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.

eLearning: In Fonts We Trust

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Different Fonts Convey Different Personas If you are creating eLearning for business professionals, you might want to use a different font in your design than you would for eLearning geared toward high school students.

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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.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

is up - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 18, 2009 Facilitating a twitter chat - Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning , March 9, 2010 To get Twitter you gotta Tweet! In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

It requires time – which you don’t have because you’re too busy building the online course – or dollars – which defeats the purpose of developing it in-house! A touch dramatic, isn’t it? Now that I have your attention, please bear with me.

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Formal Learning All the Way.Baby

Kapp Notes

Do we expect college students in a economics class to understand entrepreneurship without ever having run a business? There has been a lot of talk about formal vs. informal learning in the educational blogosphere and when it comes right down to it, formal learning is the most effective. Here's why. Recently, I was touring a nuclear power plant training facility and had a chance to see the room where operators are trained.

More Random Web 2.0 Statistics

Kapp Notes

In January 2010, over 75,000,000 people visited representing 1,100% growth over January 2009. Yammer is used at over 70,000 businesses worldwide. The January 2010 sales surpassed December 2009 sales of 19.1 Estimated number of iPads sold as of April 11, 2010 821,000.

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.

Social Business by the Numbers

Marcia Conner

In followup to my list of websites with data relevant to social business , many people have asked for pointers to some of the most interesting data about social media, social business, and engagement. 11% believe the use of social media for business purposes is a passing fad.

Transferring Knowledge: Making Technology Work for Your Library Presentation Materials

Kapp Notes

Here are the materials for my presentation related to making technology work for your library. Here are the slides: Bridging the Boomer/Gamer Knowledge Gap in the Library View more presentations from kkapp.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

In my interactions with various business owners & training managers I’ve found a performance support initiative gets the management nod more easily as compared to a training initiative. Mobile apps are big business.

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Report identifies problems with education

Kapp Notes

Failure to incorporate innovations from consumer, business and entertainment into education. Interesting perspective on American Education from the Department of Education. Education is vital to America’s individual and collective economic growth and prosperity, and is necessary for our democracy to work. Once the global leader in college completion rates among young people, the United States currently ranks ninth out of 36 developed nation s. Arne Duncan , US Secretary of Education.

Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

Bersin & Associates – The Business of Talent. The LMS market is heating up by the day for past many months now and it looks like it is going, more or less, as predicted by Bersin & Associates about 6 months back – The LMS market: hotter than ever.

Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

Here is a machinima of the graduation: Negative The 3D virtual world business space isn't big enough to support Thinkbalm's analysis efforts. There is a great deal of "churn" in the 3D virtual immersive environment space.

HP Agrees to Buy Palm

Kapp Notes

Interesting news, HP, the computer maker, has apparently decided to break into the smartphone business by agreeing to purchase the not-ready-for-prime-time Palm device maker.the pioneer who lost its way.

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

EON Coliseum is an online multiuser solution that enables individuals and businesses to present and share their ideas, communicate complex concepts and collaborate in 3D. Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out. OpenSimulator or OpenSim Building in OpenSim.

Linden Labs Raising Prices But Extending Discount for Current Users

Kapp Notes

An educational or not-for-profit institution that is currently under contract with us will be able to renew early (or purchase additional regions) and continue to receive the current 50% discount on land maintenance provided that the renewal takes place prior to the December 31, 2010. If your organization renews and enters into a contract no later than December 31, 2010, it can lock in the current discounted rate for up to 24 additional months.

Another 3D Virtual World Shutting Down

Kapp Notes

There avatars wave good bye as the virtual world closes on March 9, 2010. The well-known virtual world called There is closing on March 9, 2010. There's nothing more we would like to avoid this, but There is a business, and a business that can't support itself doesn't work. And, all purchases of Therebucks and member program updates made between midnight Pacific Standard Time February 1, 2010 and 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time on March 2, 2010 will be refunded in full.

Helping People Find Jobs: Part of Our Responsibility as a Bloomsburg Professor

Kapp Notes

While it seems that professors just teach one or two hours and then go home, the truth of the matter is that dedicated professors are helping students prepare for and find jobs, they are helping local entrepreneurs create jobs, they are helping incumbent employees stay employed and they are building bridges between business and academia. In Pennsylvania, the job situation is rather bleak. More than 591,000 Pennsylvanians are jobless and the jobless rate has risen from 9.2 in June to 9.3

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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.

