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.

eLearning & mLearning: 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Takeaways

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Tablets Many have coined 2011 "the year of the tablet" and I believe it. Even though Apple doesn't show at CES, their presence was certainly felt as the competition scrambled to churn out products that would be able to compete with the ever-popular iPad. by AJ George. Another year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has come and gone. What did this year's CES bring to the table for the eLearning industry?

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Product Review: Saba Social

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Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. I admit that in general I have been underwhelmed in the past with Saba.

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Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

API E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted Litmos LMS mobile learning Product Review SAAS SCORM Uncategorized craig weiss elearning vendors learning management system litmosSo what makes a Lite LMS different from a Standard LMS?

Product Review: EasyGenerator Rapid Content Authoring Tool

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Preview window can be seen in Chrome, IE, Firefox and Safari browsers, and when choosing preview will do so – based on your set criteria of what browser to do so (within the product). Which any product never wants to be. EasyGenerator.

Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011

eLearning Weekly

Designing or developing elearning requires experience in training and project management as much as audio and video production. I focus here on what I think are the top skills for elearning now, in 2011. Video Production. What are the skills you need to land an elearning job?

Product Review: Cornerstone OnDemand

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The hype on the product was huge, after all, the company’s revenue has increased significantly over the past two years. Search Connect – their search capability within the product. Product in general. In 1982 a film called Tron appeared on the silver screen.

Does The Food We Eat Affect Our Productivity?

Mindflash

According to the flagship study released on the subject by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2005, our nutrition habits have a direct impact on our productivity.

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Vote for The Best of ELearning 2011 Awards

eFront

Are you going to vote for The Best of Elearning 2011 Awards? Each year the Elearning Magazine allows professionals involved in the eLearning industry to nominate eLearning products and services.

Gamification vs. Serious Games–What’s the Difference?”

Kapp Notes

For example, creating a game to encourage people to buy a particular product or behave in a particular manner such as taking the steps verses and escalator (as shown below).

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.

Product Review: Liquid Authoring Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

Product: Liquid Authoring. In test version, product did not work in FireFox, had problems in Safari, but worked well in Internet Explorer. It is as though, the product itself wants to be two things to two groups of end users.

Two Software Tools for Creating Simulations

Kapp Notes

Add motions and gestures to the production timeline for more engaging eLearning content. Here are two tools that can be used for creating effective and engaging simulations. Let me know of other tools. SimWriter. Screen Capture from SimWriter simulation creation software.

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.

Product or process?

Learning with e's

But what you don't see is all the learning, thinking and the skills development that went into the mix leading up to Sophie's production of such a wonderful piece of art. We are not running a production line, and we don't need quality control. Picture the scene.

My 1-liners from ElNet 2011

E-Learning Provocateur

Erin McCuskey recommends treating your training video like a mini Hollywood production – with character development, a storyline and emotional connection – which makes it so much more engaging. Last week I attended ElNet’s Workplace E-learning Congress in Sydney.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated. Product training becomes real – they interact, engage and see it in real time, rather than a static experience. These vendors, I believe will consist of: Vendors who offer an authoring tool or game sim and will develop additional product lines tied to Augmented Reality. For the larger size vendors, I expect that by the end of 2012, to see a few systems drop their core learning features to 10% of their entire product.

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

eLearning 24-7

Award winners for 2011. The 2011 Open Source Commercial System of the Year goes to . To see the modules, select “products” Ideal for higher education and academia, it packs a whallop. The product offers a nice set of modules, but alas, only the two above are free. From a feature standpoint the product is slick. The product though has come a long way, and with some clever additions, it was just by a narrow margin, I selected Absorb LMS.

Future of elearning industry looks Bright!

Kapp Notes

According to a report by Ambient Insight, called “The Worldwide Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2010-2015 Forecast and Analysis,&# the worldwide market for Self-paced eLearning products and services reached $32.1 If, as reported in the Harvard Business Review , employee costs are five times assets (not uncommon in an employee intense businesses), then it only takes a 5% increase in employee productivity to increase profits by 25% of assets.

Product Review: Melon LMS

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For example, if Susan is having difficulty with a certain product or learning a skill, you can see if they are going to those areas in the course, how often and how long. Product: Melon LMS. E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning Lite LMS LMS Melon LMS Product Review craig weiss E-Learning 24/7 lite lmsWhile the Melon Lite LMS has some clever ideas, these get los t in interfaces that create more confusion then watching another Charlie Sheen meltdown. Front End.

