italki - Social Network for Language Learning

Tony Karrer

italki is an interesting website in the language learning space - which seems to be very busy these days. They provide the ability to connect with other learners who are trying to learn a language. There are other resources, but the use of a social network to find people who can help each other learn the language is a great idea. I'd be curious what people think about this as a learning mechanism

Redefining learning spaces

Learning with e's

I have just posted up a FaceBook site to announce next year's Plymouth eLearning Conference (23-24 April, 2009). Next year we will be under the banner of 'Crossing Boundaries: Redefining Learning Space'. We will focus on new practices, new technologies, new environments and new learning. The event will be over two days next year, and we have some interesting sessions planned, and a spectacular social event for the evening of 23 April.

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In response to Twitter Quitters - 40% leave after one month.

ID Reflections

Because it is a powerful social networking tool that is fast becoming a social learning tool. The connotation of the word social is changing from one of "connect" to bring into its fold other meanings like collaborate, learn, share, give, participate, hear, be heard, ask, be answered.This is not a litany in praise of Twitter--it is in support of all social networking sites (SNS) that will help us to collaborate and build collective knowledge.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “

Essential Reading (and Other Skills) for Staying Ahead in the Learning Space

Mindflash

He has just finished his masters degree, and has not had time, in a long time, to keep current on learning industry trends and technologies. In 2000, I read the Bob Woodward book about Alan Greenspan, Maestro , and learned one vital lesson about staying current, studying, and reading. Network and learn. I learn as much from communicating with other people in our field, as I do reading books, magazines, and blogs. Learning on the Leading Edge.

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory) “ The research isn’t heartening.

The 10 most innovative eLearning platforms

Ed App

Expanding onto new markets with new products or adjusting marketing politics to global trends is essential to stay afloat (as we’ve recently learned from the global pandemic). Every corporate environment needs a trusted online learning platform. LinkedIn Learning.

Top 10 Learning And Development Influencers on LinkedIn

WhatFix

To say that learning and development plays a key role in transforming the way organizations work would be an understatement. Corporate learning is constantly evolving and being disrupted. Some of these changes become redundant while others have the potential to greatly impact your business.This means that you need to be constantly aware of the changes that matter and make sure that your corporate learning program has enough room to accommodate these changes.

Daily Bookmarks 05/28/2008

Experiencing eLearning

50 Tips and Tricks to Create a Learning Space in Second Life | College Degrees. He has a nice chart about how much more we remember for passive/active learning with multiple senses stimulated. tags: research , learning , informationliteracy. Social Networking: Learning Theory in Action. The author calls it “social learning theory&# and contrasts it with “objectivist&# learning, but never uses the phrase “social constructivism.&#

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. ILT vs. WBT vs. informal learning).

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Going geographical

Learning with e's

I was playing with words, but a message emerged from it - we can connect with others from all over the world using social media, and if you build it, they will come. On September 2, I will be keynoting the Innovative Learning Spaces session track for the Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference in London. They can organise their own resources through free and easy to use tagging and social filtering tools.

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking.

mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep

mLearning Trends

I thought it would be good to offer a series of new posts around some of the messaging we'll be sharing with the gathered mobile learning community at DevLearn 2010 in San Francisco, California which starts later this week. To kick off this series of updated posts, we thought we'd start out with an overview of the wide and varied feature sets we've witnessed our customers and partners addressing in the so called "mobile learning space." Social Networking.

Engaging the digital generation

Learning with e's

Below is the title and abstract of my keynote: Digital Tribes and the Social Web: How Web 2.0 will Transform Learning in Higher Education The Social Web is transforming the way students interact with others, and is challenging traditional pedagogies, values and practices. An analysis of students’ uses of social networking tools (e.g. Facebook, Myspace) and video/photo sharing sites (e.g.

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes. Private Social Networks Win Over Public.

Learning Outcomes

Tony Karrer

My post on learning goals has some great feedback via comments and a couple of blog posts. The focus of the post is really about the design of informal / social learning experiences and my belief that they need to have context for what I call Directed Learners. Particularly, there still needs to be Learning Outcomes defined. But please don't read Learning Outcomes to mean Learning Objectives. We aren't sure what they will learn."

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10 Informal Learning Examples

Ed App

Informal learning is learning out of the curriculum and has no set structure. In the workplace, informal learning supports and reinforces the formal learning received by employees. Informal Learning Example # 1 – Weekly Trivia Quizzes. Gamifying Learning.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. One year ago today, I offered nine predictions running the gamut of hardware, software, industry players and general market movements based on trends we were experiencing in the commercial mobile learning marketplace; here’s my analysis of where these predictions landed twelve months later. Private Social Networks Win Over Public.

‘Black Mirror’ or better? The role of AI in the future of learning and development

CLO Magazine

The hit TV anthology ‘Black Mirror’ has captivated viewers with speculative tales of how emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and intelligent automation could go horribly awry. How can AI be used in learning? presidential election on Facebook and Twitter.

