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.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Susan Nash December 27, 2010 5:14 PM Christoforos Online said.

Maximize Workforce Performance with an LMS


But, what is often overlooked is the idea that an LMS, or an eLearning system, can also increase an employee’s work performance. A workforce’s overall performance has everything to do with the success, or lack thereof, of a company.

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. platform coming sometime in Q3 2010.

Formal Learning All the Way.Baby

Kapp Notes

The fidelity between the environment in which the performance is required and the environment in which it is trained and practiced is extremely high. So, if you want a highly trained individual capable of performing his or her job to the highest standard, you need formal learning conducted in an authentic learning environment. Anything less is not as effective and the performance will not be guaranteed.

Bottom-Line Performance, Roche Diagnostics Receive LTEN “Partnership” Award

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance, Inc. In 2010, Roche had over 80,000 employees worldwide and invested over 9 billion Swiss francs in R&D. About Bottom-Line Performance. Bottom-Line Performance is an award-winning learning design firm serving a wide range of corporate clients.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Until 1962, norm-referenced tests were used, which compared an individual’s performance to a group performance. A Rising Interest in Constructivism and the Importance of Performance -1990s. 2010 and beyond. Instructional Design has come a long way.

PowerPoint 2010: Audio Won't Trim? Compress It!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

All you have to do is this: In PowerPoint 2010, select File > Info. From the Media Size and Performance area, click the Compress Media button. by AJ George.   Have you ever been frustrated by an inability to trim audio in PowerPoint? Let's say you followed my instructions on how to play two songs sequentially in your PowerPoint presentation. The first track was 2 minutes long, but you trimmed it down to 15 seconds and set it to play across slides.

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

Strategy Strategies for learning and performance support: a summary Twitter in learning strategies: Yes or No? I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic.

30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

On the one hand, you are continuously learning about different work environments as you are called upon to resolve different performance issues. ID is an interesting domain to be involved in.

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

Kapp Notes

The Serious Games Challenge will be launched from Caspian Learning’s ‘Experience Lounge’ exhibition stand at the Game Based Learning conference on 28 th March 2010.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Organizations are using these tools for workplace learning and performance support. Performance support – using microblogging organizations can provide real-time performance support with quick tips and links to resources [like pdf files, quizzes, YouTube videos, flickr/picasa photos etc.].

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

That probably leads to a development plan, which in turn forms a subset of the performance agreement and is subject to regular appraisals. At the end of the day, learning must support performance. In my articles Online courses must die!

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Academia is teeming with learning theories. Some of them are old, some of them are new. Some are flash-in-the-pan, others stand the test of time and remain applicable to this very day. Some of them are controversial, while others have assumed the aura of conventional wisdom.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

For me, it shifts the focus from ‘Training’ to ‘Performance Support’. In my interactions with various business owners & training managers I’ve found a performance support initiative gets the management nod more easily as compared to a training initiative.

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Good Games and Good Learning

Kapp Notes

Performance before Competence – Good video games operate by a principle just the reverse of most training modules: performance before competence (Cazden, 1981). Performance before Competence: Assistance to Chidl Discourse in the Zone of Proximal Development."

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Moving Games Forward

Kapp Notes

New frameworks for assessment of these skills must be developed if games are to be leveraged within the performance-driven culture of most schools.

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

Kapp Notes

So when learners received instruction informally, they performed better later on. There is research evidence to indicate that informal language in an e-learning module is more effective than formal language.

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

Kapp Notes

These virtual machines promote performance efficiency by providing operators of production, processing, and packaging machines with the best practice standard operating procedure. Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out.

Gossip, Collaboration, and Performance in Distributed Teams

Skilful Minds

Most managers have heard of the watercooler effect without ever having the meaning of the concept sink in to their understanding of how it relates to performance and collaboration. A couple of studies released this summer dealing with performance and collaboration in teams merit consideration. Not so much for what they specifically say about performance and collaboration as much as what they imply about the promise of social media in the relationship.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India. link] February 22-23, 2010.

Free e-Learning books


The eLearning Guilds Handbook of e-Learning Strategy - eLeanring Guild In many organizations, there is a need to better identify and document a comprehensive learning strategy and to answer the question, "What should we be doing in order to support improved learning and performance?"

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.

Learned vs. Learners

ID Reflections

I have been deviating from the key themes of this blog, i.e., learning, performance, training and collaboration, for some time now. With today’s post, I am back on the theme of learning and its impact on performance—personal and organizational. I have recently been reading Building Expertise: Cognitive Methods for Training and Performance Improvement at a colleague’s recommendation. organizational learning Performance improvement Workplace Learning adult learning

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


Users do not need to perform any programming tasks, but rather going through a graphical user interface to generate the learning object.

Are you sure it's a training need?

Kapp Notes

Performance Need—Employees are not performing in the proper manner or using inappropriate methods to accomplish goals. The performance is less than optimal because it is easier to do it another way or there is no consequence for poor performance. the person knows what is acceptable performance but chooses not to do it.). The tracking and monitoring of administrative tasks is not performed at a satisfactory level.

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.

Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Performance Support Agents. The link between training and performance is long winded and most often than not unclear. We believe performance support mobile applications are a great tool to have on your employees’ phones.

Creating the Right Environment for Your 3D Learning Experience

Kapp Notes

A 3D world can be realistic like putting a person in a sales situation and asking them to perform or it can be more surreal like having a doctor walk through a giant heart to gain another perspective on human anatomy. If the fidelity required to ensure optimal performance is high, virtual worlds can provide the necessary realism. An important element in creating effective learning in a 3D virtual world is to create the right environment.

Mobile Learning Considerations – Native Apps or Web Apps

Upside Learning

Chad used this for his presentation at mLearnCon 2010. Performance would be lower as compared with that of native apps and will also be dependent on the web access speed. Superior in terms of performance and user experience.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Only a few people have the quality voice with minimal accent to perform the recordings. Our first-time pass rates are identical for our earlier human voice-over training, vs. our current TTS based training - so if outcomes are the measure, for us, there is no difference between the two as far as their functional performance, and the Return On Investment is much higher for us with the TTS.

Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS our Community!

Kapp Notes

Sustained relationships with companies in the field of technology-based learning through our 30 member Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) which meets on campus twice a year to evaluate student performance. A while back I wrote an entry called Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS!

Why E-Learning is So Effective

Rapid eLearning

If done right, it can produce great results by decreasing costs and improving performance. You also have savings through decreased travel, reduced material, and hopefully improved (and more efficient) performance. E-learning is hot. And for good reason.

Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

As I am straddling the line between performance improvement and instructional design, I have been mulling over the use of Front-End Analysis and thinking about whether it would apply to the performance problems that we so often see associated with implementing ERP systems.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


This is great, thanks heaps for sharing it :) October 25, 2010 2:08 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, Christopher Pappas October 26, 2010 12:47 AM Neil Prior said. Cheers N October 26, 2010 4:34 AM Christoforos Online said.

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Digital Instructional Media Design 101- Storyboarding

Upside Learning

Electronic Learning is about performance and content; in a sense instructional design is not purely creative; it is design with intent. As designers of electronic learning and information, we often find ourselves confronted by the purpose of the learning.

Augmenting reality - technology is going invisible

Lars is Learning

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