Interview With Mobile Learning Thought Leader Mayra Aixa Villar

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As Scott McCormick stated in his recent presentation at mLearnCon 2013, 10 Essentials for Successful Mobile Learning Implementation , re-imagination is the first and the most important aspect to consider. Emerging Technology emerging trends and technologies Mobile Learning interview mLearning Mayra Aixa Villar. I had the opportunity to interview Mayra Aixa Villar , instructional designer and thought leader in the mobile learning space.

6 Emerging Technologies in Education


The Horizon Report has identified six technology disciplines that are emerging within classrooms across the United States. It certainly is an exciting time to be involved with learning and technology. Because of the great advances we are making in educational technology, new doors of opportunity are opening in classrooms. Some of these will take some time to implement, but others you can start using today if you want.


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2013 Corporate Learning Trends: Where Are We Now? (White Paper)

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The white paper focused on 7 trends we expect to see grow in 2013 and beyond. Based on what we’ve seen through industry conferences (ASTD ICE 2013, Training 2013 anyone?), Revisiting Sharon’s 2013 Learning Trends. in 2013, so most LMS’s are not yet compatible. Nearpod has primarily been marketed to the K-12 sector, but we have hosted Nearpod training sessions for our corporate clients in 2013.

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2013 Reflections

Clark Quinn

The most interesting aspect to me are the discussions that emerge after sessions, whether I’m the one presenting or I’m getting a chance to listen to someone else. You’ll see more writing emerging in articles, chapters, etc, soon. It’s appropriate to look back at the year, here at the end of it. Reflection is a powerful and all-too-neglected tool. My year started off with a bit of travel and ended up with a lot of thought, writing, and preparation.

Making sense of emerging technologies

Clark Quinn

The top element, by far, was to keep up with emerging technologies. The point is to map core capabilities and emerging capabilities, and use those to evaluate technologies for supporting learning and performance. Last week I was attending the board meeting for eLearnMag , the Association of Computing Machinery’s ezine on eLearning. The goal was to bring together the board to discuss new directions.

3 emerging services of the L&D Department

Jane Hart

As I prepare myself for an upcoming meeting on the Future of Workplace Learning, I have put together a simple slide to show what I see as 3 emerging services of the future L&D department. Content Production Service - creating courses and resources Learning Concierge Service – identifying one-size-fits-one solutions for ad hoc performance problems [.]. Social learning

BETT Show 2013

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I feel sure there is a niche still just waiting to be filled, but looking at the more recent Gartner Techno curve I confess virtual worlds do seem to be only just emerging from the Trough of Disillusionment, so I guess frustrating though it is, it’s going to be a case of wait and see; personally I remain optimistic. Made my way to the BETT show and first time at Excel center for me anyway, even bumped into a couple of people I knew there, had a catch-up, always good.

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CME Blended Learning: CHEST 2013

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CHEST 2013 showcased ACCP’s dedication to provide high-tech and high quality continuing education opportunities for their members. The ACCP Simulation Center offers crucial instruction on emerging procedures that even many medical schools cannot teach because of a lack of technological resources. The post CME Blended Learning: CHEST 2013 appeared first on Web Courseworks.

10 resources I enjoyed in February 2013

Jane Hart

Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, and collate them in my 2013 Reading List , the important thing for me about curation is also taking some time to analyse what I’ve found to try and make sense of it all, and consider how it adds to my own thinking and practice. So here is my selection from February 2013. Here are a couple of snippets from two others I found useful reading: Working from home , Nigel Paine, 27 February 2013.

Gartner Hype Cycle for Education, 2013

Learning Visions

I''ve heard of the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, but never realized there was one for Education. The 2013 Gartner Hype Cycle for Education takes a focused look at digitalization trends on learning technologies, showing things like Quantum and Affective Computing on the uptick; Big Data and MOOCs at the peak; ideas like BYOD Strategies slipping into the trough; Tablets climbing the Slope; with E-Book Readers, Self-Publishing, and Mashups hitting the plateau.

2 Essential Characteristics of an LMS in 2013


As people become more familiar with the capabilities now available because of TinCan, expect to see new offerings, businesses, and tools emerge. This is a big year in the realm of elearning, especially with the rapid growth of MOOCs and new technology hitting the scene. As such, we can reasonably expect some shifts in the learning space paradigm across many areas. One of the biggest driving forces behind this eventual shift is the formal introduction of TinCan API.


Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider

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in May 2013. Emerging Technology emerging trends and technologies Experience API Tin Can API elearning emerging trends experience api LMS scorm tin can api Tin Can. Experience. TIN CAN! Experience! We’re all hearing about it… but what is it? For starters, the official, government-sanctioned name is “Experience API.” It’s the next generation of SCORM… an API for distributed learning. You’ll probably still hear it called “Tin Can” sometimes, but that was a working title.

ISTE 2013 Presenter Profiles: Rob Zdrojewski

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We’re SO excited for ISTE 2013 ! Rob Zdrojewski is a NY State certified K-12 Technology Education Teacher at Amherst Middle School and Adjunct Professor in the online Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. What will you be presenting at ISTE 2013? The post ISTE 2013 Presenter Profiles: Rob Zdrojewski appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

The best elearning reads of 2013


The Emerging Collaborative & Sharing Mentalities of the Millenial Generation , P2P Foundation’s Blog. The Top 10 Workplace Trends Of 2013, Dan Schawbel , Forbes. Every month we put together a list of our favorite articles for our monthly newsletter – we’ve put those lists together to create this list of best reads in elearning and learning for the year! YouTube another MOOP (Massive Open Online Pedagogy) Learning will not be televised, it will be digitised , Donald Clark.

5 Key Mobile Learning Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report [Slides]

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In her presentation, Mary Meeker said that “ Wearable computing is emerging as the type of significant technology shift that will drive innovation in the way personal computing did in the 1980s or mobile computing and tablets are doing currently ” and I couldn’t agree more. I leave you with all 100 slides from Mary Meeker’s presentation: KPCB Internet Trends 2013 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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Toolkit: Tools for Delivering eLearning with HTML5 (Part 1) by Joe Ganci

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Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Emerging Topics Since Flash stopped being the default tool of choice for cross-platform development, eLearning. producers. have been looking for an alternative, and HTML5 is the usual suspect. This month, Joe talks about. browser. compatibility with HTML5, and he identifies development tools that support delivery to HTML5.

Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities – New White Paper by Sharon Boller

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In section two, “Emerging Trends and Technologies,” Sharon shares the 7 learning trends that will grow in 2013 and beyond: 1. BLP News e-Learning emerging trends and technologies game based learning Learning Games Mobile Learning Social Learning emerging trends learning design white paperSharon Boller , President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: “Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.”

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Less Focus on the LMS; More Focus on Tin Can API

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It will take time for organizations who have made a major financial commitment to traditional LMSs to abandon them completely… but look for Tin Can to make major inroads in 2013. Emerging Technology emerging trends and technologies Mobile Learning Learning Trends tin can api white paperThis is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.


Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013


e-Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. In case you are interested to master this emerging standard, here is a course from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) that is specifically designed for e-learning professionals: • [link]. What are the other emerging technologies that you think could be disruptive for e-learning?

Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning

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Emerging Technology emerging trends and technologies Learning Design Social Learning emerging trends social learning white paperThis is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] January 2013 January 2-5, 2013 The Association for Science Education Annual Conference, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK. link] January 3-4, 2013 ICT Educator Conference: Doing What Matters for ICT Education, 5 th , organized by the Mid-Pacific Information and Communications Technologies Center (MPICT), hosted by the City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA. link] January 6, 2013 Search Marketing SMX , Jerusalem, Israel. Clayton R.

Less Trainers; More Community Managers and Curators

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Emerging Technology emerging trends and technologies Social Learning Training content curation social learning white paperThis is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. Here is Trend 7: Lots of us are already curating content for others.

Technology Evaluation Checklist for Learning Professionals (Free Download)

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You need to match hot technologies to your needs, efforts, or emerging issues. Name: Email: Company: Emerging Technology learning tools New Technology technology We are living in the digital revolution and, much like the industrial revolution, progress is truly exponential. We hear about a new smartphone, new app, new technology every single day. With so many new technologies on the market, how do you sort through the irrelevant and the junk?

Making an Emergency Plan with Snagit

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We had a brush with tornadoes ourselves earlier this week, and, as crazy storms continue to rock the nation, we’ve taken it as a reminder to work on revising our own emergency plans here at TechSmith HQ. Great care should be taken to ensure the safety of your loved ones, and because making an emergency plan doesn’t take a lot of effort, you’ve got no excuse for not having one, capiche ? So, obviously, building an emergency plan is key to preparedness!

