Learning 2010

The Learning Circuits

The Big Question for December is: What did you learn about learning in 2010? If you are not a blogger, please go read Should All Learning Professionals Blog? 2007 - What Did You Learn about Learning? So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0

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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!” They didn’t really use the language of social learning.

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PowerPoint 2010: Inserting YouTubeVideos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In the latest version (2010), uploading videos from the web is easier than ever. If you would like to learn how to add (and use) them, check out this blog post. by AJ George. According to their recent reports, every minute 35 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information

Upside Learning

Let’s reflect on what we actually do when we learn something. There are numerous models of the learning process that have been created over the years; let’s look at a fairly simple model developed by Hughes, Toohey and Hatherley (Hughes, C., Instructional Design Learning Design

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Academia is teeming with learning theories. It can be quite a challenge for the modern learning professional to identify an appropriate learning theory, draw practical ideas from it, and apply it to their daily work. Situated Learning Theory .

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal learning. Formal learning.

Elements For Constructing Social Learning Environments

Upside Learning

Everyone’s been talking about Social Learning Environments (SLEs), the internet offers a plethora of tools that could become a part of a SLE. Jane Hart wrote about ‘How to Create a Social Learning Environment’ in the November 09 issue of Inside Learning Technologies.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Twitter has become the number 1 tool for learning in just three years – voted by hundreds of learning professionals in this survey at Jane Hart’s site. Organizations are using these tools for workplace learning and performance support.

Webinars In May 2010

The eLearning Coach

This is your chance to learn something new, ask questions and contribute to the ongoing conversation. Note: I’ll be presenting on how to design graphics that impact learning on May 18th Post from: The eLearning Coach Webinars In May 2010. There are lots of great webinars happening in May.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). An ILE is a scalable and flexible learning environment. In other words, facilitate learning.

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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

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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 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

I list below a list of top 13 blogs (in alphabetical order) that we follow for LMS (and learning technology): ALearning. Bersin & Associates – Learning on the Leading Edge. Educause – Learning Technologies. E-Learning 24/7 Blog. Elliott Masie’s Learning Trends.

Tools For Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. I want to share some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. In the process of development, we are often forced to explore the various tools available.

3 Barriers to adoption of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations

Kapp Notes

Here is my answer to the second of a series of questions from a graduate student about serious games/immersive learning environments. The question is What have been the barriers to widespread adoption of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations?

Good Games, Good Learning

Upside Learning

The paper describes a Professor of Reading’s teachers experience and learning from playing digital games and describes some of the learning principles good games incorporate. Tags: Game Based Learning eLearning eLearning Games GBL Learning Games

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Five Lessons From Learning Game Development

Upside Learning

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. Thought I should share the top five things we learned from our experience.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

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. As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection. I looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning. I also did some quick searches for various kinds of things and added them into eLearning Learning (via delicious).

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eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

Good Games and Good Learning

Kapp Notes

James Paul Gee, who writes prolifically about video games for learning, has a paper out titled Good Video Games and Good Learning. You should check it out yourself but here are a few points from the 14 he lists in the article related to the learning principles good games incorporate.

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

Kapp Notes

This weekend I got a nice little piece of news when Zaid Ali Alsagoff sent me an email letting me know I had been named on his list of his " TOP 10 LEARNING SITES FOR PERSONAL LEARNING" now this is an honor because Zaid does some amazing work on this blog, especially in terms of visuals.

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

Kapp Notes

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.

2 More Game Mechanics To Include In Learning Games

Upside Learning

As I mentioned in my previous post , we’re continuing to explore game mechanics that are apt for learning. While I mentioned three that are a ‘must-include’ in a learning game, the ones I’m about to mention two that aren’t quite at that level.

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Free e-Learning books

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> If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the e-Learning community. => Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Dunlap Learning 2.0 e-Learning Practices - Editor: Prof. Learning 2.0

Adding Social To Learning Games

Upside Learning

As our services in game design and development advance, we’re often asked how ‘social gaming’ paradigms can be used in learning games. When designing a social learning game, I’d definitely want to include one or more of these in some way or the other.

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PowerPoint 2010: Using the Shape Union & Subtract Tools for eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Over the last two weeks I've introduced PowerPoint 2010's Shape Union and Shape Subtract tools. Your end result would look something like this:     Using what you've previously learned about the Shape Union tool , construct a few puzzle pieces. by AJ George.

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.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle

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  Learn more about pasting options here. by AJ George  A recent  question in the Microsoft Office forums  inquired about the process of animating a picture in PowerPoint so that it came onto the slide piece by piece--like a puzzle.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

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

Kapp Notes

There is research evidence to indicate that informal language in an e-learning module is more effective than formal language. Engaging Students in Active Learning: The Case for Personalized Multimedia Messages.

PowerPoint 2010: Using the Selection Pane

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Would you be super excited to learn that there is a simple solution to all of this? by AJ George  Have you ever been working on a slide with text, images, animations and some shapes. and then "lost" something? Perhaps you overlapped two objects and couldn't see one of them?

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This time I had better luck and also had great luck searching for elearning strategy articles on eLearning Learning under the topic pages: eLearning Strategies , Learning Strategies and Strategy. It’s still needs more, but represents a good starting point for review: eLearning Strategy (PDF) Elearning - A Primer Learning 2.0 Top-Down Strategy What does a real life e-learning strategy look like?

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Works excellent for course management, delivery and tracking of formal learning. Still focused on formal learning to be pushed to learners. Social and Informal learning trends. Does An LMS Actually Manage Learning? The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now.