Match Content to be Learning with Right Game Type

Kapp Notes

For example to learn declarative knowledge, critical information such as the names of products, ingredients and machinery simple matching games or drag and drop will address the needs of the learners.

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Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

In addition to e-learning, Talkwheel helps enterprises improve productivity and communication both internally and externally and allows users to organize their social and professional networks in an effective manner.

Product Review Raptivity

eLearning 24-7

Product: Raptivity. Don’t get me wrong, this is a product that offers some really great features, but it constant pitching within the product to upsell, becomes irritating, so much so, I can easily see someone blasting the product into recycle bin space.

The College Tour Right of Passage–Done Virtually

Kapp Notes

has created a product known as “ 3D Virtual Campus Tours.”. Franklin, OH April 04, 2011 – Designing Digitally, Inc. , Product Website: [link]. Well, its the time in my life where things have gone full circle. I am now touring colleges with my oldest son.

PowerPoint 2010: Animating a Venn Diagram

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

It would be difficult to add such an animation to a Venn diagram created with shapes and text boxes as outlined above because each section is not an actual shape; rather the sections are products of overlapping shapes. by AJ George. A typical Venn diagram has two or more related topics.

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia - Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. CERT and performance support - Clark Quinn , May 31, 2011. Monday Video – Doodling - Nancy White , May 31, 2011. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking - Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. 5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload - Luis Suarez , May 4, 2011. A big question - David Weinberger , May 1, 2011.

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20 Signs of Employee Disengagement

The Peformance Improvement

Poor product and service quality – employees are not doing their best work, are not paying attention to customer needs, and are not showing a high level of concern for quality. Employee engagement seems to be the current hot topic of survey organizations.

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Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.

Dashe & Thomson

Want to create something with a little higher production values? Every day, thousands of videos are uploaded, most shot on home video gear, with production quality that is – by broadcast video standards – absolutely dismal.

8 interesting things at CeBIT

E-Learning Provocateur

Well suppose you work for a financial services company that’s introducing a retirement income product for UK expatriates. I don’t find CeBIT very interesting. I’m not really an IT geek, so for me it’s a bit of a yawn fest. However I still like to go to the expo.

Preview of Articulate Storyline at LS 2011

Learning Developments

I was really impressed with the demo of Articulate Storyline at the Learning Solutions 2011 conference this month. Tom Kuhlmann gave a nice personalized walk through of what the product can do. The product is also introducing variables which will make it more competitive with Lectora or Captivate. This product will not be replacing the Articulate Studio.

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

Upside Learning

Read this article to know how blended learning will empower hundreds of millions of youth to lead healthy and more productive lives. E-Learning Trends 2011. Learning Tools Directory 2011. TechKnowledge 2011: Why Learning Professionals Still Have a Lot to Learn.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

From my first days as an ISD, I immediately saw the impact an ISD person has on production cycles with a technical team when left to their own devices without supervision. And so edCetra was formed based on the notion that ‘custom’ eLearning production can use better models that allow for creative instructional design while reigning in production costs.

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning

Learning Visions

user controlled media/production/playback (use your personal devices for your own productions - “looking from the bottom up”) 9. These are my live blogged notes from a webinar today with Float Learning: Instructional Design for Mobile #id4mlearning. Advance apologies for typos or incoherence… Brought to us today by: Adam Bockler, Float Gary Woodill, Sr.

Second Summer 2011?Learning in 3D” class explores another virtual world

Kapp Notes

So that is why collaboration in a traditional 2D product is so hard, no one knows who has everyone’s focus and so people talk over each other, hesitate to speak and just get frustrated because they can’t tell who has the focus of the group.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Kirkpatrick Revisited → Download Free Whitepaper The Top 10 Pitfalls of End User Training – and How to Avoid Them Given the current state of the economy, businesses large and small are looking for ways to improve productivity while maintaining quality.

To Improve Learner Retention, Focus on the Dynamics of Forgetting

Dashe & Thomson

If we get this right, increases on the productivity of learning can be enormous. When we talk about learning, the concept of retention is almost always an integral part of the discussion. For example, we frequently talk about how and when to present information to optimize retention.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

I mean it is not like something is going to change in just a few weeks for any such product. Innovation – if the product doesn’t offer some innovative features, then they are stale. One product reminded me of bad shareware. Identifies the best of the best and now identifies vendors who offer a reader discount when you purchase their product. They were selected because the fit all my criteria above and frankly it is a very good product.