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2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

The arena of online learning is continually reshaped by technological advances. Just as we must pay attention to the latest research on learning and pedagogy, it’s important to be aware of current technological trends. What technology trends of 2009 have impacted online learning and will continue to do so in the coming year? Social Media. Social media technologies are exploding, providing an array of offerings for learning online.

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35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. 10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions - The eLearning Coach , March 18, 2010 This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question. How to facilitate synchronous learning for real and virtual learners using technology?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short | Main | Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP » March 06, 2008 The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter This is Harold Jarches fault for getting me on this kick again. The report contends that " By the end of this year, half of the world’s 6.7 del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG) | Main | "New study examines how online games can teach business skills" (Red Herring) » June 28, 2007 Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it. Tom Werner points to some stats from a recent WSJ article that certainly provides some good corporate ammo: Everyone knows that IBM is a bellwether company in the use of technology for learning.

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Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Build community through social technologies for learning. Implement a social media strategy as part of a learning experience. Use social networking applications and services to build groups with a common interest or goal. When your audience members are involved in the challenge of a game or focused on solving problems in a virtual environment, learning becomes an incidental aspect of winning or finding solutions. Provide real world practice activities.

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer? Karl: The biggest problem is that in the learning field we sometimes get seduced by the technology and forget the underlying learning need and, even more importantly, the underlying business need. This means leveraging new technologies to deliver non-traditional instruction. There is no substitute for hands on experience using the technologies.

Games And Simulations

The eLearning Coach

In this two-part interview, Karl covers everything from video games to virtual 3D worlds, their cognitive advantages and future trends in online learning. We do that too much in training and education, a new technology or technique comes along and we apply it to everything as a great panacea. Coach: What technologies and gadgets could eLearning designers be making better use of right now? My first experience in a 3D world was horrific.

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Build community through social technologies for learning. Implement a social media strategy as part of a learning experience. Use social networking applications and services to build groups with a common interest or goal. When your audience members are involved in the challenge of a game or focused on solving problems in a virtual environment, learning becomes an incidental aspect of winning or finding solutions. Provide real world practice activities.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Two Huge Losses: Gary Gygax and Arthur C. Clarke

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium (June 3,4,5) | Main | "Sync Google Calendar with Outlook and more with WideLens" (Alex Barnett) » March 19, 2008 Two Huge Losses: Gary Gygax and Arthur C. He was just the co-creator of a little social phenomenon known as Dungeons and Dragons. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Lets go ahead and solve the future of publishing right now.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Day 3 - Forecasting the Future: Predicition Markets and MMOGs | Main | SCORM and the Whole 2.0 So I was reading this post on Slashdot about a Chronicle of Higher Ed article on the growing piracy of textbooks. cant.but iTunes has showed us that there can be viable economic models that make use of technology instead of opposing it. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us

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MOOCs and Performance Support

Your Training Edge

I’m not talking just new technologies or new formats, though these things have certainly been some of the major players. In 1996, Bill Gates wrote a famous article in which he declared content to be king. The idea of performance support is not new, but new learning-enabled technologies and digital learning environments are expanding its possibilities and bringing it to the attention of many organizations. This will work in the corporate world as well.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Using Performance Results to Hire

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « New Numbers and New Transparency from Linden Lab/Second Life | Main | My Blog is Worth $66, 615.72 (any buyers??) Lets ask ourselves, in a world in which resumes are meaningless, what are the impacts on not only education but also training and even certification? Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

Digitize Instructor-Led Training Sessions To Increase Employee Engagement And Performance

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I highlight how you can achieve this when you digitize instructor-led training sessions through our eSpace tool. With reduced training and travel budgets, Learning and Development (L&D) teams across the world are being pushed to re-evaluate their existing instructor-led training (ILT) delivery. Digitization of the instructor-led training delivery to maximize the effectiveness of instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Vintage Tech Predictions - Some eerily right.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Encyclopedia Britannica for the iPhone | Main | Grid 16: How Fast Can You Learn, Prioritize, and React? The blog " Modern Mechanix " says that it covers "Yesterdays Technology Today" so true. One recently unearthed article, " 40 Years in the Future " from 1968 has some really interesting predictions. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Clive on Learning , May 29, 2009 Implementing New Learning Technology? Blogger in Middle-earth , May 26, 2009 Tips for Working with SMEs - Bozarthzone , May 21, 2009 Social Networking in Times of Stress and Personal Emergencies - Electronic Papyrus , May 11, 2009 Aligning Learning Theory with Instructional Design - The E-Learning Curve , May 21, 2009 Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0

