Enhance Your Mobile Learning Delivery with 7 Eye-openers.

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They are also keen on accessing social networking sites and streaming or downloading video or audio content via smartphones and mobiles. mLearning has, slowly but surely, been creating a niche for itself in corporate training and learning. Even a decade ago mLearning was being created and utilized for learning – though sparingly. But in the past few years it has emerged as a sustainable learning platform.

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Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Back again to bring this first in a series of rankings for the top ten learning management systems for 2013. That said, just as a reminder: Here is how these new rankings will work throughout 2013: Debut this month, update in July, final top 25 in Dec. Open API. Can record live events and stream them or place them on the platform for future viewing. Hello from sunny Los Angeles.

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In defense of the stream.

Mark Oehlert

Sameer Patel, currently SVP and in charge of SAP’s Enterprise Social and Collaborative Software Products and Go to Market recently penned a blog post, "Who Spiked the Enterprise Activity Stream?" I''ll try to focus on the stream though. . My Inbox can be a stream - at times its been a river, or a firehose. So why do I like the activity stream better? Behavior has to change in order to maximize the effective use of streams.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

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 2013 January 2-5, 2013 The Association for Science Education Annual Conference, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK. link] January 6, 2013 Search Marketing SMX , Jerusalem, Israel. link] January 27-28, 2013 Health 2.0

Badges of honour

E-Learning Provocateur

Mozilla’s Open Badges initiative leverages this phenomenon by gamifying the learning experience. And yet I suggest that open badges have more powerful potential still. This is where I think open badges can play a role. This slightly modified approach to open badging promises significant benefits for the stakeholders: For the regulatory agency, it weaves its governance more tightly into the workplace, not to mention generating a new revenue stream.

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In defense of the stream.

Mark Oehlert

Sameer Patel, currently SVP and in charge of SAP’s Enterprise Social and Collaborative Software Products and Go to Market recently penned a blog post, "Who Spiked the Enterprise Activity Stream?" I'll try to focus on the stream though. . My Inbox can be a stream - at times its been a river, or a firehose. So why do I like the activity stream better? Behavior has to change in order to maximize the effective use of streams.

Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Bottom-Line Performance

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer another model that shows how to organize a really big course (several weeks long) into small increments. You can also use YouTube or Vimeo to let you stream it rather than sucking up your own server space. This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.

Mostly good and room for improvement. Feedback from 2013 Sydney UnConference

Learning Cafe

Stream Sessions Chosen (4.5) – The stream topics chosen for the UnConference was given the thumbs up. Quality of Discussion and Facilitators (4.47)– UnConference aims for substance over style to open up new windows of thinking by experienced facilitators. Venue (4.31) – Many participants commented that they liked the venue but it was a bt noisy during stream sessions. Open session allows anyone to speak up and injects the “un” in the UnConference.

MOOC Analytics: What Corporate Training Can Learn from Big Data

Your Training Edge

MOOCs (massive open online courses) are currently redesigning the educational and training landscape. In January 2013, the Harvard Business Review blog called “the advent of massively open online classes…the single most important technological development of the millennium so far.” Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. What parts of your training program are the most effective? The least effective? When are your employees really engaged and when are they daydreaming?

Mostly good and room for improvement. Feedback from 2013 Sydney UnConference

Learning Cafe

Stream Sessions Chosen (4.5) – The stream topics chosen for the UnConference was given the thumbs up. Quality of Discussion and Facilitators (4.47)– UnConference aims for substance over style to open up new windows of thinking by experienced facilitators. Venue (4.31) – Many participants commented that they liked the venue but it was a bt noisy during stream sessions. Open session allows anyone to speak up and injects the “un” in the UnConference.

Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

1995 – Real Media arrives on the internet scene streaming an entire baseball game that probably no one watched. 2013 - LMSs are not the only learning system in town. Video itself - streamed, recorded, edited then posted, posted without editing, etc. – may/may not include audio incl. Stream your video. APIs – as in their (video learning platform itself) API is open. One flat fee – Appears in open source platforms. Flashback.

#OEB13 Post Review

eLearning 24-7

And with that, comes my post assessment of Online Educa Berlin 2013. As for the SPOCS (the newest entry to the whole OER (Open educational resources) world) – I saw no mention of it. I liked the “desktop” application more so than the event streaming case thing that reminded me of a big DVR (digital video recorder). I think yes, because it opens your eyes to many vendors you would never know about.

