Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. Facebook. the Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, External blog, IM connections – Yahoo, AIM, etc.,

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2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. If you are seeking TM as your focus and you want one of the big dogs – I found Plateau’s system to offer appropriate functionality for it, but found some real concern in other areas (see my product review). The product is Flash based, which is nice, but lack of mobile optimization for the iPad.

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Understanding Web 2.0

Integrated Learnings

Wikipedia has a write up on Web 2.0 The ideas that make up Web 2.0 are social networking, web mashups, and using the web to store and create content. Ego centric networks like Facebook, Linked In, Blogs, and Twitter use human instigated actions as the impetus for social networking. A web mashup is the second concept in what makes up Web 2.0. iGoogle does a good job of this type of mashup by aggregation. product. Mashup Blog

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Digital Participation

Your Training Edge

The types of new media recognized and applied in the accounts of learning by digital natives are products of commercial scenario, generally designed for purposes other than education.

Using Data from Online Learning to Fuel Association Growth

Association eLearning

That really stuck with me and led me to dig deeper into how connecting eLearning data from members to the product and membership services can benefit your association. Is this something that provides value but takes up more of your time than it should? Share this on Facebook.

Content as a Service

Xyleme

As instructional designers, we create our learning products, package them up with all the content and media, wish them well, and ship them off to the LMS’s – never to be seen again. And the possibilities for highly specialized apps for learning, performance support, and content mash-ups is nearly unlimited. Mash-ups and on-demand publishing. For better or worse, the development of learning content has been a one-way push process.

#lrnchat coup d’état

Jay Cross

This evening, our hosts did not show up. FB teen writes “My father now on Facebook. Son replies, “Welcome To Facebook.&#. Facebook teen writes “My father is now on Facebook. Son replies, “Welcome To Facebook.&#. Facebook teen writes “My father is now on Facebook. Son replies, “Welcome To Facebook.&#. Q6) Some innovations are the product of a single loony. Son replies, Welcome To Facebook.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Once we've interacted to some level, you might consider linking up with my via LinkedIn - I found this to be a good way to stay connected with people. Start-Up Guides Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0

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Social Media Offerings which can b used in Social Learning

eLearning 24-7

Social Networking – Facebook. Product & Blogging & Niche Communities (Amazon.com – Product; LiveJournal - Blogging, Nibbledish - Niche). Open Source/Mashups - APis, open source – while open source and APIs are not social media, they will enable multi-faceted social media features and capabilities. Actually, in some circles, mashups are considered a form of social media. Social media types with examples.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

One of the common reasons I hear from knowledge workers inside large organizations for not following the suggestions I provide is that the organization itself puts up barriers to working this way. One possibly good side product will be that total learner hours shouldn’t be a primary metric.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Virtual classrooms and smart-boards are used in a more student-centered way (not putting all the attention to one person up-front=bad). open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Here's what came up.

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. They like to share their ideas, and they enjoy playing their part in the production of knowledge.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Emerging" = kinds of e-learning that are just starting to show up -- in labs, new company offerings. Self Serve Can also pick up packaged food -- self-service from a vending machine, etc. Sometimes its not even consciously done -- they might put up photos and tag them -- dont mean to generate content for others, but they do) Wearable computing (being a cyborg and having implants is the stuff of sci fi -- but its not that far away) "We look at the future through rear-view mirrors."

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

According to a December 2011 issue of Business Insider, the mobile apps analytics firm Distimo said many popular apps were games such as Angry Birds, social networking such as Facebook, Skype and Twitter, and other content such as Google Maps and iBooks. ” Foster collaborative learning: Thanks to Facebook (800 million users), LinkedIn (130 million) and Twitter (150 million), people can communicate with each other in real-time, all the time.

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

If they were doing it, Facebook like page, a crummy blog that looks nothing like a real blog, a Twitter like feed, maybe RSS, text chat and YouTube functions and upload/download angle. You could count on your hand the number of vendors even looking at it, and I’m not just talking LMSs/Learning Portals, but content authoring tools and other products. Product A - Upside2Go. Product B – Knowledge Tango aka K-Tango.

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Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

Yet, there were some products that stood out, if nothing else – for taking the lead and doing something that says “yes it is possible, and oh, it works&#. RCAT Product of the Year. You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs.

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Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

A day with Dave Snowden , October 26, 2010 Dave Snowden is a compelling storyteller, mad genius, and irascible Welshman who has pioneered the mash-up of complexity theory and management practice. Open up the Navigation. Please if you can, look this research up! and I am also NO GREAT SUPPORTER of Microsoft products in general, including Microsoft Office 2010. I look forward to doing this each month as I always find that I missed some REALLY great content.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

I put up a couple of screencasts that show how to use LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. This lines up with what I predicted in 2008. For example, I just had someone ask about using Facebook in a corporate context as part of on-boarding.

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NextGen LMS Features (Now and Later)

eLearning 24-7

Thus, just saying modern UI and adding as a result a great user experience is thoughtful, but seriously, how many times have you seen a product that looks cool, but whose user experience stinks? Ability to tie in Social APIs, regardless if it is Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Nextdoor (cool, but no one is doing it) and so forth. . Including mashups (two or more APIs). Earlier this week I presented a webinar on LMSs of tomorrow.

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How Education Entrepreneurs Can Transcend a Crazy Busy Lifestyle with Executive Career and Mindset Coach Elizabeth Pearson

LifterLMS

She ended up leaving her six-figure income so she could better serve her coaching clients, and she achieved that six-figure income working for herself and her clients in her first year of running her business full-time. I’m never going to catch up to these people.”

E-Learning without Borders

eLearning 24-7

Go onto any social media site: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Quora or any of the thousands of sites, and you will see people engaging with total strangers. Your day to day operations or products coming down the line? Now before you argue about “security&# or “privacy&# , you can create (even now using mashups or some APIs) the ability to lock down or block certain areas. Greetings from Moscow.

What’s hurting the LMS market

eLearning 24-7

Revenues across the board are up, profit margins are healthy and competition is on-going (always a good thing). Illogical – I often see systems that add features that seem as though they tossed a bunch of ideas on a wall and whatever stuck up there, went into their platform. Their sites seem more interested in pitch and filler rather then showing the product and its key features or functions. The LMS market is strong.

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

eLearning 24-7

Folding up shop and switching to a new market: Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services. Folding up shop for good – goodbye and nice knowing you. Folding up shop and switching to a new market : Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services. Folding up shop for good – goodbye and nice knowing you. Just last week, Facebook dropped in users.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

I am seeing many vendors whose products were built for SMB (and more aligned on the lower side of mid size companies) who are now pushing into the mid/upper mid to large size customer band. As a result, their Q/A suffers drastically, they fall behind their product release schedule, and they have customer issues. The product suffers from lots of bugs after the last update. I am talking about the ability to offer e-commerce in the product.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55 to 65 year old women. Time for these vendors to wake up, or see your audience share disappear. Facebook like page – where people can follow others, create a profile, post on a discussion board or wall or something similar so that others in their “friends&# group can see and respond or post their own comments, includes a profile – upload your image, tell a little about yourself, perhaps add a job title.