Free e-Learning books


This e-Book will help you make a broad, fundamental connection between learning, e-Learning, and your organizations mission, business objectives, and the bottom line. Cheers Carol Cooper-Taylor @theELsite November 16, 2010 1:11 AM Christoforos Online said.

The Real Cost of Bad eLearning

Upside Learning

Tags: eLearning eLearning Business Bad Clinical Analysis Training Bad eLearning Bad Health and Safety Training Bad Sales Training Cost of Bad Clinical Analysis Training for Doctors Cost Of Bad eLearning Cost of Bad Health and Safety Training Cost of Bad Sales Training eLearning Development

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Learning in 3D Week 4 Stops for Blog Book Tour

Kapp Notes

Join us on Tuesday, February 9th to learn: Value of Social Learning for your organization The impact of Virtual Immersive Environments 3D Learning Experience Design Principles and Sensibilities Tony and I will cover key concepts from our new book and explain the impact that 3D environments, virtual worlds, and immersive learning spaces will have on society, business, and learning. The event is Tuesday, February 9, 2010 12:30 to 1:30 pm ET Register HERE!

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

There is no question whatsoever that social media is transforming our personal and business lives. I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now.

Augmented Reality and M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Learners are walking around your location and communicating with other learners, at your various business units around the world (possible down the road). Let me pose this scenario: Every day, you walk down the same street. You walk past the buildings, see the crowds and yawn.

New Year Thoughts about 3D Virtual Worlds for Learning

Kapp Notes

When the elements are correct and the needs of individuals and organizations are aligned, the power of virtual immersive environments to change modern business interactions will arrive and organizations and individual who are now cutting their teeth on this technology will understand the potential, advantages and disadvantages of these environments and will be well positioned to take this technology forward for learning and collaboration.

3D Video Game Revolution is Close

Kapp Notes

For example, the first ever 3D-Gaming Summit was held earlier this month where dozens of game developers, business executives and other stereoscopic 3-D gaming advocates converged to discuss the future of 3D in a living room near you. While venturing into a 3D world is interesting, exciting and opens all sorts of possibilities, it is equally as exciting to have a 3D world surround you.

Virtual World Vendor Forterra Systems Purchased by SAIC.

Kapp Notes

Forterra personnel and the OLIVE product line will be absorbed into SAIC's Analysis, Simulations, Systems Engineering and Training (ASSET) Business Unit based in Orlando, FL. They felt Forterra had by far the best technology and business model to match key customer requirements and that Forterra was addressing synergistic markets.

Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS our Community!

Kapp Notes

We have many partnerships with businesses related to science, technology and health. In terms of supporting local entrepreneurial and small business development, the department and institute has supported Bloomsburg University alumni in the start up and creation of Pennsylvania located companies ( viaAcademies , PinPoint Strategies ). A while back I wrote an entry called Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS!

Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Many an attempt at proving the ROI of training programs have been misplaced financial calculations at best, as they don’t really take into account the real impact a training program makes in contributing to business performance. Most business leaders understand this fact.

Eight Tips for LMS Implementation

Upside Learning

In the past I have written a few posts mainly focused on making the process of selecting the right LMS for your business need – be it internal training management or selling training as a business.

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.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


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. Cheers N October 26, 2010 4:34 AM Christoforos Online said.

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Online Tools: Improve Your Productivity

The eLearning Coach

Tags: BUSINESS SOFTWARE REVIEWS online apps online tools productivity

Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

The baiters are mostly alternate technology lovers and who will hate pretty much anything that Apple develops; simply because of Apple’s “captive/lock-in users&# business model. On the other hand, Apple’s business practices aren’t the ones I find inspiring. The iPad is here. After all the hype, which it didn’t quite live up to, there was a lot of commentary web-wide on whether it’s suitable for elearning, or a specific type of learning.

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The New Age of Business Success: Will Unicorns Survive?


How Culture Can Make or Break a Business, The Gap in Unicorn Companies, and The Evolution of Corporate Training. From a business perspective though, there is nothing funny or accidental about their success. How Corporate Culture Relates to Business Sustainability.

Best Lecture

Tony Karrer

In the Business of Learning , I talk about the challenges as a content creator and how the business models might work. I just read George Siemens post Will online lectures destroy universities? He makes the point that despite articles like Why free online lectures will destroy universities – unless they get their act together fast : Statements like “universities are obsolete” or “universities are dying” are comical. And untrue.