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.

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The Learning Circuits

The Big Question for December is: What did you learn about learning in 2010? You might want to look back at some discussions going on during the last few yearly recaps: 2009 - Learning 2009 2008 - Learn about Learning? We are going to continue a tradition in the Big Question.


How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

Core component #2: Discussion forum. The secondary component of my ILE is an open discussion forum. A discussion forum enables the learner to post a question to their peers, thereby leveraging the collective intelligence of the organisation.

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.

Formal Learning All the Way.Baby

Kapp Notes

Or discussed it in a chat room? 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. It is an EXACT replica of the actual operations room in the real plant right down to the same ambient sounds.

Exploring the Concept of Learning Archetypes as tools of Cybergogy with Light Sequent

Kapp Notes

For example, as she discusses her the model, she rezz's items right before the audience in 3D. A few weeks ago Light Sequent (SL) (aka Lesley Scopes RL)) gave a wonderful presentation on the concept of Cybergogy and how it relates to learning archetypes for 3D learning.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Broadcasting information – with microblogging information sharing can happen in the real time and anyone make contribution unlike discussion boards or emails. Live Discussion Forums – microblogging is also useful for live discussions.

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now.

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.

Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

From We’ve Met the Enemy and He is PowerPoint where the article discusses perhaps the worlds most challenging PowerPoint slide. To Army Brains: Kill PowerPoint, ‘Counterinsurgency’ where they discuss how the Army wants to get away from PowerPoint.

22 Books For Beginner Instructional Designers

Upside Learning

Recently I came across this discussion on LinkedIn – best book for beginning instructional designers. The discussion has thrown up a great list of books for instructional designers worth sharing with our readers too. A couple of month back I had shared a list of top 30 online resources for instructional designers to keep up with. That post seems to have got good circulation.

MATEC Webinar Notes and Slides: Social Media and Student Success

Kapp Notes

Blog or Wiki --A discussion on when to use a blog vs. a wiki. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. I am giving a presentation today at 1:00 EDT.

"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.

Moving Games Forward

Kapp Notes

Without this evidence, the attitudes and barriers discussed above will be slow to change.

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Good Games and Good Learning

Kapp Notes

I discuss some of the same concepts, but not in the same depth in Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. James Paul Gee, who writes prolifically about video games for learning, has a paper out titled Good Video Games and Good Learning.

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Class Meeting in 3D World of Second Life

Kapp Notes

6) Background noises are nice for ambiance, horrible when trying to have a discussion or meeting. Learning in 3D Class sitting around conference room table. Jumping into a virtual world can be a fun but scary and daunting place for first timers.

Presentation Recap for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Learning Forum

Kapp Notes

Dr. Langer and Dr. Knefelkamp discuss a model to help understand the elements of digital literacy. Agenda for the Global Learning Forum Last night I had the privileged of presenting to the U.S. Air Force’s Global Learning Forum (GLF) group in Second Life at Huffman Prairie Chi.

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2 More Game Mechanics To Include In Learning Games

Upside Learning

For a more complete list of game mechanics (including ones I’ve discussed) check out: [link]. As I mentioned in my previous post , we’re continuing to explore game mechanics that are apt for learning.

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Free e-Learning books


> Resources Down-and-dirty Guidelines for Effective Discussions in Online Courses Joanna C. Dunlap Protocols for Online Discussions Joanna C. Cheers Carol Cooper-Taylor @theELsite November 16, 2010 1:11 AM Christoforos Online 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.

Learning in 3D Week 4 Stops for Blog Book Tour

Kapp Notes

Specifically, we will discuss practical, research-based recommendations and techniques for integrating existing training and business into productive 3D virtual work environments. 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.

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

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. Anyway, this post provides me with an opportunity to clarify my thoughts in preparation for the discussion.

Appearing "Live and in Person" on EdTechTalk Friday--Today

Kapp Notes

EdTechTalk is a community of educators interested in discussing and learning about the uses of educational technology. Windows Media Player, Real Player, or iTunes) to listen to the discussion and use the chat room to make comments and ask questions. Instructional Design Live is an opportunity for instructional designers and professionals engaged in similar work to discuss effective online teaching and learning practices.

Virtual Book Club forming for "Learning in 3D" #3dbookclub

Kapp Notes

During the webinar Enid suggested that a book club be formed to discuss "Learning in 3D" and to really dig into the contents. So, I encourage you to join the virtual book club on Twitter and enjoy the camaraderie of discussing, sharing and exploring a book. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Yesterday, Tony and I provided a webinar for Training Magazine Networ k and had a great time.

Interview with Cammy Bean at Kineo

Kapp Notes

As part of the extended Blog Book Tour, Cammy Bean of Learning Visions and I had a discussion about learning in 3D, its impact on instructional designers and how organizations can get started. Check out the interview called Karl Kapp on Learning in 3D. Cammy has great audio in the interview but mine is a little scratch (sorry about that).

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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.

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

OpenLearn has a Learning Space with lecture notes and discussion forums. Discuss, watch and get inspired at some of the sites that promote new and innovative ideas. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Ways To Learn In 2010. There are so many cool ways to learn online now.

Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is certainly a hot discussion topic with elearning and training solutions providers in Australia – like anywhere else in the world.

eLearning & mLearning: Using Color in Learning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Over the next few weeks I'm going to discuss how you can use color in eLearning to affect mood, encourage learning, resonate in different cultures and be accessible to those with color sight deficiencies as well as provide some color resources to make your design process a bit easier.

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

Kapp Notes

where I discussed all the neat things our students do in the program for the Department of Instructional Technology while earning a Master of Science in Instructional Technology in our program. A while back I wrote an entry called Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS!

eLearning Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

Web Courseworks

This summer I attended the 2010 Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

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


The stock.xhng operates as a hybrid of a picture library site and a social networking site; registered users may set up a personal profile, upload their photographic works to share with other users, write a blog and participate in online forums to discuss and critique each others work.

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Best Lecture

Tony Karrer

And wouldn’t it be better to get the best available lecture with local discussion, studying, testing, etc.? But it certainly won’t look like a Best Lecture model with corporate eLearning professionals being able to act like local discussion, studying, testing. I just read George Siemens post Will online lectures destroy universities?

Ten Must-Have Features In A Mobile-LMS

Upside Learning

Taking cues from some discussions with clients and prospects there is a clear need for moving more and more features of an LMS to a mobile version beyond notifications and assessments. The future of elearning is mobile.

Co-Author Speaking at 3D Life Science 2010 Event in Malvern, PA

Kapp Notes

On January 19th, 2010. The event will be moderated by a top life sciences industry personality, and will feature several surprise guests, the panel will discuss how pharma organizations are using innovative (some would say radical) collaboration technologies to out-think and out-sell their competitors in today's exceedingly competitive environment. Tony O'Driscoll (my co-author and partner in 3D) will be presenting at an event co-sponsored by Microsoft and ProtonMedia.

Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

Philomath Games – A constantly updated blog that includes posts that discuss a variety of game design and development issues. Over so often I get asked what fundamentals of game design apply to the design of learning games – a very difficult question to answer that.