eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation the other day about whether there’s that much new going on in eLearning here in 2010. The general sentiment around the room was that many workplace learning organizations were focused on nuts-and-bolts training, and that there was little innovation. I’m probably not the best judge of whether there’s innovation going on because: People call me when they want to do something innovative. eLearning Technology.

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. Apart from the sessions at the conference that I recap below, there was an opportunity to interact with practitioners from the domain.

A Few 2010 Training Industry Statistics

Kapp Notes

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

E-Learning Award Winners 2010

Clive on Learning

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

October 2010 did not disappoint! Here is the best from this past month. 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. While the advice was good, for me, more dos and don’ts aren’t really helpful. There is quite an art to getting the best out of it.

Interview with CEO of ProtonMedia and President of Kaplan-EduNeering on 3D in Compliance Training and Collaboration

Kapp Notes

The other week, I had the privilege of being able to interview two very interesting people about the future of 3D Virtual worlds for collaboration and training in the compliance space.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Sunday, August 23, 2009 Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study Kineo will be holding a free webinar on developing cost-effective compliance training on Thursday, August 27, 2009. In an increasingly regulated world organizations need to both train staff in relevant regulations and demonstrate compliance. Take the Survey!

Compliance Training: Tips for Training


Making professional learning and development a priority requires a commitment of time, staff resources and financial investment. Some companies simply don’t have the resources to spare to ensure that their employees have opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge.

Motivation in Online Training

eLearning Brothers

Ever been bored out of your mind while taking an online course? There comes a point in everyone’s life when they have to take a compliance course that they don’t like. The learner should be responsible and find ways to motivate themselves to complete the training. In the end we all need to be better training designers and training participants. Online training must have a motivated learner and motivating content.

Three steps to compliance greatness | Good To Great

Good To Great

If they’re not taking notice, they’re not really learning. If they’re not learning, they won’t action it back in the workplace. If people don’t take the learning on board and apply it, they’ll continue to make the same mistakes or miss the same opportunities.

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. Strategy eLearning 3.0

Rapid e-learning is gaining ground

Clive on Learning

One of the benefits from my regular tussles on the tennis court with Steve Rayson of Kineo is the intelligence we get to share on the elearning marketplace as we attempt to recover our composure at the finish. This time Steve alerted me to some research that Forrester has been doing for Adobe on the development of rapid elearning in the USA. The research took place at the end of last year with 103 ‘online learning decision makers’.

The role of standards compliance in the elearning marketplace


I recently joined a discussion in the ELearning Guild’s LinkedIn group with this subject line: “How important is SCORM compliance today? Has anyone decided not to use SCORM when developing content?”


How I used Wordle as a basic TNA tool | Good To Great

Good To Great

I also wanted to make sure my presentation wasn’t just the same old thing either. I wanted to make sure that I delivered something that really addressed what people wanted to get out of the event. I then asked people to describe the compliance e-learning they want to see more of.

Compliance Training: A Vital Part of the Modern Workplace


With the economy becoming more volatile and competition ever-fiercer, no company can afford to let profits shrink because of mistakes in judgment or actions taken out of compliance with existing law.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

The Revolution. E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution.

Brainstorming for eLearning: Rules of Brainstorming

Integrated Learnings

We know that some of the most effective training follows a problem-centered approach , engages learners , is abundant with practice and coaching, and simulates the work environment as closely as possible. Let’s be honest – it’s challenging to create training like that (especially with the time constraints most of us work within!). If it were easy, we wouldn’t have so much eLearning with the page-turner design. By Shelley A. Gable.

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. A lot of it is thinking through where my thinking has changed over the course of the year.

E-Learning vs. In-Person: A False Dichotomy

The Peformance Improvement

Online training and conferencing advocates continue to ask the wrong question. The April 19 th issue of eLearning Guild’s Insider Newsletter has an article titled,  The True Value of Online Training, which has a link to a whitepaper titled, How to Promote the Value of Online Training Within Your Organization. Avoiding that expense should be a primary goal of any learning organization.

eLearning and an Aging Workforce

Integrated Learnings

It seems like every major news outlet runs the occasional story about how the United States workforce is aging. Between baby boomers approaching retirement and retirees reentering the workforce to supplement their income, statistics from a variety of sources indicate that a large proportion of our workforce is 50+. So what does this mean for eLearning? In both instances, my colleagues found literature that described what eLearning should look like for older learners.

