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. • Theory-informed instructional design tips. • Art vs (Information) Science. Informal learning. • Art vs (Information) Science.

Informal Learning - 2010

eLearning Cyclops

Informal learning (a.k.a. I think there is little doubt that it will grow further in 2010, but I also expect it to find more of a foothold in corporate training departments where its adoption been a challenge. Now I know there are corporate training departments that have embraced informal learning, but those are the more innovative companies. Remember, you cannot truly manage informal learning, but you can facilitate learning along with coaching others to facilitate learning.

Top 100 Tools For Learning 2010 – C4LPT Survey

Upside Learning

The final list of top 100 tools for learning for 2010 is now out on Jane Hart’s website. Some observations: The top 10 is like a who’s who of social and informal learning tools. Top100 Tools for Learning 2010.

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ASAE 2010 Annual: Leaders of Communities of Practice

Web Courseworks

I hope to learn about and understand new ways associations are achieving their missions through education: both formal credentialing programs and informal use of mobile devices and use of social media. Tags: ASAE 2010 Associations are the hub of activity for "communities of practice.”

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. That said – I’m still under the impression that my central eLearning Predictions for 2010 is going to come true. At the end of the year, we will be saying: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” But I also thought I’d cheat and use what eLearning Learning is telling me the hotter topics are for the first 3 months of 2010.

Learning Technologies 2010 – Recap

Upside Learning

Learning is fast turning Social, Informal, & Mobile. That’s the message I’ve been hearing loud & clear from Learning Technologies 2010. She has written many articles on the subject and collated so much information on her site – it’s virtually the bible of Social Learning.

2010

Jay Cross

Take advantage of convergence of informal learning and social networks. The Big Question. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? Make the case for learnscapes in HBR, CIO, other management arenas. Become a tip-top webinar leader and public speaker.

2010 Predictions - Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

January's Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog asks for our 2010 predictions. I think the growing popularity of social media apps on mobile devices will assist with a growth of social learning (I consider social/informal learning on mobile devices m-learning too). Tablets will be very popular in 2010 and eventually some will add ability to effectively display reader friendly book text. So, here we go; m-Learning continues to grow.

E-learning News September 2010

eLearning 24-7

This is a free webinar that will cover a specific topic each month – the debut session is October 14th, 2010 at 4 p.m. After registering, in a few days you will receive in a separate email, the link to where the webinar will be hosted, with access information. LMS Top 10 Forecast and Trends 2010 (885.7kb). Coming at the end of October 2010. This will be a site for E-Learn Info, my company, but will provide useful information – free.

The big question: predictions for 2010

Clive on Learning

The Big Question for January in the Learning Circuits Blog is, rather predictably, what are your predictions for 2010? In 2010, the pressure will reduce in many areas of the private sector, as the economy starts to recover and fear ceases to drive decision making.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Within such a framework, any tool can securely interact with any other tool, passing user IDs and course and role information. It formalises the informal. In the workplace, however, the vast majority of learning is informal.

Information Filtering

Tony Karrer

One of the main points he makes is: In early 2010 it is pretty obvious that nobody needs an other Web portal. We’ve got plenty of information sources already. At the same time, we need lots of help filtering the flood of information. Harold is a master of that and effectively uses twitter, RSS reader and lots of other sources to bring across and filter information. My strong belief is that there is more and more of a need for effective information filtering.

Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Information Overload

Tony Karrer

The other part of this thought process is that the feedback on my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was that I should have Information Overload and Information Filtering as my user chosen prediction number 10.

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work. • Develop an informal VLE to centralise all the resources.

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eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 12-15, 2009 Technology Information Education Services (TIES) Educational Technology Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. link] December 15-18, 2009 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS): Doing It, Research that Matters, 30 th , Arizona, Phoenix, USA.

March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. March 1, 2010 to April 1, 2010. The Social Media Bubble - HarvardBusiness.org , March 23, 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. Augmented Reality – Explained by Common Craft - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , March 23, 2010. Why HTML5 is worth your time - OReilly Radar , March 15, 2010. Tags: Informal Learning

January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , January 6, 2010. A Few Thoughts on the Nexus One - OReilly Radar , January 5, 2010. Networking Reconsidered - HarvardBusiness.org , January 4, 2010. Tonight On CrunchGear: Live At CES - TechCrunch , January 7, 2010. The opposite of “open” is “theirs” - Joho the Blog , January 14, 2010.

Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Here’s the information: Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 To kick off the new year, Dr. Tony Karrer is sharing some thoughts on what's going to be happening in the world of eLearning in 2010. What will be similar kinds of key issues that we need to be aware of in 2010? Tony promises to deliver a fast-paced, interactive discussion that will look at trends around social and informal learning, mobile, authoring, learning management systems, and others.

Reflections on ISPI 2010

Clark Quinn

I challenged one of the editors of their handbook, Volume 1 (which I previously complained didn’t have enough on informal learning and engagement) about the lack of coverage of mobile learning, and he opined that mobile was just a “delivery channel&#. Early in the year, I gave a presentation online to the Massachusetts chapter of ISPI (the international society for performance improvement), and they rewarded me with a membership.

