2011: A writer’s odyssey

E-Learning Provocateur

2011 was a big year of writing for me, with 2 self-published books and over 40 blog posts. Informal learning. • Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment. • ElNet Workplace E-learning Congress 2011. • Top 5 things I hope not to hear in 2011.

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. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Here are my top 10 eLearning predictions for 2011.

2011: A writer’s odyssey

E-Learning Provocateur

2011 was a big year of writing for me, with 2 self-published books and over 40 blog posts. Informal learning. • Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment. • ElNet Workplace E-learning Congress 2011. • Top 5 things I hope not to hear in 2011. blogging writing award book books conference content development e-books e-learning ebooks informal learning m-learning mlearning mobile learning social media

Impressions of the Masie Learning 2011 Conference

Dashe & Thomson

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Learning 2011 conference, organized every year by Elliott Masie. Bill Clinton at Learning 2011 — at least, I think it was Bill Clinton. Uncategorized mobile learning Elliott Masie Learning 2011

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2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

Standalone mobile platform – it has its own reporting, analytical information, etc. Award winners for 2011. The 2011 Open Source Commercial System of the Year goes to . 2011 Commercial System of the Year. Awards LMS m-learning mobile learning Open Source 2011 award winners Absorb LMS Docebo elearninfo itslearning Learning Maestro 5 learning management systems Taleo Talent Management

Reflections 2011

Clark Quinn

Another area of excitement is social and informal learning. On this, the shortest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere, it seems like a good time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the coming one. It’s certainly been an interesting year, and a good one personally. I feel there are lots of reasons to hope for good things to be coming too. The opportunities are big. First of all, mobile really has taken off.

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Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). On the contrary, I believe formal and informal modes of delivery complement each other.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. If possible, please do not remove the contact information when you re-distribute the list as that is how I receive updates and corrections. link] or [link] January 28-29, 2011 Educa , Helsinki, Finland.

12 Most Popular eLearning Posts: January 2011 Monthly Roundup

Upside Learning

Wiki, although one of the most powerful sources of information, is one of the most under-utilized and underestimated feature of an LMS. January was a month of varied topics.

2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

The second part is a bit of evangelism hoping that more organizations will follow the path foreseen by my Internet Time Alliance colleagues, and move beyond just training to covering informal learning. For the annual eLearn Mag predictions, this year I wrote: I think we’ll see some important, but subtle, trends. Deeper uses of technology are going to surface: more data-driven interactions, complemented by both more structured content and more semantics.

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.).

What does 2011 look like for consultants?

Spark Your Interest

2011 is 1/12th over and thanks to my exalted status as thought leader (!!) for the BQ, I am compelled to write my predictions for 2011. Fear that their private information is out of their control. Others have put together a ton of great predictions already. Such as: Horizons report. Actual thought leaders – elearn magazine’s list. Tony Bates. More Canadian perspectives as described by Brandon Hall.

Beware who's selling informal learning

Clive on Learning

There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that historically we have underplayed the importance of informal learning, whether that's experiential, on-demand or social. I'm equally convinced that, with the proliferation of great social networking tools and the ever-increasing confidence that learners are displaying when it comes to managing their own learning, informal learning should rightfully play a central role in our future learning architectures. informal learning

eLearning Cyclops: Informal learning. Maybe I Can Informally.

eLearning Cyclops

Sunday, March 6, 2011. Informal learning. Maybe I Can Informally Assess Its Impact #LCBQ. This months Big Question at Learning Circuits is regarding assessing the impact of informal learning. Or more specifically: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? ▼ 2011. (23). Informal learning. My 2011 Predictions.

May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

But first a review of May 2011. Mapping informal and formal learning strategies to real work , Tom Gram, Performance X Design, 4 May 2011. Roles in communities of practice , Joitske Hulsebosc, Lasagna and chips, 9 May 2011. Tweet.

eLearning Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

Web Courseworks

Formal and informal learning experiences will merge and the differences blurred. 2011 distance education eLearning future mobile learning predictionsThis summer I attended the 2010 Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

My E-learning predictions and plans for 2011 #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

On that community he runs a series of post regarding ‘The big question’ The question of the month is: What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? I don’t think that 2011 will be a year of great transformations but these changes will slowly gain importance. 2011 Moving from the LMS to the workplace. 2011 will be a crucial year for easygenerator. Kasper Spiro: My E-learning predictions and plans for 2011 #LCBQ.

In case you missed it – 2011 in posts

Clive on Learning

Before I take my leave for Christmas, I thought I'd provide you with this summary of all my posts on Clive on Learning in 2011. November Profile of a learning architect: Darren Owen Shepherd accused of sensationalist claptrap Beware who's selling informal learning * Blending is a continuum Want to write? The Big Question: how to assess informal learning Can self-study be social?

