mLearnCon 2012

Upside Learning

Now that I’m back at work in India with some breathing space, thought I’d be good to make a note of some of the more interesting observations I had about mLearnCon 2012. Lots of sessions at mLearnCon 2012 revolved around these themes.

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Tracking sentiments

Learning with e's

This is known as sentiment tracking, a method that may well come in useful in education in the future. The Twitter example above is a very primitive form of Sentiment Tracking and Analysis (also known as opinion mining). Sentiment tracking is becoming much more sophisticated.

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Pick of the Month: November 2012

Jane Hart

1 - Visualize real learning – Mark Britz, 5 November 2012. ” 3 - What does L&D need to do to survive in the 21st century – Helen Blundon, 16 November 2012. ” 4 - Train the what? – Andrew Jacobs, 16 November 2012.

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

All of these trends saw significant uptake in 2012… and look to continue. By using the “Noun, verb, object” statements it’s able to track the important stuff, like what is actually being learned or done. It’s launching at DevLearn 2012.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

How it’s Viewed7 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Pages Interactive8 The Sky’s the Limit with the Cloud9 Translate Your Learning into Hundreds of Languages10 Track and Analyze Exactly how. Track and Analyze Exactly. Make sure that the tool you choose tracks every user.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

States standards tracking ( K-12 edition ). Here are #25 to #11 for 2012. 2012 e-learning e-learning vendors education human captial management learning learning management system LMS m-learning mobile learning TinCan learning management systems

Coming Summer 2012


Dynamic Calendar That Tracks Course Events. As most learning professionals know, gone are the days of static, sit-and-watch online learning environments. as technology has evolved, so has learner expectations. Learners today want something fresh, interactive, and engaging. They want options. They want what WordPress can offer. In fact, the WordPress platform is ideal for today's trend towards social learning, multi-level interaction, and ease-of-use.

Improve E-Learning Effectiveness: Track Duration


Duration tracking. Duration tracking is the total time spent in an e-learning course. First, the compliance training you offer may require you have reliable tracking of time spent and of completion. What do you think about duration tracking?

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My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. There will be more types of devices and ways to connect with our mobile learning world in 2012.

Tracking is not Learning

eLearning Development

Tracking data has become synonymous with measurement. This week I got an email from a vendor promoting the tracking capabilities of the product. It made realize how often tracking data is used to misrepresent training success. They see tracking metrics as “performance measurement” Tracking is not measurement and is no indication that learning took place, or that learning will transfer to job performance.

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Easy Methods for Creating Caption Tracks in Camtasia Studio 8

Visual Lounge

Have you been looking for a (mostly) automated way to create caption tracks for your videos? The post Easy Methods for Creating Caption Tracks in Camtasia Studio 8 appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Are You Mistaking Tracking for Learning?


A long-time L&D pro, Hegenbart warns against equating data that tracks how much training has been delivered with data that measures how much your training program has accomplished. In those cases, the tracking metrics do provide value.

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Learning In Practice Awards 2012

CLO Magazine

Crull's outstanding work in developing learning and development strategies has made her the 2012 CLO of the Year. The ExpertusONE platform allows learners to save time and resources, to easily track and measure learning progress and certifications and more. The ninth annual Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice Awards recognized learning leaders, vendors and organizations that have made a substantive and measurable change in business, vision, strategic alignment or leadership.

Fresh from DevLearn 2012: Tin Can API

The Learning Dispatch

SCORM allows us to track who takes training and how well each person performs. Tin Can, also known as the Experience API, is the next generation SCORM in that it allows you to track learning events you have not been able to track previously.

My commencement address for the workforce learning class of 2012

The Learning Circuits

That happened a lot in Denver, at ASTD 2012. Thank you for inviting me to share this wonderful occasion with the workforce learning graduates of 2012. The value of each emerges within systems, for strategic benefits, like making information available on demand, tracking performance, reminding of expectations, enabling tons of practice, or helping new customer service reps communicate with peers or coaches. I admit it. I love when people seek my opinion.

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

Upside Learning

In its Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions 2012 , Deloitte predicts that by the end of the year 2012, 500 million smartphones with a retail price of $100 or less will likely be in use worldwide.