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LSG 2010 - Elvis comes to mind

Lars is Learning

While there was much enthusiasm demonstrated with regards to the future potential of simulations, the shifts in informal/formal learning provision and a welcome emphasis on long term. As the King put it: "A little less conversation, a little more action please" That pretty much summed up the reactions to many of the sessions during what was a vibrant and buzzy event this Tuesday in London.

Online Tools for Evaluating Informal Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Learning occurs in "informal" (another term that I don’t like but is gaining traction) settings and online, as well as in the classroom. How can we know what is learned informally and what difference that learning makes to the success of an organization? Some of the methods being used in informal science education could be applied more broadly to informal and online learning in business, nonprofit, and government settings.

Bob Mosher Workshop on Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Hope to see you there! ** Mass ISPI Fall 2010 Workshop, O ctober 21 Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? Bob Mosher Global Chief Learning Strategy and Evangelism LearningGuide Solutions Thursday, October 21 7:30 AM-11:30 AM Some research suggests that up to 80 percent of learning in the workplace occurs on an informal basis. Location: Westford Regency 219 Littleton Road Westford, MA 01886 For more information and to register , click: Mass ISPI.

Unbooks, Informal Learning, and Collaboration: The Age of Questions

ID Reflections

The definition of "unbooks" is similar to that of Informal Learning. Informal learning is never finished. Informal learning has room for multiple perceptions , sources of knowledge, collaboration. The second talks about unbooks and the changing nature of information.

Evaluating Informal Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Informal learning in organizations is finally being recognized as a key aspect of employee development and performance improvement. But how do you evaluate something that is as unpredictable and serendipitous as informal learning?

Training Trends 2010: What’s happening and so what?

Bottom-Line Performance

The new blend - formal and informal. We have many more distractions for learners and IDers to manage - NO ONE gives 100% attention to most learning events - formal or informal! The new blend - formal and informal - only works so well. The holy grail right now is to “formalize informal learning&# which sounds great but may not be a really good idea. Informal learning that is mandated (e.g.

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Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

In 2010, the RCAT market continued its upswing and nothing indicates to me it will be changing anytime soon. 2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). Market Trends Update 2010. Support for Office 2010. The end of the year is here, okay in just a few short weeks, but for those on vacation, the festivities have already began.

Bob Mosher on Informal Learning and Performance Support

Learning Visions

Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? 3 domains: formal, informal, performance support. The classic cognitive chunk of recall 7 +/- 2 tidbits of information.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

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.

LearnTrends 2010

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Those of you waiting for the November 2010 LearnTrends Conference can stop holding your breath. Tags: Informal Learning Cross-posted from LearnTrends. It ain’t going to happen. Tony , George , and Jay are flat out in our efforts to make the world a better place. Also, we depend on volunteers to make LearnTrends work, and volunteers have been in short supply lately. George, Tony, and I have talked about fielding a new sort of session, perhaps in the first quarter of 2011.

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow. Next month, a new aggregator on Working Smarter from Internet Time Alliance , sponsored by Xyleme , will replace Informal Learning Flow. September 1 to November 18, 2010. The state of mapping APIs - OReilly Radar , September 7, 2010. Welcome to the Decade of Games - HarvardBusiness.org , September 9, 2010. Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA - Forbes.com: News , November 14, 2010.

Reflections on DevLearn 2010

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

In this case, I’ll recount what still seems important four days after DevLearn 2010. Tags: Informal Learning inttime “Evaluation sheets, be sure to hand in your evaluation sheets.&# I refuse to fill them out. It takes a while for the important lessons to emerge.

PowerPoint 2010: Paste Linking

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

By Paste Linking the data into your presentation, the information in your presentation will automatically be updated when the Excel spreadsheet is updated. by AJ George.

Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information

Upside Learning

Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — So, what differentiates knowledge from information? A learner gains knowledge when he/she uses the provided information to actually do things and receives feedback about what he/she has done.

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. Informal learning doesn’t provide that.

August 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Second post in the Media Design 101 series, this article specifically addresses the issue of ‘Usability’ in the basic media design principles pertinent to the presentation of information.

Information, Press Releases and Industry Happenings

Kapp Notes

A great deal seems to be happening in the e-learning space and I've been getting a number of press releases and information about product, events and other great happenings so I thought I'd share some of that information in this post. ProtonMedia began development on the integration of ProtoSphere and Lync Server 2010 earlier this year, via its participation in Microsoft’s UC Developer Platform Technology Adoption Program (TAP).

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Is informal learning more style than substance?

Clive on Learning

This house believes that technology-based informal learning is more style than substance." " The E-Learning Debate 2010 will take place at 4pm on October 6th. A prestigious speaker list includes informal learning guru Jay Cross (speaking against), author and academic Dr Alison Rossett (speaking for) and, just announced, Professor William Dutton of the Oxford Internet Institute. Some of the arguments are predictable: Most of what we learn is learned informally.