The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009

Upside Learning

The Big Question posed on Learning Circuits this time,as always , is thought provoking –. Social Learning – Social learning has made it big this year. At Upside we built a version of our LMS that came with a whole range of social networking and content sharing tools built in. Related posts: The Big Question: Time Spent CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009 Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources.

2010 Predictions - Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

January's Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog asks for our 2010 predictions. Google Wave will be released as a much less cumbersome application than the current beta version, but will struggle with adoption by general public. So, here we go; m-Learning continues to grow. I think the growing popularity of social media apps on mobile devices will assist with a growth of social learning (I consider social/informal learning on mobile devices m-learning too).


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Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Position Social Media Differently Than It's Intended Use For example, the Twitter question is "What are you doing?" The question then should be "What you are thinking?" ASTD Big Question Web 2.0

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. I also like to make occasional visits to Google Labs and Adobe Labs to "keep up" with the tech tools they are working on and to test drive any beta versions available. This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools.

Big Question - PowerPoint

The Learning Circuits

So, this month, The Big Question is. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. You can find tagged pages at: [link] Examples of bad slides and improved versions for particular kinds of presentations would be fantastic to see? Claudia Escribano LifeLongLearningLab A Big Question on PowerPoint 30-May-2007 20:58:36 Tom Crawford thcrawford PowerPoint - What is Appropriate, When and Why?

April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? There's really a lot at stake in this question in that it goes far beyond the question. One of the most important questions is: What's the added value provided by content providers over alternative information sources?

On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The Learning Circuits Big Question this month is: How do you address the “I want it now!&# We had a lot of discussion on this question but I would like to approach this months question from the perspective of the e-learning author. The on demand question has a big effect on them. We build the new easygenerator version in 3 months. demand from stakeholders?

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Help, I have an Instructional Design Master's Degree and I Can't Create E-Learning

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Big Question relates to a person who graduated from a theory-only program in Instructional Design and was not provided with the experience of actually creating instruction using any of the latest tools. So the question is: What advice would you give to someone who has no experience with e-learning development tools? Then download the software (free demo version) and build something that you will post on the web.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 100 of the Best Legal Free Full Version Games You Can Download Online (PC Gaming Blog)

Mark Oehlert

» June 24, 2007 100 of the Best Legal Free Full Version Games You Can Download Online (PC Gaming Blog) This is a great list.and the following post is 50 MORE games ! e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « First Look Viewer for Second Life Has Voice | Main | Who Are the Beavers? WE ARE THE BEAVERS!!!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Want RealPlayer without ads? Thank You BBC!

Mark Oehlert

According to this article in the Washington Post, the BBC required Real to produce a version of its player without ads. While the article doesnt give a direct link, I think this is the one here - of course I cant install Real Player at work so Ill have to wait until I get home or rely on someone out there for confirmation that this version of the player is sans ads but Im hopeful.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Encyclopedia Britannica for the iPhone

Mark Oehlert

» April 03, 2008 Encyclopedia Britannica for the iPhone Its no Wikipedia but turns out the Encyclopedia Britannica has an iPhone optimized version. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Want RealPlayer without ads? Thank You BBC! Main | Vintage Tech Predictions - Some eerily right.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor

Mark Oehlert

I also know about the online version of Photoshop.whatever. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great Quote from Interview with Raph Koster | Main | "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology) » February 06, 2008 Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor I have used a lot of online photo editors like fauxto and pixer. For my money, out of the current crop, Picnik nails it.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course)

Mark Oehlert

MSN article) » July 02, 2007 Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course) Ive blogged about Andrew Keen before (but of course only in an amateurish way), but it is really easy to the impression that he and Michael Gorman are doing the intellectual version of spooning. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « | Main | "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN

From Courses to Micro-Learning

ID Reflections

Wiki Some of the key characteristics of micro-learning are given in the diagram below: Click on the image to see an enlarged version And here are some examples of micro-learning forms: Click on the image to see an enlarged version Wikipedia also has a set of dimensions for micro-learning that I found rather useful. Then came the Internet, the Big Shift , and automation.

MLearncon preview: looking for trends

Challenge to Learn

It was big last year, version one is out and I was expecting a lot from that. It is as the Mlearncon website says: “ Mobile learning isn’t a question of “if,” but “when.” ” The ‘ when’ looks like the big question. Next week is mLearncon , I’m looking forward to it. I went through the description of all the sessions. I was looking for interesting sessions to attend, but also for some trends. One thing is clear.

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Welcome to Wiseland!

Enable Education

Wiseland challenges and entertains curious young thinkers ages 7-110 with big questions, and it includes: Cartoon shorts. If you like it (and we know you will), please leave us a lovely rating or review, and watch for more amazing content, an online version with parent/teacher marketplace, and a second app this Spring! It’s our mission here at Enable to inspire better learners of all ages, and to provide innovative educational technology that engages and supports them.

Your LMS criteria can make or break your buying process – here’s how to win


Before you start writing your wish list, you have to ask yourself and your organization the right questions to land on the LMS that makes the most sense for your business’s goals, struggles, and desired future. Tackle the big questions about your learning strategy.

Book review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM: will agile eLearning development become mainstream?

Challenge to Learn

There is a simple version (SAM1), for small projects”. And a more extended version (SAM2) for larger projects”. A post that I wrote for the ASTD’s big question blog on agile development.


Learning Data: The real definition and how you can prove business impact


Engagement : Think of this as the new version of participation. Now the big question is…How? What is learning data? Let’s define it as “data used to measure and improve the impact of training.” Based on that definition, what learning data are you currently using? If you’re like most learning organizations, you’re currently tracking metrics such as: Online course completions. Class attendance. Test scores. Seat times. Survey feedback.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #7

Upside Learning

The initial version of Kodu required the Xbox 360 console but now Kodu is available as a free download for your Windows PC as well. But it is also a neat way to create new content that might be simple enough to play on desktop and a mobile version. Related posts: eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #5 eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009.

