Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

Diigo is my social bookmarking option. Diigo automatically generates my ID and e-Learning bookmarks posts. LinkedIn , especially LinkedIn groups, is a source for many useful conversations and resources.

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Realistic Graphics and Learning: What’s most effective?

The eLearning Coach

And if so, how much realism will be most effective? Surprisingly, a lot of research points to the opposite; realistic graphics are frequently not as effective as those with reduced realism. Post from: The eLearning Coach Realistic Graphics and Learning: What’s most effective?

Using People Pictures in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Sometimes it is very effective to add people pictures to your online courses. Share this on LinkedIn. Share this on They could be used as a guide/narrator that directs the learner through the course or you could use people to create scenarios and graphics.

How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 2

Your Training Edge

and the rapid rise of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other communications platforms have made one thing abundantly clear: Everything is social. As the workforce grows to include more Millennials – digital natives who spend nearly four hours per day on social networking sites – the social impact on training cannot be overstated. Discussion forums are most effective as learning tools when they are actively monitored and directed by instructors. Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Tools, Networks and Community (Individuals vs. Collective)

Tony Karrer

Traditional online community mechanisms (email lists, groups) are joined by a wide variety of publishing mechanisms (blogs, social bookmarking, wikis, flickr, etc.) This forms a big network of people linked first through content and eventually directly (in person or via social networking). And, I don't believe that this connection effect will stop with blogging. I have met other people through LinkedIn and illumio by being on either side of requests.

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

But how do we sort through all this information, effectively filter content, judge the good from bad, and make sense of it all? The latter might be defined as, “the process of capturing, developing, sharing, and effectively using organisational knowledge.”

Digitize Instructor-Led Training Sessions To Increase Employee Engagement And Performance

Adobe Captivate

Digitization of the instructor-led training delivery to maximize the effectiveness of instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs. You would get several benefits that help you maximize the effectiveness of instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Last week I did a webinar with Mark Sylvester of Intronetworks - Tapping the Social Grid. The crux of the talk was: Why being able to tap into the social grid is important for concept workers. A few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid. Linkedin.

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Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0

MOOCs and Performance Support

Your Training Edge

Effective performance support is embedded (i.e., Now, companies that want to effectively train their employees and ensure employees actually remember what they learn are looking for ways to integrate both knowledge transfer and performance support into their training programs. Through discussion boards, social media, virtual collaborations, and so on, learners develop their own personal learning networks that last long after the course is over.


Jay Cross

Your workscape may include being coached on giving effective presentations, calling the help desk for an explanation, and researching an industry on the Net. Keep me in touch with colleagues and associates in other companies, as on LinkedIn.

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NextGen LMS Features (Now and Later)

eLearning 24-7

The meet the minimum 16 standards you need for an LMS (to be defined IMO), and on top of that hit the next generation current set of features (includes some aspects of social, gamification, general items, UI/UX – i.e. user experience). . Social – Create a community across the system, create communities tied to each group, create community tied to each course. Social Profiles. Other cool capability – include social bookmarking into your system.

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Digitize Instructor-Led Training Sessions To Increase Employee Engagement And Performance

EI Design

Digitization of the instructor-led training delivery to maximize the effectiveness of instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs. You would get several benefits that help you maximize the effectiveness of instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs.

The changing Web

Learning with e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Essentially, the Web has become more social.

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Christopher Pappas – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


He is also the Founder and Owner of the Instructional Design and E-Learning Professionals’ Group , which, with over 62,000 members, is the largest online community of professionals involved in the eLearning Industry on LinkedIn.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Corporate Access (6) LinkedIn for Finding Expertise (6) Social Learning (6) Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape (6) As a side note, I used this as an opportunity to update my Blog Guide. LinkedIn I had a major "aha moment" about my LinkedIn Connection Approach.

First, kill all the instructors

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This morning I received an email asking… How are people using social software to support learning? I think most of us agree that there is an important social dimension to learning. But in what ways do social software applications such as LinkedIn and FaceBook help people to learn? Social tagging systems like So, how are people using social media to enhance their own and their group’s learning? Just fooling.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Something like the social network operating system , maybe. I also feel like Facebook is a bit creaky and as Thomas Vanderwal's recent post Facebook for Business or LinkedIn Gets More Valuable points out, as you use Facebook more and have more friends, it seems to get harder to use. Luis Suarez - How to Boost Your Social Capital with Facebook mentions MyBlogLog. In fact, LMS, Elgg, Flickr,, Wikis, Blogs, Discussion Groups, Amazon, hmmm, the list gets long quickly.

eLearning Around The Web

The eLearning Coach

Brief History of Social Media. Brett Borders has written a history lesson of social media that may surprise you. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers. Tony Karrer thinks knowledge workers should be getting more out of LinkedIn. Share this on Linkedin.

