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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

‘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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Building m-learning : Eliminating Redundant Effort

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Conference in Chicago on 4th and 5th October 2011 features a talk by Bijoy Banerjee on what he calls Single Source Content. Finally, it complies with tracking standards (SCORM, AICC) and accessibility guidelines (Section 508). Training Magazine’s Learning 3.0 I talked to Bijoy, Senior General Manager at Harbinger Knowledge Products, about his vision for eliminating redundant effort in building m-learning and e-learning. Okay, what's the pain point you are addressing?

Staying Sharp with Video Games

Kapp Notes

A series of cognitive tests were administered to track executive control and visuospatial skills. In an interesting study, a slightly older group of 40 non-gamer adults in the Forty Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, community, with an average age of 69, was randomly divided into two groups.

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Don Bolen Agile Project Management for Elearning Dev #devlearn

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from DevLearn in Las Vegas, November 3 2011. you track where you are on this chart – if you’re above the line, then you’re behind; if you’re below the line then you’re not working to capacity and you didn’t pick enough stories/backlogs to cover in this sprint.

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Find the Mobile Learning Answers You Need - mLearnCon 2011

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Come discover new strategies, identify the skill sets needed, learn best practices, and explore new technologies for designing, delivering, and managing your mobile learning at The eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon 2011, June 21-23 in San Jose, CA. Choose from more than 125 learning activities, including 80 concurrent sessions across ten learning tracks spanning mobile learning management, design, case studies, content, tablet technology, and more.

Celebrating 5 years of Raptivity : Form is Temporary, Class is Timeless

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So we added SCORM tracking, unicode compliance, accessibility, advanced editing, voice-over recording and loads of other features. In the game of cricket, they say a player's form is temporary, but the class is timeless.

Using Captivate to Create Cool Text Animations

Integrated Learnings

It’s screen recording is top notch for creating simulations and its ability to track variables and advanced actions makes it very versatile to my needs. by Jonathan Shoaf. Adobe Captivate 5.5

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

I have a few ideas of what these social anchors might be: Many companies now utilize LMS systems that can track a tremendous amount of student data, including check for understanding and test score data.

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Provide Feedback. But Be Vague About It.

Dashe & Thomson

Maybe a little vague, positive feedback will go down a bit easier and, in the end, keep your team on track to achieve its objectives. Well here’s an interesting dilemma.

2 of the Funniest Instructional Design Related Videos

Kapp Notes

Because training and “help desks” are so intertwined and helpdesk issues, if tracked properly, become part of training…but some things just can’t be “trained.”

Storyboarding – Challenges in the Process and Solutions


An added advantage is that it also has the ability to save versions of the storyboard and track changes. In the absence of track-record options, the ‘notes’ section at the bottom of each slide can be used for the purposes of client communication, comments or suggestions.