Less Desktop; More Mobile… but Not That Fast

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What points to somewhat faster movement in 2013 is that market saturation on the consumer side is pretty complete. emerging trends and technologies Mobile Learning emerging trends white paperThis is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. Here is Trend 1: Think glacier and not waterfall.

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Talent Management is an Emerging Business Strategy

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Many would say that talent management is a mature approach to building and sustaining a strong talent pipeline for companies. Additionally, the term was popularized from a McKinsey publication in 1998 entitled, “War on Talent.” This study looked at organizations from around the globe and the best practices among global companies for how they manage a comprehensive talent management strategy.

Nuts and Bolts: Happy New Year 2013 by Jane Bozarth

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Jane kicks off 2013 for Learning Solutions Magazine with three excellent resolutions and some concrete suggestions about how to make good on them. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Getting Started Social Media Training StrategiesMany of us start a new year with resolve to do better things and to do things better.

Protect Your Family and Business with an Emergency Preparedness Plan


There are lots of great resources for individuals and business to create an emergency preparedness plan, as well as train employees on basic procedures. Check out these helpful tips on getting started with your emergency planning. Training employees in disaster preparedness not only can prevent injury in the workplace, but also encourage planning in the home and in the local community.

Less PPT Only; More Cool Interactive Tools Within Lectures

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A plethora of tools have emerged courtesy of mobile devices. Emerging Technology emerging trends and technologies instructor led training Training emerging technologies instructor-led training interactive lectures white paperThis is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months.

eCombat: Lessons from the Interactive Battlefields of Afghanistan

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Integration Element: Articulate a common set of beliefs or group norms as they emerge within a learner-centered philosophy and pedagogy that celebrates individual accomplishments while building group identity and momentum. Our Belief. At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive. The emphasis is getting learners involved in the story and not just telling the learners the story. Synthesis.

Karl Kapp’s New Gamification Fieldbook for Learning Professionals

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I was a regular on the L&D conference circuit in 2013, starting at DevLearn in October 2012 (when I first met Karl Kapp) and continuing onwards to DevLearn 2013. Late 2012 and early 2013 were about research and theory. Games and gamification are starting to become an accepted part of the L&D toolkit, and more and more real case studies are emerging of how real organizations are using games today.

The Future of E-Learning in 2013


As the year comes to an end, I find myself looking at the emerging trends in our industry, particularly in regards to e-learning. But what is in store for our industry in 2013, or even the medium to long term? You may be aware of an emerging force in the realm of learning and education called MOOCs (which stands for Massive Open Online Courses). Picture from

The Future of ELearning in 2014


Last year around this time I posted my predictions for elearning in 2013 an always interesting activity as the year comes to a close. As we entered 2013, many of the biggest stories in the elearning world had to do with the emergence of MOOCs. It feels like this past year has gone by pretty quick, and now it is time to make some predictions based on industry trends for next year. What does 2014 have in store for elearning? MOOC Madness.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

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We started a weekly chat on Twitter focused on emerging learning trends and technologies. TalkTech exposes people who often work virtually on their own separate teams to new ideas that expand their awareness of the industry as a whole and emerging trends that are often later integrated into client work. Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing.

Thinking about Gamification in Learning and Instruction

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Gamification is an emergent approach to instruction which facilitates learning and encourages motivation through the use of game elements, mechanics and game-based thinking. Apostol, Zaharescu and Alexe, (2013) identify eight elements they believe constitute game elements. While Stott and Neustaedter (2013) identify four critical game elements freedom to fail, rapid feedback, progression, and storytelling. 2013) Gamification of Learning and Educational Games.

50 Best eLearning Posts Of 2012

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We hope you have had a good start to 2013. 4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS. Happy 2013 everyone! We are going to make it even better! We have compiled the 50 best eLearning posts of 2012 from our blog. It’s a chance for you to catch up on some interesting stuff you might have missed the last year. And for us, it’s a time to relook at the posts that trended on twitter and other social channels, and were loved by our readers.

Top 5 Courses to Prevent the Next Super Bowl Emergency


Last night during the Super Bowl, as the power outage reached the 20 minute mark, I could only wince thinking of the panicked stadium operations team hustling to get the lights back on. What worse time to experience a failure than when you’ve got thousands of people trapped in Superdome and another hundred million watching you on TV? eLearning Solutions