The Horizon Report 2011

Jane Hart

The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 are: Time to adoption: One Year or Less. The Horizon Report 2011 (PDF Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. Electronic Books. Mobiles. Time to adoption: Two to Three Years. Augmented Reality. Game-based Learning. Time to adoption: Four to Five Years. Gesture-based Computing.

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Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011

eLearning Weekly

I focus here on what I think are the top skills for elearning now, in 2011. Instead, when looking to hire, I think managers are going to care more about these job skills, my top skills for elearning in 2011. What are the skills you need to land an elearning job? Working in elearning taps into many skill sets. Designing or developing elearning requires experience in training and project management as much as audio and video production.

Meet Us At CIPD HRD 2011, Olympia, London

Upside Learning

2011 seems to be really big on events for us. After a huge success at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011, April will see us participating in CIPD HRD 2011 , an HRD conference and exhibition. Scheduled to take place on the 6th and 7th of April 2011 in Olympia, London , this event will see leading learning and organization development suppliers in a range of disciplines including training, L&D, OD, leadership, coaching and more, come together under one roof.

Top Ten Tools for Learning 2011

Experiencing eLearning

This is the fifth year that Jane Hart has been collecting lists of top tools for learning. The list will be finalized on November 13, but you can see the ongoing results in this list. I have contributed my lists in 2007 , 2008 , and 2009. You can contribute your top tools too. As in 2009, I’m going to divide my list into personal learning and course development. Personal Learning. Google Reader is still my main tool for personal learning.

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Learning Tools Directory 2011

Jane Hart

Take a look at the 2011 Learning Tools Directory here … and if you want to recommend any tool/s, just add them in the Comments of the relevant page/s and I’ll add them in. I’ve just spent the last few days overhauling the Learning Tools Directory. Over the last year there has been quite a lot of change one way or another in terms of tools.

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Social Media Revolution 2011 Video

Jane Hart

The 2011 revision of the well known video by Erik Qualmann. This is a shorter version that includes new social media statistics for 2011. Tweet. I’ve been waiting for this! “Part of the world’s most watched Social Media video series; “Social Media Revolution&# by Erik Qualman. Based on #1 International Best Selling Book Socialnomics by Erik Qualman. “

Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011 – A Follow-Up

eLearning Weekly

Following up on last week’s post titled, “Top 5 Skills for eLearning in 2011,” I’d like to explore this at a different angle. The eLearning skills you need for 2011 may be directly influenced by the industry in which you work, and therefore some are more prevalent than others. From there, what eLearning skills do you need for 2011 – the remaining ten months? eLearning Weekly welcomes our newest contributor, Kevin Thorn.

April 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

My 2011 Reading List. Trust and networks , Gideon Rosenblatt, Alchemy of Change, 16 April 2011. This is a two part posting by Maria Ogneva, Head of Community at Yammer: Part 1 appeared 18 April 2011, and Part 2 on 21 April 2011. The other side of learning: “performance is everything “, Conrad Gottfredson, Learning Solutions Magazine, 26 April 2011. My 2011 Reading List can be found here. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011.

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August 2011 Review

Jane Hart

But here are my 5 picks for August: Managing learning: feel the need to manage learning , Charles Jennings, presentation to elearning network, July 2011. For the plugged-in, too many choices , Stephanie Rosenbloom, New York Times, 10 August 2011. How social learning is like gravity , Dennis Callahan, Learnstreaming, 13 August 2011. Backchannel learning in an organizational setting , David Kelly, eLearn magazine, August 2011.

Reflections 2011

Clark Quinn

On this, the shortest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere, it seems like a good time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the coming one. It’s certainly been an interesting year, and a good one personally. I feel there are lots of reasons to hope for good things to be coming too. The opportunities are big. First of all, mobile really has taken off.

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2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

For the annual eLearn Mag predictions, this year I wrote: I think we’ll see some important, but subtle, trends. Deeper uses of technology are going to surface: more data-driven interactions, complemented by both more structured content and more semantics. These trends are precursors to some very interesting nascent capabilities, essentially web 3.0: system-generated content.

Impressions of the Masie Learning 2011 Conference

Dashe & Thomson

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Learning 2011 conference, organized every year by Elliott Masie. Bill Clinton at Learning 2011 — at least, I think it was Bill Clinton. Uncategorized mobile learning Elliott Masie Learning 2011So in this month’s blog I wanted to talk about some general impressions I had there.

