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.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. LMS Resources - aLearning , May 8, 2010 I know, I know.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning. I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting.

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eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

If you are interested in using Twitter in classroom here’s a great video on how to do it: Related posts: Do Microcourses Have a Place in Workplace Learning? In a couple of years, microblogging tools have become very popular.

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.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

An onsite classroom, for example, is obviously a part of the formal learning environment. In my articles Online courses must die!

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Report identifies problems with education

Kapp Notes

Confinement of learning to the four walls and time frame of the traditional classroom. 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.

MATEC Webinar Notes and Slides: Social Media and Student Success

Kapp Notes

Extend student learning beyond the traditional classroom by leveraging the creative power of social media tools to foster student success, learning, and engagement. I am giving a presentation today at 1:00 EDT. Called Social Media and Student Success:Leveraging Social Learning Tools.

Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

shouldn’t all our training be based on actual situations, events and locations and not on the facing forward rows of seats set up in a classroom or the mind numbing virtual classroom with a PowerPoint slide and a disembodied voice?).

"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

1996) Questioning the author: A year long classroom implementation to engage students in text. There is research evidence to indicate that informal language in an e-learning module is more effective than formal language.

Moving Games Forward

Kapp Notes

Support for Teachers: Most teachers have little experience in integrating games into the classroom, and professional development programs most often do not include support in this area.

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Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

Because of the training he received in America's Army's virtual classroom, Mr. Galvanek had mastered the basics of first aid and had the confidence to take appropriate action when others might do nothing.

Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

Parker, President of Digitell , Inc.informed me that he had a great reception and a tremendous amount of buzz around his VirtualU product and many of the people with whom he spoke are desperate to find a more engaging platform than 2D virtual classrooms.

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

eFront

Therefore, as we move forward, we all must consider when, how, and why we integrate the tools that we do into our classrooms. => Cheers Carol Cooper-Taylor TheELearningsite.com @theELsite November 16, 2010 1:11 AM Christoforos Online said. November 16, 2010 6:10 AM Miriam said.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5. I really think that 2010 marks the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash.

What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design

Kapp Notes

Event By now you've probably already heard that the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award 2010 has gone to a project that uses a 3-D virtual environment to hold a virtual scientific poster session. The session, held by the pharmaceutical company Merck was conducted in Photosphere and featured the opportunity for scientists to gather and interact with each other. To learn, collaborate and exchange knowledge.

We Teach as We are Taught

Kapp Notes

As Knowles (1992) indicates, formative experiences of pre-service and beginning teachers influence the ways in which they think about teaching and, subsequently their actions in the classroom. For the current generation of educators, this included a linear step-by-step approach with little technology in the classroom. But simply adding computers to a traditional classroom without a corresponding change in instructional delivery or strategy doesn’t work.

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Mobile Learning at the High School Level

Kapp Notes

They have been using smartphones in the classroom and every student in our school district from 3rd grade to 6th grade has their own mobile learning device. A few weeks ago, Scott Newcomb a fourth grade teacher in St. Marys, Ohio informed me about a Mobile Learning project he has been involved with for the last two years. They are adding seventh grade next year and the ultimate goal is to have a mobile learning device in every students' hand from 3rd grade to 12th grade!

New Year Thoughts about 3D Virtual Worlds for Learning

Kapp Notes

And while some of the first forays into 3D spaces have involved reproducing classrooms complete with slides shows and rows of front-facing desks and some pioneers are regrouping or shutting down entirely, Other brave souls and pioneers are showing that much more is possible. Hopefully in 2010, but if not then, I hope soon after. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

Three Lessons Learned from a 3D Virtual Immersive Environment Implementation

Kapp Notes

Lesson 3: Don’t assume that what works in the classroom or in traditional events translates to the virtual environment. Here are three "lessons learned" in from an actual 3D virtual world implementation. And for tips on piloting a virtual world implementation see blog entries Diffusions of Innovations and Implementing New Learning Technology? Choose the Right Pilot Group.

Q&A With Student from King's College

Kapp Notes

Especially when you have professors at some universities, destroying computers and banning them from their classrooms reinforcing the fact that traditional academic institutions are "out of touch" (as a I mentioned in my post 20,000 US Hackers Wanted.Creating the Computer Elite (or Failing at it) ) So it is a real up hill battle. Do you feel enough educators, from elementary to university levels, are well-versed enough to properly use it in the classroom?

Why E-Learning is So Effective

Rapid eLearning

Also, unlike a one time classroom session, the elearning course is available for others. But no one likes to fail in a classroom full of other people. Elearning allows you to offer control to the learners in a way that classroom learning doesn’t. E-learning is hot.

Corporate Classrooms: Adapting to change

CLO Magazine

Despite expectations for its demise, the classroom has experienced a revitalization of sorts. In 2010, the American Society for Training & Development published an article with the headline, “Disappearing Act: The Vanishing Corporate Classroom.” tools for networking, microsharing, simulations and other kinds of collaboration is likely to take learning even farther from the traditional classroom.”

Augmented Reality and M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Tired of repeating the same information over and over again, hoping it will stick in the classroom? Images, text, sound can be seen and heard immediately as they are looking at you or anywhere in the classroom or conference room.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Performance Learning Productivity

They have developed from stand-alone classroom training scheduling and administration systems (Oracle’s OTA was a classic of that genre) to incorporate the launch and tracking of eLearning courses and shorter nuggets of content, the Boolean logic of pre-and post-requisites, and so on and so on.

Teacher to Instructional Designer: Interview Questions

Experiencing eLearning

I received a question from a current classroom teacher who is hoping to make the career move to instructional design. How would you deal with not being in front of the classroom and interacting directly with students?

In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

In the unlikely event that you’re bored over the holidays, here’s a quick index to 104 posts and 35000+ words of Clive on Learning in 2010. review) For newspaper read classroom It’s not a surprise when change comes slowly Who's making all this money? I’m going to enjoy a little break. January Learning in 3D: a stop on the world blog book tour (review) Is it time for Learning Technologies to use learning technologies? British Telecom Dare2Share case study Who writes web content?

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

ClassMarker ClassMarker allows you to create simple tests/quizzes for free and seems well suited to classroom use. I’ve recently been working with Sameer Bhatia the CEO of ProProfs as I was going through an evaluation of various online tools that support easy, fast, low-cost testing and quiz tools. He helped me pull together the following evaluation of a few different solutions: ClassMarker Quia ProProfs Google Docs Forms Creator, and Quibblo.

Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study

Upside Learning

Clearly classroom, virtual classroom, self paced elearning make up the bulk of the blend. 2010).

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The cult of the question

Clive on Learning

In a facilitated learning intervention, interactions can be planned to occur alongside the use of learning materials, through group activities in a classroom, debriefs in a virtual classroom, forum discussions, practical group assignments, coaching sessions, and so on. Sometimes it seems that instructional designers are obsessed with questions.

On the Road with Internet Time Alliance, December 2010

Jay Cross

Over the course of 18 days in December 2010, I took part in learning events in seven countries. The European Commission relies on 19,000 courses for training, shuns social media, and does not provide wi-fi in its classrooms.