Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

Tony Bingham Opening Keynote #ASTD2013

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at the ASTD International Conference & Expo (ICE) -- happening this week in Dallas, TX. In 2013! Think Globally – in India more access to smartphones and using them differently whereas in the US we might have access to all sorts of devices. Kineo. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE.

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The best elearning reads of 2013


YouTube another MOOP (Massive Open Online Pedagogy) Learning will not be televised, it will be digitised , Donald Clark. The Top 10 Workplace Trends Of 2013, Dan Schawbel , Forbes. eLearning: From the enclosure to the global learning commons , David Price, elearn Magazine. 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!

#MlearnCon Recap: Where are we now with mLearning?

Challenge to Learn

Mlearncon: Opening Keynote: Chris Pirie, 4 key trends. Mlearncon: MLearning at Blackberry: A global case study. e-Learning mlearncon 2013 mLearning mobile learning The sun is setting over San José at the evening of the last day of MLearncon. Time to review 2,5 days of mLearning. It is my believe that the technical possibilities are not the limitation for mLearning anymore. Of course better, faster and cheaper would be nice.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 2-4, 2012 Communication and Management in Technological Innovation and Academic Globalization (COMATIA ), 3 rd , Paris, France. link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. link] January 6, 2013 Search Marketing SMX , Jerusalem, Israel. Clayton R.

Thank you! eFront LMS is a finalist at Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards


Epignosis, the global vendor of Enterprise, Cloud and Open Source learning management systems, has been shortlisted at this year’s Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards in the category ‘Best Open Source Solutions.’. Magazine’s reader community and users of elearning products and services via an open-ended online ballot. eLearning Learning News Open Source Tools learning management system LMS

Teaching the World through Open Learning

TechSmith Camtasia

Michael Busby is working hard to teach the world about geography through open, online learning. Passion for open learning. Michael’s overarching goal is to create a wealth of open, online educational content, and he is very passionate about free-flowing knowledge. The international feedback has helped validate that there is a global desire for open knowledge and open learning opportunities.

Virtual Classrooms: More Than a Trend


Globally, blended learning environments are most popular in Asia, Australia, North America, and Western Europe. I suspect these numbers to grow in the near future as mobile learning technology opens even more doors to the blended and remote learning approach. Virtual classrooms, be it through elearning or some other remote teaching mechanism, are gaining in popularity every year.

Global learning collectives

Learning with 'e's

Through the use of social media meeting tools such as Google Hangouts, video sharing tools such as Skype, and even massive online open games, students around the world already enjoy better chances to learn from each other and with each other, regardless of their geographical location. NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Image source Global learning collectives by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Facilitators: Make Your Virtual Training Stick

Bottom-Line Performance

What about Global Virtual teams? You’ll want to be as direct and straightforward as possible in a global setting… even more than you would be at a business meeting in your home office. It’s hosted by CIASTD and open to the public. For many organizations, virtual training and virtual facilitation have become the de facto answer to most performance challenges. But just because something is done frequently does not mean it is done well.

This Week on #TalkTech: Apprenticeships, Augmented Reality, and Creativity

Bottom-Line Performance

We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech! Again, it could open us up to brand new possibilities, or it could take things we already do and make them that much easier. IBM 2010 Global CEO Study: Creativity Selected as Most Crucial Factor for Future Success. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss.

Spring 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium Opens Today

CLO Magazine

Austin, Texas, March 18, 2013 — Yum! Brands CEO David Novak Discusses Developing Global Leaders During Opening Keynote The Spring 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium kicked off today, with a clear message about the strategic advantages of a strong leadership development program. opened the proceedings with a keynote presentation titled “Taking People With You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen.”

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Adobe RoboHelp: Using Images in Variables

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One drawback to this global update is that it only works if you use the same image in all of the generated layouts. Open the User Defined Variables pod. by Willam Van Weelden. Variable sets, which I've written about previously , allow you to define groups of definitions for a variable which allows you to easily support differently branded products from a single RoboHelp project. This week I want to show you another cool variables feature: images.

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DevLearn 2013 Summary


In late October an annual eLearning conference dedicated to training within companies - DevLearn 2013 – was held in Las Vegas. In this article, I would like to share with you some highlights and observations from the DevLearn 2013. Visually, it resembles Geenio a lot, but the goal is different and less global. HapYak has been also presented at DevLearn 2013.