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50 Posts and Articles that Made Me Think in 2011

ID Reflections

Inspired by JaneHart’s Top100 Articles of 2011 , I thought I should put down at least the top 50 thathas made me reflect and ponder in the past one year, has changed the way I dothings and shaped quite a bit of my work-life decisions. Not all the posts havebeen written in 2011, but since I either stumbled across them in 2011 or readthem with greater appreciation this year, I thought it fair to include these inthe list.

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The question of the month #LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the desired results?

Upcoming Events

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

March 13-16, 2011 | Long Beach, CA. The focus of this conference is on developing the best possible user experience for all types of software applications through well-designed interfaces as well as helpful and accessible support information. Adobe Learning Summit March 21, 2011 | Orlando, FL. I will be leading one session at the The Adobe Learning Summit 2011. The Conference for Software Users Assistance.

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The Big Question: how to assess informal learning

Clive on Learning

The Big Question on the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog is long enough to fill a post all by itself: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results?

April 2011 Monthly Roundup: 7 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

If the results of Learning & Skills 2011 survey by the Centre for Performance Development are anything to go by, technology assisted learning accounts for the larger piece in the learning and development pie.

How Much Does Informal Learning Actually Cost?

Dashe & Thomson

Current research indicates that 20% of learning is formal and 80% is informal, yet 80% of training budgets are spent on formal learning and only 20% on informal learning. Of that amount $30B is spent on formal training, and $180B is spent on informal and on-the-job training.

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eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

Do you have a similar story of unstructured, experiential, informal learning? Jay Cross, known for his informal learning research, tells us that approximately 80% of workplace learning occurs informally. In contrast, only 20% of organizations’ learning budgets go toward enhancing informal learning. And can eLearning become part of an investment in informal learning? By Shelley A. Gable. How did most of your workplace learning occur over the past year?

March’s #LCBQ- Assessing Informal Learning – Are you an accountant or financial adviser?

Spark Your Interest

How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? change the balance of formal vs. informal in our organizations?

Reflecting on my 2011

Jay Cross

The remainder of this post digs into posts, pictures, presentations, and what-not from my 2011. I downloaded the 2011 photos to a USB stick and put them in an electronic picture frame. I closed the Informal Learning blog in February; its job was done.

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mLearning: The Time is Now

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Before jumping in, consider these points from Jason Bickle's eLearning Devcon 2011 session, Design Approaches for Adapting Content for mLearning. an audience that needs mobile information?

Digitec Named Top Learning Management System Company of 2011 for Knowledge Direct MED LMS

Association eLearning

HealthTech Marketplace – the leading online directory for the Healthcare industry has named Digitec Interactive as one of the Top Learning Management System Companies of 2011 for their affordable, easy-to-use healthcare Learning Management System, Knowledge Direct MED. The news of this great honor comes just days after the product “WOWED” attendees at the Learning Solutions 2011 Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL March 23-24.

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Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Network thinking - Harold Jarche , December 15, 2011. 5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited) - Jane Hart , December 6, 2011. 12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead - Ross Dawson , December 4, 2011.

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mLearnCon 2011 Recap

Upside Learning

It promises three days of huge learning – intense ideation, discussion and information exchange for those interested in mLearning. It’s a great time to quickly recap those: First Impressions: mLearnCon 2011 Exposition.

Aprendizado informal

Jay Cross

Last Tuesday I delivered a workshop in Sao Paulo on informal learning to clients of fast-moving Brasilian learning company Affero. I’ll let the graphic recorders tell the story. Just Jay

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Dashe & Thomson

Social media can be an accelerant for social learning, both in formal and informal settings. Jane is describing informal learning, a term most often used by Jay Cross to describe the many forms of learning that take place independently from forced or “pushed” training programs.

Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

I spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Informal Learning. Even though informal learning has been around for as long as we humans have been, the use of the term ‘Informal Learning’ in corporate has grown significantly in the last 5-8 years.

Over-engineered for information transfer, under-engineered for learning

Clive on Learning

First when I sat in for a day judging for The E-Learning Awards and second during the Demo Fest at DevLearn 2011 here in Las Vegas. We over-engineer for information transfer and we under-engineer for learning. Mostly, the developers of these programmes are going to these lengths because they know that they're really just passing over information. But surely all that matters is that the information is relevant and useful.

Can Bill Gates Lead the Informal Learning Revolution?

Dashe & Thomson

This organization will build a set of game-based pedagogical tools and game-design curricula that can be used within both formal and informal learning contexts. It appears the informal learning push is making its way into schools as well.

13 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 25

Upside Learning

We recently concluded a great show at mLearnCon 2011. mLearnCon 2011 Backchannel – Collected Resources. This post collects the resources shared via the backchannel of the mLearnCon 2011, that was held between June 21 and 23 in San Jose, California.

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