Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. These days, however, everyone seems to be creating their own online courses and distributing them via an LMS.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session.

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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!” Of course, I do.

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.

More Random Web 2.0 Statistics

Kapp Notes

In January 2010, over 75,000,000 people visited representing 1,100% growth over January 2009. More courses, more colleges: YouTube EDU turns one. YouTube EDU includes university courses in seven languages across 10 countries with over 350 full courses.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. 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?

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

E-learning gained further importance as educational institutions and organizations began to unearth ways to deliver courses online coupled with social media tools in the late 2000s. 2010 and beyond. Instructional Design has come a long way.

30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

Shameless insert ) And of course there are a few interesting resources on this very blog as well – you can find them under the Instructional Design category: Upside Learning Blog/Instructional Design. ID is an interesting domain to be involved in.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

In my articles Online courses must die! Of course the learner can also share their knowledge by answering someone else’s question, and they can learn incidentally by reading the questions and answers of others. How about a library of online courses?

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. Do People Really Like To Go On Training Courses?

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

To make all this simple the organizations are integrating these tools into their eLearning courses/LMS. In a couple of years, microblogging tools have become very popular.

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Works excellent for course management, delivery and tracking of formal learning. experience and still offer outdated way of course access. Course-centric workflows and approach is inherent. The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now.

PowerPoint 2010: Create Your Own Gauges

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I've found gauges a creative way to illustrate anything from progress through a course or presentation to positive to negative value scales. by AJ George  Want to create a speedometer-like gauge for your PowerPoint or eLearning deck?

Out and About: Past and Upcoming Events

Kapp Notes

Upcoming Events March Tuesday, March 23, 2010: Presenting at an AdvaMed event called Employee Training Under FDA Scrutiny: Creating and Maintaining Robust Training Programs. Wednesday, March 24, 2010: Presenting a webinar to the members of the MI AECT chapter from 7:30pm - 9:00pm (1hr presentation, 30 mins discussion) titled "Learning in 3D." Tuesday, March 30, 2010: Presenting a PowerPoint webinar to the PA Coalition Against Rape.

Five Software Products for Adding an Avatar to Your eLearning

Kapp Notes

Here are 4 software products that allow you to add an avatar to your elearning courses. Customer service training incorporating an avatar to help the learner through the course. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

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

Kapp Notes

In Ruth Clark's book " e-Learning and the Science of Instruction " she discussed a study by Moreno and Mayer, 2000 that compared a formally worded course with one that was more informally worded.

In Good Company: Thanks Zaid Learn and Everyone Create a Personnel Learning Network

Kapp Notes

Of course, I always have my younger son to keep my feet on the ground, he told me the other day, "you are not funny and your jokes are lame."

Five Lessons From Learning Game Development

Upside Learning

Include a ‘How-to-Play’; right from prototyping stage – as designers and developers of course you know how to play the game. We’ve had our fair share of digital learning game development projects; and a recent one threw a spoke in our design wheels like never before.

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Do People Really Like To Go On Training Courses?

Upside Learning

Five reasons people have developed distaste towards training courses: They are a distraction from work. Attending a course means accepting that you still can learn something. Some people don’t like the name ‘training course’, because they think they know everything there is to know about a subject. Tags: eLearning eLearning Development corporate training Training and Development Training Courses

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

Should be easy to control and manage graphic styles across course to enforce style guidelines and branding. Should be able to publish course in various formats. Functionality of some kind for offline tracking if courses are not being delivered from any LMS.

Linden Labs Raising Prices But Extending Discount for Current Users

Kapp Notes

Of course there was a backlash and so Linden has offered up a temporary solution, one which will bring in monies in the short term and help educators and non-profits to “buy more time&# at the discounted rate: Here is a “mass email&# sent to education users from Linden. 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.

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

Kapp Notes

We craft curriculum so students can stay current, we teach online courses so students don't have to travel to campus (although we also have on campus courses for those who prefer face-to-face courses.) 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 in July (doesn't seem like much unless you are one of the.1 who lost your job.)

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eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process

Upside Learning

Earlier this month, Tom Kuhlmann talked about 10 things to do before your eLearning course goes live. So, before launching your elearning course, it’s a good idea to have others review it. A review by a separate review team/individuals is very important for any eLearning course.

Free e-Learning books


The boundaries between traditional face-to-face courses and completely online courses are beginning to blur. > Resources Down-and-dirty Guidelines for Effective Discussions in Online Courses Joanna C. I follow you on Twitter @cpappas November 16, 2010 2:05 AM Carlton said.

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. 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. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. I really think that 2010 marks the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash.

The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

If IT doesn’t have the skills (mostly PHP and MySQL and of course a good understanding of the LMS code) you either outsource that part or hire additional staff to do the same.

2010: My blogging year recapped

E-Learning Provocateur

As 2010 draws to a close, I thought I’d take a moment to recap my blog posts during the year. • Online courses must die! • My 1-liners from LearnX 2010. • My 1-liners from TEDxCanberra 2010.

Learning in 3D Week 4 Stops for Blog Book Tour

Kapp Notes

With special guest blog this week by Course Director Daniel M. The event is Tuesday, February 9, 2010 12:30 to 1:30 pm ET Register HERE! Here are the great stops for week 4 of the blog book tour. Also, follow the tour on Twitter with hashtag #lrn3d. And, join us on Facebook at the Learning in 3D page.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


An Action Maze is a kind of interactive case-study; the user is presented with a situation, and a number of choices as to a course of action to deal with it.

Augmented Reality and M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

While there are vendors who tout mobile LMSs and courses that can be seen on smartphones, I’m not too keen on taking an actual course on my smartphone. Let me pose this scenario: Every day, you walk down the same street. You walk past the buildings, see the crowds and yawn.

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

Non-formal learning : Social learning also has a place outside the scope of formal courses but still in the cause of ongoing personal development: the use of communities of practice to share new ideas and debate issues the use of micro-blogging to quickly update peers on new developments On-demand learning : A great deal of learning takes place on-demand, at the point of need.

Adobe Captivate 5: Two-Bits for the Best Rate

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

We are now offering Beginner and Advanced classes, as well as a half-day course on Advanced Actions. by Kevin Siegel. You can easily record audio from within Captivate by choosing Audio > Record to.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

Although Lectora doesn’t have implicit “publish to mobile” option, one can easily configure and publish their titles (authored courses) to be viewable on mobile web browsers.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

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? The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , and Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products.

Why E-Learning is So Effective

Rapid eLearning

Also, unlike a one time classroom session, the elearning course is available for others. This includes the static elearning course as well as any ongoing conversations in networked communities. I’ve combined elearning courses with facilitated sessions. E-learning is hot.

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

We now have lots of options for taking free online college courses. You can also reuse and remix their content to create your own courses in their Lab Space. Other open university courses are at Carnegie Mellon and Tufts University.

eLearning & mLearning: Using Color in Learning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George I've previously written about how to effectively use fonts to convey ideas and emotions in your eLearning courses. What is the purpose of your eLearning course?