19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences

Tony Karrer

They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). This conference has been run for a few years now and is tentatively scheduled for November 15-17 this year. This is my attempt to collect some of what we’ve learned over the years doing those conferences.

LearnTrends 2010

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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

Trending Sources

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? Should they be coupled with your LMS or other learning-specific tools? Or should they be separated? Or ????

Reflections on DevLearn 2010

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

After the LearnTrends conferences , I wait six weeks until I send out the evals. In this case, I’ll recount what still seems important four days after DevLearn 2010. “Evaluation sheets, be sure to hand in your evaluation sheets.&# I refuse to fill them out.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

I recently posted my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 and did a presentation on the topic. That certainly goes along with what we’ve done with LearnTrends and what’s going on with social learning. I just read a great post by Dan Pontefract - SharePoint 2010: The New Employee Gateway? 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

Upcoming Engagements

Jay Cross

LearnTrends , November 15-17, online. Concours d’Elegance , August 15, Pebble Beach Monterey Historic Automobile Races. Gnomedex , August 19, Seattle. 2nd SEMINÁRIO A SOCIEDADE EM REDE E A EDUCAÇÃO, September 15-16, Sao Paolo. Enabling Innovation Facing Global Dilemmas , September 30-October 1, Potsdam. eLearning Debate at Oxford Union , October 6, Oxford. DevLearn , November 3-4, San Francisco. Online Educa Berlin , December 1-3, Berlin.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. My e-Learning Don’ts - MinuteBio , August 8, 2010 Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences - eLearning Technology , August 5, 2010 I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). 10 Social Media Rebuttals , August 8, 2010.

Reflecting* on the second half of 2009

Jay Cross

George Siemens, Tony Karrer, and I co-hosted the third annual LearnTrends conference. LearnTrends faculty. I have also been chosen to be a member of Chief Learning Officer’s 2010 Business Intelligence Board. * If you are not reflecting, you are not learning.

The intentional marginalization of blogging in the corporate learning sector

Janet Clarey

George Siemens too although, he does write (blogs and journals) about corporate learning – in addition to academic topics – and is always involved in setting up the annual LearnTrends – The Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation Conference.

SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals

Tony Karrer

I was surprised by the fear and loathing expressed around SharePoint yesterday at LearnTrends 2009. SharePoint 2010 looks to be a much better product. I don’t think it’s the best tool out there, but it likely is the best tool being adopted by your IT department and is part of the Enterprise 2.0 plan in your organization. My belief is that it’s going to be a big part of eLearning 2.0 for many workplace learning professionals.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

And as Charles demonstrated with the Thomson-Reuters Learning Exchange during his session at LearnTrends , social networks are becoming the de-facto performance support platform for SMEs to deliver targeted information. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

2009 Review

Experiencing eLearning

LearnTrends: Microlearning. LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management. I don’t know what the new year will bring, but I’m looking forward to the challenges of 2010. It’s time for that annual ritual of looking back at the year.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Online Collaboration Tools with Robin Good

Learning Visions

Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:36 PM Labels: collaboration tools , learntrends , mindmaps 4comments: Clau said. Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

I was somewhat introduced to the potential of Google Wave during the LearnTrends Conference. LearnTrends. Microlearning presentation at LearnTrends , November 19, 2009. LearnTrends: Microlearning , November 19, 2009. LearnTrends 2009 , October 17, 2009. LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference , September 21, 2009. Social media trends for 2010 , November 3, 2009.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

I will definitely be coming out with my 2010 predictions. The LearnTrends Innovation Award Winners 2009 had several very interesting niche tools highlighted. LearnTrends had a bunch of these. One of my most popular posts each year is my list of predictions.