Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Susan Nash December 27, 2010 5:14 PM Christoforos Online said.

Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information

Upside Learning

We take immense pride in meeting project deadlines and delivering courses within budgets; however, somewhere in our quest to showcase our potential, we may have forgotten about the core objective — Delivering Knowledge. Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — Eliot.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


I am sure that the most of us work with tight budgets and limited resources. This is great, thanks heaps for sharing it :) October 25, 2010 2:08 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, Christopher Pappas October 26, 2010 12:47 AM Neil Prior said.

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Free e-Learning books


65 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your e-Learning Budget - eLearning Guild In this eBook you will find: 65 Tips for Getting the Most out of Your e-Learning Budget Article - Do More With Less by Marcia L. I follow you on Twitter @cpappas November 16, 2010 2:05 AM Carlton said.

Learn About The Role Evaluation Plays in Grants

Kapp Notes

I do work as an evaluator on several National Science Foundation (NSF ) Advanced Technology Education (ATE) grants. learn a little more about the ATE programs ) I have been asked to share some of my experiences in an upcoming webinar about NSF ATE Evaluations. Here are the details in case you are interested in attending.

How to Design An Elearning Course on a Budget

Rapid eLearning

The main challenge is working on one or two-person teams with a budget of $12.37. Tidbits: Thanks to all who voted for the blog in the 2010 Edublogs Awards.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

According to the US Department of Education’s studies on online education published in 2009 and revised in 2010, “on average, students in online learning conditions performed modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

How do you justify the budget and how does that factor into your choice of solution? Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense?

A Fresh Look At Levels of Custom eLearning Solutions

Upside Learning

To simplify the implication –choose one of the lines on the graph and settle at the multimedia level your development budgets allow. How much does one hour of Level 2 elearning cost? and what about Level 3?

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. A.K.A.

The Real Cost of Bad eLearning

Upside Learning

It is certainly possible to work with limited budgets and still create good eLearning. You just need to know which areas to spend the scanty budgets you have. Last week Amit Gautam questioned if recession was a bad thing for effective eLearning.

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Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Although this usually requires a higher budget than other strategies, look around for pre-programmed games that work with your tool set. It may be hard to make a course look like it was produced by 3D experts, but there are low-budget ways to make it aesthetically appealing.

Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

I especially like the articles that give perspectives about driving projects creatively, yet being able to manage the development process well enough to deliver a refined product on time and within budget.

Development Times for Captivate eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Therefore, you should budget 40 hours to write the entire one-hour eLearning course. Depending on how fast you write, you could easily double those hours, meaning you may need to budget 80 hours for writing. Add it all up, and your budget looks something like this (keep in mind that the timing below does not include the time it will take to record and edit your own voice-overs or narrations): 40-80 hours to write the script or create the storyboard. by Kevin Siegel.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. Extended Enterprise 2010 System of the Year. Cost/Budget Allocation. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. These standout to me. I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Categories. Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part I

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If the budget simply will not allow for such videos, try to use still images in a way that makes them as dynamic as possible by adding audio or interactivity. by AJ George If you're a habitual blog reader, then you've already been made privy to my foray into the effective use of fonts and some font resources.

Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

number of sales calls), and budget (e.g., Command-and-control leadership remains pervasive throughout business, government, and nonprofit organizations. defines command-and-control as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization.

Moving To eLearning

Upside Learning

Apart from approving budgets, they promote and communicate a consistent organizational learning message. Our customers account for a number of factors before taking the plunge into e-Learning. I was trying to put together some of the key change factors leading organizations to adopt e-learning stand-alone and as a part of the training blend. I arrived at these factors driving the change: 1. Business Strategy. Geographical Expansion Of Business.

Meet David Frazier, State of Alabama technology trainer

Visual Lounge

With budgets being cut left and right, classroom training often suffers.and workers can fall further behind on technology. Our newsletter Editor, Daniel Foster , caught up with a Camtasia Studio user, David Frazier. David was kind enough to share his story and screencasting insights with us.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

There’s no time for an assessment” said the client, “We need to plug a number into the budget!”

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Elearning example: Branching scenario

Making Change

However, that wasn’t in our budget or timeline, so we went with the soldiers’ second best, graphic novel illustration. You’re a US Army sergeant in Afghanistan. Can you help a young lieutenant overcome cultural differences and make a good impression on a Pashtun leader?

Memorable eLearning on Budget

Upside Learning

Going through my feeds yesterday, I came across this great post by Cathy Moore titled – “ How to design eLearning thats memorable and budget friendly ”. The essence of what she says in these videos about doing eLearning on budget is: 1.

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Bozarthzone is Jane Bozarth’s blog home for discussing corporate training and e-learning on a budget. Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. These categories are somewhat loose; some people could be in multiple categories. Instructional Designers.

Voice-Over in eLearning

The Learning Circuits

How do you justify the budget and how does that factor into your choice of solution? Over the past couple of months, Dr. Joel Harband has been teaching me all about Using Text-to-Speech in eLearning. This has been a great way for me to learn about the topic.

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Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

2) Develop a plan for solving the problem, based on company culture, existing materials, resources, budget, stakeholder and SME involvement, vendor solutions and a host of other variables. I am copying a discussion we have been having on LinkedIn as a part of the Training&Development group. I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays.

Small Businesses: How to Get Started with E-Learning (Without Blowing Your Budget)


Check out 2010′s chart on the left compared to 2011′s chart on the right. In 2010, 40.6% Not every business has the budget to hire a performance consultant or a full-time instructional designer. 5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget.

How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

Set aside a budget for informal learning. Picture the scene… an increasingly frustrated Bob is trying to work out where a particular field is on a database. After much poking around, he finally calls across to Sally, his colleague, to ask if she knows where it is.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. 5 Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010.

Winter is here

Learning with e's

In 2016, the UK government confirmed that 30% of teachers who had joined the profession in 2010 had left within five years. The British government should urgently fund the building of new schools, and should do so with money from elsewhere than the already stretched education budget.

3 Rs of Smarter Training Design: Reuse, Recycle, Renew


Of course program maintenance is usually the one thing no one ever budgets [enough] time or money for. With many training and development departments stretched thin or nearly non-existent, the task of creating new online training is daunting enough.

7 Safety Training Videos That Hurt to Watch


The video is half animated and horribly low budget, giving off the vibe of an old Nickelodeon style sing along intended to teach kids how to brush their teeth. Looking to help promote safe behavior and reduce the risk of accidents in your workplace?

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A Few 2010 Training Industry Statistics

Kapp Notes

Here are a few highlights: Average training expenditures per learner in 2010=$1,041. 32% of training budgets decreased in 2010. The average expenditure for training outsourcing was $257,871 in 2010. Every year Training puts out a “state of the industry report&# well worth the read. Average hours of training per employee=40.1 (up up 9 from 2009). 61% of Mandatory or Compliance Training is delivered online. 23% of Executive Development is delivered online.

The big question: predictions for 2010

Clive on Learning

The Big Question for January in the Learning Circuits Blog is, rather predictably, what are your predictions for 2010? In 2010, the pressure will reduce in many areas of the private sector, as the economy starts to recover and fear ceases to drive decision making.

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Even if you’re on a limited budget, you can get a good microphone for about $50. I’m no audio engineer. And odds are that neither are you. So I won’t get into all of the nitty gritty details of audio editing.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

There’s no time for an assessment” said the client, “We need to plug a number into the budget!”

Is the conference dead?

Learning with e's

And yes, institutions are cutting back on their conference budgets because of the economic problems. Last week we held the first Plymouth eLearning Conference committee meeting to plan the 2011 event.