21st Century Learning Strategies

Spark Your Interest

I am working on several things which cluster around the theme of 21st century learning. I’m developing workshops, helping clients craft strategies, providing context in a variety of ways to other clients/peers/readers around 21st century learning, which also goes by “social media in learning&# and “Web 2.0 What does 21st century learning strategy mean to me? Is strategy really that different now than it was in say 1997?

Twitter in learning strategies: Yes or No?

Bottom-Line Performance

From playing an ARG (alternate reality game) that is associated with DevLearn2010 and gathering clues posted on Twitter, I got a provocative post on generational differences in learning. Twitter doesn’t teach – but it really helps us share learning. Tags: Mobile Learning emerging trends and technologies Okay, people who don’t know what to do with Twitter (and I struggle myself).

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. These are often bloggers as exemplified by the great bloggers found via eLearning Learning. At the end of the year, we will be saying: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!”

Twitter in learning strategies: Yes or No?

Bottom-Line Performance

From playing an ARG (alternate reality game) that is associated with DevLearn2010 and gathering clues posted on Twitter, I got a provocative post on generational differences in learning. Twitter doesn’t teach – but it really helps us share learning. Mobile Learning emerging trends and technologiesOkay, people who don’t know what to do with Twitter (and I struggle myself).

How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I

Upside Learning

Last week I attended a day-long certificate workshop at the inaugural mLearnCon in San Diego titled Creating a successful m-learning strategy: From Planning to Implementation conducted by Judy Brown , Rovy Branon , Jason Haag , and Chris Raasch. Learning for the first time.

June 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I. A short summary of an mLearning strategy workshop (from mLearnCon) listing elements that one should consider when creating mLearning strategy. Three Reasons To Focus On Media Design In Learning.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. Getting Started with Mobile Learning.

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. The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology.

July 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part II. This post talks about the three important things from the 2 nd part of the mLearnCon workshop – Planning Framework, When To Use Mobile Learning and ADL Mobile Learning.

August 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Creating Successful m-Learning Strategy – Part 3. Third and final post of the series on creating successful m-learning strategy, based on the mLearnCon workshop, this post discusses about the tools and techniques used for developing mLearning courses.

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. Specifically, m-learning?

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 5

Upside Learning

How To Revamp Your Learning Model. There’s a lot of talk these days about informal learning vs. formal learning. eFront: Free Storyboard Templates For e-Learning. A list of free storyboard templates for e-Learning. How Do You Define 21st-Century Learning?

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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.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. This has been a great way for me to learn about the topic. So, when have I used narration in e-learning?

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. 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. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. 50% currently neither create nor consume Mobile Learning.

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How to Align Your Learning Strategy to Business Goals

Mindflash

Your role as a learning leader exists to drive an organization to achieve or exceed its business goals. If you then want to develop and implement a social learning strategy , you have to understand the strategy and goals of the business. If you don’t — and you don’t know for certain that your social learning strategy will help the organization hit those goals — drop the social learning strategy and find another solution.

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

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. trainingwreck , January 23, 2010 Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010 Extending elearning?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s Your Max Learning Strategy?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, October 01, 2009 What’s Your Max Learning Strategy? He talks about the what Google’s CEO Schmidt calls Google’s “max strategy.&#

Developing a Social Learning Strategy? Start With a Problem to Fix, Not the Strategy

Mindflash

So you’ve decided you need to introduce social media into your learning strategy. You’re engaged, enthusiastic, and energized about this project, and you know it will transform how you enable learning in your organization. You started with strategy.

First Top 25 eLearning Posts of 2010 - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. January 1, 2010 to January 15, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010 So many cool ways to learn online now. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010 Comprehensive checklist of Social Learning Strategy topics that learning professionals and executives should consider when thinking through their objectives and plans.

Automation is out; Innovation is in! How will L&D address this?

ID Reflections

They have to focus on meta-learning. Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future Social Learning Strategies, Models, and Roles Five Minds for the Future Complex adaptive system. Tags: corporate training Research collaborative learning Reflection Collaboration

Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

The posts that came to mind spontaneously and with surprising clarity ( in no particular order and not necessarily e-learning related) : 1. What is Informal Learning? What did I learn: Defines with nice clarity the 4 kinds of work in an organization--.Simple,

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How not to do social media

E-Learning Provocateur

So what does this have to do with e-learning? Well, as time goes by, e-learning is increasingly converging with social learning through social media. Whose social media strategy will you adopt? As my friends can attest, I’m a big Socceroos fan.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

From ‘training’, which was merely considered a passive function in an organization, the emphasis has now shifted towards making learning and talent development an integral part of corporate culture. The Conditionsof Learning – 1965. The birth of e-learning – 1980s.

More cool e-learning for kids (and their grown-ups)

Spark Your Interest

I noticed that a post of mine cool e-learning for kids got a few hits a day, fairly consistently, so I thought it must be time for a follow up. I searched for some water themed e-learning, and this is what I located: OxFam: Water for All. Image via Wikipedia.

Is it about learning or performance?

Spark Your Interest

I care about learning. I spend most of my time helping clients develop great learning strategies. If learning isn’t pushing towards improved performance on some level, then it’s aimless and has the potential of becoming a navel-gazing exercise. Learn.

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Xyleme

I love this description because it encapsulates what should be the crux of any mobile learning strategy. We all know that old habits die hard, so here are 10 repeat offenders that could deliver a devastating blow to your mLearning strategy: 1. Learn more about Dawn here.

iLearn, uLearn, weLearn

Spark Your Interest

OK, so I’m obviously not a marketer, as you can see by my lame title, but I am interested in social learning (that would be the “weLearn&# part in case you didn’t get it). Learning together. Learning from each other. Learning in a social context.

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Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”. The question is inspired from a post by Derek Morrsion – Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015 , quite an interesting post, a must read.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

They see the benefit of the tool in a strict learning environment, but have difficulty seeing its use in an expanded role. Of course, there’s no easy answers here, but lots we can discuss and learn around this. Of course, there’s a lot of great information out there on this via eLearning Learning under terms like Discussion Forum , Collaboration in Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Adoption , Benefits of Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Case Studies.

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Bob Mosher Workshop on Informal Learning

Learning Visions

I’ll be there with bells on – and not just because the workshop is being held five minutes from my house, but also because Bob Mosher is an amazingly dynamic and engaging speaker with lots of practical ideas for your learning organization. Hope to see you there! ** Mass ISPI Fall 2010 Workshop, O ctober 21 Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? Tags: bob mosher ispi informal learning

Designing for an uncertain world

Clark Quinn

Note: I let my argument lead where it must, and find I go quite beyond my intended suggestion of a broader learning design. Dave Snowden’s Cynefin model, recommending various approaches depending on the relative complexity of the situation, provides a top-level strategy for action, but doesn’t provide predictions about how to support learning, and I think we need more. Now think about learning design.

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Interesting Mobile Statistics By Tomi Ahonen: mLearnCon

Upside Learning

His presentation was full of interesting statistics about mobile usage among teens and across geographies – all very useful pointers for m-learning developers. In 2010 Estonia has also become the first country to allow tax returns to be filed by SMS.

So what actually is learning content?

Clive on Learning

Today I sat down, just as I did ten years ago, to write a set of checklists and standards for digital learning content as applied to the workplace. While this was, for me at least, a worthwhile and rewarding experience, and will hopefully be of value when released sometime soon to content developers and purchasers of off-the-shelf content, the process was enormously complicated by the changes that have taken place in the scope and application of digital learning content.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. This is a big consulting project -- a first for me -- in which we have this amazing opportunity to work with a large organization to help them define their e-Learning strategy.