A digital learning strategy provides criteria and rationale for adopting new technologies

CLO Magazine

Or when you see a line item for licenses in your budget and you have to ask your production manager what it’s for? Typically, it’s a story of haphazard adoption, periodic bursts of innovation and lack of a clear digital learning strategy. As Figure 1 indicates, the number of technologies learning functions use has been rising steadily over the past few years. Do you have moments when you realize you don’t have a clear grip on your digital learning ecosystem?

Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities

Your Training Edge

Under the agreement, Tenaris can both develop MOOCs on the edX platform and license courses developed by others. Both in-house and licensed courses. Licensing courses is significantly less expensive, both in money and in time, than developing them. What are some challenges to the adoption of MOOCs in corporate universities? At this point, we can identify at least three main challenges to their adoption: Lack of knowledge about MOOCs.

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Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Clark Quinn

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." We are looking into a contract where we have to purchase a minimum of five licenses for the platform. Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." We are looking into a contract where we have to purchase a minimum of five licenses for the platform. Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology.

Technology mediated society

Learning with 'e's

Photo source: Lyncconf Games on Flickr The rapid spread of the Coronavirus and the subsequent social lock-downs by many governments has meant that technology has been thrust to the forefront in many of our daily human activities. We have become a technology-mediated society almost overnight. Education The number of education institutes suddenly scrambling to adopt online learning would be comical if it wasn't against such a serious, tragic background. Unported License.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. The industry is awash in evolving learning technology features such as micro and adaptive learning, gamification, alternate and virtual reality, xAPI, big data, social, content curation, user experience, video, integration and the list goes on and on. Other industries, however, are still slow to adopt this.

2020 learning technologies

Learning with e's

It's difficult to see much beyond the end of the year, so trying to predict what technologies we might see in schools by 2020 is like staring into a very strong spotlight. We don't know what informal personal technologies will look like in 2020. Unported License.

Learning first, technology second

Learning with 'e's

Learning should always come before technology. Many teachers welcome the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom. Sometimes, the technology does get in the way of learning and teaching. The technology, designed to make learning easier, actually ends up making it more difficult. Or is it because you have actually sat down and worked out what problems technology will solve, and how pedagogy will be enhanced by its introduction? Unported License.

Learning Analytics: Big Demand, But Bigger Challenges?

Talented Learning

The answer seems at least partially linked to a lack of sophisticated technology. As a McKinsey report says, “The real power comes from adoption…when organizations embed analytics in the operating models…and day-to-day workflows.” Many learning organizations say analytics software is cost-prohibitive because the upfront licensing expense is too high, or they must invest too heavily in user training – or both.

Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

Talented Learning

Recent research by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) reveals the impact of training on several key dimensions of customer adoption: 68% of trained customers use products more often.

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Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? But as an independent analyst, I spend my days investigating which companies excel at driving learning technology forward. Instead, they want to add value by helping you stay ahead of the technology curve. A must-read for learning technology decision makers. How can this kind of customized training technology equip your channel to market and sell products on your behalf?

Shrinking LMS Implementation Fees Drive Market Expansion

Talented Learning

When an organization buys or licenses an LMS they only need to configure their own, private, secure area of the LMS. The terror of the technology has been tamed and the buyer IT role has been reduced from autocrat to strategic project adviser. Adoption marketing services? All of this translates into more organizations being able to afford an LMS and the rapid expansion of learning technology. License models and license costs?

2020 learning technologies

Learning with 'e's

It's difficult to see much beyond the end of the year, so trying to predict what technologies we might see in schools by 2020 is like staring into a very strong spotlight. It is highly likely that more informal tools and technologies, such as handheld devices, mobile phones and games consoles will take an increasing role in formal education. We don't know what informal personal technologies will look like in 2020. Unported License.

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What is a Learning Management System? (2019 Update)

Docebo

The powerhouse of a complete learning technology solution, an LMS is a fundamental component of an effective learning strategy. New advancements in learning technology have helped to support evolving learner needs and revolutionize the e-learning space. Sophisticated AI technology grows to understand each learner’s behaviour, creating unique, personalized learning experiences, and social learning lets learners consult peer mentors, ask questions, and collaborate.

