2014 E-Learning Awards

eLearning 24-7

With that in mind, I’d like to present my e-learning awards for 2014. Top three nominees for E-Learning Conference of 2014. Top three nominees for Web Conferencing Tool of 2014. Top three nominees for Authoring Tool of 2014. Top three nominees for Free Digital Tool of 2014. Top three nominees for Learning Management System of 2014. ExpertusOne - 2011, 2012, 2013-14 LMS of the year. Everyone loves to win awards.

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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. I haven’t done my list in a few years, but you can see my past lists from 2011 , 2009 , 2008 , and 2007. Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning.

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E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014


What were some of the interesting predictions for the global e-learning market for 2014? Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014: To start with, here is our post that carries our predictions for the e-learning industry for the year 2014. eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014 : This post by Sharon Boller (of BottomLine Performance) lists her interesting e-learning predictions for 2014. In 2011, it was estimated that about $35.6

Trends in Learning: What’s Latest!

Origin Learning

By comparison, a previous Accenture survey found that only 21 percent of US workers said they received company-provided formal training between 2006 and 2011. A 2013 Accenture survey on Skills and Employment Trends revealed that a large skills gap exists in most businesses.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

Before joining Twitter in 2009 (and really starting to use it in 2011), my PLN was limited to those I had worked with or perhaps saw once a month at a SIG meeting.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Siri , the quirky and intelligent personal assistant has been an integral part of the Apple iOS since October, 2011. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

Engagement: A Critical Element in Learning and Gamification

Kapp Notes

Sitzmann (2011) found individuals learned more, relative to a comparison group, when simulation games actively, rather than passively, conveyed course material. 2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games.

14 Interesting ELearning Facts


As we forge ahead into 2014, the elearning industry is certainly carrying some momentum. It is reasonable to expect an increased growth (and interest) in elearning for 2014. In 2011, it was estimated that 35.6

Best of the Best – Top 5 Gamification LMSs

eLearning 24-7

It has an extensive feature set, updates monthly with new components and capabilities and exemplifies what is possible in 2014. EA NCAA Football 2011 for Xbox-360. Let’s play a game. I want each of you right now to think of the best games you have ever played, regardless if it was on a board, on a device, in your head, on your tv, sitting at your computer or looking at your bedroom as a kid and wondering if the pick up your clothes game, is really a game after all. Anyway.

Abstracts of Three Meta-Analysis Studies of Serious Games

Kapp Notes

2011) A Meta-Analytic Examination of the Instructional Effectiveness of Computer-based Simulation Games. A meta-analysis is a study of studies. It is a way of aggregating research data to make informed conclusions rather than relying on the data of one study.

A Recipe for Explaining eLearning During Thanksgiving

eLearning Brothers

billion in 2011, despite negligible growth or possibly contraction in overall learning expenditures from year to year. [2] eLearning Brothers: We’ve been in this industry since the 90’s (some of us before that), and we know it’s sometimes hard to explain your job to your family.

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

The Mozilla Foundation launched its Open Badges project in September 2011. Is Your Organization Ready? Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. But it’s often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements that happen outside of school.

How are you going to “add new value” to your eLearning?

Coffee and Design

In 2011 alone, for example, Microsoft reported more than $50 billion in cash reserves. In 2011, the company purchased the Internet communications company Skype, creating an entire new business division. Think for a moment about the tech companies that we know and perhaps love.

When is Mobile Learning Being Used?


2011). Mobile learning is a regular occurrence today, used by both educational and corporate sectors. The ability to easily deliver an elearning course from a tablet or smartphone makes sense on many levels.

Preliminary Research Validates MindMeld SME Collaboration Model

Web Courseworks

In 2011, Penny Ralston-Berg and I published our book, MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration Between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Performance Learning Productivity

2014 Charles Jennings A Revolution or a Slow Demise? I’ve recently read Clark Quinn’s excellent new ‘Revolutionize Learning & Development’ book. Clark always provides a thoughtful and enlightening perspective.

ELearning Shows No Signs of Stopping


In 2011, roughly $35.6 People sometimes think that elearning is more of a new phenomenon, made possible by the glitzy tech tools of today.

Why we’re betting Chromebooks aren’t just another interactive whiteboard

Visual Lounge

In fact, K-12 schools in 2011 spent an estimated 55-60% of their education technology budgets on hardware, with only 18-22% going toward software.¹.

