Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Learning Analytics 6. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Analytics will be the buzzphrase of the year.

Learner analytics

Learning with e's

As was identified in the 2011 NMC Horizon Report ( I served on the advisory board of the UK JISC version), it seems that learner analytics is going to be a big thing for education over the next four to five years.

Trending Sources

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] January 2011 January 2-5, 2011 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 12 th , Bangalore, India. link] or [link] January 28-29, 2011 Educa , Helsinki, Finland.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Network thinking - Harold Jarche , December 15, 2011. 5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited) - Jane Hart , December 6, 2011. 12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead - Ross Dawson , December 4, 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. Further on the time horizon are learning analytics and gesture based computing. I’d referred to last year’s report in one of my posts at the time.

The Democratization of Learning

Dashe & Thomson

I use social media analytics. Analytics allow me to identify consumer sentiment and trends in order to accommodate our customers better. So, why can’t instructional designers use social analytics to learn which courses are having the greatest impact?

Rapid Instructional Design for Accelerated Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Its origin in the military explains why it is overly linear, analytical, verbal, left-brained, academic, top-down, and prescriptive. Created in the military during World War II, the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) model has dominated curriculum design for the last 40 years.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

Talkwheel’s dashboard organization allows teachers to organize all their classes and projects in one centralized location, while Talkwheel's analytics helps teachers and administrators quantitatively monitor their students’ progress throughout the year.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated. I will admit it is one of the most disappointing features that failed to deliver in 2011. LMS streamlined functionality – some reports, minor analytical date, e-mail messaging (I have even seen SMS – sweet), batch uploading of users and yes, I have seen two vendors add some tracking functionality.

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

Standalone mobile platform – it has its own reporting, analytical information, etc. Award winners for 2011. The 2011 Open Source Commercial System of the Year goes to . 2011 Commercial System of the Year. Awards LMS m-learning mobile learning Open Source 2011 award winners Absorb LMS Docebo elearninfo itslearning Learning Maestro 5 learning management systems Taleo Talent Management

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia - Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. CERT and performance support - Clark Quinn , May 31, 2011. Monday Video – Doodling - Nancy White , May 31, 2011. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking - Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. 5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload - Luis Suarez , May 4, 2011. A big question - David Weinberger , May 1, 2011.


Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

The analytics told me that over 40% of the users are Active Users (a term Jive uses to describe all users who log in to consume content without necessarily interacting with the content in any manner).

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

So the impact of semantic web technologies and cloud computing doesn’t only impact the learning materials and the model for learning, but clearly affects the analytics around learning as well. One of the great things about my travels is that I get to speak with all kinds of interesting folks who are thinking about learning is new and innovative ways.

Our Takeaways from DevLearn 2011

E-learning Uncovered

I made Friday my “stretch” day with extra coffee and two sessions that expanded my knowledge of backend analytics, tracking, and reporting. The final concurrent session I attended was Dr. Phil Ice ’s Applying Analytics to Instructional Design.

Resources from my presentation at Innovations in e-learning Symposium

Kapp Notes

in press) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. 2010) A meta-analytic examination of the effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. Once again, hats of to Chris St.

MOOC Analytics: What Corporate Training Can Learn from Big Data

Your Training Edge

According to the ASTD 2012 State of the Industry Report, in 2011 U.S. The current model in training analytics is “small data” – data based on reports, assessments, and so on from small numbers of learners. In a 2012 report on educational data mining and learning analytics , the U.S. CPD Featured Posts Learning & Development MOOC Training big data mooc mooc analytics What parts of your training program are the most effective? The least effective?

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

There are all kinds of tools available like Google analytics that can give you a great insight in which content is used, how often it is used and who uses it.

#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer

Learning Visions

Analytics Part 2: Ann Farmer How successful communications work – ambiguity and encoding… @ Google everyone and everybody contributes to the intranet… On Twitter, hashtags provide context. These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google.

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You can't get a cloud in your hand

Clive on Learning

I had links to all my favourite blogs, assorted badges, and code snippets to Google Analytics, Technorati and all sorts of other stuff. With iCloud appearing on the horizon, I was reminded yesterday of just how vulnerable you become when you trust all your data to a third party to store for you online. I made a simple change to my Blogger template and pressed Save. Some bug in Google's software then rendered my blog as a complete dog's dinner of code.