Digitize Instructor-Led Training Sessions To Increase Employee Engagement And Performance

EI Design

In this article, I highlight how you can achieve this when you digitize instructor-led training sessions through our eSpace tool. With reduced training and travel budgets, Learning and Development (L&D) teams across the world are being pushed to re-evaluate their existing instructor-led training (ILT) delivery. Digitization of the instructor-led training delivery to maximize the effectiveness of instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Edu-Gaming in the latest Escapist | Main | Article comparing new Mash-Up tools (Popfly, Pipes, Google) - thanks Sam Adkins » June 03, 2007 Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

The author(s) have been writing individual articles for months or years. This is my attempt to help you get a sense of topics of my blog and find some of the more interesting past articles. Blog Description This blog covers trends in eLearning and more broadly the use of technology that aims to improve human performance. Thus, the blog has a tendency to jump into a wide range of technology types and solutions.

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2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 2008 Posts based on Read Counts: 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers Free - Web 2.0 Applications in Learning Learn Trends 2008 Top Posts of 2008 based on delicious Save Count (which I believe is a better indicator of quality): 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers (149) Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 (39) Second Life Learning Videos (38) Personal Learning Tools and Technologies (38) Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 (37) world.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Geek Alert - Joke About Large Hadron Collider Ahead | Main | Audiko - Create Free Ringtones - even for the iPhone » March 27, 2008 Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop? TechCrunch has a great article which looks at the major efforts through the lens of Firefoxs effort - Prism. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Where Do You Begin (Part II)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Where do you begin when you havent posted in like 2 weeks? " Virtual World Shake-Up (BBC article) found at PacRimX Data File: Real-Time Collaboration By Sam S. The articles author is Kellye Whitney - listed as a Senior Editor and a Sr. I read the article by Ellen Wagner on mobile learning in CLO Magazine he referred to and while I agree. del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Tom and I disagree and then I kinda support his argument?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA) | Main | Learning Games at Wharton » December 04, 2007 Tom and I disagree and then I kinda support his argument? William Powers , media critic for the National Journal writing for Harvards Shorenstein Center , has penned a powerful article entitled " Hamlets Blackberry: Why Paper Is Eternal." del.icio.us

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Today I was on a panel about social learning. No matter what anyone tells you, no one really has a clue how to “do&# social in the enterprise. Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality - eLearning Technology , June 8, 2010 This post is a new kind of thing for me. Introduction to Social Networking. Tomi Ahonen: Mobile in Learning: lessons from around the world - Ignatia Webs , June 15, 2010 First key speaker at mLearncon Tuesday 15 june 2010. technologies.

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10 Ways To Design For Emotions (Part III)

The eLearning Coach

This is the third article in the series on emotions and learning. Design for social interaction. Using collaborative tools and social media can help learners build relationships, cooperate on tasks, and provide support and feedback to each other. If you design for social interaction, consider providing guidelines to make the experience more meaningful. See 10 Social Media Tools for Learning and Social Media and Learning for more on the social approach to learning.

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Learning Styles and Visualization

Mark Oehlert

My latest additions to del.icio.us. del.icio.us Here are some of my main del.icio.us While the original article in the Telegraph is interesting, I heartily recommend heading over to the post that Stephen Downes did on this and read the comments. But for Cathy Moore, Id like to mention wikimindmap.org which can make mind maps from WikiMedia articles. For example, you could put your info about technologies, conferences, etc. Social. Virtual Worlds.

Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

The experience was powerful and I wondered what I could transfer to the world of online learning. Possibly the only way to transfer this type of potent sensory experience online is through a virtual environment. Synchronous learning events and social media technologies allow us to integrate this dimension of learning into the programs we design. Related Articles: 10 Social Media Tools For Learning. Social Media And Learning.

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

MacWorld : learning infrastructure and social network infrastructure are converging. I was coincidentally walking by a presentation by Clive Shepherd on the exhibits floor at Learning Technologies in London when he happened to flip my photo and a quote on the screen. Also gave session entitled Under the radar great technologies that you could be using. Articles: Get Out of the Training Business. Continued to get my social network act together: Flickr /jaycross.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: The Blog Book Tour - Week Two

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « I swear.this is why people switch to Apple. The LCB Big Question and this exercise I think really demonstrate the virtual collective that we have out there in the ether in some virtually concrete ways. 41 – The point about socialization is important – I think about a Boomer boss needing to understand that his Gamer employees understand face time differently but value it nonetheless.

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