The New Nerd

Tom Spiglanin

100-year-old wearable technology, circa 1915. In a recent post I wrote about the wrist watch as a century-old example of wearable technology. And now other wearable technologies are on the horizon, the most likely successes coming first in the form of wrist-mounted smart objects. I’m old enough to remember another wearable technology that was also made obsolete by the smartphone, but it fell from grace long before that. International License.

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The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

One very significant partner in this list is ARM, the chipmaker that licenses its IP cores to handheld device makers. The Webkit engine has been adopted by multiple smart phone (like iPhone, Android, Nokia, and Palm Pre) browsers that account for 65% of device market share.

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How to Choose the Right MOOC for Your Employees

Your Training Edge

Today, the landscape is much larger, and it continues to grow as technology improves and trainers discover (or invent) new ways to use the technologies to the greatest benefit of learners and organizations. Private, scheduled or self-paced xMOOC: It’s impossible to know exactly how many organizations are adopting this model, but a good number of companies are either developing or licensing MOOCs to be used solely within their organization.

What do online educators need?

Learning with 'e's

Distance education in all its forms has been used for more than a century in education, leveraging the potential of each new technology as it emerges. I also mentioned in my last post that I had been involved in a very large school distance education project where teachers were expected to use new technologies to extend their traditional classrooms into non-traditional learning spaces across geographical distance. Unported License.

Barriers to innovation?

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Image from Pxhere In March I posted a survey question as a part of my ongoing research into the adoption of new technologies in learning. The background for this question was a statement I made during a keynote discussion session at Learning Technologies in London in January. From my experience working in all sectors of education and training, I claimed that the most likely sector to innovate with new learning technologies would be primary education. Unported License.

Digital identity

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When we immerse ourselves in the digital world, and we mediate our communication through technology, it becomes more complex still. What's more, they are placed into the context of online learning, digital pedagogy, social and psychological theory and teaching in the technology enabled world of the virtual classroom. It's just the ticket for teachers who have recently been compelled to adopt technology supported learning. Unported License.

Checking In

Tom Spiglanin

My wife, Lauren, is a geriatric care manager and licensed by the state of California in Residential Care for the Elderly. I’m her webmaster, graphic designer, and Chief Technology Officer. When we adopted Arianna in 2009, we met her older brother Erik and have remained in contact with their family via Skype. Well, Erik’s grandmother, his legal guardian, passed away a couple years ago and we have been working to adopt him. International License.

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Checking In

Tom Spiglanin

My wife, Lauren, is a geriatric care manager and licensed by the state of California in Residential Care for the Elderly. I’m her webmaster, graphic designer, and Chief Technology Officer. When we adopted Arianna in 2009, we met her older brother Erik and have remained in contact with their family via Skype. Well, Erik’s grandmother, his legal guardian, passed away a couple years ago and we have been working to adopt him. International License.

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When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

– this is what a client’s IT Manager commented after looking at technology requirements sheet of our Wizdom LMS in a presentation last week (It’s built on.Net, and uses Windows Server, IIS, & MS SQL/Oracle as back-end platform). Our decisions to adopt a particular technology or platform either for development or internal use is governed by what works best for our customers and for us. You love Microsoft!

3 Methods To Manage VR Training That You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

VR is an extended reality (XR) technology that places learners in an entirely new reality through a VR headset. Performing these tasks during the early-adoption years of VR was not easy. An XRS license typically runs between $10 – $20 monthly per license.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag. A trend should matter to any buyer, seller or user of learning technology who wants to make ongoing, intelligent and informed choices. It directly affects learning technology buyers and sellers. Almost daily, new learning technology developers contact us to introduce themselves. 16 Licensing Levels Rise.

