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.

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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

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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.

Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information

Upside Learning

A learner gains knowledge when he/she uses the provided information to actually do things and receives feedback about what he/she has done. The courses that we create provide the learners with tons of information. Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — Eliot.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

A 2015 research by ATD , titled ‘Instructional Design Now’, which is based on a survey of 1,120 instructional designers provides a current snapshot of ID in organizations and the challenges that they typically face. 2010 and beyond. Instructional Design has come a long way.

3 Barriers to adoption of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations

Kapp Notes

They understand you create objectives, teach to each objective by providing the content and then test to the objective in a very linear style. Here is my answer to the second of a series of questions from a graduate student about serious games/immersive learning environments.

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

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. I went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. I've really been striking out.

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

Kapp Notes

Caspian Learning will also be providing designers with free trial copies of their proprietary 3d engine and authoring tool, Thinking Worlds , to allow them to take part in the challenge.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Models of memory provide the foundation for subsequent cognitivist theories that (arguably) have more direct implications for instructional design. . In particular, the simplest (or epitomised) version of the domain should be provided initially, and elaborated upon subsequently.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

In a practical sense, that means we need to provide our learners with tools and resources that they can use to drive their own development. The complementary component of my FLE is the range of reports that can be generated from various systems to provide useful data.

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How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

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.]. In a couple of years, microblogging tools have become very popular.

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Provide a central and manageable system for both online and offline training. By not only providing the tools but also revamping the whole learner experience is required. The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now.

Five Software Products for Adding an Avatar to Your eLearning

Kapp Notes

Aiding in such things as increasing positive learner attitudes and providing a social role model for interactions. NOAH --Provides animated characters to focus attention, point out and explain critical information, and make even the dullest material interesting.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

Technology around us is evolving at a rapid pace and is in turn affecting a speedy evolution of learning technology. Work is changing and, to keep pace with it, training is changing too. Which of these technology changes will impact training the most?

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Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

Immersion in a virtual world and then being forced to solve an unexpected problem provides learning in both the affective and cognitive domains.

Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

Microsoft has awarded one of its innovation awards to 3D Virtual Immersive Environment Enterprise provider ProtonMedia. This provides a great way for corporate users of 3D spaces to not loose any investment and to seamlessly move from one venue to another.

Tools For Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

Tools to develop Native applications: SDK provided for mobile device. Tools for Games : You can always use native SDK provided for mobile devices like IPhone to develop games, but then you will have to start from scratch.

3D Virtual Immersive Environment: Conceptual Orienteering

Kapp Notes

Teaching concepts involves providing the learner with examples and non-examples of the concept and then allowing the learner to determine the attributes that describe the concept.

Class Meeting in 3D World of VirtualU

Kapp Notes

Jim gave us a description of how the software worked, went over the interface and provided navigation hints and direction. Virtual immersive environments come in all shapes and sizes even though many people tend to only think of Second Life when they think of virtual worlds.

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.

Using Virtual Worlds in the Conspiracy to Create an ah-ha Moment

Kapp Notes

If you want to gain a glimpse into an effective and exciting way to provide context, experience and learning, this is the place you should check out. A better explanation was provided by Marty.

Forget Your Keyboard: Turn Your Body into a Touch Screen Computer

Kapp Notes

Few external input devices can claim this accurate, eyes-free input characteristic and provide such a large interaction area. Image of a skin-based interface from Huffington Post Article on the subject.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

For example, for a course published through Articulate, if I’d wanted SCORM tracking with a different behavior, I might be able to achieve that using the SDK provided by Articulate.

Linden Labs Raising Prices But Extending Discount for Current Users

Kapp Notes

An educational or not-for-profit institution that is currently under contract with us will be able to renew early (or purchase additional regions) and continue to receive the current 50% discount on land maintenance provided that the renewal takes place prior to the December 31, 2010. If your organization renews and enters into a contract no later than December 31, 2010, it can lock in the current discounted rate for up to 24 additional months.

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. Well, conferences provide an ideal setting for serendipitous encounters - discovering what you you did not know you did not know / meeting people you did not know you needed to know.

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

Kapp Notes

The student teams provide a "sales presentation" defending an e-learning solution they developed in a realistic situation. We help create local jobs by assisting local entrepreneurs in a variety of ways, we provide student interns, we provide professional advice, we partner on projects and create joint products together. In Pennsylvania, the job situation is rather bleak. More than 591,000 Pennsylvanians are jobless and the jobless rate has risen from 9.2 in June to 9.3

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How not to do social media

E-Learning Provocateur

I dutifully sent out updates for upcoming matches, and I even provided the details of local TV coverage for fans who couldn’t attend in person. As my friends can attest, I’m a big Socceroos fan.

The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

There are three ways in which you can use an open source LMS: Go to a vendor who has rebranded, modified the open source LMS as its own and provides managed hosting services on that or also deploys behind the firewall.

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Video Learning is Taking Over: 3 Tips to Provide the Best Training Sessions Possible


The challenge for us elearning providers is to offer companies solutions which optimally meet both the company’s as well as the employee’s needs. About the author: Martin Schlichte is founder and CEO of the elearning provider Lecturio. 2010).

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. It provided high value for me and hopefully value for people reading it. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5.

What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design

Kapp Notes

Event By now you've probably already heard that the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award 2010 has gone to a project that uses a 3-D virtual environment to hold a virtual scientific poster session. By demonstrating quantifiable results, each of the award recipients is not only showing how Microsoft technology can be implemented to revolutionize the industry but also providing a road map for other companies that want to advance their own organizations.”

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


Xerte The Xerte Project provides a full suite of open source tools for e-Learning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials. It provides teachers with a highly intuitive visual authoring environment for creating sequences of learning activities.