Mobile Learning: The Future of Workplace Learning (CLO Summit India – Slidedeck)

Upside Learning

I too had an opportunity to share my thoughts, as part of panel of power session on the future trends and tools in L&D under the track ‘Mobile Social and E-Learning’. Last week I was at the CLO Summit, one of the largest gatherings of L&D professionals in India.

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“Learning the new” vs “Learning the old”

Jane Hart

For many people the word “learning” is synonymous with studying, lessons, classes, etc – because that is how we have been conditioned to believe how “learning” happens.

What L&D Professionals Should Know About Tin Can API

Upside Learning

That’s primarily because it has the potential to change the paradigms of workplace learning by tracking and recording learner data outside the traditional elearning environment. It’s great for tracking: Mobile Learning. The ability to track games and simulations.


Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

You can achieve tracking without having SCORM compliance, so determine if you really need SCORM tracking. When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound. The mlearning domain is still new to many, so this confusion is to be expected.

Porn, weed and fireworks

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, Australian Capital Tourism could have pumped the money into yet another traditional advertising campaign, but we all know how they’ve been tracking. HumanBrochure — Ryan Tracey (@ryantracey) October 28, 2012.

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Nuts and Bolts: New Year's Resolutions, 2012 by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

By all indications, 2012 is going to be a year of some major transitions in the way we develop and deliver eLearning. Jane offers some suggestions for resolutions that will keep us all on the right track.

4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS

Upside Learning

A semantic search function that understands and tracks user’s search intention and context. More than 2 years back, I had carried out a SWOT analysis of the LMS to get some understanding on the LMS scenario.

Why Easygenerator will launch a free edition of her authoring software

Challenge to Learn

This leads to better didactical design, courses that will adapt to the individual learning need of each learner and it has a big impact on the quality of your tracking, tracing and reporting.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

LMS integration : If you’re adopting mlearning for the right reasons, LMS tracking needs are quite minimal, leave alone SCORM compliancy. Qualcomm, for instance, track its mlearning initiative just like it would track its website – completion or competency is not measured.

The Role of the Collaboration Advisor

Jane Hart

is not about tracking “learning” activity - but helping teams and groups monitor their own productivity and performance improvements.

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12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

8 – providing support to groups to build and sustain their OWN communities of practices – rather than doing it for them, forcing them to participate in them and trying to monitor and tracking their activity. I am often asked how to support social collaboration in the workplace.

New skills for the learning professional in changing times #chat2lrn

Jane Hart

set performance outcomes/objectives and measure against those – not just track learning activity #wasteoftime. Yesterday’s live Twitter chat #chat2lrn was about New skills for changing times.

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How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior

Tony Karrer

Same interface for tracking fitness, but so much easier to enter because there are a LOT fewer items. Tracking each food item earns you points.

5 Ways Tin Can API Revolutionizes eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

With the Tin Can API, all of these experiences can be tracked and accounted for. Tin Can API (or Experience API) is receiving a ton of buzz… and looks to make a big splash at DevLearn 2012 as the spec nears version 1.0. We can track more details than ever before.

Educational Reform, Flipping the Classroom and Innovation

Kapp Notes

Somethings things just come together in strange and exiting ways to trigger light bulbs and a different or accelerated way of thinking. You may have seen all of these videos before but together they make a powerful case for changing education and viewing instruction and learning in a new light.

Three themes at Learning Technologies 2012

Good To Great

This year, though, I was able to really experience the conference as a delegate and a track chair. There is no shortage of blogs and articles out there already reflecting on Learning Technologies 2012 (and I’ll be adding more of my own over the next few days and weeks). This year’s Learning Technologies event was a bit different from previous years for me.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

Also, for these examples, I chose not to enable Quiz tracking, but Camtasia 8 does provide email and SCORM support for tracking. Here’s where I would make the recommendation to TechSmith that they look into the Tin Can API for better mobile tracking implementation.

Everyone Is Talking Mobile Learning. Brilliant!

Upside Learning

Last week we were at Learning Technologies 2012 in London braving the winter chill here in London. What sort of tracking requirements are there (if any). Just as we expected this is probably the best show for the sort of products and services we offer.

5 Tips For Managing Effective Blended Learning Through An LMS

Upside Learning

Also it helps in tracking and generating MIS reports for the classroom training occurring in a physical setting. This ensures that the formerly resource intensive task of tracking and generating reports is automated thereby increasing the efficiency of the training function.