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.

Want ‘Facebook’ In Your LMS?

Upside Learning

It also helps in creating material that educates customers and addresses their needs in a more organized fashion. I need ‘Facebook’…. Of late one of the things I’ve heard from prospects and clients is “I need Facebook in my LMS&#. Do you want Facebook in your LMS?

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Using a Skills Hierarchy to Organize eLearning Content

Integrated Learnings

Using different colors helped keep it organized by group. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed By Dean Hawkinson. Imagine that you have been assigned the task of creating a series of eLearning courses to teach a particular job.

A Text-Book App for Facebook well…mostly for iPad

Kapp Notes

Kno (pronounced “Know&# ) is a company that produces an application to for digital text books for downloading onto iPads, eReaders, the web and now for Facebook. Organize all your textbooks, PDFs and content in one spot (iPad only).

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

This organization makes the conversation seem more like a roundtable discussion. Patrick tells us: Talkwheel’s design makes class conversations easier to follow, more interactive, and more effectively organized.

eFront Best Open Source Solution Announced as Honoree for Best of ELearning! 2011


2011 Awards. 2011 winners will be announced at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo on September 28th, 2011. magazines and reaches over 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals all evaluating or implementing enterprise learning and workplace technologies across their organizations each year. Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Connect with us on LinkedIn Visit our Blog. ELearning!

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

Upside Learning

As people increasingly embrace social media and new technologies with open arms, social learning, informal learning and blended learning continue to gain a strong foothold in an organization’s learning palette. E-Learning Trends 2011. Learning Tools Directory 2011.

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

Dashe & Thomson

And when you hear him speak, you can tell immediately that the man is fascinated with and passionate about how the brain takes in and organizes information; the essence of learning.

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Now if only organizations understood that such networks could be critical to learning and in turn survival. Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. Like so many other Google products, this one is in beta and is gradually opening up to more users.

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

Integrated Learnings

Wow, that would be performance improvement in an organization. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Jay Lambert.


Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Ive worked in sales and marketing with various organizations, including 3M, the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ionix Medical, and the Itasca Project.

Google Plus: Initial Impressions

Upside Learning

It shouldn’t be surprising that I’m making lots of comparison to Facebook which is the defacto social networking standard right now. Circles is a great way of organizing and separating feeds; unlike Facebook’s fire-hose in your face approach. Does it compare to Facebook?

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

I said in my last post that Kirkpatrick’s four levels were all about the training itself rather than how the training affects organizations. Organizations such as PACT, ASTD, MNISPI, and the Digital Learning Forum get my creative juices going to generate new ideas and synergies.

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. 2011 with the Award of Excellence in the following two categories: 1.

Make Learning Supportive and Available Everywhere

Integrated Learnings

This year's 2011 Lectora user conference provided my first opportunity to hear learning futurist Elliot Masie ( of The Masie Center ) speak live; he didn't disappoint. Masie commented that today's top performers in an organization are both seekers of learning and avid networkers.

Steve Rosenbaum – Curation Nation - #devlearn keynote

Learning Visions

These are my live notes from DevLearn November 4, 2011 in Las Vegas. Facebook now stores 140 billion photographs. July 2010 – the US time spent online – when it changed to open architecture where everyone is a publisher – that’s where Facebook usage starting far outstripping all the other sites. Steve says he often goes to Facebook now first to find people.) Organizations have to trust your people. It’s not Facebook.

Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

Sure, lots of companies want to replicate ‘Facebook’ behind the firewall; safe from prying eyes, but open enough for employees to freely express themselves. Has your organization implemented a social networking platform? Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view.

6 Alternatives To Bullet Lists

The eLearning Coach

In the computer literacy example below, different multimedia file formats (on the right) are organized into a table by media type (on the left) rather than using four separate bullet lists. Join me on Facebook for more about eLearning, graphics and instructional design.

Elearning applications


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.

Blending social and mobile

Bottom-Line Performance

Its roots are NOT in mobile learning as social became a hit with the advent of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook – which emerged before mobile phones gave access to these sites. At mLearn 2011, the keynoter who spoke on social learning came from advertising/public relations.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Business networking not only brings new business and new talent, but it supports collaboration – whether it’s collaborating with internal team members or making connections outside of the organization.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy


To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. An organization cannot bolt on social learning just as it cannot bolt on a few Facebook and Twitter-like tools and call itself a social business.