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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. 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. Other ideas include providing reinforcement videos via streaming video server or corporate YouTube or making aids accessible via tablets.

Guest Post: 5 Effective Ways of Maximizing Mobile Tech In Learning Pursuits

Kapp Notes

Based on 2013 Ed Tech Magazine’s data , 94% of college students (18-24 years old) in traditional American colleges own and use mobile devices for academic pursuits. They practically use it for eLearning by conducting online searches, visiting virtual libraries, streaming media contents, and purchasing ebooks. Stands for Massively Open Online Courses , the MOOCs are free college classes available for everyone with an internet.

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DevLearn Day 1

eLearning 24-7

Sure you could stick it in learning locker – free open source for your LRS data – but that is not giving me the “feel good” What I heard was the “work in progress”, “we still have to work that out” and a few other items. Saltbox – [link] It is a LRS – learning record store – which shows activity streams, enables you to achieve badges and a few other items, including stats. Tagged: DevLearn , DevLearn 2013 , elearning.

Adobe Captivate 7 - Now or Later?

Integrated Learnings

So when new software comes out, I''m like a kid at Christmas opening up the gift to see if I got what I wanted. While the YouTube video streaming is not really an option for me (and my company), the new learning notes, and in-course web browsing could be useful. By Jonathan Shoaf. I''ve always been a software junkie. I''m happy to spend some money on a software product when I know it will save me hours of effort over the course of the next year.

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Released in April 2013, over 70 companies are already using the official 1.0 New market entrants tend to be doing the more exciting things that open up new possibilities. Tin Can was based off the Activity Streams specification precisely because it allows us to correlate learning data with other more general activity data. Do you foresee the LRS transforming to an ecosystem where humans and machines (their activity streams) co-exist?

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MIKE RUSTICI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Released in April 2013, over 70 companies are already using the official 1.0 New market entrants tend to be doing the more exciting things that open up new possibilities. Tin Can was based off the Activity Streams specification precisely because it allows us to correlate learning data with other more general activity data. Do you foresee the LRS transforming to an ecosystem where humans and machines (their activity streams) co-exist?

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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

First, prerecorded video can be delivered by using video streaming technology. This independence opens up many possibilities. Open Standards. The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program. By Ed Gipple. An authoritative whitepaper on how to plan, implement, and evaluate an e-learning program for your business. Download PDF. Introduction.

Authoring Tool Trends

eLearning 24-7

That said, it is utilized in the following ways: Video streaming – off the vendor’s servers (not yours). 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. .

10 eLearning buzzwords you need to know!

eFront

The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that opens up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). A wide range of systems can now securely communicate with a simple vocabulary that captures this stream of activities.

Ten Reasons I Hate Email

Tom Spiglanin

Even the origin of its name (electronic mail) refers to the metaphor of a postal service, where it’s a crime to open and read someone else’s mail. I only hope that place is significantly diminished as activity streams and online collaborative work spaces become an integral part of the work environment. Source Yoel Ben-Avraham on Flikr. I hate email. It’s wasted a lot of my time over the years, and promises to continue.

Screen Capture on Tablets Made Easy

TechSmith Camtasia

An open PCI Express Port (don’t worry if you don’t know what that means – we’ll explain!). Start by opening the case of your computer tower, which is different process for every model. Either way, once you’ve got it open, look for the PCI express ports on the bottom of the computer. The HDMI port should be sticking out of the back of the computer through the opened tab.

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Four LMS Trends whose hype isn’t meeting reality

eLearning 24-7

Browser based with mobile learning – what adds the stink value to this – is that the vendor could have a native app, but when you click it – surprise – it opens up your web browser and so you are going through the net. Video streaming by the way is gaining some steam – but again, reality is settling in. Video takes up a lot of bandwidth and video streaming – not only do you need the bandwidth but you also need the speed to stream the video.

5 Reasons to Implement E-Learning

Connect Thinking

Be sure to showcase your staff development at graduate open days, and brief your recruitment agencies on the success of your learning technology strategy. Revenue stream. Some training companies and not-for-profit organisations look to develop e-learning as a revenue stream. In my experience, it is difficult to develop a viable revenue stream in e-learning – a theme for another blog post.

