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. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity.

Reflections 2011

Clark Quinn

With the ITA in particular we have been successful in getting some traction in this area, and hope to help more organizations come to grips in the coming year. I was thrilled to hear more discussion about this in a number of forums, and I think the opportunities to capitalize on finely granulated and articulated content will provide flexibility and personalization going forward.

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Crafting Feedback in Articulate

Integrated Learnings

The Development Tool Matters, in this case Articulate. I had a project come in the other day where the client requested to use Articulate. The client really liked the look and feel of previous projects designed with Articulate. Articulate does have a very nice look and feel. Most e-learning developers can recognize Captivate text bubbles or an Articulate table of contents when they see one. Hacking (eh, Crafting) Feedback in Articulate.

Top Resources for Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

link] Articulate’s Online Community Lots of sharing of templates and ideas in the user community. She helps translate theory to practice and has also just created a great little iphone app of useful ID terms. So where do you send new practitioners for ideas and inspiration?

10 Tips to Help You Get Started

Rapid eLearning

Learn more: If you’re an Articulate user, there are two good books and the user community with hundreds of tutorials and thousands of active members. Essential Articulate Studio ‘09. E-Learning Uncovered: Articulate Studio ’09.


eLearning Hot Topics from 2011

Integrated Learnings

It prompts a bit of reflection, and it highlights a publication’s best articles and posts, which helps me make sure I’ve seen the best stuff from the year. 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. Crafting Feedback in Articulate.

Getting a job as an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

Here are three ideas I have to help you break into the field: Strut Your Stuff You’ve got to show what you know. Captivate, Articulate, Lectora, and Camtasia are the big off-the-shelf authoring tools that seem to come up in a lot of job postings.

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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated. From helping stroke patients, senior citizens at healthcare facilities, to fitness to robotics and in education. I will admit it is one of the most disappointing features that failed to deliver in 2011. Many folks know of and Articulate Online. Every year, I identify five trends that I am seeing in the industry as a whole, and forecast on where they will be heading throughout the year.

Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses

Rapid eLearning

I like to provide some simple steps to help you move in the right direction. 3 More Free Tools to Help Build Better E-Learning Courses : We’re all on a budget. Here are three free applications that may help you build elearning courses. I’ll be working the Articulate booth.


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

Upside Learning

We have scouted the Internet to help you know how. Besides the latest scoop, news and stories, you can also find tips, tricks and tutorials to help you get the most out of this 9.7” E-Learning Trends 2011. Learning Tools Directory 2011.

Our Takeaways from DevLearn 2011

E-learning Uncovered

I knew many people there from #lrnchat and the communities that the eLearning Guild has helped to cultivate, and I met many others at the conference itself. And more than the “it’s great” factor, getting to know each other better helps us work and communicate faster and more smoothly.

How Good Graphic Design Helps Build Meaningful E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Here are some previous posts that help you through the first two points so that you can build the graphics you need. There are plenty of books on graphic design to help you get started. The books above can help move you in that direction. I’ll be working the Articulate booth.


Here’s How to Help Your Subject Matter Experts Build Better E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I’ve also included links to previous posts that may help. This helps build the context that is so critical to gaining expertise. Help learners create meaning out of the information you share. Subject matter experts know their subject matter. That’s why they’re called experts.

Some Thoughts On Failure

Upside Learning

Without a vision, there was nothing to articulate in the presentation. Each successive failure only exposes strategies that have not worked for the individual, helping him/her avoid the same pitfalls again. I’ll admit it; I failed miserably at something this week.

Snap! by Lectora Review

Integrated Learnings

comparing Snap to the two biggest competing products, Articulate Studio and Adobe Presenter. While on the whole Articulate is arguably a more rounded product with more functionality and customization options, Snap does have some notable advantages. We hope you found this post helpful.

LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

Here are some resources that I found that may help: LMS eCommerce Solution Product Review: Litmos LMS LMS For SMBs And Training Companies – A Year On, Is It Still The Same? What’s hurting the LMS market 2010 LMS Products of the Year LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers Low Cost LMS - Help Needed Why it’s hard to find an LMS LMS Spotlight: Topyx LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

9 Ways to Encourage the Adult E-Learners

Rapid eLearning

This helps with the initial engagement and sets the tone of the course. There are better ways to help people learn. What are some things you do in your courses that help the learners feel comfortable and want to learn? Tidbits: Hard to believe we’re in the final stretch of 2011.


The Six Hats of a Community Manager

ID Reflections

This couldmean creating a Training/Help Center on the platform that can be a one-stop shopfor users. Reaching out to users proactively to find out if they need help isalso recommended. Shaping theguidelines, screencasts and videos around these use cases can help onboard usersquickly to the platform. This could mean anything frominculcating practices like tagging for searchability, helping users to fill outtheir profiles for findabilty, to manually connecting the nodes.