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Flexing Your Tools to Create Maximum-Impact Online Training

Mindflash

The management and administration tool of choice is often a Learning Management System (LMS). Take your LMS’s functionality into full consideration to make maximum organizational impact via your learning solutions. People tend to have a preference for formal learning (instructor-directed) or informal learning (experiential, self-directed, impromptu learning). The LMS should not force designers to choose formal over informal learning—both should be supported.

2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

The arena of online learning is continually reshaped by technological advances. Just as we must pay attention to the latest research on learning and pedagogy, it’s important to be aware of current technological trends. These have the potential to redefine what it means to learn online. What technology trends of 2009 have impacted online learning and will continue to do so in the coming year? Social Media. The Future of Learning Design.

MOOCs Are Too Uncontrollable – People Could Do Anything!

Your Training Edge

Read the previous article: MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place. I understand the benefits of digital learning environments, but the problem remains that MOOCs are not very well controlled. They are usually run on password-protected intranets or closed learning management systems, so they are open only to approved learners and discussions take place within the system, not on public platforms. Integrating learning into everyday activities.

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Can Centralized and Decentralized Online Training Co-Exist?

Mindflash

On the flip side, the traditional adult learner seeks the freedom of choice in learning that often comes with a decentralized learning network. Decentralizing the learning function can encourage self-directed learning, mentoring , social and informal collaboration, learning tailored to specific groups and locales , and on-the-job performance support. Can a centrally managed online training system and an individualized learning network coexist?

A Quick Look at Two 3D Learning Worlds

Kapp Notes

It is interesting that with all the attention on the Facebook purchase of Oculus Rift , the virtual reality goggles that immerse the learner in a 3D world, people have forgotten about the continued work on building and creating 3D virtual world platforms for learning, collaboration and teamwork. From Immersive Learning I received a link to this great video about health and safety on an oil rig. Enjoyable and practical way to learn a new language.

How Skillshare is Changing the Face of Design and Lifestyle Courses in the World

Pinlearn

The mention of online courses normally conjures up a picture of remote learning, a user’s face plastered to a computer screen, rapt in attention. With the advent of so many new-age ed tech ventures aiming to captivate your imagination and inspire you through learning, the world of online learning has come a long, long way. The platform promotes like-minded communities and learning happens through sharing and interaction, rather than through lectures.

How the Mobile Became the L&D Head’s BFF

Enyota Learning

Mobile learning or mLearning seeks to address the new age challenges of a global, technologically savvy and mobile dependent workforce. mLearning may well be the future of corporate learning. mLearning involves self-paced, on-demand learning that is delivered in bite-size pieces across contexts. But why has mobile learning become so popular among L&D heads? Even those employees who are not mobile prefer to access learning information while on the go.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. Twitter has APIs, so does Facebook, even Linkedin. Facebook. SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. Hmm, mobile learning pushed to the next level?

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Learning Analytics 6. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning.

8 e-Learning Trends to Watch Out for in 2018

SkyPrep

Top 8 2018 e-Learning trends. The e-learning industry is always in a state of flux. So, what does 2018 has in store for e-learning? The world of e-learning is bombarded with the concept of microlearning. Using games to introduce new learning strategies isn’t something new. From an e-learning perspective, serious games can be used to test the knowledge of learners and develop new strategies. Personalized/Adaptive Learning. Video Learning.

Will Learning Adopt the Linux Model for Development in the Future?

Upside Learning

It was very interesting to draw parallels between some of what he says and learning. Web of Trust’ Networks of trust are becoming very important to the way we create products/services where each individual on the network is a potential contributor. There are just such networks in the enterprise as well, and they play a big role in how tacit knowledge is transferred in the organization. I look to it positively, either way it’ll make learning easier and better focused.

Can Centralized and Decentralized Online Training Co-Exist?

Mindflash

On the flip side, the traditional adult learner seeks the freedom of choice in learning that often comes with a decentralized learning network. Decentralizing the learning function can encourage self-directed learning, mentoring, social and informal collaboration, learning tailored to specific groups and locales, and on-the-job performance support. Can a centrally managed online training system and an individualized learning network coexist?

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. 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.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. 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.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. trainingwreck , January 23, 2010 Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010 Extending elearning?

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Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

Not all of the big dog vendors have entered this space, despite it being a huge revenue opportunity. Forecast: Continued growth and expansion, as this space has profit written all over it, especially if the vendor provides a skinned/branded solution, e-comm (with currency options inc. With 200 plus vendors in this space and continued growth, failing to adapt will result in loss of market share. The challenge will be to truly define the SBMs space. Mobile Learning.

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Digital tribes

Learning with e's

Digital Tribes and the Social Web: How Web 2.0 will Transform Learning in Higher EducationThe Social Web is transforming the way students interact with others, and is challenging traditional pedagogies, values and practices. An analysis of students’ uses of social networking tools (e.g. Facebook, Myspace) and video/photo sharing sites (e.g. and what new digital literacies will scholars need to harness the full potential of the social web?