Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

While increasing amount of concept work and the pace of change puts a premium on learning, the business of learning faces an incredibly difficult time. In the past few weeks, I've had some really eye-opening conversations about the state of Learning as a Business.

The Business Web

Tony Karrer

This is something I've pointed to before: Promise of Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 - Comparison to Macros, IDEs, and Visual Basic. Simultaneously, companies like Google and Yahoo have announced their intention to compete against Microsoft Exchange by offering a version of their consumer email services repurposed for business. Gmail for Domains ([link] ) and Yahoo Business Email ( [link] ) are serious competitors to the traditional email server franchise.

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Customer Competencies, Co-Creation, and Brand Communities

Skilful Minds

The recent buzz around the concept of social business points to the growing importance of social networks and communities to the evolution of business practice. Whether companies are in fact closing the community gap and the engagement gap remains an open question though. Tags: Collaboration Customer Communities Experience Design Learning Experience brand co-creation customer competence Customer Experience elearning 2.0

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Dimdim has an open source version so developers can integrate it with other software. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools. It’s a free and open source application with templates and plugins for enhancements. RECENT ARTICLES eLEARNING 2.0

How To Communicate The Value Of Social Media

The eLearning Coach

Ensure It Solves A Business Need. The most sound advice is to make sure it solves a business need. Focus on results rather than concepts, including case studies and how the competition is using informal learning to solve a business need. How would you answer this question?

Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

Were you too busy to read the reviews, analysis and opinions? For eBooks, it’s using the ePub format, which is an open source standard allowing digital publications to work on different devices. Open Development Standards. REVIEWS elearning 2.0

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Open Educational Resources Matures 4. Here are my top 10 eLearning predictions for 2011.

Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

I've been doing a lot of work on custom content delivery and even more on the implications of Web 2.0 on all kinds of businesses. Find Lots of Examples of eLearning 2.0 I've already started to identify some of the initial eLearning 2.0 But 2007 would seem to be a good time to find even more smart, small, starter examples of solutions that don't fit within classic eLearning, eReference type solutions. More eLearning Bloggers.

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Informal Learning - Let's Get Real - Part II

Tony Karrer

Interestingly, Stephen Downes' new presentation - e-Learning 2.0 - Why the New Tools includes a slide that quotes my blog post: I'm becoming convinced that folks in the informal learning realm are quite willing to live with "free range" learning. Let's me define "works" for most of my projects - changes human performance in a way that achieves desired business outcomes. there's a fundamental difference in eLearning 2.0:

Web 2.0 Corporate Access

Clark Quinn

I’ve been working with Steve Wexler and the eLearningGuild on the eLearning 2.0 This is resulting in some pretty interesting data such as the Web 2.0 Well I can help answer the question about access to YouTube and other Web 2.0 I somewhat understand why MySpace might get blocked (28%) but given how many people are using Facebook for business connections, blocking it at almost the same rate is a little bit of a surprise.

Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis

Tony Karrer

Adler's recent article - Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 They look to eLearning approaches to lower distribution costs. For corporate learning functions to really impact the long tail, they will be forced to look at eLearning 2.0.

[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 In this, Eric suggests the following minimum measures: Networking patterns - the relationship between people and content categories, the network make up or profile (business unit, job, level, etc), key brokers and influencers by content category, and the degree of networking across silos.

Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary

Tony Karrer

Background Over the past six weeks, I've been leading a course: Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 This course is designed to teach how to design and build collaborative learning experiences using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 All professionals (including learning professionals) are extremely busy. While it's nice to try to leave things open, it may be more effective to be somewhat dictatorial.

What did I get out of DevLearn?

eLearning Blender

I was hoping to get lucky and find some miracle idea or resource that will make it easy for me to implement eLearning at a minimal cost. Everyone was extremely open to share their experiences and ideas. I was already sold on eLearning but talking with people made me feel stupid for not making more of an effort to getting this implemented years ago. I am now even more determined and committed to implementing eLearning in stages over the next couple of years.

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 This is something that gets discussed as emergent: see Emergent Knowledge Management , Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System , and Future Platforms for eLearning. I discussed my experience from Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Then, maybe open it up to subject matter experts.

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Leading Learning and New Skills

Tony Karrer

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. If we really care about improving performance, then we need to recognize the scope of our Learning Responsibility and to broaden ourselves to go from Learning Objectives to Performance Objectives and Business Needs. Harold Jarche - Skills 2.0 Web 2.0 First of all, the web 2.0

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A Speedbump for Social Learning

eLearning Weekly

Whether you call it Learning 2.0, eLearning 2.0, In terms of being ready for business use, blogs and wikis appear to be ahead of the pack. Some examples are Twitter , Flickr , and Facebook ; to my knowledge, these applications don’t have a separate, secure, option for private business use. I hope this is just a speedbump for social learning, and I hope we start to see more options for social learning tools that can be considered safe for business use.

Leading Learning and New Skills

Clark Quinn

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. If we really care about improving performance, then we need to recognize the scope of our Learning Responsibility and to broaden ourselves to go from Learning Objectives to Performance Objectives and Business Needs. Harold Jarche - Skills 2.0 Web 2.0 First of all, the web 2.0

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3 - eLearning 24-7 , September 14, 2010 While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. You mention a Masters degree - is this one of the university open learning initiatives? If so, Id love to know more about it - Ive only found content tangentially related to ID and elearning (a course in interface design on the UKs Open University website). Hes a Professor at the Harvard School of Business and author of several books on the theme of Disruptive Innovations.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. I've read several posts on how much should an hour of elearning cost.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Are we – as in the collective we of the eLearning ‘industry’ – making a conscious shift away from Instructional Designer since no one on the outside knows what that means? Since "I'm an instructional designer" is almost always met with blank stares, I just fall back on elaborating with "eLearning developer."

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences - eLearning Technology , August 5, 2010 I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). Using Graphics To Improve Learning - The eLearning Coach , August 4, 2010 What are you doing about the picture superiority effect? open academic education: people with an open PhD and master?