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.

Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

One of the concerns raised by various comments during the series has been around the quality of the results of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Voices and if that was suitable for eLearning. This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me.

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PowerPoint 2010: Turn Off Picture Compression

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  You may not realize it but PowerPoint is lowering the quality of the images in your presentations. In some cases however, you may wish to maximize the image quality.

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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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.

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.

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!

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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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.

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.

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.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Cheers Carol Cooper-Taylor TheELearningsite.com @theELsite November 16, 2010 1:11 AM Christoforos Online said. I follow you on Twitter @cpappas November 16, 2010 2:05 AM Carlton said. November 16, 2010 2:31 AM Christoforos Online said. November 16, 2010 6:10 AM Miriam said.

Likert-Type Scales: Examples, Samples and Information

Kapp Notes

If you are doing a formative or summative evaluation of instruction or doing a needs assessment or a program evaluation, sooner or later you are going to need a Likert-type scale. You also may have a question about using odd or even numbers in the Likert-Type Scale, here is some insight on that. Here are several types of scales that you might find handy.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

CourseLab CourseLab is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, e-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating high-quality interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), CD-ROMS and other devices.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , and Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products. How will the quality of the voice affect the quality of the learning? Company-wide training modules by an IT Process & Quality Manager at a Large Global Communications Corporation. Concerns About Quality? The voice quality is extremely important.

Q&A With Student from King's College

Kapp Notes

I was asked to do quality control on a computer-based learning program. Remind them that the visual cues of games, the need to think quickly, the immersive qualities all create an effective learning environment. From time to time, I get questions from students who have an assignment to speak to someone in the field.

Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

The touch interface will enhance the quality of existing interactions. The iPad is here. After all the hype, which it didn’t quite live up to, there was a lot of commentary web-wide on whether it’s suitable for elearning, or a specific type of learning. Here at Upside our camp is divided, there are iPad lovers and there are iPad baiters.

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Is this instructional design?

The eLearning Coach

The process typically starts with some type of analysis to define the requirements and specifications, goes through a design/prototyping phase, follows along with development and production and “ends&# with Quality Assurance, evaluation and more fine-tuning. (It

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

eFront

It enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students. More here - [link] November 1, 2010 11:33 AM Meri said. Would love to hear your feedback: [link] November 1, 2010 1:05 PM Christoforos Online said.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Social Learning

Most learning professionals understand the point I’m making about economies of scale in estimating projects – but the size of the project described here really underscores how big a difference can be made by paying attention to quantity in addition to quality.

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Moving To eLearning

Upside Learning

If you can reduce the training time of an employee on the job (without compromising on the quality of learning) the remaining time can be used for more productive work. Our customers account for a number of factors before taking the plunge into e-Learning. I was trying to put together some of the key change factors leading organizations to adopt e-learning stand-alone and as a part of the training blend. I arrived at these factors driving the change: 1. Business Strategy.

Digital Instructional Media Design 101- The Design Of Interaction

Upside Learning

Visuals – good quality visuals that are appropriate and relevant to the context enhance the story. Last month our ID team got their feet wet with the learning campaigns in the Age of Empires II – Age of Kings.

Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

This lesson is part of a larger eLearning course designed to teach experienced support staff in a small lending firm how to conduct quality control checks on mortgage applications. By Shelley A. Gable. You’re tasked with outlining an eLearning lesson. You’ve analyzed your content and audience, and you have a clear understanding of what learners need to be able to do by the end of the lesson. But how do you avoid designing a lesson that’s little more than a basic info dump?

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

MinuteBio by Jeffery Goldman This blog is to share opinions, tips, and resources on e-learning, m-learning, and the tools used to design and develop high quality courses. November 21, 2010 12:19 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, @cpappas November 21, 2010 12:22 PM Connie Malamed said. Best, Connie November 21, 2010 12:28 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, @cpappas November 22, 2010 12:02 AM Vics said.

Text-to-Speech Examples

Tony Karrer

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Xyleme

Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins.

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality. This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me.

A peak at “Learning in 3D”

Janet Clarey

This tone of voice was peer-to-peer based and meant that Vestas World set a very high quality standard for the e-learning programs to live up to.

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Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

How to Run a Conference That Makes Us Say “WOW!” - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2010 Attending conferences is always a mixed bag. Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes - Full Circle , February 24, 2010 The topic was “ Online Facilitation: 14 years on. References on Lurking | Full Circle Associates - Full Circle , March 28, 2010 First, is an old discussion summary from the Online Facilitation list from 2003, compiled by Chris Lang which still has value to me.

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eLearning Outsourcing: 5 Keys To Make It Work

Upside Learning

Skipping an earlier stage comes at cost – the quality or delivery dates suffer due to endless modifications and rework. Define and Measure Quality. Like beauty quality is subjective too. Quality is what TRULY affects the outcomes of the program in a real sense.

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.

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?)