Culture Change is More Than Skin Deep

The Performance Improvement Blog

He has eliminated some of the expensive trappings of executives, moved managers out of private offices and into an open work space, and re-instituted annual performance reviews. Dan Denison, CEO of Denison Consulting and co-author of the new book, Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations , writes that culture should be examined at the three levels identified by Edgar Schein : (1) the deep underlying beliefs and assumptions that are often difficult for insiders to articulate. (2)

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

Several trends will drive performance and development in 2013, and learning leaders will need to strategize for mobility. Chris Hardy, director of the Global Learning and Technology Center for Defense Acquisition University (DAU), said tablets can seamlessly merge learning, play and work. The video trend will continue in 2013 as video is embedded into Web courses, attached to learning databases and appears on self-generated YouTube sites, Skype and video-enabled webcasting.

Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education?

Your Training Edge

1985: Dave Cormier “coins” the term MOOC, for Massive Open Online Courses. 2013 enrollment (full and part time, undergrad and graduate): about 4,500. Edx: 20: number of schools partnered in Edx, an online non-profit provider started by Harvard and MIT founded in 2013. FutureLearn: 21: number of British universities partnered to start FutureLearn (2013). How global are MOOCs now (top 10 countries of origin): . Also MIT’s Open Courseware.

MOOCs to Bridge the Workplace Skills Gap

Your Training Edge

In education massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are disrupting the traditional models and how people think about learning, delivery, and credentialing. and global businesses over the next several years. Management consulting firm McKinsey predicts that by 2020 the skills gap will result in 85 million unfilled medium- and high-skill jobs globally. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

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Day 2 @LSCON, Nice keynote and I finally understand TinCan, Experience API, Scorm, ADL, IACC and CMI-5…….

Challenge to Learn

Eric Berg of Lingos got on stage to announce the 2013 global give back competition, I’m an ambassador for Lingos, it is a great organization that helps non-profit organizations that work internationally with eLearning facilities. This year there will be an global give back competition again ( [link] ), your chance to contribute to this great organization. Day 2 of the conference. I started the day with the keynote session, before the keynote some announcements were made.

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LINGOs Releases Last Mile Learning Open Portal by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Blended Learning Globalization Training Strategies Virtual Classrooms LINGOs, a not-for-profit consortium that focuses on enabling international humanitarian relief and development organizations to share their learning resources and experiences, invites the international development community to access free learning resources.

Advantages of GreenLearning

Association eLearning

In comparison, a study by Britain’s Open University discovered that providing distance learning “consumes an average of 90% less energy and produces 85% fewer CO2 emissions per student than conventional face-to-face courses,” which helps immensely. In partnership with the global non-profit foundation, eLearning for Kids , Digitec helped provide the free educational game to 2.5 Advantages of GreenLearning - April 22, 2013.

Beyond Cost-Savings: Advantages of MOOCs for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are currently disrupting higher education and the stage is set for them to be a major force in corporate training as well. According to Global Industry Analysts, by 2015 more than half of all training dollars will be spent on elearning. Many MOOCs are built using open educational resources (OER) or a combination of OER and proprietary content. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

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By the Numbers: Learning from MOOCs

Your Training Edge

According to a 2011 report by global management firm McKinsey: “The use of big data will become a key basis of competition and growth for individual firms. Now, in 2013, massive open online courses (MOOCs) are bringing big data to education. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. Big data is revolutionizing all fields, and smart organizations are taking note.

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2013 Business Impact -- Division 1

CLO Magazine

Next, the program used a blended learning approach to train for immediate open positions after researching the key competencies needed. Also, 3,674 employees trained through the program were deployed into key open positions within the organization. The company is on pace to grow sales by $100 million in 2013 as a result GOLD: Dhamayanthi N, Associate Vice President, HCL Technologies Ltd. HCL Technologies Ltd.,

Bridging Global Skills Gap Hinges on Youth Employability

CLO Magazine

Speaking at a conference, ManpowerGroup’s chief executive said youth employment woes must be addressed to tackle the global skills gap. ManpowerGroup''s 2013 “Talent Shortage Survey” found that 35 percent of employers globally and more than half of Asian employers are having difficulty finding workers with the right skills for open positions. "It

Julie Dirksen, #DevLearn "Interface Design: Tips and Tricks for Designing for Learning Environments"

Learning Visions

A learner who is pleased is more open). So hopefully, if we do this right, we get learners who are more open and get better learner outcomes. Global navigation. This are my liveblogged notes from Julie Dirksen''s (@ usablelearning ) session at the eLearning Guild DevLearn Conference , happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any incoherence or typos. I am in Vegas, after all. How do you make an interface that works for people? Stephen Anderson -- her favorite UX guy.