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March 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

In terms of my professional reading, I added around 25 articles to my 2011 Reading List, but here are 3 that I’ve marked as must-reads. Enterprise collaboration requires critical new skills , Deb Lavoy, CMS Wire, 8 March 2011. You can see the 2011 Reading List here. Now that April Fools Day is over, here’s my March review.

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July 2011 Review

Jane Hart

I collected some of the more interesting Google Plus reads in my July 2011 Reading List : comparison articles, tips for newcomers, articles from those who see Google Plus as the only social network they will ever need, as well as those who feel that their existing networks (eg Facebook or Twitter) still serve them best. But my 5 favourite articles from July (that are not Google+ related) were: Why excellent performance isn’t nearly enough , bnet, 8 July 2011. Tweet.

January 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

I’ve started off my 2011 Reading List, and this blog posting highlights my top 3 must-reads for January 2011. Everyone’s been talking and tweeting about Quora this month, and I have a few articles/postings about Quora on my list, but this one takes a look at it from the “learning&# point of view: Quora: a social network built for learning , Instructional design fusions, 3 January 2011.

13 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 25

Upside Learning

We recently concluded a great show at mLearnCon 2011. mLearnCon 2011 Backchannel – Collected Resources. This post collects the resources shared via the backchannel of the mLearnCon 2011, that was held between June 21 and 23 in San Jose, California. Weekly Digest #mLearnCon 2011 Backchannel HTML 5 ipad IPhone mLearnCon 2011 mLearning Content Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Strategy Mobile Web Design Tools

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15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –10

Upside Learning

Many analysts are predicting 2011 will be the year of the tablet. In 2011 60 Percent of Mobile Web Traffic Will Be Video. Bytemobile has found that in 2011, 60 percent of all traffic on mobile Web devices will be for video. eLearning Outlook For 2011. Lists and discusses 6 predictions for eLearning in 2011.

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Be Happy 2011

The Performance Improvement Blog

I hope your happiness index goes up in 2011. . Employee Engagement Evaluation Organization Culture 2011 happiness index happy new yearThe most often stated wish for others this time of year has got to be “Happy New Year”. We don’t say, "Have a satisfying New Year” or an “Engaged New Year” or an “Emotionally Intelligent New Year”. Being the measurement-guy that I am, I wonder why, if we’re wishing for “happy”, we don’t measure “happy”. A few countries and organizations do.

12 Most Popular eLearning Posts: January 2011 Monthly Roundup

Upside Learning

Monthly Roundup Beginner Instructional Designers eLearning Game Based Learning January 2011 Monthly Roundup Learning Games LMS LMS Wiki Microlearning Monthly eLearning Roundup Training Companies WikiJanuary was a month of varied topics. From Games to Instruction Design, to eLearning and Microlearning, it squeezed out every bit of knowledge from our best bloggers.

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CIPD’s HRD 2011 – Good Show!

Upside Learning

Last week we had an exhibition stand at CIPD’s HRD 2011 at Olympia London – our very first ‘outing’ in the UK. We were pleasantly surprised to be adjudged the Runners Up on the People Management Sponsored Best Stand 2011. It is no wonder it was declared the best debut by analysts Craig Weiss at the ASTD show in Feb 2011. Upside Learning CIPD CIPD HRD CIPD HRD 2011 CIPD HRD2011 HRD2011 upsidelearning

June 2011 Review

Jane Hart

June was another busy month, with lots of interesting articles and blog posts, so has been difficult to choose my personal five favs this month, but here they are: Designs for natural learning , Tom Gram, Performance x Design, 2 June 2011 - we used this article as the basis for our first RealWorkplaceLearning live chat in June, see more HERE. Learning is the new work , Jay Cross, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, 13 June 2011. Tweet.

The 2011 Top 100 Tools for Learning is emerging

Jane Hart

Top Tools 2011This is the 5th year I am building a Top 100 Tools for Learning. As in previous years, this list is compiled from the Top 10 Tools contributions of learning professionals worldwide (teachers, educators, instructional/learning designers, trainers, analysts, consultants etc). At the time of writing this posting there have already been 60 contributions and the [.].

Is the iPad Driving eLearning Towards HTML5?

Upside Learning

The battle between web technologies (read ‘ Apple and Adobe ‘) started a couple of years back when Apple decided to not support Flash on its newly launched iPad terming it buggy. Apple backed HTML5 to be the next big thing and single handedly forced the developer community to take sides. The eLearning industry was not too happy about the iPad not featuring Flash as it meant reinventing the wheel for animation and interactivity in eLearning.

