or her experience. As a designer of a 3D virtual learning experience, you need to design part of the learning experience to include time for the learners to re-envision what they experienced and add meaning to that experience.

Skype, Zorap and Stixy

Spark Your Interest

One that I think I might try out is Stixy , which is a more asynchronous option – upload stuff and people can comment on it, kind of like Voicethread meets Google Docs. I was watching Jay Cross talk about Good Practice (thanks to this brilliant online community) and Jay mentioned a service called Zorap , which I immediately – after watching the online video interviews – surfed to and checked out.

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What's New in Captivate 5? Twitter, That's What!

eLearning Cyclops

I think this is good news and a good start for incorporating social media in asynchronous courses. During #LrnChat it was mentioned that Captivate 5 will include integration with Twitter. Yes, I do think using social media tools directly for informal learning is a better option in many, if not most situations, but if a "blended" solution is needed then incorporating Twitter into Captivate is now an option.

Two more fun tools for elearning

Spark Your Interest

This has great application for education, and business, too – kind of like an asynchronous focus group. There are always too many tools to track, but I have a compulsion to track ‘em down, so I might as well just share. Imagination cubed , this fun little one from GE allows you to draw on an online whiteboard, invite friends to join you and replays your drawing movements.

Simulations Games Social and Trends

Tony Karrer

Question 2) As new technologies for learning grow, and the use of games, simulations and immersive learning matures, how do you think self-directed asynchronous eLearning, will compare next to these more interactive programs? I received some interesting questions (and you know I love questions) from someone doing eLearning industry market research around trends in simulations, games, social learning. They said they would be fine with me posting my thoughts.

Rapid Training Development the Agile Way

Integrated Learnings

Teirney spoke about the process they followed in her session 'Agile Instructional Design & Development' at the recent Lectora User Conference 2010. Over the course of the full project, they added podcasts, coaching cards, asynchronous eLearning modules, and classroom-style workshops led by subject matter experts (SMEs). By Jay Lambert.

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Money’s tight, let’s do some e-learning

Clive on Learning

Try mixing self-study with virtual classrooms and collaborative activities using forums and other asynchronous tools. It's that time of year again. We're due an update from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development on the state of play in learning and talent development (the 'talent' bit being a recent insertion) as seen by the CIPD's primarily UK-based membership.

From e-Learning to iPad: How to adjust the user interface by Dr. Carmen Taran

Learning Solutions Magazine

Asynchronous Design Strategies Future Trends Getting Started Instructional Design Mobile LearningWhen we move learning from one medium to another, it is tempting to do it the easy way: scrape the. old content and dump it into the new format. Unfortunately, this creates more problems than it. solves, especially in the interface. Here are the five questions to ask, with illustrated answers.

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May's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

Asynchronous e-learning will incorporate social media into courses allowing for more collaborative learning and formative evaluation by the course designer. Learning Circuits' Big Question for May is "So what can, should, or will, we offer the digital generation by 2015?" Five years is not very far into future, but in terms of technology things can change immensely in that amount of time. Just think of how learning technology has changed in the past five years.

Learning Tools

Clark Quinn

Owing to sins in my past, I not only am speaking on mobile learning at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions conference e-Learning Foundations Intensive session, but also introduced the tools section.

Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID Live on EdTechTalk)

Learning Visions

Assessing Social Presence in Asynchronous Text-Based Computer Conferencing. Today’s session of Instructional Design Live on EdTech Talk is led by Jennifer Maddrell. This is the first in a three part series of the Community of Inquiry Framework. What is social presence? Rourke, L., Anderson, T., Garrison, D. & Archer, W. 1999). Journal of Distance Education, 14(2), 50-71. " the ability of learners to project themselves socially and emotionally in a community of inquiry.