Learning with bees

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Other schools are now adopting these ideas, and several have set up apiaries for keeping bees. Learning with bees by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Beau Lotto beekeeping Blackawton Primary School Dave Strudwick education learning pedagogy schools situated teaching Technology

Schools and online education

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Photo by Sergey Zolkin on unsplash Many educators are now investigating how online technologies can improve, extend or enrich teaching and learning experiences. Some schools have begun to experiment, and a few are well down the road to adopting and using online education as a viable supplement, or even replacement for face to face teaching. No travel was involved, but there was a time of disruption while teachers developed their skills around the new technologies.

Intervention learning

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Photo from Wikimedia Commons Predictably, the ideas that dominated at Learning Technologies 2019 (#LT19uk) were mostly on new and emerging technologies. The #LT19uk conference programme revealed that less than a third of organisations appear to have so far adopted any aspects of AR or VR within their learning offers, but of the third that have, there are already some very interesting and productive uses to report. Unported License.

Associations: Should You Move to a New LMS for Continuing Education?

Talented Learning

Love it or hate it, you have to admit that life in the learning technology “lane” is never dull or slow. It also means that independent learning technology consultants like me are enjoying pretty good job security these days.). Only a few years ago I was writing about how smart associations were adopting LMS technology as a foundation for continuing education programs.

LMS Awards Just Got Better: A New Way to Celebrate Learning Systems Excellence

Talented Learning

As 2018 draws to a close, the technology awards season is in full swing. Instead, it’s about finding a solution that fits their use cases in terms of specific functional, technical, service, support, license and business requirements. How to define and prioritize technology requirements. How to overcome barriers to adoption and growth. So I’m not surprised when Talented Learning fans ask me when we’ll announce our annual LMS Awards.

The explosion in home-based workers doesn’t have to mean an implosion in productivity

Epilogue Systems

Over the past 3-5 years, the digital workplace has exploded with new cloud technologies to facilitate collaboration, sharing and communication: Trello, Asana, Slack, Skype, Teams, GSuite, Box, Zoom, etc. The promise of the digital workplace is significant but at the employee/user level, effective absorption and adoption is a problem. And with agile cloud technology, the pace of change is constant and fast, making it difficult to support effective adoption let alone sustain support.

The interview

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We talked about the latest developments in technology supported education and discussed the contents of my new book. reasons why I use Twitter, and why teachers should adopt blogging as a professional practice. Graphic courtesy of Bonnie Stachowiack The interview by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. education learning podcast Technology Twitter

Do We Still Need the LMS?

CLO Magazine

Saba Software, one of the pioneers in enterprise learning technology, was founded less than 20 years ago, and since then the market has exploded. About 30 percent of corporate training is instructor facilitated or done in a classroom, and even that is complemented by prerequisites, reading assignments and online exercises that demand technology. I’ve seen the LMS or learning technology market go through four stages. Tags: e-learning , learning technology , LMS.

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Networked pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

Differentials between academic practices, and the variety of roles we adopt within communities of practice and learning. Flipped classes, Massive Open Online Courses and Mind Technologies. The future of education and the potential impact of new and emerging technologies. I speak in particular about my own personal pedagogical approach and how my own teaching and learning methods have been developed and influenced over the last few years in a technological rich environment.

Here comes the SAMR

Learning with 'e's

In previous posts I articulated some thoughts on how technology can (and should) be integrated into education. In an initial post I argued that technology use is not the same as technology integration. Technology integration results in digital tools being embedded into learning, so that for example maker cultures emerge, or the classroom activities are flipped , supporting more effective pedagogies and improving student learning outcomes. Unported License.

How can we engage online learners?

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Photo by Filip Mroz on unsplash In my first post in this blog series I outlined the changes taking place in schools due to the adoption of online forms of education. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. classroom Digital education learning online pedagogy schools students teachers Technology

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Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

professional licenses and credentials are governed by state regulations. Only 30% of association professionals are “very satisfied” with their LMS, according to a recent survey by technology provider, Abila. For example, most organizations expect financial benefits from streamlined administrative processes, improved content development efficiency, broader member adoption and increased per-member purchases. Director of Technology, New Teacher Center.