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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.

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.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. They found that the employees near the edge of a cluster were more effective at problem-solving than those in the middle of a cluster.

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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Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal.

ADDIE isn't Dead; it's just more Agile

Integrated Learnings

And that's why the Agile method is so appealing. The speed in which we can effectively perform this with ADDIE will always be a factor. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Jay Lambert.

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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

By their nature as an easy to update discussion forum/document repository/collective know-how workspace, wikis provide a natural outlet for the sort of informal learning that is so central to any truly effective learning initiative. If you’re not using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, wikis, etc.,

5 Ways to Tell Stories in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

They’re a relatively quick read, an effective method for displaying dialog, and visually engaging. If the rest of an eLearning lesson follows a standard, templated look, using fun images can contribute to the story’s attention-grabbing effect. not including dialog), then a timeline format may be an effective way to communicate a sequence of events and consequences. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

This same effect is seen in ant colonies and bee hives, as noted in another fascinating article I found in a post by Gisela Jonsson, titled “ Ants are stupid, ant colonies are smart.”

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

They may by very knowledgeable about the technology behind a tool but can’t bridge the gap to explaining its usage to the people who will be using it, or they don’t know of the most effective learning solutions (e.g.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1).

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The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

by Andrea on February 23, 2011 in social learning The other night I attended a lecture at the University of Minnesota Medical School. First to prove they are safe and then to prove they are effective.

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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.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Tom Gram, in the February 17, 2011 post on his Performance X Design blog, says that our training programs are working when we can point to evidence and linkages in performance terms.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

That’s all fair, and we should seek to accommodate as many people as possible in our pursuit of effective training. And yet that’s effectively what is happening when we present text visually and then have someone say it at the same time.

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Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

Military by Jim on May 19, 2011 in Gaming Theory Think game-based training doesn’t have anything to offer your organization in the way of savings?

ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?

Integrated Learnings

Perhaps, out of necessity, we gather what information we have, make a best guess, and go for it a la the Agile development method , but we must still take that step. But as evidenced in many, many posts, articles, conversations, and presentations, we have to find some means to evaluate and effectively measure our programs. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Jay Lambert.

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Modal Windows, Overlays, & Boxes, Oh My!

Integrated Learnings

Pop-up a movie clip and add a “dim the lights” effect. When creating a modal window, always make it clear how to return to the underlying screen, and think through which method works best from a user interface standpoint. By Joseph Suarez.

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Ruth Clark: eLearning and the Science of Instruction: A 10 Year Retrospection

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from December 13, 2011: eLearning Guild Thought Leaders Webinar Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer’s book e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning – now in its 3rd edition. Smart phone…search functions…facebook/web 2.0…gaming…the Some instructional methods for beginning learners may degrade learning for experts. (it

The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

Up until now the effects of these failed implementations have amounted to little more than lost opportunities.

Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

To start answering these questions, we have to acknowledge that formal learning, as we know it today, will not be effective in the future. In the coming years, successful learning professionals will not be those that focus on traditional training methods.

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The Wisdom of Experience: Simplifying Complex Learning Targets.

Dashe & Thomson

The cause and effect is easy to understand. We’ve come up with a couple of methods that I’d like to share. This effects workers in northern states more often than in the south so we have made that point abundantly clear throughout the program.

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

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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.

Games in Learning: Review of Grockit.com

Dashe & Thomson

What’s not to love about a learning strategy that is informative and empirically proven to be effective, yet engaging and entertaining at the same time? With that in mind, I’ve been reading up on how schools and educational companies have been using new technologies in their teaching methods.

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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

This movie should be required viewing for anyone in the learning industry – it demonstrates all the ingredients for effective learning. Weber also points out how effectively additional techniques demonstrated in the movie – like music, movement, and humor – open the mind to learning.

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Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

But why is video so much more effective at accelerating innovation than, say, print – or even eLearning? Mark Durgee April 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm # Jon- I, too, am interested in learning how video can be incorporated into informal learning programs as part of a Web 2.0

Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

Dashe & Thomson

What happens in class is interactive problem solving – which means, in effect, that the “teachers have used technology to humanize the classroom,” he says.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Allow your learners to actively share their experiences and effectively leverage the knowledge and experience of your learners to help them teach each other. March 17, 2011 at 12:14 am # I am adult learner educator.

Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

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by Paul on April 20, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , social learning Over the last few months I’ve discussed with my brother, a professor at Bethel University here in Minneapolis, how to incorporate social media into his classes.

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Specifying a Criterion in Performance Objectives

Integrated Learnings

If you’re in the Design phase of a training project, you’re likely formulating performance objectives and selecting instructional methods. In the grand scheme of things, those behaviors impact key performance indicators, which we can assess as part of evaluating training’s effectiveness…but I still have some behaviors not clearly associated with a statistic. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

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by Jolene on March 11, 2011 in Gaming Theory , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning Over the last year or so, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to incorporate games into eLearning instructional design projects. To be effective the game must make work seem like play.

Applying Usability Techniques to eLearning Documents

Integrated Learnings

What usability techniques could improve the effectiveness of online support documents? Is your document findable using methods learners would likely use to find it? You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Donna Bryant. If you have ever designed online support documents that are used for quick online reinforcement learning, you know that not only do the documents need to contain the right information, but they must also be usable online.

My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It's not “to be.

Dashe & Thomson

Nothing new, really, but it reinforced the idea that effective training can only be accomplished by doing , not being told. In effect, he was driving; I was just executing the commands.

Who's Going to Build the Social Learning Roads?

Dashe & Thomson

by Paul on April 20, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , social learning Over the last few months I’ve discussed with my brother, a professor at Bethel University here in Minneapolis, how to incorporate social media into his classes.

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Live Training vs. eLearning: Which is Better? The Results Part II

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, as I reviewed the responses from readers over the past two weeks, I found that far more readers favored a combination of classroom or instructor-led methods and eLearning. One reader tells us that surveys show that classroom training is preferred by learners: "As a global organization, we have encountered the e-Learning vs. classroom battle as well.results from internal surveys have shown that the preferred method of learning is via classroom training."