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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment. a.k.a.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, then 2011 will be the year of the deployment. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time.

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The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

I’ve often wondered why businesses bring in consultants and then refuse to take their advice. So how can we, as instructional designers and eLearning developers, avoid the problems created by eLearning-in-a-vacuum?

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Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

Our sales and consulting team provides guidance and support to prospects to understand mobile learning and take them through the initial steps of evaluation and implementation of mobile learning. What services will help learners be more productive? Mobile learning is in the air.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

My thinking about training evaluation was turned on its head by a presentation at the February 2011 MNISPI meeting by Beth McGoldrick of Ameriprise’s RiverSource University. In my role as Vice President of Client and Staffing Services, I know that training may not always be the answer.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components. Across all US companies, spending averaged $6,463 for informal learning tools and services.

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. 5 Tips for Creating Better Blended Experiences Remember “Transition to e-Learning” Development Tools.

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

by Barbara on March 28, 2011 in Instructional Design , performance support Accelerated Learning Mind Map While I was taking classes in curriculum design, we discussed, at great length, different learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Now the learner is responsible for helping create and shape the learning experience, and now they share the accountability as well. March 17, 2011 at 12:14 am # I am adult learner educator.

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012


Nowadays small and medium size organizations (SMEs), educational institutions, and independent consultants struggle to adopt an expensive eLearning solution. Voki - a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

I'm going to be moderating a CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum that looks at Entrepreneurial Opportunities in eLearning - basically where do we mutually see a good opportunity to create a successful eLearning Startup. It also wires into an online community and tutoring services.

Strategies for Optimal SME Engagement

Integrated Learnings

As we all know, subject matter experts (or as we like to call them “SMEs”) are key to what we do as instructional designers or performance consultants. We rely on them to provide insight into our project and to validate what we are writing or creating. When this occurs, it is very difficult to create an end product that moves the needle on performance within the time frame provided by our clients. Integrated Learning Services, Inc. By Dean Hawkinson.

Emphasizing Noteworthy Content in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

You could also create a standard icon or label to associate with these occasional critical points, so learners know to pull out the notepad when they encounter those symbols. One instructional designer I worked with created a form that prompted learners to record a small number of important points from an entire lesson, which encouraged them to identify a few of the most critical pieces of content. Integrated Learning Services, Inc. By Shelley A. Gable.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning


As a eLearning consultant I would prefer to use a human narration professional. For me it is unacceptable that eLearning organization create courses that they do not have voice.

Small Businesses: How to Get Started with E-Learning (Without Blowing Your Budget)


Check out 2010′s chart on the left compared to 2011′s chart on the right. cited it as an organizational concern and in 2011, 48.4%! Not every business has the budget to hire a performance consultant or a full-time instructional designer.

A 3-Part Tech Cocktail For Trouble-Free Training


It’s a free service for viewing and sharing high-resolution images online. Simply paste a URL to an image file in the “Create&# box and then click the Create button.

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Wonderful Brain

I suppose this taxonomy is true of many people and I’ll bet—in an unscientific survey—more typical among consultants than many other groups. Let’s concentrate on the very top of the pyramid—deep knowledge, significant experiences, expertise at all levels of work, and exposure to problems that required a significant amount of original thought and intellectual rigor—in the service of clients with specific problems to be solved.


Wonderful Brain

Instead—and most important to our story—these were the folks customers dealt with at the airport, at check in and on the concourse; ticket agents, gate agents and personnel, support staff and customer service agents assigned at two of their New York City airport locations. This was, and actually still is, a young airline; established and branded for quality service and a unique series of amenities on their aircraft.

Two Great Questions to Get Your Employees Thinking


But as author and consultant Tom Peters points out, “We are in a brawl with no rules.” What if we eliminated two of our products or services; what would the impact be on customers? What are two ways to create more fun and camaraderie in the workplace?

19 Tips From an International Trainer


Tim Allchin currently consults in instructional design, advanced facilitation and Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) consultancy with a focus on Early Childhood Services.

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Cultivate a Culture of Customer Service

CLO Magazine

When FMC Technologies experienced rapid growth in a business sector, its customer service performance suffered. They also realized they would have to provide training to facilitate continuous improvement in service, deadlines and a solid awareness of the customers’ value proposition.

