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 Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] January 2011 January 2-5, 2011 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 12 th , Bangalore, India. link] or [link] January 28-29, 2011 Educa , Helsinki, Finland.

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Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager

ID Reflections

How does this tie in with the role of a community manager, you may ask! What role can an enterprise community manager play? In this case, the community manager's role would be akin to that of a museum curator. Faced with the tsunami of information, we are all floundering to find our way to content that actually matters. From setting up filters--both of the automated and human variety--to trying to make sense of what we find, we are in a fix, so to speak.

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. I've marked with asterisks a few posts that were particularly significant from my point of view. December Where is the model for e-learning? Massively scalable training * Face-to-face is for special occasions * Can we dispense with email?

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. link] December 5-7, 2011 International Digital Curation Conference: Public?

ELearning Project Managers – Misunderstood Heroes

Upside Learning

I then gave my friend an overview of the project lifecycle and the Project Manager’s role at each stage. A Project Manager’s role is similar to that of a Conductor in an orchestra. I would love to know what you think of the role of a Project Manager.

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 will play a big role. Something that I am really taken with at the moment is Girl Effect , which to me, demonstrates brilliantly how e-learning could really play a unique role in a non-traditional client base. Others have put together a ton of great predictions already. Such as: Horizons report.

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace


L&D’s Role in the VUCA World. Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today. Assuming we have such Purpose Driven Workplaces (PDW) what would be L&D’s role?

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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 . Course subscription/catalog which can be viewed by group, job role, etc. 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

Future of elearning industry looks Bright!

Kapp Notes

This, in part, has led to ASTD reporting in their 2011 Learning Executive’s Confidence Index that 42% of learning executives surveyed indicated that they plan on increased expenditures on outsourced or external services to aid in the learning function and 81% anticipate resource availability to remain the same or improve in the next six months. Reports, factors and the current market conditions strongly indicate that elearning is going to be a growth industry over the coming years.

Match Content to be Learning with Right Game Type

Kapp Notes

These are where a learner assumes a specific role like a sales representative or claims analyst and then is confronted with a problem they must solve.

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In Defense of the Term “Gamification” as used by Learning Professionals

Kapp Notes

Our role, as I see it, is not to shy away from extrinsic motivation or to condemn it, instead we need to be beacons of light that show people how to do it properly.

14 reasons why your multiple-choice quiz sucks

E-Learning Provocateur

You try to trick me rather than confirm my understanding of the central concepts, so remind me: what’s the purpose of your role in this organisation? Unlike some of my peers, I’m not an opponent of the multiple-choice quiz.

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Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

Lurking and its role in communities has been on the forefront of my mind for the past few days. It has received a lot of attention in the past from the thought leaders in the realm of learning and the role of communities in personal as well as organizational learning.

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. This will (over time) change the role of the professional e-Learning author. 2011 will be a crucial year for easygenerator.

ARCS Model: Good for Game Design

Kapp Notes

Inquiry arousal is the use of stimulating curiosity by presenting a question or problem the learner is interested in solving or providing a role play or hands on experience for the learner. There are several ways to look at games and motivation. One way is to examine games through the four factor model developed by John Keller , this model is well known in the field of instructional design and is used as a framework in creating e-learning and courseware.

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20 Signs of Employee Disengagement

The Peformance Improvement

Difficulty developing talent , especially leadership talent – few employees are aspiring to or stepping up to leadership roles on teams, on projects, and for open positions. Employee engagement seems to be the current hot topic of survey organizations.

Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.

Dashe & Thomson

Money The third reason training departments will play a different role in the future: budgets. Posts vía RSS » Blog Archive » Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become Extinct | Social Learning Blog - May 16, 2011 [.]