Twitter and Webinars

Tony Karrer

Advantages of the Webinar Tool No switching applications Everyone (not just twitter users) can see the chat Avoids annoying people on twitter who don't want to see a flood of chat messages Advantages of Twitter Viral effect – may draw additional people into the webinar Possibly engage with people who are not in the webinar Accessible outside the webinar tool (searchable, etc.) The last few online webinars I've attended there's been an interesting issue.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Knowledge Work Framework Tilde Effect Concept Worker Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Tool Set 2009 Search Better Memory Network Learning Information Radar Remote Collaboration Common eLearning 2.0 What resources would u recommend for a baby boomer 2 become proficient in blogging, social networking, wikis, etc? from Maybe the ditch digger is really a closet Social Networking expert. or Social Networking 3.0.

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35 More Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

The effective instructional designer should: Competently Work with SMEs. ‘Effectively channel’ SME’s—competently work with a ‘brain dump.’ Design and Develop Effective and Creative Content. Share this on Linkedin. Share this on

Your Brain On 3D Learning

The eLearning Coach

Learning in a virtual world creates the visceral effect of being present in that environment. It connects the “visual and mental cues that make the recall and application of the learning&# more effective. Share this on Linkedin. Share this on Help!

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Content Organization Cheat Sheet

The eLearning Coach

Assuming that you’ve sufficiently wrapped your mind around the content, use the list below to find the most effective strategy for organizing it. Cause and Effect. When the content presents problems and solutions, then a cause and effect structure is appropriate.

10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions

The eLearning Coach

You can go beyond this by asking learners to interpret facts, evaluate situations, explain cause and effect, make inferences, and predict results. Share this on Linkedin. Share this on

Is this instructional design?

The eLearning Coach

As social media technologies for learning become increasingly important to organizations and to individuals, instructional designers will need to focus on broad learning events and strategies that incorporate many approaches rather than on individual courses. Share this on Linkedin.

The Power Of Visual Grouping

The eLearning Coach

This is an effective way to show that objects and data are associated in charts, diagrams and maps. Share this on Linkedin Tweet This! Share this on Facebook Share this on Share it on StumbleUpon Add this to 100 bookmarks.

Are Your Online Tests Valid?

The eLearning Coach

In an effort to make your tests better measures of meaningful learning, consider the two criteria of effective tests: v alidity and reliability. Share this on Linkedin Tweet This! Share this on Facebook Share this on Share it on StumbleUpon Add this to 100 bookmarks.

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Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

That said, some big dogs have focused and thus created products geared towards the plus 1,000 or 5,000 employees that their solution does not offer the necessary features and capabilities to penetrate effectively into the market. LMS/LCMS vendors wishing to a slight degree to incorporate social learning without fully entering are adding Widgets to the mix. Linkedin tied into Twitter is an example of APIs. Social Learning. Linkedin averages a new user per second.


Cognitive Psychology Anyone?

The eLearning Coach

I’d call this site simple to use and effective. Share this on Linkedin. Share this on As a learning professional, it’s important to stay fresh and current. You need to feel motivated and even fascinated with your work. One way to do this is to delve into how people learn and how the brain works. This can give you the deep insights required to understand learners and to create worthwhile learning experiences.

Emotions and Learning: Part II

The eLearning Coach

Over the past few decades, research has shown that emotions have an effect on many of the processes involved in learning. For example, when a group collaborates and successfully solves a difficult challenge, the achievement and social nature of the experience can arouse positive emotions.

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

TTS can also be effective as the voice of an avatar or guide, like the Ben character from MediaSemantics above. Share this on Linkedin. Share this on Do you like Paul and Kate or are you fond of Mike and Crystal? Personally, I think Charles and Audrey from the UK are brilliant. This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS).

Bouncy, bubbly or British? How To Choose Voice Over Talent

The eLearning Coach

A professional and distinctive voice with excellent diction will carry your message effectively. Share this on Linkedin. Share this on

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5 great speakers from the AITD conference - a summary of ideas

Sticky Learning

I write a blog, use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc but what did I know about Social Media really? I use it a fair bit and speak with business clients about how they can use social media to promote learning, however to be honest I still feel like a newbie with much of this!

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Category: Social Networking Platform.

Planning A Video Production

The eLearning Coach

You’ll need to learn how to show rather than tell and you’ll need to know the effect that varied camera shots can have on your script. This includes editing, voiceovers, special effects and conversion to various formats. Share this on Linkedin.

Games And Simulations

The eLearning Coach

For some, admittedly small, portion of learning, lectures can be effective. We know that distributed practice (or spaced rehearsal) is an effective learning technique and a well designed games naturally embody that concept. Share with the social buttons below.