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know

Mindflash

Tin Can API: “The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that opens up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). A wide range of systems can now securely communicate with a simple vocabulary that captures this stream of activities and can sends these back to an LMS. This opens an entirely new list of possibilities for a learning designer.

Announcing Learning Cafe UnConference 2014

Learning Cafe

Our stream leads ensure that their streams and the UnConference remain grounded and practical. This is a unique event open to a limited number of experienced learning & development professionals to maintain the quality and intimacy of discussions. Costs :$ 375 + GST – Early bird till 22 Dec 2013 and $400 + GST after 22nd Dec). 375 + GST (Early Bird -Till Dec 23, 2013). 400 + GST (After Dec 24, 2013).

Tin Can in action

eFront

Introduction to the Tin Can API: The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that offers a simpler and more flexible way of capturing learning activities and sharing them with a variety of other systems – opening up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). A wide range of systems can now securely communicate with a simple vocabulary that captures this stream of activities.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

This change will be fueled not by executive decree, calls for openness and transparency, or by recognition of how global connectivity empowers individuals. Along with that move, organizations will also likely deploy activity streams and other social constructs to stimulate cooperative and collaborative work within the organization.

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

It uses PowerPoint to develop rich mobile content and also has plug-in to add surveys, quizzes, assessments, and rich media such as streaming video, ePubs, and Adobe PDFs. Maqetta is an open source project that provides WYSIWYG visual authoring of HTML5 user interfaces.

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

It also means reducing spend by using open source technology, exploiting tools that are already being used in other parts of the organisation, and looking for new, faster and better ways to deliver value. SOCIAL MEDIA CAPABILITIES A good starting point for social media capability requirements is presented by Roland Deiser and Sylvain Newton in their Feb 2013 McKinsey Quarterly article.

Announcing Learning Cafe UnConference 2014

Learning Cafe

Our stream leads ensure that their streams and the UnConference remain grounded and practical. Ryan Tracey – Enabling Technology – Open Badges or Other (TBC). This is a unique event open to a limited number of experienced learning & development professionals to maintain the quality and intimacy of discussions. Costs :$ 375 + GST – Early bird till 22 Dec 2013 and $400 + GST after 22nd Dec). 375 + GST (Early Bird -Till Dec 23, 2013).

Your character strengths

Jay Cross

Curiosity [interest, novelty-seeking, openness to experience]: Taking an interest in ongoing experience for its own sake; finding subjects and topics fascinating; exploring and discovering. ” Examples of strength-based practices embedded in PPT include the forgiveness letter , using one’s signature strengths to offer the gift of time , and the one door closes, another door opens strategy to boost the strength of hope. Judgment, critical thinking, and open-mindedness (9).

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do during an event

Good To Great

Shortly before each session starts, send an opening tweet to set some context. Okay, you may need two opening, context-setting tweets…! Even better is to prepare these opening tweets in advance, save them as drafts and then just send them at the appropriate time. I look at it like this: if I read back my tweet stream from this session, would it at least provide an executive summary of the content?

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What it’s like to endure 7 weeks of amnesia

Jay Cross

For the last year, I’d gotten into pouring stream-of-consciousness words into the 2012 Pages file. A little before Christmas 2012 I was so excited about turning the page to a fresh year that I started jotting things down in a new 2013 file. Six weeks into this, I opened 2013 on my iPad. The next day, my Macs could not open 2013. But when I opened my iPad, there was no 2013 file there.

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The User Illusion

Jay Cross

Complexity appears midway between the predictable and the unpredictable, the stable and the unstable, the periodic and the random, the hierarchical and the flat, the closed and the open. What we perceive at any moment is limited to an extremely smart compartment in the stream of information about our surroundings flowing in from the sense organs. The User Illusion, Cutting Consciousness Down to Size , by Tor Norretranders, published 1991 in Danish, English translation 1998.

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Six topics for the price of one

Jay Cross

I’m returning to the impromptu, stream-of-consciousness style I used when I began blogging a dozen years ago. I store a file named 2013 Jay’s Stories in Apple’s iCloud so I can easily access it from any of my computers. (I I can no longer open the Stories file; it reports that I’m missing index.html. I’m spending the first quarter of the year learning experientially by walking around and trying new things. This blog is turning conversational.