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.

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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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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.

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.

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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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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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

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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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.

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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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?

Resources for Finding Out How Long it Takes to Develop eLearning

Kapp Notes

A question I am constantly asked is “How long does it take to develop…&# you can fill in the rest with Instructor-led training, elearning, simulations, etc. Several people have attempted to answer that question in 2003 I gathered data and information about the times it takes to develop instruction and then my colleague Robyn Defelice and I explored the idea in 2009.

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. “

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.

November 2011 in review

Jane Hart

As we count down to the big holiday season for Christmas and New Year, here is my review of November 2011. As I’ve already mentioned lots of articles this month in my posts of key social learning resources: part 10, part 11 and part 12 , here are 5 other great articles that appeared in November and which I added to my 2011 Reading List.

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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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Fall 2011 CAC

Kapp Notes

Our Corporate Advisory Council kicked off yesterday with some great presentation by our Corporate Advisory Council members, we had a great day of presentations and learning. Here are recordings of the great presentations. Red Card Cancer: Uniting the Global Game of Soccer. Search Engine Optimization: Improving Your Company’s Online Visibility. Building Best Practices for Online Education. Design, Art and Learning. Today students are presenting.

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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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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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.

Low-end tools: QR codes and SMS text messaging

Bottom-Line Performance

(We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of two-to-three page “briefs.” This is part 6: Low-end tools: QR codes and SMS text messaging. If you would like to see the collection in its entirety, click here.). mLearning does not have to involve an extensive budget. The use of QR codes or SMS text messaging offer viable options for creating meaningful learning experiences for people. QR Codes. QR stands for “quick response.”

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To Improve Learner Retention, Focus on the Dynamics of Forgetting

Dashe & Thomson

When we talk about learning, the concept of retention is almost always an integral part of the discussion. For example, we frequently talk about how and when to present information to optimize retention. In fact, retention is almost synonymous with learning. And, no discussion about retention can be complete without also discussing its opposite: forgetting. Until recently, I had never actually thought about the forgetting part of learning.

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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Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: That Syncing Feeling

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel. When developing eLearning with Adobe Captivate, saving unnecessary clicks is always a goal. With that in mind, I rely on keyboard and other shortcuts whenever possible to avoid clicking and dragging my mouse. Here's a little-known shortcut that can potentially save you a ton of clicks over the long haul. Take a look at the image below. There are two objects on a slide and they appear as blue bars on the Timeline.

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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eLearning Hot Topics from 2011

Integrated Learnings

So, it seems fitting that we’d look back at our 2011 posts and create one for this blog. How do these compare with your own eLearning hot topics from 2011? --1-- The post with the most views in 2011 was Practical Storyboarding – Not Just for Developers. From Making Scenarios Realistic to 5 Ways to Tell Stories in eLearning , several 2011 posts talked about how to design eLearning with scenarios and stories as well as the benefits of doing so.

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.

Online Educa Berlin 2011 recap

Challenge to Learn

Last week I visited the Online Educa in Berlin. I’m sorry to say that I’m not a big fan. When you compare it to conferences like Learning Solutions and DevLearn it really comes out bad. In Berlin I met with Christopher Benz (he is in charge of online events of the ELearning guild) and we spoke about the differences of an eLearning guild conference (like Learning Solutions and DevLearn) and the online Educa.

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DevLearn2011 I’ll Take My Rapid eLearning to Go

B Online Learning

One of the buzz words at DevLearn 2011 was ‘mLearning’ (mobile learning). Share. Tweet. Pin It. Clearly there is a demand for people to be able to learn ‘on the go’. Accessing course content on smart phones, iPads and other mobile devices is appealing for a whole range of reasons. We all know the reasons, but what does it [.]. eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy Mobile Learning Articulate devlearn rapid authoring tools

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