MOOCs at the 5 Moments of Learning Need

Your Training Edge

In 2011, Bob Mosher and Conrad Gottfredson fundamentally changed many firms’ approach to training when they introduced the idea of five moments of learning need. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. When does your organization provide training to employees, when it’s a good time for you or when it’s a good time for them? If you are stuck too firmly in the first category, it’s time to start inching over, and massive open online courses (MOOCs) are excellent tools to help you get there.

#ASTDTK14 Slides and Resources

Kapp Notes

2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. 2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond


Some of the most interesting survey data supporting this was published in the Corporate Leadership Council’s 2011 L&D Team Capabilities Survey. ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning.

Freedom, democracy and education

Learning with e's

2011) Out of Our Minds: Learning to be creative. What is freedom? Many have asked, and there are many answers. Some would define freedom as a human right - to speak, to act or to think as you wish - and see this exemplified in a truly democratic society.

Battling Fraud in Distance Learning


In 2011, there were at least 100 fraud-ring investigations involving distance learning, compared to just 16 in 2005. Elearning is great because it affords people an opportunity to take courses that they may otherwise not be able to take due to financial or geographic constraints.

ELearning Critical to Lifelong Learning


In 2011, two professors at Stanford University start Coursera. In 2014, over 24 million people have taken a Codecademy course. Learning takes place well after the classroom.

eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 (Part 1)


Mobile continues to grow ( A ccording to 2011 Horizon Report , by 2015 80% of people accessing the Internet will be doing so from mobile devices ) and disruptive mobile learning tools keep coming.

Experiential learning

Learning with e's

2011) Democracy and Education. This is number 7 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education.

Taking up residence

Learning with e's

Along with Alison Le Cornu, White published an article in 2011 that countered the Digital Natives and Immigrants ideas of Marc Prensky. David White , who is at Oxford University, is probably best known for his theory of Digital Residents and Visitors.

Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research


2011: Number of internet users estimated as 2 billion world wide.

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22 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 14

Upside Learning

Mobile Trends: The Future Guide To The Best Predictions For 2011. Find the most interesting and relevant trends, anticipations and predictions about the mobile world and how these will affect any web site publisher work in 2011. HTML5 Will Be Done in 2014, What Comes Next?

ASTD #TK11 Opening Keynote Tony Bingham

Learning Visions

Here we are in sunny San Jose, kicking off ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2011. Gartner study – by 2013 80% of orgs will support working use of tablets by 2014 90% will support corp apps on personal devices More buzz about “the cloud” We’re becoming “device agnostic” – can start a learning program on one device, then continue it on another. These are my live-blogged notes from the opening session.


Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media

Learning with e's

I wrote a post about the contrast between educational funnels and webs in 2011. He was known as an anarchist philosopher and an intellectual maverick.

Would you recommend your L&D department?

Jay Cross

Statistics from 2011 Corporate Leadership Council, L&D Team Capabilities Survey). This column appears in the April 2014 issue of Chief Learning Officer. Capturing L&D metrics too often entails asking the wrong people the wrong questions at the wrong time. Line leaders are a CLO’s most important customers. They judge the trade-offs in spending that determine L&D’s fate in the budget process.

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Mobile Learning: A Designer’s Guide to Fighting Learner Distraction

SHIFT eLearning

in late 2011 confirmed that users engage in short activity burts. Structure information so it can be easily accessed” (Malamed, 2011). 2011). One of the biggest issues in eLearning is distractions.

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GoTo Meeting, Centra, Wimba, and other Web Conferencing Solutions…Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Kapp Notes

Will it be PowerPoint 2014 with full capabilities and robust conferencing, when will they announce a more robust authoring capability?

eLearning Conferences 2012


Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. link] January31-February 1, 2012 iLearning ParisForum 2011, 7 th , Espace Champerret, Paris, France. The event was last held March16-18, 2011 in Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil. link] April18-21, 2012 International Conference on CloudComputing and Services Sciences (CLOSER 2011), 2 nd , Porto,Portugal.

Making the Most of the Visual Element in eLearning


After three years as a Royal Marine Commando, Richard hung up his boots to launch Software as a Service (SaaS) products in the global healthcare and aviation sectors, before joining Administrate in 2011.

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Upside Learning

Gartner Forecasts Mobile App Store Revenues Will Hit $15 Billion in 2011. billion last year to $15 billion in 2011, and keep growing to an astounding $58 billion by 2014. 2011 To Become The Year Of The Smartphone? 10 Mobile Trends for 2011.