Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. I read on my smartphone much more in the past, and Feedly’s mobile app fits in my workflow.

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DevLearn 2014 Conference Review

eLearning 24-7

To me the show is geared more towards those folks who are building courses (either by choice or not), instructional designers, e-learning developers and those seeking new e-learning tools to make their ability to build content more desirable and effective. Best Product at DevLearn 2014.

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Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. Mobile Learning. We believe that 2014 will see more powerful changes, owing to the maturing and convergence of some of these technologies. Mobile Learning.

The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

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According to a 2012 survey of mobile learners, 99% believed the mobile format and presentation enhanced their learning, and it was found that 45% actually spent less time in training than their (non-mobile trained) peers, with no loss of comprehension.

2014 E-Learning Awards

eLearning 24-7

With that in mind, I’d like to present my e-learning awards for 2014. Yep, totally unscientific here for the most part, except for the LMS awards and authoring tools based on a set of criteria (which was used in the 2014-15 LMS Top 50 report, available for purchase on Jan. Top three nominees for E-Learning Conference of 2014. If you have an authoring tool this is a must show. Top three nominees for Web Conferencing Tool of 2014. Mobile is slick.

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2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

So far in 2014, the authoring tool space hasn’t really come out with anyone earth shattering, that would make you stand up and scream “Brussels Sprouts are the new “spinach” Avatars and background templates continue to “in” - A few vendors are now adding “real life” scenario backgrounds- but “real life” is open to interpretation. Built-in audio narration tools including some editing.

Is Wearable Tech a 2014 eLearning Trend to Watch?

Bottom-Line Performance

Consumers will continue to adopt wearable tech in 2014… there’s no doubt about it. Just look at mobile learning, social media, gamification, serious games and the like. Mobile learning uptake is a prime example.

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E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014

Learnnovators

And, in the wake of this evolution, it brings about an immense growth opportunity for the entire fraternity (including vendors and tool publishers). What were some of the interesting predictions for the global e-learning market for 2014? Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014: To start with, here is our post that carries our predictions for the e-learning industry for the year 2014. The full and final results, however, will be released on November 6, 2014.

Video and LMSs – Why changes will need to be made in 2014

eLearning 24-7

With 2014 already in play, it is time for many LMS vendors to awaken by the trumpets playing the background – you might think it is Muzak, but no it’s trumpets. In 2014, I believe it will be the year of video for consumers in e-learning, specifically with content and as a one off on that – in the LMS. Ability to play video courses within a LMS – not as a component within the authoring tool – rather as a pure standalone.

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20 Incredible Mobile Learning Quotes

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “Mobile phones are misnamed. THE JOURNEY: We love mobile learning, and are excited about its potential, not just for learning, but also for performance support! Today, we set out on a quick journey to revisit our most precious resources on mobile learning.

2014: The Year of the Corporate MOOC?

Your Training Edge

With these developments, more companies are seeing MOOCs as promising models of training and development, and 2014 will quite possibly be the year the massive courses really start to make waves in corporate training. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

Mobile Learning Pitfalls To Avoid – Presentation

Upside Learning

Mobile technology, having seeped into popular culture, is now finding widespread acceptance as a learning tool in the workplace as well. According to Towards Maturity’s In-focus report titled Mobile Learning in the Workplace, 2013 was the year when mLearning became the norm rather than the exception; with seven out of ten businesses now adopting mobile […]. Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Pitfalls Pitfalls of mobile learning

2014 – The Year In Review

Learnnovators

2014 has been a wonderful year for us, because it was replete with LEARNNOVATIONS (learning innovations). In addition to having 13 luminaries helping us with answers for the above questions throughout 2014, we eagerly look forward to having more of them joining us in our quest for next year. Though this blog book tour was held in the month of December 2013, much of the discussions around these stops happened in 2014.

Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective

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With the growing utility of mobiles devices in our everyday lives, the Training & Learning industry is realizing that learners are spending a large chunk of their time on their smartphones or tablets. Text-based documents can be sent, shared and stored in a mobile device.

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Business of eLearning – Trends for 2014

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I’m sure by now you’ve seen all kinds of predictions on what elearning is going to look like in 2014. So I have tried to put together how the business of elearning might behave in 2014. The key drivers are going to be: Content upgrade for mobile compatibility.

9 Ways People Are Using Mobile Learning – Presentation

Upside Learning

What began as an attempt to improve the telegraph, more than a hundred years ago, has evolved into the single most important piece of consumer electronics in the world, acting not only as a communications device but now as a learning tool too. It’s the mobile phone. Mobile Learning

Updated E-Leaning Authoring Tools Comparison

E-learning Uncovered

With the release of Adobe Captivate 8 a few weeks back, I thought I would update our popular—and often controversial—comparison grid on the major authoring tools. The only notable change since my last comparison is in the mobile category. Updated Authoring Tools Comparison Webinar.

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

1 – offers quite a bit for teachers including the ability to create a course catalog and courses, assessment tool and has a mobile app for Android. The two that are free are more than enough to get you going, especially since the core – MetaStudy includes 70 tools (I call them features, but whatever). Metaauthor is an assessment tool, which yeah I agree, the title doesn’t go with what it is does. #6 System also supports mobile. #2

Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics

Origin Learning

For organizations that underestimate the power of mobile devices , here’s the catch: global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and one fourth of the total global internet page views come from mobile devices.

