Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. These days, however, everyone seems to be creating their own online courses and distributing them via an LMS.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

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. Because it was their first ever public session and my first ever online session neither of us knew what we were doing. It definitely takes additional thinking/preparation to be good online.

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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!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

Do share any more good online resources that you feel could be added to this. ID is an interesting domain to be involved in. On the one hand, you are continuously learning about different work environments as you are called upon to resolve different performance issues.

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. Then try out some of these online apps.

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. Online.

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences

Tony Karrer

I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. There’s some good information back in Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences , Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee , Online Conference Formats , and Conference Preparation. Session timing and design is difficult online. Some people take online commitments lightly.

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. " I've made my winning piece say "online collaboration" and the other two say "donuts" and "more team members." by AJ George.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Many modern concepts in multi-user computing such as forums,e-mail, chat rooms, message boards, online testing, picture languages, remote screen sharing, multiplayer games and instant messaging were developed on PLATO. The Rise of Online Learning – 2000s. 2010 and beyond.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. OpenMeetings Key Features Mini Demo Mikogo is a free desktop sharing tool full of features to assist you in conducting the perfect online meeting or web conference.

More Random Web 2.0 Statistics

Kapp Notes

In January 2010, over 75,000,000 people visited Twitter.com representing 1,100% growth over January 2009. The January 2010 sales surpassed December 2009 sales of 19.1 Estimated number of iPads sold as of April 11, 2010 821,000. Here are some more random Web 2.0

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online?

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. 30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

In my articles Online courses must die! How about a library of online courses?

Out and About: Past and Upcoming Events

Kapp Notes

Past Recently authored a blog entry at TrainingIndustry.com titled Add Online Simulations to Your Organization’s Instructional Toolkit. Upcoming Events March Tuesday, March 23, 2010: Presenting at an AdvaMed event called Employee Training Under FDA Scrutiny: Creating and Maintaining Robust Training Programs. Wednesday, March 24, 2010: Presenting a webinar to the members of the MI AECT chapter from 7:30pm - 9:00pm (1hr presentation, 30 mins discussion) titled "Learning in 3D."

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Provide a central and manageable system for both online and offline training. The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now.

Transferring Knowledge: Making Technology Work for Your Library Presentation Materials

Kapp Notes

Here are the materials for my presentation related to making technology work for your library. Here are the slides: Bridging the Boomer/Gamer Knowledge Gap in the Library View more presentations from kkapp.

22 Books For Beginner Instructional Designers

Upside Learning

A couple of month back I had shared a list of top 30 online resources for instructional designers to keep up with. Making Sense of Online Learning : A Guide for Beginners and the Truly Skeptical by Patti Shank & Amy Sitze. The Online Learning Idea Book: 95 Proven Ways to Enhance Technology-Based and Blended Learning edited by Patti Shank. That post seems to have got good circulation.

Report identifies problems with education

Kapp Notes

The NETP report identifies several problems with today’s educational system: Lack of focus on 21st century skills like problem-solving, online interactions and critical thinking and creativity within the curriculum. Interesting perspective on American Education from the Department of Education. Education is vital to America’s individual and collective economic growth and prosperity, and is necessary for our democracy to work.

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

It originated at Disney, and is still being used for their commercial games.You can even check out some online demos. This game creator makes online MMORPG.

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

EON Coliseum is an online multiuser solution that enables individuals and businesses to present and share their ideas, communicate complex concepts and collaborate in 3D. hosts and develops 3D worlds to meet in online for education, team building, conferences and expositions.

Bloomsburg University Instructional Technology Students Win Awards

Kapp Notes

Sara Dierk (an online student) Jessica Laasonen Anthony Ruth Jessica and Tony receive their awards. Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Bloomsburg University College of Science and Technology Spring Honors Symposium and students from a number of departments were honored.

Why we need conferences

Clive on Learning

But having spent some time now immersed in The Power of Pull by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison (2010), I'm convinced that conferences will have an important role to play for years to come. When we know what we don't know it's easy - we simply Google it, check out a forum, or consult our online networks. Those people that you encounter online you are then keen to meet up with when you do find yourself in the same physical space.

Helping People Find Jobs: Part of Our Responsibility as a Bloomsburg Professor

Kapp Notes

We craft curriculum so students can stay current, we teach online courses so students don't have to travel to campus (although we also have on campus courses for those who prefer face-to-face courses.) Currently, I am working on a grant with the National Science Foundation to help middle school kids understand science and math, I am working to help PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence prepare volunteers through training and working with an entrepreneur to create online music education.

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eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India.

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

There are so many cool ways to learn online now. Although Question and Answer sites aren’t new on the Web, we’re now at a point where there are enough experts online and enough Q&A sites to make finding an answer more feasible. How do you plan to learn online this year?

PowerPoint 2010: Animating the Pieces of a Grouped Object as a Whole

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Last week I was revamping the presentation accompanying our Online Trainer Training: Engaging the Virtual Learner class when I ran into a bit of an animation shortcoming in PowerPoint. by AJ George.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5. I really think that 2010 marks the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash.

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. • Online courses must die! • My 1-liners from LearnX 2010. • My 1-liners from TEDxCanberra 2010.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

LAMS LAMS is a revolutionary new tool for designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities. eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software.

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now. Anyway, this post provides me with an opportunity to clarify my thoughts in preparation for the discussion.

Social Media for Trainers: Filled with Great Ideas and Techniques

Kapp Notes

She starts with a basic description of social media and then covers all the biggies, Twitter, Facebook(online communities), Blogs, and wikis. So this is wild for me, first time I am a tour stop on a blog book tour! I've been an author on blog book tours but now I get to be a stop on a tour and I couldn't be happier to be a stop for my friend and prolific author, Jane Bozarth.