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. My 2011 Reading List can be found here.

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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.

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12 Most Popular eLearning Posts: January 2011 Monthly Roundup

Upside Learning

Discusses about two performance support tools that would enable us to do everyday tasks more effectively and with less effort – probably with better results. January was a month of varied topics.

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Kick Starting 2011 With A Brandon Hall Research Webinar

Upside Learning

After a successful 2010, we are all geared up for 2011 with more events and more plans. Scheduled on January 19 th , 2011, this would be the first of many webinars that we have planned for 2011. The FREE 60 minute webinar will be held on January 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

Devlearn conference 2011: retrospective

Challenge to Learn

I believe that you have to add moderation to curation in order to be effective. 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.

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.

Third Summer 2011 “Learning in 3D Class”

Kapp Notes

What types of subjects are most effectively taught in a virtual immersive environment? Monday night in class we had the opportunity to check out VirtualU and see how it functioned. Here we are gathering to begin our journey to different worlds within VirtualU.

The Leader Effect

The Performance Improvement Blog

As leaders, we often don’t realize (or choose to ignore) the effect that we have on people in our organizations. Everyting a leader does has an effect on others, often unintended.

eLearning Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

Web Courseworks

The psychological effect: people’s understanding that their education is an ongoing, lifelong continuous process, will be greatly enhanced. 2011 distance education eLearning future mobile learning predictions

Lots of Fun at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011

Kapp Notes

You can find my slides and resources at the link Kapp’s TechKnowledge 2011 Resources and a great recap of the presentation at Cammy Bean’s live blog notes of my session (no one I know live blogs better than Cammy.). Ghostly effect on Aaron at Mystery House.

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Upside Learning

E-Learning Trends 2011. Learning Tools Directory 2011. TechKnowledge 2011: Why Learning Professionals Still Have a Lot to Learn. The hard reality is that organizations are not implementing effective eLearning as much as we think.

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Fourth Summer 2011 Learning in 3D class

Kapp Notes

So the questions for this blog posting are: Do you think this is an effective method of touring a campus for a college? For this class, we were privileged to have Andrew Hughes, the president of Designing Digitally visit with us.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] December 10-11, 2010 Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , hosted by the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. link] or [link] January 28-29, 2011 Educa , Helsinki, Finland.

Questioning Gagné and Bloom’s Relevance

Experiencing eLearning

Learning styles (like visual, auditory, kinesthetic) have much less effect on learning results than other factors, but we often focus on them heavily. Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren Hirsh.

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Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

I used this rule on a daily basis (though I did not realize it at the time) when I made a point to figure out what motivated my actors and the characters they were playing in order to more effectively direct and teach them.

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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.

Integrating Game Design Principles into Instructional Design for e-Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Example: supervisor effectiveness training where you talk to people in cubicles about employee security/workplace violence. Q: How does competition impact effectiveness? A: It can improve it; a Hall of Fame with a group of employees who work together can be effective.

Training Effectiveness – Should We Measure It? How?


Should training effectiveness be measured? How can one actually measure training effectiveness keeping practical constraints in mind? Manish Khanna cites certification (external or internal) as an effective means of evaluating the effectiveness of a training program.

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.

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment Version 2: BaseCamp 2011

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Recently, this environment was put to use again to conduct a program titled BaseCamp 2011, where nearly fifty managers got together to learn select topics in strategy, finance and leadership. In BaseCamp 2011, the presentations were hosted on TeemingPod , a social interaction tool. People not only learned how to conduct effective one-on-one meetings with their direct reports, but they also received process documents and made a commitment to participate in the new one-on-one process.