Influence of Mobile Learning is Growing

LearnDash

True mobile learning has been around for close to a decade, right around the time when the first smartphone and tablet (Apple) wereintroduced and opened up a new world of possibilities for training and education. Not all news around the new mobile learning shift is positive though.

Latest Eight #LMS #Trends

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Trend 2 Responsive mobile design. Basically it means that regardless of the mobile device, the screen will automatically change to reflect that device. . Personally, I am a big fan of responsive mobile design. More people are accessing systems via a mobile device, mostly tablets. Many vendors say they can accept a video course or video, but want it within an authoring tool wrapper. 2014 LMS Trends learning management system trends LMS trends trends

4 things you didn’t know about Mobile Learning

Origin Learning

Mobile learning is hot and new! And then there are many related things that you probably don’t know about mobile learning and content development so far. Probably you’re not aware of it yet, but apps for mobiles are customizable as well. Intuitive Authoring Tools.

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

Learnnovators

Learning in the Workplace Survey 2014 : Here are the results of the 2014 Learning in the Workplace Survey (conducted annually by Jane Hart ) in which over 1,000 respondents worldwide rated the importance of 10 different ways of learning in the workplace. Tools.

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How much does Mobile eLearning cost?

eFront

Mobile learning is the next big thing in the LMS/eLearning space. Because mobile learning is, essentially, publishing your eLearning courses as a mobile app (either web-based or native) costs for mobile learning will largely mirror costs for developing a general mobile app.

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Adobe Captivate 8: Responsive Projects for mLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel      Creating eLearning for mobile devices was high on the wish list a few years ago when Adobe asked users for the top features they'd like to see added to Adobe Captivate. Mobile user: 360 pixels.

What Digital eLearning Trends will Emerge at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase 2014?

Web Courseworks

If you are an eLearning manager seeking a great opportunity to network with industry professionals, discuss the latest eLearning trends and best practices, and learn new approaches and techniques from experts, I strongly encourage you to make plans to attend the 2014 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase. The all-day event will be held at the Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus on August 5 th , 2014.

Adobe Learning Summit 2014 session recordings now available!

Adobe Captivate

Last month we had a great show at Adobe Learning Summit 2014 in Bellagio, Las Vegas where Adobe community experts, industry luminaries, experienced learning professionals, and Captivate engineering team got together and talked about the latest and upcoming eLearning technologies.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

The “WOW” They have failed to grasp the power of mobile content, beyond “responsive”; understood gamification (a few have, the rest “nope”) and see the real power and value of a video course with all the trimmings, not a video embedded in a course.

Design Corner: A Few of My Favorite Things: 21 Must-Have Tools for the Mobile Designer

Visual Lounge

As a lead user experience designer, I spend a good portion of my time researching new tools, techniques and processes. For the last three years, Ive worked exclusively in the realm of mobile app design, so most of my research focus has centered around the mobile space.

The 3 mindsets of m-learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Given the increasingly mobile workforce and the emergence of BYOD, increasing pressure is being placed on the organisation to distribute its content to multiple devices. One of my most popular posts of last year was M-Learning’s dirty little secrets.

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5 Mobile Learning Must-Haves for 2016

Knowledge Guru

Mobile learning has come a long way over the last several years. Some organizations have truly embraced mobile as a training delivery method, learning as they go how to create an impactful mobile strategy. Customer training is also a big driver for the move to mobile.

Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning

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Blog e-Learning New Ideas Tools & Technologies Blended Learning Classroom Training Informal learning Mobile Learning online trainings workplace learning In the corporate scenario, Knowledge is what equips an employee to do his or her job better.

#mLearncon recap: mLearning is growing up

Challenge to Learn

The rest was thinking: ‘I need to do something with mobile, but what and why?’ At first mobile was seen as a replacement for eLearning, and people where bringing their old courses to tablets. Short nuggets of information pushed to mobile, especially short video’s.

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mLearning – the trend that’s NOT? mSupport the trend that might be?

Bottom-Line Performance

Clark Quinn is a long-time advocate of the use of mobile technologies to support learning efforts. I agree with you 100% – the best use of the Smartphone is as a support tool. Yes, mobile devices are prolific. Mobile apps Mobile Learning Performance Support

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How to select the right authoring tool

eLearning 24-7

Actually, it can be just as exhausting and face nearly same challenges when you are looking for an authoring tool to build your courses. Authoring tools list AKA Where do you want to live. That same occurs when you are deciding on an authoring tool. With over 180 authoring tools in the market and with the majority not as well known, picking just the right one can be as challenging as selecting an area to live. I’m interested in what type of house err tool.

Extending Mobile Models

Clark Quinn

In preparation for a presentation, I was reviewing my mobile models. Here, an individual might actively practice, have mixed initiative dialogs, or even work with others or tools to develop an outcome or update some existing shared resources. mobile

Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know

eLearning 24-7

Modern UI – front and back - Ties a bit to the top criteria point, but this is 2014, not 1999. M-Learning Features - On/Off synch, Native app, self-contained app, responsive mobile design, capabilities in the app. Gamification – You have it or it is on your roadmap for 2014; what are the capabilities/components contained within your “gamification” feature. 2014 and new vendors in the rankings as well, with others dropping out.