Designing Training that Helps the Brain Learn and the Learner Perform

Bottom-Line Performance

It’s been awhile since I tackled one of The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question of the Month – but this one is intriguing ” “Does the discussion of how the brain learns impact your e-learning design?”. We’ve all heard that practice makes perfect – and most of us have heard the nitpicky version, “perfect practice makes perfect”.

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Close the Sale With Quality Content


Your salespeople can spend months learning the ins and outs of your products and services, and still be stumped by a well-placed question. The right content should be an all-purpose resource for your sales team, allowing them to prepare before the dialogue begins, as well as use the resource to answer questions that come up during the conversation.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”. The question is inspired from a post by Derek Morrsion – Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015 , quite an interesting post, a must read. Even though the iPad disappoints in its current version, I are sure this will change with future versions of iPad itself and various other tablets.

Interesting Distribute Publishing Model and Open Source

Tony Karrer

Each post will have comments, questions, etc. This sounds like a really good distributed version of a publishing model that is similar to what you would find at many magazines. I'm curious if people have thoughts on whether this model might be an interesting alternative to the LCB Big Question (via Stephen Downes ) Impact of Open Source Software on Education, Series Launch is interesting both because of the publishing model and because of the content.

Learning Management In The Age of Learning Engagement


But when asked what the ‘next generation’ of the LMS might actually be, Rosso didn’t even accept the question. I guess I have a big question around, is there a future for the LMS? I almost want to rephrase the question: what’s the next generation of learning technology ?”. Fortunately, the answers to those questions are coming into focus—and pointing the way forward. As long as LMSes deliver an incomplete version of learning, engagement can’t happen.

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Past Experiences. Present Challenges. Future Predictions.

The Learning Circuits

Time for another The Big Question. November's Question got passions raging and great conversation with real substance whose embers are still glowing as more comments still are flowing in. We heard Mark Oehlert's whining about the first two The Big Questions being tough, so here's a softball, or should I say SNOWBALL, for you. The Big Question for December is: What will you remember most about 2006? It's the beginning of another month!

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

The Big Question. The big challenge is answering the question, “ Does learning occur if no one recorded it? One of the big challenges is that you can’t always depend on mobile devices having continuous internet connection. Many mobile-compatible LMS’s are overcoming this by creating native application versions of their LMS interface. Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. Technology is full of promise.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course ? Part 2.

eLearning Cyclops

Because I had been teaching a face-to-face computer basics class, including some Office training, I had already a big jump on both knowing the audience and how they use the systems that were being upgraded. If I worked with others I would create much cleaner versions. One More Thing to Add - Big Question #LCBQ. My Big Question Response - Predictions for My 2011. It's The Big Question #LCBQ. Questions I No Longer Ask.

Blended Learning: Must Know Strategies That Engage Learners


So, the big question which arises now: How to create engaging blended learning courses or modules that can successfully merge both these approaches? Allows learners to collaborate and find answers to questions on their own. If the training is about a software that goes through frequent version upgrades, it is important to have a training that includes the following: Background on the basics of the earlier versions are allowed as an optional .

eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!

360 Training

If you have a large number of questions to upload into item banks for assessments, does the tool offer a way to bulk upload those items? If you are planning on doing this long term and measuring the effectiveness of the learning, does the tool support version control, so that when you need to update the course, you can do so efficiently and consistently, without disrupting the validity of your assessment and reporting data? All prepared to kick-start your elearning journey?

I Feel the Need - The Need for Speed

Tony Karrer

I did a crude version of this for myself and came up with the following: Definitely the vast majority of the time, I'm needing information that is relatively fast moving and is specific to the particular situations I face. Workplace Learning's ideal content: Slow changing and large audience How big is that circle? Even if some kind of training is reasonable, don’t assume the stakeholder in question has identified the right solution.

Everything Gets Easier When You Know Who Your Ideal Client Is with Agency Operator and Podcaster Jason Resnick


Jason Resnick: Well, that’s a big question, but I think it’s really… One, I like to differentiate between an ideal client and a niche or specialty, right, because I think a lot of people confuse the two or blur the two rather, right?

How (and Why) You Should Promote Informal Learning with Trainees (and the Boss)


In today’s faster, cheaper, better world the fact that 75% of learning takes place without a structured training intervention is a big glowing dollar sign to business leaders trying to pinch pennies. But for training this new willingness to embrace informal learning raises a big question – how does the training team fit into the picture when trainees are learning more from each other than they are from you?

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

The big question becomes what metrics do we apply for learning, since every learner will build out their own learning materials. How do you build tests if everybody uses a different version of the content? Tozman: The big influence is the amount of information that we amass about a singular topic, the rate at which that information changes and most importantly the speed at which organizations must act on the information.

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

For most organisations, adopting mobile learning raises the BIG question of “What do we do with our existing content (probably developed in Flash which doesn’t run on the iPad)? mEnabling (as we call it) your existing eLearning for iPads will soon become a question of ‘when’, rather than ‘if’. Since its launch, back in April 2010, Apple has sold more than 100 million iPads – a mind boggling quantity unmatched and way ahead of any other device manufacturer.

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How Do We Find the Right eLearning Partner?

ThinkingKap Solutions

After answering these questions about your resources, team skills, capacity, and organizational focus, it’s time to give the FINAL answer to the BIG question, “Am I going to use my internal team for eLearning or should we outsource and let our team focus on maximizing what they do best?” This question differs from the “multiple services” one above because here we’re talking about multiple training-specific services.