Long Tail Blogging is Dying?

Tony Karrer

Just read an article in the Guardian The long tail of blogging is dying (Found via Donald Clark ). Lives get busy. I'm sure that this will continue to change, but I would question the notion that long tail blogging is dying. But recently – over the past six months – a new trend: fewer blogs with links, and fewer with any contextual comment. Some weeks, apart from the splogs, there would be hardly anything. I didn't think we'd suddenly become dull.

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 talks about the implications of the Long Tail on Education. You can also look at getAbstract 's - Abstract on Anderson's The Long Tail. John Seely Brown and Richard P.

Mirror Neurons, Virtual training, Crowds, Misunderstanding, Long Tail, & Copyright

Big Dog, Little Dog

While much of a recruit's introduction to the Army is the same as it has always been--firing ranges, long marches, obstacle courses, and the like--the Army is increasingly utilizing new technologies to help soldiers learn their jobs. businesses $37 billion (£18.7

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.

Learning Objectives, Performance Objectives and Business Needs

Tony Karrer

see my posts: Learning Responsibility , Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis and Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape) has raised some interesting questions in my mind. It also just triggered something for me around Learning Objectives vs. Performance Objectives vs. Business Needs. To get outside the box, you need to have business needs and performance objectives This month's Big Question - Scope of Learning Responsibility?

The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Performance Learning Productivity

Last month Tony Karrer wrote an very insightful piece on his eLearning Technology blog about the Business of Learning. The business models that sustained publishers from the 18th to the early 21st century are no longer valid.

2009 Top Posts and Topics

Tony Karrer

Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool Tool Set 2009 Knowledge Work Types LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers SharePoint Using SharePoint SharePoint Examples SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 Long Tail Long Tail Blogging is Dying? Business of Learning Trends in Learning Side Note – Read Counts I also looked at the top posts according to read counts.

Learning Power Laws

Tony Karrer

Balmer talks about how a reset of economic expectations during the downturn has created an environment that is putting pressure on business to do more with less. Business flux.

5 AdWords Marketing Tips for Your Online Course

LearnDash

Like running a full-page ad in the yellow pages back in the day, they allow businesses to target customers searching for specific terms. But you should go beyond the obvious keywords such as “online business management course” or “online electrician certification.”. Instead, look a little harder for long-tail key phrases that will have lower search volume, but also higher conversions, all at a lower bid price. Many businesses don’t target their own branded keywords.

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How to Promote a Serious Game to Learners

Knowledge Guru

ExactTarget did many things right when they launched MobileConnect Guru, which is a big reason why hundreds of players logged significant time in the game… and drove real business results for the company.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. Content providers will wag the long tail. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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Free

Tony Karrer

There's a lot he gives you to think about and definitely a lot that relates to the Business of Learning. see Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Economy) This will be fun to explore. I've been slowly going through Chris Anderson's book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. There's quite a bit in the book that really resonates with me: We can't help it: We value atoms more than bits. Bits want to be free.

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Jay Cross - Untitled Article

Jay Cross

The Ultimate Business Time-Saver. Results: About 20% of the small-business owners I spoke to had heard of the product, and approximately 0% could describe what it actually does. Tags: Business learning Gene Marks , 04.02.09, 02:45 PM EDT.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. Content providers will wag the long tail. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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Scope of Learning Responsibility

The Learning Circuits

There was also discussion on my blog around the fact that in corporations there is a limit to what we can do as a training organization (see Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis and Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape ).

Speaking and Workshop Services

Tony Karrer

Dr. Tony Karrer is an expert on innovative uses of technology that improves human performance and drive business results. Tony educates individuals, businesses and organizations on social media, web 2.0

7 best practices to create corporate training video content

Disprz

Here are 9 smart tips to help you create top-notch learning & training videos: #1 Align all business stakeholders and get the purpose agreed upon. 3 Short or Long? People have short attention spans, and more importantly, extremely busy schedules.

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

and in Business of Learning , Future of Business of Learning , Future of Learning and the #LCBQ : What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 , there are a lot more thoughts around where learning is heading from a business perspective.

How Course Creators Can Improve Their Affiliate Marketing Programs with Dustin Howes

LifterLMS

Affiliate programs can be a great way to scale your business, but good affiliates will not sign up to programs unless that program is optimized. There’s this giant long tail that you’re talking about. I just spread it all out over a long period of time.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 01/17/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

When New Ideas Are Bad for Innovation - Business Week. Dog or Tail. the next Long Tail or a dog ? Related links: The Long Tail and B2B. What is especially impressive about Apple's feat is that [Apple] did it with an R&D spend that is one-tenth the size of Microsoft's annual spend, and that they did it during a period of otherwise flat industry performance. Web 2.0: Is Web 2.0

2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

Knowledge Management, Corporate Library, OD, IT and, of course, the business getting smart about a whole lot of new kinds of solutions looking outside the firewall for solutions And all of this comes in an ever more challenging world: The Business of Learning faces real pressure and we are expected to do more with less. Thus, we must look to provide value in the long tail of learning.

