Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile.

The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration

Dashe & Thomson

Plenty has been written about why employees are slow to adopt enterprise collaboration tools. Most opinions on the matter, however, don’t provide satisfying conclusions about why collaboration tools are so slow to gain traction in large organizations. For example, in a Klint Finley interview called Five Principles for Improving Social Enterprise Adoption , Yakabod CEO Scott Ryser cites the importance of “political juice.”

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Collaboration - Storyboard - Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

E-Learning Authoring Tools Guide 2009 Released: Some Meditations on the Nature of Information - The E-Learning Curve , July 1, 2009. Learning Professionals’ Skills 2.0 The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0 Anthropological Definition of Web 2.0 Enterprise 2.0 (8). Social Software (7). Enterprise (14). eLearning Learning Hot List. June 26, 2009 to July 3, 2009. Top Posts.

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

CLAs are focused on studying and reporting human behavior in relation to learning and productivity technologies, specifically, Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0. Here are jobs, tasks, and roles in emerging Enterprise 2.0, Gaps consultant - a snapshot analyst for gaps in information, data or process that are missing in networks (project leads, instructional designers, writers, editors, researchers - example is tracking micro -learning impacts by using Web 2.0

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

Of all the sections in my book on critical skills learning professionals need to know now, “enterprise 2.0 That’s where enterprise 2.0 tools come in. While there’s a lot of overlap between “social learning” and these enterprise 2.0 In other words, learning is the primary goal of social learning, whereas it’s a by-product of enterprise 2.0 What Is Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0 adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0 Web 2.0

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

E-Learning Provocateur

As an enterprise, Acme Corporation is “dipping its toes&# into social media. Numerous reasons might explain their lack of participation, such as: • scared of technology. • too shy to voice an opinion. • wary of looking silly in front of the whole company. • too many tools and whizz-bang gadgets to keep track of. • legal implications. • security implications. • too busy. The fear of overstepping your authority is a natural inhibitor. social media enterprise 2.0

SkillSoft's inGenius: About adding meaningful context.

ID Reflections

John Ambrose in his post Social Learning Will Fill Enterprise 2.0’s s Empty Drums, Part II points out the advantage of "leveraging the amplification benefits of social technology" tools like inGenius. Tony Karrer, in his post, Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0: But he adds the most valuable point about social learning that drives adoption and increases the perceived ease of use manifold: Same tools as your work tools.

Social Learning: How e-Learning Developers can Benefit from the Boom in Social Computing and Social Machines

Vignettes Learning

Who among us do not recognize that networking sites and software applications like Friendster, LinkedIn, PodCasting, Flicker, Blogs, Wikis, and others have been shaping how people communicate, socialize, and learn together all at the same time. The social machines and social computing services are tools that allow people to freely do what they want. With the tools they have the independence to pursue what engages them or what is important for them.

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Five Must-Have Skills for Learning Professionals: An Update

Mindflash

In a series of blog posts, I plan to provide further detail on each of the five critical skills that co-author Mitchell Levy and I believe learning professionals can put to use right away. Each week for the next five weeks, I will write a blog post on each of the five critical skills: business acumen, rapid instructional design, social/informal learning, enterprise 2.0 Rapid instructional design is not about software tools or even about speeding up ADDIE.

Quick Wins

Clark Quinn

Here's the gist of his thinking: As I become more and more convinced that implementing next-gen/Web 2.0 I agree with Mark that there are fairly sizable organizational culture aspects to enterprise adoption of enterprise 2.0 / web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0. And, when you look at adoption patterns - a lot of what makes adoption of Web 2.0 tools likely is that they are easy to adopt and have immediate value for the individual and work group.

How can We Train People on Web 2.0 and Social Networking When They are All Just Emerging Now?

Vignettes Learning

Through Ray Sims' blog I found this video of Matt Moore with relevant ideas on adoption of Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0. Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 are tools that improve what we can't do in the email and Word document approaches or a phase of collaboration. Good question: (From Ray Sims) how can we train people on Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 when all of the skills, tools and attitudes are just emerging for ALL of us?