Learning vs Development

E-Learning Provocateur

The role of the L&D professional is to facilitate it: • Communities of practice. When we refine our views of the corporate system and our roles in it, we think more strategically, work more efficiently, and collaborate with one another more effectively.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities


They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. This post, as the title says, is about Corporate Universities (CU) and the role of MOOCs therein. I will highlight a few shifts and trends that will likely have an impact on the role of a CU in today’s world: Capability development and continuous learning will be critical to business success. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

As people who play a big role in making sure employees are connected to the information they need to be the most effective and efficient workers possible must understand and utilize the tools businesses use for curating their information. One of the great things about my travels is that I get to speak with all kinds of interesting folks who are thinking about learning is new and innovative ways.

Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

Kapp Notes

Promoting motivation with virtual agents and avatars: role of visual presence and appearance by Amy L. Here are some thoughts and ideas related to Albert Bandura’s social learning theory. Bandura’s social learning theory indicates the effectiveness of human social models in influencing another to change behaviors, beliefs or attitudes, as well as social and cognitive functioning.

Cathy Moore on Saving the World from Boring eLearning

Learning Visions

We need to redefine our roles in organizations from converting infomration in a course to becoming performance consultants.

The Big Question: how to assess informal learning

Clive on Learning

L&D does have a role in encouraging and supporting informal learning – making sure the infrastructure and the culture is as supportive as it can be.

Instructional Design for Beginners – What Motivates People To Learn?

Upside Learning

Adopt strategies such as games or role-play to get learners involved with the material or subject matter. ? EyeWitness is designed to immerse the player in a virtual Nanjing, 65 years ago, and to allow the player to take the role of a cameraman assigned to the Japanese Invasion.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

Upside Learning

Today, mLearnCon 2011 opens it doors to hundreds of visitors from in and around the US. Over the last three years there have been various predictions, ranging from pessimistic to optimistic, about the role that mobile learning will play in the world of learning.

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I often have conversations about the role of social media in learning processes. Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. How can you learn from 140 characters?!

Profile of a learning architect: Charles Jennings

Clive on Learning

The change in culture was emphasised by changing all job titles from ‘training’ to ‘learning’, emphasising the new role as enablers rather than providers. Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action.

Beware who's selling informal learning

Clive on Learning

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. 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.

Falling in Love all Over Again with ISD – with Allison Rossett at #ASTD2011

Learning Visions

These are my notes from a session with Allison Rossett “Falling in Love All Over Again—With ISD” at ASTD ICE in Orlando, May 24, 2011. Use role modeling and conversations. Forgive typos and incoherence… ** ISD got its start in WWII – when the country was preparing soldiers for war. 400 + films – taught standards. Observations in classes to see that standards were met.

Power vs Ease of Use: Do We Need to Choose One?

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

That said, the role of template designer is to support a wide range between the minimum and the maximum number of such elements. Industry gurus have long maintained that authoring tools can be either powerful or easy to use. They say: choose one. I say: I want both. Is that possible?

Devlearn conference 2011: retrospective

Challenge to Learn

I do believe that it is not a threat for e-Learning authors but a great change to get a greater and even more meaningful role. 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.

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Why we need less instruction

Clive on Learning

Instruction has an important role, as one of our strategies for learning and performance. One of the many problems I have with the term 'instructional designer' is that it implies that the only strategy of relevance to learning in the workplace is instruction.

Instructional Design Lessons from the World of Theatre

Dashe & Thomson

Just about any actor will tell you that learning lines is only a small part of what he or she does to rehearse and perform a role. For more than a decade in the late part of the last century (I get a kick out of saying that) my life was theatre.

The Gamification Of SAP

Upside Learning

I’ve written about gamification several times over the last few years, as I believe it will play an important role in the future of Elearning. Came across this really interesting article about gamification at SAP. Definitely worth a read.

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Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

As you can see: from the wrap-around model to collaboration social media is playing an increasingly central role. This also means that your role as facilitator is different in the collaboration model from the wrap-around and integrated model.

The Complexity Of Learning

Upside Learning

This is the sort of behavior that plays an important role in learning. Have been reading about the science of ‘ Complexity ’ recently, and find that many of the aspects described apply equally well to learning.