How to MOOC: Designing Effective MOOC Training Programs

Your Training Edge

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a bit of a chimera – they have the head of instructor-led training, the body of traditional e-learning, and the long tail of social media. As Bill Cushard over at Mindflash points out , MOOCs (unlike training seminars) are perfect for exploiting the “spacing effect,” in which people learn better when content is repeated over a long time rather than crammed into a short time.

Artificial Intelligence Comes to Learning

CLO Magazine

Due to the increasing pace of change in business, there has never been so much debate about what to learn and how to learn it. The future of business is chaos, wrote Robert Safian in a 2012 Fast Company article.

Summer Reading List 2008

Kapp Notes

Traditional business book layout but if you have any interested at all in Web 2.0 and how it is impacting training, business and society.then this is the book for you. One book that compliments Wikinomics and Inside the Tornado is The Long Tail which describes a new economic process involving a sale of a few things but all the time.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Business’s lingering love of bureaucracy, process, and legacy technology has fallen completely out of sync with what people need to do their best. Organizations will need you to shift a it towards Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis and Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape.

Some Questions and Answers

Kapp Notes

Finally, I see a movement, not just in e-learning but in business as well, toward virtual worlds for collaborative learning, design and transactions. We need to think of e-learning as supporting business operations and part of work and not as a separate event. 2) Business need for e-learning (business perspective) for instance how it would effect or impact that field? How IT is growing and developing the way businesses work?

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

And the risk is pretty severe as described in the Business of Learning. In Long Live , I discuss how we are not talking about eliminating instructor-led, but that organizations are looking at alternatives. The whole problem is Long Tail Learning. Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development.

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How Course Creators Get Leads Through Content and Scale Revenue Through Smart Promotions with Marketing Professional Daniel Daines-Hutt

LifterLMS

One strength course creators tend to have that most businesses don’t is the ability to create a lot of rich content. One big challenge with business in the digital ecosystem is the emotional disconnect where your audience can just click away from your content and do something else online.

Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

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. Recent examples for me are … Business side of professional speaking Aggregation technology Research on categorization / types of eLearning New Way of Learning In fact, if you run down my blog posts you could consider about half of these to be part of this.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 4 - Man.Im just getting warmed up! (and a shocker!)

Mark Oehlert

found via an article in the Wall Street Journal) turns out that a Harvard professor has found out that the arguments put forward by WIRED editor Chris Anderson in The Long Tail, might not be exactly spot on. That must change how we view the head versus the tail. **I

knowledge and Learning In The News - 7/25/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Wrong Tail: How to turn a powerful idea into a dubious theory of everything - Slate. This insight goes only so far, but like many business books, The Long Tail commits the sin of overreaching. The philosophy of business knowledge - KM World. Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos meet "Ginger" - Harvard Business School. Study: Distractions Impede Learning - ABC News.

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Collaboration - Storyboard - Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

Long Tail Blogging is Dying? When Do Learning Games Make Business Sense? eLearning Learning Hot List. June 26, 2009 to July 3, 2009. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. eLearning Technology , July 2, 2009. The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Learning Visions , June 26, 2009.

mylearningworx - a reflection on the launch event

Learning Rocks

While most elearning to date has been in either the mass market of formal K-12 education or in custom products for large wealthy companies, there aren't that many folk really addressing the "long tail" of online formal learning. It seems to be pitching in two directions - it wants to be a site used by consumers ("create a course on flyfishing") and they want it to be a low-cost training system for businesses, albeit under a slightly different brand, "the Foundry".

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. If not, someone else from another business function will step in.

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Strength of weak knowledge sources

Jay Cross

Tune into conversations about business strategy, brain science, futurists, computer games, conceptual art, and advertising. Chris Anderson - The Long Tail. The strength of weak ties explains that you never find your new job through your friends; you find it through their friends. Your pool of contacts overlaps that of your friends; there’s nothing new there. But their friends are members of many different communities. In diversity, there are job leads.

Net, blogs and rock 'n' roll

Clive on Learning

Qualified or not, I must recommend David's book as a fascinating insight into myriad of ways in which technology is changing the way that new artists are discovered and these discoveries shared, with the effect that the 'long tail' really is wagging the (major label) dog.