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.

GBL 2010 – Recap (Day 2 Part 1): Serious Games

Upside Learning

I really liked the high quality of graphics and the engagement level this game generates. Related posts: Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1 Patterns at Play – Fundamental to Games What are Serious Games?

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2010 Predictions - Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

January's Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog asks for our 2010 predictions. Those corporate training departments that moved so much training online in a haste to cut costs will recognize the ROI of quality classroom training. Tablets will be very popular in 2010 and eventually some will add ability to effectively display reader friendly book text. So, here we go; m-Learning continues to grow.

Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

The focus of this post is around the quality of Text-to-Speech based on Natural Language processing. The quality criteria for Text-to-Speech Voices are pretty simple. Each of these parts has a specific role and by understanding a bit more about what they do, you can better evaluate quality of the result. Natural Language Processor (NLP) and Quality The natural language processor is what knows the rules of English grammar and word formation (morphology).

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 7-9, 2009 International Association for the Scientific Knowledge (IASK) Teaching and Learning : Excellence and Quality – Timeless Challenges in Education, Proto, Portugal. link] January 6-8, 2010 International Multimedia Modeling Conference (MMM2010), 16 th , Chongqing, China.

Quality is a subtle distinction

Clark Quinn

Quality design is hard to distinguish from well-produced but under-designed content. But if there’s a Great eLearning Garbage Patch , it gets harder to pitch quality. I had the (dubious) pleasure of picking up an award for a client at an eLearning awards ceremony a number of years back. There’s been some apt criticism of the whole awards industry thing overall, but it did give me a chance to see what was passing as award-winning content. And I was dismayed.

Quality or Quantity: What matters in the learning business.

ID Reflections

Quality, in spite of all the parameters, remains largely unmeasurable. But Quality, that indefinable something, remains for most part undervalued. But in this business of learning that we are in, quality has to be of paramount importance. Fast Good Cheap! Pick any two! We are all familiar with this.Gradually my years of experience has taught me that the first thing to be sacrificed at the altar of business is "good". Good is a subjective, an often intangible measure.

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. Choose one of the three settings to compress the media (I chose Presentation Quality and it worked fine.if yours still doesn't work, choose a lesser quality). 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.

A Great Start to 2010

Upside Learning

The 200 finalists have been selected from a global pool of 1200 regional Red Herring 100 Award recipients or finalists, based on parameters such as technological innovation, financial performance, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries. Successive recognitions also make a strong statement about the sustained quality of our solutions and products.

Reflections on WES 2010

mLearning Trends

Our team just returned from a full week down in Orlando, Florida participating in Research in Motion’s 2010 Worldwide Enterprise Summit (“ WES ”) Conference which proved once again to be a spectacular event and learning experience for all in attendance. platform coming sometime in Q3 2010.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part IV

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Removing Stock Image Backgrounds If you have Microsoft Office 2010, you can use the new Background Removal feature found in PowerPoint, Word and Outlook to remove backgrounds easily. You don't need to have Microsoft Office 2010 to remove stock image backgrounds. by AJ George.

Adobe Captivate 5: Two-Bits for the Best Rate

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

By contrast, Variable Bitrates (VBRs) tend to produce audio with a higher, more consistent quality level than CBRs but the VBR file sizes will be larger than CBRs. by Kevin Siegel. You can easily record audio from within Captivate by choosing Audio > Record to.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Presentation: “Twitter in Education, what next?” - Dont Waste Your Time , September 10, 2010 As a follow-up to my (successful?)

Don't Throw Lean Out With Toyota's Bathwater

The Peformance Improvement

I’ve been wondering (see previous post ) how Toyota, the world-wide, benchmark manufacturing company for quality and a leader in promoting continuous improvement (The Toyota Way), suddenly finds itself responsible for the recall of millions of cars, payer   of a major fine to the U.S.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

July 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M.

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PowerPoint Presentations: The Right to Bear Slides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

There are many free sites, but keep in mind that to save time and frustration (and improve on the selection and quality) you might want to set aside a budget to pay for images.

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Audio Basics for eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Looking to get a jump start on the road to creating quality audio for your eLearning lessons? Attend this live, 3-hour online class and learn the basics of creating good sound for your eLearning projects that will improve the quality of your courses. Are you an eLearning developer planning to include voiceover audio in your eLearning lessons? Great idea. audio will enhance the learner experience. Good audio will enhance the learner experience. But what about bad audio?

