Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘Crystal Balling with Learnnovators’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Eric: The future of e-Learning is wide open!

Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

Your Training Edge

Think just about the past year or so: mobile devices now outnumber people, online entertainment is rapidly eclipsing television watching, and you no longer have to leave your house to earn a degree. Enter the “rapid elearning MOOC.”. The idea of rapid elearning has been around since 2004. According to de Vries, the main elements of rapid elearning are as follows: Elearning can be developed in three weeks or less.

Hey You Rapid e-Learning Peeps, Slooow Down and Take a Little Drive on the ISD Side of Town

eLearning Cyclops

When I read e-Learning Magazine's article by Bob Little, Rapid e-Learning Polarizes Opinion , I was very irked by it. I have never been a fan of the term rapid e-learning. SME ISD e-Learning

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5 Top Tips for Great eLearning Design

Rob Hubbard

Great elearning design takes skill and a certain amount of experience, much like learning to play the violin. A bit of knowledge can transform your learning solutions. There are many excellent books and instructional design courses out there to give you the design foundations that you need to produce great elearning. Does it require a full-blown elearning solution or could you use something cheaper and simpler, such as informal media?

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. Twitter is where these extraordinary few reside, so leverage the few to learn and to exchange ideas and information.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

These people hold the secret to effective networking – it’s not all about you ; it’s about all of you. My background includes extensive experience in learning, teaching, and facilitation, and I love technology and how its changing our culture.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

It’s nothing new —just another step in the continual evolution we’ve seen since the early 1990s, when authoring tools were first introduced to help eLearning professionals create and deliver learning. Over the years, these tools have had to balance ease-of-use with the ability to create a robust learning experience. Using Authorware , learning professionals could create learning programs with hyper-simplistic designs, primarily through dragging and dropping icons.

If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of.

Dashe & Thomson

My learning philosophy: dont make people tote around loads of information in their heads just so you can say you trained them. View all posts by Jon → ← Jeffrey Gitomer’s Reciprocation: The Old Give and Take…and Take Hey, That’s Social Learning!

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If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of Us

Dashe & Thomson

My learning philosophy: dont make people tote around loads of information in their heads just so you can say you trained them. View all posts by Jon → ← Jeffrey Gitomer’s Reciprocation: The Old Give and Take…and Take Hey, That’s Social Learning!

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8 E-Learning Developers You Should Follow

Rapid eLearning

Melissa is a passionate learner and actively shares what she learns (often while she learns). LinkedIn. From there here’s built quite a presence in the e-learning industry. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. LinkedIn.

Extending Engagement

Clark Quinn

My post on why ‘engagement’ should be added to effective and efficient led to some discussion on LinkedIn. So here are my responses to the issue of how to ‘monetize’ engagement, and how it relates to the effectiveness of learning. To make a learning experience engaging, you need some additional things: knowing why this is of interest and relevance to practitioners, and putting that into the introduction, examples, and practice.

LMS for School Executives Associations

Association eLearning

State associations around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate school executives on everything from leadership development to educator effectiveness. Share this on LinkedIn.

What You Risk by NOT Using MOOCs

Your Training Edge

MOOCs and other forms of technology-enabled learning signal a shift in our thinking about training. Today, learning isn’t just something we do in class; it’s something we do all of the time. Not providing training that is as effective as it could be. Personalized learning.

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The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

An eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. While a learning management system is one of the most important eLearning tools you need to have, there are many nifty online apps, programs and systems designed to make your eLearning experience simpler.

LMS for Marketing Associations

Association eLearning

Marketing professionals understand that they must continue to develop their skills and maintain competencies in several key areas to remain effective and competitive. The Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS) for Marketing Associations helps membership organizations create, manage and deliver online learning. Includes a built-in, easy-to-use eLearning authoring too l to help you quickly create online learning content your learners will love.

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. The team at LearnUpon organizes eLearning projects and helps customers with course content every day. What are the eLearning tools you need. Tool: LinkedIn.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

We frequently cite a study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which demonstrated that approximately 70% of all on-the-job learning is done informally, through employee-driven initiative, and through employee-to-employee knowledge transfers.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. After reading this, I started thinking about this new LinkedIn utility I recently installed.

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. In many cases, there can be significant work to design that kind of learning experience.

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Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1).

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ILT, Elearning, or MOOC? When to Use Common Training Formats

Your Training Edge

The point is that when many people, even in L&D departments, think about effective corporate training, they have one specific format in mind, and that format is usually either instructor-led training (ILT) or elearning. Elearning. Use elearning or a MOOC instead.

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[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 Ive recently been more interested in measures around social learning. And, I just saw a post Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning that discusses how we could go about measuring social learning. most popular learning needs by job, level, business unit, etc. To improve learning. Is Social Learning Fun?

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles. That’s all fair, and we should seek to accommodate as many people as possible in our pursuit of effective training.

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What Type of MOOC Is Right For You?

Your Training Edge

Which style of MOOC is most effective depends on the training goals of the organization and the learning outcomes the employees are expected to achieve. UK elearning entrepreneur Donald Clark has categorized MOOCs into eight different types based on their pedagogical approach and the needs of learners. These courses deliver content primarily through “talking heads” videos and assigned readings and they assess learning outcomes using online quizzes and tests.

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

This movie should be required viewing for anyone in the learning industry – it demonstrates all the ingredients for effective learning. Unfortunately, we then run the risk of jettisoning the effectiveness of our courses entirely.

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How to Get Started with E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

“How do I get started with elearning” is one of the most frequent questions I’m asked. Most elearning developers I meet are transitioning from face-to-face training and usually start by converting their classroom content into elearning courses.

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The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

Up until now the effects of these failed implementations have amounted to little more than lost opportunities. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

Develop Yourself in Addition to Training

Integrated Learnings

While we work diligently to develop learning experiences that help our clients meet their business goals, we must also engage in continuous learning ourselves. What types of learning experiences do you pursue? Area events by local chapters can have a similar effect. A few organizations I pay attention to include the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), and the eLearning Guild. --3--

Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

I’ve often wondered what all this right-brained thinking means for the learning industry. To start answering these questions, we have to acknowledge that formal learning, as we know it today, will not be effective in the future. Learning has become the work.

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The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? But what does that have to do with social learning? Social learning no longer has to take place in person.

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The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Of course, the person “next to you” might just as often be consulted via email or other online tool, but it doesn’t change this fact: the amount of workplace learning done in formal training sessions is a tiny fraction of of the learning that takes place one-on-one, between coworkers.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Like many enterprise learning companies, we are actively brainstorming ways to incorporate collaborative Web 2.0 technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components.

My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It's not “to be.

Dashe & Thomson

So what did this teach me about learning? Nothing new, really, but it reinforced the idea that effective training can only be accomplished by doing , not being told. In effect, he was driving; I was just executing the commands. Collaborative learning?

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

And I feel honored that social signals came in granting my post on eLearning Strategy top spot. Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , November 1, 2010I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts - The eLearning Coach , November 10, 2010Want to improve how you write for the ear?

Top 10 Training Myths

Your Training Edge

But remember that adults learn differently. To begin with, not everyone can deliver training effectively. A potential training designer must have an excellent sense of order, appealing design, and understand adult learning concepts. Seven: Elearning is a babysitter. This is not the case with elearning. Elearning is a viable, powerful tool to reach employees. If your organization does not yet support elearning, promise them you’ll get results.

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