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

Learning Visions

Facebook – a consumer marketing platform – great for promotions, contest, activities, feedback on naming things, civic and community involvement Communicate with an educational mindset. Supporting existing online training: Phase 1: Organize existing online: – this is a gadget, loads anywhere someone wants it – Sifting terms – browse for training via specific keyboards Phase 2: Wanted to support volunteers who were not IDs. There is no one way to organize data.

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Michio Kaku #devlearn opening keynote

Learning Visions

With this genome we can grow new organs from our own cells… Today we can grow skin, bladders, blood… Learning will be everywhere – in your car, in your living room, in your bathroom… In the year 2020, when computer chips cost a penny – we can grow organs, we can revolutionize learning itself! The Internet, Facebook and Twitter – spread democracy. These are my live notes from today’s devlearn keynote. Forgive typos and omissions! Michio Kaku: author of Physics of the Future.

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; how can it be?

Integrated Learnings

It's during this phase that we define an organization's true business need and determine whether or not that need can be resolved via training. It's the only way to prove that our industry is making an impact within organizations; and, let's face it, it's the only way to keep our budgets intact so that we can continue with our efforts. Our intiatives are supposed to make things better for both the learner and the organization; evaluation is the only way to know if that is happening.


Learning In The Future – Exploring Five Themes

Upside Learning

We’ve gone from attending eLearning conferences to mLearning conferences; it’s just around the corner from mLearnCon 2011. Given I’m only looking at a decade, it made better sense to organize these thoughts around themes rather than elucidating them individually. Lifestreaming – Persistent and Always On – Twitter, facebook are only the first wave of lifestreaming.

What does an mLearning participant look like?

Integrated Learnings

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around Mobile Learning, or mLearning for short, and how it is changing the face of learning in organizations. Obviously, there is a lot to consider when evaluating mLearning as an alternative delivery method for your organization. Do you have any other ideas as to what types of learners would benefit from mLearning, or do you have any experience using mLearning in your organization? by Dean Hawkinson.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media. Many companies block external sites such as Twitter and Facebook, but a lot of them are deploying their own internal social media sites or corporate-friendly tools such as Yammer. How are you using social media with training in your organization? You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Dean Hawkinson.

Fri April 29: ASTD Conference “Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind” #ASTDL20

Learning Visions

come to ASTD New England Area’s Regional 2011 Conference: Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind. Keynote Speaker: On Friday, April 29, 2011, 8:30 - 10:00 am -- Tony Bingham , CEO and President of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals will be our keynote speaker. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, then you’re not so far behind as all that.

Manager Engagement in eLearning Transfer to the Job

Integrated Learnings

If the purpose of an eLearning course was to meet a specific business need – something that would increase revenue, save money, or protect the organization from risk – it makes sense that a learner’s manager would be accountable for goal-setting and coaching for new skills after training is complete. After all, wouldn’t the organization ultimately hold that manager accountable for ensuring that the new behaviors that increase revenue, save money, or reduce risk actually occur?

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Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace.

Dashe & Thomson

If you take a second to think, I’m sure you can determine who the Connectors, the Mavens and the Salespeople are within your organization. Instead of relying on this collective to share ideas organically, however, try pushing a bit. Social Learning Blog - March 7, 2011 [.]

eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

In contrast, only 20% of organizations’ learning budgets go toward enhancing informal learning. Does this suggest that organizations are missing an opportunity to take learning to the next level? You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable. How did most of your workplace learning occur over the past year? Much of my learning came from brainstorming with peers, participating in online forums , reading (articles, books, blogs, etc.),

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


For me it is unacceptable that eLearning organization create courses that they do not have voice. Recent Comments Blog Archive ▼ 2011 (3) ▼ January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

Tony Bingham #ASTDL20 keynote

Learning Visions

Mercer it’s beyond competencies – the difference in individuals with same competencies are education, experience, exposure Every CEO has a different focus area (creativity, perofrmance, innovation, engagement, strategy, etc) Ask yourself: is your organization’s learning strategy aligned to what’s more important to your organization? How many orgs block Facebook? You can’t block Facebook on your phone! Today I’m at ASTD’s New England Regional Conference: Learning 2.0

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Social Learning in Financial Services – Tales from the Real World

Dashe & Thomson

However, I think there are a few inhibitors to social learning platforms along the lines of Facebook, YouTube, blogs and message boards. I read the posts of my friends on Facebook, but I rarely, if ever, post anything myself.

George Orwell's Advice for Writing eLearning Content

Integrated Learnings

Plus, using avoidable terminology that is specific to a single department in a company limits the reusability of that training for other parts of the organization. --6-- You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable. Learners can be fickle, quickly slipping into distraction or boredom if we ask them to read too much.