Attract Students’ Attention in 30 Seconds or Less

Experiencing eLearning

that I think would give you some of the same effect without the use of a graphic designer. Better Beginnings: How to attract students’ attention in 30 seconds or less. Presented by Dr. Carmen Taran. Thanks to the eLearning Guild.

eLearning for Leadership Training – Making it Effective

Integrated Learnings

This can be effective, however, the drawback is that the multiple choice answers limit the learner to choosing something rather than coming up with the answer on their own and receiving feedback as they would with a role play exercise in a classroom. Social Media - Using social media tools for collaboration among participants taking the eLearning course would be an effective way to replace the discussion and debrief that is part of classroom training. By Dean Hawkinson.

MT2 Announces 2011 Top Simulations & Training Companies

The Learning Circuits

With Ben’s expertise in simulations and games, I thought it might be worth mentioning that Military Training Technology (MT2) magazine recently announced its listing of the 2011 Top Simulation & Training Companies.

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Upside Learning

We recently concluded a great show at mLearnCon 2011. It’s no secret that effective learning cannot be achieved without a robust strategy. mLearnCon 2011 Backchannel – Collected Resources. And not a very effective one at that.

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Learning Solutions conference: the day after. #LS2011

Challenge to Learn

It would be interesting to find out what is more effective the US or the European way. ls2011 e-Learning Learning Solution conference 2011What did I learn the last few days at the guild conference? Learning is about people and not about tools. Sometimes we forget this, especially someone like me who works with a tool vendor. But of course it’s true, tools are the means and not the goal. But there is more than just that statement.

Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training

Upside Learning

The Centre for Performance Development has released the results of their Learning & Skills 2011 survey – which was held both at the event and online. Over a period of time it works out to be more cost effective but won’t always be saving you dollars in the first year.

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Upside Learning

Talks how games are not just fun and engaging, but bring about effective learning as well. 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.

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Creating a Sticker Effect in Photoshop

eLearning Brothers

In this screencast I demonstrate how to create a sticker effect with our cutout people images. &# /> &# allowFullScreen=&# true&# wmode=&# opaque&# allowfullscreen=&# true&# pluginspage=&# [link] />. Have you ever seen those fun graphics that look like stickers.

Flash Animation Bounce Effect

eLearning Brothers

I call it the bounce effect. Here is a quick demo I created showing this “bounce&# effect: eLearning Brothers Intro. Today I’ll show you a how to add a little more “visual interest&# to an Flash animating object. It’s a very simple technique but can really be awesome. I’ve recorded a screencast to show you how to do it. eLearning eLearning Tips Flash Graphic Design Tips

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What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

Upside Learning

I recently came across a report on the Deloitte website , which estimates that global Smartphone market sales will touch 375 million by the end of 2011. Slow Connections: Our mobile learning solutions should be able to work effectively on slow networks.

Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems

Upside Learning

This post specifically talks about how a Mobile Learning Platform can be used as an effective Performance Support System. We unveiled our mobile learning solution – Upside2Go – at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011.

Our Takeaways from DevLearn 2011

E-learning Uncovered

She showed some great examples of using graphics and multimedia in an engaging and effective way without going overboard, and what I appreciated even more, she consolidated research from some of the top thinkers in our field that discredit the overuse of multimedia.

The Smart Worker : learns best with and from others

Jane Hart

David Pollard, in a recent posting, has also pointed out that there are limitations to what you can learn online or alone , and in fact came up with a list of things that included: the social skills and capacities of getting along well and effectively with others (e.g.

Special Report: Leadership Development 2011

CLO Magazine

According to a 2010 study by consultancy i4cp , while 75 percent of organizations responding to the study cited leadership development as important, only 23 percent said they were effective at developing leaders internally – an incredible disparity between companies’ priorities and capabilities. It is with this gap in mind that Chief Learning Officer magazine introduces its special report on leadership development in 2011, seen here.

Silicon Valley Parents Question Value of Technology in Learning. Should We?

Dashe & Thomson

Not because I blindly believe those people who assert that technology has a negative effect on learning, but because I believe it’s possible that … we have jumped on the technical bandwagon without knowing fully what we’re doing.