Quick Wins

Tony Karrer

Here's the gist of his thinking: As I become more and more convinced that implementing next-gen/Web 2.0 I agree with Mark that there are fairly sizable organizational culture aspects to enterprise adoption of enterprise 2.0 / web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0. And, when you look at adoption patterns - a lot of what makes adoption of Web 2.0 tools likely is that they are easy to adopt and have immediate value for the individual and work group.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Twitter is Much Better than I Thought for Learning I used to say during presentations that I wasn’t quite sure about twitter as a learning tool. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. iPad (and iPhone) are Much More Useful Than I Expected I didn’t actually think that I would care about the iPad except as a tool for training and performance support in environments like retail and restaurants where it’s always been an issue having access to machines.

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know

Mindflash

Examples of technologies that can be used to facilitate asynchronous learning include learning management systems, enterprise social networks, wikis, blogs, on-line discussion forums, and even email. As enterprise 2.0 technologies grow in importance, synchronous learning can be facilitated on enterprise social networks and on on-line chat and instant messaging services. An LCMS has a built-in authoring tool, and LMSs do not.

eLearning 2.0 Presentation - ISPI Los Angeles

Tony Karrer

I had a great time this Saturday presenting to ISPI Los Angeles on eLearning 2.0. If this topic is of interest, then I would suggest also referring to: What is eLearning 2.0? Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes) Understanding eLearning 2.0 Needed Skills for New Media eLearning 2.0 - An Immediate, Important Shift Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools Personal Work and Learning Environments eLearning 1.0, and 2.0 Web 2.0

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Informal learning patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Andy McAfee , late of Harvard B-School and now crossing the Charles River to MIT, has gone me one better with his discussion of Enterprise 2.0 His recent post, Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 , details two sorts of patterns for optimal enterprise 2.0 Both sets of patterns apply to Learnscapes, which are in essence a subset of enterprise 2.0 (a Patterns Where 2.0 It’s laborious to author, and many approval loops exist.

Performer-focused Integration

Clark Quinn

DITA ) and tools, Yas Etassam, and another individual who started a very successful technical writing firm , Meryl Natchez. The convener had heard me speak on the performance ecosystem (via Enterprise 2.0, We covered new devices, tools, and movements in corporate approaches to supporting performance, as well as shifts in skill sets. Topic-based authoring is a discipline around this approach that provides the rigor needed to make it work.

e-Learning 2.0 Driven by Web 2.0 "SLATES"

Vignettes Learning

Dion Hinchcliffe made a good summary of where Web 2.0 is impacting Enterprise 2.0. In his article he summarizes the new reports from Forrester, CIO Insight and McKinsey that suggests the faster adoption of Web 2.0 in enterprises. What is most interesting is his reference to Andrew McAfee's thinking on SLATES: Search, Links, Authoring, Tags, Extensions, Signals.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010. A framework for social learning in the enterprise - Learning and Working on the Web , February 24, 2010. 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great - Mindflash , October 21, 2010. Web 2.0

3-Minute e-Learning into Micro-Learning

Vignettes Learning

The difficulty however, as I see it now, is that, most e-Learning are "enterprise-centric" ; programs are required and pushed down to learners, not the other way around - developers have less concern for the learner, but more concern for the delivery of learning content. In Web 2.0, e-Learning, Knowledge Management and Enterprise 2.0, we have tools like a very, very big library (or Wikepedia).

Instruction eLearning 2.0 and Quality

Clark Quinn

On my post Quick Wins , I received some questions around use of Web 2.0 in the workplace (really they relate to eLearning 2.0). The comments are interesting to see and discuss: Can anyone tell me where QUALITY comes into play with these collaborative enterprise 2.0 It's not at all the reality that goes along with most eLearning 2.0

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

The author(s) have been writing individual articles for months or years. This is fairly wide ranging from traditional courseware kinds of issues to specialized kinds of tools and sites. My background includes things like being the CTO of eHarmony (online marriage matching based on personality profiles and controlled communication) from its launch through their $110M venture round to working on interesting eLearning and tools for companies like Lexus, HP, IBM, etc. and 2.0

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They Might Not Need Training, Just a Little Support

Mindflash

Each provides excellent and extensive tools and process for implementing effective performance support. A tool like Jing is a perfect tool to create these. With wiki technology, you can open up the authoring of these resources and allow the people who actually do the job, keep the content updated. Provide ability for people to commune around the resources: With enterprise 2.0

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

Andrew McAfee , Principal Research Scientist , Center for Digital Business – MIT Sloan School of Management and Author, Enterprise 2.0. Today, Enterprise 2.0 He shares strategies, stories, and real-world examples of successful enterprise collaboration using 2.0 tools. His insights will help you reset your enterprise to deal with turbulent times. People already share knowledge within the enterprise.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Device Diversity is the “New Normal” Mobile Apps Become Essential to Enterprise mLearning Pad/Tablet Use Explodes Authoring Tools Will Evolve Private Social Networks Win Over Public Market Consolidations Will Occur Here Come the Experts!

Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System

Tony Karrer

This is an interesting topic because it highlights a schism that is echoed in the larger world of IT: Enterprise IT (Big Systems) vs. Emergence (see Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise IT on the other hand, attempts to provide significant support for processes and business rules. There are many overlapping product sets (virtual classroom, LMS, LCMS, Authoring, Assessment, Search, Collaboration, HRIS, Talent Management, etc.),

Instruction eLearning 2.0 and Quality

Tony Karrer

On my post Quick Wins , I received some questions around use of Web 2.0 in the workplace (really they relate to eLearning 2.0). The comments are interesting to see and discuss: Can anyone tell me where QUALITY comes into play with these collaborative enterprise 2.0 It's not at all the reality that goes along with most eLearning 2.0

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

eLearning Learning Posts

What I learned this week at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston - Adventures in Corporate Education , June 17, 2010 This week I attended the Enterprise 2.0 No matter what anyone tells you, no one really has a clue how to “do&# social in the enterprise. Spark Your Interest , June 3, 2010 June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. All software below is free. Rapid E-Learning Course Software. What tools should we learn?

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools?

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Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010 I’m lucky to be a member of the 2.0 As a member, I have access to a plethora of sharing, information and intellect as it relates to how individuals are driving Enterprise 2.0 The road ahead : I am presently developing detailed role descriptions, community guidelines, role assessment tools, and the identification of appropriate learning products and offerings. More Random Web 2.0

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

For me, I’m still figuring out where twitter will fit - Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool. Free PowerPoint Twitter Tools , October 6, 2009. Google Wave as a Learning Tool , June 12, 2009. Despite SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals , SharePoint is installed and the tool of choice in too many organizations. SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools :: Personal InfoCloud , March 16, 2009. Tools (2397).

In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

Pecha Kucha is a performance art Online learning is more efficient than face to face training – discuss Survey on the use of media elements in e-learning June The triumph of the airheads (review) Chief Job Title Creation Officer How people really watch television The Big Question: What tools should we learn? When YouTube really does have to be offline Abstracts and Enterprise 2.0

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. Culture Change or Enterprise 2.0 Do we first require an organizational culture adaptation prior to any meaningful Enterprise 2.0 Tools For Mobile Learning Development - Upside Learning Blog , March 21, 2010 Some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Understanding the Tools of the Social Learning Landscape - Free as in Freedom , November 2, 2010I am with Mark Oelhert this morning in his all day workshop about the tools of the Social Learning Landscape. Mark’s focus is to look at social media tools, their impact on an organisation’s culture. When Tim Orielly coined the term Web 2.0, The catch is that you can use social media and Web 2.0. Different topics flair up in popularity (such as web 2.0

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

However Amplify seems to be a much more effective tool for collaborative learning than any other freely available learning tools today. Great FREE Software Downloads - The eLearning Coach , March 8, 2010 I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. And every so often, some great software comes along that saves time and frustration and can be downloaded for free.

LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Instructional Designers need more tools than just writing! eLearning Authoring Tools Review — Help! Learnerprise 2.0: Why Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0 Web 2.0 & ROI - Web 2.0 It’s Not the Tool That’s Boring. Best of eLearning Learning. September 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Thursday, October 08, 2009.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Whats interesting to me is that with eLearning 2.0 or social learning or more specifically with using social tools to do things like have interesting conversations - what I want to measure is really not at all what is learned. In your article, I fear that we are looking at eLearning 2.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Buzzing Blogging Hive

Learning Visions

Hives overlap -- where are the boundaries between corporate e-Learning and educational technology and k-12 teachers and higher ed and non-profit management and enterprise 2.0? Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training.