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 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. LMS Resources - aLearning , May 8, 2010 I know, I know.

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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.

Formal Learning All the Way.Baby

Kapp Notes

Do we expect a customer service employee to provide excellent customer service and use the computer system to look up critical information when the training is delivered in a classroom environment which is an environment nothing like the actual environment in which they are asked to perform. There has been a lot of talk about formal vs. informal learning in the educational blogosphere and when it comes right down to it, formal learning is the most effective. Here's why.

Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

Recently, there has been a lot of calls for the death of PowerPoint especially from the US Army. From We’ve Met the Enemy and He is PowerPoint where the article discusses perhaps the worlds most challenging PowerPoint slide. Complicated slide explaining inter-relationships, hard to read.

Five Software Products for Adding an Avatar to Your eLearning

Kapp Notes

Customer service training incorporating an avatar to help the learner through the course. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Here are 4 software products that allow you to add an avatar to your elearning courses.

Presentation Recap for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Learning Forum

Kapp Notes

He spent 28 years in the military (14 USAF and 14 USN)and retired as a Lieutenant Commander, he served as a Medical Service Corps officer until he retired. Agenda for the Global Learning Forum Last night I had the privileged of presenting to the U.S.

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Class Meeting in 3D World of VirtualU

Kapp Notes

The exhibit hall provided a show case for vendor products and services and if you clicked on the exhibit for information, the system could launch a web site and gather information to assist the vendor in tracking visitors.

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

Kapp Notes

deploys worlds in the cloud as software as a service and firewalled worlds using our "harmony" deployment system based on Windows Hyper-V with a focus on customer support and custom development. Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out.

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.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. link] January 8, 2010 Higher Ed Tech Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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His guidance is as applicable to classroom-based as it is to e-learning based training." — Patty Crowell, director, Global Education Services, LSI Logic 20 webtools applied to teaching by Ana Maria Menezes Theory and Practice of Online Learning - Athabasca University Awarded the Charles A.

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.

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.

Adding Social To Learning Games

Upside Learning

As our services in game design and development advance, we’re often asked how ‘social gaming’ paradigms can be used in learning games. My instant response to those would be ‘yes’ it’s possible; but faltered on further details.

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We Teach as We are Taught

Kapp Notes

As Knowles (1992) indicates, formative experiences of pre-service and beginning teachers influence the ways in which they think about teaching and, subsequently their actions in the classroom. This means we we need to change how we conduct pre-service teacher training. Models for understanding pre-service and beginning teachers' biographies: Illustrations from case studies.

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Are you sure it's a training need?

Kapp Notes

For example, an organization is not able to offer its customers a desired service or offering. For example, they have a high level of customer service and your organization does not. A Needs Analysis is needed because not all requests by managers or others for "training" are really going to be solved by training. Here is a list of some needs that are sometimes mistaken for training needs.

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

Mashups let you combine and remix information, media, content, web applications and services in new ways. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Ways To Learn In 2010. There are so many cool ways to learn online now. The whole world is a school.

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

Kapp Notes

As a faculty member and the assistant director of the Institute for Interactive Technologies I am proud of the accomplishments our students have achieved and of the partnerships developed with local organizations, companies and social service groups that I have helped to build over the past 12+ years. As well as provided support for such local (in Bloomsburg) companies as ASP Platform Services , Touche EDI , Keystone National High School and SusQ-cyber Charter School.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

With this disclaimer in place, we have had no complaints at all about the "voice" in the presentations, and our technical training modules using this TTS have been successfully taken by hundreds of students world-wide as part of their technical service training with us. Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning.

E-Learning Award Winners 2010

Clive on Learning

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. A.K.A.

Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Does it support a media service other than iTunes? 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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What digital literacies?

Learning with e's

Essentially, the literacies that have dominated higher education in the past are thought to be inadequate in the face of social network services, mobile technologies and pervasive computing.

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the First Day.

Visual Lounge

Her professional narration skills coupled with an excellent grasp of the technology she covers make her screencast services in high demand. What would you ever do if someone gave you a partridge in a pear tree? I often wondered that when hearing the song, " The Twelve Days of Christmas ".

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Use social networking applications and services to build groups with a common interest or goal. Motivation is the force that drives people to fulfill a need.

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


It is available as hosted service or you download and install a package on your server with no limitations in usage or users. Meetings can be conducted either in conjunction with an enterprise’s existing teleconferencing service, or utilizing WebHuddle’s optional voice over IP.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

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

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). Market Trends Update 2010. Support for Office 2010. The end of the year is here, okay in just a few short weeks, but for those on vacation, the festivities have already began.


Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

According to John Seddon’s book, Freedom from Command & Control: Rethinking Management for Lean Service , command-and-control is still the dominant style of leadership. Command-and-control leadership remains pervasive throughout business, government, and nonprofit organizations. defines command-and-control as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization.

General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning)

Upside Learning

What services will help learners be more productive? Mobile technology lets learners access a variety of services. Try to list how such services can be used by learners, would they use it to call their mentors?

Goodbye UserVue.

Visual Lounge

Fast forward to 2010. The last day to purchase UserVue will be July 19, 2010, and as of August 24, 2010, service for UserVue will officially end. Fast forward to 2010. Back in 2006, TechSmith launched UserVue to help our users conduct remote usability testing.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Before you commit to delivering a project based on these ratios (or buying services from someone based on them), it is useful to keep a few things in mind about eLearning Development Ratios: 1.

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Are apps the future of e-learning?

Clive on Learning

Like millions of others I never thought apps would make much of a difference to my life but now find myself turning to them as first choice to provide a myriad of services. I came fairly late to the multi-touch iOS/Android/W7 Mobile world, having been stuck on a 2-year contract with a Nokia smart phone that was great compared to the phones I'd had before, but which I now realise was hopelessly behind the game.

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eLearning as Part of a Change Management Effort

Integrated Learnings

Let’s look at the ADKAR change management model against the backdrop of a project I worked on a while back, which involved teaching customer service representatives a conversation flow for resolving customer complaints. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , specializing in rapid eLearning design and development projects. By Shelley A. Gable.

Transformations in the Grocery Shopping Service Journey

Skilful Minds

I'm introducing the topic of grocery shopping as a service journey not because the concept is new. Tags: Customer Experience Experience Design Innovation Service Design reusable bag shopping bag shopping cart Social Business Design Grocery shopping is one of those chores that we all have to do from time to time. Few people who analyze what grocers do and how people who shop in their stores get the job of buying groceries done would be surprised that it is a journey.

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Integrate Your E-Learning with Google Docs

Integrated Learnings

The Integrated Learnings: eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services. by Jonathan Shoaf. A good developer is always looking to improve a course offering. Before the course goes out, we may run a pilot or find some testers to give us feedback and look for errors.