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.

mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

mLearning Trends

Level 5: Content and Courseware NOTE: This is part 6 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

October 2010 did not disappoint! 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. Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. October 25, 2010 Open for use?

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

Check out UC Berkeley Webcasts , which has a mix of video and audio lectures and MIT’s Open Courseware , which consists of PDF lecture notes and some multimedia presentations. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Ways To Learn In 2010. There are so many cool ways to learn online now.

Mobile Learning Solutions – Infographic

Upside Learning

Game-based learning applications are also emerging on mobile platforms and provide a more engaging experience than typical courseware pushed to mobile devices. Recently, Upside Learning updated its website to reflect the evolution of our brand and services.

Developing the Business Case for a Major e-Learning Courseware or Infrastructure Project by Saul Carliner

Learning Solutions Magazine

Preparing a complete and persuasive effective business case increases the likelihood that decision makers will accept your proposals for learning projects. Here is a complete guide and template for this critical process.

Are eLearning Standards Necessary?

Integrated Learnings

Do you need to control learner access to courseware, track learner progress, or monitor the effectiveness of your eLearning content? By Jay Lambert. This question pops up now and again, particularly with those just starting to offer eLearning courses to their associates. As with most anything, arguments can potentially be made either way. But I typically argue that eLearning standards are necessary.

The Big Question: how can we leverage open content in workplace learning?

Clive on Learning

The March Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog asks why it is that open content initiatives such as the OER Commons and the Open Courseware Consortium haven't had a bigger impact.

Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study

Upside Learning

Highly interactive, possibly simulation or serious game based, use of avatars, custom interactions, award winning caliber courseware. 2010).

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Digital Instructional Media Design 101- The Design Of Interaction

Upside Learning

I’d recommended that all IDs play the game for a few hours to understand how different ‘gamey’ elements are from the conventional ‘interaction’ we use in conventional courseware. Last month our ID team got their feet wet with the learning campaigns in the Age of Empires II – Age of Kings.

Web 3.0 Presentation – The Way Forward?

Upside Learning

While it may seem unlikely at this time, I can envisage a future where ‘courseware’ as we know it won’t really exist. Haven’t had enough time to blog, the result of preoccupation with a large project. Having mentioned Web 3.0 often in the past , I continue my research into it.

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5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

With the exception of some custom courseware shops, Dreamweaver and you need the HTML5 expansion pack or perhaps a few open source content authoring tools – and you would have to create the code, no other RCAT offers the capability to build courses in 100% HTML5. It is that time of year when everyone is coming out with there trends to watch in 2011, and with that I jump on the bandwagon. No particular order. Lite LMS. They are here and growing.

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Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

A Formula for Storytelling in eLearning - Integrated Learnings , April 6, 2010 When a client asked our team to develop a sales skills enhancement course, we opted to base the training on the methods of the most successful sales person in the department. Work Context: The New Classroom - Living in Learning , March 22, 2010 Fifteen of those years were spent living out of a suitcase as a roving sale trainer and then as a manager.

UpsideLMS Is One Of The Five Emerging Learning Managements To Watch!

Upside Learning

It goes beyond the conventional view of courseware, assignments and assessment, to become a system fundamental to an enterprise and its employees’ success.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

The latest projected number of just iPads to be sold by the end of 2010 is 19 million units. As part of my presentation, I will be showing a course built in 100% HTML5, courtesty of ej4, a custom courseware shop out of Kansas City. My next new blog post will appear on November 17th, 2010. In the movie Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room , one of the opening shots shows the skyline of Houston from above.

Simulations Games Social and Trends

Tony Karrer

This is a case where I look back at what I’ve written: Course and Courseware Fading - The Future of eLearning Shift in Blended Learning - Example of Melding of Training and Support and now I find that I probably should back step a little. But people continue to need core development opportunities and eLearning courseware continues to be an important part of the mix.

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

With the exception of some custom courseware shops, Dreamweaver and you need the HTML5 expansion pack or perhaps a few open source content authoring tools – and you would have to create the code, no other RCAT offers the capability to build courses in 100% HTML5. 13th, 2010 , I will be launching my own business, E-Learn Info. 13th, 2010 (Monday PT).

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eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

I recently posted my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 and did a presentation on the topic. I just read a great post by Dan Pontefract - SharePoint 2010: The New Employee Gateway? Squirrel You had to be there – was very glad there were a couple of people who understood me. :) Open Courseware Turns out that a lot of folks are not familiar with what’s going on around this. You can access a WebEx recording of the presentation here: https://nethope.webex.com/nethope/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=58772167&rKey=9ac6286700094e6f

Picking the Right LMS Logo and Design

eLearning Brothers

Here is an article that I found interesting: Design a Successful and Memorable Logo For Your LMS E-Learning Courseware. A logo quickly sets apart your e-learning courseware from the rest. It will also facilitate in viewer recognition as your courseware increases in popularity.

Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

One of the best known is MIT's Open Courseware project. A quick definition from the article: The term "open educational resources" was first adopted at UNESCO's 2002 Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This is not the case but is an impediment to the adoption of an open courseware within the organization.

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Mobile Learning (mLearning) Applications - An Example

Upside Learning

What’s clear to me is that the future of mobile learning is not in courseware/content that’s rendered on a mobile device, let’s forget about that.

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

What kinds of courseware can we offer on mobile devices?

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Dashe & Thomson

What kinds of courseware can we offer on mobile devices?

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Open Content and the Workplace

There Is No Chalk

Tony Karrer gives a couple examples of open content stores for adult education, such as the OER Commons and the Open Courseware Consortium. Tags: courses college adult education univsersity open courseware content This month's Learning Circuits Big Q is about open content and the workplace:How do we leverage Open Content in Workplace Learning? The Big Q is a search for answers as to why open content appears not to be on the uptake as much as the sheer access to the.

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eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #11

Upside Learning

Institutions that are eligible and signup get no-charge access to hardware, full-version software, professionally developed courseware, tools, training, books, and discounts. CopperLicht – fast WebGL JavaScript 3D Engine.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

Among others, a learning consultant may need to analyze performance issues, conduct training needs analyses, create a course catalog, create technical/managerial learning paths, select tools, select vendors (courseware, technology, processes etc.), select custom-built courseware, provide post-training support, measure learning effectiveness, create mentoring/coaching frameworks, create frameworks that enable community-driven learning, and create and sustain Communities of Practice.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

The latest projected number of iPads and other tablets to be sold by the end of 2010 is 19.5 As part of my presentation, I will be showing a course built in 100% HTML5, courtesty of ej4, a custom courseware shop out of Kansas City. My next new blog post will appear on November 17th, 2010. In the movie Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room , one of the opening shots shows the skyline of Houston from above.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Company-wide training modules by a Lead Courseware Developer at a Security Products Corporation. 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? How do you justify the budget and how does that factor into your choice of solution?

Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It Is – Not Yet #tk10

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes…ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. Clayton Christenson ~ “we incrementally improve what we’re doing today, we tinker with courseware, instead of taking advantage of learning disruption that is happening all around us!” Allison Rossett is a Professor of Educational Technology at University of San Diego and noted author. Recap of her recent article for ASTD: e-Learning – What’s Old is New Again When you say you’re doing elearning what are you doing?

March Big Question - Open Content in Workplace Learning

eLearning Cyclops

These were OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium. This month's Big Question is "how do we leverage open content in workplace learning?" To learn more about about some of opportunities available in open content, I visited the sites listed on the Big Question post. For the first time, I perused these sites. A bit embarrassed that I have not visited these sites before, but it is never too late to find new learning opportunities.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Members could submit tips in any or all of the following five categories: 1) Courseware authoring and e-Learning development tools, 2) Rapid e-Learning tools, 3) Simulation tools, 4) Media tools, and 5) Combining and deploying authoring tools. November 16, 2010 6:10 AM Miriam said.

Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Multimedia Presentations – Conventional elearning courseware is well suited to rendering on a device the size of the iPad. 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. Here at Upside our camp is divided, there are iPad lovers and there are iPad baiters.

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E-Learning Development Project Lifecycle 1: Introduction

The E-Learning Curve

In my first series of articles in 2010, I will focus on creating courseware in an open environment. Tags: e-learning courseware Development instructional design introduction open source Project Lifecycle six principles E-Learning Development Project Lifecycle 1: Introduction is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

The LMS and SNS – A Fine Balance

Upside Learning

It goes beyond the conventional view of courseware, assignments and assessment, but is fundamental to an Enterprise and its employees’ success.

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Custom eLearning Development: How Long Does it Take?

Upside Learning

345:1 Time it takes for online learning publishers to design, create, test and package 3rd party courseware. Bryan Chapman at the Chapman Alliance has set out to collect the latest data on how long it takes to develop custom e-learning at various levels. Read his post here and participate in the survey here.

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Digital Instructional Media Design 101- Basic Usability

Upside Learning

The courseware we design need to be logical, intuitive, and clear to the learners who take the course. Some days ago, I wrote about some basic design principles pertinent to the presentation of information. Taking that forward, this post specifically addresses the issue of ‘ Usability ’. In eLearning, usability is simply about designing interfaces to the content that learners find convenient and practical to use.

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Rapid Prototyping for Mobile Learning Applications – I

Upside Learning

As we move more and more into the mobile space, we’ve found that there are several things very different from conventional courseware. One of the things that come to my mind right away is that in mobile, we are doing away with storyboards. Content is viewed differently, it’s data that has to be managed and rendered within the limitations placed by a variety of mobile devices. Storyboards were (are) ideal for serving as references for development of multimedia content.