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 really became a partner with marketing.

Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

The LMS market is heating up by the day for past many months now and it looks like it is going, more or less, as predicted by Bersin & Associates about 6 months back – The LMS market: hotter than ever.

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.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I would guess that’s an automated search or something – but still very smart way to market/PR. I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting.

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Contest: Test Your 3D Instructional Design Skills and Win Some Money

Kapp Notes

Lee Rushworth, Marketing Executive for Caspian Learning, said that he “hoped the challenge would encourage instructional designers who had expressed an interest in 3d simulations but not yet made the jump to develop in 3d to take up the challenge and let their creativity run wild.”

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Fragmented market. With the suppliers fragmented across verticals, focus areas, technical capabilities only a few LMS systems respond to the changing dynamics of the market. The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

It’s projected that apps will become a bigger market than CDs by 2012. It is only natural for it to exert an influence on the learning & training market as well. Apps that help the workforce perform better or safer are already out in the market.

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Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

I think it is natural churn in a market that is fast emerging but some of that churn can seem unfriendly and one can certainly see the industry as "half-full" as the analogy goes. There is a great deal of "churn" in the 3D virtual immersive environment space.

Worldwide Mobile Learning Market To Reach $9.1 Billion By 2015

Upside Learning

It indicates that the worldwide market for mobile learning will probably grow from USD 3.2 billion (2010) to about USD 9.1 The report analyzes trends and current expenditure across varied markets.

How not to do social media

E-Learning Provocateur

The two marketing cases outlined above teach us that when we implement a social media strategy, there is a right way and a wrong way. As my friends can attest, I’m a big Socceroos fan.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 29-31, 2009 e-Activities (e-Learning, e-Communities, e-Commerce, e-Management, e-Marketing, e-Governance, Tele-Working), 8th, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) International Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa. link] February 22-23, 2010.

Augmented Reality and M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

iPhone and Android) have been hitting the market. Nearly 91 million AR capable smartphones exist in the global market. Projections indicate 197 million AR capable smartphones to be set in the global market by 2012.

Virtual World Vendor Forterra Systems Purchased by SAIC.

Kapp Notes

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, health, and select commercial markets. They felt Forterra had by far the best technology and business model to match key customer requirements and that Forterra was addressing synergistic markets.

3D Video Game Revolution is Close

Kapp Notes

One market drive many see behind the sale of these sets are gamers purchasing 3D video games.(Source: Once 3D is fully entrenched in the consumer market, it won't be long before it is in the training and collaboration market, that's why it is important to understand how 3D learning environment are best designed and leverage for real learning results.

Are you sure it's a training need?

Kapp Notes

Marketing Need—Initiatives are undertaken but members are unaware of what is available. A Needs Analysis is needed because not all requests by managers or others for "training" are really going to be solved by training. Here is a list of some needs that are sometimes mistaken for training needs. Performance Need—Employees are not performing in the proper manner or using inappropriate methods to accomplish goals.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

This means a faster time-to-market and lower cost than human narration. Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? How do you justify the budget and how does that factor into your choice of solution?

Eight Tips for LMS Implementation

Upside Learning

Arrange for internal marketing : It is important to assign a team to market the new system to the organization. The team should have a marketing plan that will get the users excited & eager to use the LMS.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

When considering cost, make sure you take into account the costs of training and implementation, branding, marketing, and integrations. Will you need additional help marketing these courses? Who are we marketing this to? Are you marketing these courses to members and nonmembers?

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.

E-Learning Award Winners 2010

Clive on Learning

Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

The lovers are typically Apple fan-boys who are crazy about anything Apple, so their devotion to any bit of technology that Steve Jobs throws into the market is taken for granted. The iPad is here. After all the hype, which it didn’t quite live up to, there was a lot of commentary web-wide on whether it’s suitable for elearning, or a specific type of learning. Here at Upside our camp is divided, there are iPad lovers and there are iPad baiters.

