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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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.

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

mLearning Revolution 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.

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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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Vote for The Best of ELearning 2011 Awards


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.

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.

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.

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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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?

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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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.

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.

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.

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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Tom Crawford: Design for Mobile The Ups and Downs of the Small Screen #devlearn @vizchef

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Tom Crawford, @vizchef, @viznetwork session at DevLearn November 3, 2011 in Las Vegas. That kind of tracking data is not available anywhere else.) Forgive the typos and omissions.

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.

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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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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.

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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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.

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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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 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?

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


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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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.

A Conversation with Andrew Hughes

Kapp Notes

We are currently aiming to achieve 1,000 students within this large complex grid by October 2011. There is a demand for motion tracking through devices such as Microsoft Kinetc and Webcams. This platform will be called Azivia and we anticipate having it launched by the summer of 2011.

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.

Ruth Clark: eLearning and the Science of Instruction: A 10 Year Retrospection

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from December 13, 2011: eLearning Guild Thought Leaders Webinar Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer’s book e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning – now in its 3rd edition. Eye Tracking Research Meta-Analysis Right now just have a few experiments in this area… Section 3 (of book): Use of Key Methods Evidence around practice, collaboration and learner control in learner.

The Leader Effect

The Performance Improvement Blog

Bernie Donkerbrook, writing in the Center for Creative Leadership’s July 2011 newsletter , makes this point: Everything you do (or do not do) is observed, analyzed and discussed by your people.

Unsuccessful: Unable to save the middle school from the flood

Kapp Notes

Three Quarters of the sandbag wall held, the section over the railroad tracks did not.

Adobe FrameMaker: The Page Count Variable for Books (Part I)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

FrameMaker's Page Count variable makes it easy to track (and reference) the page count of a single chapter. But what about trying to keep track of the last page of a multi-chapter book?

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5 Myths About Digital Natives

Upside Learning

It’s quite common to see older kids these days, using the phone on one hand, tapping away at a computer on another while conducting a conversation with a third person, all this without losing track of individual activities. I’ve been working on some learning related material for children. Designing for children is a totally different ballgame from the workplace learning we are typically involved in.

Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

This can be done using Google Gears to some extent, or with the Harbinger Offline Player all the way up to SCORM compatible tracking. I've been too wrapped up thinking about interactivity to pay attention to the pains learning managers must go through for making their Moodle implementations effective. So, when I sat down to talk with Dr Asheesh Choksi, technology consultant and architect, about Moodle, he gave me a 12-point program to add value to Moodle - which was quite an eye opener.