Top Ten Tools for Learning 2011

Experiencing eLearning

Google Docs is where I keep track of my time spent on projects, create quick drafts, and other tasks. This is the fifth year that Jane Hart has been collecting lists of top tools for learning. The list will be finalized on November 13, but you can see the ongoing results in this list. I have contributed my lists in 2007 , 2008 , and 2009. You can contribute your top tools too. As in 2009, I’m going to divide my list into personal learning and course development. Personal Learning.

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

Upside Learning

E-Learning Trends 2011. Learning Tools Directory 2011. TechKnowledge 2011: Why Learning Professionals Still Have a Lot to Learn. It’s 2011 and mobile devices are flying off the shelves faster than ever before.

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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.

Vote for The Best of ELearning 2011 Awards

eFront

Are you going to vote for The Best of Elearning 2011 Awards? The end of the nomination period is in August 1st and The Best of Elearning Awards 2011 will be honored at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo on September 27-29, 2011 at the Hilton Anaheim at the Convention Center.

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.

Key social learning resources: Part 11 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

My weekly Monday round-up of key social learning resources was interrupted last week by my Top 100 Tools 2011 posting , but this week we are back on track with a five more valuable articles and postings.

Learning Technologies 2011 – See you there!

Adobe Captivate

We will be present at the Learning Technologies 2011 show on January 26, 27 at the Olympia, London. Do stop by at our booth for daily theatre presentations on a variety of areas ranging from video, mobile, captivate roundtripping with flash and photoshop, tracking and reporting, creating engaging simulations amongst others.

Effectively using Acrobat.com with Adobe Captivate 5 for Tracking Learners’ Quiz Results [Webinar]

mLearning Revolution

Acrobat.com) with Adobe Captivate 5 as a lightweight Learning Management System (LMS) for publishing and tracking Learners’ Quiz Results. Here are the details of the Webinar and I hope you can join me: When : Wednesday, May 11, 2011. UPDATE. In case you missed this eSeminar, the recording is now available here: [link]. This week I’m hosting a webinar on how to use our free Adobe cloud (i.e.

Our Takeaways from DevLearn 2011

E-learning Uncovered

I made Friday my “stretch” day with extra coffee and two sessions that expanded my knowledge of backend analytics, tracking, and reporting. This week I attended my first DevLearn, and as hyped as it was in the months prior to the event, it did not disappoint.

The Smart Worker : needs immediate access to solutions to performance problems

Jane Hart

They are seeing far more use of the materials by doing that, and they can do some (light-touching) track of numbers of users too.

Introducing Share&Learn

Jane Hart

Well, Share&Learn is fundamentally a collaboration platform which supports the informal sharing of links, resources etc – but one which additionally provides the ability to turn on LMS/courseware functionality within groups (to track course activity) where it is required.

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does: PART TWO

Jane Hart

The traditional approach to measuring learning in the workplace, has been to monitor and track course attendance, or online test and course completions, and report success in quantitative terms – i.e. the number of courses each individual has taken and/or completed.

mLearning: The Time is Now

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Before jumping in, consider these points from Jason Bickle's eLearning Devcon 2011 session, Design Approaches for Adapting Content for mLearning. the need to track interactions from mobile platforms?

Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

Ask if you want to push and track content – that means the use of some form of media; these could be simple presentations, animations to more sophisticated simulation/games designed to push content.

Designing for the small screen

Bottom-Line Performance

Here are general rules touted at mLearn 2011; these rules will adapt to the devices over time: 1. Decide what is important to track. Tracking seems to be usage-based rather than completion based unless people attach an assessment to the end.

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Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

What actions/activities will need to be tracked? Mobile learning is in the air. It’s the buzz word in training these days and you can’t escape all the noise surrounding it. At Upside Learning, we have been doing a fair bit of mobile learning for more than two years now.

Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

Upside Learning

The need of the hour is — technology that enables organizations to distribute “just-in-time” updates that are both targeted and tracked. Globalization has changed the paradigms of business dramatically.

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

Upside Learning

in 2011, due to an increasing number of users who will replace feature phones with smartphones. While some use it for classroom management and attendance tracking, some use it to take quick notes and check relevant websites. This week we get serious about serious games.

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The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You?

Dashe & Thomson

Using this tool, instructors can track in real-time the progress being made by every individual in the class. One of the concepts in training that has taken the biggest strides this year has been that of the “flipped classroom.”

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Freelance Instructional Design: More Tips from the Trenches

Experiencing eLearning

Several people here in comments and in LinkedIn groups mentioned the importance of a portfolio, including Judith Christian-Carter : [U]se your portfolio because most discerning clients are looking for people with a good track record and ‘put yourself around a bit’.

Getting The Most Out Of Your LMS

Upside Learning

Tracking and Reporting. What is a Learning Management System used for? Administration. Documentation. Is that it? Not really. Most instances of the LMS are capable of a lot more than what they are currently utilized for.

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LMS Wikis: Unharnessed Potential

Upside Learning

For example, you could use a wiki to keep track of all your projects. The Wiki is one of the most under-utilized and underestimated feature of an LMS.

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100 things to watch in 2011

Jane Hart

JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2011 View more presentations from JWTIntelligence. 2011 C4LPT blog

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Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view. We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning?

I Don’t Care What You Had For Lunch: Finding Professional Value in Twitter

Dashe & Thomson

Here at Dashe & Thomson, we made a New Year’s resolution for 2011 to dig a little deeper into social media and explore how to use it for social and informal learning, increasing website traffic, and building networks.

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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Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

Jane Hart

Only what can be learnt in a formal context (and can be tracked) is of value. Tracking of learners’ activity on courses. Open access to content – lite-tracking of use. Mandating social activity and tracking of course and social activity.

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PowerPoint: Playing Audio Sequentially. and Automatically

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Last week I covered how to play multiple audio tracks at the same time. That wasn't so hard, but what can get a bit complicated is playing multiple audio tracks sequentially. by AJ George.

Learning In The Future – Exploring Five Themes

Upside Learning

As I get back on track, it’s time to start blogging in earnest again. We’ve gone from attending eLearning conferences to mLearning conferences; it’s just around the corner from mLearnCon 2011. It’s been a trying time of the year; erratic schedules, vacations and finding time to introspect has meant I’ve not blogged over the last month or so. As mobile computing becomes mainstream, it is worth thinking about the nature of learning in the future.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, you will now have to keep track of the resources and ensure they are stored in the same folder as the main SWF or they won't appear in your published lesson. by Kevin Siegel.

Writing & Grammar: Checklists, Part III

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I'm tracking multiple such projects across three to nine months at a time, so marking each step is crucial. by Jennie Ruby. This week I am featuring two different kinds of checklists from readers. One kind is a planning checklist with slots for recording the date each task is done.

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

Learning only takes place in a classroom or in a course delivered from our LMS, where we monitor and track it. We use lite tracking to ascertain useful resources. We will set up an internal social network so that we can track all the discussions that take place and make sure people are contributing the right stuff & learning from it. People need to be trained to do their jobs, and we need to keep track of it to make sure it is happening.

An Augmented Reality Future

Upside Learning

The app utilizes the iPhone or iPad 2’s front-facing camera to track your hands. The tracking works from a few feet away and is quite a technical accomplishment.

‘Mobile learning, just for the sake of it, is definitely not a good idea!’ – Some insights on Mobile Learning

G-Cube

Especially for corporate learners, tracking and evaluation is an important part of any learning material. So, tracking and evaluation is not really a challenge anymore.

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This LMS Has No Traps!

Upside Learning

In case a course is not compliant with these, then we need at least one HTML file to launch the course with tracking limited to open and nothing else”.

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