Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape

Tony Karrer

a long tail? to my post Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis. I'm not limiting that to the "traditional means" training topics, but I do limit that to things that are job-related, which is why I think the tail has a limit. So, even if there was a way to define my current tail, tomorrow there's more. And when you talk about all people within an organization, well it seems clear that it's very, very large - effectively infinite.

Social media: Prevention is better than cure

E-Learning Provocateur

My previous article, Social media: It’s not about the technology! focused on the internal use of social media by employees to import and share knowledge inside the organisation. This article shifts its focus to the external use of social media by employees to export knowledge outside of the organisation. I think it’s fair to say that some companies still have a phobia about social media.

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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. How do we design effective training programs for such an eclectic creature? On the other hand, courses for soft skills, such as conflict management, communication, and leadership, may take more advantage of social learning tools, incorporating role playing and collaborative assignments.

Learning Power Laws

Tony Karrer

Great post by Dion Hinchcliffe - Twenty-two power laws of the emerging social economy where he discusses what Steve Balmer calls “the new normal”. Several of them I regularly talk about: Amara’s Law ( backstory ) states that " we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. But over time it often has pretty incredible effects that sneak up on us.

Interview with Devesh Sharma – Founder of WPKube

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

A WordPress enthusiast, developer, blogger from India, Mr. Devesh Sharma has shared with us his experiences from over a decade long stint with the platform. We also tend to focus more on long-tail keywords or the kind of articles that will attract links. . #6

How to Promote a Serious Game to Learners

Knowledge Guru

Games are often more engaging and effective than many other learning solutions, so learners should be in for a treat. ExactTarget has its very own internal social network called 3sixty that’s used for training and communications. Like a well-planned curriculum, a marketing campaign has to have a long tail with plenty of reinforcement.

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eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

approaches that leverage distributed content creation, social aspects as part of learning, collaborative learning and editing. Technology's Impact on Learning and Education is Greatly Underestimated We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. It can be from anyone as long as it gets her credit from her high school.

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

Trends in What L&D Organizations are Doing As a result of these trends, some L&D organizations are looking to social and informal learning. Training Method Trends suggests that social learning tools are beginning to take off. There's considerable discussion throughout my blog around topics that relate to social / informal / learning 2.0: Informal Learning , Communities, Bottom-up vs. Top-Down The whole social / informal / elearning 2.0

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Metalearning

Tony Karrer

The broader perspective he is talking about is to look beyond formal learning to informal learning, social learning, collaborative learning, and personal learning. A student who has a high level of metalearning awareness is able to assess the effectiveness of her/his learning approach and regulate it according to the demands of the learning task.

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 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. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. We Learning, Part II Second part of an interesting article - We Learning: Social Software and E-Learning, Part II. E-Performance Essentials: ELearning and Social Software An interesting article - Early e-learning traded technology for human interaction.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 01/28/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

Co-locating drives effective exchange. long tail - iTnews. The social networking phenomenon is upon us, and it seems that half the world (in reality, less than one sixth) is instant messaging, blogging, wiki-ing and generally collaborating and communicating in new and exciting ways Freak-Freakonomics - Ariel Rubinstein. A review of Freakonomics. 5 Principles of Innovation - The Practice of Leadership.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

It puts forward lots of suggestions for how knowledge workers can leverage technology to make themselves more effective. They say its about: 5 Trends Converging (3G + Social Networking + Video + VoIP + Impressive Mobile Devices) The growth of mobile devices has been amazing. Organizations will need you to shift a it towards Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis and Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape. It allows things like social filtering.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Hot Topic #2 - Social Media , Social Networks , Social Learning , and Informal Learning. Social media, social networks, communities for learning both formal and informal is bigger than I think we can even imagine at this point. 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team , October 22, 2009. You can lead them to social media, but can you make them drink? Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning , April 9, 2009. Long live ADDIE!

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

LifterLMS

To provide some context and social proof, Daniel shares how he wrote eight blog posts in two years, and his second article got 50,000 visits, which led to 3 million dollars in client requests. In this episode Daniel shares his strategies for creating his long form content, and some best practices you may want to try out to improve your production strategies. I’m joined by a special guest who I have known for quite a long time, Daniel Daines-Hutt from down under.

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?

ASTD 100

Ep9: Up-skilling your workforce to future-proof your organization

Elucidat

2:17 ] I taught high school seniors, and I bounced around a bit and went to a couple different schools, always teaching in social studies. You’ve gone from teaching a class—you’re passionate about teaching and the effect that learning can have, and then you’ve gone into an organization where you’re going from a classroom to 17,000-ish plus people. 7:03 ] So, we got pretty good at assessing how effective our training was. So, these were enormously effective learning programs.