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.

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 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0 Tools Adoption Ideas Webinar Software - Adoption Advice Enterprise 2.0 - What's the PU?

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Very social software

Learning with e's

A veritable feast of articles on social media is appearing in the academic press at the moment. Two articles that have caught my eye deal with social software in education, and both have landed on my desk in the last few weeks. If you're interested in the impact blogs, wikis and social networking can have on the social and cultural dimensions of education, then take a read of them. Keywords: social software; Web 2.0;

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

tools come in. While there’s a lot of overlap between “social learning” and these enterprise 2.0 collaborative tools, they actually have different goals: Social learning is about interacting with other people in order to learn something new, while Web collaboration tools are primarily about making it easier for people to work together. collaboration learning and development Social Learning web tools yammer

10 Tips on How to Use Your LMS for Knowledge Management

Ed App

predict that by the end of this year (2021), the global social software and collaboration market will have increased by 17% from 2020. Top-level LMS platforms include social learning features. Social distancing procedures are another.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media. This is a list of roughly the top 35 or so social media vendors providing a broad core set of social media capabilities.

Exploring medical technologies

Learning with 'e's

Indeed, my top three all-time cited academic publications are: Wikis, blogs and podcasts : A new generation of web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education (2006) The emerging Web 2.0

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. From central authority to decentralization. Here’s a mid-2003 article from an internal newsletter from Deloitte: Social Software: Get Affiliated. Social Software: Get Affiliated. Want to understand the emerging world of social software? What is social software? mechanical | social.

Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions

Trivantis

Authoring Tools. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. Powerful & Easy Authoring. -->. Online Authoring Anytime, Anywhere. -->. Powerful & Easy Authoring. -->. Online Authoring Anytime, Anywhere. -->. Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions. Lectora: ONLY HTML5 Authoring Tool. Forum. Logins.

IBM 40

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

The Business Case for Social Learning - Daretoshare , April 13, 2009 Job losses, combined with cutbacks in workforce development investments, mean that many companies are less able to serve customers, make sales or generate innovations than they were just a few months ago. The Business Case for Social Learning. Just when you've made the transition from the prior generation of CBT authoring tools (e.g., Here are some examples of social learning in organisations.

Turn and face the strain

Learning with e's

A particular emphasis on Web Enhanced Learning (WEL) approaches will be made and strategies for university-wide adoption of social software (Web 2.0) tools and services will be presented. Formal and Informal Learning This emerges through formal and informal learner activities such as online discussion, user generated content, active social tagging and the sharing and exchanging of digital artefacts direct from user to user.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/23/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

22 case studies by authors in eight countries, drawn from both the corporate and educational sectors. Connections: Social and mobile tools for enhancing learning - The Knowledge Tree. The use of social software (Web 2.0) and digital mobile tools are two of the latest trends in new teaching and learning practice that enable this connectedness and have demonstrably positive effects on learning.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

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) for Learning Professionals (20) Tools Used (18) Learning 2.0 Is the barrier the lack of free access to the tools?

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. A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making. tools.

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Collaboration - Storyboard - Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. E-Learning Authoring Tools Guide 2009 Released: Some Meditations on the Nature of Information - The E-Learning Curve , July 1, 2009. Social Learning Adoption Success: First Steps? The following are the top other items based on social signals. Social Software (7). eLearning Learning Hot List. June 26, 2009 to July 3, 2009. Top Posts.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Social networks empower workers to engage in self-determined “pull” learning.

Down to a 't'

Learning with e's

Google Scholar is a very useful tool if you are in the business of research. Social Software and was published in Health Information and Libraries Journal. To my amusement, one author had cited me as Wheelert, S. I'm not going to name and shame all the authors here, because that would be churlish - but you can check it out for yourself if you care to. social software Perhaps I should simply be happy that other people are quoting my publications, I hear you ask?

The Social C-Suite

CLO Magazine

If the C-suite increases its social media use internally and externally, it could be used as a tool to impact organizational competence. The state of employee engagement is a troubling organizational predicament, and many leaders wonder whether internal social media and social learning could help to drive it: Should the C-suite become more involved? How does its use by the C-suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization?

Suite 50

Boundary Changes

Learning with e's

We invite papers on the digital divide, e-learning methods and case studies, mobile and pervasive technologies, digital games, multi-user virtual environments, informal learning, new classroom technologies (PDAs interactive whiteboards, etc), personal learning environments, visual media (videoconference, digital photography), e-portfolios and social software (wikis, blogs, podcasting, etc). The Plymouth e-Learning Conference 2009 website has been launched today.

Imitation - the sincerest form of flatulence

Learning with e's

I spoke about 'Social Software in Higher Education' and several really useful questions were raised by the group over copyright, validity and reliability of sources such as Wikipedia , plagiarism and 'fit for purpose' issues. Bizarrely, the author Viv Rolfe, from De Montfort University , then goes on to talk about a wikipedia page dealing with the subject of flatulence.

The Digital Classroom

Learning with e's

Entitled 'The Digital Classroom: Harnessing Technology for the Future' , it will be published by Routledge (David Fulton) next week, and it's something I have been working on with my co-author professor Peter John , for the last year and a bit. I'm thrilled that my new book will be published this side of Christmas.

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning. Their acquisition included the Participate team – a group with 12 years of social media experience dating back to the mid 90s. Q: What is OutStart doing with social media integration in their LMS?

eLearning - Audio & Captivate, Blogging, Twitter, & the Brain

Big Dog, Little Dog

Recruiters will always try to find out more about you," says Liz Lynch, author of Smart Networking. Video technology and social software can cut employee training costs - SearchUnifiedCommunications.com. For more in-depth training, such as a new process or a tutorial on using a software system, a wiki entry or Yammer message just might not suffice. Adding Audio to Adobe Captivate - Michael Hanley in E-Learning Curve Blog.

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. T o implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning. This morning I received an email asking…”How are people using social software to support learning?” Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009.