How The Business Goal of A Training Project Affects The Content You Should Include

Bottom-Line Performance

In a comment on Jen’s wonderful blog post last week , Jon Lloyd says “I think the first point ought to be ‘why are you doing this – what is the business reason and expected results for the conversation?” The content we include. The format the training will take.

Are eLearning Standards Necessary?

Integrated Learnings

This question pops up now and again, particularly with those just starting to offer eLearning courses to their associates. But I typically argue that eLearning standards are necessary. Even the most cutting edge eLearning out there follows a standard, even if it's a totally new one. By standard I mean a common template and/or a compliance specification such as SCORM or AICC. Standards provide a logical framework for the learner. By Jay Lambert.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

In my articles Online courses must die! and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration.

LMS- Is It Still About Classroom Training Management?

Upside Learning

The good news first: the market is upbeat about LMS technology; in the recent past I have seen an increasing number of enquiries on LMS – which is good. I noticed that more than half of the requirements catered to managing classroom training.

Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

eLearning 24-7

As part of the holidays, these vendors have joined together with E-Learning 24/7 and present (no pun intended) a holiday giveaway. The drawing is free, the chance to win is free. The Vendors (alphabetical order, followed by giveaway). Link to web site is located within the vendor’s name. available to anyone who enters the drawing); Three (3) free 90-Day Office 2010 Training Accounts for any enterprise environment over 100 users.

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

Performance Learning Productivity

I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. We shouldn’t confuse what L&D/Training departments spend a lot of their time on with real learning.

SkillSoft's inGenius: About adding meaningful context.

ID Reflections

SkillSoft recently (about 3 weeks back) announced the launch of inGenius. This social learning layer will integrate with SkillSoft's Book 24X7, a vast repository of technical and IT-related literature that many organizations use as off-the-shelf content to enable their employees. Learners/users, by rating the content in order of specificity for their organization can point other users in the right direction.

Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

An eLearning player is a building block for more conventional [one with back and next for navigation buttons] eLearning courses. What’s an eLearning player? Communication logic to talk to the LMS (standards complaint). that you foresee to be in the final deliverable.

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How to Make Corporate Training Rock


By: Dan Heath & Chip Heath How one team transformed a training binder into must-see TV. WORLD’S SLEAZIEST BOSS BearingPoint’s ethics videos deftly mimic The Office’s mockumentary style, even starring a Michael Scott-esque leader. He was asked to redesign the company’s ethics-and-compliance training program. Education Learning

A panel podcast on compliance training

Good To Great

Good To Great In pursuit of excellence: my view on the world of learning and training Skip to content Home A bit about me ← How to write an award-winning submission Have you done your good deed for the day? Bookmark the permalink. Now off for a swim to relax!

Summits, Conferences and Some Relaxation

Kapp Notes

Here are some photographs from the panel discussion. We considered switching seats to have some fun with the audience:) Susan makes a point to Karl and Mark about Social Media. It was the Seventh Annual Summit and I believe I have attended all seven.

What's the Future of Diversity Training?

The Peformance Improvement

I fear that diversity training is losing favor among senior executives and HR departments. Then, after federal legislation was passed protecting women and minorities, it became primarily about compliance with federal laws and avoiding law suits.

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Are You Playing e-Learning/LMS Help-desk?

eLearning Cyclops

My organization is just finishing up its compliance period and I have gotten my share of calls and e-mails from staff regarding their courses. The user does not have Adobe Flash. A manager wants to confirm their staff took the course. IT LMS e-Learning

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BlackBerry Assure™ will launch at LT 2010

Spicy Learning

We’re excited to announce the launch of our innovative Assure product at Learning Technologies 2010. Many organisations need to train their people in key compliance topics like data protection and competition law every year or two, but finding the time to do this can be difficult. Saffron has developed an innovative solution to allow users to find out quickly and easily whether or not they need to take the training.

The five moments of need: designing with the learners in mind.

Good To Great

In particular, Bob Mosher ’s two seminars were well worth the walk. His keynote presentation, about designing for true blended learning, offered some real food for thought. Bookmark the permalink. Now off for a swim to relax!

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 –. For many tools, the answers are as expected.

Avatars, Video and Simulations

Kapp Notes

Here is some information as pre-reading for webinar attendees and for students in the Learning in 3D summer class. Avatar Information Learning about avatars:What is an Avatar? The story of how to accomplish a task or achieve a desired outcome.