Selecting a LMS: Which one is the right one for you?

eLearning 24-7

They offer a couple of reports, some are now adding basic analytics, batch upload of users and email messaging. Analytics are limited, same thing with reports – the key essentials are there, nothing more. That said, their analytics are not as robust as say your typical standard system (I will say I’ve seen some standard systems that are not as good as a few Lite systems – that standout).

Don’t be Complacent and Content

Clark Quinn

Here we’re talking investing in the underlying infrastructure to leverage the possibilities of analytics, semantics and more, and content architecture is a part of that. Yesterday I attend SDL’s DITAFest.

Resources from CSTD Webinar

Kapp Notes

in press) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. 2010) A meta-analytic examination of the effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. Here are my slides and some resources I discussed during me presentation.

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Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Analytics and thus reports are not as robust as some of the standard systems, typically lesser amount of reports than a standard system. Lastly, the system enables you to activate google analytics within it. So what makes a Lite LMS different from a Standard LMS?

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. link] March 5-7, 2012 Analytics Symposium: Engaging Executives with World-ClassReporting, Intercontinental Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The event was last held March16-18, 2011 in Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil.

Baseball, Big Data, And Learnings From Advanced Analytics

Marcia Conner

As the 2011 Cardinals’ season surprised everyone, I found myself thinking and talking about baseball more than usual. For example, Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane has become famous for the use of analytics, as seen in the best-selling book and motion picture, Moneyball.

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Tackling Wicked Problems Using an Iterative Approach

ID Reflections

It is linear, logical, and analytical. Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well-informed just to be undecided about them. Laurence J. Peter Recently, while doing a keyword search for complexity , I stumbled across an article called Wicked Problems.

Initial reflections on Slow Learning #change11

Clark Quinn

This is where deep analytics and semantics could generate some real interesting outcomes. I have to say that I found the comments on my initial post very interesting and challenging. A couple of themes have emerged that partly I want to elaborate on, and partly want to reflect upon. I believe in, and do try, ‘learning out loud’, so I’ll both try to elaborate and draw myself up short.

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Upside Learning

A study released by Massachusetts-based application analytics firm Localytics, today confirms the suspicion that we both love and are quickly bored by our mobile applications. This time we decided to do our homework, pack our bags and take a trip down the school days.

Slow Learning – #change11

Clark Quinn

There’s lots more: addressing the epistemology of learners, mobile technologies, meta-learning & 21st C skills, and deep analytics and semantic systems, to name a few, but I think we need to start with the right conceptions. This is a longer post launching my week in the #change11 MOOC (Massively Open Online Course). . Our formal learning approaches too often don’t follow how our brains really work.

Future of Talent

Jay Cross

Transparency, analytics, and privacy. Once a year, my friend Kevin Wheeler hosts a retreat focused on the Future of Talent and major trends in human resources.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

You can have the best software in the world, with the most sophisticated features, analytics and integration, but if people don’t use it, it isn’t going to add value.

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March’s #LCBQ- Assessing Informal Learning – Are you an accountant or financial adviser?

Spark Your Interest

For example, I signed up for LAK11 – Learning Analytics ( Google Group is here - may be able to access more information through it) , because I was interested in seeing what we might do with assessment and analytics moving forward.


New Horizon Report: Alan Levine – Mindmap

Clark Quinn

This evening I had the delight to hear Alan Levine present the New Media Consortium’s New Horizon Report for 2011 to the ASTD Mt. For the longer term (4-5 years), the two concepts were gesture-based computing and learning analytics.

Two Takes on the Future of Workplace Learning


At Brightwave’s recent Learning Technologies 2011 Exhibition , a group of trainers, training managers, and other learning and development pros offered up their best forecasts. Learning Analytics. Online Training distance education e-learning learning analytics

Clarity needed around Web 3.0

Clark Quinn

It’s done by massive analytics, there’s no homunculus hiding behind the screen cobbling these recommendations together, it’s all done by rules and statistics. I like ASTD; they offer a valuable service to the industry in education, including reports, webinars, very good conferences (despite occasional hiccups, *cough* learning styles *cough*) that I happily speak at and even have served on a program committee for.

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Latest E-Learning Insight and News

eLearning 24-7

and Schoology (whose basic version is free to education/academia) – The tie is because the super robust is their prem version, but nevertheless the basic version has the standard feature sets – including analytics, create assignments and events, assessment tool, email and SMS, filters. The Extended Enterprise blog post and directory will be visible this weekend.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

In process, we might look at the analytics surrounding our network. Dan Pontefract had a great post on TrainingWreck about the inadequacy of the Kirkpatrick model in a world where learning is increasingly collaborative and networked.