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.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

Work is changing and, to keep pace with it, training is changing too. Which of these technology changes will impact training the most? I think mobile applications are the game changer for training. For me, it shifts the focus from ‘Training’ to ‘Performance Support’.

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Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

In many organizations, people need to receive training for unlikely but possible events (such as a blow out on an oil rig or the blow out of two engines on an airplane because of bird strikes.).

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. platform coming sometime in Q3 2010.

Formal Learning All the Way.Baby

Kapp Notes

Recently, I was touring a nuclear power plant training facility and had a chance to see the room where operators are trained. When pilots train, they use a flight simulator that acts and reacts just like a real aircraft complete with hydraulic movements to simulate actual responses of the plane. In these life and death training situations, the actions of the individuals involved in the training are timed and measured against objective standards.

Are you sure it's a training need?

Kapp Notes

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. In this case training the person on conflict resolution is not the answer. You can train people as much as you want but at some point you simply "can't do more with less."

10 Common 3D Virtual World Training Questions and Answers

Kapp Notes

Five Tips on 3D eLearning and Training Courtesy of VenueGen 2) How do I create the right environment for my organization's 3D learning space? Eight 3D Virtual World Design Principles 9) What are some tips for creating meaningful 3D virtual world training events?

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

From ‘training’, which was merely considered a passive function in an organization, the emphasis has now shifted towards making learning and talent development an integral part of corporate culture. 2010 and beyond. Instructional Design has come a long way.

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. I've really been striking out.

Contest: Test Your 3D Instructional Design Skills and Win Some Money

Kapp Notes

The Serious Games Challenge will be launched from Caspian Learning’s ‘Experience Lounge’ exhibition stand at the Game Based Learning conference on 28 th March 2010.

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. Media Design Training Plan for Instructional Designer: Need Your Thoughts.

Training Magazine Closes and Now, it appears, So Do the Conferences

Kapp Notes

Just got this in an email: Regrettably, we have some unfortunate news to share with you: The Nielsen Company has made the decision to cease operation of Training magazine and Training magazine Events effective February 26. For those of you scheduled to present at our upcoming Training Leadership Summit, we hope that a buyer will step in to continue the brand and that the Summit will go on as planned.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

Then there are formal training events like courses and workshops that are important and require documentation, and some people want their informal learning (eg reading a book) recorded too. In my articles Online courses must die!

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Expert Guidance – by using microblogging tools employees can follow SMEs or tutors after the training to explore more about that topic. In a couple of years, microblogging tools have become very popular.

Out and About: Past and Upcoming Events

Kapp Notes

My post Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine was number one in elearninglearning's Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March post. Upcoming Events March Tuesday, March 23, 2010: Presenting at an AdvaMed event called Employee Training Under FDA Scrutiny: Creating and Maintaining Robust Training Programs. I will be speaking on the topic of "Selecting the Appropriate Training Approach: Delivery Decision- Making."

Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

Can the Army get rid of PowerPoint and still conduct training and briefings? There is a military unit tasked with using videogame tools and techniques to help soldiers and commanders understand how to not only train smarter, but also to understand how their enemy thinks.

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Provide a central and manageable system for both online and offline training. The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now.

22 Books For Beginner Instructional Designers

Upside Learning

Evidence-Based Training Methods by Ruth Clark. Graphics for Learning: Proven Guidelines for Planning, Designing, and Evaluating Visuals in Training Materials by Ruth C. Creative Training Techniques Handbook: Tips, Tactics, and How-To’s for Delivering Effective Training by Robert Pike. Train for Results by Catherine Mattiske. A couple of month back I had shared a list of top 30 online resources for instructional designers to keep up with.

Good Games and Good Learning

Kapp Notes

Performance before Competence – Good video games operate by a principle just the reverse of most training modules: performance before competence (Cazden, 1981). James Paul Gee, who writes prolifically about video games for learning, has a paper out titled Good Video Games and Good Learning.

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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.

Class Meeting in 3D World of VirtualU

Kapp Notes

Virtual immersive environments come in all shapes and sizes even though many people tend to only think of Second Life when they think of virtual worlds. But there are many alternatives that are being deployed in a variety of applications.

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

Kapp Notes

He spoke about the Squadron Officer College (SOC) and how they are incorporating virtual worlds into their training program. Agenda for the Global Learning Forum Last night I had the privileged of presenting to the U.S.

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

Kapp Notes

Product Animations Part of a training program called "Introduction to Making Tablets". Whether training employees to operate complex machinery on a regular basis, or to perform maintenance that only takes place infrequently, these 3D animations can enhance productivity and minimize downtime.

Using Virtual Worlds in the Conspiracy to Create an ah-ha Moment

Kapp Notes

Yesterday I also spoke to a client about ethics training.wouldn't a conspiracy to create an ah-ha moment be an excellent goal for the design of ethics training or diversity training or sales training, etc.

Adobe Captivate 4: Train the Agents

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Attend a live, instructor-led online training class. Looking for more  Advanced Captivate 4 training? by Kevin Siegel During my Adobe Captivate beginner classes, I always teach students how to use Captivate's Text to Speech. feature.

Helping People Find Jobs: Part of Our Responsibility as a Bloomsburg Professor

Kapp Notes

We help maintain a local workforce by creating training to re-tool employees in local manufacturing companies so they can use new equipment or apply new techniques. Currently, I am working on a grant with the National Science Foundation to help middle school kids understand science and math, I am working to help PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence prepare volunteers through training and working with an entrepreneur to create online music education.

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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.

Free e-Learning books


Designing Successful e-Learning by Michael Allen ( Only Chapter 7: Designing Outside The Box) "While its target audience is instructional designers, this book should also be required reading for all training managers seeking guidelines on implementing world-class training.

The Real Cost of Bad eLearning

Upside Learning

As one of the comments there suggested training is seen as a cost-center in most organizations it is only natural to look for something cheapest. Let’s look at some examples: Cost of bad health and safety training for the workforce? Cost of bad sales training?

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The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

Technical Support also requires the resources to be trained on the LMS which either would take time if done on own or cost real money if external parties are involved.

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.

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

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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. by AJ George.

Adding Social To Learning Games

Upside Learning

Surely we can use some of that to improve learning either in the educational context or the corporate training context, the question is do we? As our services in game design and development advance, we’re often asked how ‘social gaming’ paradigms can be used in learning games.

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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. 3) In addition to being highly regulated, the pharmaceutical industry has been notoriously conservative in its approach to training.

Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance, Inc. Promote Your Page Too. We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning. And sometimes I think that people perceive the process will go something like this: We start with a 126 slide PowerPoint presentation.

Learning in 3D Week 4 Stops for Blog Book Tour

Kapp Notes

Specifically, we will discuss practical, research-based recommendations and techniques for integrating existing training and business into productive 3D virtual work environments. The event is Tuesday, February 9, 2010 12:30 to 1:30 pm ET Register HERE! Here are the great stops for week 4 of the blog book tour. Also, follow the tour on Twitter with hashtag #lrn3d. And, join us on Facebook at the Learning in 3D page.

Social Media for Trainers: Filled with Great Ideas and Techniques

Kapp Notes

Social Media for Trainers is a great book for understanding the ways to leverage social media to extend training beyond the traditional four walls. So this is wild for me, first time I am a tour stop on a blog book tour! I've been an author on blog book tours but now I get to be a stop on a tour and I couldn't be happier to be a stop for my friend and prolific author, Jane Bozarth.