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5 Instagram Tips and Tricks for Marketing


Since its beginning in 2010, Instagram is truly a social network to be reckoned with. While it’s most commonly used for personal social networking, Instagram can be a great tool for businesses to market their brand and products. . Viewers and consumers want to see engaging and exciting images, and as marketers, we want images that compel them to comment and continue the discussion beyond social media. If you want to market your brand, Instagram may just be the way to do it.

eLearning from Research and Marketing Gamification

Vignettes Learning

Gamification is also a two-edged sword that could be used as an effective marketing tool. This is an important angle for elearning developers: gamification is shifting from instructional and compliance to marketing purposes.

The Real Cost of Bad eLearning

Upside Learning

Related posts: Global Self-Paced eLearning Market Forecasts eLearning On The Rise Is the Recession Bad for Effective Learning Solutions? Last week Amit Gautam questioned if recession was a bad thing for effective eLearning.

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2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. Extended Enterprise 2010 System of the Year. Has a built-in player for 100% HTML5 courses (1st in the market) which can be launched within their system. Topyx by Interactyx - once a small dog, and now a fast and up-comer who understands their space and their niche markets. For vendors out there who think they cannot make a dent in the market, take a look at these guys and you will see it is possible.

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Market your course to the audience to create buzz, get buy-in from key people, throw a related event, incorporate sophisticated activities to enhance learning, provide personal support for those having difficulty and provide follow-up.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. Let me make this very clear: you will lose market share, because if you look at consumer behavior and its favorably towards using apps in the cloud, the companies focused on having their solution in the “cloud&# will win it. . 2010, there was only a tiny few vendors who offered online collaborative and peer review features.

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. The Big Dogs – which in this case, deals more with market share, for the most part continued to push forward, yet from an innovation standpoint, uh, solid, but not outstanding. 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).


Mobile Usage Among The Youth

Upside Learning

The Neilsen Company, the well-known advertising and market research company published an interesting report recently about mobile phone usage amongst youth in certain countries.

In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

In the unlikely event that you’re bored over the holidays, here’s a quick index to 104 posts and 35000+ words of Clive on Learning in 2010. The big question: predictions for 2010 The World in Figures 2010 1000 tweets but still not sure why February Homo Competens – learning, doing, sharing (review) How professionals learn The one-sided battle Confessions of a public speaker (review) The secrets of success (review) Just why do Aussies, Brits and Italians network so much online?

Join Us Tomorrow On. The Forge!

Visual Lounge

Tune in here to watch us live on September 2nd, 2010 at 2:00 PM Eastern, 1:00 PM Central. And, since this is a live show, Matt, Kelly (our marketing video producer) and I will hang around and answer some questions and chat with the audience. We've been counting down the days.

Collaboration: A mantra that makes work play!

ID Reflections

An example is a six-member team working together to develop a new marketing strategy in a month, with a de?ned

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs


Update 11/24/2010: suggested by alearning ) Tagoras Blog (Tagoblog) by Jeff Cobb & Celisa Steele The blog focuses on an ongoing stream of resources related to learning strategy, marketing, and technology. November 21, 2010 12:19 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, @cpappas November 21, 2010 12:22 PM Connie Malamed said. Best, Connie November 21, 2010 12:28 PM Christoforos Online said. November 22, 2010 3:26 PM Jeff said.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.

24 Screencasts About Camtasia in 24 Hours. Starts Now!

Visual Lounge

4:00 am: Things you never thought to do with screen recording - Mike Kujansuu, Product Marketing Manager, Betsy Weber, Chief Evangelist. Here we go! It's time to kick off our marathon of 24 Screencasts about Camtasia in 24 hours! Tune in live here.

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning


Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins.

Meet David Frazier, State of Alabama technology trainer

Visual Lounge

I have a degree in business administration and nothing in marketing. Our newsletter Editor, Daniel Foster , caught up with a Camtasia Studio user, David Frazier. David was kind enough to share his story and screencasting insights with us. Enjoy!