The Rise of the Digitals

Your Training Edge

We are living in an age of technology where electronic devices have become an integral part of anyone’s life. People who use technology too frequently and have a high adoption rate for the latest technology are referred to as “Digitals”.

eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014

Bottom-Line Performance

Is gamification going to go the way of Myspace and Foursquare? The low price of the technology is quite a driver. The technology curve was too steep in terms of the hardware and systems requirements to use it – and the learning curve simply to function in the world was too high.

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The future of eLearning, part 2

eFront

We’re also going to tell you what’s probably going to happen with virtual reality technologies and wearables. Social networking is not some new category of computer use that Facebook (or Friendster/MySpace/Twitter/etc) invented.

Brandon Hall Network - Back from the Dead?

Tony Karrer

I would actually like to believe that the community of people interested in the use of technology for learning and performance support would form a vibrant online community, exchanging ideas, making connections, etc. And, it's worse when you are targeting a particular community that doesn't have a great adoption rate. It takes a lot to get from putting up the network software to getting widespread adoption. Or maybe someone like ASTD will adopt Ning and give it a huge push.

Teens, Tweens and Social Networking

Kapp Notes

So as schools struggle to eliminate technology from the hands of students, as I have written about before ( Hire that Kid! Because the kids are already talking about school work with their friends and social network using these technologies which are.banned in schools.go

The future of eLearning, part 2

eFront

We’re also going to tell you what’s probably going to happen with virtual reality technologies and wearables. Social networking is not some new category of computer use that Facebook (or Friendster/MySpace/Twitter/etc) invented.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Although Twitter has a relatively small user base (approximately 200 million users compared to Facebook’s 600 million), these are your early adopters, your super-users, your friends that seem to know a little about everything and your friends that know absolutely everybody.

Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace

Janet Clarey

In a nutshell, my main points: The “younger” generation (&# millennials&# born in the 80s-90s) are not [automatic] masters of technology and often use a limited range of technologies (i.e., Google, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia for homework, the school’s VLE/LMS, instant message, text, profile on a social networking service like Facebook or MySpace.). Don’t ground transformation of education arguments around “younger” generations’ expectations and patterns of technology use.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Couple of places that discuss adaptation of memory and technology Memorizing Facts Better Memory In Your Outboard Brain Knows All , Clive Thompson talks about how our need to remember is changing. I generally am not a super early adopter so I'm less likely to dive in with a new tool.

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