A Fresh Look At Levels of Custom eLearning Solutions

Upside Learning

However, this presents what I believe is a more correct way to select an appropriate solution. First select a Type of solution that suits the performance outcomes and learning objectives, and then impose cost constraints on it. How much does one hour of Level 2 elearning cost?

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!” They talked about the specific solution.

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Mobile Learning Solutions – Infographic

Upside Learning

I designed a simple diagram to visually communicate what learning situations mobile learning is apt for and the various that may go into making a mobile learning solution. Tags: Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Solutions

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

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.

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.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

2010 and beyond. Subscribe to our newsletter for best learning solutions & practices. Instructional Design has come a long way.

PowerPoint 2010: Using the Selection Pane

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Would you be super excited to learn that there is a simple solution to all of this? by AJ George  Have you ever been working on a slide with text, images, animations and some shapes. and then "lost" something? Perhaps you overlapped two objects and couldn't see one of them?

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. Top 100 Tools For Learning 2010 – C4LPT Survey.

Out and About: Past and Upcoming Events

Kapp Notes

Upcoming Events March Tuesday, March 23, 2010: Presenting at an AdvaMed event called Employee Training Under FDA Scrutiny: Creating and Maintaining Robust Training Programs. Wednesday, March 24, 2010: Presenting a webinar to the members of the MI AECT chapter from 7:30pm - 9:00pm (1hr presentation, 30 mins discussion) titled "Learning in 3D." Tuesday, March 30, 2010: Presenting a PowerPoint webinar to the PA Coalition Against Rape.

Report identifies problems with education

Kapp Notes

The problem has been recognized, now how to get to the solution. Interesting perspective on American Education from the Department of Education. Education is vital to America’s individual and collective economic growth and prosperity, and is necessary for our democracy to work. Once the global leader in college completion rates among young people, the United States currently ranks ninth out of 36 developed nation s. Arne Duncan , US Secretary of Education.

"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

In the study students who learned with text that was more informal and personal (for example, used the word "you" or "I") produced 20% to 46% more solutions to a transfer problem (similar problem as presented in the instruction) than the group who only had formal language in their module.

Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

Upside Learning Solutions Blog. The LMS market is heating up by the day for past many months now and it looks like it is going, more or less, as predicted by Bersin & Associates about 6 months back – The LMS market: hotter than ever.

Five Software Products for Adding an Avatar to Your eLearning

Kapp Notes

The company provides consumers with easy-to-use avatar animation, facial morphing and voice lip-sync solutions for real-time 3D filmmaking and previsualization for professional post-production. Here are 4 software products that allow you to add an avatar to your elearning courses.

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

Kapp Notes

EON Coliseum is an online multiuser solution that enables individuals and businesses to present and share their ideas, communicate complex concepts and collaborate in 3D. Immersive Workspaces™ is a collaboration solution that enables companies to communicate in a media- rich, 3-D environment.

Linden Labs Raising Prices But Extending Discount for Current Users

Kapp Notes

Of course there was a backlash and so Linden has offered up a temporary solution, one which will bring in monies in the short term and help educators and non-profits to “buy more time&# at the discounted rate: Here is a “mass email&# sent to education users from Linden. 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] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India. link] February 22-23, 2010.

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. 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 in July (doesn't seem like much unless you are one of the.1 who lost your job.) More Pennsylvanians are out of work than any other time in the last 20 years.

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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. For example my search for an LMS Solution for Simple Partner Compliance Training didn’t really arrive at just the right solution. Neither do more complex solutions.

eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process

Upside Learning

The more you iterate, the closer you get to an ideal learning solution. Earlier this month, Tom Kuhlmann talked about 10 things to do before your eLearning course goes live. His post makes great sense but what really caught my attention was the statement he began with. “It’s

PowerPoint 2010: Animating the Pieces of a Grouped Object as a Whole

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Here's the solution. by AJ George. Last week I was revamping the presentation accompanying our Online Trainer Training: Engaging the Virtual Learner class when I ran into a bit of an animation shortcoming in PowerPoint.

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.

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. life sciences industry solutions director, Microsoft. “By The session, held by the pharmaceutical company Merck was conducted in Photosphere and featured the opportunity for scientists to gather and interact with each other. To learn, collaborate and exchange knowledge.

Three Approaches to Overcoming Objections to Learning in 3D

Kapp Notes

Finally, there is sometimes an objection related to perceptions of expense – that the 3D solution will be cost-prohibitive. In Learning in 3D, we asked Steve Mahaley, of Duke Corporate Education for some ways he overcomes objections and resistance from executives and others to using 3D virtual immersive environments (VIES) for learning and collaboration, here is what he said.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

However, each one needs a fair bit of knowledge and skills before they can actually implement solutions using these tools.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? How do you justify the budget and how does that factor into your choice of solution? These responses echo what we generally expect, Text-to-Speech offers a solution that is much faster to produce and 100x faster to modify as changes occur.

Creating the Right Environment for Your 3D Learning Experience

Kapp Notes

When the learning environment requires realism, virtual worlds are an effective solution. An important element in creating effective learning in a 3D virtual world is to create the right environment. Since virtual immersive environments are, by definition, immersive, the environment plays a critical role in the training process.

Mobile Learning Considerations – Native Apps or Web Apps

Upside Learning

Chad used this for his presentation at mLearnCon 2010. Both types of solutions have their advantages and disadvantages. I stumbled upon this presentation , shared by Chad Udel , comparing four main mobile OSes. Take a look -. So Native Apps vs Web Apps?

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Creating a "Story" as the Foundation for Virtual World Learning Events

Kapp Notes

Then a solution is offered in the form of a colleague, a moment of inspiration or an idea (or even reading a policy) and then results are presented in a positive manner. Good stories shouldn't be relegate to only reading a novel on the beach, use them to promote learning!

Virtual World Vendor Forterra Systems Purchased by SAIC.

Kapp Notes

Having the financial stability afforded by a large company puts us in a strong position to continue offering world class solutions for all our customers. 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.

Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is certainly a hot discussion topic with elearning and training solutions providers in Australia – like anywhere else in the world.

Why E-Learning is So Effective

Rapid eLearning

Tidbits: I’m in San Diego at the Training 2010 Training & Expo this week. I’ll also be in Orlando at the Learning Solutions Conference on March 24-26. E-learning is hot. And for good reason. If done right, it can produce great results by decreasing costs and improving performance.

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.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

This is great, thanks heaps for sharing it :) October 25, 2010 2:08 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, Christopher Pappas October 26, 2010 12:47 AM Neil Prior said. Cheers N October 26, 2010 4:34 AM Christoforos Online said.

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