One Learning Designer's Look Back at 2012

Learning Visions

As part of City & Guilds, our goal: "to become the global workplace learning company." So what's up for 2013? check out my Learning Resolution on the Open Sesame blog. ). Thanks for being with me in 2012 and looking forward to more more more in 2013 So we've wrapped up 2012 with a few ribbons and bows and have sent it on its way. It was a big year. Some of my professional and personal highlights from 2012 (not that you asked): Growing Kineo US.

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Spring 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium Wraps Up in Austin

CLO Magazine

Austin, Texas, March 20, 2013 — Author Jason Jennings shares secrets of extraordinary leadership in closing keynote During an inspiring closing keynote today at the Spring 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium, researcher and best-selling author Jason Jennings revealed five leadership secrets shared by people at the top of the world’s fastest, most productive, most innovative and best growth companies. Registration for this free virtual event is now open.

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Survey: Skills Gap to Blame for Global Productivity and Revenue Declines

CLO Magazine

A significant number of employers in the ten largest world economies report that extended job vacancies have resulted in lower revenue and productivity and the inability to grow their businesses, according to a global CareerBuilder survey conducted online by Harris Interactive from Nov. Employers in China were the most likely to report having open positions they cannot fill and corresponding negative effects on their company performance.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

This independence opens up many possibilities. Open Standards. For example, different groups such as the Aircraft Industry CBT Committee (AICC), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (IEEE), IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) have developed specifications for the packaging and delivery of training content so that it is more independent and transportable. The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014


Last year we covered the top 100 tools for learning in 2013 to help you achieve your goals. universities, Coursera offers MOOCs or massive open online courses for free. Bitcoin - For those seeking financial options beyond traditional banks, BitCoin is an open-source, virtual currency. The Mixxer - Teach others or come as a student to this global forum for language learners. We are big fans of online tools here at OpenSesame.

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GBL Picks, Part 2: Curated Game Based Learning Resources

Knowledge Guru

It highlights a very important report conducted by global research company Markets and Markets. The opening line of this article really says it all: “If creativity is a muscle, then gamification is the bench press.” The Knowledge Guru team is obviously very interested in the future of game based learning, and right now that future is bright. But not everyone is as informed about the industry. We are setting out to change that.

How 2013’s Top Trends Will Impact 2014


2013 was an exciting year in the e-Learning industry, and we predict 2014 will be even more thrilling. Here’s the top 5 e-Learning trends of 2013 that we predict will play a big role in 2014: m-Learning – The mobile learning trend is growing at an incredible speed, and it became really popular in 2013. billion people in the global workforce will be mobile by 2015. The post How 2013’s Top Trends Will Impact 2014 appeared first on

Authoring Tool Trends

eLearning 24-7

It reaffirms that we live in a global society and recognizes that people want to see courses in their own language. Some big pluses with HTML5 over Flash for example are: Can manipulate the code – it is open, flash is proprietary. I also do not get the number of vendors who do not support Office 2013, which is standard in the latest computers/laptops. The problem with that of course, is if you are using PowerPoint 2013 – it won’t work. .

TechSmith MACUL Grant Workshop for Michigan Educators

TechSmith Camtasia

MACUL has just opened up their grant program for 2013-2014 and have grants of up to $1,500 available for tech equipment and software. See how other educators are using TechSmith software in their classrooms: Turn your students into teachers and connect them with a global audience. Attention Michigan educators! Are you looking to get your hands on some TechSmith software, but struggling to get funding together?

Teaching Kids Programming

TechSmith Camtasia

TKP is an open, online course that walks students through the basics of programming. Being a woman in technology with a young daughter, I felt I had to do my part in opening doors for young girls, “ said Lynn. TKP is now a designated project of the global education non-profit, the Mona Foundation. Can’t see the video? Click here.

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Hundreds of International Workforce Development Leaders Attend Fall 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium

CLO Magazine

7, 2013 — Conference focused on using enterprise education as a catalyst for organizational growth and high performance Chicago, Oct. 7, 2013 — More than 300 chief learning officers, corporate executives, human capital management experts and learning and development professionals gathered last week in Rancho Mirage, Calif., for the Fall 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium. University, a global corporate university charged with training and developing 1.4

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