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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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. 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!

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10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

There are so many cool ways to learn online now. It’s a visual search engine that draws content from all over the Web, particularly social media sites. We now have lots of options for taking free online college courses. How do you plan to learn online this year?

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Build community through social technologies for learning. Implement a social media strategy as part of a learning experience. Use social networking applications and services to build groups with a common interest or goal. Create an online and offline learning experience.

Top 100 Tools For Learning 2010 – C4LPT Survey

Upside Learning

The final list of top 100 tools for learning for 2010 is now out on Jane Hart’s website. GoogleDocs – online collaboration tool. Delicious – social bookmarking tool. Facebook – social networking site. Top100 Tools for Learning 2010.

Bouncy, bubbly or British? How To Choose Voice Over Talent

The eLearning Coach

Integrating the perfect voice into an online course, video or slide show enhances the audience’s perception and enjoyment of the program. Share this on

Realistic Graphics and Learning: What’s most effective?

The eLearning Coach

Before you just place any old photo into an online course or informational web site, it’s a good idea to think about whether a realistic graphic is required. Share this on

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

Not all online courses are narrated and often instructions are left as text only. It also seems appropriate when there isn’t time or budget for recording and syncing visuals and audio, particularly for dummy audio when you need to show sponsors and SMEs how the media elements of an online program will be integrated prior to the recording. iSpeech has a variety of online services and pricing models for converting TTS on websites. Share this on

Social enzymes

Learning with e's

Wikis, blogs, podcasts, social bookmarking, RSS feeds, microblogs, social networking. More often, we are learning informally, while playing a massively multi-player online role playing game for example, or listening to a podcast about a news item.

Webinars In April 2010

The eLearning Coach

So take a little time to grow and get involved in the online learning community. Date: April 19, 2010. Date: April 20, 2010. Date: April 20, 2010. Post from: The eLearning Coach Webinars In April 2010. Share this on

Learning From Visual Data

The eLearning Coach

This type of analogy could be transferred to the explanation of other complex numerical concepts in online learning. In terms of online learning, you get a lot here just by playing around. In online learning, we need to visualize information to help people see things in new ways.

10 Ways To Design For Emotions (Part III)

The eLearning Coach

This most straightforward and direct approach is underutilized in online learning. Design for social interaction. Using collaborative tools and social media can help learners build relationships, cooperate on tasks, and provide support and feedback to each other.

Cognitive Psychology Anyone?

The eLearning Coach

Although the Cognitive Daily stopped publishing new articles in January 2010, it has 5 years worth of archives that are worth browsing. You may be familiar with MITs Online Courseware as it’s been mentioned in the press for years. Somewhat Related Articles: 10 Ways to Learn in 2010. Share this on As a learning professional, it’s important to stay fresh and current. You need to feel motivated and even fascinated with your work.

How creative is your environment?

The eLearning Coach

Yet among some learner groups, online learning has a reputation for being boring and dull. Online learning is at an exciting moment of convergence. Share this on

Emotions And Learning: Part I

The eLearning Coach

I’ve never done a formal survey, but I’m going to guess that the majority of online courses don’t have a strong emotional impact on their audience. Share this on

Informal Learning: An Interview With Jay Cross

The eLearning Coach

Social learning technologies, which often facilitate informal learning, seem to have paved the way for greater interest in this approach. Coach: And examples of online informal learning? Jay: Learning is social. Related Articles: Social Media And Learning.

10 Reasons Why You Should Pay For Stock Photos

The eLearning Coach

Stock photos and illustrations won’t solve all your graphic needs but there are a lot of uses for them in online learning. Although free stock photo websites create a lot of buzz, in the real world of creating online courses they can be frustrating. Share this on

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy: Examples from the Online World

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Online collaboration between learners is the bedrock of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. In this post I have tried to give a few examples on how online collaboration in learning can help learners at each stage of learning. In the digital world, examples of learning activities that lead to remembering include highlighting and social bookmarking. Tagging and bookmarking causes a learner to understand online content and attribute it with appropriate labels.

Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

I summarized the gist of it in a quick handy dandy rating system focusing on the iPad’s future for online learning. Social Media. As mentioned, the iPad is not multi-tasking and this can limit how one uses its applications for content creation and online learning.

Using People Pictures in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Sometimes it is very effective to add people pictures to your online courses. Share this on They could be used as a guide/narrator that directs the learner through the course or you could use people to create scenarios and graphics.

Employee Orientation programs are perfect partners for social media

Spark Your Interest

There are people who are really interested in helping organizations deal with social media for external purposes – marketing, product development, user communities, and then there are those that are more interested in helping organizations figure out how to incorporate social media internally – learning, user support, communities of practice and so forth. How can you continue to tell the same story using social media?

Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

Social/informal learning: Microblogging (e.g. Yammer or Twitter), blogs, social bookmarking (e.g. e-Learning web-based training (WBT) development tool : This will most likely be your "go to" tool for developing asynchronous online courses and/or assessments (OutStart Trainer, Articulate, ToolBook, etc., Social bookmarks is always a great way to find useful resources. June's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits blog is regarding tools one should ".learn

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

The latest projected number of iPads and other tablets to be sold by the end of 2010 is 19.5 will be discussing online the role of social media and mobile technology in corporate training, commenting on the growing focus on performance support and highlighting new areas of LMS applications beyond employee training and development. To Learn more and register for this one time online amazing event, please click I’M Intrigued.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Adaptive Learning with a Social Q/A twist. Cliqset -social web service that helps users share and discover content and discuss it with other users. Social Media Solutions that have multiple APIs built in their system, basically they are a mashup in a sense. FourSquare – a social networking platform that intertwines the power of geolocation, other vendors in this space include Loopt. Elodexa – an e-learning document search engine and online viewer.

Using Articulate with Moodle

eLearning Brothers

Well…now there’s a great answer online. Share this on Every once in awhile I get asked, “How do I use Articulate with Moodle?&#. - A bunch of short video tutorials to help you with various Articulate and Moodle questions. Thanks to Dave Mozealous for starting this and also to Joe Deegan for contributing. Here are some additional design tools/resources for Articulate: Articulate Skins. PowerPoint Styles for Articulate.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course ? Part 2.

eLearning Cyclops

In my last post I gave an overview of my DemoFest course, Intro to Office 2010. When this project was brought to me it involved training for both a Windows 7 and Office 2010 upgrade, which is why some of the documents included here references Windows 7 in addition to the Office upgrade.

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

March 15, 2010 to March 31, 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. 10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions - The eLearning Coach , March 18, 2010 This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question. PKM in a nutshell , March 22, 2010. Sense-making , March 17, 2010.

5 great speakers from the AITD conference - a summary of ideas

Sticky Learning

A couple of weeks ago I flew up to Sydney for a few days to attend the Australian Institute of Training and Development's 2010 conference. I write a blog, use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc but what did I know about Social Media really? Online Tutorials. 4.

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Build community through social technologies for learning. Implement a social media strategy as part of a learning experience. Use social networking applications and services to build groups with a common interest or goal. Create an online and offline learning experience.

Planning A Video Production

The eLearning Coach

You can also browse talent sites with video samples online. Share this on Did you ever end up on a project that required video and somehow you became the default expert? That’s what happened to me early in my career. At first, it was a bit unnerving.

Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

The experience was powerful and I wondered what I could transfer to the world of online learning. Possibly the only way to transfer this type of potent sensory experience online is through a virtual environment. The typical online learning program uses straight narration.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. You can import photos from a digital camera, edit them, and make and share Picasa Web Albums online. ONLINE CHAT.


eLearning Cyclops: Introducing Right Click Rick

eLearning Cyclops

caption id="attachment_3136" align="alignleft" width="96" caption=""] [/caption] For quite a while I have been teaching a computer basics class in addition to developing online courses. Labels: e-Learning , e-Learning Courses , Social Media , Twitter. ► 2010. (35).

eLearning Cyclops: Be Prepared for Hurricane Irene

eLearning Cyclops

I thought I would share the following online learning courses that may be of assistance to those in its path. ► 2010. (35). Reflecting on My 2010 Blog Posts and Happy New Yea. My New Social Bookmarking Tool. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Thursday, August 25, 2011. Be Prepared for Hurricane Irene. With Hurricane Irene on its way towards the east coast (U.S.)

Lessons Learned from the Past Year

Breakthrough eLearning

The Big Question for this past December was "What did you learn about learning in 2010?" Ryan Tracey's polemic against online courses and Jason McDonald's advocacy of slowing down for deeper learning hit home for me as I have been coming to similar insights myself lately.

eLearning Cyclops: Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom

eLearning Cyclops

Screen-o-Matic Screenr Social Bookmarking - Make sure they have all your online resources by giving them one link to all your bookmarks. Social Media - Get a back channel going in the classroom and keep it posted on the screen. Plus, what a great way to continue supporting learners by interacting via social media after the class ends. Do you have suggestions of where classroom trainers can find useful online tools for the classroom? ► 2010.

eLearning Cyclops: The Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center

eLearning Cyclops

This is a training center that uses numerous types of simulations - everything from live actors to mannequin and online sims. ► 2010. (35). Reflecting on My 2010 Blog Posts and Happy New Yea. My New Social Bookmarking Tool. eLearning Cyclops.