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Big Dog, Little Dog

This is not some relativistic world where training is fine as long as the manager says it's good (what David Wilson of Elearnity terms the 'conspiracy of convenience'). No, there are particular types of measure that are of value to stakeholders, and as long as the learning function can show its effect on these, and be seen to be operating effectively, then it is doing its job. Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape - eLearning Technology.

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

I'm going to be moderating a CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum that looks at Entrepreneurial Opportunities in eLearning - basically where do we mutually see a good opportunity to create a successful eLearning Startup. I'm working right now with two eLearning startups doing exactly that.

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Learning 2.0 Strategy

Clark Quinn

When I used to work with organizations on defining an eLearning Strategy, I always worked from a very broad view of needs across the organization and the implications that had on people, process and technology. I initially attacked eLearning 2.0 Instead, I've found that it's much more effective to look at individual opportunities and figure out what makes sense. That said, there is almost always some technology (Wiki, blog, RSS, etc.)

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

I initially said - "Look at my blog," but when I looked, I realized it might be a bit harder than I thought to pull out the central themes. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. There's considerable discussion throughout my blog around topics that relate to social / informal / learning 2.0: The whole problem is Long Tail Learning.

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Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

In prior posts she identifies the following elements as being needed for informal learning strategy to be effective in the workplace: Motivation for learning. This is why most learning is long tail learning. The role of learning organizations around long tail learning is to provide tools, support, skill building so that learners can self-serve their learning. It's specific help on how the knowledge worker can effective learn about this new area.

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

Just got through reading - Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - by Saul Carliner, who is a person I know, like and respect. He had me scratching my head about Long Live what? Long Live – is actually an important issue being raised through this discussion that I'll get to below… Let me start with the fact that Saul and his article made no attempt to directly engage with any of the "bloggers" who he so quickly lumps together and dismisses. Long Live? Long Live what?