Latest E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

They will need to create the best course possible and a 10 question quiz. The premise of these tools is that anyone regardless of their tech skill set can create a course. Since, the majority of training depts, learning and development depts do not have someone with a background in instructional design nor an e-learning developer in their midst to build the courses, a person who is either brand new to training or is a classroom trainer is asked to create WBT. Buyer services.

Profile of a learning architect: Dick Moore

Clive on Learning

Delivering the UK’s largest online learning service Dick Moore was Director of Technology at learndirect over nine years. Dick achieved this by bringing much of the work in-house (insourcing) and creating a user panel involving all key stakeholders.

New Territories and Innovations in Learning Solutions

Vignettes Learning

May 2011 bring you and your loved ones peace, good health and more wealth. Soon you can create your own private Vignettes Videos account to view pre-selected and the best of breed videos from speakers, members,, and We look forward to its release early 2011.

The Big Questions: Issues and Trends

Clive on Learning

How can we continue to provide a worthwhile service in L&D when we have half the bodies available that we had a year ago? First thought: Perhaps, if you see yourself carrying out a consultative role. How long does it take to learn how to create e-learning?

Profile of a learning architect: Tiina Paju-Pomfret

Clive on Learning

A portfolio of learning assets was created, which included ‘above the line’ learning interventions (instructor-led classroom and online classroom) as well as ‘below the line’ (e-learning, email and phone support, with corporate social networking groups).

Evolving From Service Provider to Course Creator to Software Entrepreneur with Sam Brodie from Offsprout Page Builder


Learn about the journey of evolving from service provider to course creator to software entrepreneur with Sam Brodie from Offsprout page builder in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. And then after that, created and released my course on Udemy.

Proof of Direct Link between Learning and Performance

Vignettes Learning

A financial services company of 2,500 branch offices wants to accelerate expansion to 1,000 more branch offices in 3 years. Conditions for a Successful Metrics Learning System “Enlightened leaders, pro-active IT teams, historically tracking numbers converge to create the right conditions.”

'Family' eLearning delivers human touch for Tesco Bank

Unicorn Training

Paul Murray, Learning Services Consultant at Tesco Bank, admits the novelty of the concepts had staff intrigued about the learning from the outset. The Tesco Family was created by Unicorn’s ‘Two Richs’ graphic design dream team of Richard Armitage and Richard Kelly. When Tesco Bank told us they wanted to bring a human touch to their courseware for this year we pondered for a while.what makes something feel human? Then it struck us – FAMILY!

Award Nominee Reveals His eLearning Authoring Toolkit [Guest Post]

eLearning Weekly

Several years ago we engaged a vendor to create three eLearning modules for a new product launch. So I offered to create the updates myself, if they would pay for authoring software. Since then, I have created numerous eLearning modules, games, assessments, and other content. They were very successful, and I’ve updated them twice since they were created. Maestro eLearning is a customer service company in the business of creating custom online training courses.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

Unicorn Training

As a eLearning consultant I would prefer to use a human narration professional. For me it is unacceptable that eLearning organization create courses that they do not have voice. Google has integrated eSpeak, an open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, in its online translation service Google Translate.

[Guest Post] Life Lessons from a Respected eLearning Executive

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

About the Interviewer Maestro eLearning is a customer service company in the business of creating custom online training courses [ [link] ]. They’re collaborating with industry consultants and vendors to launch the Maestro eLearning Awards. Steve Cooper has been nominated as Best eLearning Executive in the Maestro eLearning Awards , dubbed the OSCARS of the eLearning industry. What follows is an interview between Steve and the award’s organizers, Maestro eLearning.

Investing in Training in Downturns and Upturns

The Performance Improvement Blog

in 2011 – the largest gain in three years. And Training magazine’s research found a 13% increase in spending on L&D in 2011. To achieve this goal, they will have to train employees in how to create a better experience. The U.S.

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D


The transformation from the traditional role of ‘Learning & Development’ to the challenging role of ‘Performance Consulting’ in spite of many obstacles resisting such change! Do L&D professionals have the necessary skill set to handle the role of Performance Consultants?”.

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Free e-Learning books


Rops, CAE / President, Mickie Rops Consulting Inc. The Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro by The Rapid e-Learning Blog One of the great benefits of rapid e-learning is the ability to create e-learning courses much faster and easier than ever before.