Report identifies problems with education

Kapp Notes

The NETP report calls for “revolutionary transformation rather than evolutionary tinkering.”. The NETP report identifies several problems with today’s educational system: Lack of focus on 21st century skills like problem-solving, online interactions and critical thinking and creativity within the curriculum. Interesting perspective on American Education from the Department of Education.

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.

Trending Sources

PowerPoint 2010: Inserting YouTubeVideos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

According to their recent reports, every minute 35 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube. That's up 10 hours from their report released just last March of 24 hours of video a minute.) In the latest version (2010), uploading videos from the web is easier than ever.

PowerPoint 2010: Changing the Default Theme

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I had been asked if there was a way to change the default color palette and I had reported back that there was not. by AJ George. I have an update to last week's article on creating new color palettes.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

Core component #2: Reports. The complementary component of my FLE is the range of reports that can be generated from various systems to provide useful data. In my articles Online courses must die!

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Exhaustive MIS reporting. The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now.

Moving Games Forward

Kapp Notes

Here is the list from the report.

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Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

Mashable reports that 1 in 4 adults in US now use mobile apps. 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.

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Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

Before we started, there were reports that no one wanted to read, then there were PowerPoints that put everyone to sleep,” said Covey. Recently, there has been a lot of calls for the death of PowerPoint especially from the US Army.

Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

The story broke in a number of places, Virtual Worlds News reports that Linden Lab Lays Off 30 Perfect Of Staff. Reported the following in an article Linden Lab laying off staff, closing Singapore office. There is a great deal of "churn" in the 3D virtual immersive environment space.

HP Agrees to Buy Palm

Kapp Notes

And its current quarter is looking bleaker: On Wednesday, Palm lowered its forecast for the three-month period that ends in May, predicting in a regulatory filing that it will report $90 million to $100 million in revenue due to sluggish phone sales.

Reporting the Quiz Results to a local server

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 5 comes with an all new reporting workflow, being highlighted as Alternate Reporting, which enables its users to store and track their course results using their own servers and database. Step II: Create a Reporting Script.

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

Kapp Notes

It offers functionality that's designed to create accountability, ease of reporting and feedback. Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out. OpenSimulator or OpenSim Building in OpenSim. OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server.

Survey Request: Take some time and help the industry

Kapp Notes

A report of the results will be available a few months after the conclusion of the survey. A colleague of mine, Dan Bliton asked me to help promote this survey, I think it is a worthwhile endeavor and would invite you to take a few moments and participate. Here are the details. Please complete the survey on Effective Approaches for e-Learning and share it with others. link] surveymonkey.com/s/effective- elearning.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

The Pushcast Player takes care of tracking and reporting to server. After a few years of hype, mobile learning has now started flourishing; the advent of new generation of mobile devices, high-speed network access, powerful mobile browsers and better native apps are all contributing to this.

Virtual World Vendor Forterra Systems Purchased by SAIC.

Kapp Notes

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called Not a Good Week for the Virtual Worlds Space where I reported, based on other reports, that Forterra Systems had laid off some of its workforce. It now looks like the large consultancy firm SAIC has purchased Forterra and is going to leverage the 3D capabilities as part of its offerings.

Mobile Usage Among The Youth

Upside Learning

The Neilsen Company, the well-known advertising and market research company published an interesting report recently about mobile phone usage amongst youth in certain countries. You can download the report here.

Augmenting reality - technology is going invisible

Lars is Learning

This week reports suggest that, in theory at least, it will be possible to create new materials that. Here's my article, just published on Trainingzone as the headline story, exploring how augmented reality and mobile technology promise to radically improve learning effectiveness. Would value your comments and feedback. -- The pace of technological innovation continues to surprise.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

To access unlimited grade reports, a paid subscription is required. Weaknesses Free version comes with Ten free grading reports - paid versions can have unlimited reports. Instructors are able to modify score reports to provide feedback. For some of the more useful features, such as viewing score reports, an active paid account is required. Final score reports can be modified to be shown as the instructor wishes. 10 free reports are displayed.

Want a cushy little number? Why not be a training specialist?

Clive on Learning

Here are some other interesting snippets from the article: Prospects (US figures): Employment is expected to jump by 50,500 jobs, or more than 23 per cent, to 267,000 jobs by 2018, the Labor Department reports. According to US News , Training Specialist (note the old-fashioned but nevertheless still largely accurate job title) is one of the to best careers for 2011, at least in the US. That's good news for all of you out there who fell foul of the recession.

Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study

Upside Learning

The report is available for download here. 2010). Bryan Chapman from the Chapman Alliance informed me this morning about the completion of a study they started last month to collect data about the time and cost of custom elearning development.

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The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

Corporate Training & e-Learning Blog by Jenna Sweeney This blog covers the latest news, thoughts, trends, reports, and links focused on learning, instruction and e-Learning in todays corporate world. 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.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. Extended Enterprise 2010 System of the Year. Reporting, is solid. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. These standout to me. I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Categories. Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered.

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.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

In 2010, the RCAT market continued its upswing and nothing indicates to me it will be changing anytime soon. 2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). Built in task system and task reporting. Task lists, task reports and audit trails. Market Trends Update 2010. Support for Office 2010.

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It's YOUR Privacy: Own It

bozarthzone

I'm reminded of the time years ago when Ted Turner, blasted for announcing that he would be colorizing old Hollywood classics, reportedly replied, "The last time I checked, I owned those movies." We're lucky to live near the fabulous Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

These components work in tandem with the LMS and system reports, which in turn comprise the core components of the Formal Learning Environment (FLE).

How Much Do People Forget?

Will at Work Learning

This blog post is excerpted from the full report, How Much Do People Forget? Click here to download the full report. You may also access the report and many other reports by going to my catalog page by clicking here.

Growing Talent Gaps

Bottom-Line Performance

In ASTD’s report “Bridging the Skills Gap” 40% of organizations ranked a lack in “bench strength in the company’s leadership ranks” as a leading factor as to why skills gaps exist in their organization. (1). ASTD’s report also points to widening skill gaps as jobs are changing and educational attainment is lacking. ———— 1. Pat Galagan, Bridging the Skills Gap , T&D Magazine (February 2010).

eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report

Learning Visions

In case you missed this, the eLearning Guild has recently released the 2010 Salary and Compensation Report (United States) by Temple Smolen, culled from data provided by eLearning Guild members. Read more about the report and download it from the Guild’s website.

What Agile Means to Me

ID Reflections

Collaborative companies run on networks, those informal working relationships among people that cut across formal lines of reporting. I complete exactly 3 months at ThoughtWorks today. While this has been a momentous career shift for me, I may not have written a blog post on it except for the learning. Needless to say, an understanding (albeit very rudimentary) of the Agile philosophy supersedes all other learning (and that has been plentiful too).

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Elearning example: Branching scenario

Making Change

You’re a US Army sergeant in Afghanistan. Can you help a young lieutenant overcome cultural differences and make a good impression on a Pashtun leader?

Bridging the divide

Learning with e's

Relatively, the UK is better off than most other countries in the world, but as the BBC News website reports , there are still a million children who are being left behind.