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Grammar Workshop: i.e. versus e.g. and such as versus like

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Desktop publishing programs , such as QuarkXPress, PageMaker, and FrameMaker , enable you to create publication-quality page designs. by Jennie Ruby Interrupting a sentence to explain a term or give examples of a concept is a way to get your reader to see immediately how the new information relates to the real world. But how to introduce the interruption is something many writers are shaky on. Should I use e.g.? Should I use the words "such as" or the word "like"?

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.

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.

Writing & Grammar: Of Hooks and Ladders

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby Proofreading is a quality control check of text and layout that many of us are asked to do with little or no training. The more both designers and writers/editors know about one another's work, the better quality products we can produce. Yet marking corrections clearly and unambiguously with no specialized knowledge is not as easy as one might think. For example, how do you indicate that you want the space between words to be closed up?

In memory of Hanif Sazen

Clive on Learning

In every respect, my dealings with Hanif have been positive, enjoyable, upbeat and stimulating, qualities which shine through in his photo above.

What Can We Learn From Toyota?

The Peformance Improvement

This company, that for the past two decades has been the benchmark for quality, has suddenly had severe damage done to its worldwide reputation and probably to its market share. Employees were taught “ The Toyota Way ”, a set of efficiency and quality principles that has been the envy of competitors and now is being adapted to a variety of different industries. Organizational effectiveness is more than a consistently high quality product.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Ways to Tell a Story (Alan Levine) - ZaidLearn , December 16, 2007 The power of Voice in online classrooms - eLearning Acupuncture , May 31, 2010 The Secret Recipe to Delivering World Class Lectures - ZaidLearn , August 29, 2009 E-teaching personality is good for e-learning - Electronic Papyrus , January 5, 2010 Online Discussions Face-to-Face Versus Threaded Discussions: The Role of Time and Higher Order Thinking Dr. Katrina A.

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Analysis of ProtoSphere/Lync Integration

Kapp Notes

Last week, ProtonMedia made a formal announcement about a project I first reported on in September of this year that ProtoSphere, the 3D enterprise collaboration and learning tool, is now fully integrated with Microsoft’s Lync Server 2010. as ProtoSphere Lync Edition 2010. Event.

Mediasite Rocks: UW DL conference presentation: Micro-Collaboration

Web Courseworks

See me below giving my “Enabling Collaboration with Experts” talk at the recent University of Wisconsin Distance Teaching and Learning conference on August 5, 2010. The quality of the output. I posted a Media Review for TMR of the Mediasite web casting product in 2007.

Sonic Foundry's Media Site

Web Courseworks

See me below giving my “Enabling Collaboration with Experts” talk at the recent University of Wisconsin Distance Teaching and Learning conference on August 5, 2010. The quality of the output. I posted a Media Review for TMR of the Media Site web casting product in 2007.

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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.

Does Your Organization Suffer From ADD?

The Peformance Improvement

We tried lean six sigma but our quality ratings didn’t improve.”. “We Organizations, as well as children, can have ADD (attention deficit disorder)? Do your managers have trouble keeping their attention focused on new performance-improvement initiatives?

SME web comic

Bottom-Line Performance

Sorry about the quality, I scanned in my copy! . . I can take absolutely no credit for this. I have a printed copy taped up near my desk, and I think clearly shows the number one conflict between SMEs and IDs.

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Who are Instructional Designers? The existential dilemma.

ID Reflections

Comments on other blog(s) regarding qualities of an ID: Perfect Behaviour 6. Apologies for a long post but it is one of those where I was internally debating and had to resolve this conflict with myself… 1. Post objectives: a.

OLAT: Swiss Quality Open Source LMS by Joël Fisler

Learning Solutions Magazine

OLAT is a Java-based, open source, enterprise class learning management system developed and. maintained by the University of Zurich. While it may be a new name to many readers, OLAT. already has a world-wide distribution, with current versions in 15 languages. This article presents. an overview of the LMS and its features.

Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

The Builders' Manifesto What did I learn: One of my favorite posts of the year, it talks about the leadership and the qualities of a leader vs. a builder. As we enter 2010, do we need leaders or builders?

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Text-to-Speech Examples

Tony Karrer

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

Such data may include productivity statistics, quality scores, complaint volumes, engagement indices… whatever can be analysed to identify training needs and/or evaluate learning outcomes. In my articles Online courses must die!

Balancing image quality and SWF output size in CP 5 – 2

Adobe Captivate

In the previous post we looked at the different options that CP5 provides at the slide level to control the image quality and size. Captivate 4 publishes images that contain alpha as high quality images even if the slide quality setting was JPEG or low.

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A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Most of these used media and ID procedures to improve the quality of instruction. 2010 and beyond. Instructional Design has come a long way.