WBT – What is Happening?

eLearning 24-7

The real value of e-learning and specifically WBT has somehow become entangled into this morphed methodology of creating asynchronous courses (WBT that is fully self-contained – everything is in it), following an ILT (instructor led training) approach. Asynchronous courses are used over 95% in the corporate sector while s ynchronous based courses are used over 95% in Academia.

Converting Live Workshops to an Online Course (Part II)

Web Courseworks

I also use an example from Magna Publications, a publisher that developed and markets a completely asynchronous three-hour workshop on campus safety for administrators and professors (Campus Safety 101). When you are taking a live workshop and putting it online, you do not have the pressure of designing a sixteen-week curriculum like K-16 educators — All you have to do is cover the equivalent of four to six hours of instruction.

Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

e-Learning web-based training (WBT) development tool : This will most likely be your "go to" tool for developing asynchronous online courses and/or assessments (OutStart Trainer, Articulate, ToolBook, etc., June's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits blog is regarding tools one should ".learn learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015." So you know my perspective, since my start in e-learning I have always been both a designer and developer.

The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology

Upside Learning

It seems the younger members of the workforce prefer synchronous (real-time) collaboration tools over asynchronous tools. Perhaps 2010 will be the year when it really explodes on the scene and forces us to really think about what mobile technology can do for learning.

Product Review: SoftChalk 6 – Rapid Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

Again, the whole benefit of an asynchronous WBT, is the self-containment and that an end user can go wherever they want, whenever they want. I would love to tell you that this is an amazing rapid content authoring tool that can do it all, achieve it all and frankly is absolutely fantastic. But sadly, this is not to be. While I had some exciting expectations when I jumped into the product, by the end of it all, I felt drained.

Converting Live Workshops to an Online Course (Part I)

Web Courseworks

I also use an example from Magna Publications, a publisher that developed and markets a completely asynchronous three-hour workshop on campus safety for administrators and professors (Campus Safety 101). A lot of trainers and instructors have struggled with the question, “How can I take my full day workshop and create an online equivalent?”

General Physics and Chasm Institute Announce Updated “Foundations of High-Tech Marketing” at DevLearn|10 by Learning Solutions Staff

Learning Solutions Magazine

General Physics Corporation and Chasm Institute LLC are announcing an update to the online course, “Foundations of High-Tech Marketing” at DevLearn|2010 in San Francisco. Tags: Asynchronous Management Strategies

Book Review: The Complete Guide to Simulations & Serious Games by Clark Aldrich by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Tags: Asynchronous Blended Immersive Learning Instructional Design Serious Games Virtual Worlds

From e-Learning to the iPad: Don't Just Move Bones from One Graveyard to Another by Dr. Carmen Taran

Learning Solutions Magazine

Asynchronous Design Strategies Future Trends Getting Started Instructional Design Mobile LearningWhen we move learning from one medium to another, it is tempting to do it the easy way: scrape the old content and dump it into the new format. Unfortunately, this creates more problems than it solves, especially in the interface. Here are the five questions to ask, with illustrated answers.

Industry Consolidation Continues; Kaplan IT Learning Acquires Atlantic Link by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

In the third major consolidation in the e-Learning market in 2010, solutions provider Kaplan IT. Tags: Assessment Asynchronous Certification Management Strategies Tools Learning has acquired rapid e-Learning tool provider Atlantic Link, Inc.

CMI Data Model Harmonization Summit Meeting by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

September 7 and 8, 2010, to discuss harmonization issues of the various Computer Managed. Tags: Asynchronous Content Management Development Strategies Future Trends Management Strategies Representatives from the most influential standards organizations in the e-Learning industry will meet. Instruction (CMI) specifications.

A case for the LMS?

Clark Quinn

The first role is to provide access to courses: there’s one place where learners can go to sign up for face-to-face courses, or access online courses (whether to signup and then attend a synchronous event or to complete an asynchronous one). My Internet Time Alliance colleagues Harold Jarche and Jane Hart have been (rightly) eviscerating the LMS.

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