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My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

In 2011 I now use Google Reader , and although it is no longer my most indispensable tool, it is still an important tool for me to keep up to date with what is happening in the “learning&# world. . In 2011 I now use WordPress to power my website. 3 – I still use TypePad , which was my blogging tool of choice in 2007 – which I used for Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day blog, but it’s not on my 2011 list.

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mLearning devices and platforms: What you need to know

Bottom-Line Performance

Our observations gleaned from mLearn 2011 regarding devices: • Blackberry produces the least appealing mobile solution. By the end of 2011, HTML5 will be supported on all major mobile browsers. At mLearn 2011 pilots all seemed to focus on company-provided devices. Working with companies’ internal IT functions was cited by mLearning 2011 participants as a significant challenge to introducing mobile learning.

October 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

I’ve added over 50 links to interesting articles and resources in my Reading List in October. As I’ve mentioned lots of them in my continuing series of postings on Key Social Learning Resources, here I want to pick out just five more. 1 and 2. In this posting Dan Pontefract explains how he has “a problem with both the term digital native and how it has been manufactured into one of … Read the rest. Social learning

2011 Top 100 Tools List and Presentation finalised

Jane Hart

Yesterday, I finalised the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 list. In the last few days of voting there was a surge of contributions (both online and by email) that brought the number of contributions to 531. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to share their Top 10 Tools and help me compile this, the 5th annual survey of learning tools. The final list and presentation is available… Read the rest. Social learning

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May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

But first a review of May 2011. Mapping informal and formal learning strategies to real work , Tom Gram, Performance X Design, 4 May 2011. Roles in communities of practice , Joitske Hulsebosc, Lasagna and chips, 9 May 2011. The case for online social networking in education , Jose Picardo, 14 May 2011. Without workflow, social business is doomed , Agency Collaboration, 26 May 2011. The Client knows best , CLO Magazine, 26 May 2011. Tweet.

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ICT in the Classroom 2011

Jane Hart

I’m currently in Johannesburg for the Intel ICT In the Classroom 2011 conference, where I am one of the keynote speakers and workshop leaders. Tweet. My keynote takes place tomorrow (Wednesday 5th July) and is called Thinking Differently as Learning Professionals: Trends in Social Media. I am hoping for some audience participation during the presentation as well as from others outside the Hall on Twitter in the backchannel.

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eLearning Development: Haste Makes Waste

Upside Learning

Make haste slowly. Benjamin Franklin. We’re getting used to instant search, instant news, instant messages, instant updates, instant food, instant banking, and instant everything. In this world of instant gratification sometimes we need to take a moment and think is everything really necessary ‘now’? Aren’t there things that need more time to be created properly, created beautifully?

Diving into mLearning: How to get started

Bottom-Line Performance

(We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of two-to-three page “briefs.” This is part 8: Diving into mLearning: How to get started. If you would like to see the collection in its entirety, click here.). Think small and not huge when you do your first project. At mLearn, we heard stories from companies such as PwC, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, the Federal Bank of Chicago, and several others. Here are tips we gleaned from others’ first efforts: 1.

Devlearn conference 2011: retrospective

Challenge to Learn

I’m back home after a great DevLearn conference. Looking (and reading) back at the conference there are several things that stick out for me. Atmosphere. This was my second Guild conference (been to Learning Solutions in March) and one thing that really struck me at both conferences is the atmosphere. It’s a world of difference if you compare it to the Online Educa in Berlin or the Learning Solutions in London. Both guild conferences have the feeling of a gathering of peers.

February 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

In Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg and at the Black Rhino Reserve February was a good month for me. I’ve just returned from a week working with a client in South Africa followed by a weekend on a game reserve. It was both a fabulous personal and professional experience. If you haven’t seen the pictures I [.]. Articles

Horizon Report 2011 – Electronic Books And Mobiles

Upside Learning

The Horizon report for 2011 has been published and is available for download. I’d referred to last year’s report in one of my posts at the time. This year, the predict mainstream adoption of electronic books and mobiles. This in their opinion will be followed by game-based learning and augmented reality within two to three years. Further on the time horizon are learning analytics and gesture based computing.

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Learning 2011 Interview Mindmaps

Clark Quinn

Elliot Masie has interviewed Stephen Lambert (Producer of Undercover Boss) and Peter Capelli (Managing the Older Worker). Here are the mindmaps: social strategy

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Online Educa 2011 in Berlin

Challenge to Learn

I will be leaving to Berlin to attend the online Educa after I have finished this post. This year easygenerator will have a booth (B44). We share this booth with our friends of ANewSpring, ur german partner ILT will join us and I represent LINGOs at the online Educa. I don’t like the standard setup of expos as the online Educa.

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