Seven reasons teachers should blog

Learning with e's

Blogging can help with this process, enabling teachers to keep an ongoing personal record of their actions, decisions, though processes, successes and failures, and issues they have to deal with. I have written extensively on what makes a good blogpost and why it is so powerful.

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

They have Articulate courses, classroom courses, SharePoint sites, etc. A long time ago, the goal of an LCMS was to help to manage all of these kinds of assets. In fact, because content management is now so ubiquitous in almost all social networking systems (including Microsoft SharePoint), many companies are finding ways to leverage these tools to help aid content development.


Here’s Why Slide Count is Irrelevant to Your E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

Following are some simple tips to help build more productive elearning. Spacing the information over a period of time will help them retain what they’re learning. Tidbits: I’ll be in Los Angeles on November 12 doing an Articulate workshop.

Laura's learning cupcakes

Clive on Learning

I couldn’t help but be intrigued by one of her recent posts on learning cupcakes. True, you can’t get away from the need to carefully analyse and articulate the ideas contained in your materials, but you might not have to have much in the way of specialist e-learning skills.

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! January 3, 2011 11:31 AM Christoforos Online said.

Tips to Write Better eLearning

eLearning Brothers

You need to “draw” learners in and help them “want” to engage with your course. Here is a sample video tutorial we have built to demonstrate how to add a Glossary to an Articulate Skin. Who would have thought that simply writing an eLearning course would require the instructional designer to have so many different writing skills? As an instructional designer our writing has to motivate the learner, as well as, instruct them on correct processes, policies, techniques, etc.

Are You Asking These Questions to Build Effective E-Learning?

Rapid eLearning

This helped us focus on tangible results. The author does a good job of helping walk through the process of building objectives framed around understanding. I’ll also be doing a free Articulate jam session while in town. How we view effective elearning is somewhat subjective.

Cues that You Need an Image Instead of Text

Integrated Learnings

Even if your access to multimedia is limited, including an image for every sentence or two of text can breathe life into your story, make it easier to read, and help ensure learners absorb it all. If you use Articulate for rapid eLearning development, their Engage add-on includes several diagram-oriented interactions. We hope you found this post helpful. By Shelley A. Gable. We know that meaningful images provide a memorable and efficient way to learn information.

These Simple Tips Will Help You Build the Right E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Collect data to help make an informed decision. Tidbits: I’ll be doing a workshop for the Lincoln ASTD and then a free Articulate jam session. Learn tips and tricks that help you rethink PowerPoint’s role in your elearning. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop.


My Wednesday Webinar: Gadgets, Games and Google for Learning

Kapp Notes

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Creating eLearning Stories and Exercises with Articulate Storyline®. Need Help? Click the Contact Us tab at Our team is happy to help.

I Don’t Care What You Had For Lunch: Finding Professional Value in Twitter

Dashe & Thomson

Here at Dashe & Thomson, we made a New Year’s resolution for 2011 to dig a little deeper into social media and explore how to use it for social and informal learning, increasing website traffic, and building networks.

Sharp practice

Learning with e's

But my days of helping to fill the academic publishers' coffers are over. Actually, I articulated these very sentiments in What if they threw a party and none of us came?

7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

It’s worth spending some time on this because it will help you create the right visual context for your course content. Those are basic design principles that help direct the learner’s eye and use the visuals to assist in the communication process.

5 Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates

Rapid eLearning

So I’m always looking for ways to help people get more out of the tools they have. They help me eat up some of the time waiting and I know that I’ll be able to give away the templates. This template works really well with Articulate Engage. Swing by the Articulate booth.


Help Your Client See E-Learning from a Different Perspective

Rapid eLearning

Today, I’d like to offer a few ideas to help your client and subject matter experts understand what type of course they need to build. It does a great job walking through the process of helping your clients understand their performance goals and objectives.

Don’t be Complacent and Content

Clark Quinn

While it’s a vendor-driven show, there were several valuable presentations and information to help get clearer about designing content. The important point, however, is that articulating content has real benefits. Yesterday I attend SDL’s DITAFest.

What Do We Mean When We Say HTML5?

The Learning Circuits

As of January 2011, it’s considered a “living standard,” and browsers are continuing to change as the spec is revised. And that brings us to one final complication: The makers of authoring tools—the people we often count on to help us deliver on our designs—aren’t always very invested in helping us cut through the hype to find what we need. No doubt you’ve heard at least a whisper about HTML5 over the last year. It’s a Flash-killer.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

by Michael on March 7, 2011 in blended learning If you still believe that “classroom learning is the best learning” for your training and learning programs, I have some news for you. Jim: Glad you found the post helpful, Jeff!

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Are These the Three E-Learning Books You Would Recommend?

Rapid eLearning

It’s important to understand how people learn because it will help you build better learning experiences. Anything you can do to help you get there is a win. This book is great at helping you craft a message that has meaning and impact. Tidbits: 2011 is winding down.